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8040) Elsie 
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9-29-2016 09:44 AM  Write a comment

Hi all

Visitation Church 98 Richards Street, Brooklyn is having a fundraiser on October 1, at 7:00 p.m. with the Roughdozen. A
group of men who sing A cappella. and they are very good. Refreshments will follow
Admission is 20.00 or pay what you can
All proceeds go to Visitation Church to
complete renovations on the church
Hoping to see you here at Visitation

8039) Ken 
Staten Island
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9-7-2016 03:24 PM  Write a comment

The old timers day picnic will on Saturday, September 17, 2016.Starts about 12 noon. Location is the VFW Post on Van Brunt St.Bet King and Sullivan Streets
Hope you all can make it.
8038) Francis V Pirrone 
Staen Island, USA
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9-5-2016 05:13 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Another great summer
in the hook

And the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin'
And the cotton is high
summertime, summertime, sum, sum summertime

Labor day was always kinda of ho-hum
in the hook
nothing much going on
of course, there was a great dinner, barneque made by mom and dad
school was the next day
labor day always had a little of the summertime blues

Francis V Pirrone 9-5-2016 05:34 PM
I'm gonna raise a fuss, I'm gonna raise a holler
About a workin' all summer just to try to earn a dollar
Every time I call my baby, and try to get a date
My boss says, "No dice son, you gotta work late"
Sometimes I wonder what I'm a gonna do
But there ain't no cure for the summertime blues
the thing is that doesn't take away from another great summer
in the hook
like wow, if there was a way to go back
get me a ticket, lol

one eye opens, what's that smell
“yipppeeee, mom's making pancakes”
there was nothing like walking into the kitchen
there's poor mom with the apron on and the ladle
and a big stack of pancakes on the stove
even dad, who worked nights was there
oh, thank you, mom and dad
for those sunny saturday morning pancakes
“frankie, I have a few left”
“thanks mom”
frankie 9-1-2013 07:00 AM
every day in the summertime
in the hook
was like a monday

Monday Monday, so good to me,
Monday Monday, it was all I hoped it would be
Oh Monday morning, Monday morning couldn't guarantee
That Monday evening you would still be here with me

i'll never forget the saturday soda delivery guy
“ma, could we get some fox's u-bet chocolate syrup”

Then there was the beach or pool

Lets go surfin now
Everybodys learning how
Come on and safari with me
(come on and safari with...)

Early in the morning well be startin out
Some honeys will be coming along
Were loading up our woody
With our boards inside
And headin out singing our song

there were many weekends at manhattan beach
it was always like waking up
and you just got ready
mom was making lunch
dad was packing the cooler
we left real early
poor dad had to wait on the parking lot line for an hour or two
he dropped us off
we went to find aunt santa and uncle tom
who got there really early for a picnic table
cousins rosalie and paula, aunt katy and uncle john
would sometimes be there
so the whole day at the beach was like being in heaven
there was enough good italian food to feed an army
nice weather, the water, the sand, a breeze, etc
and it was fun taking my kid sisters to the water with mom
where is that girl with the teenie weenie..............

She was afraid to come out of the locker
She was as nervous as she could be
She was afraid to come out of the locker
She was afraid that somebody would see
Two, three, four, tell the people what she wore

It was an itsy, bitsy, teenie, weenie, yellow polka-dot bikini
That she wore for the first time today
An itsy, bitsy, teentie, weenie, yellow polka-dot bikini
So in the locker she wanted to stay
Two, three, four, stick around we'll tell you more

and there was always a wedding or three
one of the big guys was marrying their high school sweetheart
(that means you, grandma, grandpa, lol)
it was a treat to watch, as the neighbors gathered
Eleanor Rigby picks up the rice in the church where a wedding has been,
Lives in a dream
Waits at the window, wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the door
Who is it for?
and the limos whisked them away

give it a try, guys
Come on let's twist again like we did last summer
Yea, let's twist again like we did last year
Do you remember when things were really hummin'
Yea, let's twist again, twistin' time is here

Yeah round 'n around 'n up 'n down we go again
Oh baby make me know you love me so then
Come on let's twist again like we did last summer
Yea, let's twist again, twistin' time is here

During the day, there was always something to do
and with carroll park a block away
there were always games to play

there was the big 1 foot deep sprinkler pool, lol
the men were playing boccie
and they were serious
there were a lot of, like my mom used to say “ooohh faaars”
a softball diamond, basketball courts, swings

the big ps58 wall was always good for a game of handball
a school yard for softball and basketball courts

red hook pool was always on the agenda
big brother mike would take me there 2, 3 times during the summer
he even took me, cousins frank and jimmy to st. george's pool
now, that was a pool!!!!!!!!!!!!

