The song says East Side, but is the East Side different than the Upper East Side? Is there a lower east side?
Urgent Request!! Did the Jeffersons live on the Upper East Side?
|by Anonymous||reply 47||06/16/2013|
[quote] Is there a lower east side?
If only there were some way the OP could type "lower east side" into some kind of search engine and find out....
|by Anonymous||reply 1||04/09/2013|
85th and Third. UES. But not really.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||04/09/2013|
Yorkville. Part of Upper Eaast Side? Dunno.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||04/09/2013|
Yes. They moved on up to the Upper East Side of Omaha.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||04/09/2013|
I think it was the east side of Tuckahoe, NY.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||04/09/2013|
Is it really true that on the Upper East Side fish don't fry in the kitchen and beans don't burn on the grill?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||04/09/2013|
Fish fry in my kitchen, and I live in a nice upper easy side apartment.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||04/09/2013|
The only authentic thing about the show was the Jefferson's tacky, all white, "all new" postwar high rise apartment interior. Awful, and totally lacking in character, just like many of them in real life.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||04/09/2013|
[quote]Is there a lower east side?
Now I've heard everything.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||04/09/2013|
Year OP, the Jeffersons lived on the Upper East Side, which indeed has enclaves of very wealthy people.
Why you chose DL to ask that question is beyond me. The shop bottom, broke ass bitches who post here can only aspire to such heights.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||04/09/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 12||04/09/2013|
Upper East Side Boundaries: Central Park-Fifth Avenue to the East River from 59th to 96th, which includes Yorkville where the Jefferson's lived.
The Lower East Side historically is the area from 14th to Canal Street from Broadway to the East River. In the 60s realtors created "The East Village" from 14th to Houston as a way to charge more for tenement apartments. Today the LES is thought of as the area below Houston which incldues Chinatown.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||04/09/2013|
I'd love to know what in OP's life could possibly make this an "urgent" request?
|by Anonymous||reply 14||04/09/2013|
I'd like to know why this thread is considered "URGENT"?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||04/09/2013|
[quote]Why you chose DL to ask that question is beyond me. The shop bottom, broke ass bitches who post here can only aspire to such heights.
Who do you think was posing the question in the first place?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||04/09/2013|
Is the UN considered Yorkville?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||04/09/2013|
Hit her, Willona!
|by Anonymous||reply 18||04/09/2013|
r17, the United Nations is between 42nd and 49th Streets at the East River. The area from 34th to 59th is Midtown. The UN is in the Turtle Bay area of Midtown East.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||04/09/2013|
It is all called the upper east side but unless you are on the park....it really isn't that upper (in terms of the quality of the people)....The buildings I grew up in would NEVER have allowed people like The Jeffersons in.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||04/09/2013|
We're moving on up!
|by Anonymous||reply 21||04/10/2013|
R20 is right. The only culluds on the Upper East Side in them days wuz the help, no matter how Liberal a New Yawker you wuz.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||04/10/2013|
The designer of the Jeffersons apartment set deliberately scaled it low to the ground to accommodate the several short principal cast members. He also decided to portray the Jeffersons as having somewhat gaudy, uncultivated taste.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||04/10/2013|
OP you need to get to the Help Center.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||04/10/2013|
Please direct your questions to 311. That's what they're there for. Don't call 911 again, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||04/10/2013|
Say it right, R24. OP needs to go to the Help Cen-tah!
|by Anonymous||reply 26||04/10/2013|
Balcony telescopes in that part of town are a bad idea.
You may see a man in a bunny costume kill somebody.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||04/10/2013|
It seems like they could have come up with a better name than The Help Center, but I guess it was the 70s and people didn't get too complicated.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||04/10/2013|
R19 NYC Historian, what do you call the section between 14th and 34th? Isn't that also called Midtown?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||04/10/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 30||04/10/2013|
Why is this an urgent request?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||04/10/2013|
r29, that's (loosely) Gramercy up to 23rd, plus the huge Stuyvessant Town development on the river; and Kip's Bay 23rd to 34th. Not Midtown East at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||04/10/2013|
Yes OP on the Upper East Side
In that deluxe apartment in the sky
|by Anonymous||reply 33||04/10/2013|
My family used to live on the upper East side in the 70's and 80's. There were blacks living there actually, but not many.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||04/10/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 35||04/10/2013|
From ask yahoo:
[quote]According to several sites, the Jeffersons lived in a building called "Colby East." The building that appears in the show's intro is located at 185 East 85th Street in Manhattan.
And, yes, the fact that the OP is an uneducated twat not to know there is a Lower East Side. American history courses in high school have used the term widely for 75 years in talking about European immigration to America. And anyone who watches television knows the general location of Midtown and the Upper East Side.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||04/10/2013|
You're wrong R36. History books teach about The Bowery, but not about the Lower East Side. That term is rather recent.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||04/11/2013|
What was that word, R37?
|by Anonymous||reply 38||04/11/2013|
Here's another urgent question. Did Florence live in the apartment? If so, where was her room? I can't remember.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||04/11/2013|
Here's the floor plan, in case you urgently need to produce a replica.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||04/11/2013|
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|by Anonymous||reply 41||06/16/2013|
I hate the layout of the Jeffersons' apartment. If Mother Jefferson was visiting, George and Louise could probaby hear her snoring and belching all night long in the guest bedroom.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||06/16/2013|
There is a more urgent request: ROLL THE FUCK OVER
|by Anonymous||reply 43||06/16/2013|
I was a kid during this show's run, and I never understood that she was singing "to the East Side." To me it sounded like "to decide", which didn't make any sense. So I never knew.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||06/16/2013|
What a great site, r40. Thanks.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||06/16/2013|
R45. What make believe. Our maid's quarters is quite generous but nowhere near this fantasy maid's quarters on the Jeffersons. I assume the remaining portion of that story was for the white people?
|by Anonymous||reply 46||06/16/2013|
No way there was a fire escape by the kitchen.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||06/16/2013|