I grew up in North East Yonkers in a section called Crestwood. On Friday via Facebook, I found out that one the the neighborhood's most iconic landmarks will close its doors on Nov. 25 after more than 47 years in business. Nathans Famous.
My family actually moved to Yonkers before there was Nathans. Prior to Nathans opening it was Adventurer's Inn. My father always referred to it as Adventurer's Inn which was also located at the Cross county Shopping center.
For every generation in Yonkers and Westchester, the Nathan's Famous hot dog restaurant on Central Avenue triggers memories. It will be replaced by a plaza mall with a small Nathans inside.
After hearing about the historic hot dog joint -- the only one of its kind in the county closing for a year on Nov. 25, people from High School converged on Facebook and had a reunion yesterday.
The following video was produced by Len Epand one of our neighbors growing up. Len became a top executive in the music industry and has produced some of the best music videos.
Steven Tyler of Aerosmith (Steven Victor Tallarico,-) also went to Roosevelt High School in Yonkers. He is a few years older than me. The video is about Yonkers and Roosevelt HS class of 68/69.
I graduated in 1973 and thanks to Facebook I've been notified that my 40 year HS reunion is next year. One of my friends and classmate from elementary school through High School was Jay Walker founder of Priceline.com.