Pigtail Alley

by Jeff Schick


I lived on North 9th street between 6th and Park Ave. Grew up in the neighborhood in the 50's and 60's.

Between Gimmal's apartment building and the first house on the block by 6th avenue an alley wrapped around the entire building with an entrance on 9th street and an exit on 6th avenue.

Pigtail Alley pales in comparison to the magnitude of this alley.

There was even a 10 car garage midway thru this alley.

One fond memory has an elderly women throwing a tub of hot water on me and my friends because we were always making to much noise under her apartment window.

Back in those days the area by the garage was big enough to play stick ball and break some garage windows (by accident of course).

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