P S No. 75, Grove St. & Evergreen ave

P S No. 75, Grove St. & Evergreen ave

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Jayar

Mamaroneck, NY

#1 May 15, 2009
P S No. 75. Look for Then & Now Photo
Nicholas Pascale

Westwood, NJ

#2 Apr 22, 2010
16th Feb 2010

After all that went down, when I go back to Menehan Street, I am still surprised my apartment house 47 Menehan Street is STILL standing. I went to kindergarden and 1st grade (Mrs. Tracy) at P.S. 75 (now named after my Brooklyn College buddy who made sure I took over for hert after she died - Maida Cortella), I went to St. Barbara's which is still opperating and has in one way or another. Connie Stevens (a famous star of the 50's and 60's was my babysitter when she was known as Concetta Ann Ingola). she lived across the street from the nun's convent. I was invited by St. Barbara's to help in their renovation campaign of which I was proud of. My grandparents lived on Eldert Street when my grandmother died we moved to Greenpoint to be near my father's side. Before Menehan Street I lived for 6 months on Central Avenue. Broadway, Myrtle Avenue and Knickerbocker Avenue were our shopping streets. I remember La Rosa Bakery, the original Stella D'Oro [bought out by a bigger name company now the biggest!), Frank's Hobby Shop, Lillian's Card and gift shop. I remember all the German Deli's on Evergreen I could have o.d.ed on the potato salad. My aunt's boyfriend (became her husband) used to give horse rides along Menehan Street and Bleeker. There was the lemon ice man, the Jew (that's what the merchants who came to your door were called), the insurance man, the knife sharpener man, the pieman and we had an ice cream parlor where I recall listening to and watching the teens dance to rock'n'roll! I went to the High School of Art and Design, FIT, Brooklyn College, Hunter College and NYU. Not bad for a young man whose parents left school at 12 years old the 7th grade and who were a bus driver and a seamstress. I speak read and write 4 languages, English, Italian, French and Spanish.
I've traveled: 4 European Countries,$ Provinces in Canada,% Carribean Islands, Mexico, Ascencion, Paraguay (a stint in the Peace Corps), and 23 states in our country.
I've done stuff for DC Comics and have had my photographs published in Euromags. I acted professionally as a teen.
My memories of Bushwick are joyous.
I hope I have given hope to those who read this from time to time and those to come.
Even though I am 60 I can still visualize my days in Bushwick as if they were a movie being rewinded!
Charles Greco

AOL

#3 Jan 5, 2011
Nicholas Pascale wrote:
16th Feb 2010
After all that went down, when I go back to Menehan Street, I am still surprised my apartment house 47 Menehan Street is STILL standing. I went to kindergarden and 1st grade (Mrs. Tracy) at P.S. 75 (now named after my Brooklyn College buddy who made sure I took over for hert after she died - Maida Cortella), I went to St. Barbara's which is still opperating and has in one way or another. Connie Stevens (a famous star of the 50's and 60's was my babysitter when she was known as Concetta Ann Ingola). she lived across the street from the nun's convent. I was invited by St. Barbara's to help in their renovation campaign of which I was proud of. My grandparents lived on Eldert Street when my grandmother died we moved to Greenpoint to be near my father's side. Before Menehan Street I lived for 6 months on Central Avenue. Broadway, Myrtle Avenue and Knickerbocker Avenue were our shopping streets. I remember La Rosa Bakery, the original Stella D'Oro [bought out by a bigger name company now the biggest!), Frank's Hobby Shop, Lillian's Card and gift shop. I remember all the German Deli's on Evergreen I could have o.d.ed on the potato salad. My aunt's boyfriend (became her husband) used to give horse rides along Menehan Street and Bleeker. There was the lemon ice man, the Jew (that's what the merchants who came to your door were called), the insurance man, the knife sharpener man, the pieman and we had an ice cream parlor where I recall listening to and watching the teens dance to rock'n'roll! I went to the High School of Art and Design, FIT, Brooklyn College, Hunter College and NYU. Not bad for a young man whose parents left school at 12 years old the 7th grade and who were a bus driver and a seamstress. I speak read and write 4 languages, English, Italian, French and Spanish.
I've traveled: 4 European Countries,$ Provinces in Canada,% Carribean Islands, Mexico, Ascencion, Paraguay (a stint in the Peace Corps), and 23 states in our country.
I've done stuff for DC Comics and have had my photographs published in Euromags. I acted professionally as a teen.
My memories of Bushwick are joyous.
I hope I have given hope to those who read this from time to time and those to come.
Even though I am 60 I can still visualize my days in Bushwick as if they were a movie being rewinded!
Hi Nick ... I went to St barbaras and graduated in 1962 . then to Bushwick HS ... My father me and my wife all worked at PS 75 ... Me while in college . Mt-y father was the " fireman : and my wife for 32 years 2nd grade and reading recovery . I went back to see St Barbaras i Sept 2010 .. Lots of ghosts there ... I am now a Psychotherapist with offices out on Eastern Long Island
Dusty

East Setauket, NY

#4 Jan 6, 2011
Hi - I also went to P.S. 75. I had Ms. Tracy, Ms. Wechter, Mr.Homer and Mr. Albert. I lived on Bleecker between Central and Menahan. I also remember the bakery, Lillian's and St. Barbara's(I still get nervous when I think of Father Zimmer in confession, ha ha) and all the other places. I remember Petey the Good Humor man bringing ice-cream to my apt. window, and the pretzel man on Sundays.

