Mid-March, I took a long walk through Yorkville with Kennedy Moore, the founder of Ask a New Yorker and it all came out. My love for the neighborhood, the city, the people still here and those gone. The rich Yorkville memories block to block, up to the avenues then down to the river.
Our walk started at
Lexington Avenue and 86th Street, the center of
Yorkville’s universe. We meandered the lower 80s and went up to the footprint
of the old Ruppert Brewery. Stopped at the Isaacs/Holmes Housing Project, then
over to Asphalt Green football field. We played in Carl Schurz Park, strolled the Drive
and concluded our walkabout in front of 517 East 83rd Street, my old
home, where our journey ended.
I love our city and my warren, Yorkville. Thank you, Ask a New Yorker.
Our next City Stories: Stoops to Nuts storytelling show is six days away, Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at the Cornelia Street Café.
Our sensational line-up: Slash Coleman, Kurt Gertsmann, Dave Lester, Susan Neuffer, Sherryl Marshall and Thomas Pryor.
Admission is $7 and includes a free drink. I guarantee a good time.
|Rear wall of the Yorkville Casino ~ 85th St|
|Mom in front of 519 E 86th St ~ 1961|
|East Side Settlement House cornerstone|
|1903 drawing of East Side Settlement House|