My neighbors were Linda Disimone, Michael Fierstein, Ronny Sasofsky, Mitchell Karlin, Arthur and Carol Mack, Andrea Wolpe, Elyse Goldstein - boy so many memories. Lived in Laurelton with my family and brother Martin (on the corner of 232nd St. Attended PS 156, JHS 59 and graduated AJHS in 1963. Kerner's 4th grade class on this site, I'm holding the placard probably to hide the fact that I was not wearing a white shirt - again not wearing a white shirt in Mrs. They are indelible and the heart of life when things were simple but intense. Their mother was Etta (she passed away from breast cancer. We lived back to back with the Vims, and across from Rabbi Romineck, the Finks and the Benjamins.
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.
He's written 50 books, is 93, and about to celebrate his 70th anniversary -- pretty inspiring. Came across some old names and cherished memories of a time none of us will ever forget. I've emailed to some on the list that I remember from the first grade, and hope to hear from them. I'm still working, two grandchildren, and living at the beautiful Jersey shore. My older sister Sue, cousind Richie, Steven and Linda all lived on the same block. Friends from the day Harold Mosberg, Bob Love, Louie Temlock, Elliot Strizhak, Sid Coverman, Fred Schwartz, Kenny Nemeroff, Maty Starin, Sandy Pukel, Joel Forman, Michael Polikoff, Jeff Barnes, Marc Barbakoff, Alan Braverman, Carol Green, Jill Leff, Leona, Sue Brown and so many more wonderful friends from school, temple, sports, and hanging out at the Busy Bee. Miller, Stanley's Toy Store, Tom's Barber Shop, the Laurelton Movie Theater, Ms. Have some awesome photos from 50's..played little league at Brookville Park (still have trophy, 1960-Pirates) coach was Mr. I lived at 139-06 233rd St., just a short walk from Twin Ponds where I used to fish in the Summer and ice skate in the Winter when it froze over - great memories although I don't miss the cold weather! Married Linda Frankel in 1969 and remain married to this wonderful girl today. We live in Tucson, retired 10 years ago when we sold a software business, dance East Coast & West Coast swing as often as possible, enjoy building 55-57 Chevys and am currently building a two seat, 200 mph airplane. Remain friends with Harvey Blumenfeld, the Solomon brothers, Steve Dichter (my brother) and Kevin & Ellen Kurtzman. We visit my sister Linda (the former Linda Di Simone) & her husband in Phoenix often. Would love to get in touch with old friends from Rosedale, Laurelton and Springfield Gardens. When I got to Jackson my closest friends were Sue Beerman and Eileen Weinbaum. I was fooling around on the computer and checking out the site with the article about the Laurelton Jewish Center that was in the paper this weekend and things just went on from there. Naomi Dreznin Matalon Currently living in Calera AL. Atlanta has been home for quite awhile, but in my heart New York and Laurelton are still the guiding force. One of them, Rosalyn Irwin turns out to be my neighbor. We've been here ever since and are happy to be retired in our current home where my husband paints and I knit, crochet, and read. Don't miss those terrible days at Hebrew School at the LJC. Rhonda lived just over the Nassau line in North Woodmere but we never met. I still stay in touch with Rich Kustin, Larry Frank, Steve Somerstein, Sandy Seplow, Maxine Bergman, Stan Officina, on and on. Seems like only yesterday that we were hanging out on Francis Lewis Blvd & Merrick Rd @ Lil Eds coffee shop or having the best lasagna ever made at Capri. Working as a physicist/engineer but wishing I could afford to retire. Spent a lot of time at that school yard...smoked my first cigarette with Paul Seiden behind the handball court. Didn't go to Jackson; went to and graduated from Thomas Jefferson Hi in Brooklyn while living in Laurelton...almost played for Far Rockaway but didn't want to take Hebrew as a language. Lettered in baseball...taught and coached in the Bellmore Merrick school district for 34 years and now retired for 11 years... I worked at the Herman Brothers Texaco station (Merrick and Belt Parkway) for many years to put myself through college. I lived in the 'new' section of Laurelton, on 235th St. Found this great site by accident and have spent hours reading and reliving a lot of my youth. I recall handing in a permission slip to read books from the adult shelves at the Laurelton Library when I was twelve, and walking home down the middle of 228th Street, between the island trees and the parked cars, scared to death after seeing The Thing at the Itchy. The schools were good, the housing affordable, and we roamed the whole town. My sister, Carolee (since '70s Amber Jayanti and living in Santa Cruz, CA ) and I grew up at 232-19 Mentone Ave. 