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Getting Personal With Steve Kramer

by Dan Avery .
Saturday May 1, 2010

Steve Kramer has been a fixture at the Hangar Bar since it opened in 1993. "I managed nightclubs back in the day but I wanted to scale down to a bar and the Hanger was getting ready to open," he recalls. "I appeared behind the bar for the first weekday Happy Hour and never vanished." He says the venue attracts a diverse crowd of locals to globetrotters. "Europeans hold Christopher Street in high regard as a gay landmark, so there's always a handful hanging around. I enjoy them...a lot." We clipped Kramer's wings and got him to open his cockpit.

Choose One: Blonde, Brunet, Redhead, Black

Brunet - Blue-eyed brunets get me every time.

If you had to follow the "drag name" formula of your first pet's name followed by your mother's maiden name, what would it be?

Puff-n-Stuff Peterman.

Who's your celebrity crush?

Ryan Gosling. I've been keeping him all to myself lately.

What's your guilty pleasure?

French Canadians

Where's the craziest place you've done the dirty?

After hours in the eye lab at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia. Eyeballs on trays everywhere. Creepy and wild.

What's your pet peeve?

Loud, sloppy, wet suction kissing in public. I don't wanna hear that!

Choose One: Jumbo Jet, Space Shuttle, Helicopter, Jet Pack

Helicopter - How can you resist a levitating dragonfly machine?

Who's been your biggest celebrity sighting?

I'm dating myself, but, Martina Navratilova and her Chihuahua hanging out for Ellen's coming-out episode rocked.

What's the best way to get rid of a hangover?

Lisa Gerrard and good headphones.

Choose One: Budweiser, Cape Cod, Jack & Coke, Champagne


What's the craziest thing that's happened at the bar?

Crazy happens after 9pm-and I am sure to leave by then!.

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The Hangar Bar, 115 Christopher St (btwn Hudson/Bleecker Sts), 212-627-2044.

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