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Tom Muldoon

Centereach, NY

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Feb 9, 2007
 
As I enter my 75th year the memories seem to take over, and one that sticks within my thoughts is the Keansburg of old. How often I think of that marvelous excursion boat known as the City Of Keansburg which left from NYC Battery Place and the ensuing trip that seemd like an ocean voyage.
and landing at the pier that had a miniature railroad that we called the dinky. We often walked out to meet my father who worked all week ad returned to Keansburg on this boat, and he then treated my brothers and I to a ride on the dinky We had a house in Belvedere Beach and we went to the Belvedere Pool, where ruled Lou The Lifeguard, as I later learned he became the Mayor of Keansburg does anyone remember any of these things, I sure would like to hear from you, My dad used to hang out in a corner bar,(how did they survive without AC) and he once introduced me to Jimmy Walker the Champ. My e-mail is tmuldoon@optonline.net
Chris madman Brad

New York, NY

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Aug 19, 2008
 
What great memories; Lighthouse and Crystal pol, roller skating, Keelens Pub, CBS, etc...Thats when Keansburg was fun..
Pamela Martini

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Aug 28, 2008
 
Boy, that was so many years ago. Sure I remember CBS, most of all I remember the arcades and the bowling alley. The boardwalk and the french fries with vinegar. I remeber christmas caroling with all my friends, what fond memories i have of keansburg. I left in 1978 but I have never forgot..If any of my old freinds are reading this drop me a line on my space or e/mail
lovelypam143@aol.com
Chris madman Brad

Staten Island, NY

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Sep 28, 2008
 
I was rasied in Manahattan and went to Keansburg for the summer, starting in the early 70's. This was before the TP went down to South Jersey. French fires with vinegar , thats a memory. Beleive the spook house is still there, has not changed...
Joe Gillette

Manahawkin, NJ

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Sep 29, 2008
 
I remember Joe Reno,Blue Smoke Band,Ann DeMarco,Frankie Flame,Jim Rose at the Wagon Wheel Bar on Carr Ave. back in the 70's&early 80's.Jerry Lee Lewis appeared at the Shamrock Bar and the Club Miami.Christine Jorgeson appeared at the Club Miami in 1960. She was a sex change.I would like to see early postcards of the BURG. Jerry Shein had a beautiful niteclub on the beach along with a string of mini-bath houses.Plese contact me at Gllsubm@comcast .net
X- Brooklynite

Shelter Island, NY

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Sep 30, 2008
 
I'm 52 now, but still remember my summers in Keansburg, I think my Dad bought the houses in around 1960-61.....I was only 4, but we spent the next 8 summers there and I know it was about a 10 block walk to the beach, which you had to have a season pass for. Also there was Manny's and I can still taste the burgers at Hamburger Heaven. Going to the arcade with a pocket filled of pennies kept you busy for quite awhile. Lastly the fun we had when it rained, the streets would flood and my older brother would put me in one of those little plastic pools and we played pirates. Also we had a screened wrap around porch and was always getting yelled at to Stop Running!
Judy McCallen

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Jun 30, 2009
 
I spent many summers in Keansburg and I will never forget the fun timees we had. The boardwalk I believe Tuesday was the bargain night for the rides. Summer love was always in the air and the haunted house ride still exist. I am look for Joe Lupino we had such good times at Keansburg.

Great Times never to be forgotten
Lisa Johnson Nelsen

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Oct 3, 2009
 
I lived in Keansburg in the late 70s. I loved livin there at that time. I live just a few blocks from the board walk which I spent many days and nights there. My friends and I would go to the Miami Club all the time. We also had many block parties we would go to. I use to date a guy that played the drums at the block parties. What memories. I have been there a few times since it not the same but I will always have the memories.
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Inverness, FL

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Oct 11, 2009
 

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Tom Muldoon wrote:
As I enter my 75th year the memories seem to take over, and one that sticks within my thoughts is the Keansburg of old. How often I think of that marvelous excursion boat known as the City Of Keansburg which left from NYC Battery Place and the ensuing trip that seemd like an ocean voyage.
and landing at the pier that had a miniature railroad that we called the dinky. We often walked out to meet my father who worked all week ad returned to Keansburg on this boat, and he then treated my brothers and I to a ride on the dinky We had a house in Belvedere Beach and we went to the Belvedere Pool, where ruled Lou The Lifeguard, as I later learned he became the Mayor of Keansburg does anyone remember any of these things, I sure would like to hear from you, My dad used to hang out in a corner bar,(how did they survive without AC) and he once introduced me to Jimmy Walker the Champ. My e-mail is tmuldoon@optonline.net
Thanks for the memories.
Turd Ferguson

