Some of the people I remember are Sue Buller, Alice Schaefer, Joyce Hazan, Carol Forman, Abby Wendroff, Rita Coffield, Stan Shaw, Barbara Boklan, Jerry Leinwol, Diane Bayer, Cookie Linett, Howie Engel, Manny Steurman and Marcia Kleigman. Grew up playing softball, basketball and stickball on the asphalt at PS156. Played with some really good athletes like Alan Shapiro, Hal Greenhouse, George Kay, Sandy Rice, Marty Blank, Billy Cohen, etc., etc., etc. You may not remember me but you may remember visiting my house to smoke a cigarette before services or school. I lived at 135-18 230th Street with my sister, Roslyn Blocher Rubenstein. My brother-in-law, Ira Rubenstein graduated from Far Rockaway ('58). The best years were growing up in Rosedale/Laurelton. I remember going to Brookfield Park, The Pizza King, the dances at Rosedale Jewish Center, the holidays walking to Laurelton Jewish Center. I'd love to hear from those of you who remember me. Taught at Riverhead HS with Alan Weinstock right out of college. My son is a third year medical student and my daughter is a freshman at Hamilton College. Although I was only 9 when we moved, Laurelton was always the best. Lived next to Arthur Mack, Howie Miller, Harvey Blumenfeld, Gary Weinstein, Joel Levine & Beatrice Brown. I have so many wonderful memories of growing up in Laurelton. Now we are old enough to appreciate what that sense of close community means, and how much it shaped who we all are today. Lived at 131-64 229th Street with my sister Ellen  & Debby [SGHS 1970]. She was a sweet kid and suffered a great loss when her Dad, Nick, died of a heart attack in the summer of '62 or '63. After graduating in 1960, I attended the University of Michigan and graduated from NYU uptown in 1963. I would love to hear from friends from those times. I lived in Laurelton all my life until I married by husband Mel in 1971. I'm learning to play bridge and I'm doing line dancing! I am now inspired to dig out my scrapbooks and photo albums. I will keep returning to this site and will try to keep up. It's so great to be part of this Laurelton website. We are still in contact w/friends from school & temple. I'm retired living in NC now and the Laurelton site brings back so many wonderful memories. Have three fantastic children and have been married for 30 years. Fran and I love boating and exploring the many interesting parts of the state of Florida. Later I chilled with Bob Jones, Matt Tausk, Joel Corwin, Joe Lamendola, Danny Forger and Lou Teverinni. My sister Julie lives in Dallas but I will let her register and give her own bio. Goldstein, Marilyn (Moskowitz) - [email protected] Andrew Jackson H. - Class of 1961 Website: living in Little Neck, NY. We used to skate all day at the roller rink on Springfield, and on the frozen Twin Ponds in the winter. My best friend was Carol Greenbaum, and the love of my high school years was Howie Barlow. Gail, Karen, Brenda & Cheryl Gorlick, would love to hear from Laureltonites. Your messages will be forwarded to the right sister. Have been living in the South (Calabash, NC) for more than 20 yrs. WTC 9/11 survivor, I am a retired international business exec living the good life.
