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1508) Madeline B 
carroll gardens/red hook
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11-12-2006 01:23 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Gail;
Sorry I havn't been on the sight,I've been very busy
How are things upstate?I sure do miss it.I do vist Gay and John I was there
for two weeks.Let me know when your in Newburg maybe we could get together. Email me lol

Tommy B. 11-12-2006 07:55 PM
Hi Mad ,welcome back. I've been trying to help Bill out also, if you back track to the entries in box 1491 you will see what I am talking about. I am glad to see someone from the family is back on the site, will talk soon. Take are luv ya!

Tommy B. 11-12-2006 07:58 PM
Sorry Mad, that is take care.

babyann 11-14-2006 10:52 AM
Hello Maddy and Tommy B glad to see you both on this site, well you two know I am busy with my new grandchild but I hope to see you both soon have a good Thanksgiving don't eat to MUCH dressing that goes with the Turkey and Pasta too! You know the rest pop pop fiz fiz what a releve it is.

Tommy B. 11-14-2006 04:36 PM
Hi Babyann & Mad F. I hope you are both enjoying the new edtions to your families. Now to change the subject a little lets get back to President St. like I talked about in the past, because between the both of you & my sister you all came from down below originally & should be familiar with St.Charles more then anyone. I talked about it in the past that between Columbia & Van Brunt on President St. there was only the Two florist,a couple of clubs & the store fronts where they did the straps & of course St. Charles,now help me out if I'm wrong. Now Mad F. talking about great nieces & nephews I think I'm up to 15. That is 9 boys & 6 girls & then there is Sal,Gina's son, who is my grea great Nephew. I only wish that I can see them more often especially the young ones, because they are so much fun to be around, my sister Madeline can verify that because half of them are her grandchildren lol, I'm lying only 5 are her grandchildren. I hope now that the Holidays are here the site can open up a little more with some of the names we heard a few months ago especilly my family. Take care,will talk soon.

babyann 11-15-2006 10:31 AM
Tommy B what are straps? for St Charles???? the only straps that I know of are "Bra"
My Mother & Yours and women in our neighborhood did they worked for extra money I know that is not what your talking about

babyann 11-15-2006 10:43 AM
Tommy B President St you forgot the restaurants too, there were 2 one near van brunt st. and the other near columbia st. on the corner was a French Cleaners and of course the frankfooter man lets talk about Union St. with all its venders and stores Chicken Markets, Bacacla (fish) store, fresh bar butter and eggs, goldman, espito port store, pastry store, deli off the corner and the famous fruite & vegetable store

Tommy B. 11-15-2006 08:20 PM
Hi Babyann, I do remember the cleaners but not the restaraunts, I also remember the hot dog vendor ,his name was Louie & I remember him having a son who was a friend of mind, his name was Sally Chink. I have mentioned in the past that Louie was my cousin Robert Nardo's uncle & if anyone has heard from Sally Chink, every time I see Robert I forget to ask him about Sally .Now getting back to President St.the store fronts I mentioned was where they did have something to do with bra's. Also I do remember the pastry store, was it Chioffi or Barbaro's ! Now talking about St Charle's,it is to bad we cant get more info about it such as a name of a Priest or something like that.Now once again it was good hearing from you ,will talk soon,take care!

babyann 11-16-2006 11:18 AM
Tommy Sally Chink I saw years ago I like to know what's up with him too. It would be nice if they have another reunion with the guys my cousins from carroll st. and Butchie and Louie R (the lawyer)
1507) Madeline B 
carroll gardens/red hook
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To Bill Sweeney;
I was reading that you are looking for a church that was located on president st? Yes it was near Van Brunt I think it was connected in some way with Sacred Hearts St. Stephens,located on Summitt St. The office is on Carroll St between Hick St. and Henry St.. Mother Carbrinie came from that parish.Phone number is 718-596-7750 Good Luck!

