I grew up in the West Bronx.University Avenue and Tremont Avnue from 1941-1955. I went to PS 26 and then onto JHS 82′ Macombs JHS. I remember the long trip every day to De Witt Clinton H.S. in the North Bronx. taking 2 busses.the first to Ft. Independence and then chaging to go onto Clinton by the reservoir. I had a great growing up in the Bronx and wouldnt change it for anything. Playing ball and playing in the snow on the Aquaduct right across from my bldg’ 1865 University Avenue. I remember the Park Plaza Theater every Saturday morning for the serials and movies all day long. I remember the NYU campus and “chickee” the cop and the Hall of Fame. Sunday morning bagels and “a rye sliced without seeds”. I also remember the Paradise theater where you took that “special” date to and across the street to Krums Ice Cream Parlor. The stars above at the Paradise and the drifting clouds were mysical to me. So many great memories that I cant begin to enumerate here.
Original author: Jerry Krefetz [e-mail]