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and have so many memories of growing up in Camelot.
We lived back to back with the Vims, and across from Rabbi Romineck, the Finks and the Benjamins.
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. I then moved to Valley Stream when I was 18..to believe I was ever 18. There was Alan Goldman "gompers", Mark Kessler "count" (Mark got the nick name "count" because he couldn't! We have been living in Dix Hills/Melville since 1974. Recently moved to Carbondale, CO, a short drive to magnificent skiing and summer music festival in Aspen. Still keep in touch with many who never graduated from PS 156 but transferred to JHS 59, and then went on to Jackson. After JHS 59 I went to M&A and lost touch with all my school friends (Madelyn Berman, Maxine Weinstein, Judi Schoenfeld, Margery Lesk, Frankie Fuchs, Jerry Solomon, Howie Polera). (I stage managed "The Man Who Came to Dinner" in 1966 directed by Mr. I have a daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter who live in Manhattan. In Laurelton from 1958 until about 1972 when I got out of the service and "left home". I have 2 married sons and four fantastic grandchildren. 38 for K and 1st and then transferred to 156 through the 5th grade then we moved to Fla. I married a Jackson alum, Warren Muchnick, 24 years ago. My wife of almost 24 years, Bea, and I live in Chester NY, but are in the process of downsizing and eventually looking to go south to the Vero Beach area. Though I last saw Jeff Goodman in 1986, aside from Jill (and on TV Barbie Seagal Nevins), I can't recall seeing anyone else since the 1984 mass Jackson reunion.
Looking for Steven Zeldin, and Norman Fondilla, both from 225th St (between 130th 131st Ave's ). We were members of Temple Beth El and my mom volunteered for the Laurelton Ambulance Corps. My friends first in 7th grade at 59 were Joan Wallach, Murray Kowalsky & Fred Malowsky (sp? Later I became friends with Sherry Axelrod & we joined PDG. Married to Shep Peskoff who lived at 133-11 225th St. I remember Laurelton being a wonderful place to grow up.
I lived in Laurelton from 1952 until 1965 when I married Larry Kuskin, a graduate of AJHS in 1960. Served in Vietnam 68-69 (101st Airborne Division and Bronze Star Recipient). Softball League, whom many of you guys payed ball in. "Life happens when you are busy making other plans." If anyone remembers me get in touch. I have fond memories of PS 156 and JHS 59, as well as actively participating in USY at the Laurelton Jewish Center, plus singing with Mr Buchanan and doing Gilbert & Sullivan. As I read about the reminiscences of others on this site: 132, 156, "squash" at the handball court, the LJC, Carmine's, Roma's garlic bread (God), the movie theater (which was an addiction on Saturdays, curiously nobody mentioned), the wonderland of Stanley's! Along with: Paul Weintraub, "Logi" Trepper, Barry Becker (a genius/peter pan who dressed as Batman, in his self-made costume and took 'competing' Robins out at night to roam alleys and garage rooftops), John Ploss, Mike Cohen, and others. My family moved to Laurelton in 1955 and I lived at 131-45 227 Street until I moved away in 1964. It would be nice to hear from some of my old friends and see what road they traveled in life. On our street we had Barbara and Robert Malkin, Neal Dreznin, David Kaback, David Scher, my family (Reba, Jay and Hope Harris) and more.
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. There was an ex-jockey who kept a horse, and occasionally he would drive down the street riding a sulky.
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. 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.
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. The boys had endless games of catch and stoop ball.
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. At JHS 59 my friends were Rita Simon, Ronnie Kanner, Linda Lee, Naomi Becker, Susan Bayliss and Raymond Wong.