Monthly Archives: January 2018

CONFESSIONS OF A HOOPS JUNKIE #1

Growing up in Brooklyn (Holy Name) during the 70’s and 80’s, we didn’t have a gym to play basketball. Kids at IHM, Saint Saviour’s, OLA, OLPH, Holy Family, St. Rose, Regina Pacis, St. Finbar, St. Mary’s… all had gyms for … Continue reading

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RIP MICHAEL REED

Sad news. Childhood friend, Michael Reed has passed away. We called him “Speed.” Dude could fly.  One of the fastest kids in the neighborhood. Good pool player too.  Hustled. First kid I saw with his own stick. Played cards on … Continue reading

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BISHOP FORD FALCONS

My favorite team…

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WHO’S THAT GIRL?

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101ST AND 1ST

Not the neighborhood but…

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RIP MRS. FERRO

Glenn Thomas on the check-in… Unfortunately I have some sad news to share. Longtime Holy Name Parishioner Mrs. Madeline Ferro, the mother of Bill, Tom, Mark, John, and Ricky passed away today.  The Ferro Family were always a staple in … Continue reading

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THE SHOW

My main man Pat Fenton has done it…Pat is a terrific writer (he’s been an huge inspiration for me while I scribble down my experience growing up on 9th avenue.) Pat’s an old-school neighborhood guy from 17th street. He wrote StoopDreamer, … Continue reading

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