Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Yorkville on the Radio Tonight!

"Yorkville: Stoops to Nuts," on internet radio tonight!

Tune in @ 9pm on the Centanni Broadcasting Network, the link's below: http://www.centannibroadcasting.com/

Our first show will explore this group photo taken on August 30, 1942. It's a Service Flag Dedication ceremony nine months after the U.S. entry into WWII. We'll look at the Yorkville neighborhood and what people were doing at a heightened time of shortages, stress and anxiety.

Two of the people in the crowd are my father, Bob Pryor, and my uncle Mickey Fiorillo, 13 & 9 years old. Mickey is my guest tonight. 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 career, Mickey occupied a few stools in Kronks, the Old Timers & Loftus Tavern, joined the Army, starred at bat & in the field for Yorkville softball teams, iron worker at the Trade Center, off-Broadway & film actor, bar keep and Yorkville son his entire life. Mickey's ready, and he's playing two!

The show is live from Giovanna's Restaurant on Lexington Ave & 100th St. Come to the show, have dinner, a glass of wine, or tune in live at home or on the archives.http://www.centannibroadcasting.com/

One hour devoted to storytelling about neighborhood places, characters, and institutions with terrific guests & music. They'll be shows on the RKO 86th Street, Old Yankee Stadium, Carl Schurz Park, Losers Lounge, Clay Cole Show, Cornelia Street Cafe, and various Yorkville taverns & shops. Tune in, I'll take you back.


Clay Cole said...

Tommy: I'm wishing you all my best wishes and congratulations on the launch of your new radio hour tonight! I will be listening. Regards, Clay Cole
(formerly 78th street and York Ave)

Thomas Pryor said...

Thank you, Clay, looking forward to walking the neighborhood with you sometime soon, be well, Tommy