Posts Tagged ‘housing projects’

An old grade school friend sent me this photo the other day. It shows me and a group of 7th classmates from the Blessed Sacrament School in the Bronx on an outing to the United Nations in the mid-’60s. I have zero memory of this trip, even now that I’ve been shown the picture. But […]

I have to give credit to my old newspaper The New York Daily News for focusing its attention and resources on the city’s public housing authority, otherwise known universally in government circles as NYCHA (as in ‘gotcha’). This bureaucracy operates the city’s housing projects, one of which — the Monroe Houses in the Bronx — […]

A couple of years ago, I was having lunch with a friend and telling him about the memoir I was writing. “What makes you think anyone would want to read about your life?” he asked. It was a reasonable question because I’m not famous, drug-addicted, bulimic or any of the other things that some people […]

I read all the newspaper stories today about Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, and while they all mentioned her Catholic School education at Cardinal Spellman High School, not one mentioned that — for the EIGHT years before that — she attended Blessed Sacrament School on Beach Avenue. So did I — at […]