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Winter 2011 • Vol. XX, Issue LXXI

The Vanishing Delis of The Bronx
By Steve Samtur with Adam Samtur

The story of the Kosher deli is the story of the Jewish experience in the United States. By 1931, there were 1,550 Kosher delis in the five boroughs. Now, there are only three left in The Bronx . . . (more)

Winter 2008 • Vol. XVI, Issue LIX

Hunting for Mischief in the Bronx
By John Luke

Aldo might have been the worst of them. But they were all bad. Sort of. Well, let’s say wild, instead. Yet all six of them came from loving Italian immigrant households in the Belmont section of the Bronx . . . (more)

FALL 2007 • Vol. XV, Issue LVIII

The Benches
By Irma Ohl Fiedler

My mother died last year. Her death qualified me for admission to an untitled support group of those who have lost a parent they loved. Never spoken about, you know your soulmates by the shocked gaze and hard swallow when they realize you share their pain. This is being written for those who share my hurt . . . (more)

Summer 2007 • Vol. XV, Issue LVII

Mel’s Key Shop
By Steve Samtur

Apartment living in the Bronx from the 30’s through 60’s could be described in one word: CRAMPED! Fortunately for most, this was a temporary condition that lasted until the family could afford to move to a larger apartment . . . Now imagine this CRAMPED condition lasting four generations! . . . (more)

Spring 2007 • Vol. XV, Issue LVI

Geography the Hard Way
By Ken Gorman

“Today, this class has the assignment to move the milk crates to the lunchroom kitchen,” the bossy nun said. “I want James Fenton and Kevin Gordon to handle the job this time. You may leave the room at 9:30 and return as soon as you have finished.” . . . (more)

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