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8019) Francis V Pirrone 
Staten Islandm USA
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11-26-2015 07:05 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

to all in the hook
now and way back when

Oh, the glory of it
yesterday was Halloween
so the candy abounds
November 1st, All Saint's Day
really paved the way to Thanksgivng
Thanksgiving in the hook was the greatest
except if you were a turkey, lol

november was a great month in the hook
yeah, there was school
after school was another story

Thank Yor, Mary Hopkin

Once upon a time there was a tavern
Where we used to raise a glass or two
Remember how we laughed away the hours
And think of all the great things we would DO

Those were the days, my friend
We thought they'd never end
We'd sing and dance forever and a day
We'd live the life we choose
We'd fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
frankie 11-27-2014 10:13 AM
you always wanted a pair of skates the Christmas before
so the following Fall
we could make a scooter
from an old pair of skates, a slat of wood
and a milk crate
go down suicide hill in the heights
a really steep street (don't tell mom)
then there were carpet guns
with a piece of wood, a rubber band
and, of course, someone's old carpet, linoleum


Francis V Pirrone 11-26-2015 07:07 AM
then, came election day
and back then,
we collected wood all day
people would actually move their cars for us
we had a great fire under the lamp post
did it to the dummy hanging from the street lamp
then there was skellsie (corks)

Veteran's Day was like,
if you say “no school”, i'll stay home
it was like a free holiday
we knew our dad's were in the big one
but we got the day off

a game of two hand touch football
was always a lot of fun
even with just two on a team
the fall was a bit different from the summer
as you had to be home for supper
family dinner, a great part of growing up
and after dinner, since it was dark out
daylight savings time ended
you stayed in and did your homework

after homework
we would watch the million dollar movie
or a sitcom with mom
dad worked nights
honorable mention to
Father Knows Best, The Donna Reed Show,
Leave it to Beaver, (grrr, darn you eddie haskell)
I Love Lucy, remember the Vitameatavegamin episode,
it's on youtube#@*%!
“Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive!
Able to leap tall buildings with a single bound”, George Reeve, Superman
(I always wondered how he could disguise himself simply by putting a pair of glasses on, lol)
Perry Mason, Maverick
then there was always a “abbott and Costello meet frankenstein”, etc
on the million dollar movie
The Abbott and Costello Show was the best with Sidney Fields
“Who's on first, What's on second, I Don't Know is on Third”
and, of course, "America's oldest teenager", Dick Clark
got us roclin' and rollin' on Saturday's with American Bandstand

Then the busy years went rushing by us
We lost our starry notions on the way
If by chance I'd see you in the tavern
We'd smile at one another and we'd say

Those were the days, my friend
We thought they'd never end
We'd sing and dance forever and a day
We'd live the life we choose
We'd fight and never lose
Those were the days
Oh, yes, those were the days
La la la la la la
La la la la la la

I remember when I started school we would bring the tuition envelope in every 3 months
sunday was a mandatory 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. Mary's of the Sea
of course it was in Latin
(they took attendance, lol)
some “big guy hanging out” till early 2 p.m.
Big pasta dinner
maybe a visit to grandpa's on Kane street
Aunt Katy and Uncle John lived there , too
with cousins Rosalie and Paula
sometimes, Uncle Tom and Aunt Santa were there, too
or grandma would come down stairs for a cannoli


