Soapbox, Sept. 1

Following a reader’s request, we are reprinting a Town & Village Soapbox column that originally ran on September 1, 2011. The column, submitted by Peter Cooper Village resident Joe McGrath, details his memories of an early Stuyvesant Town.

Town & Village encourages readers to submit their own columns for “The Soapbox,” which features a different voice from the neighborhood each week (space providing). All are welcome to submit columns on the topic of the author’s choice, preferably not longer than 800 words, to or Town & Village, editor, 20 W. 22nd St., 14th floor, New York, NY, 10010.

Nobody asked me about the old days, but…

Nobody asked me, but I miss the good ol’ days in Stuyvesant Town as a wide-eyed, red headed/freckled faced youth and teen. Where has the time gone? Man, do I miss:Egg-creams and lime rickeys in Fradels on Avenue B. “Schlepping out” around 8 p.m. to get my Dad a pint of hand packed ice cream at Daltons and the Daily News Night Owl newspaper. Continue reading