“It seems that a Bronx man has found the fountain of youth. Joe Binder from Belmont is celebrating his 105th birthday. NY1’s Erin Clarke filed this report.
Joe Binder has a secret to living a long life.
“You’ve got to be kind to people and stay away from stress,” Binder says. “I don’t carry any grudges. Turn the other cheek.”
That motto has served him well over the years—105 years yeas to be precise.”=
Wednesday Joe turned 105 and he’s still as sharp as a tack.
“He sits here every Wednesday with us and has lunch with me. He’s got maybe 20 jokes every time he comes. He writes poetry, he sings, he plays the ukulele,” says Joseph Migliucci, Binder’s friend.
Migliucci was just a kid in 1946 when he first met Joe Binder, a navy vet who had settled in the Belmont neighborhood of the Bronx in a three room apartment renting for just $18 a month.
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