Lost, but not forgotten…Morrone’s Bakery.Posted: June 19, 2014 Filed under: But Not Forgotten!, Gone, Italian East Harlem 3 Comments
Lost, but not forgotten…Morrone’s Bakery.
Morrone Bakery, once located at 324 East 116th Street, sold Italian, French and Semolina bread. Gabriele and Rosa Morrone opened the bakery in 1956 and until closing day, they religiously made authentic hand-made breads. This tiny bakery offered a homely, welcoming atmosphere, with Rosa Morrone wrapping and selling the breads herself. Long gone…but never forgotten!
Jefferson-Pool-Photographed by-Bernard-Hoffman-1936Posted: June 19, 2014 Filed under: Thomas Jefferson Park, Vintage Photography 7 Comments
1884: The Goats that Bucked a Swimming Race in East HarlemPosted: June 19, 2014 Filed under: East Harlem, Just for fun Leave a comment
In my last post about old New York, I wrote about a Newfoundland who almost lost his life while taking part in a swimming race from Randall’s Island to the Harlem Beach Bathing Pavilion in July 1884. Apparently the manager of the Harlem beach, Frederick Kenyon, wasn’t fazed by this close call on the East River, because three weeks later, he invited people to let their goats swim the same race. The prizes included a mammoth cabbage, large turnip, a double-sheet circus poster, and a tomato can.
On August 10, 1884, 11 goat owners led their goats to a float on the East River at 116th Street, where they were to be thrown into the water. The owners struggled quite a bit as the goats butted and kicked and flat-out refused to get into the water.
During all this commotion, a man came rushing out to the float, brandishing a…
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The Harlem Beach Bathing Pavilion- Circa 1884Posted: June 19, 2014 Filed under: But Not Forgotten!, East Harlem, Gone, Health and wellness, New York City Leave a comment
The Harlem Beach Bathing Pavilion- Circa 1884
1933: Policy Pete’s Number Book-Vintage “How to pick the #’s.”Posted: June 19, 2014 Filed under: Books, But Not Forgotten!, Gone, New York City 2 Comments