Originally Posted by ToddDH
A really nasty and dangerous drunk first discovered yours truly who was sitting alongside a "bull" (NYPD Detective) at The Bay Cafe on Bay Street (originally known as Gus Pappas's Bloody Bucket). just down the street from the 120 Precinct in Staten Island We taught him how to sprout wings and literally fly out the door. Following that incident the two of us were known as the "Bird Men" of Bay Street.We both became legends in our own minds (and at the Bay Cafe).
Don't know if a Hollywood director saw that or not but I don't remember any Klieg lights or any autograph signings but the guy resembled Johnny Stompanato.
I spent the summer of 1959 working in Staten Island .I recall Bay St.so very well.