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Seymour "Sy" Denby (W2BNW)
Back some time around 1960, my father and I went to Cortland Street (Radio Row) in NYC's Lower Manhattan.
On the N/W corner of Cortlandt Street and Washington Street was Sy Denby's Metro Electronics (or was it Radio?). The store had 2 entrances and there was always a box of tubes or other "stuff" in the entrance.
Metro was only one of several dozen "radio" stores around Cortlandt Street.
I remember Sy and his basso voice coming from the counter that was in the center of the store.
If it is still on the Internet, NPR has a recording of Sy's comments on the WTC and the demolition of "Radio Row."
Contributed by: Barbara J. (KD7AWG)
I lived not to far from Radio Row. On every Saturday
morning my friends and I would stop in his store and chat.
Sy was the kind of a guy that would take the time out and
write out a schematic pertaining to the topic that you were
engaged in. He will be missed by many old timers like
Contributed by: John R La Sala (N2FWR)
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