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Scarsdale Library Examines 'The Bronx, The Way It Was'

Steve Samtur will reminisce about the Bronx in a program at the Scarsdale Public Library.
Steve Samtur will reminisce about the Bronx in a program at the Scarsdale Public Library. Photo Credit: Contributed

SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Steve Samtur, a Scarsdale resident and the editor as well as publisher for 23 years of the magazine Back In The Bronx, will reminisce about the earlier days of the borough in a program, “The Bronx, The Way It Was,” at the Scarsdale Pubic Library on Tuesday, May 3, at 7 p.m.

Before it became synonymous with urban decay and “The Bronx Is Burning,” the borough was a vibrant middle-class community with classic apartment buildings on the elegant Champs Elysees-inspired Grand Concourse, shopping galore on Fordham Road and taking dates to Jahn’s Ice Cream Parlor.

Registration is required at the library website .

Samtur, the author of three books about the borough, will include recollections from his interviews with famous Bronx natives such as Regis Philbin, Robert Klein and Danny Aiello, and illustrate his talk with photos from his collection of hundreds of old-time pictures.

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