I was in the old neighborhood and had my camera with me so I took a few shots of some things you might remember if you grew up there. Sorry this may not be of much interest to you if you weren't from the area.
(Click on any photo to enlarge.)
The corner of 127th Street & 95th Avenue, with the Youngs' house on the corner.
A full view of Youngs' house with Mc Cauley's house to the right of it.
Youngs' house from the front.
My old house at 127-04 95th Avenue.
Hattie & Nettie's old "general store" has been renovated again;
looking really nice!
Hattie & Nettie's place with Walsh's old house on the left.
Jones' Candy Store is now a deli/bodega.
Smokey Oval Park is now officially
"Phil 'Scooter' Rizzuto Park" because
he played a few high school baseball games here (!?)
Looking along the walkway at the park,
looking west toward Jones' candy store corner at 125th Street & 95th Ave.
The basketball & handball courts.
We used to play stickball on this large flat area
in front of the park house; it's been planted over for many years.
The north side of the handball courts, looking toward the park house.
Looking at the ball field from the handball courts.
Chuck Johnson's old house stood on the corner of
127th Street & 94th Ave.
His address was 127-04 94th Ave.
even though it took up two lots and faced 127th Street.
(Above photo copied from Google Maps online,
which still has the view from about the late 1990s or early 2000s.)
These new homes have just recently been built on the site of the
Johnson property and are still unoccupied
(at the time of this post)
but the addresses are 94-01 through 94-11, 127th Street.
These two houses were built on the vacant lot
we use to play in next to Chuck's house, on 127th Street,
but they've been there for many years now.
There is another new house a little further up the street
on the right in this photo.
I don't know if it's on the site oif the old Dowd's place
of if the old Dowd's place is the house next to it, on the left.
Below is a video of the park, taken from the corner of 95th Ave. & 126th Street.