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re. the May 25,2007 reference to “The Prince of Pitkin Ave.”—-that title went to Abe Stark, who owned a men’s clothing store across the street from Hoffman’s (my Dad’s restaurant). He eventually became Borough President of Brooklyn.
Sylvia is right…it was “low-eez”…or more formally “loweezpitkin”—-or just “the pitkin”.
Sylvia, I too remember that beautiful Pitkin ceiling with stars and drifting clouds. A memorable highlight for me from those early years (I was born 1923) was when Henrietta Cameron came for lunch at my Dad’s restaurant (“Hoffman’s”) a block away from the Pitkin. I couldn’t have been more thrilled if she were the Queen of England !
I am looking for memories re. Henrietta Cameron, organist at the Loew’s Pitkin in Brownsville, Brooklyn—-would be sometime in the nineteen twenties, early thirties.
I remember Henrietta Cameron, the organist at Loew’s Pitkin, eating at my Dad’s place- Hoffman’s Restaurant. He also built and owned Hoffman’s Cafeteria (same block) but she preferred the “service” restaurant. Anybody remember the spectacular rolling-clouds ceiling at the theatre?