Real Music & Real Estate . . .

Yiddishe Cup’s bandleader, Bert Stratton, is Klezmer Guy.

He knows about the band biz and – check this out – the real estate biz, too.

You may not care about the real estate biz. Hey, you may not care about the band biz. (See you.)

This is a blog with a gamy twist. It features tenants with snakes and skunks, and musicians with smoked fish in their pockets.

Stratton has written op-eds for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Washington Post.



My son Teddy had his birthday party at Putt-Putt on Northfield Road in 1990. I think that’s the last time I played Putt-Putt — official Putt-Putt. There are only 23 Putt-Putt courses in the United States.

There was a Chinese miniature golf course on Libby Road at Broadway Avenue. It had a Buddha that went up and down. My high school friends and I couldn’t get enough of that course.

Arnold Palmer Miniature Golf  . . .  Just had to say that.

I would like to live long enough to play Putt-Putt with my grandchildren. First, I need grandchildren. I want to stay healthy enough to bend down and pick up the ball. That’s the hardest part of miniature golf.

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1 Kenneth Goldberg { 01.01.20 at 9:34 am }

After Syracuse University’s shutdown with the overall campus strike, etc., in May, 1970 some things resumed to various levels of normality within a week or so. I had a laid-back Phys. Ed. Instructor who said we could complete the class and get a grade if we’d participate in several sports-related activities, and I walked way down Erie Boulevard (probably at lest three or four miles) to play a round or two of miniature golf at the Putt Putt course there. I had to get the attendant to write something proving I was there and I might still have the score card(s?). I needed this to graduate, so it was Putt Putt to the rescue!

2 DAVID G KORN { 01.02.20 at 10:04 am }

Thank you, Kenneth, for using “normality” in your comment.

3 Dave Rowe { 01.02.20 at 9:29 pm }

I think the hardest part of putt-putt is having to use those tiny green pencils.

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