My Brooklyn is Parkside Ct. in Flatbush. Lived there until high school when we moved to Woodruff Ave. Went to P.S. 92, Walt Whitman J.H.S., and Erasmus Hall (1963). Then on to Hunter College. Left Brooklyn in 1969 when I got married. Didn't move faronly to Queensbut I still work in Brooklyn (Greenpoint). To me Brooklyn is Flatbush.
I remember Garfield's, Jahn's, the Carlton. Spent many an afternoon at the Patio, Albemarle or Loew's Kings. I can't remember the name of the other theater right next to EHHS. My mother worked at the Flatbush Hobby House with Adolf and Alex.
Spent much time on the B41 Flatbush Avenue bus going to the Library at Grand Army Plaza or the Brooklyn Museum. Played Ring o Levio, punch ball, points, potsie. Looking for others who grew up on Parkside Ct. or at 225 Parkside Ave.: Nancy or Ronald Klink, Steven or Randi Carr and all the others from there or Westbury Ct. E-mail me at Efabricati@aol.com.
30 April 1999
I was not born in Brooklyn, but my father was the owner of Carlucci's Restaurant in East New York. I do remember being there as a little girl watching the long lines wrap around the block waiting to get in. I must say not because he's my father, but the food was terrific. Maybe as terrific as the man that owned it.
30 April 1999
Vivian "B.B." Beauchamp
My Brooklyn is from 1969 till the late 80s. Hanging out at Kike's Store on Ft. Hamilton Pkwy (between 38 & 39 St.). Those were the good old days, playing handball on the Roberts Foods Company walls, waiting for them to take the trucks out the way so we can turn on the johnny pump to kill too many gallons of water. P.S. 131, Montauk J.H.S. and John Jay were the schools I went to. . . . God bless you, Mr. Foresta (P.S. 131), wherever you are. I remember the blackout in 1977; it was so crazy! To all the people I remember . . . George, Bobby, the Cruz Family, Yasmin, Ruthie, Mike, Danny, Mino, Carlos, the whole Ft. Hamilton gang . . . you know who you are! God bless you all . . . thanks for being the best part of my life!
1 May 1999
My Brooklyn was 462 Avenue P between East 3rd and 4th. They say it's Midwood, though I don't remember hearing that name assigned to my neighborhood when I was growing up. That was in the 60s. I was born at Israel Zion hospital. Went to P.S. 177, Boody Jr. High and Lafayette High. Hung out an awful lot on Kings Highway. Anyone remember buying 45 RPM's for 67 cents each at Byhoff's? I live in Houston, Texas now and have met several people here from Brooklyn. Even a guy who grew up on E. 4th between O & P, but we didn't know each other as kids. The older I get, the more I appreciate growing up in Brooklyn.
2 May 1999