Bill Sweeney 11-12-2006 03:44 PM
Thank you Madeline. Yes, I did know that there was a Church on President Street, but when I started doing my genealogy I forgot it. I will have to call Saint Stephens to see what information I can get. We lived in Saint Mary's but had a good family who was a Priest there in the 1930s, Father Gorman. Thanks again, and best wishes.
1506) ed murphy 
carthage, ny
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Hi Diane Burban, i went to school with a Jean Burban, they lived over Mike's ice cream parlor at the crosstown bus stop on van brunt st. any relation? do you have an email address for Jean? thanks,

madeline faiella 11-11-2006 05:45 PM
Tommy B sorry that i haven't been on for awhile but my brother Matthew daughter just had a baby girl 8lbs that right 8lbs she is my great niece this makes 3 great nieces and 3 great nephews nice to see the family growing ..
today is saturday and i passed the VFW Post and they were having something going on for the Vet that fight in all the wars, why didnt they say something on the website we could of had a parade of some kind for our boys that fought for this country .

madeline faiella 11-12-2006 12:20 PM
To One and All
i want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving this from my home to all of you out there in Brooklyn
1505) mike imbasciani 
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I just want to wish all you vets out there a happy veterans day. and a big prey for the fallen ones . i served in the u s navy amphious fleet. coastel river sqaudron 2. on the patrol gun boat 94. the uss. chehalis. that was Indian tribe in washington .frank latorre. was in boot camp that is the last time i saw him he was the painter son union st. i lived at 429 union.st. sister lucy franny there r more dont remember.35 years last time i saw him . if not for the life we spend and share the mems there must be a GOD . thank god for god. mike the hat.c u.
1504) peter 
st petersberg florida
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11-10-2006 11:27 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

ROY.Ocourse them names ring a bell. i was thinking about your dad, just the other nightalong with mr baggs i really dont remember any of uncle joes and aunt mae kids

jb 11-11-2006 04:51 PM
peter do me a favor my mother was asking about u and your brothers she lives on ft. myers beach fla. would u call her she not feeling that well u would make her whole week 239 463 0133.god bless you hope too see u in the future.how is your father doing would love to see him take care j.b.

Roy Caputo 11-11-2006 05:25 PM
Hi Pete. To know Mr.Baggs I'm thinking your one of Red's son's. It's nice to know you were thinking of my Dad. This Nov. 21st will be 16 years since he passed away. I didn't know he was so popular. One day a few years ago I was down the Hook and met some people and all I kept hearing was "your Joe's son". My brother Anthony lives in Florida also. In a place called The Villages. He loves it down there. Take care Pete.

jb 11-12-2006 08:47 AM
by the way i seen every one of anthonys(sonny) movies
1503) Mary Ann (Sister) Solimine 
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11-10-2006 11:15 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Everyone:
I was at Joan's (Pisano) wake last night and saw a lot of people from the Hook. Chico mentioned that Marianne (Auletti) had put a message on the board. I didn't make it to the Post reunion this year. Hope to see you all next September.
1502) Lucy (Lucille) Fraser Suarez 
Florida via RED HOOK
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11-10-2006 09:50 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello new friends & ole (NEVER OLD!!!!) LOL! Cheno & I are doing well... We hope you all are as well! We ould like to wish you all a wonderful & safe enjoyable Thanksgiving! The weather here in our neck of the woods has finnaly cooled off! YEAHHHHH! We are begining to feel viberent and alive again! It s been very cool at night (no problem for me!) and Sunny and in upper 70s to low eighties during the day! This is my favorite tme of year here in the lil apple! I know its suposed to be the lil orange but hey ! I am the one writing this! Be good to each other show your Loved ones you care! Help someone and dont brag about it! and mostly GOD BLES YOU ALL! Lucy the gal from 342 VAn Brunt St. & Cheno the guy from 149 Richard St. LOVE YAS! Lucy & Cheno
1501) howie mc comiskey & diane 
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11-9-2006 10:07 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi South Brooklyn more specifically Red Hook. I'm Diame McComiskey formally Diane Burban of 337 Van Brunt St. married to Howie McComiskey formally of 39 Dikeman St.. Before I continue my bio. I'd like to say hello to HARRY BOYLE,HOWIE GRAVES,HERMAN RIVERA,and ANTHONY DIVINCENZO (Chico). Howie and I are married for forty three yrs. and have three children and six grandchrildren. We lieved in S.I. for thirty five yrs. and have seen lots of people from Red Hook in that time,now retired we also live in Florida. Before I say good-bye, Howie would like to say hello to ROGER KENNEKE.

