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#101 2007-11-04 11:15:29

_cjones
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

Good to know

At the time my name was Jones, graduated in 1973. My family still lives in Cambria Heights, but I relocated to Florida in 2001.  My best friend, Ann Washington had a brother named Billy Washington, who always cut class... LOL, she lives in Orlando and we are still best friends today.  Did anyone have Mr Gelfand, I think for Science or Art?

 

#102 2007-11-15 17:19:31

_olivia
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

Cambria Heights

Just found this site. Love it. I lived on 211 St., between Murdock & 115th Ave from 1947 until 1961 or '62. I graduated from Sacred Heart in 1956 & from Andrew Jackson in 1960. I have fond memories of hanging out on Jamaica Ave--Valencia Theater, Woolworth's, pizza @ the bus terminal, etc. The candy store that my friends & I spent time @ was Danny Harrington's on Springfield Blvd., across the street from the Little Sisters of the Poor. Thanks for the memories.

 

#103 2007-11-16 17:31:11

_bobby
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

Bus Term Pizza    WOW

Great memories indeed....what was so great about that Bus terminal pizza???

It was absolutley fantastic, that and an egg cream          HEAVEN

 

#104 2007-11-16 18:39:55

_j0e
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

cambria

If my memoir is right the Q4 bus ran on linden blvd to jamica?Anybody hang at Bills luncheontte OR know the Nagle brothers.

 

#105 2007-11-17 18:28:25

_olivia
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

Terminal Pizza

Bobby--The bus terminal pizza had very thin crust & they added either parmesan or romano cheese to the mozzarella. I also remember the SH bazaars. I worked a wheel @ 2 of them & I felt like the most important person in the world.

 

#106 2007-11-19 12:08:15

_lee
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

Cambria

You mean Nagy brothers?

 

#107 2007-11-19 17:19:38

_joe
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

NAGLE

NO LEE IT WAS NAGLE. IT WAS BOBBY AND BILLY

 

#108 2007-11-20 00:28:15

_ditmar
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

Nagle Brothrs

It was Bobby and Billy.  I used to date their little sister Jeannie.  They had a '57 Chevy, white with a black convertible top.

 

#109 2007-11-20 18:16:27

_mikes
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

Memories

Wow
great places, things and memories...

But I keep thinking I am still 19 and this all seems so long ago!!!

 

#110 2007-12-22 01:09:10

_cmillius
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

mike millius

I remember Billy nagel. Does anyone remember Mike Millius? My older brother

 

#111 2007-12-22 12:04:47

_olivia
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

Mike Millius

to C.Millius--If your brother, Mike, was in the 1956 graduating class from Sacred Heart, I remember him. I remember a Millius, but I can't remember his 1st name.

 

#112 2007-12-24 18:17:57

_jackatlanta
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

Terminal Pizza

I seem to remember the premier piece for me was the "corner slice". This site is fun and brought back memories.  My father built the CH Jewish Center along with volunteer labor and there was a plaque in his honor.  I'd pay anything to find it! I would walk to PS 147 (I still remember the song "stand 1-4-7, cheer for the red and the white") when SH school was being built.  I remember watching them tossing the red hot rivets when the steel was going up, and I'd be late to school.  I'm a builder today.

 

#113 2008-01-12 18:02:46

_hankr
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

SacredHeart newcomers

I moved my family to Cambria Heights in 1967 and it turns out I was the first Black family on our part of 221St (just south of SH church)
We found some neighbors friendly (Cupelli's) and some hostile (Jarwolski's).  Most said nothing even at church.  The white flight was sad but the replacements up through the 80's were black middle-class technicians or professionals and kept the neighborhood a great place to raise a family.  I still live in CH and have mixed feelings about "the 'good' old days". My kids left CH for other areas but often visit the old neighborhood and are after us to move before the next change.

