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7995) Mark D Phillips
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4-30-2015 07:51 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I changed the Anti Bot question. The answer is Liberty Island

Frankie Nerves 5-3-2015 08:45 PM
Thank you

Shirley Kerrigan 5-4-2015 12:01 PM
Yes Mark, I kept trying and you did it, thanks!

Ken 5-5-2015 06:12 PM
Shirley, How are you doing? I'm sure that you had a warmer winter than up here but, maybe not as warm as usual.

Tilda C 5-8-2015 11:27 PM
Thanks, Mark. I apologize for my comment of Feb 9. The nonsense had gone on for so long it made me forget my manners. I am so very pleased the site can go on!

Shirley Kerrigan 5-9-2015 11:35 AM
Ken, I'm in New Jersey now, Lakewood. I got so bored in Florida, I have a ministry to abused women and Florida wasn't the place, especially in Sarasota.

Shirley Kerrigan 5-10-2015 10:51 AM
I was recently remembering how the guys would wear different carnations on Mother's Day; I don't remember the colors but one meant your Mom was in heaven, it was sad, the guys were so young.

LENNY 5-10-2015 01:21 PM

Shirley Kerrigan 5-10-2015 04:38 PM
thanks Lenny

Shirley Kerrigan 5-15-2015 06:43 AM
I was watching House Hunters and the girls always say "Oh I want granite, I want 3 bathrooms' on and on. We moved 5 times in Red Hook (more before that in Park Slope) and one place 84? Walcott we had to share a toilet (no sink or tub) with the people next door, a lock on both doors. It broke once and I said thats how I got such long arms; holding both doors closed. We didn't feel deprived, it was the way it was. Makes me appreciate everything I have now.
7994) L.wobbe
Long Island ny
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4-24-2015 09:23 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello...looking to see if anyone knows the whereabouts of my uncle Bill Wobbe.
7993) Ken 
Staten Island
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4-7-2015 05:31 PM  Write a comment

I read in the The Tablet that Father Dennis Farrell died the end of march. He was 71 Years old. Father Farrell was born in Red Hook. He went to Visitation VBM school. He has a brother James who lives in Courtland NY.
7992) Marie Modafferi
Brentwood California
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3-27-2015 03:29 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

enjoyed this site too bad sicko's keep
posting stuff no one should be mad at you
keep it going maybe they will get tired of
posting Red Hook Forever

Frankie Nerves 4-6-2015 09:59 AM
It's not even "live human beings" doing this. It's software programs specifically written to genertate spam in hopes that people will go to their perv sites. They generate income on a pay per click basis. You click on a link they get paid. Usually pennies or nickels but generate a couple of hundred thousand click throughs and you got a few buck.Post around them. Be tirelss. The spambots don't get tired because they're not people. They do one thing and that's all they do. Unfortunately for Mark to fix it would cost money that this site doesn't generate for him. Even if there is a fix these pervs would find a work around. The real posts are easy enough to spot. On the bright side it brought everyone together on here. Maybe even Philly will be nice now. :-o
7991) Mark D Phillips
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3-27-2015 10:51 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

This site has become very difficult to manage and I do the best I can. I'm sorry that it has become a location that spammers will post vile subjects. I clean it out every chance. It has had a good run up to these problems. I make no money from this site so I hope you will not be so angry and mean to me.

Frank c 3-28-2015 06:41 PM
Mark thanks for site it had a great run.
7990) richard civello
the villages fl
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3-26-2015 02:39 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

how many people remember easter in red hook new clotths from names basement store
7989) richard civello
the villages fl
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3-20-2015 04:11 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Friday night in fl meeting at the Brooklyn club lots of old south Brooklyn people here in fl
7988) richard civello
the villages fl
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3-16-2015 09:32 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

frank did a guy name seegriff own after nick I remember epsteiens in late 40s

Frank c 3-16-2015 10:39 AM
Got it right rich, I think bob S. passed on in 2012. That was part of my quiz. Getting the hell out, was the first owner. And a very nice man. I Wonder what happend to his kids Shirley and florence

mike 3-19-2015 10:49 AM
7987) richard civello
the villages fl
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3-13-2015 02:05 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

me and an oldtimer in fl are confused where was yhe Gloria and happy hour located

Sid W 3-13-2015 09:31 PM
Richard, The Gloria theater was on Court St just past Sackett St, and it was a dive. The only theater that was worst was the Pioneer down in the point.
I cannot remember anything on the happy Hour.