7:00 p.m. was the Walt Disney hour
with Swamp Fox, Davy, Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier
(Fess Parker was the best)
followed by ed sullivan hour
sometimes a sunday snack from red's pizzeria
with a giant baked calzone
and The G.E. Theather (with Ronald Reagan)
then “The Alfred Hitchcok Show
yeah, those were the days
the Lone Ranger with Tonto, Ozzie and Harriet,
Have Gun Will TraveL” with Palladin,
Roy Rogers and Dale Evans with Trigger,
I mean, these people were like family members, lol
YIPPPPEEEEE!!!!! Bozo the Clown, Mr. Greenjeans, Soupy Sales,
Captain (Outrageous) Kangaroo
of course, I had my Micky Mouse ears for the Mickey Mouse Club
with Annette Funicello
Frankie the, I mean, Dennis the Menace, lol
drat you, Eddie Haskell
of course, there were 8 million stories of the Naked City,
good ol', “he had a cane and derby hat, his name was Bat, Bat Masterson”
Wanted : Dead or Alive with the coolest star ever, Steve McQueen
Sea Hunt, Gunsmoke with Matt Dillion and Miss Kitty,
we were good kids, basically pranksters, nothing serious
because you didn't mess with Elliot Ness (Robert Stack) and The Untouchables,
or Sgt. Joe Friday of Dragnet
and the Many Lives of Dobie Gillis with Manard G Kreps
not to mention 77 Sunset Strip, (Cookie, Cookie, lend me your comb)
and who knew it then?
but with the Twilight Zone Marathon on cable now
Billy Mumy, William Shatner, Charles Bronson, Elizabeth Montgomery,
Peter Falk, Lenoard Nimoy, Agnes Moorehead, etc all starred
the closest we got to a reality show was Candid Camera with Allen Funt

of course, there is the day I will always remember where I was
it was November 22, 1963, Friday, 2:00 pm
and our teacher, Brother Claver announced we were being released early
but didn't tell us why
I was a few steps from home
in front of 99 First Place and a friend told me
May he Rest In Peace, John F. Kennedy
“Ask not what your country can do for you
but what you can do for your country”

Viet Nam Veteran's Memorial dedicated
November 13, 1982
Washington, D.C., United States
so a big shout out to my childhood friends in the service, John S. and Steven S.
to all our Viet Nam vets who returned, mia's
and all out service men and women
now and way back then for their commitment
to protecting us and our country

the wednesday before Thanksgiving was quiet
you knew when you woke up on Thanksgiving morning
to the smell of mom's cooking
it was, like, “let the feast begin”

mom always bought borden's canned egg nog
(I saw it at pathmark yesterday
it's now in a regular milk carton)
so it was a great way to start the day
we had a light breakfast
mom had the turkey cooking,
stuffing going, yams with brown sugar

we would watch tv
go check out the kitchen
dad, who worked nights
would get up early to help mom
the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade would be on

me and mike would go out front for a while
hang out with friends
go upstairs to wish grandma a “Happy Thanksgiving”
then we would come in about 1:00 pm

Rosalie was born 7/1958
Carmela was born 12/1960
and it was such a treat having them at the dinner table
you know, with the high chair
then they got old enough to sit in regular chairs
mom, dad, mike, me made sure the girls got attention

(one year, I was, like 21, my sisters 8 and 10
I came in about 10 am
and said
“come on, we're going to the macy's parade”
it was a great time, I got them to the front to see everything across from Macy's
we got home about 2 pm
just in time for dinner)

the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade would go back on till dinnertime
so, move over mcdonald's, bye bye burger king
when I grew up, it was a sin to eat out, plus there was no fast food
microwave? The only wave we knew was at coney island

we would all sit down
Dad would say a Thanksgiving prayer
and he would always slice the turkey
Mom would chime in with “frankie boy likes the drumstick”
then mom would put on the appetizers
stuffed mushrooms, Finochio (vegetable), turkey gravy,
a whole tray of stuffing, yams with brown sugar, cranberry sauce, biscuits

Just tonight I stood before the tavern
Nothing seemed the way it used to be
In the glass I saw a strange reflection
Was that lonely woman really me?

Those were the days, my friend
We thought they'd never end
We'd sing and dance forever and a day
We'd live the life we choose
We'd fight and never lose
Those were the days
Oh, yes, those were the days
La la la la la la
La la la la la la

after dinner, it was like, “wow, did I eat all that”
and some relax time and some “that was delicious, mom”
as she put the roasted chestnuts on the table
and besides pastries from cioffi's, momteleone's, court pastry
there was always a homeade pumpkin pie or cheese cake for desert
or Mom's famous delicious rice pudding