then there was the johnny pump
on a really hot day
someone opened it
then there was the guy with an open ended can
to give car washes
we even got a sprinkler cap

mom always had a
“be careful, don't let me worry”
as we went out the front door

prospect park was a bus ride away
somehow we would get up there
just walking around, climbing trees, chasing squirrels
10 cent fudge bar, fishing in the lake was always fun
one year, dad took me and mike there to fish in the jr. angler program
i'm sure we all had a friend who coaxed us into the bushes
then ran away
and when we looked, it was a cemetery in the middle of the park,

official league baseball games were at ps 142 park
todd's field was always good for a game or two

Saturday in the park
I think it was the Fourth of July
People talking, people laughing
A man selling ice cream
Singing Italian songs
(Italian lyric)
Can you dig it (yes, I can)
And I've been waiting such a long time
For Saturday

my favorite song was and is to this day
“downtown” by Petula Clark
thank you, youtube, itunes
(hi,mike, rosalie and mela)
When you're alone and life is making you lonely
You can always go downtown
When you've got worries, all the noise and the hurry
Seems to help, I know, downtown

I remember wanting to change the world when I grow up
so I was always looking for answers
but along came Bob
How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
Yes, ’n’ how many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, ’n’ how many times must the cannonballs fly
Before they’re forever banned?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind

on a cool, not too hot morning, afternoon
stoopball was a favorite by joey mahoney's gate
there was a johhny pump there
so there were never any cars parked in front of the gate
some boxball by emma's gate
it had a nice front wall

finally one year, I got to give someone a nickname
frankie ”smas”
then there were the nicknames in the hook
allen “hop”, arnold “bip”, vinny “sapo”, ralph “kai shek”
rocco “ rags”, joey “nappy”, frankie “bone”, anthony “chickie”,
louie “ bird”, jimmy “jet”, joe “rags”, carmine “rags”,
frankie “scratch”, frankie “stretch”, johnny “scootch”,
tommy “occhi”, frankie “moose”, jerry “ears”,
anthony “chopper”, joe “tubby”, freddie “frump”,
anthony “mims”, joe “jap”, anthony “horse”,
arnold “butchie”, joe “mahoney”, tommy “red”,
john “frosty”, joe “beaver”, michael “mousey”,
anthony “dumbo”, tommy “spider”, dominick “fish”,
eddie “maqua”, louie “whipper”, frank “beech”

But at night it's a different world
Go out and find a girl
Come-on come-on and dance all night
play ringoleavio, buck buck, hide and seek all night
Despite the heat it'll be alright

And babe, don't you know it's a pity
That the days can't be like the nights
In the summer, in the city
In the summer, in the city

the nights were action
some of the dads would play a game of stickball, fistball
vs. the big guys
lots of parents, grandparents would sit on their stoops
joe the ice cream guy would come about 7:00pm, 7:30 pm
“ma, you got 10 cents for a fudge bar”
then we would play street games
buck buck, ringgolevio, hide and seek
kick the can, dodgeball, follow the leader

then about 9pm
we would head up the corner
and hang by sergi's candy store
if the papers were late
there would be like a hundred people waiting to get the paper for the number

saturday's were special
some of the big guys had cars
so they gave us little big guys the privilige of washing and waxing their car
then they would take us for a ride
they even took us a few times to the car races
on longdock and first avenue

having two kid sisters
I squeezed in a few games of hopscotch, hit the stick
I was an honorary rope holder when they wanted to jump rope
who said no? Don't start
maybe dad supervised
but you know I taught rosie and mela to ride bikes
I would buy them a big puzzle for christmas
that we all put together on the dining room table
one year I got them a 500 piece solid black puzzle
I don't know how he did it
but dad knocked it off in about a week

around labor day, st. stephen's had
The Feast Of St. Rosalie
and, boy, was it a feast
from st. stephen's to henry street to kane street
man, would I trade an ipod, ihone, ipad, laptop for
3 delicious, gigantic zeppoles, 25 cents please

yeah, from labor day on
it was all california dreamin'

All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray.
I've been for a walk on a winter's day.
I'd be safe and warm if I was in L.A.;
California dreamin' on such a winter's day.