I remember playing stickball with my brothers and father along with their friends, I was the only girl they allowed to play.

There used to be Stella Doro Bakery that sold the best lemon ices that I've ever had.

I just loved all that stuff. Those were great days.
Rob Friedman

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Aug 30, 2012
Lived at 1041 Bushwick Ave, corner Gates, Went to PS 75 and had Helen Tracy in 1st Grade also. Kindergarten: Miss Verderber. 2nd Grade: Jean Gordon. Third Grade: Celia Magdol. 4th: Yipes! Forgot! 5th: Mrs. Bemjamin, 6th, Alex Yaroker. To JHS 85 in 1960, we moved to Flatbush then to Stuyvesant. Thanks for bringing back memories, guys!
DUSTY

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Aug 30, 2012
There will never be a greater place to have grown up.
Jayar

United States

#7 Feb 17, 2013
Public School 75, Evergreen Avenue, Brooklyn, 1909.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/brooklyn_museum/...
astrid

Sonzacate, El Salvador

#8 Jul 18, 2013
i like ps.75 and i am going to the six grade
Nick Pascale

Ozone Park, NY

#9 Oct 15, 2013
Rob Friedman wrote:
Lived at 1041 Bushwick Ave, corner Gates, Went to PS 75 and had Helen Tracy in 1st Grade also. Kindergarten: Miss Verderber. 2nd Grade: Jean Gordon. Third Grade: Celia Magdol. 4th: Yipes! Forgot! 5th: Mrs. Bemjamin, 6th, Alex Yaroker. To JHS 85 in 1960, we moved to Flatbush then to Stuyvesant. Thanks for bringing back memories, guys!
WOW! Ms. Verderba! There goes a name! When I taught for one year there she had just retired!
Renick Saro

Santa Fe, NM

#10 Nov 22, 2013
I attended P.S. 75 back in 1962 trough 1964 and the memories that I had playing in the school yard, now occupied by make shift class rooms. How the neighborhood increase in population.

It was there that I have vivid memory of President J.F. Kennedy being shot and my teacher Mrs. Goldberg coming in the classroom and telling us at about 2:00pm on that faithful day that President was dead. I was 11 years old them and it was like yesterday that it happened. Just think back then how long it took for news to get to one.
Renick Saro

Santa Fe, NM

#11 Nov 23, 2013
Renick Saro wrote:
I attended P.S. 75 back in 1962 through 1964 and the memories that I had playing in the school yard, now occupied by make shift class rooms. How the neighborhood increase in population.
It was there that I have vivid memory of President J.F. Kennedy being shot and my teacher Mrs. Goldberg coming in the classroom and telling us at about 2:00pm on that faithful day that President was dead. I was 11 years old then and it was like yesterday that it happened. Just think back then how long it took for news to get to one.
revised
Renick

Albuquerque, NM

#12 Mar 4, 2014
Rob Friedman wrote:
Lived at 1041 Bushwick Ave, corner Gates, Went to PS 75 and had Helen Tracy in 1st Grade also. Kindergarten: Miss Verderber. 2nd Grade: Jean Gordon. Third Grade: Celia Magdol. 4th: Yipes! Forgot! 5th: Mrs. Bemjamin, 6th, Alex Yaroker. To JHS 85 in 1960, we moved to Flatbush then to Stuyvesant. Thanks for bringing back memories, guys!
I had Mr. Yaroker for the 6th grade back in 1962, wow, I finally met someone else who had him as well. I also had Mrs. Bemjamin for the 5th.
joan magdol

Beachwood, OH

#13 Jun 14, 2014
Rob Friedman wrote:
Lived at 1041 Bushwick Ave, corner Gates, Went to PS 75 and had Helen Tracy in 1st Grade also. Kindergarten: Miss Verderber. 2nd Grade: Jean Gordon. Third Grade: Celia Magdol. 4th: Yipes! Forgot! 5th: Mrs. Bemjamin, 6th, Alex Yaroker. To JHS 85 in 1960, we moved to Flatbush then to Stuyvesant. Thanks for bringing back memories, guys!
Celia Magdol was my mother and I was pleasantly surprised to see the photo of PS 75 and my mother's name. Thank you.
Leslie

East Hampton, NY

#14 Oct 25, 2015
joan magdol wrote:
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Celia Magdol was my mother and I was pleasantly surprised to see the photo of PS 75 and my mother's name. Thank you.
Joan -- I was in your Mom's 3rd grade class -- guessing it was 1959.
I have warm memories of her and remember her as being very kind and very connected to the children in her class

I think I still have some if my old report cards
Raydot

Hesperia, CA

#15 Nov 7, 2015
I'm from the west coast and I also have so many memories of the past. We had the milk man, the laundry man and even the egg man, who came to the door with freshly butchered chickens. The one I remember most was the Helms Bakery man, He was screwing the neighbor next door. I'm 58 years old.

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