Tag Archives: Prospect Park West

THE WINDY CITY

The New York Mets defeated the Chicago Cubs last night 4-2. The Mets now lead the best of seven series 2-0. The series now moves to Chicago. “You see Murphy last night?” Jimmy asked Steve while both teens stood on … Continue reading

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DOG DAY AFTERNOON PART 2?

Oh brother…Calling all cars. A woman in a headscarf robbed a bank on the avenue for $7,000 The Santander Bank at 234 Prospect Park West, just a few doors down from where I lived. Remember Al Pacino filmed a movie … Continue reading

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MEET ME OUT IN THE STREETS

The New York Times took to the streets. Interesting look around the city. Looks like the neighborhood made it. Click this link and scroll down to ‘South Slope’. If you don’t feel like clicking and scrolling, I got you; here’s … Continue reading

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FIRE ON THE AVENUE

The Brooklyn Eagle reports about a fire on ninth avenue. http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/2/10/fire-hits-prospect-park-west-building-two-seriously-injured Two people were hospitalized with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, and seven families had to be evacuated from their homes, after a fire hit a four-story building in Windsor Terrace, … Continue reading

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LIKE HONEY TO A BEE

I wake up on a cold, snowy, Sunday morning in late January. It’s a little after eight. It’s freezing in our quiet, five-room, railroad apartment. It gets so cold some nights that Mom places towels on the windowsill to keep … Continue reading

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THE SNOW SHOVELLER

Winter time means snow, it’s early January and we’re getting lots of it. The arrival of the white stuff also means its time to grab a shovel and go to work.  I’m not feeling the snow-blowers people use. Someone pissed … Continue reading

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HARDBALL

They were into the second month of school at Holy Name, their eighth and final year at the Catholic school located at 241 Prospect Park West. Their main hangout was the boys schoolyard on Howard Place; it was where they … Continue reading

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