It's hard to tell if "Joan from the Upper West Side" was a prank call or if viewers were hearing her real feelings when she called into NY1's "The Call" to talk about NYC's mayoral candidates and the NYPD's stop-and-frisk program. Joan, who admitted to being active in liberal politics, told the show's host that she is "totally against" stop-and-frisk, but only in the city's outer boroughs. Why you ask? Well Joan's response says it all. "'Ugh, you can't expect us to live by the same rules we dictate to other people for heaven's sake!" Joan exclaimed.
The show's host, John Schiumo, understandably thought Joan was joking. However, Joan made it clear she wasn't. "No! No! I'm being sincere," she said. Joan went on to explain that she doesn't even like to talk about the city's outer boroughs. "I mean: Manhattan is special. We are New York! Brooklyn and Queens and Staten Island, I....I don't even like talking about those kinds of places," Joan said.
Joan explained that she originally was supporting Bill de Blasio, but now says she is leaning in favor of Christine Quinn. This may be one endorsement Quinn may want to stay away from.
Watch “Joan, Upper West Side’s” call on NY1 below.