The Heart of Yonkers

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THE “HEART OF YONKERS” CAPTURES WORKING-CLASS HEROES IN THE 1970S

Author Patricia Vaccarino can’t seem to forget her hometown, Yonkers. She’s back with a new story, “The Heart of Yonkers,” that takes us back to a time long before social distancing.


NOTES FROM THE WORKING-CLASS: Young Flesh

I remember being 16 and needing no other beauty accoutrement than a dab of gloss on my flesh-colored lips. I also remember creepy old men stalking me because I was young, pretty and wearing a high school uniform. Filthy old fools. They were everywhere: in the subway, in alleys, standing by bus stops or on the street in front of hotels as fancy as the Pierre and museums as old as the MET.


NOTES FROM THE WORKING-CLASS: My Golden Earring

I invite the suspicion that my work as a writer is to give weight and curiosity to our collective fear of losing things we love.


Yonkers Author Returns To Her Roots

Cookie Colangelo, the teen heroine of the Yonkers series, grapples with realities of growing-up working class.