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Talking about Antimo…

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Grandpa Antimo Puca While interviewing my cousin Herby for family recollections, he mentioned that our grandfather, Antimo (Tony) operated a produce store, around the corner from Arthur Avenue (across from St.Barnabus Hospital.) *Note: The timeline for this story is around the mid to late 1950’s.* Herby clearly recalled the fact that, written on the storefront awning, were the words, “Tony’s Live and Let Live…” Hence, Tony’s favorite quote was, “Live and Let Live!
Antimo Puca was the second child born to Stefano Puca and Teresina Milo. He was born in the small town of Sant’Antimo, Naples, on the 25th day of August, 1896. The first child born to his parents was a boy named Antimo. He was named in the traditional fashion, to honor Stefano’s father, Antimo Puca. Tragically, this baby died. Perhaps he died from the Cholera epidemic which was running rampant across Italy, at that time. Anyway, when the second child…

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July 31, 1922: The Most Populated Street in NYC: Corner of East 112th Street & 1st Avenue.

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Street Scene in East Harlem 31 Jul 1922, Manhattan, New York City, New York State, USA — Original caption: The Most Populated Street in New York City – East 112th Street. General view of East 112th Street. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

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