I'd love to hear from long lost friends from PS156, Shimer JHS and Jackson. It is about growing up in Cambria Heights/Laurelton in the 50's. It was a very special place at a very special time and it produced a remarkable number of amazing people. Clares, then moved to Long Island..name is Rich Colozzo, older brother Ben, younger brother Donald, and kid sister Mary. I lived on 231st Street in Cambria Heights, just a block off Linden Boulevard. and 116th Avenue and belonged to the Cambria Heights Jewish Center. My two sisters, my brother in law and his sister all graduated from Jackson. To my brothers of Mu Sigma, I somehow don't remember ever seeing you outside in direct sunlight. It was great seeing Janet Blatt (little), Cora Glasser, Lorraine Leiblein, Jessie Tillman and so many others. I will definitely cancel plans when the next one comes around. about 3 blocks from me (125 St.) Currently living in Tucson, AZ, I didn't officially live in Laurelton, but having gone to Jackson, had many friends from there, including my boyfriend (now husband) at the time, Barry Di Simone. I have the honor of continuing to have relationships with several of my friends from P. While I didn't find Pam, it was so nice to see some familiar names from my youth. Barry delivered the Long Island Press and worked at Bert & Daves and delivered for Dial Drugs. I would love to hear from people who remember me from the wonderful years I lived in Laurelton. Greenspans 5th grade class began my journey into adult hood. Our family lived at 139-19 224th St., near the LI railroad station and the corner candy store. From there we left for England where we spent a year in Manchester and then returned to Chicago where we have been ever since. Played handball all summer in Mentone Park, rode my bike everywhere, even to Rockaway Beach. but spent most of my teen years with my friends in Laurelton. Can't believe I still remember the words to our PDG sorority song "for we're the girls with the pep and the vigor, too, to stand for PDG... Laurelton was a wonderful and safe place to grow up in. I have moved around the country a good deal for business.
We played ball on the street, went to Merrick Road to hang out with friends and rode our bikes all over town. I've reconnected with some and it's such fun to relive those wonderful times. So many of the names on the list here are immediately associated with a face, an event, a home, even of parents. I am hoping this site will help many of us connect with the wonderful people and memories of Laurelton. I look forward to hearing from my old Laurelton friends. Brother Guy and sister Bette - Laurelton was a wonderful foundation to start from - the world has changed from those peaceful days of riding bikes and hanging out - peace to all my friends. Skip, love the website and have only begun to explore. from 1952 thru 1960, went to PS 156, till 1959, then to St. I also see Marilyn's sister, Lois, and my cousins Barbara Fierestein and her brother Fred. A few years ago we had a mini reunion at Mark Obenzinger's. I don't remember his last name but he lived on Francis Lewis Blvd. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me from way back then. My fondest memories of growing up in Laurelton have to do with the sense of community that I felt. I would look forward to hearing from people who "remember us when..." Attended P. I came to this website quite by accident, while looking for a former friend, Pam Chapman Halvorsen. G) and Sadie, sister Deanne (AJHS '61) brothers Barry (AJHS '62 or '63) and David. I have one child, Jaclyn, who is an attorney, married and living in Washington, DC. Would love to make contact with others from my year. It was a very large and lovely obituary and I will try to remember to send it to you next week. Graduated from PS 156, JHS 59 , SGHS and Queens College. I left Laurelton in 1964 when I married and moved to Cambridge, MA. Currently residing in Columbus, OH, my sister Judi (Hunter College HS) and I (Jamaica HS, later AJHS) lived at 130-25 236th St.
