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Urgent Request!! Did the Jeffersons live on the Upper East Side?

The song says East Side, but is the East Side different than the Upper East Side? Is there a lower east side?

by Anonymousreply 4706/16/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 104/09/2013

85th and Third. UES. But not really.

by Anonymousreply 304/09/2013

Yorkville. Part of Upper Eaast Side? Dunno.

by Anonymousreply 404/09/2013

Yes. They moved on up to the Upper East Side of Omaha.

by Anonymousreply 504/09/2013

I think it was the east side of Tuckahoe, NY.

by Anonymousreply 604/09/2013

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 Anonymousreply 704/09/2013

Fish fry in my kitchen, and I live in a nice upper easy side apartment.

by Anonymousreply 804/09/2013

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 Anonymousreply 904/09/2013

Flyover thread.

[quote]Is there a lower east side?

Now I've heard everything.

by Anonymousreply 1004/09/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1104/09/2013

R2 Cooze?


by Anonymousreply 1204/09/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1304/09/2013

I'd love to know what in OP's life could possibly make this an "urgent" request?

by Anonymousreply 1404/09/2013

I'd like to know why this thread is considered "URGENT"?

by Anonymousreply 1504/09/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 1604/09/2013

Is the UN considered Yorkville?

by Anonymousreply 1704/09/2013

Hit her, Willona!

by Anonymousreply 1804/09/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1904/09/2013

It is all called the upper east side but unless you are on the 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 Anonymousreply 2004/09/2013

We're moving on up!

by Anonymousreply 2104/10/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2204/10/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2304/10/2013

OP you need to get to the Help Center.

by Anonymousreply 2404/10/2013

Please direct your questions to 311. That's what they're there for. Don't call 911 again, OP.

by Anonymousreply 2504/10/2013

Say it right, R24. OP needs to go to the Help Cen-tah!

by Anonymousreply 2604/10/2013

Balcony telescopes in that part of town are a bad idea.

You may see a man in a bunny costume kill somebody.

by Anonymousreply 2704/10/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2804/10/2013

R19 NYC Historian, what do you call the section between 14th and 34th? Isn't that also called Midtown?

by Anonymousreply 2904/10/2013

Chelsea Heights.

by Anonymousreply 3004/10/2013

Why is this an urgent request?

by Anonymousreply 3104/10/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3204/10/2013

Yes OP on the Upper East Side

In that deluxe apartment in the sky

by Anonymousreply 3304/10/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3404/10/2013

Living in.

by Anonymousreply 3504/10/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3604/10/2013

You're wrong R36. History books teach about The Bowery, but not about the Lower East Side. That term is rather recent.

by Anonymousreply 3704/11/2013

What was that word, R37?

by Anonymousreply 3804/11/2013

Here's another urgent question. Did Florence live in the apartment? If so, where was her room? I can't remember.

by Anonymousreply 3904/11/2013

Here's the floor plan, in case you urgently need to produce a replica.

by Anonymousreply 4004/11/2013

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by Anonymousreply 4106/16/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4206/16/2013

There is a more urgent request: ROLL THE FUCK OVER

by Anonymousreply 4306/16/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4406/16/2013

What a great site, r40. Thanks.

by Anonymousreply 4506/16/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4606/16/2013

No way there was a fire escape by the kitchen.

by Anonymousreply 4706/16/2013
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