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#1 2014-03-04 18:29:07

ed d
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NYC Newspapers

I was telling my wife this morning....when I was growing up in NYC, we had MANY daily newspapers such as the Times, Post, Daily News, The Mirror, Journal American, Herald Tribune, World Telegram and Sun,Newsday, LI Star Journal, LI Daily Press, and then the Village Voice and the Amsterdam.....did I miss any??   How about magazines....Look, Life, McCalls, Sat. Evening Post,. Colliers..????    Now it all comes from TV and the Internet.

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#2 2014-03-05 12:14:12

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Re: NYC Newspapers

I think you pretty well covered it Ed....The few newspapers that are left are scripted, the investigative reporters are all gone.
I delivered the LI star Journal on my morning paper rout before school.

http://fultonhistory.com/Newspaper 14/Long Island City NY Star Journal/Long Island City NY Star Journal 1961/Long Island City NY

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#3 2014-03-07 04:11:17

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Re: NYC Newspapers

Ed, you forget to mention newsday.

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#4 2014-03-07 07:27:07

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Re: NYC Newspapers

I used to deliver morning papers in the 50's. There were also several ethnic newspapers. A german paper called the Staats something? The Irish Echo. I think there were two different Jewish papers that I delivered, but at the moment, I can't remember the names. I think one may have been called The Forward.

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#5 2014-03-07 10:39:51

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Re: NYC Newspapers

On my paper route I would always meet the milkman delivering the milk. It was dark so care was taken not to get hit by a car as I delivered my papers-. My bike had a headlight and taillight so at least i was somewhat visible in the dark.

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#6 2014-03-07 11:06:12

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Re: NYC Newspapers

I used to also see the milkman, and on weekends, would also see a guy who delivered bagels.

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#7 2014-03-07 13:42:43

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Re: NYC Newspapers

Pomonoker.... There was an Italian Paper called...IL PROGRESSO, and the jewish paper was called the .....FOETZ   (The Jewish Daily Forward)...we used to kid the Jewish kids in our neighborhood by saying..."SCHMUCK, you read the Foetz backwards?"

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#8 2014-03-07 16:40:44

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Re: NYC Newspapers

Lot's of fun bringing back memories of being a morning newsboy. I was always an early riser so getting up in the morning wasn't a problem. What I do remember iscutting it awfully close trying to get to school on time after finishing my route.

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#9 2014-03-07 16:58:55

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Re: NYC Newspapers

Yes, Il Progresso was one of them.
The only bad memory I have of delivering the morning papers, was the Sunday Times. They were about 5 lbs each.

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#10 2014-03-15 15:18:07

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Re: NYC Newspapers

there used to be an old saying: "I went home with the news and mirror" meaning you hadn't gotten lucky that night

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#11 2014-03-15 15:38:22

ed d
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Re: NYC Newspapers

Michael.... I used that phrase many times after coming home from Yonkers Raceway or Roosevelt Raceway

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#12 2014-03-17 03:12:04

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Re: NYC Newspapers

So many times you lost in game, Ed?

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#13 2014-03-21 08:46:40

Sal
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Re: NYC Newspapers

Back in the day those Sunday morning newspaper deliveries required a lot of muscle power to handle the Manhattan High Rise Apartment Bldgs. on the East Side. Guys would sort the papers on Saturday night,get up at 6AM Sunday to start the run.
Majority of the Paper route kids became the first to be successful in finding jobs.
Around ten or eleven you would see them starting a stick ball game.

Recently picked up a copy of the NY Daily News and NY Post,hasn't changed over the years.

Personally enjoy reading the Wall Street Journal and USA Today.

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