memories of bensonhurst brookyn

memories of bensonhurst brookyn

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Annette

Franklin, NJ

#1 Nov 1, 2008
I grew up in bklyn. Graduated from New Utrecht HS in '77. Anyone from my old neighborhood?
Philip

Bellmore, NY

#2 Nov 1, 2008
I graduated from New Utrecht in 1987 trust me nothing is the same.
Remember the cusheens as we were known or guidos? And 86th Street. Girls with big hair? Guys with sweatpants rolled up to their knees with chinese slippers? You could here the beats from the cars from blocks away. What a great time it was.
Annette

Franklin, NJ

#3 Nov 2, 2008
Do u still live there? I'm gonna be 50 so i guess u are around 40. I remember all u said except the sweatpants rolled up n chinese slippers, lol. I didn't know any guys that dressed like that. When I was young, my dad used it take to us to coney island beach every week, near Seagate. Where Mary's lunchenette was. My mom would make chicken/veal cutlet sandwiches or sometimes we would buy meatball and potato n eggs at Mary's. Before we went home, we would stop at Nathans for hot dogs. Sometimes go on the merry go round that had the silver rings that u could grag as u went around. The Best! When I got older, I would go out to Gazebos and then Desiree for after hours. I would go home when it was light out, change and head right for the beach. I moved around alot, all over bensonhurst. Was the luncheonette Chuckie's still there when u went to school? The feast on 18th ave and 20th ave were the best! I still go hang out on my best friends stoop on 65th st. Alot of great memories and some bad ones too..........
Philip

Bellmore, NY

#4 Nov 2, 2008
No I dont live there anymore, but my Grandmother lived in seagate and we were at the beach all the time. I remember the carousel in Coney Island.I couldnt reach the rings but my dad used to all of em. Nathans I still go there from time to time. The clubs you mention I was a little young for, but I remember the older kids talk of them. Yes Chookies was there when I went to New Utrecht.
The feasts are still pretty popular although I dont think they are as busy as I remember most of the Italians moved away to Staten Island or New Jersey.
Ann

Franklin, NJ

#5 Nov 8, 2008
Good ole Bensonhurst................
Phyllis

Laguna Woods, CA

#6 Jan 1, 2009
Graduated from New Utrecht H.S. in 1964 - have lived in southern California since 1966. Wondering if anyone remembers Chookies? And the 2 restaurants in Flatbush whose name I can't remember - one on Ave. M near the Brighton Beach train station and one near Brooklyn College - great date restaurants with huge menus.????
Paul N

Weston, CT

#7 Jun 29, 2010
Phyllis wrote:
Graduated from New Utrecht H.S. in 1964 - have lived in southern California since 1966. Wondering if anyone remembers Chookies? And the 2 restaurants in Flatbush whose name I can't remember - one on Ave. M near the Brighton Beach train station and one near Brooklyn College - great date restaurants with huge menus.????
Phyllis,

I was 9 years before you. I believe the 2 restaurants you were talking about was Garfield's, a cafeteria similar to the Famous and Dubrow's, and Wolfie's, a delicatessen style restaurant. If I am not mistaken there is still a Wolfie's in the Ft. Lauderdale area. You may have known my brother in NUHS. I believe he graduated the same year as you. His name is David Newman.

Paul N.
Paul N

Weston, CT

#8 Jun 29, 2010
Phyllis wrote:
Graduated from New Utrecht H.S. in 1964 - have lived in southern California since 1966. Wondering if anyone remembers Chookies? And the 2 restaurants in Flatbush whose name I can't remember - one on Ave. M near the Brighton Beach train station and one near Brooklyn College - great date restaurants with huge menus.????
I forgot to mention Chookie's. Of course I remember Ben and Seymour. Also Ben's wife, who was always at the register.

Also, I did not look closely enough at the locations. I believe the Avenue M restaurant was Cookie's. They also had a restaurant at King's Plaza.

