Noel Who?

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Short Wave Rookies Ailyn Perez, Kedwein Valdez and Lewis Escano heard stories about one of Roosevelt Island's known characters: Noel the Fisherman. They searched for him for weeks on the island, trying to tell his story. Wandering up and down Roosevelt Island's Main Street, they realized that the infamous Noel wasn't the only character out there.



Rookie Reporter Lewis Escano, Rookie Reporter Ailyn Perez and Rookie Reporter Kedwein Valdez

Comments [8]


Ailyn, Kewein and Lewis had only six weeks to find a story on Roosevelt Island and produce an audio slideshow. They weren't able to find Noel out on the island but just before their deadline, they were able to talk to him on the phone. You can listen to a clip from their conversation on our blog:

Dec. 14 2010 10:10 AM

Noel is my uncle and a talented fisherman he has a great sense of humor and i love him very much. I hope there is a second part to his story so that you can see what an amazing man he is. Although i live in Miami and don't see him much he always made time over the years with his busy schedule to come see us over here and hopefully will be coming soon again. Reconsider an interview and a second part to this story and you can see for yourselves!!!

Dec. 03 2010 07:06 PM

I know Noel for a couple of years and I know him as a crusader. A person which goes wher the fishes go. I am a fishermen also and we shared many fishing stories. I haven't went fishing with him yet but I am looking forward for that day to come. He has many good stories and pictures which you would enjoy. Noel is a very interesting person and down to earth. Noel is like fishing, you will catch him when you least expect it. Good luck on your journey!!

Nov. 30 2010 05:43 PM

You asked people in your video about Noel, but they probably just know him by face. The lady that was in the store, Noel sells fish to her all the time. He's a real character on the island ,many people on the island know him as Mc'daddy, next time you come by , check out his ride.

Nov. 30 2010 12:25 PM
fishinggirl57 from Queens

Dear Sarah.
In reference to Noel The Fishingman, very good die hard fisherman.When we say let's fish He says ( when) and (where) I know because I have fished with him for many years He does exist. Your timing was off to catch him fishing. From the fishinggirl ladies like fishing too

Nov. 28 2010 09:41 PM
Wally Martinez

Noel Miranda aka "Noel Da Fisherman" I have known Noel for over 33 years. Noel is a delightful funny individual. He has a passion for fishing and has made Roosevelt Island his home base fishing quarters. Noel Da Fisherman is not a myth. He is real and it’s a story worth revisiting. Come back to Roosevelt Island and give us more of Noel. Your You Tube video deserves to give its audience an ending. Looking forward to your conclusion on NOEL…NOELLLLLLL

Nov. 26 2010 01:48 PM
darlene Browning

Hello, I am Darlene, Noel's co worker. Just saw the video and I loved it. There is so much more of Noel and the Roosevelt Island that you guys should know. Including where he works at . Please come back.


Nov. 26 2010 10:55 AM

Dear Sarah, ailyn, lewis and kedwein. I am noel the fishermens supervisor/coworker for the past 30 years. I was surprised to see him on you tube. I heard the story from noel himself and I believe u really need to interview him and finish what u started. He is a truly great guy with a passion for life. Fishing is one of his many talents. I also believe the people of roosevelt island should be made aware of the celebrity that lives amongst them. Please complete what u set out to do... thx.

Nov. 26 2010 10:10 AM

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