All Hibbard alumni are welcome to come back to their roots and remember golden times. A short program will feature alumni remembrances and a musical performance by a group of Hibbard students. The building will be open for tours and connecting with old friends. Stories, laughter and cherished memories guaranteed. If you wish to make […]
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Top row left to right: Mike Minsky, Elliot Kalina, Jerry Lazar, Lenny Nachbin, Marty Hordetsky, Kenny Keer, Larry Beck, Al Goodman, Shelly Chaplik. Middle row: Gary Silverman, Woody Wallace, Al Levy, Richie Feldman, Gary Morgan, Stu Fishman, Paul schrager, Gene Jackson. Bottom row: Al sperling, Arnie Bernard, Mike Lowy, Jerry Handel, Herb Singer, Albie Wagner […]
Although so many of you have remembered Maury’s in your comments on this blog, the story and his photo were missing from these pages. No longer.
It was a schlep to take the Kimball Avenue bus from Peterson to Lawrence and then the “L” to the Loop and back on what may have been the slowest route in the system, but the round-trip fare was less than a dollar and we had nothing but time.
I’ve always associated the city with a single body of water, the lake; these two books reminded me a river runs through it.
The title of this blogpost includes the words Albany Park because, apparently, there were, at one time, two Purity Restaurants in Chicago. There was the one on Lawrence Avenue, pictured above and, you may not have known, there was a second restaurant with the same name at Van Buren and Halsted streets.
“Bagels have never been the same since. Mr. Kaufman created a new kind of bagel, one without the bullet-proof skin, one that you could bite into with ease yet still had that satisfying al dente feel.”
North of Peterson, south of Peterson, was it so different ?
The story follows two Von Steuben freshmen who are in and out of love with each other for fifty years. Although the characters leave Albany Park and venture into the world, Albany Park never leaves them.
He attended Haugen Elementary School and graduated from Roosevelt High School; he had been a fountain boy at S&L and a regular at Purity Delicatessen; he got kishke to go from Harvey’s Deli and sold shoes at Maling’s, and he still has his Funny Fellows club jacket.