Embassy Theater

3208 Fulton Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11208

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Muzerof2
Muzerof2 on September 28, 2007 at 7:45 am

Hi PKoch,

Where are you located in lower Manhattan? I worked for many years at 55 Water and Street and 4 New York Plaza. Are you anywhere near there?

Muzer

PKoch
PKoch on September 28, 2007 at 7:05 am

Thanks, Marian. I work in lower Manhattan, so I don’t miss the city as much as I would, if I didn’t work there, but I still like going back to visit old haunts in Brooklyn and Queens, either in person, or on fan sites like this one, and Bushwick Buddies.

panthergirl
panthergirl on September 27, 2007 at 7:06 pm

Peter… I’m in South Salem. But I lived most of my adult life in either Manhattan or Brooklyn (the Heights and Park Slope). I only moved up here to be closer to my job. I miss the city!!!

robbiedupree
robbiedupree on September 27, 2007 at 9:07 am

jack- if you want to talk off this site email me at robbiedupree.com

PKoch
PKoch on September 27, 2007 at 8:43 am

All this talent from Cypress Hills ! Wow !

Marian, where in Westchester do you live now ? I live in Dobbs Ferry.

P(eter)Koch

robbiedupree
robbiedupree on September 26, 2007 at 6:17 pm

never heardof them..may be younger. i left the nabe in 68
robbie

panthergirl
panthergirl on September 26, 2007 at 6:15 pm

Well, it’s pretty funny now…. we have to admit. ;)

Hey…did anyone here know the Masoffs? They lived down the block from Blessed Sacrament. I met Joy Masoff about six years ago at tennis camp in Saugerties NY. I said I was from Brooklyn, and she said “Me too.” I said, “Yeah, but NOBODY is from my neighborhood” and she said “No, nobody is from MY neighborhood.” I didn’t know her or her family when I was a kid.

And the rest, they say, is history. Now we’re great friends and live near each other in Westchester.

robbiedupree
robbiedupree on September 26, 2007 at 6:08 pm

sad to say but i was a member

panthergirl
panthergirl on September 26, 2007 at 5:55 pm

Remember F&P? (the “gang” that hung out on Fountain and Pitkin… they were a little older than me, but I thought the gang thing was so cool that I used to wear razor blades in my hair so people would think I was in one. Brilliant, eh? LOL)

robbiedupree
robbiedupree on September 26, 2007 at 5:26 pm

thanks marian…i was also a close friend of the family back in those days. paulie and i sung in street corner groups. east new york park, crescent street and fountain ave. were our spots robbie

panthergirl
panthergirl on September 26, 2007 at 5:19 pm

Gaytana was good friends with my good friend Andrew Tonacchio who lived across the street from me on Sheridan Avenue & Atlantic. Unfortunately, Andrew died of AIDS in the first wave, in 1983.

Nice to see you here.

~Marian

robbiedupree
robbiedupree on September 26, 2007 at 5:15 pm

mvitale- yes, Gaytana was Paulies little sister. they lived at 82 weldon street . robbie

robbiedupree
robbiedupree on September 26, 2007 at 5:13 pm

hi jack- so nice to hear from you. say hello to john for me. it’s great to hear from old friends. robbie

jacktomai
jacktomai on September 26, 2007 at 4:44 pm

Robbie Dupree, my brother in law John Picini was a friend of yours back in the day. He was/is a fantastic guitarist. Back then his band played Asbury Park quite a lot as well as places like the Peppermint Lounge in the city. John lived on Hemlock St off Ridgewood and I lived on Autumn Ave between Ridgewood and Fulton. I married John’s sister Louise. We have all since moved west: my wife and I to Las Vegas and John and his wife to San Diego. When I mentioned to John recently that I discovered this site and your name he was stoked. Unfortunately, John is computer phobic and can hardly turn the computer on so if you would like to get a message to John
I’d be happy to relay it.
By the way, your album was definitely one of the best of the 80s. I knew Pat Benetar from CATCH A RISING STAR back in the late 70s when we both sang there and some other showcase clubs. My brother in law and I formed a band out here back in 83 along with another Cypress Hills boy, Randy Provduiy.
Looking forward to hearing from you.

panthergirl
panthergirl on September 26, 2007 at 4:29 pm

Was Paulie related to Gaytana Gazarra? I believe she was the niece of Ben, the actor and the person that “Ben’s” Beauty Parlor was named after.

robbiedupree
robbiedupree on September 26, 2007 at 4:17 pm

im back after a long absence from the site. glad to see all the chat about the neighborhood. i hung around crescent street circa 62-65 with paulie gazzarra, speedo, donny laruuffa, foxy and others. anyone ? remember robbie

PKoch
PKoch on September 25, 2007 at 9:59 am

Good for you, Marian ! A good intro to Jefferson Airplane’s “Plastic Fantastic Lover” and Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable, a few years later, in 1968 !

panthergirl
panthergirl on September 25, 2007 at 9:45 am

Superlastic Bubble Plastic!!!!

PKoch
PKoch on September 25, 2007 at 9:37 am

“The Tick Tock Clock” : 1961 ? Mattel ? Ideal ?

Chatty Kathy ? Vanity / desk set for little girls ?

“A little girl becomes a lovely lady with her … all her own !”

“It’s divine !”

I also remember kid’s toys commercials being satirized by Jackie Gleason on his “American Scene Magazine” Saturday evening variety show :

“Blasto ! the only genuine atomic war grenade ! Start a nuclear war amongst your little friends !

“Brought to you by the makers of Panzy Wanzy …. The Doll That Wets !”

PKoch
PKoch on September 25, 2007 at 9:30 am

My cousin Fran had a Yo-Gun : a yo-yo that shot out of a plastic gun.

I remember Ideal toys also.

PKoch
PKoch on September 25, 2007 at 9:29 am

I looked at the site. So many memories. I had large and small Fireball XL-5’s. My dad made me a balsa wood and Gilette razor plastic bubble Supercar a year before the plastic model came out.

Color photos of kids : reminded of the one of me, age seven, Christmas 1962, with my Whirlybird and Texaco gas station, under the Christmas tree.

PKoch
PKoch on September 25, 2007 at 9:22 am

Thanks, Marian. Allen Adler.

Can’t believe you finally stumped me ?

I’ve never claimed to know everything !

Although they’ve played “Stump Pete” with me at work for the past 25 years !

panthergirl
panthergirl on September 25, 2007 at 9:08 am

OK, look at this site. You’ll be in heaven. What it made me realize is that I owned every freakin' toy that came out:

http://wesclark.com/am/toys.html

panthergirl
panthergirl on September 25, 2007 at 9:02 am

Pam’s father was Allen Adler!

I’m going to look up the bubble goop and get back to you. I can’t believe I finally stumped you!

PKoch
PKoch on September 25, 2007 at 8:55 am

Aurora models were the easiest : fewer, bigger parts. Revell models were the opposite : many more, and smaller, parts. I had both the small Aurora, and huge Revell, Cutty Sark clipper ship : the latter, Christmas 1965, from Stan Jak Hobby Shop at Myrtle and Decatur, across Myrtle Avenue from Glenwood Bowl (formerly Glenwood Theater).