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Don’t Fuhgeddaboudit !!! A Bronx Tale


“The Bronx: The Way It Was”

Stratford Library via Zoom in to listen: Tuesday, June 22nd.

by Tom Holehan
Public Relations & Programming

“The Bronx: The Way It Was” will be a Zoom presentation on Tuesday, June 22nd at 6:30 pm. The talk, presented by Steve Samtur , editor and publisher of Back in THE BRONX magazine for over 25 years.

The magazine is a retrospective of The Bronx in the decades of the 1940s-1960s. Since the start of the magazine, he has had close to 30,000 subscribers, as well as a Bronx database of over 125,000 former Bronxites. He also has written three books, produced several DVDs and developed a Bronx Board game and a Back in THE BRONX chess set.

For the past 6 years, Samtur has given his 90-minute PowerPoint presentation, ”The Bronx: The Way It Was”, locally and throughout the country. He brings over 450 vintage Bronx slides, video clips of The Bronx during the decades of the 40s-60s and dozens of Bronx celebrity interviews.

The slides are in categories which include: The Grand Concourse, Bronx Movie Theatres and Shopping Areas, Orchard Beach, Freedomland USA (Disneyland of the east), Bronx Transportation, Yankee Stadium and Bronx Parks and Restaurants.

Numerous Bronx celebrities: Robert Klein, Regis Philbin, Chazz Palmintieri, Mary Higgins Clark, Danny Aiello, and Rita Morena, are also highlighted.

”The Bronx: The Way It Was” will be held from 6:30-8 pm on June 22nd on the Library’s Zoom platform. To register online and receive a Zoom invitation visit:

The presentation is free and open to the public. For further information, call the Stratford Library at: 203.385-4162.


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