The other day we mentioned that Josie's opened in the Joe's Bar space on East Sixth Street between Avenue A and Avenue B... turns out Joe's was the centerpiece of an episode of "Kojak" from 1977.
The neighborhood made many appearances in the series with Telly Savalas that aired from 1973-1978 ... Most notably, the facade of the 9th Precinct on East Fifth Street served as the setting for Lt. Theo Kojak's office.
The episode featuring Joe's and East Sixth Street aired on Jan. 25, 1977 during the fourth season. A description: "A Puerto Rican cop goes undercover in his old neighborhood to find out who is trying to start a barrio gang war."
The episode also featured Miguel Piñero, the playwright-actor and co-founder of the Nuyorican Poets Café.
And a few screengrabs...
Joe's was turned into Tres Arboles Bar & Grill...
And here is a clip of the scene...
Just the first three seasons are available at Hulu.
(Read more about East Sixth Street in our Out and About in the East Village feature yesterday.)
Anyone know what they're filming on 13th btwn First and A today? I saw a buffet stand set-up on the way to work... almost snagged a pastry.
Great post from the past! I was at Josie's this week with friends and it's great, hardly changed at all.
so cool. thanks grieve!
Community Board members were much more blatant then, walking right into bars and opening the register!
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