Friday, April 10, 2020

Coronavirus Remote Education and Dancing 

Day Eighteen thru Twenty April 8-10 Wednesday thru Good Friday.

Good Friday April 10, 2020
Moe's Shop
Just this week Gandolfo Albanese, died due to complications from the Coronavirus. He would have been 95 on April 15. He was affectionately known as “Moe the Butcher” and has pretty much been in the neighborhood since he was born. The Albanese Meats & Poultry was started by his parents in 1923. His mother grew up here and his father was an immigrant from Sicily. "Moe" was a much beloved figure in the neighborhood and will be truly missed.
Old St. Patrick's Cathedral 
So today instead of writing in the blog I took a walk around the neighborhood and took photos of a neighborhood which could easily be in mourning at the loss of one of its beloved citizens but also in mourning at the loss of our street life, which has gone through so many changes since I moved in in 1978 and had already gone through many more a 100 years before. Living in this neighborhood  you feel so much a part of its disappearing past, its hectic present, and modernizing future.
Prince & Mott
Here are the photos I took at rush hour on 
Good Friday April 10, 2020. 
Not too much rushing going on here.

Houston East of Broadway

Sheltering In
Houston and Elisabeth
Elizabeth Street (our block)
Houston and Broadway looking ea
Broadway North of Houston

Houston & the Bowery Whole Foods
The Future is here
The Bowery Mission
Bleecker Street & Broadway
Houston Street facing west
Houston Street facing east
Houston & Bowery Mural



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