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57th STREET - new blog from award-winning writer Joanna Paxinou about growing up in New York City
Feeling nostalgic and curious about what it was like to grow up in New York City? Join Joanna Paxinou at her new blog, 57th STREET!
As Joanna says, "I grew up in Manhattan on West 57th Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues. I loved it and still do! I left the old neighborhood some time ago, but it never left me. There are some new buildings built over the years, but surprisingly a lot has stayed the same. I hope you enjoy reading my memories of growing up in the Big Apple…New York City."
57th STREET, a brand new, fun, personal and nostalgic blog by award-winning writer, Joanna Paxinou, takes us into the world of 57th Street in Manhattan before it became Billionaires' Row.
Here's an excerpt:
FROM HELL'S KITCHEN TO BILLIONAIRES' ROW
I grew up on 57th Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues in Manhattan. I loved my neighborhood—
They called this area Hell's Kitchen when I was growing up. According to local lore, the area got its name because it was a rough part of New York City in the late 1800s. When two cops were on duty guarding the area, one cop said, "It's hotter than Hell." The other cop answered, "It's hotter than Hell's Kitchen."
But the area is changing from Hell's Kitchen to Billionaires' Row. They're building thin skyscraper apartment buildings along 57th Street soaring 1,000 feet into the sky. When I last visited the area, I stopped in to see a condo in one of these skyscrapers.
To read the rest of the blog visit https://joannapaxinou.com/
And check out Joanna's other blog, At the Movies with Joanna, about classic stars and films of the 1930s and 1940s and enjoy!
Sonya Haramis, Peace of the Dreamer