chatillion 71M
2262 posts
7/6/2019 8:47 am
Up the River...

Last month, my brother went to Sicily on vacation. He's been to Italy a few times and this was his first trip to the island. He mailed out a bunch of post cards to relatives and expected it would take weeks for the mail to arrive. He was right.
Responses from cousins were all positive. Many were interested as he's continuing his genealogy quest finding 6 or 7 generations of family back to the 'old country'.
One of our cousins he's in touch with lived in New York City, retired a few years ago and recently moved to Ossining. I didn't know that name and my brother said it's where Sing Sing prison is.

Sing Sing said I... and he said "Don't you remember all those black & white mobster movies when someone was sent up the river? They went to Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining"

As we were talking, I called up a map on the computer and see Ossining is a village in Westchester County, New York. It's on the Hudson River about 30 miles north of NYC, just along the train tracks.

I get it... so when they said "They sent him up the river" they were referring to Sing Sing!

chatillion 71M
1570 posts
7/6/2019 8:48 am

I did a blog not long ago about a website called Yelp! where people could review business. Typically, it's restaurants and the review allowed for comments and a 1 to 5 star rating.
As funny as it seems, Sing Sing is on Yelp!

People actually reviewed the prison and made comments...

4 stars
"Amazing place, good food and comfy beds just watch your back in the shower"