Bronx 72, New York

Before the US Postal Service put ZIP in our address, I lived at 1261 Leland Avenue, Bronx 72, New York.

That address has changed to Bronx NY, 10472.

It’s just not the same.

Like our area code which abruptly changed from 212 to 718 because of all the damn fax machines in Manhattan, our mailing address became more complicated for no apparent reason.

Of course, you couldn’t complain because of the “Postal” thing, but it really ticked me off.

It was just one more intrusion of modernity into our comfortable Bronx home, and we didn’t have any say in the matter.

The world was simpler when our addresses and phone numbers were consistent with our childhood.

There were so many other adaptations we succumbed to and new challenges that we had to meet; you think the least they could do was leave my damn address and phone number the hell alone?


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3 Responses to Bronx 72, New York

  1. James J. Rooney says:

    212 TY2-4796

    The TY stood for the exchanged named Tyrone, not sure if it related to Ireland or a surname ________________________________

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