lower east side e.4th st.p.s. 25 schoolyard late ’40s early ’50s. johnny on the pony was a big favorite,but none of the girls would play (watta disappointment)it would have been alot more fun. when you were talking with your friends if your sister walked up and one guy cursed right away it was “hey watch ya language”. there was a little more respect in those days,but we had tons of fun. some guy on one of these sights said ” if i could go back,i’d go in a flash. i feel the same way. take care.
The best place to play and grow up and everybody had a nickname from Nuggie to Espo to Cooch Big and Little, also Big and Little Bud, Juggie just to name a few. Dont forget Brunos Candy Store and the Summer Center. Games of stickball, softball, football, basketball, asses up, ringalevio, 3 feet over germany (an original), hot peas and butter etc……..