265 Lafayette street between Prince and Spring. 105 Thompson Street between Prince and Spring.
Grew up as a child 0-14, went to PS3/IS-70. Me (stripe shirt) and my brother Christian (overalls) are in the photo titled "The Downtown Macaroni Necklace Factory (photo by Donald Gangemi)"
The quiet of the streets the look of almost desolation on the weekends. The feeling that we could go anywhere and do anything and explore any corner of the neighborhood as young children like you might expect in a quite town in the suburbs.
I can't think of anything I don't miss.
Moved in and out of the city. Found a bigger less expensive loft on 24th street in the new gallery district.
Playing at playground east of Silver Towers while my parents climbed the fence into the field at the NE corner to play softball. Judson Health Clinic. Mary's Candy store on Thompson. Dumpster diving! Running along Greene or Wooster along the tops of loading docks and other building structures playing "don't touch the ground" with my brother. Sword fighting with cardboard tubes left over from bolts of fabric. Climbing in and on the bread delivery trucks at Wooster? and Prince.