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\”Completed May 31, 1963, the 8.27-acre Bronx development is bordered by Schieffelin Avenue, and East 225th and East 229th Streets.\”

Documenting the universal in delicious minutiae, this exemplary slice of life is lit in the shadows of the newly erected projects. 

Released the same month this Baychester development met completion, The Four Pennies\’ low rent issue – penned by Jimmy Radcliffe with Carl Spencer – sadly failed to dent the Billboard Top 50. Better known as The Chiffons, the Bronx quartet instead peaked at number five that same summer with Gerry Goffin and Carole King\’s \”One Fine Day\”.


THE FOUR PENNIES: MY BLOCK from \”My Block\” c/w \”Dry Your Eyes\” Rust (5071) (US) 1963

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