My Everyday Hustle: The Dog Walker

Ever wonder how dog walkers manage those enormous packs of dogs, let alone make ends meet? Meet Nadir Samara, a New York City dog walker who makes more money walking dogs in Brooklyn than he did working for an insurance company in Philadelphia. A recent college graduate, Nadir’s “everyday hustle” means walks during the day, rain or shine, so that he can work on film projects- his true passion- at night and support himself. He is proud of being a dog walker, but can he save enough to pursue his dream to be a filmmaker?


We see them every day and often depend on them. They are an integral part of the fabric of any city, including New York. They are the people who make our lunch, deliver our dinner, drive us around, walk our dog, and sing for us in the subway. “My Everyday Hustle” offers five fascinating first-person profiles that reveal the struggles, successes, and “daily hustle” of everyday people.

Meet a dog walker, street cart vendor, on-demand driver, courier, and subway performer that are all working hard to just get by. Who are the people behind these jobs? How do they make ends meet in one of the most expensive cities in the nation? Is the American dream achievable for them? Learn about the everyday hustle for these New Yorkers and how they support themselves and their families, and how they see themselves “Chasing the Dream.”

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