What was brick alley? any pictures?an...

What was brick alley? any pictures?any stories?

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dennise silva

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1 Apr 23, 2010
I just heard of the Brick allley, what was it? any stories? who worked there?
White Lightning

Mckeesport, PA

#2 Apr 24, 2010
Virtually nothing can be said about McKeesport without mentioning Brick Alley, the red light district. Open prostitution flourished in Brick Alley .Brick Alley was famous all over the United States and in some parts of Europe.

Local servicemen stationed on the West Coast were embarrassed to tell their buddies they were from McKeesport for fear of the inevitable remark, "You mean Brick Alley McKeesport?"

Although black women prostituted in Brick Alley, black men supposedly were not permitted to enter the area.
Thomas the Tank Engine

Mckeesport, PA

#3 Apr 24, 2010
White Lightning Was a Avid Customer to the Brick Alley Area
long time McKeesporter

Irwin, PA

#4 Apr 24, 2010
Do a search on ask.com It will lead you to many sites of reading material on Brick Alley.
Was still in business in the late 60's.
Don't remember exact location, but was close to where Kane Hospital is now. Streets in the area have changed with construction. Just think, some of the residents of the Kane nursing home might be some of the old hoes that worked closeby.
Closet Resident

AOL

#5 Apr 24, 2010
Thomas the Tank Engine wrote:
White Lightning Was a Avid Customer to the Brick Alley Area
Were you peeking (or peaking) from the closet Thomas the Tank Engine? I was in the other closet and recognized your infatuation.
Brick History

AOL

#6 Apr 24, 2010
I picked up a copy of the book "Brick Alley" by David Chacko of the Internet about one year or so ago.

There were a few competing place on Water Street next to the Palisades and almost under the bridge. We must not offend them by failing to mention such.

And then you had the Gypsy fortune teller on Market Street competing also. I recalled she was raided and made the Daily News.

The posters are correct – several times in my U. S. Army days in the US and Europe someone would ask about Brick Alley when McKeesport was mentioned.

I distinctly remember talking with a GI I meet while on leave in Oslo, Norway and he inquired about Brick Alley after I said I was from McKeesport. This almost floored me.
White Lightning

Mckeesport, PA

#7 Apr 24, 2010
White Lightning Was a Avid Customer to the Brick Alley Area
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I try to post some info to a question & you gotta
be an a$$hole with some off the wall punk-ass remarks. So let me respond to you on your 3rd grade mentality level.'Yeah, so what if I went there, guess which one of your female relatives I went to visit ?' I won't deal with playing kid's name calling by you trolls. Throw a stone at me &
I'll whip a brick back. Post something intelligent
if you're able, it makes the forum much more interesting.
ima easy

Orlando, FL

#8 Apr 24, 2010
WHITE LIGHTNING was given credit at BRICK ALLRY DUE TO HIS FREQUENT VISITS...he just loved the chocolate...now he travles down the block 2 blocks to get his chhocolate fix
White Lightning

Mckeesport, PA

#9 Apr 24, 2010
Weren't you born there? Now you're an evil little booger that got no attention 'cause she had to get back to work. Matters not to me, I never once had
to pay for it. What would you two know about it anyhow having no interest in women. They didn't have boys there for your perverted mentalities.
Thomas the Tank Engine

Mckeesport, PA

#10 Apr 24, 2010
White Lightning wrote:
Weren't you born there? Now you're an evil little booger that got no attention 'cause she had to get back to work. Matters not to me, I never once had
to pay for it. What would you two know about it anyhow having no interest in women. They didn't have boys there for your perverted mentalities.
Go Head Boy Your Mad as Hell LMAO HAHAHAHA
Bella Toni