“Babes in Toyland” with Laurel and Hardy was a treat in the afternoon

by saturday, my dad would finish slicing the turkey
once he found the wishbone
it went over the kitchen entrance till next year8
white meat, dark meat
and then he would make his famous turkey salad
so it was a great week of leftovers

you know a big shout out to “dads who help mom”
our dad would always help out mom
whether he was dicing celery, doing the dishes, doing the laundry, hanging the laundry
vacumming, washing the yard, etc
mom and dad were a team

"frankie boy, i need the parsley",
"ok, grandma",
my grandmother lived on the parlor floor,
we were in the basement,
so we would use the dumbwaiter to send up what she needed
by putting a shopping bag on a string and having her pull it up

a big shout out to my Aunt Lu and Uncle Carl
you always knew they were here
because Aunt LU would whistle on the way in

Through the door there came familiar laughter
I saw your face and heard you call my name
Oh, my friend, we're older but no wiser
For in our hearts the dreams are still the same...

Thanksgiving night was a standard
get the dishes done, playing with our sisters
some tv, and, of course, a turkey leftover snack

Those were the days, my friend
We thought they'd never end
We'd sing and dance forever and a day
We'd live the life we choose
We'd fight and never lose
Those were the days
Oh, yes, those were the days
La la la la la la
La la la la la la

and, wala
just like All Saints Day
Thanksgiving Friday opened the floodgates to
and you all know
you know, you know, you know
there is no Christmas like
8018) Linda 
Staten Island
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11-21-2015 08:17 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Just wondering if anyone remembers my mom, Jean Cambria? She lived on 3rd street.

pvc 11-23-2015 12:41 PM
there was a cambria in my class at st marys.

Linda 11-23-2015 06:44 PM
What year?

pvc 11-24-2015 06:46 PM
8017) Francis V Pirrone 
Staen Island, USA
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11-20-2015 12:56 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

thanksgiving is almost here
we all know
there's no thanksgiving
like in the hook

bklyn 11-21-2015 06:03 AM
8016) philip van cott 
enfield ,ct.
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11-12-2015 08:24 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

a while back someone suggested ben carson as an alternative for president. are you kidding me . he`s totally incoherent . van gogh was a great painter but was also crazy.

Francis V Pirrone 11-19-2015 01:23 PM
yea, i'm voting for hillary
8015) Francis V Pirrone 
Staten Island, USA
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11-1-2015 11:55 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Anti Bot Test: Where is the Statue of Liberty?
Liberty Island

you shuld change the question
i knew but forgot
lots of others will answer
"new York harbor, East River, New York, etc"
i had to goole it
to find out it's Liberty Island

Ken 11-2-2015 07:04 PM
What was it called before it was Liberty Island?

Tilda C 11-7-2015 02:44 AM
Was it Bedloe's Island? Oh, I have missed this site. Lovely to read Francis again. And Ken and the others; some of whom seem to have learned to discuss politics without insulting other people's opinions. I'm home. Many thanks to Mark and all.

Ken 11-9-2015 11:57 AM
Tilda, your answer is correct. You get an A in trivia.
8014) Francis V Pirrone 
Staten Island, USA
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10-31-2015 04:15 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

bklyn 11-7-2014 12:22 PM
Oh, I pine for the glory days of
“trick or treat”
in the hook
I had a friend was a big baseball player
back in high school
He could throw that speedball by you
Make you look like a fool boy
Saw him the other night at this roadside bar
I was walking in, he was walking out
We went back inside sat down had a few drinks
but all he kept talking about was
Glory days well they'll pass you by
Glory days in the wink of a young girl's eye
Glory days, glory days
can you imagine
being a bad boy all year
“get out of my garden, frankie”
“ok, mrs. Gambardella”
“frankie, what are you doing on TOP of the phonebooth”
“making a call, Mr. Spadaro?”
all you had to do
was dress up like the bum you were
and, wala
the same neighbors would give you free candy
free NAME BRAND candy
hershey’s, m &m’s, clark bars galore
Well there's a girl that lives up the block
back in school she could turn all the boy's heads
Sometimes on a Friday I'll stop by
and have a few drinks after she put her kids to bed
Her and her husband Bobby well they split up
I guess it's two years gone by now
We just sit around talking about the old times,
she says when she feels like crying
she starts laughing thinking about
Glory days well they'll pass you by
Glory days in the wink of a young girl's eye
Glory days, glory days
frankie 11-1-2014 12:36 PM