Frank c 3-14-2015 11:44 AM
Rich The happy hour was on Columbia st. Just off union st. as was the Luna

Frank c 3-14-2015 11:53 AM
Sid I lived across from the main cafe on columbia st. Spent most of my childhood at the candy store on columbia and huntington st.

sam 3-14-2015 03:13 PM
frank was that reds candy store ?

Frank c 3-15-2015 03:45 PM
Sam It was nicks candy store, red was one of the nephews that helped out
7986) richard civello
the villages fl
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3-9-2015 09:35 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

sid all from the projects 27 or visitation fran cumo fran damante terry moran tom ruggerio pete perino pete crupi

frank c 3-9-2015 02:04 PM
Rich you forgot, Odell, woodsy, feeny,Danny s.

frank c 3-12-2015 05:25 AM
Sid I graduated 27 in 1949.

Louise**Red Hook** 3-12-2015 09:32 AM
Would that be Pete Conti? Roy Crupi?

Frank c 3-12-2015 10:42 AM
Louise Roy is peters bro. They also called one them junior

Sid W 3-12-2015 09:39 PM
Frank, Were you in Mrs. Cox class and did you graduate in June or Jan as Jan 48 was the last Jan class ever to graduate.

Sid W 3-12-2015 09:40 PM
Frank, I meant 1949 not 1948.

Frank c 3-13-2015 10:17 AM
Sid I graduated in june. mr. McClosky was my teacher

Sid W 3-13-2015 09:34 PM
Frank, I have to know you as I know a lot of guys that graduated in 49. I liver in the projects at 94 Center Mall. Where did you live? My best friend graduated 1/49 from PS 27. He lived in 100 centre Mall. His name was Mario Starace, and every one called him the gentle giant.

Joseph Lupo 3-26-2015 06:43 PM
To Sid W., I graduated Jan.49 from PS27. I knew Mario very well, he was a gentle giant. I met you once in Staten Island a few years ago, do you remember me? I lived @ 772 Henry St., same building as your wife lived in. Best regards.

Sid W 3-27-2015 08:29 PM
Joe, I remember you very well from that day at Dees. How is you wife and how is everything in Las Vegas. Have you ever heard from George Vega I have tried e-mailing him and contacting him through face book but he has never replied.
Best regards, Sid
7985) richard civello
the villages fl
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3-8-2015 04:48 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

frank I don't think sid would mind he must know you from 27s

Sid W 3-8-2015 10:05 PM
Richie, I knew many Franks from PS27 and Red Hook. Who is he?
7984) Ken 
Staten Island
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I can't wait to start complaining about the hot weather!!

Sid W 3-3-2015 09:16 PM
Ken, There is going to be nobody on this site to complain to as everyone is gone. Not even Mark comes on because I guess he is even tired of all this junk on here.

MaryAnn 3-4-2015 09:06 AM
I sent a personal email to Mark several days ago...he has yet to respond. I told him that so many of us loved this website because it gave us the opportunity to reconnect with old friends and to share common memories. This website has become a mockery, which is offensive to many of us who love the old neighborhood. I asked him to either fix the problem or take down the website. No response. Very sad. My feeling is why should you go to the trouble of setting up a site, and then ignore it? Very disappointing indeed.

Sheila Murphy 3-4-2015 02:52 PM
Perhaps Mark has gone south for thee winter? Perhaps he's had a computer crash or the flu.
Have faith..I believe he will be back to eliminate all the micro-brained troglodytes with too much time on their hands.

Ken--I remember something all the kids called Chinese Apples and their getting all excited when they arrived (in the Spring?). Where they actually pomegranates? -or something else?

