Howard Pitsch is the author of Images of America: Fort Greene, a pictorial history of the neighborhood published by Arcadia Publishing.
AUG-SEPT 2003 | Local
He always came on with a bounce, the way a sparrow hops on pavement. His psychic elasticity, as much as those granite muscles bulging in the sleeves of his suit, grabbed you in a lung-shriveling embrace and you knew he was 24-carat when he said, "So glad to see you, Brother!" Even on the hottest days he kept his jacket on, for it concealed the firearm that as a retired police officer he was licensed to carry.