Began the day on the 2, (subway line), visiting my former home, Da Bronx. Lived here for 2 years until Me too’d by an MD, but what woman hasn’t?. Lost a career but eventually made my way back to a former career. The television/movie industry seems to have been affected, but the medical and restaurant industry await. Only the tip of the iceberg has been exposed. Enough said…
Allerton Avenue – my former stop has been upgraded. Fancy schamansy, get a load of the stained glass.
And a few of my favorite neighborhood haunts have changed their names but the same great pizza and gyros remain.
My Former Home at the Corner of Wallace and Allerton.
Next, the real Little Italy ..
With a market you don’t want to miss.
Then on to Arthur Avenue where Italian food reigns.
And stop to say a prayer at Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
This church began at the end of the 19th century as a haven for Italian immigrants. At its height in the 1940’s and 1950’s more than 40,000 Italians called this church their home. Since inception 17 priests and numerous sisters have come from the congregation. Over 100 years old it continues to serve the Italian community, however now serves the Latin community also.
And my former employer, St. Barnabas Hospital.
Next, a stop around the corner from Little Italy, the New York Botanical Garden. See you tomorrow..