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5758) Danielle
dinsetta@gmail.com
DC
Posted on: Nov 15 2018
Does anyone remember the Insetta family? We had 2 branches in Brooklyn. My dad Victor Insetta grew up near Bayridge. My fiancé David grew up on Shore Road, the Chimes family.
5757) Karen Vitola
kvnycity@yahoo.com
New Jersey
Posted on: Nov 04 2018
I am working on Our Family Tree that grew in Brooklyn! I am searching for anyone who attended PS 140 on 59 th and 4 th Avenue, Dad Louis Vitola worked there as a “fireman” shoveling coal to heat the building yes there was such a thing back then. Any memories you can share would be deeply appreciated! We also moved around I went to Holy Family on 12 th and 4th, my brothers went to OLPH we were all born in Methodist hospital. So if you remember my DAD or any of us please share your memories with me. Who knows maybe Your story will become a part of our family tree that grew in BROOKLYN!
5756) Ken Thorman
tken147@gmail.com
Bay Ridge Forever
Posted on: Oct 19 2018
Typo in my last post circa1967not65.shout ov to the DECEIVERS great bar band back in the day.set all time record for friday night dance at OLA over 500 kids.mike,tom,john,frank skip olsen and ken I BELIEVE kremar.just listening to a song AT THIS MOMENT by BILLY VERA quite possibly the best song ever written.









5755) Ken Thorman
tken147@gmail.com
Bay Ridge Forever
Posted on: Oct 19 2018
Bay ridgeite for all of my 71 yrs. Fondest memory. Slow dancing in the backroom of gibbons bar with the cutest girl in b.r.,no the cutest girl in the world denise d. Circa 1965.
5754) Ira
DE
Posted on: Oct 11 2018
Grew up on Shore Rd near Oliver St. Graduated PS104 '72. Bklyn Tech Electrical - Class of '76. Leemark Lanes, Skytop Billiards, 12c Burgers at White Castle, Egg Creams or a vanilla malted and a pretzel at Hinsch's or Pohl's, Ice cream at Carvel's on 4th and 94th, Lenny's Pizza on 4th near 86th, Dinner at the Green Tea Room on 86th or the Harbor House on 4th at 87th St, Window shopping afterwards, Beer from Star Deli on 86th near 3rd to go drinkin' down the park (at nite), Take out at Martini's Seafood at 4th and 87th (Boston Scrod (not cod) and the best FFs and Cole Slaw), Sitting down in the back by the fire at Hobnails after walking in the cold; TJ Bentleys, O'Sullys, Beards - Jack Whitman Sunday nites, Uncle Sam's (LI), Channel 80 (Island Park, LI), OBI West & East, Mustardsleaze, (Eddie) Carrolls, getting beat up at Pastels on 88th, Nite (shooting) Gallery; Griswolds on 3rd. I'm done for now.
5753) Harry Burger
Centereach Ny
Posted on: Sep 22 2018
John White,Did you also attend St. Patricks before PS 104.If so I think we were in the same class.
5752) John White
jawjajon@msn.com
Kathleen, Ga.
Posted on: Sep 04 2018
HI, I lived in BR in the 40's-60's home was 98th and 4th ave. Great times along Shore Road where I sold Good Humor ice cream as a teen from a push cart. P.S.104 til 1951. I have posted here years ago and you might search them for old timers stories. I'm reading a book about Brooklyn I'd like to recommend. Its title is
5751) Beth
Oklahoma
Posted on: Jul 01 2018
My family, Scheider’s and Griffins were from Bay Ridge, a block from OLPH. My father graduated from Ft. Hamilton, approximately 1957. Does anyone remember them ?
5750) Bob Ashton
Bay Ridge
Posted on: May 13 2018
LORNA KELLY, are you still in Bay Ridge? I last saw you 11(!)years ago when I bought my Honda. I'd like to get in touch with you.
5749) Bob Ashton
Bay Ridge
Posted on: May 13 2018
Hey Joe Collins. I was in your sister Margaret's class OLA 2nd - 5th. Then in your class 6th and 7th before they shuffled our homerooms in 8th. Steve Kroll, who passed away a couple of years ago, was in our class.
5748) Bob Ashton
Bay Ridge
Posted on: May 13 2018
Anyone from OLA Class of 1968? I have a Communion pic from Sr. Theresa Charles' 2nd grade class; need help identifying all the kids.
5747) John Gillen
Brooklyn
Posted on: Apr 29 2018
Good memories of 72nd St stoopball,
5745) Ernie Marshall
mensmar@aol.com
Atlantic City
Posted on: Jan 26 2018
Ernie Marshall looking for friends from 4th. Ave. & 55 thru 59
Streets late 40's to early 60's.
5744) Joe Turk
jturk14@optonline.net
New Jersey
Posted on: Jan 16 2018
Lived on 50th St., hung out on 47th St. bet. 8-9th ave. for a few years
Hung out in the Gallery 68-71. Miss the good ole days.
5743) Sandy Sheridan-milano
milanosandy57@ymail.com
Boca Raton, FL
Posted on: Jan 04 2018
To Charlie Sheridan,
Hey Dad, I loved seeing you on You Tube Singing with the Classmates, and so did Antonio your Grandson. I wish they let you sing lead Bc you’re an amazing singer and could have gone solo. My wish for you is for me to get on stage somewhere w a live band and sing you an R & B song! You’d be quite surprised that I inherited the gene to belt out the music and sprinkle some soul into it.
I love you so very much. You still have the best hair on the East Coast. I’ll call you tomorrow, to tell you I posted this.

