Section: Italian Harlem Message Board
 

Directory: New York City History

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There is no past that we can bring back by the longing for it, however as that past withdraws we can seek out and select those memories which were important to us and keep it alive among ourselves on the Italian Harlem Message Board. I welcome everyone's comments. Please feel free to express your thoughts with others and I will post them here.

Photo Credit: http://www.gangrule.com/gallery/other_html/e107.jpg (This is 107th Street in Italian Harlem c.1912)

 

 

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Anonymous said...

My grandmother lived in Italian East Harlem at the turn of the 20th century. Her name was Angelina Santonastasio. Her father was Francesco and he owned a grocery store, on 1st ave, I think. I would like to research this but do not know where to start. Can anyone help? She was married in St. Lucy's Church in 1905 and moved to Brooklyn. She was originally from Casagiove, Italy right outside of Naples.

December 1, 2009

   
 
Anonymous said...

Hi East Harlemites Terry are u Still On Here Did u Stay With {Olga }Lefty I See Ann Marie Hey Ann MArie Happy to see u too did u knoW genie ~ Boy From 324 hun 09 ?? Get Back To Me My e mail is flowerbell19@yahoo.com LUV TO HEAR FROM U MILLY XO

June 1, 2009 9:35 AM
   
 
Anonymous said...

Hi Theresa Are You Terry From 114th st 2nd Ave An Lived On Stafford Ave In The Bx ???

May 3, 2009 12:41 AM
   
 
Anonymous said...

Hey Annmarie Is This Really You This Is Millie From 111st  Mickeys Friend Hey Remember Tommy Petito

May 3, 2009 12:35 AM
   
 
Anonymous said...

I am not from Italian Harlem but I appreciate the Neighborhood. Anche Parlo Italiano.I'm from Brooklyn, and took a walk around the Italian Harlem a year or so ago. It was nice to find it. On one of the streets off Pleasant Avenue , (A dead end street which almost meets the FDR drive) , I saw a row of homes and at the end the whole side wall of one painted Red White and Green.

I have read much on Italian Harlem online, and see that Italian Harlem is coming back in A Strong way. Patsys, Orbits (on 2nd Ave) , Raos, Claudios Barber shop are original Italian Harlem Business still doing good Business and Quality. I've read that many new Italian Residents are moving back into Italian Harlem (around Pleasant Avenue Area).

Also , come leave you e mails address on our website.www.solomusicanapoletana.com

January 11, 2009 6:28 AM
   
 
December 11, 2007 10:26 PM

VenetianJade said...

Hi Mimi,

What a great site! I really enjoyed reading about the old days and remembering some very familiar people and places. My name is Ann Marie Bonasera and I went to St. Ann's School and grew up on 109th St. between first and second avenues. My family lived from 106th Street (the Sicilians) to 116th St and Pleasant Ave. I still go back periodically to the Feast of Mt. Carmel. My grandmother, Anna Bonasera used to work for the church in the 50s and 60s and Father Pistella used to visit her on holidays. So much to say and to remember!!!

 
   
 
October 27, 2007 4:11 PM

HI MIMI, LOVE THE SITE I AM A PAST RESIDENT OF E. HARLEM, I CAME FROM E. 114 ST MY NAME IS THERESA MEDICI. I AM PROUD TO SAY THAT IS WERE I WAS BORN, WE HAD 25 COUSINS ON THE SAME BLOCK AND AUNTS, UNCLES, AND ETC. I STILL GO THERE FOR THE GILGO.

MY BOTH PARENTS CAME FROM POLLA, ITALY, THAT SAINT THAT IS IN THATCHURCH CAME FROM THAT TOWN. WE HAVE A REUNION EVERY YR HERE IN THE BRONX, WE HAD 650 PEOPLE LAST YEAR, THAT CAME FROM ALL OVER TO SEE THEIR OLD FRIENDS AND FAMILY.IT WAS A GREAT NIGHT. AGAIN WE WILL HAVE IT IN APRIL 2008.I WANT TO KEEP IN TOUCH, HAVE A LOT OF INFO ON E. HARLEM CATHOLIC MUSEUM. LOCATED IN THE OLD MT CARMEL SCHOOL, ITS THE STATE OF THE ART MUSEUM. OK THANK YOU,

THERESA MEDICI
 


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