Francis V Pirrone 10-31-2015 04:17 PM
we knew it was really “all hallows eve”
let’s go to the wikipedia
the night of October 31, the eve of All Saints' Day, commonly celebrated by children who dress in costume and solicit candy or other treats door-to-door.
Halloween or Hallowe'en (/?hæl?'win, -o?'in, ?h?l-/; a contraction of "All Hallows' Evening"),[5] also known as All Hallows' Eve,[6] is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on October 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows (or All Saints) and the day initiating the triduum of Hallowmas, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed believers.[7]
According to many scholars, All Hallows' Eve is a Christianized feast initially influenced by western European harvest festivals,[8] and festivals of the dead with possible pagan roots, particularly the Celtic Samhain.[6][9][10] Other scholars maintain that it originated independently of Samhain and has solely Christian roots.[11]
Typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (also known as "guising"), attending costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories,
and boy, were there plenty of
haunted houses, jack o’ lanterns, scarecrows, black cats, decorating
not too much apple bobbing, lol
and we, the kids
played the pranks and made the scary stories, lol
of course, when we were little little
we had to dress up as superman, batman
“hold” mom’s hand
gnats, trick or treat with her, lol
not much pranks going on
but for the embarassment of walking around dressed funny with mom
boy, oh boy, did you get home with plenty of candy
but we learned young
like willie sutton said about the banks
“that’s where the money is
we knew on October 31st
(happy birthday Danielle)
if someone asked
“why are you going door to door dressed as a fool?”
“Well, mister, that’s where the candy is”
I don’t think my mom was cheap
but frugal, for sure
a few years, we gave out bags of popcorn
(remember, michael)
My old man worked 20 years on the line
and they let him go
Now everywhere he goes out looking for work
they just tell him that he's too old
I was 9 nine years old and he was working at the
Metuchen Ford plant assembly line
Now he just sits on a stool down at the Legion hall
but I can tell what's on his mind
Glory days yeah goin back
Glory days aw he ain't never had
Glory days, glory days
then it was bound to happen
all the nice little boys
cute kids, the moms all called us
well, no more pinches on the cheek for us
as we grew up
to establish a new halloween tradition for these poor neighbors
you might say, in a way “let the fun and games begin”
October was also the begining of skellsie (corks) season,
skooters (a milk crate nailed to a 2x4 with your skates)
my dad would help me build it
touch football in the street
the first year as grown ups
we all kinda chalk sock ouselves
a beanie cap
and, touche, we were hobos
that chalk sock came in handy for lots of other things
I thank Him for inventing the chalk socks
then “mom, I need a quarter for abbabbabbabbala”
“here frankie”
get a pound of dough from susie’s bread store around the corner
a few straws from pete sergi’s candy store
and you were set to blow dough on people’s backs
(not me, I swear, it was them, lol)
friends were the easiest targets
this was all before halloween
should I really open the Seinfeld vault on a real halloween story
Now I think I'm going down to the well tonight
and I'm going to drink till I get my fill
And I hope when I get old I don't sit around thinking about it
but I probably will
Yeah, just sitting back trying to recapture
a little of the glory of, well time slips away
and leaves you with nothing mister but
boring stories of glory days
Glory days yeah goin back
Glory days aw he ain't never had
Glory days, glory days
well, here goes
the first mark was, hit all your friend’s houses
then other neighbor’s on the block
if you could get someone to buzz you in
you went to the first floor and