And to my Godfather, Joe Kearns, you are an amazing man, and an amazing Uncle. Come down to Florida w your dog, and my Dad, and come visit! I love you both. Sandy Sheridan- Milano
5742) David Williams
dwilliams6@si.rr.com
Staten Island
Posted on: Dec 01 2017
From 61st St. Brooklyn. Went to OLPH grammar school class 1958.

Hung out a Grid Iron on weekend, Shea's on 4th ave (60-61 streets)
Dated Barbara Norris, student nurse.
Dumped at GridIron. Also spent a lot of time at Henry's 5th Ave. next to the Alpine 1964/65. Then got drafted.
Bay Ridge gone now. Miss it.
5741) Kevin Mohan
kevinmohan86@gmail.com
Lake Oswego Oregon
Posted on: Oct 27 2017
Grew up in BR on 71 St and fort Hamilton parkway in 60's- 70's. joined the navy for 15 years ended up a cop in calf and Oregon. About to retire. I always think of the great times at F.H. high school, kings tavern and McKinley park. Brooklyn will always be home. I hear its turned in to a hipster hang out like Portland OR. That's too bad.
5740) John Hoftyzer
johnhoftyzer@missouristate.edu
St. Petersburg
Posted on: Oct 13 2017
My twin brother and I grew up in Bay Ridge. We lived on 7th avenue across from McKinley Park until our house was condemned to make way for the approach to the Verrazano. Then we moved to 79th Street below 7th Avenue. Delivered the Brooklyn Eagle until it went out of business. Attended PS 127 and PS 259.

Saw a post on p. 182 from Demi Madera, an old friend. Went to Stuyvesant HS instead of FHHS. Worst mistake of my life as I lost a lot of my old friends. And so I am joining the alums of the 1958 FHHS graduating class at their 60th reunion to be held on September 22, 2018.

