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Marcia Barbakoff, Berta Rubin & Debbie Usadi were my friends from "the block". Once I graduated from JHS 59 I lost regular touch with many of my Laurelton friends as I attended Aviation High. I graduated PS 156, JHS 59 and Andrew Jackson in 1965. We played punch ball and hide and seek until it got dark. Currently living in Viera, Florida where I just retired, so I have a little time to catch-up on the last 50 years.
We played ball on the street, went to Merrick Road to hang out with friends and rode our bikes all over town. I've reconnected with some and it's such fun to relive those wonderful times. So many of the names on the list here are immediately associated with a face, an event, a home, even of parents. I am hoping this site will help many of us connect with the wonderful people and memories of Laurelton. I look forward to hearing from my old Laurelton friends. Brother Guy and sister Bette - Laurelton was a wonderful foundation to start from - the world has changed from those peaceful days of riding bikes and hanging out - peace to all my friends. Skip, love the website and have only begun to explore. from 1952 thru 1960, went to PS 156, till 1959, then to St. I also see Marilyn's sister, Lois, and my cousins Barbara Fierestein and her brother Fred. A few years ago we had a mini reunion at Mark Obenzinger's. I don't remember his last name but he lived on Francis Lewis Blvd. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me from way back then. My fondest memories of growing up in Laurelton have to do with the sense of community that I felt. I would look forward to hearing from people who "remember us when..." Attended P. I came to this website quite by accident, while looking for a former friend, Pam Chapman Halvorsen. G) and Sadie, sister Deanne (AJHS '61) brothers Barry (AJHS '62 or '63) and David. I have one child, Jaclyn, who is an attorney, married and living in Washington, DC. Would love to make contact with others from my year. It was a very large and lovely obituary and I will try to remember to send it to you next week. Graduated from PS 156, JHS 59 , SGHS and Queens College. I left Laurelton in 1964 when I married and moved to Cambridge, MA. Currently residing in Columbus, OH, my sister Judi (Hunter College HS) and I (Jamaica HS, later AJHS) lived at 130-25 236th St.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. All the kids would play games in the street till the lights came on: I Declare War, Scully, Ringo Levio, Ghost.Miss all my friends and "hanging out" at Bert and Dave's on FLB. Laurelton was one of the best places to be at, the right place, at the right time. I returned to teach at Antioch, 1975-95, then was hired by Macalester College in Saint Paul to Chair the Polsci. My time in Laurelton were the happiest years of my childhood; no community I resided in since matched the warmth and nurturing I so fondly recall. Our block, 124th Street & 137th Ave., was loaded with kids and definately the best place for a "punch ball" game....stoop ball was at my house! Clair's in Rosedale in 1964 then went to SGHS and graduated in 1968. I remember when I walked to Green Acres, I remember La Tasca Pizzeria and The Pizza King. Then we'd sit on the front porches and play "Cars." Whoever picked white or black was sure to win. I retired after 38 years in Education, mostly as an Algebra teacher (thanks to fabulous Mr. I still keep in touch with Betty Drexler, Sue Charles and her husband David Melman. Dana Launer, Gerry Schwartz & Jay Green are so remembered. I lived at 138-35 226th Street and loved every day. 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 remember with fondness these friends from the Young Israel: Paula and Gary Katz, Ruthy & Phyllis Gluckman.
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.
) 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. Would love to hear from former SING-sters, or others who remember. There are a lot of great memories associated with growing up in Laurelton. Some of the friends I remember were Stuart Fishman, Edith Edelstein, Anita Bernheimer, Elayne Gross, Susan Dankner, Donald French, Trudi Sturm (who I just reconnected with and who is refreshing my memory about lots of fun times)and lots of kids from Springfield Gardens, Rosedale and Cambria Heights as well. Those of you who remember me and would like to touch base please do. I was just searching for a name, and stumbled on this site. Everyone thought they were cool at that stage of their lives. I seem to remember it all as Nirvana........could that possibly be true? We are fortunate to live near our two grandsons and get to spend a lot of time with them. I remember all the teachers being mentioned by others (Herb Magidson, director of The Man Who Came to Dinner, which I stage managed really inspired me to do the theater thing as I'm currently a local stage director and actor and have worked on almost 100 shows in the last 20 years). I did attend Bob's Laurelton reunion on Long Island in 2001 (or maybe 2000) My email is [email protected] as others have said I'd love to hear from old friends who remember me. I remember playing stickball in the streets, stealing pretzels from Schultz's candy store, buying a stickball bat for 29 cents and many other very fond memories of growing up in a great/fun neighborhood. Still screwed up but breathing fresh air with clean water in the White Mountains. There's even talk of a meet-up here in Italy next year. Nice to revisit some of the old places and names from the past. The memorties are good and after 30 years traveling around the world, PS 156 was a great place to get started. I used to live at 135-59 232 St., next door to Carl Perkal, who I see is listed on the website. We lived in Commack, Long Island before retiring to Florida. Goldstein, Felicia (Hirata) - [email protected] Andrew Jackson H. My twin sister Tamara and I always talk about how we hope that our grandchildren (and theirs) can have that "Laurelton" experience. Jill Edelstein, my ex and, more importantly, friend, told me about this site.
