Mendelssohn on the Hudson
Episode 7: Diner (Opus 102, No. 5)
187th St. where Pinehurst Ave., Cabrini Blvd., and 187th St. meet
For decades, a diner has stood on the northwest side of Fort Washington & 187th Street. Before it was Vicky’s, it was Angela’s Coffee Shop, before Angela’s, Angelo’s...and Mickey’s before that! With their large portions at fair prices, diners were favorite German Jewish hangouts.
Angie lived on Pinehurst, just south of where we’re standing. Sitting in an adjoining padded booth at Angela’s (no relation), she recounted how performing saved her family.