St. Nicholas Place, once the home of the tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins, is up on Sugar Hill in Hamilton Heights in Harlem. Number 80 was and is an apartment building. This listing comes from the 1940 Manhattan telephone directory, available at Direct Me NYC 1940.
“Orange Crate Art” is a song by Van Dyke Parks and the title of a 1995 album by Van Dyke Parks and Brian Wilson. It is, to my mind, one of the great American songs: “Orange crate art was a place to start.” Comments are welcome, appended to posts or by
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