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  • The Fortunato Family of Park Slope
    Hello all:
    I'm researching a book that's set in 1950s Brooklyn and I'm wondering if anyone remembers or knows the Fortunato family. They lived at 436 Seventh Avenue. The father, Rocco, was a barber. His youngest son, James (Giacomo), was a member of the Tigers and was killed in an epic gang fight by ...
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  • Got a long memory
    I was born almost 81 years ago in Brownsville near PS 174.

    1930 Jan 5. First elementary school was PS 174. Lived in Brighton Beach. Attended Lincoln.

    Mr Lapolla was principal PS 174. my father died 1936, we

    lived on Snediker Ave , Newport St, Powell Avenue, Moved to Avenue X. ...
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  • HELP ..PLEASE..KEEP SENDING PMs AND NOT GETTING A RESPONCE
    CAN SOMONE HELP ME OUT?I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO USE THIS SITE FOR A WHI.LE NOW .I AM GETTING NOOOWHERE.FOR THE LOVE OF GOD CAN SOMEONE PLEASE SEND ME A MSG ON F/BOR E MAIL ME STILLABITCH@NYC,RR,COM..............THANK YOU GUYS :oops: :oops:
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  • Happy Holidays

    Merry Christmas to all my Friends on the blog.

    I wish you all a very Happy New Year with much health & happiness in the years to come.

    Remember one day your on top of the world & the next you can hit rock bottom live every day to the fullest.[/i][/b]
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  • Jackie Grant and Eileen Shehan
    Hello everyone!!. I hope everyone is doing fine!!
    I had a band in the sixties called the Accutones, we practiced on 22nd. street, between 4th. and 5th. ave's. We also played dances at the church on 17th. street just below 5th. We had two dancers, Jackie Grant from Prospect ave. and Eileen Sheehan from Sherman ...
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  • 1224 Prospect Ave
    I used to live (60's & 70's) on vanderbilt street right across the street from the old american legion bulding, aka elks hall, and originally in the 50's a movie theater. It was on the corner of prospect ave and vanderbilt st.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kencta/211143349/ I heard that the building got torn down in ...
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  • WHO REMEMBERS THE ST GEORGE HOTEL IN IT'S GOLDEN YEARS?
    Subject: WHO REMEMBERS THE ST GEORGE HOTEL IN IT'S GOLDEN YEARS?.

    A new website has been created to collect the memories, photos, clippings, and long-held secrets of this famous New York landmark. What do you remember? 


    CLICK HERE: www.stgeorgetower.2ya.com

    Come share and listen to wonderful memories, and see spectacular photo ...
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  • Any Body know Eddie Fernandez from PS10, 21st Street,
    Looking for stories to share on his birthday next week for a goof.
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  • old friends from brooklyn
    Hi, I lived on Prospet Ave. in the 50's. My father owned a variity and hero shop, called Joe's Lunchenett on Prospect Ave. between 7th and 8th Ave. Across the Street was P.S.10 elementary school which I attended before going to Alexander Hamilton High School. I was wondering if any of my friends are still ...
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  • Merry Christmas
    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year I wish much health & happiness to all my Friends on this blog.

    Just to let you all know I have not been on line in a month or so I have been in the hospital. I went under surgery to have my left leg amputated, ...
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  • hi
    hello all
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  • Snowball
    Hi Anthony:

    Snowball is in my prayers. She is a beautiful dog. I know how you feel. My dog Chauncey is part of the family. We adopted him and almost didn't make it when he was a puppy. Had 2 surgeries and is doing great. The dr. didn't hold ...
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  • John Jay H.S. (Manuel HS) 1908
    I collect postcards and wanted to share this one with you! Have a great day & keep safe!Photobucket
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  • Corner of 21st and 6th
    Hello all.This is my first time to this page. My name is Arnold DeSena and I left the old neighborhood kicking and screaming a long time ago. My mother is Jennette Lagreca. I have a couple of really great cousins who I see on this page, Ralph Marsella and the lovely and talented ...
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  • Hi everyone
    Just checking in to say that I am so looking forward to seeing everyone on Sat. It should be a blast.