worked your way up
then a priority was the stores on court street
like willie “that’s where a lot of candy is, especially THE CANDY STORE
you had to get there early
cause they were smart
closed early
obviously, there is no free pizza at nino’s
but this was all after school
for treating
so if you weren’t a nice candy giver
there was our night time for tricking, lol
dawn blast those hoodlums throwing eggs at buses
plenty of dodgeball with the chalk sock
and dough fights
and of course, “no lady I wasn’t here before, honest”
if they did recognize you
well as any good boy would do
grab some more candy
andrun as a bat out of hell
anytime is ok for trick or treating
in the hook
as we grew up
we branched out
now, the whole neighborhood was open for trick or treating
“yes, dad, I’ll be home for dinner
one year
I could have used a wheelbarrow to haul the loot, I mean candy home
and then there was the old haunted house
on 3rd place and clinton street
you never saw people there
so obviously it was haunted, lol
plug for my favorite all time song
many times listening to it
at the pizzeria on degraw street and court street
with my best friend, tony and “the gang”
Just listen to the music of the traffic in the city
Linger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are pretty
How can you lose?
The lights are much brighter there
You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares
So go downtown
Things will be great when you're downtown
No finer place for sure, downtown
Everything's waiting for you
oh, so much fun on halloween
in the hook
I dressed up as casper, the friendly ghost
till ninth grade
(don’t tell the whole world)
my mom made a costume with the hood and rest
from old bedsheets
then one year
it was the parkers across the street
you rang the basement bell
mrs. parker answered the door dressed as a withch
“she put out a pot
“here, hsve some candy”
but it was all slimy in the pot
“I mean worms”
as we ran thru the dark hall up the stairs to the parlor floor
there was scary mr, parker jumping out of the dark
“let’s go, guys”
anyway, at the door, we did get candy
so it was worth the scare
Rosalie and Carmela, my sisters, were official good treaters, no tricks
Mom made sure of that
Rosalie, forever the princess
Carmela, forever the cheerleader
things change
my cousin Dominick C. on Long Island is getting married
so I’m finally going to a Long Island country club reception
a big shout out to him
a big, big shout out to
Carmela’s daughter, Lauren
who will be doing college credit volunteer service in peru
(lauren, that country has no running water, lol)
a big, big, big shout out to the best
joe rags, carmine rags
a big, big, big, big shout out to the trick or treaters then
who are now grandmas and grandpas
moms and dads
who take their kids, grandchildren trick or treating now
a big, big, big, big, big shout out to trick or treaters
and then once we hit 16
no more trick or treating
bruce came along
fast cars, big guyism, waiting to be 18,
2 more years no more school,
yeah, right,
(we forgot the 47 years of work that goes with graduation) etc
baby, we were born to run
In the day we sweat it out on the streets of a runaway American dream
At night we ride through the mansions of glory in suicide machines
Sprung from cages out on highway 9,
Chrome wheeled, fuel injected,and steppin' out over the line
Oh, Baby this town rips the bones from your back
It's a death trap, it's a suicide rap
We gotta get out while we're young
`Cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run
yes, girl we were born to run
and run we did
in the hook
Francis V. Pirrone's photo.
8013) Francis V Pirrone 
Staten Island, USA
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hi, how do contact the administrator?
email or otherwise
i just got a new computer.
my old one is quyite old
i did download
'my documents" to a usb drive
i can't adccess it with windows 10
the sign ins are now 7981 to 8000

