06-10-2001, 01:31 AM
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Los Angeles, California
Looking For Old Wagner Projects Friends
I just finished reading your post, and I thought I would reply since
we grew up in the same projects during the same approximate
I grew up at 2405 first ave, the building on the corner of first ave
and 124th street.
I too attended John S. Roberts JHS 45 during the years of 1968 &1969. I attended Haaren High School on 59th Street and 10th
avenue(now Park West HS). I graduated High School in 1974.
I was one of those rare breed of street kids who would hang out
most of the time , but managed to stay away from trouble.
I was in with the hip crowd but was equally at ease with the
"Goody Goody/ Catholic Church crowd".
One of my favorite neighborhood hangout spot was in the park
under the Triboro Bridge. This was during the time that Rap music
and street D.J.'s first made their appearance mixing records on
the turntables and Conga players playing Salsa all night long.
I don't know if I know you by name but your brothers name
Some of my friends growing were;
Margie,Gladys,Mary, and Charlie Collazo.
Joseph Torres, Izzy Ruiz, David & Nancy Bones.
And many more too numerous to mention.
I found this site while web surfing and was thrilled to find current
information on Harlem.
My mom still lives in Wagner projects (2375 first ave).
I also have a cousin maria felix who lives at 20 Paladino Avenue.
I now live in a suburb outside of Los Angeles near Disneyland.
I am employed as a Police Detective for the Los Angeles Port
Police Department. I credit my childhood street survival skills for
my rapid advancement in Law Enforcement.
I manage to visit New York about once every two years, so I don,t
miss it very much. My last visit was on September of 2000 for one
week. I do however miss my old childhood friends.
I hope to hear from you and any other friends from Harlem.