Monessen, PA

#11 Apr 24, 2010
White Lightning

Mckeesport, PA

#12 Apr 25, 2010
Go Head Boy Your Mad as Hell LMAO HAHAHAHA
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Not a chance, not angry at all. It wouldn't be right getting mad at mongoloids typing on the computer. You're childish comments are like throwing spitballs at a battleship. So what comes next, you calling people 'poopy-head ?'
White Lightning

Mckeesport, PA

#13 Apr 25, 2010
Bella Toni -- That's where I found some info on
Brick Alley. Somewhere online I've seen a few old pictures of the place too.
No Cherries On Mary

Homestead, PA

#14 Apr 25, 2010
Brick alley was a generic name for the street because of the many bricks that made up the street. The proper name for the street was named Mary Street. I remember the junk yard right across the street( forgot the name) We used to ride through there in the summer time at night as 17/18 year olds just to see women hanging out of the windows with exposed breasts shining a lit on their tits. Back then a "jump" was 5 bucks. The people that I knew that went in to that place to get laid had to have their genitals scrubbed down and washed to get laid.( by the woman you wanted to pork)
These women were real skanks,,,,trust me.
Now I'm talking 1963-1969. Those were the years I knew about the place. Before or after those years we were too young to go there or to old later on to even care. As far as a pimp running the place,I have no idea who these women were working for,maybe just themselves. Since I moved away from Mckeesport back in 1971,I really havent visited the city too much over the years. All I remember is buying Chuck Taylor Converse tennis shoes a lot( the best sneaker around ) for $9.99 at Natalies Sporting Goods. And Sam's Hot Dogs. The Club Car was still there also,right outside the entrance of the old USS National Steel Plant.I spend all of my youth in McKeesport. None of us owned guns,we never smoked weed,and no gangs were around. We used to shot pool at the old "Imperial Bar".......A nickel a rack! Then the Memorial Theater. A movie was 25 cents. The good old days!!!
Thomas the Tank Engine

Mckeesport, PA

#15 Apr 25, 2010
White Lightning wrote:
Go Head Boy Your Mad as Hell LMAO HAHAHAHA
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Not a chance, not angry at all. It wouldn't be right getting mad at mongoloids typing on the computer. You're childish comments are like throwing spitballs at a battleship. So what comes next, you calling people 'poopy-head ?'
Poopyhead Looking Boy
samlarosa jr

Orlando, FL

#16 Apr 25, 2010
I remember WHITE LIGHTNIG'S MOTHER she was very nice to me and my frat brothers...not to mention the football team,basketball team and the chess club. I neve liked dark chocolate before then.
White Lightning

Mckeesport, PA

#18 Apr 25, 2010
You should be sued for even using the LaRosa name.
You are proof of the scum that oozed out of sewers
even from this ghetto town. Some punk that stood on his porch & called people names, then ran back into the house.
dennise silva

Saint Petersburg, FL

#19 Apr 25, 2010
do you call your self WHITELIGHTNING because sex with you last but a flash?
White Lightning

Mckeesport, PA

#20 Apr 25, 2010
That's not it either, oh disease ridden one. Put
down the crack pipe & get off the corner. The
'nickname' came from the old boxing days at the
McKeesport Boy's Club & around the city. Plus, it's
a pretty good drink my relatives 'used' to make in
the hills. But forgive me, I'm sure all you know is
Thunderbird, Tiger Rose & the White Tavern brand
of fine liquors. Do a trick & get $3 or $4 bucks
to get a bottle of Tiger Rose. And that's $4 bucks if the 'john' was a blind man. Keep it coming, d!ck
breath, while it is far below my intelligence & dignity to converse on such a profane level, I am
quite capable of coming down to crawl in the intellectual sewers that you & your kin most
obviously haven't evolved from. Like maggots.
Big Dick Black

Mckeesport, PA

#21 Apr 25, 2010
White Lightnings Mom was down there all the time polishing my big black shaft i remember when she would tell me stories about coming home and kissing lil lightning all in the mouth after i wore her jaws out after 2 or 3 hours of eating some tube steak.

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