 

#114 2008-01-14 20:24:48

_marciek
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

to Mark G

Found this site by accident. I was happy to read your posting. I, too, grew up on 228th street and 115 avenue. My brother and I lived in a duplex with my aunt, uncle and 2 cousins next door. You are absolutely right about not having to leave the block to have someone to hang out with. My brother was very good friends with Donald Burgmeir. I remember Donnie's parents were really nice folks. I also remember the McMahons, the Walshes, the Kellers and many others on the street. I left CH in 1969, but my family stayed for a few more years, then moved to Flushing so my brother could attend Queens College.

I haven't been back to the neighborhood in almost 25 years. My brother went to the AJHS 50th reunion and made quite a splash as he came in wearing his senior hat. I couldn't attend as I was presenting a workshop here in Texas, where I have lived since 1980.

Thanks to you and everyone else for the lovely walk down memory lane.

 

#115 2008-01-26 03:03:51

_cmillius
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

mike millius

To olivia

Yes My brother mike graduated from Sacred Heart
in 1956. Do you remember  Sister Alphonsus Marie (SAM), the principal?

 

#116 2008-01-29 11:42:27

_olivia
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

SAM

C. Millius--I sure remember Alphonsus Marie, especially her hitting us over the head w/her umbrella in the schoolyard when we didn't line up properly. I also remember Sr. Agnes Beatrice (Baggy Aggie) & Sr. John Anthony (Big John) who became the next principal. I really don't have any fond memories of these women other than Sr.Mary Claver, who did not have that mean streak. I went to a reunion about 15 years ago @ the Mother House in Amityville & realized that they were just a group of flawed women, now old & mostly feeble, who did the best they could. I've been looking for my class pictures to spot your brother, haven't found them yet.

 

#117 2008-01-29 15:03:49

_mark
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

Cambria Heights

I came across this webpage, glad to see all the old Cambria crew, I lived in Cambria from 1960 to 1969. I attended PS 147, JHS 192 and AJHS. I lived on 228th street off 115th ave. We had the best block so many kids the same age.. I remember all the great candy stores on Linden Blvd. When I tell my son about penny candy he can't believe it....I use to attend the boy's club on 226th St.

 

#118 2008-01-29 15:21:04

_marciek
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

228th street

I don't remember you ? What is your first name ? Donald Burgmeier was my next door neighbor....

 

#119 2008-02-02 09:56:15

_marciek
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

to Mark G

I remember when your family moved in to the house that had previously been occupied by my aunt Pauline and uncle Joe. My mother arranged for me to bum rides with your dad to school for a while. I think you may remember my brother, Larry Weintraub, or my cousin, Michael Brill, who lived next door to us. Larry was very good friends with Donald Burgmeir. In fact , I (still) have a picture I took of them stuffed into a trash can while I was raking leaves. I also remember your brother, Stuie, who was very sweet and extremely shy, and your dad, the coach. My brother still lives in New York. He has lived in Hicksville for the last 30+ years. Michael is in Boston. Last saw my brother at his (older) daughter's wedding in September. Saw Michael several years ago when I traveled to Boston to meet his sons and his sister's son (she lives in Vermont). My brother and I have commented about how our children are grown (and we each have grandchildren),while Michael, (only 11 months younger than Larry), has two school age children (10 and 4).

Penny candy was what we all stocked up on before heading to the movie theatre where we could spend the day and watch the same feature over and over. Remember "dots?" These were also quite useful when playing doctor.  <img src="images/smile.gif"> My daughter still is amazed when she quizzes me about growing up in New York. It is a different world now. Since my daughter was the child of a mititary man, she spent her younger years in Spain, Tennessee, California and Hawaii before coming to Texas, so her experiences would seem very different than ours. Yet, living in rural areas or on military bases created a similar environment to the neighborhoods we knew (where we HAD to behave or someone's parent would discipline us before contacting our folks who would REALLY lower the boom on us).

Hope you are well.

 

#120 2008-02-04 11:39:23

_markgotkin
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

cambria

I remember Larry and Michael Brill, I don't remember you ? How old are you ?
My brother was not a shy person ? My dad was a teacher not a coach, he was a famous basketball player form the 1940's @ St.John's....