i write about old brooklyn memories
"in the hook "
can you give me the page number for 10/31/2014
as i post oon the holiday
a sliquoy
that usually starts
"there was nothing like halloween in the hook, etc
about 4, 5 pages long
with a song of the 1960's etc
how do i search
by date,
my name

thank you
8012) Jyrki Pesonen 
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I was in the summer of 1974 visiting New York four weeks and then I met Ismael Torres Jr., who lived in Brooklyn and he was called Pipo. His parents were originally from Puerto Rico.
We spent a lot of time with his friends in that four weeks and I went to their home in Brooklyn to meet his father and mother.
I was actually 18 years old at the time and he could be the same age.
Someone knows this Ismael "Pipo" Torres?
Where does he live now?

GT Torres answered me in this way, but I can not get in touch with him. Do you know the GT Torres?

"GT Torres 12-9-2012 04:56 PM
The person you are looking for is actually my brother. We were born and raised in Red Hook. Please feel free to contact me"

Francis V Pirrone 10-31-2015 03:30 PM
check out "facebook"
you would have to send a message
there are quite a few
do a search for
Ismael "Pipo" Torres
"Pipo" Torres
G T Torres
hope it helps
8011) Marie 
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Saw the shout from my friend T.O.

I've been heavily involved on a great political site.

This political season, where do I start?

I don't like Trump. I don't trust him. He's not a true Conservative.

I'm glad Boehner is going.

I like Dr, Carson, I'd vote for him.

I can't stand Hillary. A crooked, corrupt liar. I hope her TEFLON is wearing out.

I'm counting the hours until Obama is gone.

T.O. 10-13-2015 08:45 PM
Hey Marie. Good to see you here. Hope all is well with you and your daughter and family. God bless!!!

Marie 10-15-2015 12:50 AM
All is great here. Hope all is well with you too.

If you really want to get into some great political debates, the forum I'm on is great. A nice group of people from all parties and views. It's worldwide. Great fun.

Very informative, and a good outlet for political frustrations.

T.O. 10-24-2015 11:20 AM
Marie, can you give me the name of the website so I can check it out. Thanks...

Marie 10-25-2015 10:30 PM


8010) Marie Modafferi 
Brentwood California
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Sad news owner of Delfonte sandwich shop in the hook passed way we called it sloppy

Tilda C 11-7-2015 02:32 AM
That is sad news. I remember calling it the American House. Great sandwiches: Ham, cheese, lettuce, tomato, oil&vinegar on half a hero. I can't make it like they did.
8009) Tony leone 
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Who Remembers JUJU !. The real Boss

Ken 10-13-2015 08:08 PM
I remember JUJU. A great ball player and a good guy.
8008) philip van cott 
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I wonder how many handkerchiefs he goes through each day.

pvc 9-26-2015 11:56 AM
boener that is.
8007) philip van cott 
enf . ct
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9-18-2015 08:53 AM  Write a comment

the so called debate structure is terrible. having two tiers of debators is a joke. we on this site I`m sure, could be more evocative than that bunch we just had this week. if the republicans keep this up they`ll help the democrats easily win the next election.

a real red hooker 9-21-2015 01:03 PM
The country is going down in flames! and the republicans look bad

T.O. 9-22-2015 05:24 AM
They ALL look bad. Can you imagine anyone of these jackasses in the White House? We need some real choices, but it doesn't look like we are going to get any in this election. And honestly, if Trump became president, which is starting to have much more potential than I ever could have imagined, Canada is starting to look pretty good to me. Trump will send us all to hell in a handbucket.

pvc 9-22-2015 01:04 PM
don`t worry T.O. Trump will implode. by the way cub reporter for the daily planet Jimmy Olson has indeed left the planet

Frank 9-25-2015 11:38 AM
What do you get when you rub two morons together

T.O. 9-25-2015 07:02 PM
You get one whole person named Frank.

xxxxx 9-26-2015 10:01 AM
Gee you know how to read

Frankie Nerves 10-5-2015 07:57 PM
You get two sets of initials.
T.O. And pvc

Frankie Nerves 10-7-2015 05:19 PM
You get two sets of initials.
T.O. And pvc

T.O. 10-24-2015 11:23 AM
Hey Frank and Frankie Nerves....maybe you are one in the same, or maybe you guys are the two morons Frank first speaks of. I don't know. But my question is simple: why would you have to go through the trouble of rubbing two morons together when all you have to do to see one is look in the mirror. People today!! They love to make extra work for themselves.
8006) Ken 
Staten Island
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8-30-2015 05:31 PM  Write a comment

The old timers day at the VFW in Red Hook is on Saturday, September 12.
For more details call the post at 718-624-9313

frank c 8-31-2015 07:18 AM
Thanks for the info, Ken! Franklyn as in brooklyn
8005) philip van cott 
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it`s time to wake up this site. I probably will vote for trump. coming from me that`s a big deal hey sid what`s up. liberty island really michael. Im really starting to understand you

T.O. 9-4-2015 06:53 AM
Phil, if Hillary and Donald Trump are the only two candidates that each of the parties can come up with, then I know for sure America really is as messed up as everyone keeps saying. I can top your announcement about voting for Trump! The other day, I read a post from Glenn Beck, and I actually agreed with everything the man said. What has happened to us Phil????

