|The Piano Man
During the 1920's life in Point Lookout was a simple one. The days of Prohibition were here and one of the highlights of life was the music of Ernest Muratori. Ernest was a schoolteacher and musician who became "The Piano Man" at Savages speakeasy (located at the northwest corner of Baldwin Avenue and Lido Boulevard).
His long journey to work would begin in Queens travelling by public transportation to Freeport, Long Island. After his arrival in Freeport, he would then board the ferry to Point Lookout.
His love of music led him to our community and later he would purchase a home. His sons Jack, Nick and Ernest, Jr. spent their summers here and Jack and Nick eventually settled in Point Lookout.
Ernest's legacy to us is the members of his family who remain here and the memories of days gone by.
N.B.Savages later became a Hotel and Restaurant. The building burned to the ground shortly after World War II.