I grew up on the Concourse…
I grew up on the Concourse (1055 Grand Concourse) between 165 and 166th, diagonally across from the Executive Towers and just a few blocks from the House that Ruth Built. I am talking about 1964-74, the Mickey Mantle era for the Yankees. Got to see the greatest Yankee teams of all time,: Mantle, Maris, Tresh, Richardson, Howard, Stottlemyer, Kubeck, Pepitone, Whitey Ford, Yogi. Man those were the days.
Went to JHS 117 (Joseph H. Wade) and DeWitt Clinton High School. Went on to graduate from John Jay College in 1979 and Yale Law School in 1982 and am now an entertainment lawyer living in sunny Miami. Been back to the Bronx a few times. Man has it changed.
My second profession is writing and I am currently working on a script for a Cable TV Serie called Grand Concourse which is about growing up there in the mid 60’s to mid 70’s. I have written a draft of the first episode (its titled “The Mick”, and is based on a real incident revolving around the day we moved from Brook Ave. to the Grand Concourse.) If any of you are interested in reading it, please drop me a line by e-mail: rvr912 [at] hotmail [dot] com.