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Posted by Walter K on Monday, March 2nd 2020:

In Reply to: Re: Ole 167 posted by Sammy to Walter K on Monday, March 2nd 2020:

As I remember, East Tremont Avenue splits off onto Valentine Avenue going north which is just above Webster. Across from that building on the corner is a very small park called O'Brien Square. We often went sleigh riding there and made sure to avoid running into the iron railing on the bottom of the hill.

Besides those political offices in that building on the corner, there was a television and radio store where my mom and I watched TV from the sidewalk through their front window (late 1940s). Next to it going up the hill, was Leto's Record Shop. He had a speaker mounted outside above the entrance and before you bought a record, he played it so, everyone walking by and the people sitting on the benches in O'Brien Square knew what you bought. I bought the theme song to "DRAGNET" - that really shook em'up! Paid 89 cents for a 78rpm.

Across Webster, on the corner was BOBKOFF'S sporting goods store. Once, a heavy gust of wind blew out their side window and a lot hats went flying south down Webster.

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