The YMCA on 9th street is having some H2o issues.
The YMCA first announced that the water had become contaminated with ethylene glycol, which is found in antifreeze. But it later issued an update that the culprit was actually propylene glycol, which the Food and Drug Administration says is “generally recognized as safe” for use in food.
The substance got into the water when a vendor was conducting maintenance on the Y’s air conditioning system, according to the gym on Ninth Street’s website. The facility will remain closed on Friday.
One thing I miss about the old neighborhood is the summer league in the boys schoolyard.
While talking, wait check that, while texting with Glenn T. and Danny P. we often reminisece about the good old days.
Today Glenn mentioned some dream one-on-one match-ups that we would have loved to seen. I threw in a few myself.
We deemed it, “Basketball Digest: Who’s Better?”
Buddy Thompson or Mickey Deere?
Willie Lanizera or Patty Byrnes?
Danny Mahoney or Marty Lakeowski?
Jay Smallman or Tommy Barrett?
Louie Webber or Ray Collura?
Mario Barrucco or Mr. Pitt?
Joe Farrell or John Corrar?
Michael Larkin or Kenny Crowley?
Joe Hurley or John Powers?
Richie Deere or Alan Lang?
Jimmy Rauthier or Michael Bundrick?
Artie Lee or Tito Martinez?
Gerry Cole or Charlie Kawas?
Jimmy Cullen or Michael Campbell?
Jimmy Vackner or Ray Goffio?
Frankie Cullen or Joe Santos?
Timmy Kemp or Billy Gallagher?
Albert Esposito or Curtis Walker?
Who ya got?
To Pete Hamill.
Pete’s from the neighborhood and has always been an inspiration to this amateur writer.
“A Drinking Life” is one of the best memoirs I have ever read.
Do yourself a favor and pick it up.
“To find work that you love and work harder than other men.”
Received sad news that my Uncle John Corbett passed away this past Sunday.
His sister Helene with the post on Facebook:
It is with unbearable sadness to share with my friends, of the passing of my baby brother John Corbett. Our hearts are shattered… Rest easy “Johnny Boy.”
Marine Park Funeral Home
3024 Quentin Road
Brooklyn NY 11234
Visiting hours: Thursday June 20 ~ 7:00 ~ 9:00 PM
Friday June 21 ~ 1:00 ~ 9:00 PM
John was a member of Local 40 Ironworkers for 36 years.
R.I.P. Uncle John…