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There is something CREEPY here but it has nothing to do with the people who are reconnecting. I thought this was going to be a nice place to hear old stories about a neighborhood I loved growing up in. I have lost many friends over the years, some to sickness and some to just growing up and moving on. I have enjoyed seeing some of those names again. But this is getting out of hand and has taken some of the joy out of it, I thought that’s what this was for…. Life is a short run so to get so out of joint over who writes what is really sad…..
Membership needs to be tightened, what is this the CIA!!! Somebody needs to lighten up here. I think if Howard or Warren have nothing new to add about the Embassy maybe they should stay off.
Well Warren what new information can you give on the Embassy?
We’re not trying to win a war here just reconnect with some old friends and enjoy some of the same memories. I don’t think anyone has suffered any damage due to personal comments.
People remembering old friends should not be considered unacceptable subject matter!
I understand Warrens concern but he does not seem to have anything new to add about the Embassy. I agree with Robbie we have a common bond when it comes to our old neighborhood and nothing but the fondest memoires. I don’t think anyone is hurt by the memories that this website sparks in many of us! Actually I for one am thrilled that so many are enjoying themselves…….
I am married to John Sindone. Your name sounds familiar to both of us, just can’t seem to place you. Which High School did you go to? You lived around the corner from me, I was on Logan between Ridgewood and Etna. I lived next door to Lynn Zangrillo who also went to Blessed Sacrament. Maybe you remember my brother Joe.
Sorry Jack, I’m a little younger than you. I graduated Delehanty in 1973. My brother graduated Lane in 1969. We lived on Logan Street between Ridgewood and Etna. Actually the block is still in pretty good shape. A few houses have added their own touch so to speak, but overall many are trying to keep their houses nice. It’s funny, when you go back to your old neighborhood and pass all the houses you only see your friends who lived there and not the new faces. I have recently heard from my old friend after 30 years thanks to these many websites. Isn’t technology great!
It’s nice to read about eveyones wonderful memories. I was back in the neighborhood yesterday, needed to stop at Cypress Hills Cemetery, so I took a quick ride around. It seems like they are making progress on a new school on Jamaica Avenue. It’s where the old Roberts Numbering Factory was on Jamaica and Richmond. So I guess one goes up while another (Lane) closes down. How sad!
My mom worked at Cordes for many years, her name was Judy Giordano. When I was young Herman and Charlotte Cordes would let me go down in the basement when they were making the chocolate bunnies or turkeys, they would let me help dry all the molds. My pay was all the fresh whipped cream I could eat, from the huge machine they had, no can whipped cream in those days.. I also have an older brother Joe. Like everyone else we both went to P.S. 65 and 171, he went to Lane while I went to Delehanty. As everyone has posted, those were wonderful times with great friends. I now live in Howard Beach, not so far from where I came from, its nice to know its near by.