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mtk

Rutherford, NJ

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#1085
Aug 26, 2012
 
We lived on Sonia road.reading these posts brought back good memories.Grants islip speedway.entermanns.
BRENTWOOD MADE

Centereach, NY

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#1086
Aug 27, 2012
 
3rd generation from north Brentwood,,and when us long haired burn outs ruled that town. It was under
control.I remember the first MSx3 tag I ever seen
back in like 88 when I was 18..Now I was by no means an angle in that town by any means...But these kids arent even about hustleing or getting
money..They just seem to be violent little animals,
by the way Im Italian and I wont have nothing to do
with my home town ever again..........
Formerly of NE Brentwood

New Smyrna Beach, FL

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#1087
Sep 8, 2012
 

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I view aerial shots of Brentwood from Google Maps. It alarms me that Brentwood today from the looks of Google maps appears to look as if it is permanently burned and scarred. It's almost as if something semi-lethal or even radio-active hit the whole town. Brentwood now looks awful. Despite what it now looks like, I will always appreciate what Brentwood was and provided for me in my youth. BYA Baseball & Basketball, summer swimming lessons at Ross, summer fun at the recreation center, and riding the feeder bus system to the South Shore and Gardiner Manor Malls. Does anyone remember Captree Corners inside the South Shore Mall?
Colleen

Lake Mary, FL

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#1088
Sep 18, 2012
 
Marian wrote:
The sand pit was somewhere between Brentwood and Central Islip. The water level was so shallow that after they dug out a quantity of sand....there it was, a "swimming hole". Very dangerous because there were NO lifeguards, just a bunch of other kids. Whenever the train went by, there was a tremendous amount of black, acrid smoke. I lived on Glenmore which was only two "blocks" away from the "tracks" and we would run and close the windows to keep the "smell" out. I used to cut across someones field (they used to grow rabbits and had a daughter named Louise)across from the old Ross Sanitarium and walk the track to the train station just to see if I could get there before the train came by. You could always see it coming in the distance but it was still a "thrill" to do so. Where were the blueberiies? Almost EVERYWHERE that there was scrub oak. Sometines we would ride our bikes to a place near the Pine Air station because there was a patch oF blackberries along the road leading there. I rode the train into Brooklyn during my Freshman year in High School. The 6:05 every morning. Once in the winter, the light on the front of the locomotive blew out and they had to hang a lantern out front that kept blowing out.(It was still dark at 6 in the morning.) Once, my neighbors big German Shepherd followed me to town and got on the train with me and refused to get off! Another time, the person who threw the coal on the fire in the locomotive, let go of the shovel and it flew out of his hands somewhere between Pine Aire and Brentwood. I have no idea why they only had one shovel, but they had to "borrow" one from the Fire House (which was right across from the station)in Brentwood. In those days, you could buy a monthly roundtrip ticket from Brentwood to Flatbush Avenue in Brookyn for as I recall,$3.30. Glad you enjoy my comments on the past....
Thanks for your memories! I lived on Glenmore Ave. from 1965-1979 and it's nice to hear its history!
Colleen

Lake Mary, FL

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#1089
Sep 18, 2012
 
Donna Marie wrote:
Does anyone remember Sister Thomas Moore from St Anne's in Brentwood? Or Miss Shershoff from Brentwood elementary school? What about the School Nurse at St Anne's--Ms Meyers?
Yes, I remember! I graduated from St. Anne's in 1979.
patty leonard seyda

Centereach, NY

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#1090
Oct 1, 2012
 
it was a great place to live my uncle bill owned the washington deli and 2 houses one on washington ave and hancock one on hancock my parents have a house on white st since 1956 joey baldwin died in the accident ,tommy is also dead but jerome is alive hes an old friend of mine im looking for linda wohl we went to brentwood high together and she was one of my bridemaids when i married herby in 1968
LI -er

