A Red Diaper Baby's Guide to New York City in the 1960's          by Nora (Straus) Albert

FOOD

Yona Shimmel’s Knishes

Schraffts Cheese Bread

Tien Tsin restaurant for Ten Ingredient Soup   

Shanghai Café

Wells Fried Chicken and Waffles

Horn and Hardart Automat

Original Fulton Fish Market

Tad’s Steak $1.99 with Baked Potato

 

PLACES TO VISIT AND THINGS TO DO

Henry Street Settlement

New Dance Group

Try on hats and sample perfume at Bonwit Teller

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Serendipity’s

Radio City Music Hall

Feast of San Gennaro

Salt Water Pool in the St George Hotel in Brooklyn

Meet friends in Washington Square Park

Boycott Woolworth’s

Start to Buy Trailways Bus tickets with change but come up short

March for Civil Rights

March against the War in Vietnam

 

THEATER

A Raisin in the Sun

West Side Story

Three Penny Opera

My Fair Lady

Finnian’s Rainbow

 

A RED DIAPER FASHION MUST-HAVES

Alan Block Sandals

Fred Braun Shoes and Bags

Lee or Wrangler jeans

Wraparound Skirts

Black turtlenecks

Black Leotards

Black Tights

Pierced Ears

Hoop Earrings

 

POLITICAL SINGERS AND SONGWRITERS

Woody Guthrie

Pete Seeger

Joan Baez

Judy Collins

The Weavers

Richie Havens

Odetta

Bob Dylan

Phil Ochs

 

MUSIC VENUES

Folk City

Village Vanguard

Blue Note

Carnegie Hall

Donnell Library

Algonquin Hotel

Nora Straus Albert lived in Sunnyside until 1968.  She and husband Ken now live in Northampton MA, close to their grandchildren.  She still believes in the values she was brought up with.