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Old 08-08-2008, 01:50 AM
 
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I lived on 148th drive between Weller Lane and 257th from 1971 till 1991.

Some people on the block were Steve Brunio, Steve Gialombardo, Joe Ray,
Stuey Freilech, Alan Kohn, Marc Greenfield, Brian Carter, Heidi Foreman, Michelle Krebs, etc.

I used to go to the Flea Martket they held in the drive inn on the weekends.

And used to go to Green Acres mall.

I hung out at Green Acres bowl and even worked there for a while.

I also parked cars at Temple Hillel on Rosedale road.

I also worked as a driver for Danny's Cars, for a while.

I went to 195, 231 and then Springfield Gardens Hight School, gradualted in 1980.

I went to Son of Italy dances and hung up in 195 school yead and in Brookfield park.

I hung out with Darren Desepoli woh live where Meda Road met 147th Ave.

I remember:

Mister Softy
The Country Store on Wheels, driven by Frank.
Chow chow cup.
Woodmeir park
Block parties
The gully
Snake road
The corner
Daitch shopwell
Town
Bambi's candy store
Rosedale Pizza
The Club House
Blizzerds in 66, 78, 83, etc.
The Big A Diner
Gowz "Rhyms with Cows" in Elmont
The Big juggling Santa at Green Acres mall at x-mass time
Woolworth
The Jolly Joint
Gimbles
Radio Shack
California Pizza
Skitching in the winter
Hide and go seek in the summer
Freeze tag
Red light, green light 1, 2, 3
Cutting through Blum to get to the mall
Sneeking into the Drive inn
Mill pond park
Rab's Gym in Rockville Center
Dan Lurie's Barbell Company
Wetsons
KFC
Twin Donut
White Castle
The Midnight Deli
German Deli
Italian Bakery
Rexall
Alexanders
Cookies Steak Pub
The Health Hut
Rosedale Jewish Center
St. Pias
138
Mentone
Handball Courts
When 195 had no School yard just a dirt lot
The creek
The weeds
Pot holes
Road construction
Flooded roads and basements
Build forts in the summer
and iglus and snow men in the winter
Initation the first day at 231
Wearing blue pants, a white shirt and a red tie on Fridays in Grade School
Little league
Two hand touch
Stick ball
Stoop ball
Riding on the back on the ice cream truck
Riding Schwinn bikes
DMV in Jamica
The Jamica Bus
Rockaway Beach
Rosedale Auto Parts
Pizza King/Sons of Italy
Sizzlers in Elmont
Argo lanes in Elmont
$1.00 movie theater in Elmont
IHOP on Rockaway Blvd
747s
The Concord
PanAm world airways (where my father worked)
Rosedale Fire Dept
The Boat House
The Tennis Courts
The pond
Italian ice
Toasted Almond bars
Sprinkles on a Mister Softy cone
Bellbottoms
Pro Keds
Warm up suits
Leasure suits
Long hair
Denim Jackets
Z-28s
Trans AMs
Mustangs

I can go on but it's getting late.

Paul
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:22 AM
 
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Paul, When did you work at Danny's? I'm Kevin Pratt I worked there and played harmonica, I worked for Pete and then he sold it to the Teich Brothers and Elliot. Remember Andy the Dispatcher and Ponce, Fred who worked the morning shift. I worked from the late 70's in the 80's probably about 10 years. I don't remember a Paul there. I also bowled at Greenacres Saturday mornings, I'm older then you cause I graduated well I was supposed to make it out in 75 but I hitchhiked to Florida my Senior year so I graduated Jan. 76. I remember most of the places you got listed. It is funny looking back at it. Do you remember the Schwinn bike company in Valley Stream I think. I lived on the 226 and 145th the bad side of town. LOL I got fired from Danny's all the time for chasing the women and taking off from work then Pete would get my mom in the cab coming home from LIRR and say how is Kevin doing and my mom would say he's not working so Pete would say tell him to give me a call and then he would say stop chasing the girls around and just drive. The first day back you know I get this drunk beautiful girl who invites me in and I gotta say no I can't I gotta go back to work. LOL
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Old 08-08-2008, 07:28 PM
 
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Paul, When did you work at Danny's? I'm Kevin Pratt I worked there and played harmonica, I worked for Pete and then he sold it to the Teich Brothers and Elliot. Remember Andy the Dispatcher and Ponce, Fred who worked the morning shift. I worked from the late 70's in the 80's probably about 10 years. I don't remember a Paul there. I also bowled at Greenacres Saturday mornings, I'm older then you cause I graduated well I was supposed to make it out in 75 but I hitchhiked to Florida my Senior year so I graduated Jan. 76. I remember most of the places you got listed. It is funny looking back at it. Do you remember the Schwinn bike company in Valley Stream I think. I lived on the 226 and 145th the bad side of town. LOL I got fired from Danny's all the time for chasing the women and taking off from work then Pete would get my mom in the cab coming home from LIRR and say how is Kevin doing and my mom would say he's not working so Pete would say tell him to give me a call and then he would say stop chasing the girls around and just drive. The first day back you know I get this drunk beautiful girl who invites me in and I gotta say no I can't I gotta go back to work. LOL
Great story and great memories.

I worked at Dannys off and on from 1987 to 1989. I didn't know Pete but heard a lot about him, the Teich brothers owned it at that time.

I did know Andy, Elliot, Flubby, Neil, Harold, Doc, Sumo, Vic, there were many more but after 20 years the names get fuzzy.

I do remember that Schwinn place in valley stream now that you mention it.
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Old 08-08-2008, 07:57 PM
 
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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...
I was just telling my wife about Chow chow cup the other day, so I'm glad someone else in the world remembers it.

