Stumbled across this cool feature on a book put together by Larry Racioppo.
This project looks like a winner. He should have added a picture of the boys schoolyard at Holy Name. The photo below from his book is the lot on 20th street. (1974)
Sad news to report on Willy; he passed away on August 28.
Willy visited Container Diaries often and always left a solid message.
How about the classic photo above? Taken in 1968 on the corner of 10th avenue and P.P.S.W. (Thanks Gladys Mastrion)
Willy had a classic line on his Facebook page about the gang scene.
“By then gang affiliations had blurred. We had pot!”
Thanks to Maureen Rice for posting the memorial info yesterday but here it is again.
Saturday, September 22 from 12pm-3pm at Duffy’s.
Received sad news this morning about a teenager who committed suicide. This young man was a freshman in college and a good basketball player.
I know times can be hard and we feel like there’s no way out, but there’s people out there willing to help.
Don’t give up…
The New York Mets went to Fenway Friday night and beat the Bosox 8-0.
Bob Ojeda and Ron Darling did not walk through those doors but Noah Syndergaard was in the house and he held Boston to just three hits in seven innings.
Four Mets homered to back Syndergaard…
LET’S GO METS…
Today is September 11, 2018. Only one thing comes to mind, 9-11.
September 11, 2001 is a day this country will never forget.
Captain Vincent Brunton of Truck Company Ladder 105, one of the best from our neighborhood died that day. “Vinny” as we all knew him, was on the job in the World Trade Center doing his job…saving people.
Vinny attended Holy Name grammar school and Bishop Ford High School. He was an excellent athlete too. I recall watching him run point guard in the schoolyard during the summer league; and loved his passion playing football for Farrell’s down at Farragut Road.
(Jan. 2, 1958-Sept. 11, 2001)
With school back in session, I always have flashbacks to when I was 14 years-old and a freshman in high school.
It started at Power Memorial. But it only lasted two, maybe three days.
I hated school. Basketball was the only reason I attended Power. The Panthers were a powerhouse back in the day. We all know about Kareem Abdul-Jabber (during his high school days he was known as Lew Alcindor). As a 12 year-old I first saw Eddie Moss running the point and big Larry Petty in the pivot playing in the King tournament at St. Thomas in Flatbush. I knew I wanted to put on the purple and Gold. Later on Chris Mullin would attend Power for his freshman and sophomore years. But it never worked out for me. Oh well…