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The Digital Villager: Summertime, 1945

August 2, 1945: The high temperature in New York City was 84 degrees, and the second World War was drawing to a close. Where were Greenwich Villagers going to wile away the hot evening hours? Why, Little Shrimp, The Golden Eagle, and Dick the Oyster Man, of course!

These ads were found in the August 2, 1945 issue of the neighborhood paper, The Villager, which we've recently been working to digitize. Issues from 1933-1959 are now available to search at Jefferson Market Library. A number of these bars and restaurants are still operating today, including The Old Homestead, The Stonewall Inn, John's Pizzeria, and Monte's.

The Old Goldenrod was closed for the month of August, but you could still go square dancing and get a "complete dinner" at Barn, for only $1.50!


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