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- One Sheridan Square (Café Society) (ground floor)
- The Rotolos' (Mary Rotolo and her daughters Carla and Suze) apartment (third floor)
- Miki Isaacson's apartment (fourth floor)
-- "a permanent crash pad for folk singers, including Dylan", scene of jam sessions with the Greenbriar Boys and Ramblin' Jack Elliott, as witnessed by Scottish folksinger Jean Redpath:
...Bob and Evelyne Beers drove through Philly and stopped to see Ken [Goldstein] and Rochelle and discovering that I was thinking of going to New York, said, "If you're headed for New York, we'll give you a ride." So they gave me a ride to the city, and they took me to Miki Isaacson's apartment in Greenwich Village. It was a Thursday afternoon and we walked in on a jam session with Dylan, Jack Elliott and the Greenbriar Boys, who were working at Gerde's at the time.
So essentially what happened is that I walked into the hard-core folk scene in Greenwich Village, and, by going to that apartment, I met everyone who was doing this for a living.
One of the highlights of my career was playing Gerde's Folk City in 1961, six weeks after I landed in New York City...
Kristin Baggelaar & Donald Milton, The Folk Music Encyclopedia, London, 1977, pp. 309-310.
Basic info from John Bauldie, Positively 4th Street Revisited, Q, No. 104, May 1995, p. 57
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