Born in Rosedale 1942, moved to Francis Lewis Blvd.& 131st Ave at 2 years of age and then to 227th street and 137th Ave as a young teen. Roz ('59) and I ('64) graduated from Andrew Jackson. What a delight to find this website and to spend time reliving the memories everyone has contributed. ), Gary Golden, Phil Radin, Peterson Twins, Paul Sklar my dearest and best friend (sadly taken at the age of about 30). I lived in Cambria Heights, a few blocks from AJHS. My parents used to drive me to Laurelton to meet my friends at Lil & Eds. My younger brother Mark lives in Smithtown with his wife and 2 kids, 16 and 21. Website: lived at 137-39 231 Street from 1956-78 with my sister Pamela and brother Roger. We belonged to Temple Beth El and the Sunday night youth group became my local social network: Jeff Weiss, Barry Lucas, Elliott Levine, the Linzer brothers, Louie Abramowitz (my very first date! I often think of Laurelton, my friends, the neighborhood, school and fabulous food. Queens College (1968), University of Virginia Law School (1971). I would love to hear from my old friends and neighbors from 229th street. Went back to Far Rockaway for a couple of years and then back to FL. So much of our lives were molded in Laurelton and Jackson. Mike Kammerman, Mike Ashkin, Bruce Waxman, Howie Levine, and the whole bunch of terrific guys and gals. Between us, we have 5 kids and 6-and-a-half grandchildren. I look forward to now keeping up through this site. Most of my family (Judy Gursky, Robert Gursky) are still in New York but they love to visit us here and so I don't get up there much. I remember bringing "milk money" and "bank money" and having to freeze for 1 minute when the bell rang outside, before lining up. 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. My friends all say "I don't look or act like a grandmother! I have very fond memories of Laurelton - a uniquely wonderful small town where close friendships were made. We moved out in 1973 when my parents moved to Phoenix, AZ and I moved to Bellerose after getting married. There was an ex-jockey who kept a horse, and occasionally he would drive down the street riding a sulky.
I remember: Rita De Bias, Sharon Bursuk, Gina ..., Halbert Feinberg, Marshall Krauthamer, Robert Hoffman, Jerry Joseph, Susan Landon, Gary Goldman, Robert Weisbrodt, Tommy Rizzo, Curtis..., Herbert Frankel, Bernard Kleinman, Ellen ..., Susan Klein, Libby Finesmith (what a nice person), Joel Kurtzman, Happy Gold, and Glenda - all in that photo. My husband Jack lived in Arverne in the Rockaways 169th Street and Thursby Ave. We met at a Purim dance at the Laurelton Jewish Center Feb. Her mother's name was Marie Kelly and her sister was Debbie Kelly. Martinson who I used to write to when he was in Viet Nam. Another person was Paul Donados we were suppose to meet in front of St Patrick Cathedral for the year 2000 however I was ill and never made it. Susan and I have been married for 37 yrs and we live near Albany, NY and I have remained friends with Dr. E-mail me at Marla [email protected]: residing in Newton, MA. Michael Feldman's comments brought back so many memories. I have been in touch with Marsha Straubing, Donna Klur, Adrianne Sklar, Michael Ginsburg, Larry Frank. I am married with two children and 5 grandkids and having a GREAT life! Our family was a member of the Young Israel of Laurelton. 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. 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.Or there is simply no amount of money that can replace what they were stripped of.Whatever the reason, wealth comes second to personal values. Note that this does not necessarily mean "wealth comes second to personal values." This is a very common trope for Knight Templar types, and outright Chaotic Evil villains can enact it too, as can people who give amusement a higher priority than personal gain.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. 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.
