Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Wallet Card at the site of Toots Shor's

Toots Shor's was the biggest celebrity restaurant/bar in New York in the 1940s and 1950s. Regulars included movie stars like Jackie Gleason, Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe as well as baseball stars like Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle. My personal favorite story about the place was the time Shor introduced Yogi Berra to Ernest Hemingway. Told that Hemingway was a famous writer, Yogi supposedly asked him, "What paper do you write for, Ernie?"

The location of the restaurant at 51 W. 51st Street is now an outpatient facility for Columbia University Medical Center.

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