Embassy Theater

3208 Fulton Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11208

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Muzerof2
Muzerof2 on September 20, 2007 at 4:54 pm

PKoch,

Actually “Greek Easter” has to do with the Jewish Passover. It needs to be after the Jewish Passover because that in effect was the “last supper”. Hence, sometimes the 2 Easters are weeks apart. This coming year – 2008 – Western Easter is March 23 and Orthodox Easter is April 27.

Muzer

PKoch
PKoch on September 20, 2007 at 4:17 pm

Muzer,

Thanks. Have you been back to Holy Trinity since you moved to Long Island ?

“Greek Easter”, eleven days later than “Western” Easter, because the Patriarch of Constantinople never accepted the Gregorian Calendar ?

PKoch

Muzerof2
Muzerof2 on September 20, 2007 at 4:10 pm

PKoch,

Yes, it was a Russian Orthodox Church since it’s inception in the 1930’s. My family was affiliated with the Church until we moved to Long Island in 1995. Back then most people thought of it as a church to go to on “Greek Easter”.

Muzer

PKoch
PKoch on September 20, 2007 at 4:04 pm

Muzer :

Thanks for the details of Baerenklau Oil Co. There was a homeownser’s insurance bill I paid for my parents in person near Ridgewood Savings Bank, to save a stamp, before I sold our Ridgewood house at the end of May 1999.

Thank you also for the details of your Holy Trinity Orthodox Church. I have known its green copper onion domes and distinctive crosses as an ENY landmark all my life ! I feel privileged to have finally met someone who has been inside and was a member of its congregation. Was it a Russian Orthodox church ?

PKoch

Muzerof2
Muzerof2 on September 20, 2007 at 3:47 pm

PKoch,

Yes Baerenklau was about 1-½ blocks from where I lived. I went there many times with my Grandmother to pay the “oil bill”. No sense in wasting a 3 cent stamp when we lived so close! LOL!! They had a water cooler in the office which at the time was “new” so I found it facinating and kept asking for “drinks of water” LOL!!

I actually went to Church on Glenmore Avenue between Pennsylvania and New Jersey Avenues in the heart of East New York. The parish was Holy Trinity Orthodox Church. Most people thought it was a “Greek Church”.

Muzer

PKoch
PKoch on September 20, 2007 at 3:25 pm

phillysantella :

You’re most welcome to the TZ updates. I’m glad you’re keeping an eye open for repeats, but, if you don’t want to wait for repeats to see these episodes again, you can click on the IMDb links I provided, and read about them, in depth, if you wish.

The links will also give you the next dates those episodes will be broadcast on the Sci Fi Channel.

Which Franklin K Lane did you attend : the one that is still there in Cypress Hills near Dexter Court, Elderts Lane and 75th Street, or the earlier one my dad remembers at Evergreen Avenue and Covert St. in Bushwick ?

Also, where was the E.N.Y. Vocational High that you attended ? My dad went there also, 1933-37.

Thanks in advance for your answers.

Muzer :

Thanks for the additional details of your life in Bklyn.

My time in Ridgewood (Cornelia between Wyckoff and Cypress) 1955 – 1999, roughly corresponds to yours in ENY / Cypress Hills. A high school classmate and, later, friend of mine at St. Francis Prep in Williamsburg, 1969-73, Frank Lombardo, was from St. Rita’s parish.

I also remember a Baerenklau Oil Company on the corner of Jamaica and Chestnut, circa Christmas 1966, from a visit to my dad’s parents and sister at 169 Chestnut St.

PKoch

philsantella
philsantella on September 20, 2007 at 3:08 pm

Muzer

The yrs. 1954 thru 1972 I worked for a Co.on the corner of Fulton and Logan. My wife lived on corner of Fulton and Richmond. She went to Blessed Sacrament.
Those names do sound familiar. We also were from St.Rita,s parish.
I Grad from St.Rita,s and on to F.K.Lane and also E.N.Y.Vocat. high

Muzerof2
Muzerof2 on September 20, 2007 at 1:35 pm

Phillysantella,

I lived from 1954-1995 (41 years) on Jamaica Avenue between Norwood and Logan Streets about 3 blocks east of Highland Park. My family owned the house since 1923 and then when my Uncle passed away in 1994 we sold the house. I too live on Long Island since 1995.

My daughter’s in-laws lived on Glenmore Avenue for many years. Their last names are Competello and Leccese. Sound familiar? I believe they went to St. Rita’s parish.

