A PAST PRESERVED-In the Shadow of the Twin Gas Tanks, on E. 110th St.


8 Comments on “A PAST PRESERVED-In the Shadow of the Twin Gas Tanks, on E. 110th St.”

  1. Theresa Ann Passarelli says:

    Thank you for sharing your memories. 🙂
    I grow up in East Harlem in the 60s and it will always have a special place in my heart!

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  2. Josephine Giuffrida says:

    families were just happy to be together with a roof above their heads and food on the table.I lived on 108th street between 2nd and third avenue went to St Anns on 110the street

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  3. ed Fiorella says:

    I graduated from St. Anns in 1949. The gas tanks were across the street from the school . Also next to the school was the chicken slaughter house Every so often a chicken without a head would get loose and run the street. On the 111th st side of the tanks was a horse stable where the tahe vendors would pick up their wagons and start selling vegetables, fruits, potatos and ice for the ice boxes .not too many refrigerators at that rime

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  4. Steven Bellofatto says:

    Thanks for sharing. The pictures are terrific. I grew up on 112th & 1st Ave. I remember those gas tanks. The big kids told me that if I could threw a lit match high enough to get it to land in one of those tanks it would explode! I also remember the nearby Boys Club where I spent so much time playing games and making things. SB

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  5. JoAnn Longo says:

    Beautiful story..

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  6. Cristine Barefield-Florio says:

    My Grandfather had a plumbing shop on E. 109th Street between 1st & 2nd Avenue.
    And my uncle Patsy had a candy store on that 109th as well. Love these photos.

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  7. Carol Ann Puco says:

    I Love This And All The Memories, You were Chosen To Keep Them Alive. What Heart Felt Words. Beautiful .

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