If you are a grad of FHHS in 1958 and want to attend, write me for the details.
5739) Mike P.
imintune2@gmail.com
Clearwater, FL
Posted on: Oct 12 2017
The person looking for the movie house on 44th street & 5th Ave. was called the PARK. Right across the street from Sunset Park. 50 cents got you 2 movies, cartoons, a stock car race and a winning ticket # would get you a prize.
Had to go upstairs to claim it. Won a fire truck once. The Time Machine & Journey To The Center Of The Earth was showing. Best 50 cents my Mom spent, stayed all Saturday afternoons.
5738) Steph Beckett
slb2231@columbia.edu
Columbia University
Posted on: Oct 09 2017
Hello all! My name is Steph and I'm a reporter for the Brooklyn Ink, a website that works in collaboration with the Columbia Journalism School. I'm working on a story about Bay Ridge and the idea of
5737) Ira Birnbaum
Bay Ridge
Posted on: Sep 14 2017
I was pleased to see a few entries.about S Birnbaum on 86th st. One of the posts confused one of the Key Food managers whose name was Sam, with my father Samuel Birnbaum. Key Food had become connected with S. Birnbaum. Samuel Birnbaum had his own hair all his life, turning gray only in his eighties, and always kept neat.
5735) Rich Sele
richardsele67@gmail.com
Florida
Posted on: Aug 27 2017
I lived on 79th St between 4th and 5th Ave from 1961 until 1972. Attended PS 127 thru 5th grade. I remember our good friends Frank, Ellie, Debbie, and Victoria Heil who owned a bakery (possibly on 5th Ave?). Debbie was one of my best friends back then. I remember one year we got our photos professionally taken together by their family's photographer. Also remember Dick's Hobbyland around the corner where I used to buy models. There was a nice little malt shop close to our block. Remember playing stickball, street hockey, throwing a rubber ball against our front stoop. A couple of kids in the neighborhood were power hitters in stickball and used to hit the ball on the apartment building roof all the time. My friend across the street had a pool which was a big deal. I remember watching the '69 Mets win the World Series on TV. Also remember my 4th grade teacher Ms Gouch, whose cousin was Dave DeBusschere of the Knicks.
5733) John Fitzpatrick
fitzz606@aol.com
Phoenix
Posted on: Aug 11 2017
to Rosanne McDade, You left no contact info

The Fitzpatrick Family left 63rd st For Scottsdale, Arizona in 1972. Barbara, moved to AZ in about 1985 and still lives there, I'm her brother. desertrat124@gmail.com

5732) Charles Anthony
Bay Ridge
Posted on: Jul 05 2017
Hello all! My family bought a house on 81st street between 12th and 13th avenues in Dyker Heights circa '59 -'60. A rare beauty, that being an attached row house with a community drive. I went to P.S. 201, which was grades kindergarten through 9th grade, (if you can believe that). Once it changed to a middle school, I transferred to P.S 204 to complete 5th and 6th grades,( looked out the window and saw the building of the Verrazano Narrows bridge) and then back to (now) J.H.S. 201 grades 7 - 8. I took the test for Brooklyn tech on a lark and surprisingly passed, along with a few of my local friends and did 9th grade there. We walked to the New Utrecht Avenue and 79th street train station to take the B train downtown to Dekalb Avenue, and walked up to Fort Green Park. I, like a few of my friends didn't apply ourselves as we should have, and were asked to leave. We were glad in a sense, because we all wanted to go to New Utrecht H.S., and indeed we did! I have so many fond memories of that neighborhood, Emery's candy store, St. Bernadette and the church Bazaars every summer, 201 park and the sprinkler, the church dances and the battle of the bands at both The Knights of Columbus and St. Bernadette, in which I participated, being a guitarist in a band with my friends. There were kids hanging out on nearly every street corner in the summer, and 201 had a program for kids to join and play basketball, volleyball indoors, and use the baseball diamond for softball games as well as a handball court outdoors. I saw JFK in front of the Democratic Club when he was running for president. The Nuns at release time(Communion prep), told us to remind our folks to vote for him! Manhattan beach destinations, no cell phones, free TV, stay at home moms,great neighbors, clean streets, and 35 cent pizza slices.
5731) Patricia Bowman
pabow13@verizon.net
Downingtown, PA
Posted on: Jun 30 2017
I grew up on 89th St. I often fondly think about my time there, it was the best years of my life. At the time my name was Patty Clark.
Hello to my friends from 89th, Mary Milde, Priscilla Lugris, John Flynn who sadly has passed, Eddie Mosier who I matched up with Lourdes Falco, Craig Nilsen.
Also to the gang on 92nd St. where I hung out.
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