During this past season of “Mad Men,” Don Draper, the advertising executive and newly divorced protagonist of the show, was living at Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave) and Waverly. This address, which is in Greenwich Village, is an odd place for an ad man like Don Draper to live. Everything on this show is deliberate, and when the episode aired, I thought I knew why the executive producer chose this area for Don.
My theory was that this was where Sally, his pre-teen daughter would come into direct contact with the anti-war movement. I thought there would be young anti-war students living in the building. My expectation at the start of the season, was that on a weekend Don had his children with him, an office emergency would occur. Instead of taking the kids to the office, he would have a neighbor watch them. Sally would discover some posters or fliers, read them, and talk to the babysitter. I was wrong; nothing close to my prediction came true. After the season ended, I never could figure out why Don was living in Greenwich Village for a season.