Embassy Theater

3208 Fulton Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11208

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Muzerof2
Muzerof2 on September 19, 2007 at 11:17 am

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 10:20 am

Potsy ? Stoop ball ?

I’m 51 going on 52.

philsantella
philsantella on September 19, 2007 at 8:33 am

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 2:20 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 2:15 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

PKoch
PKoch on September 18, 2007 at 2:10 pm

Muzer,

Thanks for your condolences on my Aunt Gerry. My condolences to you on the more recent loss of your cousin. Actually, I speak every day but Sunday with another aunt who’s six years older (graduated Bushwick High School in 1941) but I know what you mean about the WW II generation dying, and getting all the info one can. My dad, born October 1919, is still alive, and I speak with him about the old days every Sunday. Several years ago I wrote down all his old Bushwick addresses, and “Bway” (Chris) of this site, very kindly took and posted photos of them !

“Never realized all of this stuff would mean something to me some day!”

I know what you mean. It’s like I said to frankie and BrooklynJim when we met in Ridgewood Aug 25 2007 : when I still lived in Ridgewood, I must have walked past the RKO Madison Theater thousands of times, taking it for granted, thinking : it’s been there since the beginning of time, and will always be there, then, missing it, when it was no longer there.

PKoch

Muzerof2
Muzerof2 on September 18, 2007 at 2:00 pm

PKoch,

So sorry about your loss. With so many people dying in the WWII generation it’s really imperative to try and gather all information while you can! Never realized all of this stuff would mean something to me someday! (lost my cousin in 2000 who I thought would maybe have known your Aunt).

Muzer

PKoch
PKoch on September 18, 2007 at 12:26 pm

That’s OK, Muzer. Your cousin’s names might be in my Aunt Gerry’s F K Lane 1947 yearbook. I would have to look through it again to be sure, but I can’t easily get to it. It’s buried in family stuff back in my garage. The only names that come quickly to mind are Claire Ward and Stuart Rabinowitz. I can’t question my Aunt Gerry about it, because she died January 5, 1992.

Muzerof2
Muzerof2 on September 18, 2007 at 12:19 pm

PKoch,

Sorry – I misunderstood. Thought it was your Sister. I actually had 2 cousins who graduated around that time 1946-1947 from Lane. Their names were Irene Georoff and Olga Georoff. Maybe she remembers them? They lived on Jamaica Avenue between Logan and Norwood.

Muzer

PKoch
PKoch on September 18, 2007 at 11:59 am

Muzer :

It was my father’s younger sister, not mine. She graduated Franklin K. Lane High School in Cypress Hills in June 1947. At the time, she lived at 1454 Bushwick Avenue with her parents. She next attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, but did not graduate. When she lived with her parents in Cypress Hills, she was an adult, out of school, and working in Manhattan. She was working in midtown Manhattan when the KK subway service started, and so used it to shorten her commute from midtown, home to Cypress Hills.

Muzerof2
Muzerof2 on September 18, 2007 at 11:51 am

PKoch,

You mention in a post up above that your younger Sister lived in Cypress Hills from 1957-1968. What school did she go to? How old is she? Just wondering if she was someone that I would have known from school.

Muzer

PKoch
PKoch on September 17, 2007 at 3:59 pm

You’re welcome, BklynJim. Jackie Gleason and Jimmy Durante come quickly to mind, among many, many others !

BrooklynJim
BrooklynJim on September 17, 2007 at 3:40 pm

Mopella, yes! Your intro post was sandwiched between MVitale’s, and my tired ol' eyes failed the test. Oops, sorry, and welcome!

And thx, Peter, for your Brooklyn talent comments. We’d be here all day if we had to begin enumerating them.

PKoch
PKoch on September 17, 2007 at 10:24 am

Welcome aboard, Mopella. Your time in Cypress Hills roughly corresponds to when my dad’s parents and younger sister lived there ( 1957 – 1968 ). Thanks for posting your memories here.

MVitale, Salerno’s Restaurant is in neither Ridgewood nor Glendale, but in Richmond Hill, on the west side of Hillside Avenue, next door to the RKO Keith Richmond Hill Theater, between the theater and Bessemer Street and the LIRR elevated viaduct, and the now-closed Richmond Hill LIRR station.

Good to see you back on this page, BklynJim. Yes, much talent emerged from Bklyn (as well as modesty !), present company included.

panthergirl
panthergirl on September 16, 2007 at 3:57 pm

That wasn’t me, it was Mopella…. credit where credit is due. ;)

BrooklynJim
BrooklynJim on September 16, 2007 at 3:36 pm

MVitale, thx for confirming what some of us had suspected, that CT contributor robbie dupree was the one and the same of “Steal Away” (1980) and “Brooklyn Girls” (1982) fame. He was on here last year, but I haven’t seen any posts of his in a while. Perhaps he shuns the notoriety of fame or has moved on to other pursuits. As you know, a lot of talent emerged from Brooklyn (as well as the other boroughs) over the years, and Robbie was certainly one of ‘em.

panthergirl
panthergirl on September 16, 2007 at 10:25 am

Where was Salerno’s Restaurant? Was that in Ridgewood? Glendale? We had all of our family functions there.

FranF
FranF on September 16, 2007 at 10:16 am

I lived on Hemlock St., corner of Etna St., from 1960 -1968. I remember summers at Cypress Pool and Long’s Ice Cream Parlor on Fulton Street. Such fond memories. I met my husband (39 years!) at Long’s. We had our first date in 1963 at Long’s, went to see “The Parent Trap” at the Embassy Theatre on Fulton Street and then to Furci’s Restaurant on Atlantic and Crescent St. for dinner. What a wonderful neighborhood that was. We also remember Robbie Dupree “hanging out” on Fulton Street. We called him Bobby back then. It was great to hear his voice on the radio back in the day. Hope life is treating him well. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

PKoch
PKoch on September 14, 2007 at 4:48 pm

Marian Vitale, I think you will enjoy it !

panthergirl
panthergirl on September 14, 2007 at 3:57 pm

Philly… no, my relatives were Nicholas and Laura DiMarco (cousins) and Rose and Frank (their parents).

Have to check out tapeshare!

PKoch
PKoch on September 14, 2007 at 11:07 am

Thank you, Philly Santella !

The tapeshare site is beginning to seem like another “Bushwick Buddies”, one for you ENY and Cypress Hills folks.

philsantella
philsantella on September 14, 2007 at 11:04 am

PKoch and Muzer

You can see my Pictures ive sent in to tapeshare
Zone 2 Warwick St. Cleveland St.
Zone 3 Richmond St.
Zone 4 Blessed Sacrament (wifes,grad pic.)
Zone 6 Liberty Playground E.N.Y.Vocational (my grad pic.)

PKoch
PKoch on September 14, 2007 at 10:13 am

phillysantella and Muzer :

Yes, tapeshare (Rick Gomes)has some great stuff on ENY, Cypress Hills, Highland Park, Ridgewood Reservoir ….

Muzerof2
Muzerof2 on September 14, 2007 at 9:55 am

To phillysantella,

Love that tapeshare! Been looking at that site from the beginning. Grew up on Jamaica Avenue between Logan and Norwood near Highland Park. Went to PS 65, JHS 171 and Franklin K. Lane High. Recognize lots of people and places. They even have a picture of my old block circa 1910!

Muzer

philsantella
philsantella on September 14, 2007 at 8:46 am

To Muzer & PKoch

Guys go to tapeshare.com Great site,if you havent been there already.
Check Zone 6 You will find Liberty Park listed. Hit on it and scroll down. Lotsa stories and pictures. Have fun