Best Harlem Street Vendor-Philosopher - 2005
He asks a lot of people the proverbial question: "What's your sign?" But the refreshing thing is that BEN ARMSTEAD is neither disgustingly drunk nor trying to have sex with you. He is trying to change your life. For 30-plus years now, Ben has set up his folding table, laid out his books (everything from Dostoyevsky to astrology), and sat beside his wife, Gale, ready to change the lives of Harlem folk (and all of those white people wandering up to shop at Old Navy).