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Memories of Mean Streets

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MacDougal St & King St New York NY 10012 USA

Donald Semenza, born in 1935, tells stories about growing up in and around the "wiseguy" social clubs in the West Village from around 1952 through 1971. His favorite was the "Medley Boys Social Club" on King and MacDougal. Donald went to work on Wall Street. When he retired, he began to write stories and poems about the "old days."

Credits: Interviews with Donald Semenza conducted by Emily Botein and Steve Zeitlin for "The Next Big Thing" on WNYC. Hosted by Dean Olsher. (12:55)