 

#121 2008-02-04 16:11:36

_jf133
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

JHS 59 ???

Anyone attended JHS 59 in Springfield circa 1957 or 58?
Anyone remember a riot, of sorts, at the school in response
to black kids coming in?


 

#122 2008-02-05 17:28:55

_marciek
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

to mark gotkin

I am a couple of years older than Michael and Larry. I had thought that your dad was a coach, as I remember he was an icon of sorts in the sports arena. Maybe I remember your brother as shy as he always seemed a bit overwhelmed by all the girls chasing after him.  <img src="images/smile.gif">

You may have seen me on the street or visiting the Goodsons (next door to you with the huge German Shepherd). I was friends with Shelly, the older daughter, who was closer in age to me than Barbara Burgmeir, your neighbor on the other side. Also, spent summers with Barbara Itak and Diane (Cookie) LeCrechia who lived across and down the street in the single family homes. They graduated with your brother, while I graduated a year earlier (due to skipping 8th grade in the SPs at JHS 59).

Are you still in NY? What type of work do you do? Michael, after getting bachelors degrees in Biology and Fine Arts, got a MFA in theatrical lighting and even worked on the Dukakis campaign. He is now an IT administrator in Boston. Larry has been with the NYC Board of Education since getting his MBA (from Baruch). I am a (Masters-level) counselor and social services administrator in Houston, Texas. Stefani, Michael's sister works for IBM in Vermont. The Brills are down in Boca with the rest of my uncle's remaining siblings/ We sure did scatter, didn't we?

If you want to learn or share more info, feel free to contact me at:

markorn@hotmail.com

 

#123 2008-02-15 13:29:11

_joep
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

Cambria Heights

I lived in Cambria Heights from 1951-1973.
One thing that we all share are the wonderful memories of our neighborhood.
It was very diverse, and everyone seemed so friendly.
I can vividly remember the saw dust on the floor of the Sunrise Market.
It was a simpler, and happier time back then.
I've managed to locate, and keep in touch with several of the guys/gals that I grew up with. We organize a dinner at a restaurant twice a year, and share our memories. Several of us even went on a cruise last summer. We all remember our roots.
Half of us are retired now, and have grand children. A hot topic of discussion are the medications that we take.
I don't live too far from CH,and every once in a while I stop by my old house.
The retaining wall in the yard, and the slate by the sidewalk were installed by my father, and grandfather.
Both my parents are gone now, but I swear, that I can still see my father sweeping up outside,and my mother washing the casement windows.
It gives me a great sense of peace.
I've always wanted to go back inside that house, one more time, and if for nothing else, to properly say goodbye.

 

#124 2008-02-16 10:31:45

_brucefriedberg
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

To Marcie K

Don't know if you would remember me, but I do remember you, and was good friends with Michael Brill.  Also knew Larry.   We were in Boy Scouts together, along with Howard (Lee) Hendleson who you might also remember.  My Dad was scoutmaster for a short while. 

Now in Novato, CA, north of San Fran.  Mom and sister Judy still on east coast, while brother Harwin (now goes by Fred) retired and living the good life, also in CA.

Say hi to Michael for me.

Bruce

ps: Hi to Lee if you're still out there checking this board.  Hope all is well with you!

 

#125 2008-02-18 11:00:09

_leehendelson
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

Bruce Friedberg

Hi Bruce, I remember passing along this site to you about 6 to 8 months ago, was surprised to now see you write in it. We last saw each other a couple of years ago together having dinner with our wives in Novato. I wrote to you last June when my case for Adam hit the airwaves, but I hadn't heard from you, no problem, just wanted to make sure you got my message. This guy Mark Gotkin writes in the posting and he emailed me a couple of times that he remembers me, I don't remember him. When I saw the postings about Michael Brill and his cousin Larry I immediately rememembered them in the boyscouts. Stll from our block I havn't seen Howie Fisher write in but I'll email him agin again this site. Also, don't know what happened to Victor Russo, saw him last in 1979 when he came to Florida for a visit

 

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