Sid W 3-4-2015 07:56 PM
Mary Ann, I have sent 5 messages to Mark in the past month and he has not replied to any one of them.
Also Mary Ann you have the best first name of any female as it was the name of the first girl that I ever has a crush on and that was in the 6th grade thru the 8th grade and she was the first girl I had ever kissed.

Sid W 3-4-2015 08:02 PM
Sheila, Yes Chinese Apples are Pomegranates. They are Chinese Apples only in New York while in the rest of the country they are called Pomegrantes

Sid W 3-4-2015 08:03 PM
Mary Ann, By the way I hope you did not go to PS27 and graduate in 1950.

Ken 3-6-2015 06:10 PM
Sheila, I always called the dipped McIntosh apples both jelly apples and chinese apples. But, being a dopey kid I may have been the only one who did not know the difference. I think I tried a pomegranate once and did not like it. Maybe I was the only kid who thought so? But, they were both a warm weather thing.

Sheila,it was really good to see you post on the site.

MaryAnn 3-6-2015 11:21 PM
Sid I went to St. Mary's Star of the Sea and graduated in 1974!! But thank you. I always thought my name was a little boring, but you've made it much more!!

Louise**Red Hook** 3-7-2015 09:29 AM
Mark ran and left us to fend for ourselves...lololol..we should just stay on here and let the idiots get tired of us!!! I hate that they invaded our place!! UGHHHHHH

Sheila Murphy 3-9-2015 04:26 PM
Thanks Ken. I've always been puzzled by the "Chinese apple" thing. Just as I always was puzzled the the ref. to Pizza as abits and to its derivation. I think we could develop an entire Red Hook lexicon.

Can you answer this one? I have a vague memory of my grandmother going to buy fresh chicken or turkey at a shop on Van Brunt. They kept cages of same, killed & plucked on site. Think it disappeared about 1941-42.

It has been a while since I posted. Only just retired and, more to the point, most commentary over the last few years has been intensely argumentative and boring.

I'm frequently in Red Hook at Fairway. Sometimes try the food carts by the soccer field. Quick lunches at Hope & Anchor.
H&A is in the building (corner of Wolcott) where my grandfather first lived on arrival in US. From there I can see my old school & church. Wow!

Ken 3-10-2015 10:45 AM
Hello Sheila,

Yes I called pizza pie a "bits-i-o". Then it became a pizza pie- then a pizza. I rememeber we called a hero sandwich "a crusher". Also, a cookie and a cracker were the same. Looking back it seems that we had more Brooklyn idioms than I would have thought. When I was drafted into the Army I really discovered that in meeting guys from the deep south and west when we didn't always understand each other or they would laugh at how I prounced some words. They said all and oil the same. I said saw and sore the same.
Anybody else have some examples?

Sometimes I meet some of the guys (who I think were former classmates of yours) at the VFW Post then we go to lunch. The H & A is very good but, Fairway is my favorite. The view from the tables in the rear of the harbor is priceless. Now that winter is over I will be going there again.
7983) Tilda C 
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2-10-2015 12:37 AM  Write a comment

It appears that Mark has left the building. Thanks for the memories. (I wonder what he's done with all those memories.)

There's a RedHook Network site on Facebook. Mark has a couple of posts, there, none of which explain the junk we've been seeing.

As much as I dislike Facebook, I suggest people begin to post there; instead of here, amongst the trash Mark left behind. You'll have to open a Facebook account, and there's no telling where your posts will go. But if we want to share with each other as we have done, this cesspool is no longer the place to do it.

There are probably other places than Facebook. I'd like to hear of them from all of you. Tell us, please, on this sad dying site, where you're going, so we'll know where to find you and your memories, your poetry, yourselves.

Red Hook is different, now. It was different every five years since time began. But you and I are Red Hook, at a particular time, and in a particular place. Remember it. Tell it. Because it was special.

All good wishes from Tilda C.

Sid W 2-20-2015 09:23 PM
Not only has Mark left the building, I thing he finally left Red Hook and Brooklyn. However, my memories of Red Hook will last forever.

