My Brooklyn starts at 1060 Union St. and continues on to the wonderful years at P.S. 241, Rae's Candy Store, Ben and Sol's Deli, Erasmus High
My Brooklyn years took place during the years 1941-1956. Married a wonderful neighborhood girl whose name at the time was Marilyn Shanes. Marilyn lived at 321 Eastern Parkway.
Spent a good part of my youth at the P.S. 241 school yard.
In the event that Miss Holloway, or Miss Kenney, teachers at P.S. 241, ever suffered a nervous breakdown, I am sure it can be attributed to the probability they found out I became a school teacher.
My brothers name is Arthur (Itchy) Libman, a great neighborhood athlete.
Would love to hear from anyone that remembers Mitch or Arty Libman or that just lived in the neighborhood.
The home page is a wonderful tribute to one of the best places in the world to have grown up.
26 September 1998
My part of Brooklyn is Gerritsen Beach. Please send me info if you have some maps and stuff. Thank you
27 September 1998
My Brooklyn is a restaurant is Seattle called the 5 Spot. We do American Regional Cuisine. We are coming into our very popular food festival called "Brooklyn." I love your page, especially the Brooklyn memories. We would love it if we could get some down home Brooklyn recipes direct from the source. We specialize in comfort food. What was your favorite Sunday dinner? What was your favorite dish growing up in Brooklyn? We are a neighborhood restaurant, and nothing sez neighborhoods like Brooklyn. I'd love to hear from you. If you are in Seattle from November till February, stop on by.
30 September 1998
My Brooklyn starts at my birth in 1939. I was raised the first 13 years of my life around the corner from 1010 President Street. My address was 1277 Union Street. I attended P.S. 161 We lived there until 1953. I went to Erasmus Hall for one year1953. Then we moved to Flatlands and Flatbush. I then attended Midwood High till 1957.
My fondest memories of Brooklyn were riding the bus and then the trolley to Brighton Beach. Walking the neighborhood streets with my boyfriend and never being afraid. Drinking egg creams. Sat. Nite hops at Midwood, Nedick's orange juice stand near Erasmus where we could also get a hot dog, Ebinger's bakery on Nostrand Ave. between President At. and Union St. The deli on the corner of Eastern Parkway where my dad used to take me on Saturday night to get the bagels and lox for Sunday breakfast.
Another fond memory was working along beside my dad at his luncheonette (Dave and Sam's). My dad was Sam.) On Flatbush Ave. between Ave. M. and Flatlands Ave. Then I thought it was a chore; now I realize I would love to be by his side. (He died many years ago.) Those are the ramblings of a nearly 60-year-old who would to talk to anyone that remembers those days.
Since then I married and have been so for nearly 40 years. My husband and I live in a little town in PA. We have had 19 children and are expecting our 32nd grandchild this spring
30 September 1998