Stopped in to a church I passed along the way.
Well I got down on my knees and I pretend to pray.
You know the preacher liked the cold;
He knows I'm gonna stay.
California dreamin' on such a winter's day.

All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray.
I've been for a walk on a winter's day.
If I didn't tell her I could leave today;
California dreamin' on such a winter's day.
California dreamin' on such a winter's day.
California dreamin' on such a winter's day.

And once the school year began
the new cars came out
so many people bought new cars
and the muscle cars
gto, charger, camaro, firebird

Little GTO, you're really lookin' fine
Three deuces and a four-speed and a 389
Listen to her tachin' up now, listen to her why-ee-eye-ine
C'mon and turn it on, wind it up, blow it out GTO

you could see all the new models just by standing on the corner
there was halloween, trick or trick, yhe chalk sock
my mom made me a “Casper, the Friendly Ghost” costume
from some bedsheets
well, stars wars wasn't out yet, lol
skellsies (corks), skating, football, hockey, skooters
rough tackle football in the snow at carroll park
Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc
honorable mention to the great movie theathers of the hook
Clinton, Paras Court, Lido, rko Prospect, Avon, sanders

we all remember where we and our families were
on February 9, 1964 at 8:00 pm
Oh yeah, I'll tell you something
I think you'll understand
When I'll say that something
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand
when the Beatles were on the Ed Sullivan show

in the hook
8037) Shirley Kerrigan 
Hawley PA
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Francis, I watched a documentary on where & when the Star Spangled Banner was written, its an amazing story.

I pray that patriotism and love of our fellow man return to America.

So many gave their lives for this country, we owe it to them to respect it and keep saying The Pledge of Allegiance. I have hope for America and I'm not depending on any politician to revive it.

Ken 8-26-2016 07:36 PM
Went to the World Trade Center, Shopping Mall yesterday. The new mall is spectacular.I can see why it cost so much. It was the first time I have been there since 9/11. Still a sad site but, it is beautiful.

Francis V Pirrone 8-30-2016 03:12 PM
thanks for the comments
so what's the story?
did you google it?

in grammar school
it was a fight on the water
with ships, etc
francis scott key
or someone
in the morning, sunrise
they were still there
no ship sank
it was a cause for celebration
they were winning

Shirley Kerrigan 9-1-2016 07:50 AM
The lyrics come from "Defence of Fort M'Henry", a poem written on September 14, 1814 by the 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet Francis Scott Key after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by British ships of the Royal Navy in Baltimore Harbor during the Battle of Fort McHenry in the War of 1812.

Ken 9-1-2016 04:45 PM
If memory serves me ( not that I was there) Key was being detained on a British ship when the battle occured. The british wanted to invade and burn Baltimore City. They already burned Washington. Because Ft McHenry held out it prevented the British ships from landing troops near the city and they then retreated. I think that they next went to New Orleans where they also did badly.
8036) Ken 
Staten Island
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7-19-2016 05:28 PM  Write a comment

I met Connie Nucieto at a party this past weekend. Showed her the old photos. She remmebers you well.

Shirley Kerrigan 7-22-2016 04:45 PM
Ken,she lived across the street from me on King St,two sisters, nice parents,

Shirley Kerrigan 7-24-2016 10:04 AM
Nice family! I used to stare at her father because he was a Yankee fan and you know it had to be the Dodgers (I hated baseball anyway but couldn't tell anyone; lol).

Ken 8-1-2016 08:47 PM
Shirley, I didn't like baseball very much either. I always played left out when picking a team. You see I lived in Park Slope 1946 to 1949. That's when the other guys started teams. Life is strange.

Shirley Kerrigan 8-2-2016 03:06 PM
Ken, I was born in Park Slope, Prospect Ave, we moved to 8th ave & 13th st, near my cousins (Bill Peterson's mother was my cousin) it was a great time, a great place to live. then we moved to Hamilton Ave under the highway (ugh) then to King st. I didn't know you were from Park Slope; where?

Ken 8-8-2016 07:20 PM
I lived on King St( two doors up from Redmond's, Funeral Home) as a baby then at 56 Wolcott St. 1942 to 1946. Then 120 Garfield Place ( apartment house just below 6th ave) 1946 to 1949. Then back to Red Hook 391 Van Brunt St until 1960. Then we move to 455A Prospect Ave. It seems that we lived on the same Streets at different times.But, we did cross paths as teenagers. Small world.

