Good:

  • In front of a Chinese restaurant. Jewish people love Chinese food. (See the May newsletter)
  • In front of the 42nd Street Library—usually those going in and out can read. The rest can just enjoy the pictures.
  • In front of Bloomingdale’s department store—it’s so pricey that anyone coming out will be relieved to get anything for free.
  • By the entrance to the Staten Island Ferry. The ferry ride is still the cheapest form of amusement in New York City. It offers a terrific view of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty; thousands ride the ferry every day.

Not-So-Good

  • In front of Zabar’s on the upper west side. The aroma of fresh pumpernickel raisin bread will lure you into the store to buy your own loaf. (Have you ever tried handing out tracts with a mouth full of bread?)
  • In Central Park after dark. Self-explanatory.
  • In front of Alexander’s department store on 59th Street. The store went out of business about 20 years ago.
  • In front of Radio City Music Hall when they bring back Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” People will ask, “And which one are you—Sneezy or Dopey?”