“New York, You’ve Changed” is a Scouting NY feature in which the New York depicted in classic movies is compared with the city of today, a full shot-by-shot dissection to see what once was and what has changed. This is Part 2 of our look at Annie Hall – Click here for Part 1!
Continuing where we left off, Alvy goes to watch Annie sing (badly) in an unidentified Village night club. Reader Eatquestnyc speculates it might have been Reno Sweeney’s at 126 West 13th Street, where Diane Keaton used to sing on amateur nights…but it remains a mystery.
Afterward, Alvy consoles Annie as they walk down a Village street. I have to give full credit to reader Richard B. for picking this one out, as I would have NEVER gotten it: Greenwich Avenue, south side, between Sixth Ave and 10th Street. Fantastic work, Richard!
The couple start off walking past a corner bar and fine art store, which today have become Gran Trattoria and a dry cleaners…
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“New York, You’ve Changed” is a Scouting NY feature in which the New York depicted in classic movies is compared with the city of today, a full shot-by-shot dissection to see what once was and what has changed. Side note: I think this concept would make for an excellent coffee table/photo book, and if anyone might be interested (ahem TASCHEN ahem), please contact me!
Annie Hall may just be the best movie ever made in New York.
Now before you let loose in the comments about why it’s NOT the best film ever made in New York, please note that I said may be! May be! But even on a list with The Godfather, The Godfather Part 2, Taxi Driver, Dog Day Afternoon, Do The Right Thing, even Allen’s own Manhattan, you have to admit that Annie Hall is a fierce contender.
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This post was originally about trying to locate where Alvy Singer first kissed Annie in Annie Hall…and of course, Scouting NY readers figured it out within hours! Specifically, Richard B correctly identified it as Greenwich Ave between 10th & Christopher.
Two big questions remain: where was the nightclub that Annie sang at, and where was the deli they went to after?
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Updated with car models and years, thanks to diligent Scouting NY readers! Let me know if I got any wrong!
The other day, I was walking under the old abandoned subway tracks on Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn:
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A few years ago, I went to Chicago for the first time and fell in love with deep dish pizza. Previously, the only deep dish I’d ever had was from Pizza Hut and Uno’s, and after trying the real thing, I now realize that’s sort of like saying the only hamburger you’d ever had was from McDonald’s. The real deal was a glorious pie of molten mozzarella cheese, big chunks of tomato, a flaky, corn-breadish crust…Sure, it’s not an every day meal like a NY-style slice, but definitely worth the occasional expansion in belt size.
Except, as far as I can tell, no one is making Chicago-style pizza in New York. Seriously, in a city that has lobster sandwiches as good as anything in Maine, I’m amazed no one has taken up the challenge. After much experimenting, this is the best recipe I’ve come up with for doing it at home, and the good news is that it tastes pretty darn close to the actual thing (as opposed to making thin crust at home, which always tastes like thin crust made at home).
Enjoy, and by all means, suggestions are very welcome!
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Last week, I was scouting around the Upper West Side when I noticed something nestled in the miniscule gap between two buildings on Columbus…
Literally occupying about 3 or 4 feet of space, was that a store??
Indeed it was! . . .
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