William Leroy

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William (Billy) Leroy was born in Amiens, France and grew up in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. He is the owner of forever closed , Billy's Antiques and Props on the Lower East Side of New York City.

Billy Leroy currently appears in the Reality Show Baggage Battles on Travel Channel"[1]". Leroy also stars in the movie Dirty Old Town.[1] He is married to Lorraine Leckie, who also appears in the movie. Leroy's store, Billy's Antiques, was known for being the "last holdout of the old Bowery." [2] Leroy is also known for his unique economic policy - accepting only Euros during the plummeting value of the American dollar in 2008.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ "City Ghosts: Gentrification, Dirty Old Town, Michael Jackson - BlackBook". Blackbookmag.com. 2010-06-25. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  2. ^ Tabor, Damon (2007-06-10). "Between Skid Row and Starbucks". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ Post Store (2008-02-25). "New York Merchants Embrace Euro". washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  4. ^ ALAN CLENDENNING, AP Business Writer (2008-03-13). "Dollar's Clout Sinks Worldwide - Business And Money | Business News | Financial News". FOXNews.com. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  5. ^ "Yes, We Take Euros: Riding a Currency Shift". NPR. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 

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