I lived on Westchester/Bryant Aves. The building was huge with 3 entrances surrounding a beautiful courtyard. I grew up there from birth (1945) to age 16 (1961). It was a pretty safe neighborhood until around the time my family moved to Queens. I attended PS 75, JrHS 60, and James Monroe HS. I used to love to walk to Southern Blvd. up to Hunt’s Point. I remember getting on the bus and going to the 3rd Avenue Alexander’s as well as going to the Fordham area. We couldn’t afford a bike and I remember renting one for the day every Saturday. All my relatives lived in the Bronx and it was a great place to grow up.
Original author: Helene [e-mail]