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Mon Aug 24, 2015, 02:32 PM

 

"Show me a hero"-

Is anyone watching the HBO miniseries. that is my hometown and I lived on the west side where all the minorities lived. I lived not that far from Getty Square and Ravine Ave. was very close which was all African American. The other side of Yonkers(Roosevelt and Lincoln was all white while Yonkers high and Gorton was very diverse. looking back on this part of my life we just took for granted that we were diverse.

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Reply "Show me a hero"- (Original post)
wilt the stilt Aug 2015 OP
MuseRider Aug 2015 #1
wilt the stilt Aug 2015 #3
MuseRider Aug 2015 #5
wilt the stilt Aug 2015 #6
Bluenorthwest Aug 2015 #2
mcar Aug 2015 #4
brush Aug 2015 #7
wilt the stilt Aug 2015 #8
DinahMoeHum Aug 2015 #9
brush Aug 2015 #10

Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Mon Aug 24, 2015, 02:36 PM

1. I recorded the first part

but have not watched it yet. Probably won't get to it for a while but I thought it looked interesting.

What do you think of it?

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 24, 2015, 02:37 PM

3. according tomy friend who still lives there

 

very accurate.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 24, 2015, 02:41 PM

5. Thanks,

I will make certain I get all of them. I had surgery this week and thought it would be something interesting to watch while I was down. I sadly could not stay awake long enough to get very far so will start over, lol!

Thanks for posting about this, it reminded me to look for the rest and get it queued up.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 24, 2015, 02:51 PM

6. At the time in the sixties Yonkers was primarily

 

an Irish and Italian city. According to a couple of my friends(who are African American) and now live in Atlanta Yonkers at the time was only about 6% African American. These guys and I grew up very close to each other.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Mon Aug 24, 2015, 02:36 PM

2. I've seen the first two episodes and the next two are on the dvr, it's great and all DUers should

 

give in a watch. It is written by David Simon of 'The Wire' which should sell it to this crowd instantly. It's so good.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Mon Aug 24, 2015, 02:38 PM

4. We've been enjoying it

DH is a Jersey guy but had lots of relatives in the boroughs and Yonkers.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Mon Aug 24, 2015, 02:53 PM

7. I lived down Route 24 from you in Mt. Vernon on California Road.

I'm going to check out the show.

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Response to brush (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 24, 2015, 02:55 PM

8. I lived next to the river on Warburton Ave.

 

google Getty square and I lived next to the tracks.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Reply #8)

Mon Aug 24, 2015, 03:02 PM

9. . . .stone's throw from the park and museum/planetarium.

Yeah, I know the area, too. PM me if you want further talk.

I don't have HBO, but I'll get it on DVD/streaming service when it comes.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Reply #8)

Mon Aug 24, 2015, 03:10 PM

10. Wasn't the DMV near Getty Square?

Had to go there every year for inspection stickers.

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