Philadelphia, PA

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Oct 12, 2009
 
Tom Muldoon wrote:
As I enter my 75th year the memories seem to take over, and one that sticks within my thoughts is the Keansburg of old. How often I think of that marvelous excursion boat known as the City Of Keansburg which left from NYC Battery Place and the ensuing trip that seemd like an ocean voyage.
and landing at the pier that had a miniature railroad that we called the dinky. We often walked out to meet my father who worked all week ad returned to Keansburg on this boat, and he then treated my brothers and I to a ride on the dinky We had a house in Belvedere Beach and we went to the Belvedere Pool, where ruled Lou The Lifeguard, as I later learned he became the Mayor of Keansburg does anyone remember any of these things, I sure would like to hear from you, My dad used to hang out in a corner bar,(how did they survive without AC) and he once introduced me to Jimmy Walker the Champ. My e-mail is tmuldoon@optonline.net
if you are not dirtying your shorts already, you certainly will if you go back to the 'burg now!
Peter Rossi

Pasadena, CA

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Feb 27, 2010
 

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I grew up in NY, and no one loved growing up on the NY streets more than I, however many of my fondest summer memories of the late 50's into the early 60's were spent in Keansburg: the Belvedere Pool, the Crystal pool which one was salt water? I recollect there was an Italian restaurant at the northern edge of town and as a child every time I laid my eyes on that eatery Iíd smile because I knew I was back in Keansburg. I recall the Bumper Cars, the Carousel, all the Penny Arcades, and of course that legendary, long boardwalk with the mini-train that would greet the NY Ferry returning city workers to their family every summer weekend. My family is of Scottish decent so the French Fries in a cone spayed with vinegar was their comfort food. There was a particular hat, I associate with Keansburg; a felt Robin Hood-type cap with a feather that I pestered one of my uncles to win for me every time we trolled the boardwalk. I associate many fond memories from an innocent time past with Keansburg, but none more than a young boy rushing into my Dadís arms when he would arrive on that Ferry every Friday night. May it be Shangri-La, Xanadu, or even a modest seaside town like Keansburg we all need warmhearted childhood memories. To everyone that participated in these memories; share them with your loved ones because that is what life is truly about.~ Peter Rossi (Facebook, Beverly Hills CA.)
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Mar 7, 2010
 
Judy McCallen wrote:
I spent many summers in Keansburg and I will never forget the fun timees we had. The boardwalk I believe Tuesday was the bargain night for the rides. Summer love was always in the air and the haunted house ride still exist. I am look for Joe Lupino we had such good times at Keansburg.
Great Times never to be forgotten
Please leave your E-mail Joe Lupino is my uncle I will contact him and give him your E-mail address.
Bob Donnelly

Brooklyn, NY

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Oct 12, 2010
 
Lived on Lawerenc Ave and spent nies @ Mannys. Remember all above
Heywood Jablomy

Philadelphia, PA

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Keansburg sucks Donkey Kong!
Lou

Murrieta, CA

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May 9, 2012
 
Taking the keansburg boat from brooklyn to the pier and getting on the railroad for the ride to Tom's pavilion bar was every summer for our week there in the 50's until 1960 then from brooklyn on the boat to the Highlands and the bus ride in, grew up there having fun, staying at the bungalows, the atlantic hotel and the white house hotel back then, ate the sauerbrauten at that restaurant across from the kids fun zone amusements, went on the whip and rode the fun house and bumper cars, went to the movie theatre across from skilo with my friends, one friend I met in the navy years later, met a girl there in '65, diane west, she took me on her relatives rides the whip and spook house and bumper cars, lots of fun then, ran and sang the songs of the day wooly bully and so on, great memory's, lived on the kiddie rides in the early morning, went to st. ann's church, watched the negros first time in keansburg in 1967, they were bused from newark to get away from the riots,they kept them corralled at the general store in case of any trouble, too bad the kids would have liked the rides, and the familys needed to get up and walk for fun things, night time came and sure enough some came into the pavilion bar, the bartender wouldn't serve them a punch later and it was over with and they left peacefully, watched the viet vets come back then also to spread out find the ladies and have some fun, they did, we did too and lived good times then,
Lou