    Terry: Thanks so much for all the time and effort you have put in to make this reunion possible. See ya' soon.
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  • looking for anyone with knowledge of the delpezzo family
    if anyone knows of mary delpezzo's family from 22nd st bklyn please e mail @ maryhnails@aol.com thanks
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  • INVITATION: The St George Tower Oral History Experiment
    WHO REMEMBERS
    THE ST GEORGE TOWER
    IN IT'S HAY



    ...So do we.

    A website has been created to collect the photos, clippings, and long-held secrets of ...
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  • Thanks Everyone for the congrats and advice!
    Hopefully, will be seeing Gabriella and family over the weekend. Yes, Terry, I read that somewhere. Kids try to get the upper hand (role reversal.) Not good. I know we have to try to keep our lips zipped but we can't let them start running our lives either (at least ...
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  • The St George Hotel Oral History Experiment
    WHO REMEMBERS THE ST GEORGE HOTEL IN IT'S GOLDEN YEARS?

    A new website has been created (2 years) to collect the photos, clippings, and long-held secrets of this famous New York landmark 

    CLICK HERE:  www.TheStGeorgeTower.2ya.com

    Please invite the more technically able in your family to subscribe so they can share, listen, and see ...
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  • ...
    Terry - Mia looks beautiful in her new bed!
    I finally sent you the money order for the reunion, It is for my brother Johnny, his wife Joan, John & me.... Can't wait to see you guys again... Love Geri xox
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  • Brownsville Movie Theaters
    I almost forgot the movie theaters in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn,
    Lowes, located on Pitkin Avenue and Legion Street, Sutter Avenue near E.98 Street, The Ambassador, located on the corner of Saratoga and Livonia Avenue, (That's where my family and I went to see the Three Stooges live) and I think there was another ...
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  • Sympothy

    Joe,I am truly sorry for your lose, it is always sad with an empty felling when you lose some one in your Family .

    No matter how ill our loved one is or how old they are if they are yours you hate to lose them. We all know that we have to ...
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  • HAPPY MOTHYERS DAY

    HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL YOU LOVELY LADIES,
    IT'S A SPECIAL EVENT TO BRING A BABY INTO THIS WORLD TO HOLD A PRECIOUS LIFE INSIDE YOU, AND THEN WATCH THE YEARS GO BYE SO FAST AND UNDERSTAND YOU GAVE THAT LITTLE BABY OF YOUR'S LIFE.
    I PRAISE ALL MOTHERS, BECAUSE ALL MOTHERS ...
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  • I lived on 22nd Street-remember me?
    Hi friends,

    I came across this site yesterday.

    Remember me! I'm Patty. I lived in the "run down" houses close to 5th Avenue and 22nd St. We didn't have much, but were happy kids.

    My cousin Suzie lived next door. We were always together. We were friends with ...
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  • Joey Orlando. St John's Class of '67
    Subject: Joey Orlando. St John's Class of '67Hello everyone.
    Joey Orlando here.
    Saw some old friends at Brucie's wake.
    A band mate, no matter how far removed has a special place in our hearts.
    Just wanted to say hello to my old classmates.
    Would enjoy hearing from you.
    All the best,
    Joey
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  • Back in the Day
    Last fall The Civilians presented Brooklyn at Eye Level about community and community change in Brooklyn. Check out this video from the performance about a local head recalling the way it used to be.

    http://brooklynateyelevel.org/2009/03/26/that-used-to-be-so-brooklyn-w-urban-bush-women-dance/
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  • I lived on 22nd Street
    Hi Old Park Slope Friends,

    I came across this site yesterday.

    If anyone remembers me, let me know.

    I'm Patty - we lived in the three kind of "run down" houses near the corner of 22nd street and Fifth Avenue. We didn't have much, but were happy kids. It was ...
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  • The Little Oriental on Pitkin Ave
    Doen anyone have pictures of The Little Oriental on Pitkin Ave owned by Jack Fischer
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  • Does anyone know??
    Ok I was wondering if anyone here knows Pamela Gilbert she use to live in windsor terrace with her mom and grandmom back in the 80's. ??
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