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Washington Square Park. New York City street series. 2012. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Washington Square Park. New York City street series. 2012. By Paul Goldfinger ©

WARREN VACHÉ  (trumpet) AND BRIAN LEMON (piano) play the music of Harry Warren.

This song is from the 1957 movie of the same name “An Affair to Remember.”   It starred Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. The music is sophisticated and erotic.  It feels like Washington Square Park at twilight.

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Washington Square Park from the NYC Street Series. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Christmas in New York City.  Washington Square Park. From the NYC Street Series. By Paul Goldfinger ©

 

ELVIS PRESLEY AND ANN MURRAY

 

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Petrosino Square. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Petrosino Square. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Click on the image to appreciate the flavor of this location southeast of Greenwich Village. Re-posted from 2013 on Blogfinger.

 

Internet photo

Internet photo

By Paul Goldfinger,  Editor@Blogfinger.net

Lt. Joseph Petrosino was born in Italy in 1860. He later came to the US and became a NYC police officer who specialized in Mafia style gangs in lower Manhattan.  He became famous fighting the infamous “Black Hand.” Petrosino died at age 49, in 1909,  while on an undercover mission in Sicily. He is the only NYC officer who was killed in the line of duty outside the country.  Mayor Koch renamed this little park for him in 1987. It is located at the crossroads of Little Italy, Chinatown, the Bowery and Soho.

Of course that neighborhood had all sorts of immigrant ethnic groups, and they learned to “adjust” to each other. They could not avoid finding out about each others’ politics, foods, customs and values. One group that was in large supply was the Irish.  Here is a song that comes out of that era:

 

ANN DEE:  From Thoroughly Modern Millie

 

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Upper East Side. August, 2014. NYC Street Series by Paul Goldfinger ©

Upper East Side. August, 2014. NYC Street Series by Paul Goldfinger ©

BETTE MIDLER  from her album   The Girls

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By Moe Demby, Blogfinger staff. April 1, 2014. ©

By Moe Demby, Blogfinger staff. April 1, 2014. © Re-post from 2014.  NYC.

 

The Chelsea Market, which is referred to as an urban food court, is located in Manhattan—- 75 9th Avenue. The market fills two city blocks,  stretching from 9th Avenue to 11th Avenue. The Chelsea Market is much more then your average food court.  Vendors here sell hand-crafted soups , breads, farm fresh vegetables , seafood , coffee, wine, and every type of meat cut you can imagine. Unique art work adorns the walls of this underground market, and city dwellers punch away on their iPads while munching on a freshly made lobster roll and sampling a glass of Merlot.

Check it out, enjoy people watching, but bring your credit card because nothing is cheap in the Big Apple.

—Moe Demby.

PAUL SIMON  from his album Graceland

“A man walks down the street

He says why am I soft in the middle now

Why am I soft in the middle

The rest of my life is so hard

I need a photo-opportunity

Na na na na .”

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No Turns New York. By Paul Goldfinger ©

“No Turns.”  By Paul Goldfinger ©  Mid-town Manhattan.

FRANK SINATRA recorded this song in 1979 for his Trilogy album. It first appeared in a Martin Scorsese film in 1977 called New York, New York and was written by  Kander and Ebb (Cabaret, Kiss of the Spider Woman)  and first performed by Liza Minnelli in the film.

Robert de Niro rejected the first song written by Kander and Ebb for the movie, and our song below was the result of the re-do.  It was first titled, “The Theme From New York, New York.”

I recall hearing this song performed in that film by Liza.  It was a nightclub setting, with the spotlight on her. It struck me that it was an amazing song, and I remember wondering why I hadn’t heard it before.  It’s the only thing from that movie that I recall, although that’s true of many of the movies I have seen.—Paul @Blogfinger.

“Start spreadin’ the news, I’m leaving today

“I want to be a part of it: New York, New York.”

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Fifth Avenue at Central Park. August, 2014. © Paul Goldfinger photo, NYC Street Series . Click to hear the melody better.

LEN CARIOU AND THE ZIEGFELD MALE CHORUS (with a wonderful staging of the Irving Berlin song)  from the  London  production of Ziegfeld  (about the Ziegfeld Follies—flapper era review.) Some of you may know Len Cariou from his role as the father in Blue Bloods (CBS)

Ziegfeld Folllies. Internet photo. Click to enlarge.

 

Ziegfeld girl. 1920’s. Internet photos (PG did not take this photo)

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Lincoln Center. Undated. Silver gelatin print. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Lincoln Center. Undated. Silver gelatin print. By Paul Goldfinger ©

PEGGY LEE:  This song was a hit in 1969 for Peggy Lee.  It was featured on the first episode of the last season of Mad Men.  Don Draper is haunted by the lyrics and the haunting melody.

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Upper East Side. NYC.  Paul Goldfinger ©.

 

STAN GETZ   (sax) and GARY BURTON  (vibes)     “Little Girl Blue” from the album Getz For Lovers.

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Guantanamera juices. By Paul Goldfinger. NYC Street Series. © 2014

Guantanamera juices. By Paul Goldfinger. NYC Street Series. © 2014

Mariachi Real de San Diego  “Guantanamera”

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