Ed Trinka and Debra Goodman

Ed Trinka started working as a doorman at the Plaza Hotel in 1963 and has given it his all ever since.

He came to StoryCorps’ booth in Grand Central Terminal in 2005 with his friend Debra Goodman to share his positive philosophy on life and some stories about the people he encountered on the job.

Originally aired October 5, 2007, on NPR’s Morning Edition.