Upper West Sider Alexander Imich has triumphed in the most important game of all: living.
Imich, a 111-year-old Polish immigrant who now who lives at 305 West End Avenue is the oldest man alive, as certified by the Guinness Book of World Records. (Sixty-six women were older than him as of earlier this month, according to the New York Times.)
He’s also a professor of the occult. “How long can this go on?” he told the Times. “The compensation for dying is that I will learn all the things I was not able to learn here on Earth.”
So what’s Imich’s trick?
Don’t have kids.
Be active (he was a gymnast growing up).
Don’t drink alcohol.
Eat sparingly, but enjoy chocolate ice cream.