Born in Rosedale 1942, moved to Francis Lewis Blvd.& 131st Ave at 2 years of age and then to 227th street and 137th Ave as a young teen. Roz ('59) and I ('64) graduated from Andrew Jackson. What a delight to find this website and to spend time reliving the memories everyone has contributed. I'm beginning to sound like the victim of an Army experiment. I grew up in Cambria Heights were my late Dad, Norman Cohen, MD, had his office in our house. Then off to Hobart College, Harvard Medical School, Univ of PA and Northwestern for residency and fellowship. Moved to Spokane, WA in 1980 where I have practiced gastroenterology and my wife endocrinolgy. Best friends were Tom Taylor, he had a kid brother Bobby, and older sister Joanne..Vinnie Pendl; more names will come to me. In those days it felt very ordinary, safe and friendly. Currently working at Stony Brook U Med Ctr after varied careers. I went to AJHS for my first two years, then the family moved to Southern California when I finished school. I'm looking for a neighborhood friend, Joanne Demis (not sure of the spelling). PS 176, PS 147 then Jackson with a bunch of great kids! In high school, I was a member of PDG sorority and was in AJHS's first Sing. Looking forward to hearing from you with your memories. Anyone in band or orchestra from 1960-63 or from ADG sorority? I live outside of Boston and the road conditions never bother me, because the worst roads here are just like Merrick Blvd. I always talk about Laurelton and the wonderful times I had growing up. I lived in Delaware most of my married life but recently moved to a 55 community just over the border in Garnet Valley, PA. I appreciate this website and the memories that it brings back. I've been reading the letters and realized I've never sent one in myself. I'm sorry to say that both Deanne and Barry are deceased. Have been living in Hollis, New Hampshire since graduating from Northeastern University in 1973. At present I teach part-time in a private school in Boca Raton, FL. My first girlfriend was Cynthia Blatt, my best friend Eliot Gordon (and his girlfriend Cynthia Dilbert). We have been married for 44 years and have two daughters and one grandaughter. Rode horses in Whitey's stables and junkyard, went to the Sunrise Drive In. Raabs, and ate the heels from the breads every time I was sent to the bakery. I played a lot of hookey from AJHS, almost all those days spent exploring museums in NYC. and we won't hesitate to dedicate our hearts and our loyalty". Am recently retired and enjoying my passion for quilting. Lived in Tampa, Dallas, Houston and Evanston/Chicago, IL.
Married in 1965 to the former Marilyn Meister, 2 sons and a 4 y/o grand daughter. Hi everyone, I am not Milton Blatt's daughter; but I am Jerry's younger and Cynthia's older sister. I moved from Laurelton (128-44 236 Street) in 1970 and now live in Jackson Heights, NY. He's written 50 books, is 93, and about to celebrate his 70th anniversary -- pretty inspiring. Came across some old names and cherished memories of a time none of us will ever forget. I've emailed to some on the list that I remember from the first grade, and hope to hear from them. I'm still working, two grandchildren, and living at the beautiful Jersey shore. My older sister Sue, cousind Richie, Steven and Linda all lived on the same block. Friends from the day Harold Mosberg, Bob Love, Louie Temlock, Elliot Strizhak, Sid Coverman, Fred Schwartz, Kenny Nemeroff, Maty Starin, Sandy Pukel, Joel Forman, Michael Polikoff, Jeff Barnes, Marc Barbakoff, Alan Braverman, Carol Green, Jill Leff, Leona, Sue Brown and so many more wonderful friends from school, temple, sports, and hanging out at the Busy Bee. Miller, Stanley's Toy Store, Tom's Barber Shop, the Laurelton Movie Theater, Ms. Have some awesome photos from 50's..played little league at Brookville Park (still have trophy, 1960-Pirates) coach was Mr. I lived at 139-06 233rd St., just a short walk from Twin Ponds where I used to fish in the Summer and ice skate in the Winter when it froze over - great memories although I don't miss the cold weather! Married Linda Frankel in 1969 and remain married to this wonderful girl today. We live in Tucson, retired 10 years ago when we sold a software business, dance East Coast & West Coast swing as often as possible, enjoy building 55-57 Chevys and am currently building a two seat, 200 mph airplane. Remain friends with Harvey Blumenfeld, the Solomon brothers, Steve Dichter (my brother) and Kevin & Ellen Kurtzman. We visit my sister Linda (the former Linda Di Simone) & her husband in Phoenix often. Would love to get in touch with old friends from Rosedale, Laurelton and Springfield