Sunday at Rocco’s

Nicholas Petron’s grandfather, Rocco Galasso, moved to New York City from Italy with the hopes of making a better life. For eighteen years Rocco served as owner and superintendent of an apartment building where much of his family resided–until the day they were given notice that their building faced demolition to make way for new apartments. As Nick remembers, that’s when everything changed.

This is brilliant and reminds me of going to each of my grandmothers’ houses in New York for Sunday supper as a kid.

StoryCorps is a wonderful creation and it’s worth digging around for stories that inspire you. They have an iPhone app as well so you can browse and listen on the go.