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    I think The Russian Tea Room has reopened.
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    Yes, I do Rhoda. Boy, I haven't heard that name in years. You say it's Nathan now (as in hot dogs ?) I am being flooded with memories now. Good ones.
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    Here it is.
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    Thanks Rhoda....I do remember the entrance most of all. Boy, that was a really long, long time ago. I remember enjoying eating there and always looked forward to it. There's a lot I don't remember lately.
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    I loved going down the staircase. The menu was cheap, and oh so good.
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    I've heard my grandparents talk about the Copacabana. Apparently, they went on a few dates there before they were married.
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    <<What a very sad thread! ... have noticed in other American cities that there is a push to tear down the old and build something new in its place, but that is why every place ends up looking like every other place.>>

    Actually, Kruschev said it first, and I was here! On his first trip to America, Kruschev made the comment that has stayed with me ever since. (I was young and never realized it till he said it.)

    "Why is it that America tears down perfectly good buildings to put up new ones?"

    I've never fogotten what he said nor his good-looking translator Victor Sukhodrev!
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    Joan

    You might like the book THE LIFE AND DEATH OF GREAT AMERICAN CITIES by Jane Jacobs. I don't have it yet, but I've heard it's good.

    I think it's a mistake to tear down so many landmarks, too, and very sad.

    Rhoda and Grace, I'll always have New York. I New York. I went by myself last year and may do it again. My daughter has started going without me.
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    Melanie, next time you come to New York, contact me -- we'll get together. We can have our own evening at Patsy's.
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    You got a deal, Rhoda

    I've only been to Patsy's once, and I'm sure it will be more fun with you. I was in the Russian Tea Room a few times, once for an event and once for a Mother's Day brunch with my family.

    Is Rumpelmayer's gone, too. We were there several times. I remember the story about Frank giving the little girl a doll.
    Someone we were with gave my daughter a stuffed animal. She picked the smallest one.
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    I grew up in the NY suburbs, and, every year, my folks and I would go to NYC every year at Christmastime and really put on the dog:

    Radio City Christmas show (That's still there, thank God!)
    Breakfast at Chock Full O'Nuts
    The RCA exhibition hall
    Lunch at Schraft's
    Those animated Christmas windows at Altman's

    (sigh!) All of it gone, now.

    I think one of the first major landmarks to go in NYC was when the legendary rock palace, the Fillmore East, shuttered down in 1971. Anybody know what's on that site now?

    Is Mama Leone's still around?

    And now, the Copa.

    Perhaps Frank said it all best, 34 years ago:

    Now, the children try to find it,
    And they can't believe their eyes.
    'Cause the old tean isn't playing,
    And the new team hardly tries.
    And the sky has got so cloudy,
    When it used to be so clear.
    And there used to be a ballpark, right here.


    He wasn't just talking about baseball. He was talking about a whole way of life.
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    Mama Leone's is gone a long time. Sad, isn't it.
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    Great thread!
    Makes me miss "the big apple' so much more..
    Yes, there have been lots of changes...and I miss so many things,,
    Does anyone remember the "Automat"? as a kid I thought it was really cool!

    GRACE....the "CHATEAU MADRID' has been gone for a long time..
    Do you remember "The Alameda Room"? Also gone!
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    Canela.......

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    'The Automat" a nickel and a sandwich....
    Horn & Hardart "Less work for mother retail shops." All gone...
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    How about

    The Russian Tea Room?
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    Lee - you're not reading the threads.

    Rhodalee posted this:

    <I think The Russian Tea Room has reopened.>
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    well Rick

    New York may have lost the Copacabana, but here in the bankrupt city we have three outlets of the stupid Copabanana.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canela View Post
    Great thread!
    Makes me miss "the big apple' so much more..
    Yes, there have been lots of changes...and I miss so many things,,
    Does anyone remember the "Automat"? as a kid I thought it was really cool!

    GRACE....the "CHATEAU MADRID' has been gone for a long time..
    Do you remember "The Alameda Room"? Also gone!
    Do You miss New York?

    Written By: Dave Frishberg

    Since I took a left and moved out to the coast
    From time to time I find myself engrossed
    With other erstwhile denizens of the apple
    While we sit around and take L.A. to task
    There’s a question someone’s bound to ask
    And with this complex question we must grapple

    Do you miss New York?
    The anger
    The action
    Does this laid back lifestyle lack
    A certain satisfaction
    Do you ever burn to pack and return
    To the thick of it
    Are you really sick of it
    Like you always say
    Do you miss the pace
    The rat race
    The racket
    And if you had to face it now
    Do you still think you could hack it
    When you’re back in town for a quick look around
    How is it
    Does it feel like home
    Or just another nice place to visit?
    And were those halcyon days
    Just a youthful phase you outgrew?
    Tell me
    Do you miss New York
    Do you miss New York
    Do you miss the strain
    The traffic
    The tension
    Do you view your new terrain
    With a touch of condescension
    And on this quiet street
    Is it really as sweet as it seems out here
    Do you dream your dreams out here
    Or is that passé
    Do you miss the scene
    The frenzy
    The faces
    And did you trade
    The whole parade
    For a pair of parkin’ places?
    And if the choice
    Would you still choose to do it all again
    Do you find yourself in line to see Annie Hall again
    And do you ever run into that guy
    Who used to be you?
    Tell me
    Do you miss New York?

    Me too
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    Thanks Nancy,

    Also what is the was the wonderful place in the park to eat. I remember going there for a brunch. Since my Aunt lived so close to New York, I choose travel rather than a sweet sixteen party, and a friend and I had a light lunch at Mama Leone's, Saw a play "12 Angry Men", and then went the The Tea Room for dessert before taking the bus back to Newark. Pete and I were there many times, but one time sticks in my mind as it was early March and so cold we had to take a cab back to the hotel. Many nice memories. Just sorry I did not know anyone at that time. What fun we would have had.
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