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I just came across your website! What an awesome tribute to The Bronx!!!! I was born and raised there until we moved in 1975. Grew up on 167th. St. and Morris Ave. You can take the girl out of the Bronx, but you can NEVER, EVER take the Bronx pit of the girl.
Went to grade at Christ the King on the Grand Concourse. Anybody else? Used to go to 3rd Avenue, Fordham Road, the park @ 161st. street across from the original Yankee Stadium. What memories.....
Someone was trying to recall the name of a restaurant that sold fried chicken.... the one that came to mind was Chicken Delight on 167th. street.... The jungle was "Don't cook tonight, call Chicken Delight".
I will stop back again. Thanks for this wonderful site.
Looking back on the bronx n came across this sight saw roger kelly n a George Carroll I also hung out on 183st n aqueduct remember me. Sally golia
Hi Pat! So good to see you at the Pen Show this past Saturday. Thank you so much for showing me your photo page, I really like your photographs. your pen friend, Teri
to jay popper. I'm alive and well on long island. getting old like everyone else. how are you ? Last I heard you were living in Queens. If you get this send me a reply. Would love to know how you are and what's going on with you. Fond recollections of growing up with you and Alan. Remember your parents well. Hoping to hear from you . Stewart
You have a real talent and beautiful photos.
Thank you so much for sharing your work. I too am from the Bronx. I so enjoyed looking at your gallery of pictures. when I lived in the Bronx, while traveling on the buses. My eyes would take in the beauty of these old art deco buildings. Great job and thank you again for the memories.
I was born on MORRIS AVE..but grew up in the Northeast section of the Bronx called WAKEFIELD...in the 40's 50's..last time i was in the Bronx was in 2008 when my children and grandchildren visited my old home..a lot had changed but there was enough that remained...i knew i was home!! no matter how far one travels..we never really left the Bronx...it lives on in our memories...best wishes all Bronxites who post here....Dee
You are pictures are fantastic. Thank you so much for putting these online. They are so wonderful to see... thank you agian.
I found your site late-night whilst researching something Bronx. As I was born in the Bronx & have family that hailed from here - I will be spending more time truly looking at your amazing photos. And I can't wait to pass along your photo albums to my nostalgic online NY friends.
I was raised and still live in the Bronx, since the 1950's. I lived at 360 East 184th St, between Webster and Tiebout Avenues in what I thought was a large house, when I was a child. I remember Gorman's deli, the RKO Theater, the Lowes Paradise Theater and playing in Webster Park. I loved sliding down Snake Hill on my sled on snowy days, when cars could not go down the hill. Anyone remember that?
I graduated from PS 85 in 1956, then attended EBB Junior High. My old alma mater is the Herbert H. Lehman College. I love the photos and felt nostalgic. I am an artist and very active in the Bronx with parks and the Bronx community.
Hello Ms. Morgan, I do not know you, although, I believe we may have a mutual friend. One that I have been looking for quiet sometime. Her maiden is name is Ms. Miller, Gabby Miller, she was my third grade teacher at PS90, located on Sheridan Ave, between 166st and McClellan St, and she resided in Yonkers by the time I graduated from elementary to Jr High. Reflecting on your pics and thinking back she was the best teacher I ever had. She took me and at that time my best friend Peter, to our first baseball game at Shea stadium. Question; your friend Ms. Gabby Miller, was she a school teacher at PS90? If so, please let her know that one of her students name Marvin, has been looking for her over last 30+ years, and would to say thank you for helping me become the man I am today. I can reach at this e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
oh my God did you take me back , to a nicer time . when we had no idea we were poor. the bread truck the fruit truck , the fire hydrant, playing scullies or watching my brother play jhonnie on the pony stickball ring or leava. do'nt know if I sppelled it right ,but great memeories. I live on 181 longfellow, went to p.s 6 .have no idea if its still there now. been fifty years now. bronx zoo catona park treamont cross bronx river boston fordam rd, third ave ,on and on.boy how I long to go back and vist, in my mind there always be the same . all thogh I realize the time goes on and everything is subject to change , and must change. thanks for takung me back through your beautiful eyes
Pat: What great photos. Lived in the Bronx until I got married in 1959. Born at the Royal Hospital (where else?), lived first at 2875 Sedgwick Ave and moved to 2691 Reservoir Ave opposite the Kingsbridge Armory. Went to PS 86, then 6 mos. at Dewitt Clinton HS where after one semester with a bad attendance record, I was fortunate to be sent to Peekskill Military Academy, where my life was saved.Then to Fordham University College of Pharmacy on Fordham Rd across from Little Italy , Bronx. on Arthur Ave. My late father and mother owned a pharmacy on Kingsbridge Rd and Creston Ave. You can take the Boy out of the Bronx but you cannot take the Bronx out of the boy.
