The Upstairs at The Downstairs-Famous 1950-60’s New York Bistro

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Who remembers this quirky Bistro/Theatre at 37 West 56th Street in New York City?
An evening at the Upstairs at the Downstairs had a certain distinction that separates it from self-conscious outrageousness of the Village far-outs, and from the calculated irreverance of the far-ins. This elegent little nite-club was the last stronghold of the topical revue, the last resort of literates in search of laughter.
A true piece of New York City nostalgia.