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. I attended PS 156 and JHS 59, and I graduated from AJHS in 1962. I went to PS 156, JHS 59 and Springfield Gardens HS grad 1969. One lives in Mount Kisco NY and the other lives in Philly PA. It had more of a Long Island "feel." I'm currently living in Princeton, NJ. Life revolved around school, the schoolyard, the LJC, little league and later hanging out on Merrick Road at such establishments as Carmine's Pizza. I loved my childhood and will never forget all my friends who lived there and who I grew up with. It's nice to see I'm not the only one with pangs of nostalgia about Laurelton. I have fond memories of Laurelton, riding bicycles, having hoola hoop contests, playing hop scotch. Does anyone remember other teachers Angela Cinque, Martin Groffman, Arthur Bryton, Martin Hohauser, and Mr. Thank you for the photos, for the memories and for setting up this website. Hello, all of you who shared in my childhood and teen years. So many of you have written about SING, and I remember writing those songs and, with Jessie Tillman, leading those fabulous shows. A few of you have contacted me with lyrics--I had forgotten them. I went to PS 156, then JHS 59 with Alan Ross, Bruce Cassidy, George Tenenbaum, Jeff Weiss, Barry Lucas. Website: too, have many wonderful memories of Laurelton life. Now living in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, would love to reconnect with long lost friends. We would both love to hear from any old friends from JHS59 Choral Music Class, the LJC (by the way, Rabbi Teplitz is now living in Boca Raton, and still going strong), USY, etc. Would like to hear from anyone in my class (1960) and might remember me. I remember indoor recess games, standing on big white circles painted on the black floor.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.Always looking to get a game of softball going after school at P. I remember Good Food grocery, Oscar Krieger's butcher, and the printing store where my mom worked with Connie Najmark. 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! We had bus passes for the Q5 that came in different colors each month that we saved.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.
We had jobs baby sitting, lawn mowing, delivering newspapers, assisting in youth groups and washing cars. Ride a motorcycle with a charitable club composed of Firefighters.
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 Lil Eds, Capri, 4 Star Bakery and the movie house. Hard to believe at times that we were situated in NYC. In between I accumulated a wealth of fond memories growing up in Laurelton too numerous to list but probably very similar to others who are on this site. Life has taken many turns since High School for all of us. One year later I too moved out to Phoenix and have been here ever since. Now I have to live for another 30 years to enjoy it :-). I see many familiar names - Arnie Cohen, Bob Kazin, Tom Burke, Iris Schwartz. I lived out of the country for l0 years, reside in Santa Fe, am on the road a good portion of the time as a travel journalist and would love--after all the peregrinations--to pick up the thread of connection. Ronald Jacoby lived next store, Paul Lapner a few doors down. ), Ronnie Zipes, Lee Schoichet - Lee and I are still best friends almost 50 years later. Attended AJHS for freshman year and was a member of PDG. Anyone who remembers me is welcome to make contact. I have an older brother Mel, who is also living on Long Island and 2 sisters Lucille and Sandy both living in Florida. My basic memory was being the worst behaved kid in all of my classes. I always wanted to punch one over the fence of the inside courtyard. Lived at 130-17-236th Street LA5-2701 Marsha Finelt is my sister (OPL) Jack and Paul Finelt's my brothers. Mu Sigma Fraternity; AZA and the Fraternities of Laurelton.a great bunch. I have a psychotherapy practice in Cedarhurst, NY and we live in Woodmere. I was told of this site by Ellen Skolnick (Schiller) and I am recognizing so many names. Currently spending half my time in Florida and the other half in Maryland. I remember the strange little garden outside in the playground.
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. ), 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.
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.