Tuesday, May 17, 2005

lou gehrig is the pride of east harlem!

who doesn't love lou gehrig? what i didn't know is that while they'll tell you that he was born in new york city of german immigrant parents (and maybe they'll even go so far as to say that he's from upper manhattan, which is a nice way of saying the obvious), no one will say that he's from east harlem -- 1994 2nd Avenue, to be exact. by my guesstimation, that's right about at e. 116th street. they dedicated a plaque there the other day in a lovely garden area. his house is gone. there's a laundromat in it's place. if they'd known that it was his, they probably wouldn't have torn it down...

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