Paul N.
michael lomazow

Riverside, CA

#9 Jun 14, 2011
I graduated New Utrecht 1964 and have lived in southern california since 1971-I recently retired and enjoy time to volunteer and to visit my son who lives in seattle.I spent 33 years practicing law in Riverside.I have warm memories of New Utrecht years and playing basketball for the team in 1964.I am still in contact with another team member who I speak to about once a week.My wife is also a new utrecht graduate-we have been married 41 years-our son practices law in seattle.My sister also graduated from new utrecht.
still here

Brooklyn, NY

#10 Nov 20, 2011
Philip wrote:
I graduated from New Utrecht in 1987 trust me nothing is the same.
Remember the cusheens as we were known or guidos? And 86th Street. Girls with big hair? Guys with sweatpants rolled up to their knees with chinese slippers? You could here the beats from the cars from blocks away. What a great time it was.
yea chinese slippers and sweat pants rolled up was a big funhouse, hip hop b- boy style. sometimes they had brooklyn rocks on one leg and da-house on the other. 1981-1984 was a unique time for music and the dance styles of the italian funhouse style buggers. they wore mini headbands and midrif cut shirts. about the same time as flashdance the movie and breakdancing. the italians did kickdancing. white boat dex gilligan island sneakers or white skips,skippy laceup. oh i can go on and on. brief trends never to be seen or worn again. hilarious
doug

Staten Island, NY

#11 Mar 16, 2012
Phyllis wrote:
Graduated from New Utrecht H.S. in 1964 - have lived in southern California since 1966. Wondering if anyone remembers Chookies? And the 2 restaurants in Flatbush whose name I can't remember - one on Ave. M near the Brighton Beach train station and one near Brooklyn College - great date restaurants with huge menus.????
cookies was the name of the restaurant on ave m and east 16th street. there was also one on avenue j and east 16th steet.
Rick Balls

Central Islip, NY

#12 Mar 17, 2012
annoying bensonhurst voice: Hi I'm Angela from eighty turd and turd ave ova heere. I stepped all ova some abacagiance and some bliagati and my new shoes are finoto. Then I sat down on the canolis and got gaba goo all ova my tan pants.
diarrhea

Central Islip, NY

#13 Mar 18, 2012
is it just you or is all bensonhurst chinese or indian? the itals all move to staten or nj. and those kushines at l and b's making that ole bull pizza.
Norm Ringle

Brooklyn, NY

#14 Mar 22, 2012
diarrhea wrote:
is it just you or is all bensonhurst chinese or indian? the itals all move to staten or nj. and those kushines at l and b's making that ole bull pizza.
google - nuhs2015
Norm Ringle

Brooklyn, NY

#15 Mar 22, 2012
To all who have posted read posts, new Utrecht will be 100 in 2015.We are starting to plan now...

http://nuhs2015.org take a look, sign on, have fun
food stamp lover

Buffalo, NY

#16 Apr 9, 2012
I"m not from Bklyn but lived in the area of 70th st
and 18th ave briefly a couple of years ago. Where I caught the bus there was a coffee shop and these old Italian guys would carry on with all the gestures and such. I didn't have a good experience in NYC. My neighborhood was full of chinese and mexicans and russians. It's like EVERYONE was an immigrant. Bus exhaust, rude people, cars driving too fast, bus way overcrowded, supermarket specials sold out. The only solace I got was watching the pigeons that had encamped at the N train station on 18th and 64th street.
It really sucks to see ones old neighborhood go to pot.
It happened to mine too.
Inky

Mineola, NY

#17 Feb 7, 2013
I was born in Bensonhurst Brooklyn in 1933. I attended PS 128, PS 186, NUHS,Brooklyn College and a few more.
As a kid both of my parents took me to Hy Tulip for Deli. It was a great place to eat. Sometimes to "The Famous" which was also a fun thing. I was on the swimming team at New Utrecht. Dating a girl from Boro Park who went to NUHS. Playing basketball and picking up nice girls was quite easy at the Jewish Community House (circa 1947-1951) During the winter season, belly whopping with my sled on the Bensonhurst streets was outstanding. Went back there from my present location and NOTHING IS THE SAME ! Did I expect it to be ? NO!
Jedda

New York, NY

#18 Feb 9, 2013
Anyone remember frank the shoemaker on 20th and benson ?
rob

United States

#19 Mar 27, 2013
yes i lived on 80 th street across form the school graduated in 76
Deborah farmingdale ny

Plainview, NY

#20 Apr 17, 2013
my family still lives in bensonhurst and yes its totally different now.
i graduated new utrecht hs 1979

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