I used to the same thing! I lived on 147th Street between Brook and Willis. Me and my brother went to Immaculate Conception, class of 56. But we moved to Brooklyn in 1955, so we didn't graduate with the class.
All the best,
on Apr 02
As a child, in order to avoid the dangerous traffic of the Hub, I would go up these stairs and come down on the northwest corner of Melrose and 149th St. Then I would proceed on my way to the Immaculte Conception school.