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Posted by john s on Friday, March 20th 2020:

In Reply to: Re: Photo 168 posted by Sammy to john s on Thursday, March 19th 2020:

Hi again sammy. Sure I know that photo studio.It was midway between the old(really old) bank and Rusties restaurant/Bar. And what great food Rusties had. The bar was so busy so they gave great food(size wise and Quality wise),at low prices.West Farms was a gin mill hub.Behind that strip of stores was a small"bum" camp.As a kid,I played by the Bx. river.That was a no-no according to my mother,but of course I did it. The bums drank Sterno(a canned gelled alcohol used to heat camping stoves). They couldn't just drink it out of the can.So they put the gelled mass in a sock and squeezed the alka out. Going over to the river ,they scooped up some water,and had a slug.Ah ,river life in the Bronx.BTW,the drink was called "A squeeze"

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