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Re: LOUD ANNOYING NOISES IN BRONX (1940-1960s)


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Posted by Sammy on Wednesday, July 26th 2017:

In Reply to: LOUD ANNOYING NOISES IN BRONX (1940-1960s) posted by Alvin L. on Tuesday, July 25th 2017:

The backyard of our two-family Cruger Avenue house bordered on the open lots and elevated subway tracks of White Plains Road, a half block from the Allerton Avenue station. I grew up with the sound of the Lexington Avenue/White Plains Road/241st Street subway running day and night behind my house. I never minded the noise and would often hear the screeching sound of the train while pulling into and out of the station, BUT... during the years of World War Two (1941 to 1945) from the age of 2 until I was 6 years old, I was terrorized by the sound of the air raid siren which came from the roof of the Allerton station EVERY Saturday at exactly 12 noon during the war years. The SCREAMING sound was SO unbearable, that it actually seemed as if it was coming from the roof of MY house, rather than from the station`s roof! If anything was "loud and annoying" for me in The Bronx, I REALLY experienced the "ultimate" and sensed the HORRORS of war at a very young age!

Sammy L. Schwartz

Reference ID: BX82696


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