Would love to hear from former SING-sters, or others who remember. There are a lot of great memories associated with growing up in Laurelton. Some of the friends I remember were Stuart Fishman, Edith Edelstein, Anita Bernheimer, Elayne Gross, Susan Dankner, Donald French, Trudi Sturm (who I just reconnected with and who is refreshing my memory about lots of fun times)and lots of kids from Springfield Gardens, Rosedale and Cambria Heights as well. Those of you who remember me and would like to touch base please do. I was just searching for a name, and stumbled on this site. Everyone thought they were cool at that stage of their lives. I seem to remember it all as Nirvana........could that possibly be true? We are fortunate to live near our two grandsons and get to spend a lot of time with them. I remember all the teachers being mentioned by others (Herb Magidson, director of The Man Who Came to Dinner, which I stage managed really inspired me to do the theater thing as I'm currently a local stage director and actor and have worked on almost 100 shows in the last 20 years). I did attend Bob's Laurelton reunion on Long Island in 2001 (or maybe 2000) My email is [email protected] as others have said I'd love to hear from old friends who remember me. I remember playing stickball in the streets, stealing pretzels from Schultz's candy store, buying a stickball bat for 29 cents and many other very fond memories of growing up in a great/fun neighborhood. Still screwed up but breathing fresh air with clean water in the White Mountains. There's even talk of a meet-up here in Italy next year. Nice to revisit some of the old places and names from the past. The memorties are good and after 30 years traveling around the world, PS 156 was a great place to get started. I used to live at 135-59 232 St., next door to Carl Perkal, who I see is listed on the website. We lived in Commack, Long Island before retiring to Florida. Goldstein, Felicia (Hirata) - [email protected] Andrew Jackson H. My twin sister Tamara and I always talk about how we hope that our grandchildren (and theirs) can have that "Laurelton" experience. Jill Edelstein, my ex and, more importantly, friend, told me about this site.
Some of the people I remember are Sue Buller, Alice Schaefer, Joyce Hazan, Carol Forman, Abby Wendroff, Rita Coffield, Stan Shaw, Barbara Boklan, Jerry Leinwol, Diane Bayer, Cookie Linett, Howie Engel, Manny Steurman and Marcia Kleigman. Grew up playing softball, basketball and stickball on the asphalt at PS156. Played with some really good athletes like Alan Shapiro, Hal Greenhouse, George Kay, Sandy Rice, Marty Blank, Billy Cohen, etc., etc., etc. You may not remember me but you may remember visiting my house to smoke a cigarette before services or school. I lived at 135-18 230th Street with my sister, Roslyn Blocher Rubenstein. My brother-in-law, Ira Rubenstein graduated from Far Rockaway ('58). The best years were growing up in Rosedale/Laurelton. I remember going to Brookfield Park, The Pizza King, the dances at Rosedale Jewish Center, the holidays walking to Laurelton Jewish Center. I'd love to hear from those of you who remember me. I lived out of the country for l0 years, reside in Santa Fe, am on the road a good portion of the time as a travel journalist and would love--after all the peregrinations--to pick up the thread of connection. Ronald Jacoby lived next store, Paul Lapner a few doors down. ), Ronnie Zipes, Lee Schoichet - Lee and I are still best friends almost 50 years later. Attended AJHS for freshman year and was a member of PDG. Anyone who remembers me is welcome to make contact. I have an older brother Mel, who is also living on Long Island and 2 sisters Lucille and Sandy both living in Florida. My basic memory was being the worst behaved kid in all of my classes. I always wanted to punch one over the fence of the inside courtyard. Lived at 130-17-236th Street LA5-2701 Marsha Finelt is my sister (OPL) Jack and Paul Finelt's my brothers. Mu Sigma Fraternity; AZA and the Fraternities of Laurelton.a great bunch. I have a psychotherapy practice in Cedarhurst, NY and we live in Woodmere. I was told of this site by Ellen Skolnick (Schiller) and I am recognizing so many names. Currently spending half my time in Florida and the other half in Maryland. I remember the strange little garden outside in the playground.
Born in Rosedale 1942, moved to Francis Lewis Blvd.& 131st Ave at 2 years of age and then to 227th street and 137th Ave as a young teen. Roz ('59) and I ('64) graduated from Andrew Jackson. What a delight to find this website and to spend time reliving the memories everyone has contributed. ), Gary Golden, Phil Radin, Peterson Twins, Paul Sklar my dearest and best friend (sadly taken at the age of about 30). I lived in Cambria Heights, a few blocks from AJHS. My parents used to drive me to Laurelton to meet my friends at Lil & Eds. My younger brother Mark lives in Smithtown with his wife and 2 kids, 16 and 21. Website: lived at 137-39 231 Street from 1956-78 with my sister Pamela and brother Roger. We belonged to Temple Beth El and the Sunday night youth group became my local social network: Jeff Weiss, Barry Lucas, Elliott Levine, the Linzer brothers, Louie Abramowitz (my very first date! I often think of Laurelton, my friends, the neighborhood, school and fabulous food. Queens College (1968), University of Virginia Law School (1971). I would love to hear from my old friends and neighbors from 229th street. Went back to Far Rockaway for a couple of years and then back to FL. So much of our lives were molded in Laurelton and Jackson. Mike Kammerman, Mike Ashkin, Bruce Waxman, Howie Levine, and the whole bunch of terrific guys and gals. Between us, we have 5 kids and 6-and-a-half grandchildren. I look forward to now keeping up through this site. Most of my family (Judy Gursky, Robert Gursky) are still in New York but they love to visit us here and so I don't get up there much. I remember bringing "milk money" and "bank money" and having to freeze for 1 minute when the bell rang outside, before lining up.