Shirley Kerrigan 8-9-2016 02:27 PM
Ken,that is amazing small world in Red Hook, actually in Brooklyn
8035) Francis V Pirrone 
Staten Island, USA
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::::7580) Francis V. Pirrone
Staten Island, United States
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7-3-2013 09:46 PM Write a comment Send E-mail

there is nothing, nothing, nothing like
in the hook

hot town, summer in the city
been down, isn't it a pity
doesn't seem to be a shadow in the city

goodbye, disneyland, great adventure
adios to freedomland, coney island
in the hook
we were all yankee doodle dandies
born on the fourth of july
Born in the u.s.a., I was born in the u.s.a.
Born in the u.s.a., I'm a long gone daddy in the u.s.a.
Born in the u.s.a., born in the u.s.a.
Born in the u.s.a., I'm a cool rocking daddy in the u.s.a.
we're staying in the hook
to celebrate america's revolution
to the tune of a 10 cent pack of fireworks

I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy

Francis V Pirrone 7-4-2016 08:50 AM
Yankee Doodle, do or die
a real live nephew of my Uncle Sam
born on the 4th of July
frankie 7-3-2013 09:47 PM
it started earlier
once school was out
we started pledging allegiance
to the united states of fireworks

“I pledge allegiance
to the Flag of
the United States of America,
and to the Republic for which it stands,
one Nation under God,
with liberty and justice for all.”

we would get together early in the morning
sooner or later
you could tell it was him
walking slowly up the block
with a big, crumpled brown grocery bag
the only thing he didn't have was a sign that said
“fireworks guy”, lol

“O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea! “

some of us had a dime to buy a pack
that kept us going for the morning
in the afternoon
some of the big, big guys would come around with the hard stuff
ashcans or cherry bombs
at night, there was always one of the men who had a roman candle

but at night, it's a different world
go out and find a gal
come on, come on and dance all night
despite the heat it will be alright

sorry, gals
fireworks were number one

and you had to be a rocket scientist, too
“ma, I need 10 cents for the softball game”
“grandma, do you need a loaf of bread”
chalk up 5 cents
“frankie, where's the change from the gallon of milk?'
“grandpa, thanks for the quarter”
cashing in 2 cent coca cola deposit bottles
fireworks weren't a sin
it put “Saturday confession” on the agenda, lol
then, as the fourth was rolling around
you had to start the hoard,
saving some for the big night

the weirdest thing was no one complained
it wasn't like someone would tell my mom I had fireworks
“frankie, don't step on Mrs. Palumbo's tulips”
but fireworks were ok
mom always rang in with a horror story
but that was it
if you had a pack of fireworks in your hand
and asked a stranger for a match
he would give you the whole book
it was a great part of growing up in the hook

Despite the heat it'll be alright
And Babe, don't you know it's a pity
That the days can't be like the nights
In the summer, In the city, In the summer, In the city

one day, a friend happened to have a white mouse on him
no kidding
needless to say, to further our education
in propulsion and quantum leap theory
we, not me, I swear
tied him to a 6 oz. Rocket
he was the first mouse to go to the moon, lol

now, relax, calm down, pull up a chair
moooooooooooooooooooove overrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
you got nothing on the hook
it was all about boom, bang, bam, badabing

Francis V Pirrone 7-4-2016 08:51 AM
the british may be coming
we got red hook lane covered
but they aren't staying
three cheers for the red, white and blue
and we, SONS OF THE REVOLUTION delivered

We've been travelling far
Without a home
But not without a star

Only want to be free
We huddle close
Hang on to a dream

On the boats and on the planes
They're coming to America
Never looking back again
They're coming to America

Home, don't it seem so far away
Oh, we're travelling light today
In the eye of the storm
In the eye of the storm

Home, to a new and a shiny place
Make our bed, and we'll say our grace
Freedom's light burning warm
Freedom's light burning warm

“and now for the weather forecast with Tex Antoine
Thursday will be a hot, hot hot 4th of July
with lots of sun, very humid and muggy”

we were always out real early on the 4th
we would shoot the fireworks off by the johnny pump
that was it for the whole day
fireworks this, fireworks that
all day long all you heard from other blocks, too, were fireworks
my mom would buy the franks from the sabrett hot dog guy on
fourth place and court street
and it was a real hot dog 4th family barbecue in the backyard
and then, after dinner
it was like all the parents and grandparents came out to sit on the stoops
or stand by the gate for the show

