This recording has been on my mind and in my heart for over 50 years, at least. My parents had this and it was played a lot. I have looked for this album for years on the net- stopped last summer. Then I looked today and see that it was posted about 2 weeks after I stopped looking!
I have been singing and humming tunes from this recording since I was old enough to cross the street. The recording is like a Broadway show- but it's all audio. Similar in some respects to a classical composition this piece runs the gamut from sad to glad and every emotion in between. If you're a native New Yorker you will really understand it. And if you are from "out of town" it will echo your own wonder at seeing New York for the first time.
So, "Empty the ashtray's, turn out the lights, we're having a party; and the people are nice, the people are nice...."