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. ) lol, but have completed 4 NYC Marathons and look forward to another November, 2008. I'm still "bestest" friends with Ilene Aronson/Yarkon. Some of us went to PS 132-- and we were part of the first graduating class of JHS 59! Marvin Merein, I was in your class - Laurelton Elementary School! I lived there until I married a Valley Stream girl in 1971. After graduation in 1968 I served in the Navy and went on to college. I work for the Justice Department in Washington, DC and hope to retire in the next few years. We played punchball and running bases on the streets. At JHS 59 my friends were Rita Simon, Ronnie Kanner, Linda Lee, Naomi Becker, Susan Bayliss and Raymond Wong.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.I will never forget Laurelton and all the great experiences that came with growing up there. I was involved in the movement in the 60's & early 70's. After high school, I went to Antioch College, then got a Ph. in political science from the University of Chicago. from 1952 (age 1) til about 1962 then, 137-14 228th St. To this day I talk about growing up in such a wonderful place. There's so many times I say I wish I could go back and spend one day of my childhood and see everything once more and all my friends I had, because Laurelton was the greatest town to grow up in. I moved from Laurelton before the end of high school but have maintained friendships from there to this day. We had Brownies and Girl Scouts and Little League and Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Currently have 38 years as a Volunteer Firefighter/Safety Officer/EMT-CC/Dept Secy/Engine Co Secy/Engine Driver/AHA/BCLS/CPR Instructor/Junior Firefighter Advisor in my current fire dept which now totals up to 50 years of volunteer service, including previous other corps and departments. I'm beginning to sound like the victim of an Army experiment. I grew up in Cambria Heights were my late Dad, Norman Cohen, MD, had his office in our house. Then off to Hobart College, Harvard Medical School, Univ of PA and Northwestern for residency and fellowship. Moved to Spokane, WA in 1980 where I have practiced gastroenterology and my wife endocrinolgy. Best friends were Tom Taylor, he had a kid brother Bobby, and older sister Joanne..Vinnie Pendl; more names will come to me. In those days it felt very ordinary, safe and friendly. Currently working at Stony Brook U Med Ctr after varied careers. I went to AJHS for my first two years, then the family moved to Southern California when I finished school. I'm looking for a neighborhood friend, Joanne Demis (not sure of the spelling). PS 176, PS 147 then Jackson with a bunch of great kids! In high school, I was a member of PDG sorority and was in AJHS's first Sing. Looking forward to hearing from you with your memories. Anyone in band or orchestra from 1960-63 or from ADG sorority? I live outside of Boston and the road conditions never bother me, because the worst roads here are just like Merrick Blvd. I always talk about Laurelton and the wonderful times I had growing up. I lived in Delaware most of my married life but recently moved to a 55 community just over the border in Garnet Valley, PA. I appreciate this website and the memories that it brings back. I've been reading the letters and realized I've never sent one in myself. I'm sorry to say that both Deanne and Barry are deceased. Have been living in Hollis, New Hampshire since graduating from Northeastern University in 1973. At present I teach part-time in a private school in Boca Raton, FL. My first girlfriend was Cynthia Blatt, my best friend Eliot Gordon (and his girlfriend Cynthia Dilbert). We have been married for 44 years and have two daughters and one grandaughter. Rode horses in Whitey's stables and junkyard, went to the Sunrise Drive In. Raabs, and ate the heels from the breads every time I was sent to the bakery. I played a lot of hookey from AJHS, almost all those days spent exploring museums in NYC. and we won't hesitate to dedicate our hearts and our loyalty". Am recently retired and enjoying my passion for quilting. Lived in Tampa, Dallas, Houston and Evanston/Chicago, IL.