Here's my Chow chow cup story, he used to come around but I never had money, but I really wanted to try it. Then the one day I had money I bought some and soon after he handed it to me I dropped it all over the street.

I figured it was my flault so I am screwed, but he gave me a new one for free, nice guy!
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Old 08-09-2008, 06:29 PM
 
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Schwinn bicycles in Valley Stream was on Merrick Road. Here's my bicycle story:

In 1974 I bought a Raleigh Grand Prix from Central Bicycle in VS. I had just started my Long Island Press route and my mom laid out the money for me. An ungodly sum of $125!!! I paid her back at the rate of $10 per week.

Wow. A genuine English racer. I kept delivering newspapers until I was 16 and got working papers. The old Raleigh took a beating, and at the end, was even called into duty to deliver papers. Soon I got a car and it disappeared into mom's basement.

Fast forward almost 30 years, I rediscover the Raleigh in mom's basement. I need to find an old-time bicycle repair joint. Central bikes is gone. Shwinn is still there, but not the same.

Laurelton Bike shop on Merrick Blvd rebuilt the old baby for me. They basically had to replace every moving part on it, and it cost me twice as much to fix it as it did to buy it new, but my old English Racer was back! What memories we relived!

Are those guys still there? They are artists!
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Old 08-10-2008, 07:36 AM
 
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What about that little Jamaican store the corner store on 228th street it is the first store from 145 ave. that sold cigarettes and beer and beef patties. Wow, I can't believe everything closed up. I left to go to East Rockaway in 1986 but I used to go back until I left for Florida 1n 1992. My friend and I Wendell were in Brookville park around 1985 and 3 guys from Brooklyn hit me over the head with a bottle and started throwing punches while we were sitting watching the football game. We went back out and met at the horseshoe and then they came back out of there car and we ran off but I came back out with a knife looking for them. Man, I was so pissed I was gonna bring somebody down with me. Good thing I never found them again. LOL I would have either been in jail or killed myself.
I believe that store is still open if I'm correct. There is a new store on 228 and 147 as well. It sounds like you were attacked by the 'A-Team' which was a brooklyn gang that used drive around Queens in vans starting trouble whenever they could. I remember the HBO crew from the horseshoe which later teamed up with Boom Bash from LA (Laurelton). Good thing you didnt get beat up too bad, I know of a few dudes that we're sent to Mary Immaculate with life-threatening wounds over street battles
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Old 08-10-2008, 09:18 PM
 
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Schwinn bicycles in Valley Stream was on Merrick Road. Here's my bicycle story:

In 1974 I bought a Raleigh Grand Prix from Central Bicycle in VS. I had just started my Long Island Press route and my mom laid out the money for me. An ungodly sum of $125!!! I paid her back at the rate of $10 per week.

Wow. A genuine English racer. I kept delivering newspapers until I was 16 and got working papers. The old Raleigh took a beating, and at the end, was even called into duty to deliver papers. Soon I got a car and it disappeared into mom's basement.

Fast forward almost 30 years, I rediscover the Raleigh in mom's basement. I need to find an old-time bicycle repair joint. Central bikes is gone. Shwinn is still there, but not the same.

Laurelton Bike shop on Merrick Blvd rebuilt the old baby for me. They basically had to replace every moving part on it, and it cost me twice as much to fix it as it did to buy it new, but my old English Racer was back! What memories we relived!

Are those guys still there? They are artists!
Mike,

I have a Raleigh Super Grand Prix I bought in 1978 when I was in the Air Force. I have kept it in good condition over the years and still ride it. I am a pretty avid bike rider and rode it in the MS 150 Bike Tour 150 miles in two days. I often ride it on 20 - 50 mile rides, it is the only bike I ride.

I have been looking at new bikes the last year or so, some of the new technology is becoming a must have.
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Old 08-13-2008, 10:12 AM
 
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I remember Conigliaro, Bobby Madiou and myself going to the Schwinn shop because Bobby moved into the neighborhood he was one of the first black families to move into the neighborhood and he was the nicest guy and being kids we didn't care what color he was but he had a Schwinn his father was a doctor and his mom a nurse and we wound up taking a bike ride to the Schwinn shop from 226 street and man it was an all day event. We must have only been about 7-8 years old. Then we went on the way back to the Rosedale Lanes and Bobby bowled a 7 that's right a 7 and they used to have the redpin and if it was the headpin and you gotta strike you won a free game of bowling. Those were the days. LOL
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Old 08-14-2008, 11:39 AM
 
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My family moved to Edgewood Avenue just off South Conduit in 1952. I spent 8 years at St. Clares between 1957 and 1965. Sister Agnes Roberta was in charge of the school crossing guards and hall monitors. She dispensed discipline if you were caught doing something wrong with a paddle that had "Board of Education" printed on it. I wouldn't say the nuns were brutal but they wouldn't hesitate to smack you if they thought you deserved it.
I graduated from St. Clares in 1965.
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Old 08-14-2008, 11:41 AM
 
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I remember Conigliaro, Bobby Madiou and myself going to the Schwinn shop because Bobby moved into the neighborhood he was one of the first black families to move into the neighborhood and he was the nicest guy and being kids we didn't care what color he was but he had a Schwinn his father was a doctor and his mom a nurse and we wound up taking a bike ride to the Schwinn shop from 226 street and man it was an all day event. We must have only been about 7-8 years old. Then we went on the way back to the Rosedale Lanes and Bobby bowled a 7 that's right a 7 and they used to have the redpin and if it was the headpin and you gotta strike you won a free game of bowling. Those were the days. LOL
I remember Rosedale Lanes when it opened. I think it was the early 60s, about 1961 or 62. It's gone now.
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