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  1. Oops, my bad LOL. I was so sleepy when I posted that night. I meant to say I was watching the breaking news on TV when the North Tower had smoke coming out of it.
  2. I was about to start my second year of college, and I lived in Savannah during that time. I woke up bright and early to watch TV when I saw the first plane hit the North tower. I did believe it was an accident at first, but of course, I was horribly shocked when the second plane hit the South tower. I felt a sense of despair and sadness at seeing the people in danger. My cousin who's an elevator repairman (and lived in LI at the time) was supposed to go repair inside the WTC, and actually his manager ordered him to go to a hotel to fix an elevator before everything occurred. It was a close call, but thank goodness my cousin avoided going there on 9/11.
  3. I remember that day clearly. My mom went to the Hub in Third Avenue to get me a new backpack and outfits for school (I was about to enter the 4th grade that fall). My uncle was visiting our house, and I think he was watching Channel 7. I saw the breaking news on TV and I was shocked to see the disaster at Union Square. I felt sad for the victims, and yes, I can't believe this crash happened two decades ago.
  4. Both my parents are from Honduras!
  5. Lived in: The BX Ozark, AL Georgia - Savannah, Brunswick, Valdosta (for college), and now Atlanta Visited: South Carolina - Columbia, Beaufort, Hilton Head Island Georgia - Macon, Augusta Florida - Panama City, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, Orlando (gotta love Disney World!), Fort Lauderdale, Miami; have not been to Pensacola or Tampa yet Alabama - Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile
  6. This was the summer between 3rd grade and 4th grade for me. I remember watching the news and couldn't believe the horrible images from the crash. They should've given this operator life in prison IMO. And whoever tagged that subway car for him to be freed is too stupid to know the meaning of life. :tdown:
  7. I like the current ones. Prior to coming to this forum, I didn't even know bullet colors were different back in the 70s (80s baby here LOL).
  8. I was in the 8th grade and I remember that Sunday evening watching Channel 7 and crossing my fingers wishing school would be closed. Then an hour later, Sarah Wallace (Channel 7 anchor) announced NYC schools were shut down for the next two days. I jumped and down with such delight. I didn't end up going to school for the entire week anyways because I used to walk to school regularly, and it was impossible to go through those mountains of snow.
  9. I like a lot of 80s and 90s music (pop, R&B, soft rock, rap), as well as a couple of top 40 hits from the last ten years. I also like Latin pop and tropical music. Can't stand country or heavy metal at all. I cringe every time I drive down Interstate 75 between Central and Southern Georgia and all I hear are like six country stations, in which case I play my Ipod instead of suffering through singers talking about their lawnmowers looking as fine as Megan Fox and drinking beer while surfing on the Chattahoochee River. :confused:
  10. I loved watching these kids shows/cartoons in the 80s: Romper Room with Miss Molly Zoobilee Zoo Muppet Babies Gummi Bears Alf Ducktales Garfield and Friends Kissyfur The Smurfs (of course!) Alvin and the Chipmunks Strawberry Shortcake (curly-haired, not straightened with a flat iron) My Little Pony (without the crappy bug-style eyes) Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers Punky Brewster (cartoon version) The original Kidsongs (it aired on Channel 4 back then) Pee Wee's Playhouse This was excellent kids programming. Nothing nowadays compares to the awesome shows from back in the day.
  11. You're correct, Grand Concourse. The and had green and black bullets during the Redbird era. Anyways, I was born back in 1982, and of course, there was still plenty of graffiti on the trains. My mom rarely took me on the subway as an infant and toddler because she was afraid of me inhaling all those paint chemicals, so whenever I had a doctor's appointment, we just took the Bx19. I didn't start riding the subway regularly until I turned eight, when the and were already Redbirds and the graffiti was history. I always referred to the R62 trains as the "nice" trains LOL. Ever since I remembered riding the subway, I can't forget discovering cool places like MSG, Times Square, Herald Square, Coney Island, and others for the first time. :cool: And EE Broadway Local, I never realized until about a year ago that the subway bullet colors were different in the 70s. I wish my Dad had a subway map from those days. B)
  12. I don't see my old schools there (CS66 and Rafael Hernandez Academy), but my cousin graduated from Jane Addams in 1983 and she hated it there. I remember my mom never wanted me to attend Monroe Academy because it was too violent and she felt I couldn't learn well in a terrible school environment.
