In the 1950's there was a neighborhood set away from the mainstream of Peekskill. This settlement of houses is remembered as Dog Town. Many Dog Town residents felt at home at their frequented stop, Risko's Bar, where they caught up with the local news and gossip. Dog Town offered the beauty of the Hudson River Valley, the season for Blue Claw crabbing, the winter months of skating at Houstis Pond and the summer Friday nights of exciting stock car racing at Peekskill Stadium. Dog Town was home to everyone, especially Genner who filled his life with Dog Town Days. Dog Town Days will transport you back to "The Good Old Days" and bring smiles of remembrance to your heart.
John J. Morabito
Born in New York in 1946, John Morabito grew up in the scenic Hudson Valley in Peekskill, New York. John was drafted into the army during the Vietnam War. After his tour of duty, John traveled from the east coast to the west coast experiencing the times and culture of the tumultuous 60's. John settled in San Francisco and attended City College where he enrolled in literature and writing courses. John returned to the Hudson Valley in the early 70's, married and raised three children while working for a public utility for twenty nine years. In 2007, John began his long awaited dream of writing. Growing up in Peekskill inspired John to write his fourth novel, Dog Town Days, about a time of true friendships in a place time has forgotten, but not by everyone. Many memories and people have come alive again for him. In these pages he remembers those long forgotten days, Dog Town Days.