National Geographic : 1964 Jul
York today representatives of just about every na tionality and way of life on earth. The most aristocratic refugees in New York, the princes and generals of Tsarist Russia, meet once a year to toast the past and listen to its music. In the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, I met Mrs. Goldie Burkes, who also came from Russia many years ago. She and her husband own a pushcart, with a permanent spot near Pitkin Avenue. For 25 cents I got four pounds of apples. "You have to sell cheap, or people don't come," said Mrs. Burkes. "They come from all over, people in fancy furs, too." Mrs. Burkes was short and gray, and wore a bulky dress of quilted cotton. It was a cold day, and she had started work before dawn. She looked at me: "Ever since I'm a little girl I wanted education, so I could work in an office. I like clean. In an office Pomp and pageantry of Verdi's Aida enthrall a packed house at the opening of the Metropolitan Opera's 1963-64 season. This extraordinary pic ture is the first ever permitted in color of a first night performance at the Metropolitan. Borne by slaves, Radames returns triumphant from battle. Carlo Bergonzi sings the role in Aida. EKTACHROME(LEFT) BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHICPHOTOGRAPHERSALB JOHN E. FLETCHER; HS EKTACHROMEBY ALBERT MOLDVAY© N.G.S.