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café des artistes (former)

from my dinner with andré posted in movies by elvis_crabs

Although the 1981 film My Dinner with André was shot on a soundstage, the set was modeled after the historic fine dining establishment Café des Artistes. A favorite of upscale bohemians because of its hip seclusion, the former restaurant closed in 2009.

The new restaurant, The Leopard at des Artistes, still retains the original murals done by artist Howard Chandler Christy. If you go there, you have to talk about transcendental experiences and the myopic insanity of modern society.

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woody allen’s middle school

from woody allen posted in movies by pete_nice

P.S. 99 (now known as The Isaac Asimov School of Science and Literature) is where Woody Allen went to school as a young lad.

The Brooklyn school now boasts several extracurricular activities such as school publications, chess club, art club, and drama workshops. Get your newsletter today.

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woody allen’ childhood home

from woody allen posted in movies by pete_nice

Allan Stewart Konigsberg lived at this location with his family as a boy. He entertained people with card and magic tricks.

In 1952, when he was 17 years old, he changed his name to Heywood "Woody" Allen.

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woody allen’s band

from woody allen posted in movies by pete_nice

Woody Allen has been playing Dixieland jazz at The Carlyle most Monday nights for several years. The official name of the band is The Eddy Davis New Orleans
Jazz Band with Woody Allen, and tickets are a bit steep at $125 ($90 tickets plus $25 bar), but hey, it's Woody Allen.

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the san remo

from steve jobs, bono posted in music by pete_nice

The San Remo is a luxury, 27-floor, co-operative apartment building in New York City located between 74th and 75th streets. Lots of celebs live there.

The 27th floor (top floor) of the north tower has been combined into a portion of the tower above it (formerly mechanical space for the building itself), creating a unique duplex unit. Steve Jobs owned this unit and oversaw the renovation with architect I.M. Pei, but Jobs never lived there. This unit was purchased by Bono from Jobs for $15 million.

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