Thanks for these great photos. I have taken my grown sons many times , on the mandatory Bronx tour.
AVERELL PHILLIPS....JUST WANT TO COMPLIMENT YOU ON YOUR BEAUTIFUL WORK.YOU OBVIOUSLY ARE BLESSED WITH EMOTION AND FELLING.THERE IS MUSIC RUNNING THROUGH YOUR SOUL AND POETRY IN YOUR SPIRIT..
Dear Pat,It was not my intention to become popular on your web site by having my dumb computer print my comment 3'xs! I love you web site! It's the only one that captures the true essence of what the Bronx was! I enjoyed reading other people's comments and how regretful most were for leaving! Many thing are no longer there but we can see them in photos which is my main interest! Thanks again! SHALOM!
BORN AT THE ROYAL HOSPITAL LIVED AT 2084 GRAND AVENUE THEN MOVED TO 240 E 175TH STREET IT WAS A MAGNIFICENT BUILDING WITH A FANTASTIC LOBBY - WENT TO PS 91, PS 70 WADE TAFT & HUNTER MY FATHER HAD A DENTIST OFFICE AT THE LEWIS MORRIS - MOVED IN 1959 WHEN I GOT MARRIED - THE NEIGBORHOOD WAS BEGINNING TO CHANGE AND THE LAST TIME I WENT THROUGH THE BRONX IT LOOKED LIKE BEIRUT - BUT IT WAS A WNONDERFUL CHILD HOOD AND WAS GLAD TO SEE SOME OF THE OLD ART DECO BUILDINGS
These pics brought tears to my eyes because I'm from the Bronx (born and reared). I lived on 1700 Grand Concourse in the 70's. I went to school in West Chester and those memories are priceless. When I viewed the pics I saw some of the old places I use to walk with my parents visiting family and friends. Thank you for taking back to the good ole days
Jay (Don) Popper
Just saw your comment. I saw a picture of you on google. How are you, old friend?
I JUST LOVEYOUR WORK. i lived on Clay Ave., and 174th st. Went to PS 70, Wade and Taft. thank you so much for posting your wonderful pictures, which bring back memories of the best and innocent time of my life...
Eleanor (ELLIE) Schwartz lived on Tiffany Street in the South Bronx. Ellie was a "TOMBOY" who was one of the best ball players on the street. She was always one of the first to be chosen for a team. She was also VERY smart...Good Student at P.S. 20 on Fox Street. She was a year behind me and, had the same 5th grade teacher that I had the year before...Mrs. Chambers.
Where are you now?
Alice Carol Hirsh
Thanks for the memories.I lived at 975 Walton Avenue, then moved to 911 Walton Ave. Went to PS73 and Taft High School in 1955. Would love to meet up with old friends.
How are you? Wow has it been a long time since we last saw each other. I live in Gainesville, va now.
I'm not sure how this site works. All I can say is I was born at the Royal Hospital in 1942 and lived at 333 East 176st Street. I remember the blizzard of 1947. I sledded down Tremont Avenue under a truck. What fun!!! I also remember the Memorial Day parades on the Grand Concourse. Some of the kids I grew up with were Alan Skerker, Stuart Schlau, Pearl Sternchuss. Played stickball and strikeouts in the schoolyard at P.S.28.
I was born in the Bronx in the early 1940's. I remember seeing FDR's procession drive by on the Grand concourse - I lived in Anthony Ave and Burnside Ave and it was just around the corner. does anyone know the date that this happened?