Louise**Red Hook** 2-27-2015 09:54 AM
Sad that he didn't tell us if he had started a new site for us....ugghhhhh that this happened to us..oh well it was a good place before these morons took over!!! Thanks everybody.. xxxooo
7982) richard civello
the villages fl
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2-9-2015 09:54 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

hey sid I will take you up on that need that hero and soda we are about the same age getting up there
7981) bklyn
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2-6-2015 11:25 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I just read where Eli Wallach, the actor now 95 years old was born in Red Hook and was the only Jewish family there at the time, google it, interesting article.

Ken 2-6-2015 07:34 PM
Read the same thing on Wickepedia. Eli died last June at age 98. He lived at 158? Union St.His family owned Beverly's Candy store.
7980) richard civello
the villages fl
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2-6-2015 10:14 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

t hinking about a hero from nicks the best heros in the world

Sid W 2-7-2015 06:47 PM
Richie, The next time you come up to New York let me know and we will meet at Nicks for a great hero and a Manhatten Special.
7979) Ken 
Staten Island
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2-5-2015 04:45 PM  Write a comment

I was looking at a web site which has great pictures of Red Hook in the 1950's plus. Go to brooklynvisualheritage dot org. What do you think?
7978) richard civello
the villages fl
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2-1-2015 09:59 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

is this site still around

Frank c 2-1-2015 12:50 PM
Hey rich lets put on our peg pants and hang out at the corner.

Sid W 2-1-2015 09:07 PM
Richie, Yes some of the diehards are still on here.
7977) Ken 
Staten Island
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1-31-2015 10:35 AM  Write a comment

Hey lets fight for the site. Ignore the porn ads. I can't remember what pron is anyway.
A friend of mine told me how a senior can look younger. In the supermarket do not lean on the handle of the shopping cart when walking. Do not walk with your mouth open and if you do make sure you do not dribble.

John R 1-31-2015 02:25 PM
Ken, you are right,don't grunt when getting up.Go class of 57

Sid W 1-31-2015 07:47 PM
Ken, I agree with you. I have been on this site since almost the beginning. I wish Mark can do something like everyone having there own password to get on and this will keep all of the garbage off the site. The password right now everyone know how to get on. So many good people from Red Hook have left this site and their memories went with it. I still have many fond memories of growing up in the project. My family moved into the projects in 1939 when I was 2 1/2 years old and my memory even though there are sometimes I cannot remember what I did yesterday but I can remember something I did in the 40's like it was yesterday. I lived in the project from 1939 to 1963, but continued to go to Red Hook as my in-laws still lived in the projects and Nelson st. until 1982 when they moved to Florida.

Ken 2-2-2015 07:22 PM
That's right John - but I still grunt when I take out my wallet.

Louise**Red Hook** 2-4-2015 05:25 PM
I come here from time to what has happened to our wonderful site..? We just need to ignore them that's all. Sid my Mom & Dad moved into the projects also was so beautiful back in the day..I was born 1943...Do you remember the Gingburgs? Melvin and his brother in the wheelchair from Clinton ST? I was thinking about them yesterday..

Sid W 2-4-2015 09:24 PM
Louise, There name was Ginsberg. They lived on the third floor in 624 Clinton Street. I always felt sorry for Melvin as he always had to take care of his brother when ever he was outside.

philip van cott 2-7-2015 07:09 AM
sid that`s where i hung out. Melvin was mentally challenged David on the other hand was wheel chair bound. he liked to play chess. he always beat most of us. i heard from my friend BRIAn that he became a lawyer. his mother by the way was also off the charts mentally, Sid every time i call you back i get the fax machine

Sid W 2-8-2015 08:04 PM
Phil, I gave Karen my home phone number last night. Call me when you get a chance.
7976) Ken 
Staten Island
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We went to see "On the Town" this weekend on Broadway. The play was way too long, some good numbers, and it got very suggestive in parts. I guess they wanted to update the show. The movie was better. Also went to Sardi's for dinner. Sardi'e is recommended. Food is good as well as service.
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