Monthly Archives: March 2011

PLAY BALL!

Today is opening day in the Boogie Down. One of the many things I miss is going to Shea and Yankee Stadium. As a kid I attended opening day at the old Yankee Stadium with Jimmy Cullen.  I remember hoping … Continue reading

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STEP UP TO THE PLATE

Container Diaries needs you! I’m looking for our readers to think back to the days of growing up in the neighborhood and e-mail with 3 things that you would love to do if we could turn back the hands of … Continue reading

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PRESS ‘EM OFF

Whatever happened to the guy Nat who owned the Dry Cleaners on 9th avenue right next to Bob’s Hardware Store? How about Ray, my main man from 7th ave who ran the show? I used to run and get him … Continue reading

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BANDSHELL

Thanks to my main man Alex for posting this image on Facebook. (Property of View of the Blue Art Photo Site) Double click the image and it will appear much bigger.

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IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER

This morning while passing our local church, I had a flashback. As a youngster, do you recall blessing yourself as you passed Holy Name Church? I’m not sure when I first made the sign of the cross across my body. … Continue reading

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ASSIST

Everyone who remembers my game knows that I played hoops like so many others in the neighborhood; I loved to shoot the ‘jumpa’ from outside. But as I became more of a ‘team player’ over the years and learned the … Continue reading

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PAY YOUR FARE!

We can all agree that we did things as kids we are not proud of; actually if we could take it back, I’m sure we would want a ‘do-over’. Back in the day, I used to do something that many … Continue reading

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