Origins of Amsterdam Billiards?!?

mosconiac

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I know nothing of New York, so please excuse my ignorance. Is this the location of Amsterdam Billiards???

http://www.shorpy.com/node/16004

Look to the right side of the street...Amsterdam Bowling & Billiards?
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Jude Rosenstock

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I know nothing of New York, so please excuse my ignorance. Is this the location of Amsterdam Billiards???

No, Amsterdam Billiards' history begins in 1989 at Amsterdam Avenue and 77th Street. For a stretch, they had a second location on the east side of Manhattan (86th and 3rd) but it closed in 2004. In 2006, Amsterdam Billiards was evicted from its original location because of a demolition notice and moved to its current location at 11th street and 4th avenue (former location of Corner Billiards).
 
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Jude Rosenstock

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I just did a little research on this photo. This isn't New York City. This is Amsterdam, NY. That's a city northwest of Albany, NY.
 

mosconiac

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I said I know nothing of NY. DDUUURRR!! LOL

BTW, I want the car attached to that grill on the left! HOLY COW!
 

oldzilla

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I know nothing of New York, so please excuse my ignorance. Is this the location of Amsterdam Billiards???

http://www.shorpy.com/node/16004

Look to the right side of the street...Amsterdam Bowling & Billiards?
SHORPY_8c33377a.jpg

That entire block has been gone for quite a while now.

BUT upstairs might have been Frank Taberski's place, or where he played.

He also had alot going on in Schenectady NY down the road.

BTW there is a nice room in Amsterdam NY called Sharpshooters.

Equipped with 7 and 9 ft diamonds, full bar and nice menu.

They are on facebook, search sharpshootersbilliards.

www.sharpshootersbilliards.com

:groucho:
 

oldzilla

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Kirk Douglas grew up in Amsterdam NY.

Real name is Issur Danielovitch.

:groucho:
 
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