Andy -I recall all the neighborhood kids heading down to the five and dime-cheapo high top sneakers, Indian mocasins,T shirts, dungeries,spaldines,black hard balls,soft balls.
Model's and the westside Army Navy stores for other City Street gear.
For us who never went to camp,it was a two week family vacation,city parks,city pools and beaches. One of two days out of the week just hanging out on a friends stoop. Weekly movie.
Day trips to West Point,Bear Mountain,Palisades Amusement Park. Bus rides out of the West Side Bus terminals. No expensive trips. Just great fun times and always back to our neighborhoods. Thanks for the flashback memories.