Gardens. When I got to Jackson my closest friends were Sue Beerman and Eileen Weinbaum. I was fooling around on the computer and checking out the site with the article about the Laurelton Jewish Center that was in the paper this weekend and things just went on from there. Naomi Dreznin Matalon Currently living in Calera AL. Atlanta has been home for quite awhile, but in my heart New York and Laurelton are still the guiding force. One of them, Rosalyn Irwin turns out to be my neighbor. We've been here ever since and are happy to be retired in our current home where my husband paints and I knit, crochet, and read. Don't miss those terrible days at Hebrew School at the LJC. Rhonda lived just over the Nassau line in North Woodmere but we never met. I still stay in touch with Rich Kustin, Larry Frank, Steve Somerstein, Sandy Seplow, Maxine Bergman, Stan Officina, on and on. Seems like only yesterday that we were hanging out on Francis Lewis Blvd & Merrick Rd @ Lil Eds coffee shop or having the best lasagna ever made at Capri. Working as a physicist/engineer but wishing I could afford to retire. Spent a lot of time at that school yard...smoked my first cigarette with Paul Seiden behind the handball court. Didn't go to Jackson; went to and graduated from Thomas Jefferson Hi in Brooklyn while living in Laurelton...almost played for Far Rockaway but didn't want to take Hebrew as a language. Lettered in baseball...taught and coached in the Bellmore Merrick school district for 34 years and now retired for 11 years... I worked at the Herman Brothers Texaco station (Merrick and Belt Parkway) for many years to put myself through college. I lived in the 'new' section of Laurelton, on 235th St. Found this great site by accident and have spent hours reading and reliving a lot of my youth. I recall handing in a permission slip to read books from the adult shelves at the Laurelton Library when I was twelve, and walking home down the middle of 228th Street, between the island trees and the parked cars, scared to death after seeing The Thing at the Itchy. The schools were good, the housing affordable, and we roamed the whole town. My sister, Carolee (since '70s Amber Jayanti and living in Santa Cruz, CA ) and I grew up at 232-19 Mentone Ave.
Survived the Laurelton party scene as a teen, which was great preparation for my business career which was basically a continuation of the same. sold the buffalo herd in 2003 Currently living in Allentown, NJ. Yes we also had the monkey - gee, maybe you do remember me. I have been living here in Maryland for 18 years and have met so many people who are from the old neighborhood or know someone from Rosedale/Laurelton. I've kept in touch with a bunch of folks listed on Classmates, but this site is awesome! great to find this site and read about so many people that were at Jackson during my four years. I was born in Laurelton and lived at 135-02 232nd St. Nothing but great memories about growing up in Laurelton. 156 and JHS 59 and then chose to go to Brooklyn Tech while almost all the rest of my friends went to Andrew Jackson. Lived on 226th St just off Merrick Blvd with my older sister Barbara. I can't spell them anymore, but I remember Howard Gilman, Carolyn Rubin, Paul Gottleib, Todd Sveslosky, Howard Beizer, Marjorie Lesk, Maxine Weinstein, Stuart Leventhal (and his chinchillas), Cecile Cohen, Cheryl Gorlick, Lynn Winston, Gloria Pessirillo, Alex Pupako, Jay Schwartz, Marsha Touger, Alan Krebs, Vinnie Oliveri, Louie Teverini, Toby Volkman, Toby Rosenblatt, Irene Platzblatt, Rona Ganz, Joel Kimmel, Joel Levine, Susan Steinberg, Helen Steinberg, David Diamond, Jerry and Arnold Tranes, Julie Goldstein, Joan and Wendy Wallach, Martin Perlman, Marilyn Feldman, some red-headed kid who liked to throw rocks at people, Zickerman's, Raab's, saxophone lessons with Vince Pendl, orthodontia with Dr. Would love to hear from old friends, will post much more later. So many great memories, thank you all for the best reading in a long time, Rich Currently living in Massapequa, NY. I always thought of myself as being from Springfield Gardens but the New York Times (real estate section) shows Laurelton as extending west to Springfield Boulevard. Currently retired in Wellington, FL after spending most of my adult life in Milpitas, CA., a suburb of San Jose. In fact, Joel, Beatrice and I rode in a rumble seat to PS 156 together. It was the best place to grow up in the 50s and 60s, lots of time outdoors, hanging out with great friends and neighbors, barbeques, badminton, comic book exchanges, listening to music and comedy albums together. and I remember when our zone 13 designation first became a zip