Everyday Life in the Hood: Camilo Jose Vergara New York 1970-1973Posted: July 2, 2013 Filed under: East Harlem, New York City | Tags: Camilo Jose Vergara Leave a comment
Camilo Jose Vergara’s photojournalistic approach to chronicling East Harlem/Spanish Harlem.
Long gone, but not forgotten…Morrone’s Bakery.Posted: July 2, 2013 Filed under: East Harlem, East Harlem Notables, Italian East Harlem, New York City 1 Comment
Morrone Bakery was located at 324 East 116th Street in East Harlem. It was renowned for it’s delicious variety of Italian, French and Semolina bread. I once bought a loaf of olive bread, and, believe me, it was fabulous!
Gabriele and Rosa Morrone opened the bakery in 1965, and until August 19th 2007, they made traditional Italian hand-made breads. This small, neighborhood “mom and pop” bakery, offered an inviting atmosphere, with Rosa Morrone still behind the counter, selling the breads herself. My great Aunt Columbia Altieri was friends with Rosa. I remember her telling me that the bakery was going to close. Very sad indeed!
Copy and paste the link below, to read a New York Times article, from September of 2007, discussing Morrone’s Bakery closing. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/18/nyregion/18bakery.html
STORE FRONT: The Disappearing Face of New YorkPosted: July 2, 2013 Filed under: Architecture, digital photography, Just for fun, New York City, Tenements Leave a comment
STORE FRONT: The Disappearing Face of New York, a set by James and Karla Murray Photography on Flickr.
Can you spot the East Harlem storefronts?(Albeit long gone.) Bet some of you can! Have fun!
Delightful Coffee Shop 2003 (R.I.P.)Posted: July 2, 2013 Filed under: But Not Forgotten!, digital photography, East Harlem, Italian East Harlem, New York City 2 Comments
Delightful Coffee Shop 2003 (R.I.P.), a photo by James and Karla Murray Photography on Flickr.
Remember when? Now, it’s a Dunkin’ Donuts. Go figure! Pretty soon, every remnant of the old neighborhood will be put to rest. That’s a crying shame!