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. 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. I've lived in Israel for the last 35 years and have been a "Lubavitcher" (Chabad) for the past 23, and have a big, beautiful family of kids and grandkids. I really wanted the pink and blue fairytale lunchbox. Married in 1965 to the former Marilyn Meister, 2 sons and a 4 y/o grand daughter. Hi everyone, I am not Milton Blatt's daughter; but I am Jerry's younger and Cynthia's older sister. I moved from Laurelton (128-44 236 Street) in 1970 and now live in Jackson Heights, NY. He's written 50 books, is 93, and about to celebrate his 70th anniversary -- pretty inspiring. Came across some old names and cherished memories of a time none of us will ever forget. I've emailed to some on the list that I remember from the first grade, and hope to hear from them. I'm still working, two grandchildren, and living at the beautiful Jersey shore. My older sister Sue, cousind Richie, Steven and Linda all lived on the same block. Friends from the day Harold Mosberg, Bob Love, Louie Temlock, Elliot Strizhak, Sid Coverman, Fred Schwartz, Kenny Nemeroff, Maty Starin, Sandy Pukel, Joel Forman, Michael Polikoff, Jeff Barnes, Marc Barbakoff, Alan Braverman, Carol Green, Jill Leff, Leona, Sue Brown and so many more wonderful friends from school, temple, sports, and hanging out at the Busy Bee. Miller, Stanley's Toy Store, Tom's Barber Shop, the Laurelton Movie Theater, Ms. Have some awesome photos from 50's..played little league at Brookville Park (still have trophy, 1960-Pirates) coach was Mr. I lived at 139-06 233rd St., just a short walk from Twin Ponds where I used to fish in the Summer and ice skate in the Winter when it froze over - great memories although I don't miss the cold weather! Married Linda Frankel in 1969 and remain married to this wonderful girl today. We live in Tucson, retired 10 years ago when we sold a software business, dance East Coast & West Coast swing as often as possible, enjoy building 55-57 Chevys and am currently building a two seat, 200 mph airplane. Remain friends with Harvey Blumenfeld, the Solomon brothers, Steve Dichter (my brother) and Kevin & Ellen Kurtzman. We visit my sister Linda (the former Linda Di Simone) & her husband in Phoenix often. Would love to get in touch with old friends from Rosedale, Laurelton and Springfield Gardens. When I got to Jackson my closest friends were Sue Beerman and Eileen Weinbaum. I was fooling around on the computer and checking out the site with the article about the Laurelton Jewish Center that was in the paper this weekend and things just went on from there. Naomi Dreznin Matalon Currently living in Calera AL. Atlanta has been home for quite awhile, but in my heart New York and Laurelton are still the guiding force. One of them, Rosalyn Irwin turns out to be my neighbor. We've been here ever since and are happy to be retired in our current home where my husband paints and I knit, crochet, and read. Don't miss those terrible days at Hebrew School at the LJC. Rhonda lived just over the Nassau line in North Woodmere but we never met. I still stay in touch with Rich Kustin, Larry Frank, Steve Somerstein, Sandy Seplow, Maxine Bergman, Stan Officina, on and on. Seems like only yesterday that we were hanging out on Francis Lewis Blvd & Merrick Rd @ Lil Eds coffee shop or having the best lasagna ever made at Capri. Working as a physicist/engineer but wishing I could afford to retire. Spent a lot of time at that school yard...smoked my first cigarette with Paul Seiden behind the handball court. Didn't go to Jackson; went to and graduated from Thomas Jefferson Hi in Brooklyn while living in Laurelton...almost played for Far Rockaway but didn't want to take Hebrew as a language. Lettered in baseball...taught and coached in the Bellmore Merrick school district for 34 years and now retired for 11 years... I worked at the Herman Brothers Texaco station (Merrick and Belt Parkway) for many years to put myself through college. I lived in the 'new' section of Laurelton, on 235th St. Found this great site by accident and have spent hours reading and reliving a lot of my youth. I recall handing in a permission slip to read books from the adult shelves at the Laurelton Library when I was twelve, and walking home down the middle of 228th Street, between the island trees and the parked cars, scared to death after seeing The Thing at the Itchy. The schools were good, the housing affordable, and we roamed the whole town. My sister, Carolee (since '70s Amber Jayanti and living in Santa Cruz, CA ) and I grew up at 232-19 Mentone Ave. Survived the Laurelton party scene as a teen, which was great preparation for my business career which was basically a continuation of the same. sold the buffalo herd in 2003 Currently living in Allentown, NJ. Yes we also had the monkey - gee, maybe you do remember me. I have been living here in Maryland for 18 years and have met so many people who are from the old neighborhood or know someone from Rosedale/Laurelton. I've kept in touch with a bunch of folks listed on Classmates, but this site is awesome! great to find this site and read about so many people that were at Jackson during my four years. I was born in Laurelton and lived at 135-02 232nd St. Nothing but great memories about growing up in Laurelton. 