as soon as it got a little dark
the big guys and the big, big guys came around
and it started
sometimes there were a dozen guys by the johnny pump
and they meant business
ashcans, mats, cherry bombs, rockets, helicopters, whistlers,
bottle rockets, chasers, roman candles
up the block was a cop
so there was a blast going there, too
(who said they were fireworks he confiscated)
then, out of nowhere, every so often
you would hear fireworks going off for about 15, 20 minutes non stop
of course, since I was a big guy, too
I stayed real close to my mom, lol
dad or big brother mike always had a few boxes of sizzlers
that we would light for our younger sisters

the next morning we would look for the ones that didn't go off
with all the spent rockets, etc and firecracker paper
you could tell it was another great

honorable mention to clinton street and president street
the real guys were there
if you know what I mean
their fireworks went on to 2, 3 in the morning, nonsrop

it was great having 2 kid sisters
I took them to the macy's thanksgiving day parade
oh, that's another story

O say can you see,
by the dawn's early light,
what so proudly we hailed
at the twilight's last gleaming,
whose broad stripes and bright stars,
through the perilous fight,
o'er the ramparts we watched,
were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare

Marie 7-3-2013 10:36 PM
Frankie, thank you, thank you, thank you. That was wonderful. Fond memories that put a smile on your face. Have a great fourth!
Anna 7-3-2013 11:44 PM
July 4th 2010 we were sitting in deck chairs watching the firework displays in the neighborhood. There were several women and about a dozen kids watching the guys shooting them off. As the night drew on the guys got a little careless and decided to put a few roman candles and some other big bang gizmos in an old paint can, when I say to you HOLY S**T it would be an understatement. That thing blew up and tipped over shooting roman candles horizontal in all directions. TG no one got seriously hurt, just a few bruises from falling jumping out of the way.

Have fun and be careful.
Louise**Red Hook** 7-4-2013 03:57 PM
I remember they would do them in PS30s school yard..the next morning you would see all the paper from the fireworks...those were the days in Red Hook!!!!

Anna 7-4-2013 04:45 PM
Louise, you could still smell all the gun powder the next day. We kids liked to burn "punks". They were better than nothing when we ran out of sparklers. My family would have big pails full of clams, oysters, and a few beer kegs. We kids had soda of course. Loud radio music, fireworks and no worries. I miss those days.
Ken 7-5-2013 12:18 PM
I remember after the fourth we would get cherry bombs. They would burn underwater and explode. We would tie a rock to them and drop them in the water at Pier 38. When they exploded you would sometimes see dead fish come up to the surface. I regret doing that. At pier 38 they kept a 55 gal drum filled with water on the railroad tracks. This was for fire use. One time some one did the same thing and dropped the cherry bomb in the drum. When it exploded it blow the bottom seam out of the drum and the water came out. A long shoreman saw this and came after us. If you got caught he would have let us have. No complaining to your parents - they would say you deserved it and give you more punishment. In those days it really was a village that watched the kids and kept us in line. Now a days you can't look at a kid where the parents want to bend a bat aver your head.

Shirley Kerrigan 7-16-2016 05:33 PM
Francis, you are one grateful person. You are rare in today's time.

May the Lord continue to bless you making new memories!!!
8034) Bob 
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6-19-2016 05:54 AM  Write a comment

Hello red hook I miss this site
8033) does it matter? 
does it matter?
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I was watching a tv show about the FBI and sirens were going on and I remembered when in the 50's the station would "mute" the sirens because of the Cold War threat with Russia. They had the bomb and we were so scared.
Our practice runs were hiding under our desks in case Russia dumped the bomb on us. Question? how could a small wooden desk keep us from the bomb or even fallout?
Maybe it was just to make us feel better. lol
8032) Paul Monroe 
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Looking for help in locating an old friend from the Red Hook projects. His name is Herman Smith and he lived on Columbia Street. He also went by Smithy and Worm.

Loretta battiloro 5-25-2016 11:16 PM
Does anyone know Jerry Brown. If so what happened to him. I am trying to get in touch with him. He was married to Pam
8031) Shirley Kerrigan 
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Did anyone see the movie "Brooklyn"? It is amazing. it takes place in the time of "The Quiet Man" movie with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara.
The Irish girl moves to Clinton St Brooklyn.

Ken 5-24-2016 08:30 PM
8030) Bklyn 
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"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.[2]

bklyn 5-2-2016 06:28 PM
Tale of two cities

Ken 5-12-2016 04:41 PM
True words. The comparision is brilliant.

bklyn 5-12-2016 06:17 PM
Thanks Ken (Brown?) I was hoping someone would get the comparison. Should have known you would

Ken 5-13-2016 07:57 PM
Curious, do we know each other?

bklyn 5-16-2016 06:13 AM
Yes Ken. i don't like using my real name here. Probably should, no one knows me on here anymore.

