Art: A. Cohen Pinxit

Washington Avenue is a residential street that cuts due north and south through the low rolling hills of The Bronx. It begins north of the Harlem River where the Third Avenue Elevated slices off on the bias, and it ends, some 40 blocks beyond, at the campus of Fordham University. In its most populous stretch, between Claremont and Tremont, it is a cheerful, neighborly street, where on the summer evenings Jewish housewives lean from their windows or sit in chairs drawn out on the sidewalks, where kids on roller skates coast down the slight slope and where the tumult of a...

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