by Lawrence Bush   HELLO, EVERYONE — is this mike working? . . . Okay? . . . Good morning, everyone, I’m Joseph Cropsey, Jr., president of the New York Chapter of the Society of Sadistic Contractors. (Applause) I’m glad to see that two many of you could make it here today — and I’m confident that each […]

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The Short Season

HUSTLING FULL-TIME IN THE CATSKILLS by Elliot Podwill   MY PARENTS BLUNDERED badly in 1945, a year after I was born. They lived in what is today the South Bronx, and my father made the long commute to Brooklyn to work in the huge Navy Yard. The war years brought him prosperity as a welder of […]

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