Like "Leave it to Beaver." My brother is Louie Abramowitz. I have lived in Tampa FL for 21 years, with my wife of 40 years. I've recently reconnected with a few Laureltonians and that was lots of fun. Back in Laurelton it was Avolio and I lived at137-08 233 St. We had backyard Bar BQ's with lots of lighter fluid. I'm currently living in San Pedro, CA, teaching in Carson, CA and have two wonderful children. Also a Musician and Rescue Diver and former County EMT Instructor.
My address was 132-02 232 St.,the corner house down the block from the House of Chang, which my family always went once a week for dinner. I moved to Florida 14 years ago, but now live in PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. We had jobs baby sitting, lawn mowing, delivering newspapers, assisting in youth groups and washing cars. Ride a motorcycle with a charitable club composed of Firefighters.
Life is great - we are both retired and having fun in our Venetian Isles adult community. Helene Kuskin Currently living in Coral Springs, FL. Though I was not close with almost any of these kids, you can see how vivid are my memories of this time. My neighbors were Grace and Herb Pomfrey and my other neighbors were two brothers Stu and David and their sister Wendy. Would love to know what happened to Jerry Sobel and others. I remember Good Food grocery, Oscar Krieger's butcher, and the printing store where my mom worked with Connie Najmark.
Graduated from Fordham University majoring in Business and Economics. Remember going to the Laurelton Theatre for the Saturday matinee for .25 cents & getting the card to see if you got in for free the following week. My family moved to Eastchester in 1958, so I missed going to Jackson or Far Rockaway. , Woolworth's, Bert & Dave's, the Depot, Library, and so many other places and things, I'm struck by how much this place was so important to us because we spent our childhoods there. I lived in Laurelton until the 9th grade and then moved to Rockville Centre. I remember House of Change, Laurelton Movies, The Riveria Italian Restarant, The Bagel Store, The Greasy Spoon Dinner, Sherry's Bakery (I worked there.) So many good memories of my childhood. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to express myself. Jerome & Barry & Phyllis Schwartz, Rena & Alan Jochnowitz, Eddie Parver, Mindy & Ephraim & Yossi Weinblatt, Stu and Lanny Billauer, Joey Mayerhoff, Lisa Benjamin, Danny & Ira & Philip Goldschmidt, Leslie Pearl, Chaim & Meyer Fisher, Esther Fried, Merrill Silverstein, Sally Rottenstreich, Doris & Michael Kreisler, the Breitbart girls, Marilyn & Kenny Povodator and more. My kids lived a half a mile and had to take the bus. I became a grandmother this year and fell in love again with sweet Julianna, my son, Eric's daughter. In 1975 I was transferred to San Francisco by my company and moved to Sonoma County in 1991. Our home was located directly across from PS 176 and my neighbors included, the Dawsons, the Whites, the Persons, Russells and the Filippis(on 238th Street behind us.)We had the best childhood ever and growing up in Cambria Heights/Laurelton was terrific and safe. Ronnie and I were bathroom monitors, and someone stole our pocketbooks with our collection of bus passes. The boy-next-door was Neal Dreznin, and I sat on the bar of his bike and we rode all over town. Schneider, the 3rd grade teacher, lived on our block. Through this site, I hope to connect and share stories and memories of a different time in all of our lives and sense of community. Gosh I know I'm going to leave someone out but I haven't talked or seen Pam Morris, Joan Prussan, Gail Friedman etc (since a reunion mega years ago)and I miss you! Marty Rosenthal, Alan Nodelman (I did have dinner with you not too long ago,it was great but we lost touch again), Billy and Barry Rost. Jackson was great and we were all very involved in Sing-- Happy to hear from others. We both graduated from Queens College in 19 respectively. If anyone remembers me and would like to spend some time talking about the old days in Laurelton, just e-mail me. I lived at 120-25 237th Street in Cambria Heights actually 1/2 block from Laurelton but all of my friends that I hung out with lived in Laurelton. We had bus passes