Here’s a photo request from Andy Romanoff, who has contributed to this blog on many occasions in both posts and comments. Hi all, I’ve written stories about Albany Park before. You may have already read some of them: Albany Park Cool, Bob & Ikey’s Wedding, and Ghost Chicago: Looking for Things No Longer Here. I’m writing […]
This beautiful path was the last place seen by 740 Jews from the town of Stawiski, Poland.
Part 2 of Andy Romanoff’s account of his visit to Stawiski, Poland, the place his mother was born and spent the first years of her life.
Andy Romanoff shares photographs and thoughts on his journey to the town where his mother came from in rural Poland.
When Andy Romanoff neared thirteen he went to learn Hebrew at Shaare Tikvah, the big, new synagogue on Kimball Avenue. It was not a match made in heaven.
Andy Romanoff went back to Chicago last week. While he was there he visited Hollywood Park, his old neighborhood.
I hoped seeing the pictures would jog my memory, but so far no soap. What they did do was remind me of what we looked like in the sixties, hanging out on the corner with attitude most of the time, but pretty conservative in the important moments.
“We all hung out just west of Kimball on Lawrence, north side of the street. There were enough bikes and we made enough trouble that the police came.”