Gina the Fiat and
498 Van Cortlandt Park Avenue, Yonkers
Gary Morrisseys first
love was his petite black Italian sports car,
Ginaa 1977 Fiat Spider.
Here is a
picture of Gina taken at the time of the
novels action. Shes parked in Scarsdale, New
York, near the Metro-North train station.
And here is a side-shot
of Gina with the author
eventually given to Dandy Dan the Kodak man, a
character from the LOW END sequel.
Gary lived in Yonkers, New
York in a sixth-floor apartment. He took great
pride in his place, as he had precious little
else to feel good about.
The front hall of the
apartment figures prominently in the novel. It
was here that Detective OBrien threatened
Lisa and Gary.
Here is another view,
taken looking in the door. The Wonder
Wall is on the left. The hall leads to the
bedroom, the doorway behind the coat rack leads
to the kitchen. The living room was Garys
place to hang and chill with a cold beer or six.
The oriental rug in the
center of the floor measures11.5 feet by 8 feet. This livingroom was quite a
large room! Garys motorcycle did not make
it to the livingroom until the month after this
picture was taken. In this photo to the
right, is Garys favorite chair, the one
form which he was pulled by a fateful phone call
from Captain Marty.
Of course, no tour of
Garys apartment would be complete without a
visit to the
bedroom.. Not for that reason! It was from these
four windows that Garys rolling collection
of friends and acquaintances watched drug deals,
domestic disputes, cat fights and drunken brawls
on Saturday nights during the Summer of 1988.
Sloane DeLonge's band, is actually Torn
Pockets (Hey, I had a bad moment and
couldn't whip up anything better) a band formed
by Gary Bruno and Steve DeTone. Peter Parker,
former drummer of the famous New Wave band Dirty
Looks drummed for them for a few years. Torn
Pockets releases one album that I know of, TROUBLE
AGAIN, which was nominated for an
American Music Award. Gary is a great songwriter.
Steve is a great player. I can't figure why they
only had one album...
Would you like a more in-depth trip through the
crazy musical, biking, slumming life of Gary?
Gary Morriseeys favorite
restaurantand the authorsis
J.J. Mannions on 640 McLean Avenue in
Yonkers. If youre ever in that
neighborhood, make it a point to stop in for the
best no-nonsense burgers in the County!
of 640 Mclean Ave
Yonkers, NY 10705-4740
A seasonal thing:
Some winter pictures from Yonkers in the
Along the Bronx River Parkway in January 1988,
Tibbets Brook Park Gazebo near the pond. January
1988. A pretty spot.
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END Copyright 2003 Harry G. Pellegrin
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