We invite you to share below your experiences here at Caffè Vivaldi over the 35 years of history we have created in the West Village. Where is it a tale of love, friendship, community, music, any kind of discovery -- personal, artistic, professional -- we welcome you to share your memories with all of us here.
It’s been almost two years since my last update to all of you. Most of you do not know that for the last 20 months, I have been undergoing slow recovery from a stroke resulting after a long period of extreme and constant stress. My untimely stroke occurred two weeks before a crucial court hearing about the Caffe’s future—that has continued to drag on to the present.
In 2011, my tormentor, Steven Croman, became the new owner of the building where Caffe Vivaldi resides. From the beginning, his conduct has been belligerent and illegal, unilaterally breaking the renewed lease, which commenced on January 1, 2012, that I signed with him for the Caffe Vivaldi space, and treating me with dismissive contempt...
A dear friend of Caffe Vivaldi, Professor Sheldon Krimsky, penned a piece titled "Turning off the Music" on the current climate of uncertainty surrounding our future at 32 Jones Street. You can find the article in the August 2016 edition of the West Village's monthly paper, WestView News. It is available for reading online if you press right here.