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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyGhost View Post
    I spent a lot years driving a semi into Hunts point market, meat market lower Manhattan and the Bronx in the middle of the night. I don’t care if I ever go back to these fascinating places again. But I do miss the food that the city has to offer especially a slice of pizza in Brooklyn dripping with goodness.
    In Hunts Point they'd open the back of your trailer even if the driver was in the cab. And a smart driver would let them. Before Guiliani was mayor we'd pay a kid selling knock off or stolen Yankees t-shirts $5 to watch our car when going to games in the South Bronx with the promise of 5 more if the car was okay when we returned. Cousin David had his RX7 stolen there once when he decided to save the parking fee by parking under the elevated train tracks. Yankees owner George Steinbrenner told Rudy he'd move the Yankees to New Jersey if he didn't do something about the crime. Ever since there is a cop everywhere you looked during games. But you'd best be out of there a couple hours after. But upstate is a whole 'nother world. Very conservative too. But the millions of City liberals almost always carry the State during elections.

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    The trucking company I leased to had so many problems in the market they eventually stopped going there. I picked up sausage casings bound for Texas at 2am in the Bronx about twice a month. Eventually I became good friends with a couple guys who enlightened me that not just casings was in those 55 gallon drums. Packed deep in the casings was high end Russian vodka that was illegal in the states. I never had any problems in the Bronx loading up and getting out but pretty much knew this had place had mob connections.
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    I've had friends who were truck drivers that could tell some stories about Hunt's Point. Having your trailer emptied while in traffic and watching it happening in your mirrors. Never get out, that's what insurance is for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slickrocktom View Post
    I've had friends who were truck drivers that could tell some stories about Hunt's Point. Having your trailer emptied while in traffic and watching it happening in your mirrors. Never get out, that's what insurance is for.
    Yes sir, never get out of the truck and hope they did not come up to the cab to rob you also. That place was so bad that a couple guys I knew quite there job right there on the spot when the dispatcher told them they had a load there. The meat market was a whole different world there was cops everywhere.
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    A friend from Greenville (SC) had a small truck outfit. Some of his drivers would refuse to go there. A friend from Barnardsville took a load of Pumpkins there and it being his first trip there was surprised that the lady who was giving him his check was sitting behing several inches of bullet resistant glass. I did fish the Battenkill while helping my Broooooklyn born friend winterize the family getaway house near the VT border. Absolutely gorgeous.
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    My dad used to tell a joke about a friend jacking up the front of his car to change a flat there, when he noticed the back of the car going up too, when he looked around he saw two guys who said "you take the front two wheels, we'll take the back".. Based on these stories, I wonder if it was actually a joke or a true story, lol
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    If only we could get cousin Dave back down here to tell us stories of him and John in their younger days. He told us a couple good ones at the New meet.
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    BTW....a simple two fly ( both sparsely tied wets) slaughtered the fish. Nothing over 12' but they were gorgeous stream bred browns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyGhost View Post
    If only we could get cousin Dave back down here to tell us stories of him and John in their younger days. He told us a couple good ones at the New meet.
    Cousin David made me look like a saint. He was always in trouble. Had a mohawk and was a linebacker on the football team. One time he caught the high school on fire and burned down a couple of classrooms. The school moved to expel him (not suspend...expel). My father was the treasurer of the Republican Party at the time and got a Supreme Court judge to intervene on David's behalf. He got suspended and they sent him down to Gardner Webb to be with me to get him away from there. It happened to be Spring Break so 16 year old David was punished by spending a few days in a Myrtle Beach cottage with a bunch of college girls and a house full of liquor.

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    But even Times Square recognizes Dr H.IMG_2290662266588.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by h2ohhh View Post
    But even Times Square recognizes Dr H.IMG_2290662266588.jpg

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    You cant go anywhere with Dr H even outside the Big City. I had the privilege of fishing a quiet beach with the surf fishing master and was concentrating on learning some of his skills. Then the silence was broken by the sound of people calling his name, your Dr H I recognize you from way down the beach. After the usual photo and signing a autograph and chatting he returns to share his wisdom with me. True story except maybe the autograph.
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