So you know that Nestor, a baseball-cap-wearing alien puppet, went missing last week on Avenue B near East Ninth Street ... Serena Solomon at DNAinfo interviewed Nestor's owner, Tim Kubart.
Kubart, who lives in Greenpoint, was house-sitting for a friend in the East Village when he lost his beloved puppet, which he uses when he performs with his kids' band Tim and the Space Cadets.
Frankie Cordero, who has been a puppeteer on Sesame Street commercials and Comedy Central, made the most recent Nestor, a process that involved illustrators drawing markups for how the puppet needed to look.
The currently lost Nestor cost $1,500 and took about two weeks to make. While he is hopeful that someone finds Nestor, Kubart is already saving for a new puppet.
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