Hi Pat.. I was born in the Bronx in the highbridge area on Nelson Avenue. my paents moved so often..grand concourse, jesup avenue, university avenue right by ogden avenue.. so many places..walton avenue.. my goodness, can't remember a lot..so long ago but in my mind's eye I see them all. your pictures are amazing.. I'm so glad I stopped by to read so many comment and so many memories... thanks so much for letting me share.. Judy
I had a Miss Troskin as a fourth grade teacher at PS 114 in the Bronx, 1964-1965.I have definite memories of her.
Do you have a book ? I would buy it. I was from Jerome and Gunhill rd. went to P.S. 80
Wow! Lived Anthony Ave and 173rd St. Also went to PS 70 (still have my "yearbook),Wade and Taft (graduating in 1947). Have been telling stories for years about the pool in PS 70 and Mr. Bone who made boys swim without bathing suits and would rub our ankles after showering to see if we really cleaned ourselves. Nobody believed me! Also little known fact but looked at pictures of Lewis Morris and building next door where Eydie Gorme grew up (also Taft graduate 1946). Shul where I was bar mitzvahed, now a church at 173rd St. and Morris Ave. This is amazing site!
Deborah Friedman Davis
I loved looking at your photos of the Bronx. It came to me accidently and what a joy!
We lived on Sheridan Avenue and 172nd Street..buildings 1520 and later, 1504. I just love nostalgia and all the wonderful memories of growing up in the Bronx. It was a unique experience and I have returned many times to drive through the old neighborhood.
I came upon your site quite by accident, but it intrigued me as I was born and raised in the Bronx during the 40's and 50's. I lived on 171 and attended PS.64 and Wade Junior High school. I certainly can speak of life as it was then.... Compared to today it was very rich in every aspect, both good and bad..... Do you remember the Napolie Boys or the Highbridge Ikes???
marty z email@example.com
I AM LOOKING FOR CAROL LUBOW FROM JESSUP AVENUE NEAR E L GRANT HIGHWAY. BELIEVE SHE WENT TO TAFT HS. CAN ANYONE HELP? THANKS MARTY Z
Hi Pat, I want to thank you so much for the pictures. I have nothing but wonderful memories. I lived at 173rd & Clay Ave, Went to PS 70, Wade & Taft HS. I visit my daughter at times and I go around the block when I can. Want to say Hello to all my PEEPS who were around in the 70's. Bless you all and thank you again Pat. YOUR THE BOMB DIGGITY:-)
Thanks for your wonderful personalized tour of the Grand Concourse Bronx. I am considering employment in the area and I am trying to learn about the history and neighborhoods.
does anyone remember Sharon Tannenbaum Taft 65?
R E Acuna
Hello Pat, found your treasure of photos of the Bronx, quite by accident. It brought tears to my eyes. We lived in the South Bronx, so many wonderful childhood memories of 1035 Tiffany Street. My loving parents and younger sister had moved there from the upper East Side of NY. Tony Curtis (Bernie Schwartz lived on Fox Street so I heard) I'm a New Yorker through and through. As an I went back to live in Manhatten the Upper East Side, then Dallas, and New Jersey, and now on Long Island. But I will always miss my home on Tiffany Street which no longer exists, on that street. I too as some of your posters have said, keep going back to that time in the Bronx, searching for Churches, Schools and buildings I knew. Thank you for posting all of the wonderful photos of the Bronx.
I enjoyed your photos. I grew up on Grand and 184th but as a teenager did deliveries for a kosher butcher shop. Many customers still lived up and down Grand Concourse - some living as shut-ins. Entering those old, and once grand, buildings was sort of like entering an archeological dig. It sumed up much of my experience of the Bronx of my childhood in the budget strapped '70s.
I keep going back to look at your wonderful articles and photos. You have done an amazing job. I grew up on Walton and 183 Street. My schools were: PS 33, EBB(JHS ), and Walton. I graduated in 1958. About 13 years ago, i returned to NYC, with my daughter. I live right outside of Orlando, Fl. A city called Altamonte Springs. If anyone lives nearby, contact me. My email address is:firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd love to hear from someone. I cannot believe the changes in my city! I truly miss those great days.