156 and JHS 59 and then chose to go to Brooklyn Tech while almost all the rest of my friends went to Andrew Jackson. Lived on 226th St just off Merrick Blvd with my older sister Barbara. I can't spell them anymore, but I remember Howard Gilman, Carolyn Rubin, Paul Gottleib, Todd Sveslosky, Howard Beizer, Marjorie Lesk, Maxine Weinstein, Stuart Leventhal (and his chinchillas), Cecile Cohen, Cheryl Gorlick, Lynn Winston, Gloria Pessirillo, Alex Pupako, Jay Schwartz, Marsha Touger, Alan Krebs, Vinnie Oliveri, Louie Teverini, Toby Volkman, Toby Rosenblatt, Irene Platzblatt, Rona Ganz, Joel Kimmel, Joel Levine, Susan Steinberg, Helen Steinberg, David Diamond, Jerry and Arnold Tranes, Julie Goldstein, Joan and Wendy Wallach, Martin Perlman, Marilyn Feldman, some red-headed kid who liked to throw rocks at people, Zickerman's, Raab's, saxophone lessons with Vince Pendl, orthodontia with Dr. Would love to hear from old friends, will post much more later. So many great memories, thank you all for the best reading in a long time, Rich Currently living in Massapequa, NY. I always thought of myself as being from Springfield Gardens but the New York Times (real estate section) shows Laurelton as extending west to Springfield Boulevard. Currently retired in Wellington, FL after spending most of my adult life in Milpitas, CA., a suburb of San Jose. In fact, Joel, Beatrice and I rode in a rumble seat to PS 156 together. It was the best place to grow up in the 50s and 60s, lots of time outdoors, hanging out with great friends and neighbors, barbeques, badminton, comic book exchanges, listening to music and comedy albums together. and I remember when our zone 13 designation first became a zip code of 11413. My best friends at 132 were Laurie Dringus, Barbara Cohen and Susy Schwarz; at 59 I became friends with Annie Defalco, and Lauri Bente (Benveniste), who tragically was killed several years ago. I remember so many things - the diversity of "treats" along Merrick Rd.; walking to jr congregation at the LJC; riding bikes with my friends all over the neighborhood without concern of any danger; the all-day movies for a quarter; Tom's Barber Shop. I have traveled a lot, raised two wonderful sons, and lived in the several parts of the country. He was married, had 2 children and now has 3 grandchildren. My husband and I bought our first home in Laurelton where we lived until we moved to Syosset in 1970. I now live in Teaneck, NJ, have three children and three grandchildren. PS 156, JHS 59, Springfield Gardens HS, Laurelton Jewish Center.the kids..many to even mention. My sister Yvette lives in Fresh Meadows and my brother Louis lives in Syosset. Married to another Laureltonian Elliot Hochman, class of 62. I lived at 224-05 137th Ave the big white house between 224 & 225 St. I used to hang out with Tom Ferrara, Joe Barillari, Ronnie Levine, Marty Blank, John Ventura, Pete Cohen, Mark Fishman, Harvey Krauthamer, Lou Kravitz, Jack Zipper, Eileen Kaye, Rhona Toline, Arlene Goldstein, Marilyn Goldstein, Carol Bernstein and many others. Miss those simple lazy summer days playing handball, stoopball, stickball and softball in the "156" yard. I moved to Laurelton but south of the Belt Parkway in 1964. My good friends were George Parker, Ira Hutner, Andy Calia (who recently died) Paul Gural and Richie Allen amongst others. I now live in Stamford, CT with my wife Rhonda Jacobs and our three boys. What a great website - gave me the desire to want to reach out to everyone I grew up with in Laurelton in the late 50s and very early 60s. 59 and played basketball for Coach Jerry Able and ran track with the second fastest kid Steve Levine. Bell for Spanish and we would just marvel at her chest. I left NY shortly after college and worked for AT&T Laboratories in Texas and Missouri. and hanging at Burt’s Busy Bee on Merrick and Francis Lewis. I have looked through all the names posted on the listing and nobody lives here in Chicago. We always had breakfast at the Laurelton Diner before heading home. Would love to connect with Adria Gross (no relation), Susan Dankner (again), Anita Bernheimer, and anyone else who might remember me. 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.
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. I'm beginning to sound like the victim of an Army experiment. I grew up in Cambria Heights were my late Dad, Norman Cohen, MD, had his office in our house. Then off to Hobart College, Harvard Medical School, Univ of PA and Northwestern for residency and fellowship. Moved to Spokane, WA in 1980 where I have practiced gastroenterology and my wife endocrinolgy. Best friends were Tom Taylor, he had a kid brother Bobby, and older sister Joanne..Vinnie Pendl; more names will come to me. In those days it felt very ordinary, safe and friendly. Currently working at Stony Brook U Med Ctr after varied careers. I went to AJHS for my first two years, then the family moved to Southern California when I finished school. I'm looking for a neighborhood friend, Joanne Demis (not sure of the spelling). PS 176, PS 147 then