for the Q5 that came in different colors each month that we saved. I still have the 4th grade picture and remember everyone in the class. Who could forget being able to walk to and from school, the movies, the library (and Miss Rand's storytelling), Colony cards, Carmine's, the kosher deli where we had Mrs. I attended Andrew Jackson HS from Sept 1962 to June 1965. I have three younger brothers Richard, Louis and Harry. My friend Jessica lived around the corner from me on 139th Street if I am correct. He attended the University of Illinois and studied to be a veterinarian (animal Doctor). The school I work in was built in '29 and is an exact duplicate of Jackson. Mike Nussbaum and I went with the dumb kids to PS 147 and then we all met up again in Jackson. lol My vocation and avocation is beautiful dentistry (so much for being a dumb kid). I have an older brother Steve (AJHS grad 1965) and a younger brother Scott (moved from Laurelton 1971). from 1959-1972; attended PS 132 for 5th & 6th grades (Mrs. I am still best friends with Iris (Krichefsky) Schachter and Harvey Schachter. I still recall some of my PS 132 classmates' names: Glenn Kessler, Maury Rice, Susan Grant, Alan Dorn, Melanie Gissen, Saundra Rothlein, Eileen Drosin, Ilene Aronson, Andrea Brautman, Enid Baran, Bonnie Wolpe. Rindner's Girl Scout Troop that met at a church on 130th(? I lived in Laurelton from, I think 1955 to 1971, and went to PS 156, JHS 59 and Springfield High. I own a Management Consulting firm based on Transformative Learning principles and ontological coaching. We're all graduates of this "sickness" called Laurelton - at least that's what my wife calls it. Just because I have an Illinois vanity license plate which says "Laurelton" and still maintain Laurelton friends? Some of my best years, memories and friends start from the time I moved to Laurelton as an incoming freshman at AJHS. Several Laurelton and AJHS reunions over the years (in NY and Fla.), have kept the flame burning as I catch up with old friends and memories. In the summer we sold lemonade on Merrick Road, and once we dug up the backyard for a mini golf course, and charged admission to play. Rand, the ever-patient children's librarian on 225th St. I am a dentist and I have 2 grown daughters and 5 grandchildren. I have been married for 45 years to my wife, Carole. I lived on 228th Street until 1969 when I married and moved to New Jersey. I've reconnected with two Laurelton friends right here in Wellington. I went to the Junior High on Springfield Blvd, I think the number is 59, for the 9th grade. Some of the people I knew ( can't remember some last names ) were Yvette, Wilma, Eileen Arshansky, Lynette Brown, Marcia or Marsha Eisenberg (from Rosedale). I was also friends with a guy named Howard Levine who lived on the same street as me. I went to PS 176 and then the school system divided kids into the dumb ones and the smart ones. I am looking for pictures and friends from Laurelton and Rosedale from 1956 - 1971. I also worked for a Hardware Store from 1965 to 1969 on Saturdays. Not many Laurelton folks will remember me, as I did not attend local schools for grades 7-12. Would love to hear from the old LYAG/ATID crowd from LJC in late '60s. Living in Wheeling, IL - a Chicago suburb 1960 AJHS graduate. As anyone posting at this wonderful site knows, Laurelton will be in our hearts forever. I'm Ronnie and this website has brought back many memories. At lunchtime the girls played records in the cafeteria and we'd dance to the tunes of the 60's as the guys would play ping pong and pool and who would steal glances at us while we danced. It would have been nice if the "block busters" had not raped Laurelton and some of our friends and families still lived there. I've been living in California more than half my life, now, but I'm still a Yankee fan and a lover of NY pizza. Then we'd sit on the front porches and play "Cars." Whoever picked white or black was sure to win. I retired after 38 years in Education, mostly as an Algebra teacher (thanks to fabulous Mr. I still keep in touch with Betty Drexler, Sue Charles and her husband David Melman. Dana Launer, Gerry Schwartz & Jay Green are so remembered. I lived at 138-35 226th Street and loved every day.