5 Questions with Kim Hastreiter

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FishbowlNY caught up with Paper Magazine’s editor and publisher Kim Hastreiter, recently profiled in The New Yorker.

FishbowlNY: Tell us a little bit about your average day.

Kim Hastreiter: It starts at 7 am with my dog licking my face because he wants to go to the dog run where I hang every morning. Then the s*it hits the fan usually around 10 am. The rest is a blur filled with me trying to make rain, put out fires, find new inspiration and help the line of people who need something from me out my door.

FishbowlNY: What’s the best thing about your job?

Kim Hastreiter: No one tells me what to do. I meet amazing inspiring people every day and get to dream up ideas
with them.

FishbowlNY: What do you like most about the city?

KH: My neighborhood (Greenwich Village) and my amazing neighbors which include Michael Cunningham, John Waters, Isaac Mizrahi, Larry Kramer, Mario Batali, Ross Bleckner, my mom and dad, and all my dog run friends. My apartment. My garden. My park downstairs and my dog run which is like a town square every morning.

FishbowlNY: Hardest part of your job?

KH: Always being poor.

FishbowlNY: Is there any particular story that you did that you are particularly proud to have got out?

KH: Yes when the developmentally disabled artists illustrated the fashion collections for me last month.

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