Murrieta, CA

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May 9, 2012
 
We used to go to keansburg back in the 50's and 60's went to the atlantic restaurant and stayed at hilda and franks hotel there, remember the small pool and flamingos they had inside the restaurant, next door was my friend kevin and his dad an ex marine had the marine corps flag up out front all the time, we lived in brooklyn and got there by the boat from the brooklyn 69th pier, i remember eating the boat food and listening to the good orchestra's, we went to the belvedere pool, remember the guy and lady who had 1 year old twins, he used to throw those kids into the pool at the crystal pool they could both swim like they were born in water.amazing, we used to go on the kiddie rides then, got on the rides knowing diana west whos mom and dad owned the ferris wheel, whip, bumper cars, helicopoter ride and her aunt owned the spook house, we watched the 4th of july parades far up carr ave. went to saint ann's church, our folks went to ray's center bar, and tom's pavillion bar, we rode the mini trains in from the boat to right by the pavillion, ate at the german restaurant and had the sauerbrauten-that was next to the general store across the street from the amusement area with the skeet ball and miniature golf, watched the ladies dance the kitty wells tunes in their cowgirl outfits at club miami, seen the signs for the new rock and roll impala's on carr ave up the street from the wagon wheel, my grandma and grandpa liked that bar, ate at the brauhaus, went on the carousel ride indoors there, played the games at jolly jakes, and went to the beach while having fun, went to the belvedere movie house with my friends, kevin, tom, bartholemeu, gray, hanky (yuka ah), diana and some others, it was a great time, i'm glad i was a part of it.........God bless Tom +
Lou

Murrieta, CA

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May 9, 2012
 
Oh and I bought some pictures on ebay, 1 postcard of the Keansburg boat, and 1 of the Mini Trains that ran on the pier, throw your bags on top, sit in and ride it in....when we left for the summer on the boat with all the board games and toys we won it was "see ya next year keansburg".....and of course the ladies loved that skilo, "miss it until next year" when i had a chance i walked hilda's dog, i wansn't in my teens yet and had loads of fun being a kid, threw ash cans into the water on the fourth as they were just lit and went off underwater like a depth charge, watched the fireworks from coney island on the beach, got the horseshoe and jelly fish the storms washed up too....one year we lived out in east keansburg, far up, nice bungalow, nice walk to the beach, church and the rides.....
Lou

Murrieta, CA

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May 9, 2012
 
We sat and watched the first liston-clay fight in the atlantic hotel tv room, good fight, then those summers we watched the baseball games on tv, especially liked the all-star game, ate those french fries with ketchup and vinegar from the boardwalk vendor and their great popcorn, went over to the restaurant with those small wall juke box players and ate and had shakes and ice cream there, mister softee ice cream was good too, then went into the boardwalk store for that salt water taffy, milk shakes and baseball cards, i still have some of the cards from those days, earliest i have is 1953 saint louis browns card, brooklyn dodger foursome card with snider-campanell-hodges and furillo 1957, then a few other cards up to 1970, some yankees and mets, stengel, hodges, thomas, hamilton and fischer-swoboda, downing and ford-maris, and so on, we should have just bought a bungalo there, my uncle and his family finally moved there in the early 70's on liberty place, nice, my grandfather was a brick layer and did the steps for that house, spent some good times there, went in the navy later on and took leave (vacation) there for more good times..hey wasn't springsteen from east keansburg? anyway, nice reminiscing...
Lou

Murrieta, CA

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May 10, 2012
 
I used to like to swing the hammer and hit that bell way up high, then go over to the hit the dolls win a prize, remember the rent a chair and buy a water blow up thing area at the beach entrance past the atlantic hotel. Who went into the fish store by the belvedere hotel other entrance on Carr ave....near the old taxi stand.....fun nights and days running, playing and going on the rides, like the roundup, the spider and the other 1 or 2 grown up ones they had......then waffle cones at the outdoor food stand by them rides.....
Lou

Murrieta, CA

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May 10, 2012
 
Those amusements by the taxi stand on carr were good, just near the outdoor mussels and clams store, and getting a big all day lollipop was a special treat, but then again us kids running around and knocking them out of each others hands was fun too......couldn't wait to get a mickey mantle card from the topps cards.....

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