T.O. 9-4-2015 06:55 AM
Hey Marie from Kentucky. You still out there? Come on and weigh in on this. Havent't been on this site in months, ever since the last time we got political here. But man o man, it was a whole lot more interesting than what they are talking about here now.

wrong 9-4-2015 09:30 AM
THE grave diggers want to rise the dead

pmtvc@cox#@*%! 9-13-2015 01:24 PM
trump has turned the republican party upside down. that they deserve in spades.
8004) Linda 
Staten Island
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Does anyone know if Frank "Blackie" Soriano has any children? Is he still living?

Louise**Red Hook** 9-27-2015 09:15 AM
The Blackie I knew lived in the Red Hook Houses. If he is the dame he passed away 1985..a tragic death..
8003) Ken 
Staten Island
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Hello Maureen M.
Heard from Harry that you had a surgical procedure. We all wish you a quick healing and hope to see you soon.
Be Well
8002) Joe Lupo 
Las Vegas, NV
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Thanks Frank C. for your response to my questions about PS27's Principal,etc. It was especially nice to get your phone call. Imagine, we were talking about things that took place over 60+ years ago, like they just happened? That's the beauty of this SBN, hopefully it will resurrect itself for the sake of those who love it & use it respectfully.
Frank C. I have your number & will give you a call occasionally!

Louise**Red Hook** 7-24-2015 12:38 PM
Yes it was Mr.Oldenbuckle THEN I remember Mr.Gimprich..I started school in (gulp)in 1948 and graduated 1956..I loved that school...Mr.Oldenbuckle was a tall thin man wasn't he?

sam 7-25-2015 06:10 PM
joe the asst prin was mr levine

frank c 7-27-2015 01:40 PM
Louise, your right Dr. meyer was on hick st, 5780-5761! great reading some of the old post.
8001) Joe Lupo 
Las Vegas, NV
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Greetings to all who have lived in Red Hook since 1939, the year that my parents moved us into The Red Hook Housing Projects. I went to PS27, graduated 1949. Went to Alexander Hamilton High School, graduated 1953. Left in 1954/55, can't quite remember!?
Does anybody remember the name of the Principal @ PS27 during 1942 to 1949. How about the Assistant Principal? If you visit Las Vegas, look me up-I'm in the phone book!

Frank C 7-22-2015 04:45 AM
Hi joe, sad no one checks out this site any more.. Not sure about the spelling but it was Mr oldenbottle and Mr low

Frank C 7-24-2015 04:00 PM
Thanks Louise, It was nice talking with you Joe

Frank c 7-26-2015 09:43 AM
Gee they had only one assistant principal
8000) Ken 
Staten Island
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The fourth of July is tomorrow. I remember the fireworks in the street in the point. One year on Sullivam St between VanBrunt and Conover st Johnny White had a lot of fireworks. It was really noisy. Then years later I lived in Dyker Heights. I got to know what noise there really was. Garbage pails were filled with explosives in the middle of the street. Every type of firework was set off. You could not drive thru the side streets. For me it was really too much. Then Mayor Guilanni got elected and put a stop to it all. And the law was really enforced. Now in SI I enjoy the realitive quiet of the fourth and I don't miss the past.

Ken 7-21-2015 05:23 PM
Yesterday we had a power blackout from 2 pm to 4 am. The temperature was over 90. Well I felt like a kid again at about 1 am when I still could not sleep with no A/C. It reminded me of Red Hook when we lived in the railroad flats on Van Brunt St. during the summer. No A/C of course and no fans. Boy was it hot and you could no slep until about 1 am. I would ask Mom why can't we have a fan to blow on us. She said that we would get Polio or rumatics or something. Last night I did not miss the old days. Thank goodness for A/C.
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