Sharon Shardin Dwyer
My Brooklyn was Crown Heights. Born in Beth-El Hospital on 9/13/45 and lived at 1299 Eastern Parkway (corner Buffalo Ave.) until 1961. Attended P.S. 191 (1950-57) and J.H.S. 210 (1957-60). Would have gone to Thomas Jefferson High School but we moved to Far Rockaway. Fondest memories of growing up in Crown Heights:
- Shopping on Utica Avenue with my mom
- Shopping on Pitkin Avenue (where I first tasted pizza) on Sundays
- Going to Congress Theater with older brother, Arthur
- Movies were about 25 cents and you got a double feature, cartoons, Movietone news, and a free bag of popcorn.
- Playing hopscotch, potsy, stoop ball, and punch ball
- Going to Lincoln Terrace Park to watch handball games with my dad
- Sledding in Lincoln Terrace Park
- Knish man in front of PS 191
- Memorial Day parade on Eastern Parkway
- Benches on Eastern Parkway
- Malteds at luncheonette on Eastern Parkway & Buffalo Avenue
- Graduation from J.H.S. 210 at Congress Theater
- Schenectady Avenue branch of Brooklyn Public Library
- Walking to Prospect Park
- Going to the Grand Army Plaza branch of library with parents
- Brooklyn Dodger games at Ebbets Field
And the best part of growing up in the late 40s-early 60s in Brooklyn . . . the wonderful friends I had! If anyone remembers me or the things I've mentioned, please let in touch. Would love to hear from you.
30 October 1999
Phyllis Ludman Levy
Thank you for such a wonderful site. I have enjoyed reading each and everyone's e-mail. With each reading I think back of my own wonderful memories growing up in Bklyn. Mine all started in 1941 in Williamsburg on South 2nd St. Then from there we moved to Bensonhurst until I was nine and then from there we moved to East Flatbusha place called Vandaveer Estatesuntil I was about thirteen and then we moved to the country in those days and that was Canarsie and that was in '56 and I am still here. Married in '65, raised two daughters who are now teachers and are giving back to the community that they were brought up in what the community gave them and that was wonderful years of having excellent schools, places to hang out, and always feeling safe. Would love to hear from anyone that lived in Canarsie again. Thank you for this wonderful site.
30 October 1999