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Spitz is careful to reign in his inner curmudgeon. By the time he turned 40, he had seven years on his hero, but not much of a plan for his surly persona.
"I realized the party was over. Was it a good party? I guess I kind of wanted to move from it, too," he says. Spitz acknowledges that the generational changing of the guard is part of the city's heartbeat.
So while his LES friends have moved to Brooklyn and kids, he's perfectly content to stay in Manhattan with his two dogs.
"New York is the star here," he says. "I just get to be the voice and the character who travels through it."