Ken 5-17-2016 04:35 PM
How about your first name and last initial? For example John R.

bklyn 5-18-2016 05:51 PM
Shirley K

Ken 5-21-2016 03:25 PM
Nice to hear from you Shirley.
Are you still in NJ or PA?

Shirley Kerrigan 5-22-2016 12:25 PM
Ken, I'm back in PA, went to Florida for 1.5 years, nice but boring. I can't sit still. I minister to abused women (Mainly in prisons). I did some prison work in Florida but NY & PA is the place for me.
I love it!!! How are you and your family?

Shirley Kerrigan 5-22-2016 07:08 PM
Did anyone see the movie "Brooklyn"? You will love it. The girl from Ireland moves to Clinton St.
It takes place during the time "The Quiet Man" was playing with John Wayne.
8029) Eileen Coughlin 
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4-29-2016 01:03 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Thank You Mark. I been so lucky to
find some of my old friends
on this site

Ken 5-21-2016 03:26 PM
Eileen, Did you ever locate Pat McDonnell?

frank c 8-8-2016 07:11 AM
Hi Shirley, Frank c From the old redhook! been living in allentown pa. on and off for the last ten yrs.I Go into bklyn and hook up with some of my old pals from time to time

Shirley Kerrigan 8-8-2016 11:37 AM
Frank, did I know you? Have you adjusted to PA? I finally came to like it here. Shirley

Frank c 8-21-2016 12:28 PM
Hi shirley, I like pa. Living in Breinigsville now. Also lived in Fort myers fl. for two years, loved it but missed my kids and grandkids tooo much

Frank c 8-21-2016 05:15 PM
PS I think I may be a wee bit older then you
8028) mark administrator 
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4-11-2016 04:57 PM  Write a comment

After working on this guestbook, and reading some of the remarkable information it contains, I have decided to leave it up and open. Please do not abuse it. Do not post advertisements, foul language, etc because it will be removed.

bklyn 4-11-2016 06:40 PM
You are the best Mark, thank you so much, it has brought so much joy to all of us.
God Bless You
8027) Roget kenneke 
Spring hill,fl
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3-15-2016 05:29 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Sad to report the passing of sonny balzamo

Owner of Sonnies bar mar,11
8026) Frankie Nerves 
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2-23-2016 01:48 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Perhaps this website will stir up some find memories. It's The Old Time Candy Company. You can browse candy by the decade starting from the 1920's to 1990's.

Since HTML code is disabled on this site I can't post a link so you'll have to type the address into your broser manually.

Frankie Nerves 2-23-2016 01:50 PM

bklyn 3-17-2016 07:06 PM
Just saw on Facebook that they are putting in a ferry to go to Van Brunt St or something as close.
8025) Djmal Najib 
Atlantic Avenue
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2-23-2016 07:54 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

We are laughing at you! Your ways are laughable!

real person 2-23-2016 08:01 AM
You are incongruous
8024) Chris 
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1-21-2016 11:23 AM  Write a comment

Ha...South Brooklyn? Get real...the real South Brooklyn are places you hipster doofuses wouldn't venture.

There is more to Brooklyn than the Slope, Carroll Gardens etc.

FYI, I was born & bred in Brooklyn.

You want real Brooklyn? Travel further south than the Slope, Hook, Heights etc...

bklyn 1-21-2016 08:34 PM
Home is where the heart is; Frank loved his neighborhood and friends, you can't get better than that.

Red 6-7-2016 06:37 PM
Plz dont tell the newbies to venture farther into bklyn.....they will only wanna move in!
8023) Francis V Pirrone 
Staten Island, USA
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wow, i can't believe it's
i have to say
growing up in the hook
was a wonderful experience
i still tell my sister
we were so lucky to have mom and dad as examples

never in a zillion years
could i imagine
the things that go on today

love ya everybody

8022) johnny perna 
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12-25-2015 08:30 AM  Write a comment

merry Christmas everyone .this is my only day off of the year so I truly look forward to it every year .hope everyone is fine .

Louise**Red Hook** 12-29-2015 07:31 PM
Hi my friend...hope you have a great New Year!!!! Miss you....
8021) Eileen Coughlin 
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It may cool down here
I can't ever remember it this warm
this time of year always
so cold on New years.
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