On his dinner in Harlem with Al Sharpton: [via Gothamist]
I couldn’t get over the fact that there was no difference between Sylvia’s restaurant and any other restaurant in New York City. I mean, it was exactly the same, even though it’s run by blacks, primarily black patronship.
…There wasn’t one person in Sylvia’s who was screaming, ‘M-Fer, I want more iced tea.’ …You know, I mean, everybody was — it was like going into an Italian restaurant in an all-white suburb in the sense of people were sitting there, and they were ordering and having fun. And there wasn’t any kind of craziness at all.