Well, I certainly remember “Woodbury Street” and not just because of Sal. That’s the street where the now infamous “Freddie Cowan” lived, the guy who shot and killed several people at his employer, Neptune Worldwide Moving on Weyman Avenue. I was already living in Florida at the time (1977) and the resulting standoff made national TV. After holding off hundreds of police for most of the day, Cowan eventually shot himself in the head (dead) while holed up on Neptune’s 2nd floor. I was especially shocked because I had met Cowan a number of times at the Weyman Avenue Boy’s Club, where he lifted weights several nights a week. This was during the 60’s, and I don’t think we ever exchanged more than two words – he was the quiet type who only seemed interested in lifting weights. There was another lifter there also, named “Spatz” I think, who eventually captured several records in the dead-lift. I also seem to remember that Spatz had a twin brother.<quoted text> We also must know each other, I remember Mike, also Johnny Rabius drove with us.I grew up working for Sal, when he was on Mechanic Street. next to Deluxe. He had a fleet of Chryslers. My job was was to wash and vacuum them every day after school. Then we'd go around the corner to Tony's to eat. Tommy Okeefe,was my uncle he drove a cab there also an Independent, His son had the gas station corner of echo and main. Sal lived on Woodbury. My wife lived one block over on Bayard. her father owned the bar there, also Hummels Tree Surgeons. My buddy Tony DeSanti lived off Petersville Rd. By the church. His family had the Ice Trucks, I'm sure some of you old timers remember them. Remember the Howard Johnson's between Main and Hougenot? How about Jonny Boy Ferrara.
Meanwhile, the names you mentioned are not too familiar to me – probably given some age difference. Maybe also because I grew up on the far side of town, at the end of the “P-Webster” line (near the intersection of Mayflower and Webster Avenues). I’d probably recognize virtually everyone by sight, but not by name - except New Rochelle’s most beautiful girls, like “Louise Amrasono (sp?)” from “Up The West.” And Carol O’Donnell from the north end. Also “Sandra Westfall” from City Park. And “Barbra Prattie (sp?– pronounced “Pray-tee”)” from near NRHS, off Eastchester Road. There were more, too, and that’s what I remember… all the stunning girls!
Btw, I also have a vague recollection of the Howard Johnson's where Main & Huguenot came together (across from the armory).