On January 15, 1973 Barney DeStefano and his wife Mary held one last party at their popular Italian-American cuisine Restaurant, which was located where the Windmill Diner now sits on Route 30 in the town of Amsterdam. The purpose of the get-together was to say thank you and goodbye to all of the patrons who had dined at “Barney’s” over the years and to introduce the couple who had purchased the business from the DeStefano’s. Five weeks later, today’s Amsterdam Birthday Celebrant and his wife Irene, opened the door of Zucker’s Restaurant.
Max Zucker was one of those individuals who looked exactly the way his name sounded, like a character actor who would have been perfectly cast as the …
The rest of Max Zucker’s birthday post will be published in the second editionof A Year’s Worth of Amsterdam NY Birthdays, which will be available for sale right after Thanksgiving. To make sure you get your hands on one of the first copies, join my mailing list here.
The first edition of A Year’s Worth of Amsterdam NY Birthdays, which features my birthday posts for 320 current or former Amsterdam residents, is currently being sold at Liberty Fresh Market, on Route 30 in Amsterdam. You can also purchase it online here.