Ruby serves a Canarsie local a hot knish outside Tilden H.S. in 1967
Roy gives a little history on the Knish Man:
"Ruby the Knish man was a street vendor who sold his mom's homemade knishes outside the schoolyards of Canarsie throughout the 60s & 70s. Ruby served anyone who could up the quarter. For those who couldn't pay up, Ruby would salt your hand for free! At least broke kids got to enjoy a little taste of something during recess."
Rumor has it that - unlike Roy Becker - Ruby became a very rich man off his schoolyard enterprise and retired to Florida. Becker is still working his butt off and adheres to a habit of salting his hand and licking it off several times each day.
The Pigeon welcomes comments from any of Ruby's former patrons.