code of 11413. My best friends at 132 were Laurie Dringus, Barbara Cohen and Susy Schwarz; at 59 I became friends with Annie Defalco, and Lauri Bente (Benveniste), who tragically was killed several years ago. I remember so many things - the diversity of "treats" along Merrick Rd.; walking to jr congregation at the LJC; riding bikes with my friends all over the neighborhood without concern of any danger; the all-day movies for a quarter; Tom's Barber Shop. I have traveled a lot, raised two wonderful sons, and lived in the several parts of the country. He was married, had 2 children and now has 3 grandchildren. My husband and I bought our first home in Laurelton where we lived until we moved to Syosset in 1970. I now live in Teaneck, NJ, have three children and three grandchildren. PS 156, JHS 59, Springfield Gardens HS, Laurelton Jewish Center.the kids..many to even mention. My sister Yvette lives in Fresh Meadows and my brother Louis lives in Syosset. Married to another Laureltonian Elliot Hochman, class of 62. I lived at 224-05 137th Ave the big white house between 224 & 225 St. I used to hang out with Tom Ferrara, Joe Barillari, Ronnie Levine, Marty Blank, John Ventura, Pete Cohen, Mark Fishman, Harvey Krauthamer, Lou Kravitz, Jack Zipper, Eileen Kaye, Rhona Toline, Arlene Goldstein, Marilyn Goldstein, Carol Bernstein and many others. Miss those simple lazy summer days playing handball, stoopball, stickball and softball in the "156" yard. I moved to Laurelton but south of the Belt Parkway in 1964. My good friends were George Parker, Ira Hutner, Andy Calia (who recently died) Paul Gural and Richie Allen amongst others. I now live in Stamford, CT with my wife Rhonda Jacobs and our three boys. What a great website - gave me the desire to want to reach out to everyone I grew up with in Laurelton in the late 50s and very early 60s. 59 and played basketball for Coach Jerry Able and ran track with the second fastest kid Steve Levine. Bell for Spanish and we would just marvel at her chest. I left NY shortly after college and worked for AT&T Laboratories in Texas and Missouri. and hanging at Burt’s Busy Bee on Merrick and Francis Lewis. I have looked through all the names posted on the listing and nobody lives here in Chicago. We always had breakfast at the Laurelton Diner before heading home. Would love to connect with Adria Gross (no relation), Susan Dankner (again), Anita Bernheimer, and anyone else who might remember me.
I have only the fondest memories of growing up in Laurelton. It was truly a "neighborhood" and we didn't need to make "play dates". My sister, Barbara Tabor ( Cohen) lives just up the road in Boynton Beach, which is where, ( now that we read the listings) she'll be on the lookout for Sherry Axelrod! I have also seen Larry Silversmith, Holly Malkin and of course my brother Jack Fox and his wife, Marilyn Shulman. Although Andrew Jackson scared me to death at first, it became a huge positive social and educational experience with too much to put here in words. I seem to have lost touch with all people from Laurelton. In 2001 we moved to Boca Raton, Florida where we currently reside. I loved living in Laurelton and rarely run into anyone from there. I used to live at 228-12 135 Ave, across from the Young Israel. I sadly read an obituary in the Los Angeles Jewish Journal for Dick, yesterday. I went to the website of the LA Jewish Journal but they have not posted this weeks issue yet. He went to AJHS and my sister Abby moved with my parents to Franklin Square in 1972. My name was Louise Greenhill and I have a brother named Bill. A beautiful place to live but I do miss my days in Laurelton.
As I write this I am waiting for my friend, Ivy Silverstsein (AJHS 1969.) to arrive in Boca for the holidays. They all attended my daughter's wedding 2 years ago. I have wonderful memories of just hanging out with whoever was around at night in the summer and safely walking around the neighborhood. My name is Barbara [Gebber] Fingeroth, currently living in Mahopac, NY. Taught Math and was a supervisor in NYC schools from 1965 to 1997. I married my wife Francine in 1970 and we lived in Forest Hills, Queens for six years and then moved to Syosset, Long Island where we lived for 27 years. I attended PS 176, Jr High School 59, and Jamaica High. I was just browsing the names and stories on the Laurelton website and came across Rabbi Dick Schachet. Does anyone remember Samuel's Cleaners, Charlies Bar, the LIRR tressle, the great bakeries on Merrick Road, the wonderful pizza and delicious food at Wong's Garden. If anyone remembers me (which I doubt because I was kinda invisible in those days) feel free to get in touch.
