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Ellen…..Thanks for making me feel like a dinosaur. (just kidding) Geez, I got married when you were graduating from SBS, I do feel kinda old now. One of the guys I grew up with lived on the same block as you. His name was Pete. Anyway, Ridgewood was a great place to grow up in.
Hi Ellen……I didn’t go to SBS. I went to PS81 and I graduated from there in ‘61 and high school in '65. I lived by Seneca ave and Greene ave. I hung out with my friends on St Nick ave. You would find us anywhere from Linden st and St Nick, where the church is to Menahan st and St Nick.
What years did you graduate?
I grew up in Ridgewood in the 60’s. If I remember correctly, Father Kelly came to St Brigids in the early sixties. Another priest named Terence McCabe arrived around the same time. Father McCabe was a basketball player in college and played basketball with alot of the neighborhood kids.
I went to both the Madison theatre and the Ridgewood theatre in the 60’s. In the 60’s, there was a poolroom above the Ridgewood theatre. The entrance to the poolroom was a door on the right hand side of the main entrance. The poolroom was called Hanks Billiards.
Speaking of theatres, in the 50’s there was a theatre called the Parthenon located on Wyckoff ave near Palmetto. It closed and became a bowling alley.