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Photos taken by Joe Santoiemma
Cambreling and 187th Street
My Mom always sent me to Pete & Rose's Grocery
(no longer there). The hardware
store pictured was once Candid Bros. butcher
#3 bus took this route up to Tremont.
on right, left side DMV.
once was (Southern Boulevard and Pelham Parkway).
I believe that McDonald's was once a small amusement
park, then at one time a Howard Johnson's (36 flavors).
36th reunion (2000), class of 1964
Mr. Riley, class 6-1
(sadly) to Tremont and Waterbury, Westchester Square area.
I loved my wonder years in the old hood. A million kids
lived on one block. There was no need to walk a few blocks to
Garden Street or Grote Street. There was enough to do right on
Beaumont Avenue. It seemed that 2 blocks over was another
neighborhood! Sure we were poor, but my parents never let me know.
We always had pasta and gravy twice a week, Sunday and Thursday.
Fish on Friday of course (Italian Catholics).
It really was the best of times, back in Da Bronx.
Joe Santoiemma PS 32 Class of 1964