During the late 1940’s I played stickball on Crotona Pkway, a quiet, narrow thoroughfare parallel to Southern Boulvd with its constant rush of traffic and trollycars. On one side There were large apartment buildings, “courthouses” and along the other sidewalk there were park benches, usually taken by mothers and baby carriages. The beautiful trees shading the benches were later overcome by the elm blight. Anyway, this was the scene of some happy stickball playing on the curve of Crotona Pkwy, between Bronx Park South and 181st Street.
Original author: Mordy Hahn [e-mail]