A New York State of Mind on Riverside Drive

When Billy Joel refers to the UWS’s Riverside Drive in New York State of Mind, he says “I don’t care if it’s Chinatown or it’s Riverside.” I don’t know a lot of specifics about Chinatown, but I do know a thing or two about Riverside Drive and it’s easy for me to see how this “street” can put anyone in a “New York State of mind…” A number of years after I moved to the UWS in the 1980s, I met an elderly woman, Rosemary White, who had made her living as a model and a showgirl back in the … Continue reading A New York State of Mind on Riverside Drive