How many remember the various live poultry
markets in their neighborhood where you could buy fresh-killed chickens
and turkey's and fresh farm eggs?
The two I remember were both over on 15th Avenue right around
the 15th Avenue School and on the way to West Side Park. One was
DE LUCIA'S POULTRY MARKET at 371 15th Avenue and the other was JOSEPH
SODANO POULTRY MARKET at 431 15th Avenue.
I can still remember the smells, the sawdust, the "cackling"
of the chickens and the turkeys as they were being carried buy their
legs, upside down, feathers flying, to the carving place where their
heads were cut off, and then being placed upside down, in a funnel-like
tube till their blood drained out, and their feathers plucked. (SOUNDS
GORY WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT TODAY). But that was then and it was
fascinating for a 10 or 11 year old kid to watch it happening.