  13. I'd have to say Miami's drivers are pretty bad. I flew down there this past June and got a rental car to drive around town. Even when the light hasn't turned green yet, people have the utter nerve to get irate and cut in front of you immediately. There are even people who give you nasty looks just because you're not from the immediate area. Not even in Orlando or Jacksonville (other major FL metro cities) I've had a problem with careless drivers like I have in Miami. :tdown:
  14. I agree. One example I can think of is Michele Marsh. I know she worked on Ch. 2 for many years and then she was on Ch. 4. Back in 2003, she quit because WNBC promoted Lynda Baquero to the 6:00 slot with Chuck and the GM wanted to demote Michele to some other position besides anchoring. Why? I'm pretty sure because the station didn't want to pay another longtime news anchor a gazillion amount of dollars. Kinda like what WPIX is doing with demoting Kaity and Jim, and of course, cutting their salary undeservedly. If Michele comes back, I would love to see her reunite with Ernie Anastos on Fox 5, that is, if Dari decides to go somewhere else. Michele's one of the best NYC anchors ever. Nice spin on his last name. I wonder what Rolland thinks about him. And Kristine is zilch compared to Michele and Carol Martin. :tdown:
  15. I agree. I grew up in the South Bronx along Southern Blvd and Home Street in the 80s and early 90s, and back then it looked terrible. I've seen pics and videos, and that area around there looks like it's improving little by little. The Bronx is my favorite borough because it's the place I came into the world and grew up. However, my fave neighborhoods are located in the East Bronx (Pelham Bay, Westchester Square, Throgs Neck, and the area between Jacobi and Bay Plaza Shopping Center).:cool:
  16. Bronx Freeman St, Simpson St, Intervale Ave, E Tremont Ave, Pelham Pkwy Whitlock Ave, Parkchester, Castle Hill Ave, Zerega Ave, Westchester Sq, Pelham Bay Park Manhattan Grand Central/42 St Times Square Canal St 59th St/Columbus Circle 47-50th St/Rockefeller Center 14th St/Union Square Brooklyn Coney Island/Stillwell Ave
  17. I don't like Coke Zero at all. It tastes like some yucky medicine I drank as a child, although Cherry Coke Zero is pretty good.
  18. Ahhh...the 90s. I was in school from the latter part of second grade until the first semester of my senior year. It was an awesome decade. I remember listening to Mariah (and yes, "Fantasy" is one of MC's bestest songs), Alanis, TLC, Ace of Base, and yes, even the boy bands and teen girls in the later years. Of course, the Redbirds remind me so much of that era. I was also one of those avid TGIF viewers (Full House, Family Matters, Sabrina, etc.). Disney had some awesome animated feature films (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, and others) and their afternoon lineup with Darkwing Duck, Tale Spin, Goof Troop, etc. Even PBS had cool shows like Shining Time Station, Ghostwriter, and Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego? The not-so-good event that happened in my life was moving out of NYC in 1996. I traveled through the Lincoln Tunnel with tears in my eyes :cry:. But I feel fine now. :cool: Shortline Bus, I do remember LFO and I'm sad to hear about Rich passing away. I did have a crush on him when "Summer Girls" was a hit. And to whoever said this Justin Bieber crap is what's in style now, unfortunately it is, and I don't see the big hoopla over this kid. I wonder if he'll have a Peter Brady-style voice transformation in a few months. He sucks really bad. :tdown:
  19. There's this chicken restaurant chain here in the South called Church's Chicken. Their food definitely beats KFC. I love their sweet biscuits and corn nuggets. And it is way less expensive than the Land of Colonel Sanders. Talking about fried chicken places, did Texas Fried Chicken in NYC close? Loved eating their chicken and spare ribs as a child!
  20. Nice photos! I love the one on the corner of Southern Blvd and Westchester Ave with the train departing Simpson St. And yes, based on the pic, I was once a little girl walking with my mom down that street LOL :tup:
  21. Lovin' that last Simpson shot! It seems weird to see Dr. Jays where the pizza place was located.
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