Bridge Rendezvous

The Daily News, Tarrytown, N.Y. June 16, 1938 Newspaper 

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The Daily News, Tarrytown, N.Y. June 17, 1938 Newspaper.

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The Daily News, Tarrytown, N.Y. July 6, 1939 Newspaper.

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Known Name(s)

Bridge Rendezvous


40 Cortland St. Tarrytown, NY 10553

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Physical Status



There is no longer an address 40 Cortlandt Street, as that area has been developed as parking and elevated roadways and overpasses in proximity to the railroad tracks.

Detailed History

From 1939 to 1941, Bridge Rendezvous was listed as a tavern in the Green Book. According to a 1938 advertisement in Tarrytown's Daily News, the Bridge Rendezvous was located one block from the Tarrytown railroad station and provided "continuous entertainment direct from Harlem." The establishment offered drinking, dining, and dancing and specialized in southern fried chicken. It was managed by "Odile and Teddy." The Daily News, however, credited proprietor Angelo Tucci with transforming the business, which sat on the site of the former Pekin Cabaret, from a tavern to a nightclub. It is not known exactly when or why the Bridge Rendezvous ceased operations. Throughout the early 1950s, the address 40 Cortlandt Street seems to have been that of a residence. In 1950, Angelo Tucci, who immigrated to New York from Italy as a child, was working as a janitor in an apartment house and living on Tappan Road.

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