Today i had a great time walking miles in the old hood visiting bagel bakeries,falafel joints,Wilensky’s for the “Special” ,Book store ,Italian espresso cafes and streets my ancestors lived …. Another regular stop is my favorite Italian espresso cafe the Olimpico https://www.facebook.com/cafeolimpico1970on St Viateur in Mile End or Mille End as my father admonishes me.here […]
“I shouldn’t be in Canada at all..I belong beside the Mediterranean.My ancestors made a terrible mistake. But i have to keep coming back to Montreal to renew my neurotic affiliations.” Leonard Cohen lol that is why after Montreal i am flying to my island in Spain in the Mediterranean.
(” It was the best of times and it was the worst of times “) when i was 16.. This was the underground paper i was an editor of along with 7 other hippies,draft dodgers and deserters in Montreal around 1970,71 all of us living in a commune on St. Laurent and Duluth St in […]
. This is not meant to aggrandize my relationship with Leonard. We knew each other but not well. We never hung out together except that once… I lived just down the street from him on St Dominique and we would see each other in passing both of us bundled up against the frost and cold.I […]
Atwater Market is a farmers’ market located in the Saint-Henri area of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It opened in 1933. The interior market is home to many butchers and the Première Moisson bakery and restaurant. The outside market has many farmers stalls which sell both local and imported produce, as well as two cheese stores, a […]
My grandfather knew him. His grandfather and my great grandfather most definitely knew each other back in the 1880’s having come from same area in Russia to Montreal,both being great Zionists and both being prosperous at the same time and being two of maybe 300 Jews in Montreal at that time. Leonard and i both […]
A Montreal bagel lightly toasted with a Schmear of creamcheese and a “mishmash ” of eggs and asparagus and onions reminiscent of Beauties ,a hangout in Montreal for all of us .It was there in my father’s time and they boast a mishmash scrambled eggs with everything . Here’s to you Leonard !
on the mountain in Montreal ,Mount Royal where us Montrealers all know well ,where we skate in the winter on Beaver Lake and where we would toboggan as kids and drink hot chocolate at the chalet and where we walked with lovers holding hands and making love in the bushes and where we go to […]
An interesting story .My father’s first cousin Sid Cohen was the manager of Leonard Cohen’s father,Lyon’s clothing manufacturing business Freedman’s Clothing . Leonard worked there briefly in the 50’s . This is where we trooped down to get our clothes for weddings and bar mitzvahs and the like. When i started in the record business […]