“We'd go to our hangout, which was Dubrow's Cafeteria.”

Van Harris and his wife, Shirley, grew up a block away from each other in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn.

They met in the late 1930s, and at StoryCorps, they looked back on their old neighborhood and the characters who congregated at Dubrow’s Cafeteria on Eastern Parkway.

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Recorded in New York City, New York

Van and Shirley performed as a comedy team in the Catskills for nearly 40 years. Van still performs to this day, check out his website.

To read more memories about Dubrow's Cafeteria, click here.

Produced by Michael Garofalo
Facilitated by John White
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