My dad's store was in the Bronx. My mom was from there, my aunt and uncle lived there. I grew up in Yonkers but have very fond memories of Jerome Avenue area especially. Joan Shumsky Gold
hello pat my grandmother lived at 37 featherbed lane in the 1970-1980's i use to play at the park a cross the street in the late 1980's she died and i no longer came to the neighborhood i would LOVE to get a picture of the building i use to be able to pull it up on the internet but for some reason i can't get it anymore when i think about her i like to look at the building it brings back happier times for me i use to climb those stairs you have pictures of there across the street from the park i would like to know if the city tore the building down thinks for the pictures
Your website caught my eye from a google search. A "Miss Troskin" is referenced, but I couldn't find information on your site. Do you know anything about this? Miss Troskin may be my mother, aunt or grandmother. They were the only Troskins in the Bronx.
Hi Pat, Thanks so much for rekindling those memories. I was born in Lebanon Hospital and went to P.S. 70, Wade and Taft. What a great place to grow up, especially in the days when life was so uncomplicated.
Found you by accident. I love your work, I can't seem to stop looking. I was searching for photos of my mom's childhool at 1362 Grand Concourse. I hope this helps her. You're great!
Susie in LA
Bobby from PS70
Hi Patty, I look and love your pics of the old Bronx neighborhood again and again. Your brother and mine were fellow PS70'ites from K to 6 or thereabouts, 1954-1960?. After that I'm not too sure but Wade and Taft seem likely. I've looked at your other photo gallerys, PLEASE keep posting them. So GREAT! The Lewis Morris had a restaurant or some such all the way on the bottom you could walk into off of Morris Avenue. Am I remembering that correctly?
Came across your web page by accident. Wonder if you can help me regarding geneology research. My husband's father lived and worked in the bronx. If anyone knew or knows anything about a Louis Brand or Lazer Brand who worked as a bread baker in the Highbridge Bakery in the Bronx around the 1940's, 1950's or 1960's please contact me at email@example.com. I believe the owner of the bakery died at one point and his wife took it over. Her name was Bertha. Thanx!
Joyce Davis Jones
Searched PS 73 Bronx 1944 and found your great website - Lived in Highbridge 40s and 50s - Woodycrest Avenue, then University, then Undercliff - would love to find some of the "old" crowd and I do mean Old!Names come to mind - Alice Ritter, Joey Theis,Bob Orth, Eleanor Funk, Helen Ahearn, Thanks Pat for sharing great pix
Wow, Pat -- I had no idea! You have a wonderful eye and have captured great images here. Thank you for sharing.
Hi, Love your photos. I was born in Fordham hospital in 1964. My mom was born in the bronx in 1941 - I am looking for someone who knows the Schreiber family so I can add some good info to my family tree. Please contact me if you do.
I lived on Weeks Ave. between 174th & 175th, went to PS 70, Wade and Taft. These photos brought back so many memories. My cousin sent me your link.
hi,I also have great memories of my wonderful bronx, I lived on 227 st between barnes and bronxwood ave, my address was 879 east 227 st,2nd floor ,apt 1a, ronnie galente, gary cancro, mikey passerelli, mario montauro, any of you guys still around? I miss those days from long ago, GOD bless all of us.........
Hey, your pics are beautiful...you are really talented..CONGRATS....saw your link at TPV.
Hey! I followed your link here from The Poll Vault. I really enjoy your photography - you are very talented.
Dear Pat, I lived on 172nd. and University Ave at the point where the Washington bridge came into the Bronx. Very bust corner where Ogden Ave. and Boscobel Ave and 174th st. and University Ave meet. I went to Ps 104 and jr. high school 82. The year was 1940 for high school graduation. Featherbed Lane was a keepsake in my heart. The business i remember were Oppenberg Bakery. The best bread, rolls,bagles and Dubinsky's Deli was a real treat. Pastrami on rye with a celery tonic on the side was a real treat. The stickball games were legendary. As many as 100 spectators watched these games on Plimpton Ave in front of the schul. Thanks for all your hard work,those days are gone forever. They were enjoyed my whole life and i was lucky to have lived there. With respect, George Tookmanian
Wonderful photos and memories. I have photos of University Ave & 176th St in the early 40's if you are interested, as well as photos of Castle Hill Pool in the 30's & early 50's
We are working on a marketing publication for the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corp. We saw your photos online and were wondering if you would be interested in submitting them for paid use in the project (or if we could download high resolution versions for paid use with your permission.) Please email me if interested.