Forest Hills, NY

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#1091
Oct 6, 2012
 
I too lived in Brentood until1980 and have memories of a young working class community. There was diversity and it was also a tight knit community. Having been away for many years I took a drive there today and went into a pharmacy to make a few purchases. Yes the faces have changes since the 70s but I saw lots of young families, women, men spending their day out doing "Sat stuff". Went to gas sta...at no time did I feel unsafe, some if these post make it sound like it is the Wild West. Yes mostly spoke Spanish but this is the demographic of the residents, as with most immigrant groups first gen is the last to hold onto the language, it is evolving. On the few commenters on the seeing several cars in driveways, affordable housing on LI is scarce, Many of the homes are rentals and the owners need to reduce costs, landscaping ends up how. Additionally, there is no sense of ownership or permanency so there is less emotional investment in how the lawn looks. Nevertheless less, in 20 to 30 years from now these fols will look fondly they grew up with.
JoAnn Damone

Port Saint Lucie, FL

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#1092
Nov 20, 2012
 
I moved from Brooklyn to Brentwood 1956. St Annes 1959-1967. St John the Baptist 1968- 1969` BHS Ross 1970-1971. So Many memories` Here goes: Islip Speedway Tonys Pizza Hills Grants Battle of The Bands Bowling Alley Mister Softee Chris Lunchenette Brentwood Park 5&10 store Johns Bargain Store The Male Den The TownHouse Brentwood Movie Theater Bayshore Drive-In Bayshore Roller Rink Bayshore Mall Chalies Deli The Fiddler The Peacock Farmers market Catchin Frogs at the Sump Blowfish at Islip Town Beach Goldcoast Diner The Head Shop IHOP Jack in the Box` Every great memory is from Brentwood.
JoAnn Damone

Port Saint Lucie, FL

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#1093
Nov 20, 2012
 
In 1992 I moved back to Brentwood with my kids. We lived on Ralph ave. Although it was predominitly hispanic,the block was nice. I went to Suffolk Community, my daughter went to NE Elementary and my son went to and graduated from BHS Ross. They loved it and I loved watching them make thier own memories just like I did.
tom deely33053

Greenfield, OH

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#1094
Dec 29, 2012
 
I remember walking through the south shore mall and I would see big strapping black men with green brentwood football jacket'$.
Bob

Sterling Heights, MI

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#1095
Dec 30, 2012
 
WOW, so many many memories. So many people mention that the Jack in the Box is now a White Castle, but who remembers when the taxi stand was there? The Texaco station across the street was "White's" I moved to Brentwood in 57, went to St Anne's from 60-68, then SJB. My most vivid memories are Little League base ball across from the HS, hockey in the sump on Morris St, putting pennies on the railraod track, Campbell's bakery, drive in church, the 12 noon whistle, the 5&10 near the old A&P, CYO baseball at EJH behind Pilgrim State, the Memorial Day parade, Grant's store near the bowling alley (does anybody remember Bobby Kennedy making a campaign stop there mere days before his assasination?), Fish Fry at the HoJo's near the L.I.E, Long Island Duck's hockey games, and so many many more. But I'll leave them for a future post.
Bob

Sterling Heights, MI

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#1096
Dec 30, 2012
 
Gosh, how could I forget to add Carvel to those things I remember so fondly. I'm not sure of the name of the deli right next to it (Washington Deli?), but it was always referred to as the "dirty Deli" by everyone I knew. If a young lady initials L.K. from I believe Ellery St and who went to 7th and 8th grade at St Anne's, I had the biggest crush on you and have been waiting 40+ years to tell you!
ajcertoma

Brooklyn, NY

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#1097
Jan 6, 2013
 
rose wrote:
I also went to Loretta Park, South Jr High and Ross High School - only finished 10th grade!!! My parents moved us in 1977 and I graduated in '79 from a school in North Texas. Do you remember the Tony the Good Humor Man? I lived off Broadway on Tabor St. I miss the beach, every weekend at Jones Beach as a kid and when I finally got some freedom took the ferry over to Fire Island. Oh man so many memories!
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I grew on tabor St and Broadway moved back to NY and now living in brooklyn Brentwood had Change
rose