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. We had Brownies and Girl Scouts and Little League and Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Currently have 38 years as a Volunteer Firefighter/Safety Officer/EMT-CC/Dept Secy/Engine Co Secy/Engine Driver/AHA/BCLS/CPR Instructor/Junior Firefighter Advisor in my current fire dept which now totals up to 50 years of volunteer service, including previous other corps and departments. I lived in 233rd Street and then moved to Francis Lewis Blvd. We were 10 guys who called themselves the "big 10". I got the nick name because the name of he principal at JHS 59 was Dr. Does anyone out there remember any of this group of characters? I met my husband of 43 years through Leslie Davidson. We were married in 1967 and have 2 beautiful married daughters, 2 handsome sons-in-law and 5 gorgeous grandkids. It seems like yesterday I was in high school and now my granddaughter is starting next year. We played a lot in the schoolyard, as well as punchball, stoopball, and I Declare War on our own street. I just found out about this site from my sister Doree. Closest friends of mine were Gary Goldman who sadly passed away in May of 1997. I am a CPA who teaches at a community college and is a force in local theater. I lived at 131-50 226th St (amazing how we still remember those even though it's been almost 30 years since I've been there). Maybe even some of the girls I had crushes on (they shall remain nameless). I am a retired Bank Vice President still living on Long Island with my wonderful wife Marcia (married 37 years). I was one of those kids who kept pretty much to himself (ergo, I wasn't popular). My sisters, Susan and Ellen, are also graduates of Jackson. What a hoot, seeing so many names of so many "kids" I grew up with, seeing them in my mind's eye as they were then and thinking about so many more whose names I do not see and having it prompt so many memories of our "small town inside the big city". I retired as Associate General Counsel of Avis Budget Group at the end of 2008. 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. Through this site, I hope to connect and share stories and memories of a different time in all of our lives and sense of community. Gosh I know I'm going to leave someone out but I haven't talked or seen Pam Morris, Joan Prussan, Gail Friedman etc (since a reunion mega years ago)and I miss you! Marty Rosenthal, Alan Nodelman (I did have dinner with you not too long ago,it was great but we lost touch again), Billy and Barry Rost. Jackson was great and we were all very involved in Sing-- Happy to hear from others. We both graduated from Queens College in 19 respectively. If anyone remembers me and would like to spend some time talking about the old days in Laurelton, just e-mail me. I lived at 120-25 237th Street in Cambria Heights actually 1/2 block from Laurelton but all of my friends that I hung out with lived in Laurelton. We had bus passes for the Q5 that came in different colors each month that we saved. ) 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. We played punchball and running bases on the streets. At JHS 59 my friends were Rita Simon, Ronnie Kanner, Linda Lee, Naomi Becker, Susan Bayliss and Raymond Wong. I am a dentist and I have 2 grown daughters and 5 grandchildren. I have been married for 45 years to my wife, Carole. I lived on 228th Street until 1969 when I married and moved to New Jersey. I've reconnected with two Laurelton friends right here in Wellington. I went to the Junior High on Springfield Blvd, I think the number is 59, for the 9th grade. Some of the people I knew ( can't remember some last names ) were Yvette, Wilma, Eileen Arshansky, Lynette Brown, Marcia or Marsha Eisenberg (from Rosedale). I was also friends with a guy named Howard Levine who lived on the same street as me. I went to PS 176 and then the school system divided kids into the dumb ones and the smart ones. I am looking for pictures and friends from Laurelton and Rosedale from 1956 - 1971. I also worked for a Hardware Store from 1965 to 1969 on Saturdays. Not many Laurelton folks will remember me, as I did not attend local schools for grades 7-12. Would love to hear from the old LYAG/ATID crowd from LJC in late '60s. Living in Wheeling, IL - a Chicago suburb 1960 AJHS graduate. As anyone posting at this wonderful site knows, Laurelton will be in our hearts forever. I'm Ronnie and this website has brought back many memories. At lunchtime the girls played records in the cafeteria and we'd dance to the tunes of the 60's as the guys would play ping pong and pool and who would steal glances at us while we danced. It would have been nice if the "block busters" had not raped Laurelton and some of our friends and families still lived there. I've been living in California more than half my life, now, but I'm still a Yankee fan and a lover of NY pizza. Then we'd sit on the front porches and play "Cars." Whoever picked white or black was sure to win.