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Lot's of Info- up to date as of 6-7-09


Thanks to the person for the reply to my prior posting.
Still I did lots of on-line research.
Here is what I discovered...Enjoy.

THEN Kenny MOVED (after the MOVE shown in the movie) to: (READ THIS link FIRST)
http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/shopsins/

(map of the present place at the end of this e-mail)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0390109/
I like Killing Flies ...read this link re: the film

Here is the poem (part of Shopsin’s Philosophy):

Party of Five: [found this at another web site...sorry I did not remember to post the actual site where the next two sentences and poem were found]:
A post about the quirky NYC restaurant, Shopsin’s, that’s worth a look. Sounds like a fun place to go next time I find myself in New York City.
The funniest thing about their extensive menu other than its sheer exhaustiveness has to be this poem regarding their policy of no more than 4 people per party:

PARTY OF FIVE by Robert Hershon
you could put a chair at the end
or push the tables together
but don’t bother
This banged-up little restaurant
where you would expect no rules at all
has a firm policy against seating
parties of five
And you know you are
a party of five
It doesn’t matter if one of you
offers to leave or if
you say you could split into
a party of three and a party of two
or if the five of you come back tomorrow
in Richard Nixon masks and try to pretend
that you don’t know each other
It won’t work: You’re a party of five
even if you’re a beloved regular
Even if the place is empty
Even if you bring logic to bear
Even if you’re a tackle for the Chicago Bears
it won’t work
You’re a party of five
You will always be a party of five
A hundred blocks from here
a hundred years from now
you will still be a party of five
and you will never savour the soup
or compare the coffee or
hear the wisdom of the cook
and the wit of the waitress or
get to hum the old -time tunes
among which you will find
no quintets

Here is about Eve, the wonderful wife- great article: (she passed in 2003 0r '04, a year after filming)
http://www.thevillager.com/villager_4/eveshopsin.html


MAP to the present location: http://nymag.com/search/search.cgi?map_view=1;listing_id=9382

If my info is incorrect...Please correct my mistakes.
Thanks.

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Thank you for all of these links, esp. the article about Eve. The documentary did not say what she died from. Much appreciated!

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My thanks, too - especially the link to the article about Eve.

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