53 Johnson Ave., Williamsburg. We lived on the third floorno elevators, oven and hot water boiler and wash tub and ice box and 53 Johnson Ave., Williamsburg. We lived on the third floor, next door neighbor Kramers. One bathroom served two tenants per floor. We slept three boys in one bed (this kept us warm). On the left ot the house was a laundry, and next to him was a grocery store, where I got 25 cents to arrange and clean shelves. I was 7 or 8.
On the right was a tailor named Nierow, whose son was Julius Nierow, who graduated Thomas Jefferson High School along with me. His son is Peter Nero.
A trolley ran along the street. Anyone remember this? 1916-18
24 August 1999
I forgot to mention in my earlier posting that my grandfather, Harry Mark, was a founding member of the President Street Temple.
24 August 1999
MARINE PARK section of Bklyn was my home from the mid 50s to the early 70s. I have great memories of those times. Horse-drawn flower carts would come down Madison Pl. early on Sat mornings followed by "the junk man" and other vendors of the time. Playing tackle without equipment. Skellie with the bottle caps filled with wax for better control. Going to church on Sundays mornings at Good Shepherd when the weather was hot and laughing as the neighborhood dogs ran through church when the ushers left the doors open! The clowns in Steeplechase amusement park that would "zap" you with a static electric rod (never would go over these days!) Bike riding around the loop at Marine Park on a beautiful summer morn. Fishing for snappers at Sheepshead Bay. Hitching rides on the back of buses. The view from the platform at the Kings Highway station on the D train where you could look all the way down and see the Empire State Building.
25 August 1999
I grew up in Flatbush on the corner of E. 43rd St. and Church Ave. I went to St. Catherine of Genoa and Erasmus H.S. I'd love to hear from anyone that I grew up with. I haven't been back in ten years and I miss it. Sam's candy store, Michael's pizzeria, Buckley's, and Sherman's candy store on Albany & Lenox Rd. Great memories.
26 August 1999