My Bklyn: Vanderbilt Ave. between Bergen & St. Marks. Around the corner to play handball at P.S. 9, if I remember correctly. Moved to Albany Ave. Best times in summer sitting on friend's stoop on St. Marks listing 2 70s music: Chi-Lites, etc. There was no better high school than Bishop Loughlin, the Notre Dame of x-country and track. I'm looking for class of '78. I now live in South Texas. If anyone has any links or info please contact me.
4 June 1999
I grew up (17years) on Franklin Ave. between Union and Presidents Sts. or between Ebbetts Field and Eastern Parkway or between never being bored and paradise. The deli was Ben & Sol's (paradise) on Franklin and President. I attended P.S. 241 till 8th grade. Threw snow balls at the girls from Prospect Heights, caught (illegally) tadpoles in the Japanese Garden. Went to the movies at the Savoy and watched the Dodgers from the bleachers near Bedford Ave. There was no better world and all in walking distance. Later we took the subway or walked over the Brooklyn Bridge to the "city" or went downtown (Fulton Street) shopping.
6 June 1999
I graduated from P.S. 130 in 1953, but now live in California. On June 3, 1999, Albey Reiner, Alan Greenberg and I returned to the school to see what it was like. It was a wonderful experience. We were afraid that we would be greeted with suspicion, given the state of things. Instead, the assistant principal, Enid Silvera, welcomed us with open arms. She showed us around the school and introduced us to the teachers. She informed us that they were thinking about having a celebration on the 100th anniversary of the school, which is two years from now. If they do, I'm going and I'm bringing my mother. She graduated from P.S. 130 in 1928. I'm hoping that some other members of my graduating class will see this and communicate.
7 June 1999
The Peoples Cinema, The Caroll Theatre, The Sutter Theatre, The Ambassador, Congress, Pitkin and Palace Theatres whether on a Saturday afternoon or for the mothers a Wednesday evening at the Caroll with free dishes given away. These were the movie houses that we, living on East 92nd Street between Clarkson and Winthrop, went to for our adventures and romance. In East Flatbush the streets were relatively crime free and traffic free. Parents didn't have to worry about there kids playing on those streets or going places on their own. Wonderful growing up years. Walking up the long hill on Utica Avenue to get to the library on Eastern Parkway. Lincoln Terrace Park. The candy stores on almost every corner. The neighborhood grocery store. The many kids on the block who were your friends all through growing up.
7 June 1999