Retired, with (3) horses, (1) border collie, (25) plains bison and a horse farm on the north fork of Long Island. I became active in race-walking in the late 1990s (I was never a physical education aficionado back in AJHS! My kids still don't seem to understand the way it was. I was in ADG and we were close with many fraternities. I have an older sister, Janet Breitman and we're still in touch with Margy and Judy Lesk. We moved to Laurelton in 1949 and lived at 133-08 234th Street. Met a woman of 80 who lived in Laurelton, went to P. 156, graduated from AJHS, and then, like me, went to Queens College, got a doctorate at CUNY and wound up teaching at San Diego State University! Just the other day, a new friend told me his father is a Shakespeare scholar (I'm a theater critic) and that he taught English for years -- at Andrew Jackson HS!! Looking at all those photos brought back a flood of memories. Eating once a week at The House Of Chang and Capri and standing in line on Sunday mornings at the Four Star Bakery and the deli. Rand at the public library, Twin Ponds, Green Acres, Mrs. I would love to hear from Paul Adler, Larry Greher, Harriet Haber, Myra Kesselman, and Ronnie Sasofsky as well as others who I just can't think of their names. I was part of a group of guys in the class of AJHS 1962 who thought they were cool. Federal prosecutor in Arizona after Army and in private practice in Phoenix since 1980. Drive a 55 Chev just like the one Harvey and I shared in 1963. I'm married over 30 years, semi-retired, living near Lincoln Center, doing lots of volunteer work. You may not remember me, but i have such clear memories of all of you. We were also close with the boys from SAR, the Princes and Sigma Phi. Don Rubin lives in Decatur, Georgia and we have mutual friends who brought us together a few years back. We have two wonderful sons, a dear daughter-in-law and son-in-law. I moved to Albuquerque in 1984 and am a CPA teaching accounting at the college level for many years. Subjected my kids to the same punishment of Hebrew School. Apart from an occasional "blast from the past" I still keep in touch with the Vincent Olivieri posse (you know who you are). After years in the Caribbean, New York and Wyoming (hotels & restaurants) I find myself happy as hell in a small town in Northern Italy. A big hello to all who remember me and feel free to drop me a line and say hello. I am currently living in Long Island, NY in Dix Hills. I am a designer of tecital costumes for dancers, and have been designing for the last thirty something years. It has been a long time since I have even thought about PS 156 and my time there. If you write to me, I promise I will not bother you (too much) with pictures of my grandchildren. Stumbled on this web site and went through all of the people who lived in one of the greatest American towns....lived 138-20 230th Pl. Played football and baseball for my father, "Rip" Goldman, as he was the coach for both sports.. recently had dinner with Artie Peterson and significant other, Elliot and Barbara Hochman (Geller), Phil Radin and very young girlfriend, Frank Adler and lovely wife Judy Princer (Auslander), Joan(Modell) Krodhammer and husband. Married to Arlene (Kazdin) for 43 years; two boys both married and five grandchildren. I always had my green 427 Corvette parked out front and to this day old Laurelton friends still call me “Vette”. If anyone remembers my brothers or me shoot me an e-mail. Reading the comments on this wonderful website reminds me of how special growing up in Laurelton was - a small town feel in a big city. from 1949-1970 and went to PS 156, JHS 59 and Jackson ('64).
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.
Like "Leave it to Beaver." My brother is Louie Abramowitz. I have lived in Tampa FL for 21 years, with my wife of 40 years. I've recently reconnected with a few Laureltonians and that was lots of fun. Back in Laurelton it was Avolio and I lived at137-08 233 St. In the summer we sold lemonade on Merrick Road, and once we dug up the backyard for a mini golf course, and charged admission to play. Rand, the ever-patient children's librarian on 225th St.