Two nights ago, I joined Valerie & Betty on their live Centanni radio show from Giovanna's Restaurant on Lexington Avenue & 100th Street. The food is fantastic. We talked baseball, work, neighborhoods, and vendors selling rice balls & fireworks in the street. Thank you, Val & Betty for having me on. You can listen to that show by going to the Valerie & Betty Show archive and click on July 6th.
One hour devoted to storytelling about neighborhood places, characters, and institutions with terrific guests & music. They'll be shows on the
My first guest is Michael "Mickey" Fiorillo. Mickey was born on the 500 block on 84th Street in 1933. He currently works for the Mets at Citifield in customer service. During his rich long career, Mickey occupied a few stools in Kronks, Old Timers Tavern & Loftus Tavern, joined the Army, starred at bat & in the field for Yorkville tavern softball teams, iron worker at the Trade Center, off-Broadway & film actor, tavern keeper and Yorkville son his entire life. Mickey's ready, and he's playing two!