Euless, TX

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#1098
Jan 8, 2013
 
Wow really? We lived at 79 Tabor St from 1963 to 1977. Went back to visit 3 years ago and tried to get the homeowner to let me & my siblings in but she wouldn't budge...we did get in to Loretta Park, though!
Joe Kavanagh

Deerfield Beach, FL

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#1099
Jan 20, 2013
 
lived on Island ave. had a great time growing up in brentwood, might finally go back for the 40 year reunion. live in florida since 1976. Remember friendly's ????
DonaldD

Stormville, NY

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#1100
Jan 21, 2013
 
Hi, I lived on Floyd St., went to Northwest elem. til we moved away in beginning of 6 grade. Moved up to Putnam County, NY,. I think It was Mr. Russel? Had Mr Shopmyer, in 5 th. grade, Ms Adams in 4 th, Conovo for 3 rd. grade. Sorry for any misspeling's . My classmates then were Dan W., Jeff H., Steve S., Bruce W., Jackie T., Patricia A., Dawn D., she lived on the bend across from Dan W.. Lived between Rich G., and sister Janice, Peter B.,his sister Lori. Across the St. was Mary Ellen P., I think I may have thrown too many names out there, sorry again. I would guess we would have been born around '61. I remember Entemans, Jerry Koosman's big bite,(was a sub shop), Hills supermarket, the candy shop, run by Tom Hill, was good friends with my dad, Don Sr. They went on a hunting trip. Santa used to come by the house, on Christmas Eve. A drive-in, Just got to wondering again, did a search found this! always wondered what happened,? There was a Tommy, on Sherman. My brother got hit on his bike, on Beck Ct.,Then Dad and Mom said we had to move, I had a hard time of it. Ahh that's enough for now.
ajcertoma

Brooklyn, NY

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#1101
Jan 26, 2013
 
DonaldD wrote:
Hi, I lived on Floyd St., went to Northwest elem. til we moved away in beginning of 6 grade. Moved up to Putnam County, NY,. I think It was Mr. Russel? Had Mr Shopmyer, in 5 th. grade, Ms Adams in 4 th, Conovo for 3 rd. grade. Sorry for any misspeling's . My classmates then were Dan W., Jeff H., Steve S., Bruce W., Jackie T., Patricia A., Dawn D., she lived on the bend across from Dan W.. Lived between Rich G., and sister Janice, Peter B.,his sister Lori. Across the St. was Mary Ellen P., I think I may have thrown too many names out there, sorry again. I would guess we would have been born around '61. I remember Entemans, Jerry Koosman's big bite,(was a sub shop), Hills supermarket, the candy shop, run by Tom Hill, was good friends with my dad, Don Sr. They went on a hunting trip. Santa used to come by the house, on Christmas Eve. A drive-in, Just got to wondering again, did a search found this! always wondered what happened,? There was a Tommy, on Sherman. My brother got hit on his bike, on Beck Ct.,Then Dad and Mom said we had to move, I had a hard time of it. Ahh that's enough for now.
I used to live on Sherman St from 77-79
tom deely33053

Brooklyn, NY

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#1102
Feb 6, 2013
 
Godoy bless b&#345;entwood.!!!!!they &#269;sn no longer hold &#367;s &#271;own brownová.
Karen G

Hopewell, VA

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#1103
Feb 20, 2013
 
nrhuges wrote:
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My older sister and I did! 1973-1974, and then my family moved further east. I remember having Mrs. S. Sustrin (sp?) for kindergarten and Mrs. Cantor (I think that was her name) for first grade. It's hard to find info on that school. Is it even still there? I haven't been back that way in a long time.
I went to Northwest from 62-68. I remember Ms Pirro, Ms Lanchanten and Ms. Mancuso as teachers. I would also Like to know what happened to the school
Karen G

Hopewell, VA

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#1104
Feb 20, 2013
 
SueB wrote:
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I remember the drive-in Mass. There were too many Catholics to fit into the church!
Yes, I did!! When you tell other people about drive-in church do they think it is a story? People here do!

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