I am a dentist and I have 2 grown daughters and 5 grandchildren. I have been married for 45 years to my wife, Carole. I lived on 228th Street until 1969 when I married and moved to New Jersey. I've reconnected with two Laurelton friends right here in Wellington. I went to the Junior High on Springfield Blvd, I think the number is 59, for the 9th grade. Some of the people I knew ( can't remember some last names ) were Yvette, Wilma, Eileen Arshansky, Lynette Brown, Marcia or Marsha Eisenberg (from Rosedale). I was also friends with a guy named Howard Levine who lived on the same street as me. I went to PS 176 and then the school system divided kids into the dumb ones and the smart ones. I am looking for pictures and friends from Laurelton and Rosedale from 1956 - 1971. I also worked for a Hardware Store from 1965 to 1969 on Saturdays. Not many Laurelton folks will remember me, as I did not attend local schools for grades 7-12. Would love to hear from the old LYAG/ATID crowd from LJC in late '60s. Living in Wheeling, IL - a Chicago suburb 1960 AJHS graduate. As anyone posting at this wonderful site knows, Laurelton will be in our hearts forever. I'm Ronnie and this website has brought back many memories. At lunchtime the girls played records in the cafeteria and we'd dance to the tunes of the 60's as the guys would play ping pong and pool and who would steal glances at us while we danced. It would have been nice if the "block busters" had not raped Laurelton and some of our friends and families still lived there. I've been living in California more than half my life, now, but I'm still a Yankee fan and a lover of NY pizza. I've lived in Israel for the last 35 years and have been a "Lubavitcher" (Chabad) for the past 23, and have a big, beautiful family of kids and grandkids. I really wanted the pink and blue fairytale lunchbox. ) lol, but have completed 4 NYC Marathons and look forward to another November, 2008. I'm still "bestest" friends with Ilene Aronson/Yarkon. Some of us went to PS 132-- and we were part of the first graduating class of JHS 59! Marvin Merein, I was in your class - Laurelton Elementary School! I lived there until I married a Valley Stream girl in 1971. After graduation in 1968 I served in the Navy and went on to college. I work for the Justice Department in Washington, DC and hope to retire in the next few years. Would love to hear from former SING-sters, or others who remember. There are a lot of great memories associated with growing up in Laurelton. Some of the friends I remember were Stuart Fishman, Edith Edelstein, Anita Bernheimer, Elayne Gross, Susan Dankner, Donald French, Trudi Sturm (who I just reconnected with and who is refreshing my memory about lots of fun times)and lots of kids from Springfield Gardens, Rosedale and Cambria Heights as well. Those of you who remember me and would like to touch base please do. I was just searching for a name, and stumbled on this site. Everyone thought they were cool at that stage of their lives. I seem to remember it all as Nirvana........could that possibly be true? We are fortunate to live near our two grandsons and get to spend a lot of time with them. I remember all the teachers being mentioned by others (Herb Magidson, director of The Man Who Came to Dinner, which I stage managed really inspired me to do the theater thing as I'm currently a local stage director and actor and have worked on almost 100 shows in the last 20 years). I did attend Bob's Laurelton reunion on Long Island in 2001 (or maybe 2000) My email is [email protected] as others have said I'd love to hear from old friends who remember me. I remember playing stickball in the streets, stealing pretzels from Schultz's candy store, buying a stickball bat for 29 cents and many other very fond memories of growing up in a great/fun neighborhood. Still screwed up but breathing fresh air with clean water in the White Mountains. There's even talk of a meet-up here in Italy next year. Nice to revisit some of the old places and names from the past. The memorties are good and after 30 years traveling around the world, PS 156 was a great place to get started. I used to live at 135-59 232 St., next door to Carl Perkal, who I see is listed on the website. We lived in Commack, Long Island before retiring to