Muzer

philsantella
philsantella on September 20, 2007 at 1:02 pm

PKoch

Tanks for the update on Twilight Zone, will surely keep an open eye for any repeats

philsantella
philsantella on September 20, 2007 at 12:59 pm

HI Muzer

Was born on Glenmore Ave. between Elton St. and Linwood 1935 to 1946
Moved to Cleveland St. between Fulton and Atlantic 1946 -1962
Married in 56 Moved to L.I. 1962 and still here.
How about you?

PKoch
PKoch on September 19, 2007 at 7:51 pm

phillysantella :

You may have seen Twilight Zone shows “Walking Distance” and “Kick The Can” and are just not remembering them right now. You can still see them on TV (Sci Fi Channel), albeit edited and interrupted, or get them uncut and uninterrupted on VHS or DVD.

Here are links to Internet Movie Database pages on both episodes :

www.imdb.com

Muzerof2
Muzerof2 on September 19, 2007 at 6:51 pm

phillysantella,

Since my youngest (son) is only 11 it’s going to be awhile before we catch up to you. By the way where in East New York did you live?

Muzer

philsantella
philsantella on September 19, 2007 at 6:46 pm

PKoch, Muzer,
Twilight Zone had some great shows way back when. Dont recall the particular ones you mentioned. Too bad Im sure we would have enjoyed them.
Cheers to you Muzer! But you will have to go a little to catch up to my wife and i. We have 3 girls, 1 boy and 9 grandchildren :)

PKoch
PKoch on September 19, 2007 at 5:38 pm

Good for you, Muzer !

Muzerof2
Muzerof2 on September 19, 2007 at 5:35 pm

PKoch,

I love having multi-generation’s around. It sure makes for an interesting life! I’m also lucky enough to be retired after a 35 plus year career at a major NYC Bank. Oh Well, I’m off to take my granddaughter to her dancing class now! LOL!!
Muzer

PS My daughter actually married someone who’s family is originally from “East New York”. We have mutual friends/acquaintances. Talk about 6 degrees of separation LOL!!

PKoch
PKoch on September 19, 2007 at 4:40 pm

Congratulations, Muzer ! Yes, you really are spanning different generations !

I tend to think of myself that way. On nycsubway.org’s “SubTalk”, my handle was “Nostalgiaddict”. I also referred to myself as “Nostalgi Agonistes” (after Shelley’s “Samson Agonistes” and T.S. Eliot’s “Sweeney Agonistes”) bridging the gaps between past, present and future.

Muzerof2
Muzerof2 on September 19, 2007 at 4:36 pm

PKoch,

I was 53 this past May. I have a 32 year old married daughter, an 11 year old son and 2 grandkids – ages 5 and 3. I really am spanning different generations LOL!!

Muzer

PKoch
PKoch on September 19, 2007 at 4:31 pm

Muzer, phillysantella, MVitale, have any of you seen the classic Twilight Zone episodes “Walking Distance” and “Kick The Can”, both about being young again ?

“OLLIE OLLIE OXEN FREE !”

PKoch
PKoch on September 19, 2007 at 4:29 pm

I know what you mean, Muzer, because of all the expensive hi-tech games my son has.

How old are you, Muzer ?

Muzerof2
Muzerof2 on September 19, 2007 at 4:17 pm

phillysantella/PKoch,

Us girls on the block always played “Double Dutch” and Hopscotch. Cost you nothing but a piece of chalk and some rope “back in the day” to play those games. Now these kids need $600 games. (Geezz – I must be gettin' old LOL!!)

Muzer

PKoch
PKoch on September 19, 2007 at 3:20 pm

Potsy ? Stoop ball ?

I’m 51 going on 52.

philsantella
philsantella on September 19, 2007 at 1:33 pm

Hey Guys and all you gals too! I believe we are all grateful for all the wonderful e-mail sites. At 72 and feeling it at times,these sites bring us right back to the 50,s,60,s etc. And feeling like we are in our teens again. Boy oh boy remember, punch ball, stickball, ring-a-levio, Johnny on the pony, kick the can. What am i missing ??

PKoch
PKoch on September 18, 2007 at 7:20 pm

Muzer,

I know what you mean. I, too, am grateful for e-mail, and sites like these (Cinema Treasures, Tapeshare, Bushwick Buddies) thtough which we can re-visit our old home neighborhoods.

PKoch

Muzerof2
Muzerof2 on September 18, 2007 at 7:15 pm

PKoch,

I say thank God that we have e-mail and sites like these. I too miss lots from my days in Cypress Hills/East New York. I know from reading and seeing all these sites (i.e. Tapeshare.com)that there are lots of people who feel like I do. I wish we could all go back in a time machine for just one day and relieve our best times there!

Muzer