Monthly Archives: January 2013

STREET FIGHTIN’ MAN

As a basketball coach, the word “toughness” is often tossed around in my discussion. But when talking toughness, I don’t mean fighting with your fists. I talk about diving for loose balls, drawing charges, taking the ball to the rack … Continue reading

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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO…

A new feature on the blog. Haven’t you always wanted to know, ‘whatever happened to so and so’? I often wonder about people from the neighborhood. Where are they? What are they doing? Send me an e-mail with a name … Continue reading

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KING OF PAIN

As a young boy growing up in Windsor Terrace, I was hurting. Not hurting physically, I was one of the better conditioned kids in the area despite being on the skinny side. I don’t ever recall having a sprained ankle, … Continue reading

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LOVE HER MADLY

When I was around 13, maybe 14, there was a fight in our neighborhood between two guys who were probably around 18 or 19 years old. I knew both of them. I actually looked up to them like big brothers. … Continue reading

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HALLOWED BE THY NAME

¬† I woke up on a cold Sunday morning in early December, right around 7:30. Our five-room, railroad apartment was freezing. It was so cold you could see your breath when you talked. But I wasn’t talking to anyone at … Continue reading

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DON’T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD

It was a damp, chilly, October evening somewhere around 7:30. I was standing on the corner of Ninth Avenue and Windsor Place, right outside Ballard’s Pharmacy. I was facing eighth avenue. ¬†There was a blue mailbox on the corner that … Continue reading

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HOMEGROWN

After hearing about Miss New York, I came across this quote from Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz on the newly crowned Miss America who lives in Windsor Terrace but hails from the lovely state of Alabama. Here’s the link first … Continue reading

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