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Stoops of Atlantis

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The Climb to the roof begins but in the strange building next door.
We all had our favorite "standard games" we played as kids. Whether you grew up in East Harlem or East Oshkosh- we all had fun with Hide and Seek, Tag or Cops and Robbers. But sometimes we were bored and we let our imaginations create new games
Magic is everywhere- and it really knocked their socks off when me, Scott and Joe took out our parafernalia and demonstrated our prestidigitation abilities on those stoops and yards of Atlantis. 
As kids, Candy was a commodity, a fuel, a drug and a social experience. Heck, it could even border of the transcendent! Take a ride on the rainbow road to those sweet and sour days!MUSICThe Candy Man – Sammy Davis JrSugarman – Sixto RodriguezSi
Me and my East Harlem friends never considered ourselves sports guys. Yet there were moments around those Stoops of Atlantis where we felt the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.  
Memory fragments - like leaves in autumn - fall around this episode.
Back in those Stoops days TV was quite different. Far less choices yet the choices we had were amazing! At least through the eyes of Mikey D.
The streets around the Stoops of Atlantis were alive with wacky and colorful characters. Here are some words about my TOP FAVORITE FIVE.
Here we go again...make fun of Mikey D's tongue tied trips and traps!
A year is filled with sights, sounds, tastes, touches and smells. And around he Stoops of Atlantis- many remain fixed in the density of my memories. 
Treasures abounded around those Stoops of Atlantis and seeking them, digging them and finding them was what helped pass those days.
Let's step back onto those Stoops of Atlantis and take a walk to the bodega as Mikey D offers a guided tor of the sights and sounds!
I seem to recall more snow - deeper, colder and much more fun- fell on those Stoops of Atlantis. 
The Christmas Spirit transcends species. Even the lowest of the low.
When a treasure trove of Silver Age comic books became available - we did what we had to in order to make it ours!
It was called the Bronze age of Comic Books. But for this kid - it was the Golden Age.
We loved to scare each other as kids. Good, goofy fun scares. But sometimes there were the Real Scaries. Scares noone asked for around the Stoops of Atlantis. BONUS- interview with Mikey D's sister Laura!
Yeah there were many fires around my stoops in the 1970s. And every one of them had its own, unique story. Here are a few of them.
She was a gorgeous Crab Apple Tree. A Magic Tree. And in many ways she defined my childhood. 
Here it is. The final chapter of the Stoops Anomaly. We follow Kilroy and Boobie up those final steps and surreal discoveries as they make it to the roof.
Fireworks were an art, a sport, a past time and a cultural necessity back in those Stoops of Atlantis days. And I hear they were illegal....We had fun.
I'm Jimmy - a Spaldeen. Let me tell you about my golden days...Audio Clips from "The Spaldeen Ball"
We were a mix of colors on those Stoops of Atlantis. We found a way to live as friends, as neighbors or simply to just live and let live.  
Music was religion around those Stoops of Atlantis. And Rock was my choice to bring me to higher realms. This is my Love Letter to Rock. 
The saga of Kilroy and Boobie continues up the flights - deeper and darker. Towards the Beacon. 
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