Jackson with a bunch of great kids! In high school, I was a member of PDG sorority and was in AJHS's first Sing. Looking forward to hearing from you with your memories. Anyone in band or orchestra from 1960-63 or from ADG sorority? I live outside of Boston and the road conditions never bother me, because the worst roads here are just like Merrick Blvd. I always talk about Laurelton and the wonderful times I had growing up. I lived in Delaware most of my married life but recently moved to a 55 community just over the border in Garnet Valley, PA. I appreciate this website and the memories that it brings back. I've been reading the letters and realized I've never sent one in myself. I'm sorry to say that both Deanne and Barry are deceased. Have been living in Hollis, New Hampshire since graduating from Northeastern University in 1973. At present I teach part-time in a private school in Boca Raton, FL. My first girlfriend was Cynthia Blatt, my best friend Eliot Gordon (and his girlfriend Cynthia Dilbert). We have been married for 44 years and have two daughters and one grandaughter. Rode horses in Whitey's stables and junkyard, went to the Sunrise Drive In. Raabs, and ate the heels from the breads every time I was sent to the bakery. I played a lot of hookey from AJHS, almost all those days spent exploring museums in NYC. and we won't hesitate to dedicate our hearts and our loyalty". Am recently retired and enjoying my passion for quilting. Lived in Tampa, Dallas, Houston and Evanston/Chicago, IL. I have only the fondest memories of growing up in Laurelton. It was truly a "neighborhood" and we didn't need to make "play dates". My sister, Barbara Tabor ( Cohen) lives just up the road in Boynton Beach, which is where, ( now that we read the listings) she'll be on the lookout for Sherry Axelrod! I have also seen Larry Silversmith, Holly Malkin and of course my brother Jack Fox and his wife, Marilyn Shulman. Although Andrew Jackson scared me to death at first, it became a huge positive social and educational experience with too much to put here in words. I seem to have lost touch with all people from Laurelton. In 2001 we moved to Boca Raton, Florida where we currently reside. I loved living in Laurelton and rarely run into anyone from there. I used to live at 228-12 135 Ave, across from the Young Israel. I sadly read an obituary in the Los Angeles Jewish Journal for Dick, yesterday. I went to the website of the LA Jewish Journal but they have not posted this weeks issue yet. He went to AJHS and my sister Abby moved with my parents to Franklin Square in 1972. My name was Louise Greenhill and I have a brother named Bill. A beautiful place to live but I do miss my days in Laurelton. As I write this I am waiting for my friend, Ivy Silverstsein (AJHS 1969.) to arrive in Boca for the holidays. They all attended my daughter's wedding 2 years ago. I have wonderful memories of just hanging out with whoever was around at night in the summer and safely walking around the neighborhood. My name is Barbara [Gebber] Fingeroth, currently living in Mahopac, NY. Taught Math and was a supervisor in NYC schools from 1965 to 1997. I married my wife Francine in 1970 and we lived in Forest Hills, Queens for six years and then moved to Syosset, Long Island where we lived for 27 years. I attended PS 176, Jr High School 59, and Jamaica High. I was just browsing the names and stories on the Laurelton website and came across Rabbi Dick Schachet. Does anyone remember Samuel's Cleaners, Charlies Bar, the LIRR tressle, the great bakeries on Merrick Road, the wonderful pizza and delicious food at Wong's Garden. If anyone remembers me (which I doubt because I was kinda invisible in those days) feel free to get in touch.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. I am a retired accountant, currently living in Lake Norman (Cornelius), North Carolina. I've been living in Wellington, Florida for the past two years. I moved to Laurelton in 1961 from Inwood, Manhattan. I have lost contact with most of my friends from my Laurelton years and it would be nice to reconnect. John was a mechanic for the Green Bus Lines in Jamaica, NY. I worked at La Tasca's Pizza on Merrick Road (between 232 and 233) from 1965 to 1971. Brill, Judy (Lefkowitz-O'Connor) - [email protected] Andrew Jackson H. Every summer the "Center" which was located inside PS 176 on the first floor housed all of us and every week day we played ping pong, pool, kickball, basketball, etc. Many great summers took place there during the day and then in the "cement" park after the Center closed at p.m. I took my two boys (12 and 14) there in the summer of 2005 to show them the three houses I lived in, the schools I went to, and to share my memories of growing up there. We didn't lock the doors on our homes during the 1950s. Lived in Rochdale Village in the 60's and was best friends with Rita Levy (now Ratner) until leaving for Israel after graduating Queens College in 1972. My wife, Janice Schaerf Hamburg (AJHS 1963) an my sister, Linda Hamburg Berger (AJHS 1963) are also curious about any old friends that might view this web site. I remember eating lunch in the auditorium with my farmhouse lunchbox and thermos.