The Townhouse of New York is an East Side bar where gentlemen of a certain age rub elbows and occasionally more with other gentlemen of a certain or slightly younger age. Since its September 1989 opening night, smiling, mild-mannered Rick Unterberg has been performing at a piano tucked into the swanky parlor-floor back room. It's anyone's guess how many requests he's filled. In his high baritone and with his wide eyes scanning the socializing area, he does something like 30 songs a set during a typical four-set, six-hour evening. That's 120 ditties a night, four nights a week, 52 weeks a year, for 13 years. You do the... More >>>
By photo: Tania Savayan
Yours for a song: Rick Unterberg tickles the ivories at The Townhouse.