Florida. Goldstein, Felicia (Hirata) - [email protected] Andrew Jackson H. My twin sister Tamara and I always talk about how we hope that our grandchildren (and theirs) can have that "Laurelton" experience. Jill Edelstein, my ex and, more importantly, friend, told me about this site. Retired, with (3) horses, (1) border collie, (25) plains bison and a horse farm on the north fork of Long Island. I became active in race-walking in the late 1990s (I was never a physical education aficionado back in AJHS! My kids still don't seem to understand the way it was. I was in ADG and we were close with many fraternities. I have an older sister, Janet Breitman and we're still in touch with Margy and Judy Lesk. We moved to Laurelton in 1949 and lived at 133-08 234th Street. Met a woman of 80 who lived in Laurelton, went to P. 156, graduated from AJHS, and then, like me, went to Queens College, got a doctorate at CUNY and wound up teaching at San Diego State University! Just the other day, a new friend told me his father is a Shakespeare scholar (I'm a theater critic) and that he taught English for years -- at Andrew Jackson HS!! Looking at all those photos brought back a flood of memories. Eating once a week at The House Of Chang and Capri and standing in line on Sunday mornings at the Four Star Bakery and the deli. Rand at the public library, Twin Ponds, Green Acres, Mrs. I would love to hear from Paul Adler, Larry Greher, Harriet Haber, Myra Kesselman, and Ronnie Sasofsky as well as others who I just can't think of their names. I was part of a group of guys in the class of AJHS 1962 who thought they were cool. Federal prosecutor in Arizona after Army and in private practice in Phoenix since 1980. Drive a 55 Chev just like the one Harvey and I shared in 1963. I'm married over 30 years, semi-retired, living near Lincoln Center, doing lots of volunteer work. You may not remember me, but i have such clear memories of all of you. We were also close with the boys from SAR, the Princes and Sigma Phi. Don Rubin lives in Decatur, Georgia and we have mutual friends who brought us together a few years back. We have two wonderful sons, a dear daughter-in-law and son-in-law. I moved to Albuquerque in 1984 and am a CPA teaching accounting at the college level for many years. Subjected my kids to the same punishment of Hebrew School. Apart from an occasional "blast from the past" I still keep in touch with the Vincent Olivieri posse (you know who you are). After years in the Caribbean, New York and Wyoming (hotels & restaurants) I find myself happy as hell in a small town in Northern Italy. A big hello to all who remember me and feel free to drop me a line and say hello. I am currently living in Long Island, NY in Dix Hills. I am a designer of tecital costumes for dancers, and have been designing for the last thirty something years. It has been a long time since I have even thought about PS 156 and my time there. If you write to me, I promise I will not bother you (too much) with pictures of my grandchildren. Stumbled on this web site and went through all of the people who lived in one of the greatest American towns....lived 138-20 230th Pl. Played football and baseball for my father, "Rip" Goldman, as he was the coach for both sports.. recently had dinner with Artie Peterson and significant other, Elliot and Barbara Hochman (Geller), Phil Radin and very young girlfriend, Frank Adler and lovely wife Judy Princer (Auslander), Joan(Modell) Krodhammer and husband. Married to Arlene (Kazdin) for 43 years; two boys both married and five grandchildren. I always had my green 427 Corvette parked out front and to this day old Laurelton friends still call me “Vette”. If anyone remembers my brothers or me shoot me an e-mail. Reading the comments on this wonderful website reminds me of how special growing up in Laurelton was - a small town feel in a big city. from 1949-1970 and went to PS 156, JHS 59 and Jackson ('64).looms this Sunday, the three remaining acts will be practising hard, gunning to win and fearing for their future careers if they fail.But should 17-year old Nicholas Mac Donald, big-haired guitarist Luke Friend and bookies' favourite Sam Bailey take a glance back through the competition’s history, it might just dawn on them that winning really everything.