Greek-American Stories: Characters

(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

In my old neighborhood, Inwood, located in upper Manhattan, I can recall people who were in some way, unforgettable. Inwood was one of the better neighborhoods for middle income families, having four movie houses, six Irish pubs, three boutiques, a cloister atop of Fort Tryon Park, Inwood Hill Parkthat overlooked the Hudson River,a few groceries of different nationalities, and Miramar, a public swimming pool with sand, a gym and a refreshment place, owned and operated by a former Olympic champion.

Across …

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