It has almost been 46 years since this picture was taken in my Grandmother's apartment upstairs from us. I'm not sure who's Birthday it was, but I do remember it well. Our friends from Downsville, New York drove to Brooklyn that day and were scared to death of all the "city" traffic. They are shown seated in the backround, Harold Conklin and Frank Shaver. My Aunt Dolores Liria holding my cousin Denise, cousin Pete is next to her, and me in the high chair in front. My Mom with my brother Joseph to my right. 399 East 4th used to be the center of the universe for the entire family, maybe someday it will happen again.