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Old 06-19-2008, 11:00 AM
 
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Does anyone else remember that tunnel in Rosedale that used to go under the Belt Parkway? It was a pedestrian underpass near Brookville Park?

It has been paved over for some time now.

I just want to reference this:

Cedarhurst Cutoff

There used to be a branch of the LIRR that cut off from the main line in Rosedale, that ran down Edgewood, through what is now Brookville Park, down to Cedarhurst. The website explains it very well.

That tunnel under the parkway always seemed weird to me. It started in a weird place and came up in a weird place.

Could it have been related to that old LIRR line?

Once upon a time the Rosedale Station was west of where it currently is, sort of near Edgewood & Conduit. Could the tunnel have been built to service the railroad customers? Otherwise, what purpose could it have served? Pedestrians could have walked to either 225th or Brookville Blvd to cross. Of all the places on the Belt Parkway to build a pedestrian underpass, that location seemed like the least useful.

And as I recall, it only went under the parkway, not the Conduit. So going from the southside to the northside, you came up in the middle of nowhere, and still had to cross the Conduit.

Why was the tunnel there?


There was an LIRR stop by Mentone Park and the people that lived near Brookville Park used to walk in the tunnel, I remember riding my bike down there a bunch of times when I would go to Mentone Park. Anybody remember Joe Conigliaro or Frank Demario, Bobby Bertha, Joe Pontillo, or Michael Magillo, some of these guys lived on the horseshoe on 227 street and 143 avenue. My name is Kevin Pratt I worked at Danny's Taxi for about 10 years playing my harmonica. I lived on 226 street and 145th avenue till 1986. At that time there were black guys riding around from Brooklyn looking to terrorize anybody especially white people. The neighborhood got really bad, there were two breakins right across from me in one night and my house was broken in a couple of times and my moms pocketbook robbed coming off of the bus at 225th and 147th avenue.

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Old 06-19-2008, 11:56 AM
 
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Lild, we called that store Brownies but I think it was Brownings's. The Burger n Shake building is still there but I think it is an optician's office.
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Old 06-19-2008, 11:38 PM
 
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I grew up in Laurelton, but I lived and worked in Rosedale. I was one of DANNY'S Daredevils. Anyone remeber Town & Country -- topless Dancing off HCB?



Hey Man, I worked at Danny's too, my name is Kevin Pratt, I play harmonica, did you work under Pete the boss and Andy the dispatcher. Remember Ponce, and Lingus and Howard Teich and his brother they took over as owners.
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Old 06-19-2008, 11:42 PM
 
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There was a chinese restaurant on 228 street and 145 rd. There was a bunch of stores on 228 street. There was a deli and a pizza shop an eckerds and a italian restaurant and a grocery store and a laundrymat on the corner of 228 street and 147th avenue. I lived on 226 street and 145th avenue and my best friends father was in the mob.


Are you thinking of 243rd Street in the town of Rosedale, I'm talking about east of Brookville Blvd. There wasn't any stores on 225th street just 228 street. I'm not sure what the name of the grocery store was it was located on 146 avenue and 228 street.
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Old 06-20-2008, 12:10 AM
 
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thanks joe for the kind words about my Dad...you helped us a lot when we were kids in the Babe Ruth League, remember ? Myself, Joe and Bobby LaRusso, plenty of others..especially with hitting...

No suprise you are still coaching..beleive it or not, I still play...I drive to the Island from Putnam Sundays during the summer to play fast pitch softball with Vin Gerbasio, John Ablamsky and my brothers Sam and Andy..we also have Eddie Coughlin from Rosedale on the team also...we started this team with all Rosedale guys back in 1986! Angelo Fusco, Frank Twomley, Herman Hernandez, my brother Anthony, all have played for us at various times...

Anthony coaches High School softball in florida..and i coach varsity at local High School also...

Awesome about that kid..i cant remember his name but I remember he was the nicest little kid..I think he lived by the park right?



Mike Avolio, that name sounds so familiar. When you named Angelo Fusco and Herman Hernandez I used to hang out with Herman all the time, I'm Kevin Pratt, played harmonica and drove for Danny's Taxi back in the late 1970's to mid early 1980's. I was wondering when someone was gonna name Fusco. LOL God, I used to be at Hermans everyday.
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Old 06-20-2008, 12:22 AM
 
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Do you remember a Chinese delivery/takout place on 225st. The guy was allover the neighborhood, or the truck that came around in the 60s that sold Chinese food I think Chow Chow Cup...

The chinese place on 225 street was on merrick blvd.
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Old 06-20-2008, 05:30 PM
 
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Default You said you lived on 230 street and 147 avenue

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You must have seen me bopping around the neighborhood, the white guy that played harmonica. Did you know Yuri the Haitian guy lived on I think 231 street and 147 rd or something like that. How about the Griffins, they lived on 230 place and 145 rd, or the Punches the lived right near the cleaners by the bus stop at 147 avenue and 228 street going to Jamaica. I guess it depends on how old you are?
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Old 06-24-2008, 01:59 PM
 
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The chinese place on 225 street was on merrick blvd.


No I was thinking of the one on 228 st
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:08 PM
 
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What years did the people in this blog hang out in Rosedale, and where did you hang out?
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:19 AM
 
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Does anyone remember, Bettys lunchonettte, and the egg creams?
LeftWent to Springfield untill 1979,
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