I grew up in Highbridge, 1944 -1966. Attended Sacred Heart, Manhattan prep and Fordham, then off to Vietnam and maturity!. It is impossible to explain to someone who didn’t exprience it what growing up in the 50’s – 60’s Bronx neighborhoods was like. I still remember the “checker” games we played on the sidewalk boards. Box ball and off the point with a pink “Spauldine” (25 cents!!) were simple games that I hope are recorded somewhere . George, 1210 Woodcrest 3C
Isn,t this a kick! We are one nostalgic family.I,m crusing for old friends and look what I find? My mom and then my brother. This is no fun,I just called you both. And Tony don,t get on mom what are you doing home… Anyone else out there familiar with Ollinville & Arnow circa 50s thru 80s league football, two hand touch in the street, BASKETBALL Saturday morning at Parkside or winter nights at Fordham college, and of course GIRLS… Clubs,in early 60s was the Monterey Club up by Edenwald Projects, then the Riviera lounge I believe in Yonkers, and by the late 60s it was Maxims on Jerome Ave. Lets hear it from the dancers!!
Well I would be considered a baby to most of you. I’m 21. I lived at 2055 Cruger Ave, Pelham Parkway/Bronx Park East area, across from PS 105. Went to that school, until 6th grade, JHS 127 in Castle Hill, and Dodge VHS in Fordham. I lived on Cruger untill I was 20 years old and and now I live on 184th st and Park Ave. I remember playing off the stoop, skelly, asses up, brake the chain, steal the bacon, stickball, punchball, jumping rooftops, hiding in Parkchester projects, ect.. Now I travel all over the Bronx to play handball. It’s so great to hear about how the Bronx was back in the days. Please tell all the stories you can. Up until now I felt like I was the only one defending the Bronx. Although my mom and dad grew up on 149th street, I don’t get to hear the real stories about how it was back than.
The Bronx Lives! I grew up on Webster Ave between 181st&182ND st. We played “around the corner” on 181st between Park Ave -with thre tracks- and Webster Ave as our outfield. Went to ps 59(1st Gd)(Washington Av@182St,then Our Saviors Grammar School@183St and then Cardinal Hayes(’66) and Manhattan College(’70). Born at Fordham Hospital(long gone).Miss everyone.Worked at Alexanders on the Concourse at Fordham Rd. Loved the LowesParadise and the RKO.Where’s Tommy Marron?,Jimmy Shand?Bernie Merillo? I’m at 9146816855.Remember TREFORD Little League?
Original author: Hugh M. McNally (Hmcnally) [e-mail]
> Does anyone remember the four finger drag in Skellzie I don’t remember it being called the “four finger drag,” but I now recall “dragsies” and “pushies”, both bogus cap-flicking techniques abhorred by true Skully players. I will add these variations to my next revision of the “Official Skully Rules”… http://www.westnet.com/~hmcnally/skully/skullyrules.pdf You’ll need the Adobe Acrobat reader to view this, which you can get FOR FREE at http://www.adobe.com/. BTW, the story recounted a couple of days ago by popbet is dead-on accurate… the same Skully cap development happened to me in the Bronx (Fordham Road/Jerome Avenue/St. Nicholas of Tolentine/Alexanders area). I still have my dominator, and, as proven at the recent Back to Brooklyn festival, it still dominates. -HMM
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.