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Thread #55436 Message #864417
Posted By: Charley Noble
11-Jan-03 - 11:16 AM
Thread Name: Washington Square Memories
Subject: RE: Washington Square Memories
My mother grew up in Greenwich Village, across from the Jefferson County Courthouse, back in the 1920's and has some great memories of who was hanging out there then. Even one great dive where "real pirates" were the doormen!
My own first visit was with my big brother in the early 1960's, when we found our way up the stairs to some folk club or other where Leon Bibb and the Roof Top Singers were holding forth. We were shocked at how much the waiting staff charged for a coke but we were thrilled to hear the music live.