Wednesday, October 9, 2019

My kind of town ..... Bronx, New York

Those of you who have been following me for a long time know that I am Sicilian. But few know that I grew up in New York, in the Bronx precisely. Here are some pictures that my friend and high-school classmate took of the building where I, my mother and grandmother lived in the Bronx, in the 60s and 70s. Gloria and I met in High School, we both attended Mother Butler Memorial High School on Pelham Parkway in the Bronx. When I met Gloria, we had already moved from 2394 Belmont Avenue, and surprise surprise .... we moved across the street from Gloria's house. 

By the way, 2394 Belmont Avenue and 187th Street, is located in the Italian neighborhood of the Bronx, just a few blocks away from the famous Arthur Avenue Italian open market. Needless, to say, we also had Egidio's Pastry Shop just down the block.

Thank you so much dear Gloria for bringing back such lovely memories!

Here are some pictures that Gloria took for me a few days ago:

Here is Gloria at Egidio's  Pastry Shop



  1. How nice of your friend to send you those pictures! Have you ever been back since you moved back to Sicily? Would you like to?

  2. Francesca, I've never spent much time in the Bronx...only in Manhattan. Love New York's neighborhoods, each with their own personality. With our grandson at New York University, we may re-visit the city and explore a bit. So expensive though... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  3. Thank you, Francesca, for posting the pictures. They look great on your blog. You're very welcome. I enjoy making you so happy!

  4. That is me, Gloria's post above!

  5. How wonderful to have your childhood friend send you the photos of your old neighbourhood and of her having coffee at the pastry shop. It makes you feel like you were right there. I have been to New York but never to the Bronx. Like most people who visit we were only in Manhattan both times and across the way at Seacaucus and also the NJ shore.

  6. What a nice thing for Gloria to do for you. There's no place like New York!