Jane Levesque, firstname.lastname@example.org, American Images Publishing
HI PAT FROM ANOTHER PAT WHO WAS BORN IN THE BRONX MORRIS AND 164TH IN THE YEAR 1929. WAS PART OF THE MASS MIGRATION IN 1958 WITH MY HUSBAND AND KIDS TO LONG ISLAND. AM NOW ENTERING MY 80TH YEAR AND YOUR PIXS WERE TERRIFIC. MY FIRST JOB OUT OF WALTON HIGH WAS AT DOLLAR SAVS BANK. THANK FOR THE MEMORIES
I really enjoyed your photos and info on the Bronx from years ago.
I grew up on Paulding Ave Between Allerton & Boston Post Rd. Freedomland,
Krums, Loews & Melba Theaters, Alexanders Dept. Store & many others.
Born 1952 Bronx, NY Moved to Queens 1968.
Wonderful pictures of The Bronx. I lived there from 1947 to 1987. You brought back pleasant memories.
iam also from the bx. i lived between arthur and hughes ave. off 178th. until 1965.
then lived near the yankee stadium until 1972.
lived in the bronx for 40 years.
I'm from Co-Op City. And I'm making a documentary film about the South Bronx and the last year of the old Yankee Stadium. I'd like to talk to people who lived in the area pre-1970s. If you lived in the South Bronx and are interested in sharing some stories, I'd love to hear them. You can contact me at email@example.com.
excellent work! are you doing this as a profession?
I stumbled on your photo galleries searching for some shots of an old home. How wonderful it was to take a look through some of your work. I want to tell you how much of a real sense of "being there" you give us with your art. Thank you
Love your photos.
Keep up the good work.
Excellent work. I live in Long Island and lived in the city before this, you took some great photos of this area.
I love ALL the pics you took over Labor Day weekend, especially IMG_0382.jpg the one of the cat in the window. The rubber duckies are great, and I like the flag on the weathered fence. You have the eye, Pat.
I really love your photography. These are some beautiful pictures. I really would love to get to NYC sometime. Your pictures of it make me want to go even more.
p.s. Do you have any photos from in and around Lincoln Center?
I'm surprised :). Lilly
What a teriffic gallery of NYC! This is one place that i've always wanted to go. Thanks for sharing these great photos.
What wonderful photos, Pat! I wish that I had your eye for photography. Sometimes I get pictures that are good. Sometimes I don't. Thanks for sharing your beautiful talent. See you this summer.
Thankyou so much for sharing your beautiful pictures.
The Peter Paul & Mary photos are the best Christmas Blessing. God does answer Prayers!!
I hope you come to Phila in June.
Your other photos and topics are touching. My cousin is on the quilt in Washington DC.
From the rocks to Central Park you share a Beautiful story.
Now, Do you want a challenge? Photograph Pets. Owning Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. They have eyes that speak. I try to photograph their Spirit.
You capture the spirit in all your Photos. You also take us to footprints of others through your Photography.
This was great never knew this was here thank you for sharing is so much to see especially for those of us who can't go to/see these people places and things Love,Mary Ann
You are a truly great photographer. All you photos are wonderful The photos of the concert are as professional as one could want them to be. I really enjoy your photos and I enjoyed meeting you and having dinner with you and the other CHers. Sorry we didn't get to talk more, but there were so many CH folks there and I wanted to try to talk to as many as possible.....Once again, thanks for the great photo memories...God Bless You
As the lady says below, the picture of Mary resting against Peter says it all! Such a brave lady. Thanks, again, for putting the photographs up so quickly. You're a great photographer. I love the photos around your home and also central park.
your pictures are wonderful. As a photographer myself, I have learned one thing, if you can reach out and touch someone with your pictures and they can tell a story, the quality doesnt matter. Concert photo's with the lights they use are very difficult to shoot. Trust me I know, I shoot a lot of concerts.
I do want to let you know out of all your wonderful nature shots and concert shots, the one shot that says it all to me is the one of Mary resting her head on Peter. That photo really touched me.
Thanks for sharing all of your photo's, your galleries are great!
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