Louis Auletti 11-11-2006 10:21 PM
Hi Diane and Howie,
Diane we were in the same class in Visitation. Howie I remember you as having good wit and from the Dykes.

pat kruithoff 8-31-2009 07:26 AM
I lived at 337 van brunt st also, from 1959 to when they sold the whole sq block and built a school

pat kruithoff/bonito 10-1-2009 11:54 AM
I live at 337 also, you wer our landlords. Drugstore underneath. demolished building next to us. We had to move as the whole block was being demolished to build a school. This was the mid 60's, I think. Chickie was my mom, and Louis and Rudy Bonito were my grandparents
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Roy Caputo 11-9-2006 09:36 PM
Hello Lou. Fr. Moroney Is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery In Brooklyn. Take care.

ben butler 11-13-2006 04:18 PM
A Father Maroney Short Story.

One Day in November 1954/55 maybe Porkey Ambery asks me if I would help him paint Father Maroney's Mothers TV antenna. This sounded like a can of corn,just check out any Red Hook roof top... so away we go upstate New York one very cold Saturday morning. How bad could the job be, with a little Aluminum paint. No problem. Well Mrs. Maroney lived in the middle of the mountains Upstate and the antenna had an
8 foot square concrete base that does up at least 50 feet high into the air and comes to a point with a regular house antenna on the top.

It was not exactly as I thought it would be. No good dead ever goes unpunished, doubly so if you come from Red Hook.(Has anyone ever noticed that) We painted all day and finally finished in the late dark and windy evening, almost frozen to death. My fingers still don't work right after that job.

Lou...When youi visit Holy Cross remind the good Father about our good work. (on the arm), by the way.

His prayers may help get me past the Golden gate in the far distant future,I hope. Sorry I mean the Pearly Gate.
I already did the Golden Gate several times. Who knows I may see him myself. Holy Cross, It may well be my last know address too..

Fortunately traveling up and back in the car to the Hook I said noting knowing instinctively that if I did Father Maroney might just hold it against me.

At 6'5 by 280 lbs. he was not a man to cross.
Hey... We did learn Upstate Antenna painting though.

Porkey advise that we should start rthe job at the top and work our way down. He was good with stuff like that.

See ya all

Benny Butler
Antenna paint work done cheap.
1499) peter 
st petrersberg florida
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11-9-2006 12:34 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Too roy. i guess we are cousin and dont even know each other funny blackie was my uncle mollie my grandmother

Roy Caputo 11-10-2006 02:49 AM
Hi Pete.OK lets start from square one. If you are the son of Vickie or Red and lived down the Hook, does the names Uncle Joe and Aunt Mae ring a bell. I'm their oldest son. You may know my younger brother Anthony or my sister Theresa...If you are the son of Josie and Victor well they lived down the Hook for awhile then moved to Bensonhurst. So you pbobably wouldn't know me. Although I did have Josie and her boys in my car one day. Pete, get back to me. Looking forword to hearing from you. Take care.
1498) mike imbasciani 
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Tommy b. can you give me alittle more about are you the oldest of gobalottos fam. my brother frank lefty. says hello from florida.on another note does anybody remember sloppy nicks. the best hero .was it . hey anthony yodice. are you out there. union st. softball ps 32s. tigers magic touch bar . Here is some trivia who remembers the bakerys name between 3rd and 2nd st on hoyt st. everyone went there for birthdaycakes. they were the best .if any can find sandy callendo tell mike says shake sandy shake.

Sid Weinman 11-9-2006 12:05 AM
Schneiders Bakery and was there fruit fillings delicious

Tommy B. 11-9-2006 03:09 PM
Hello again Mike, I am not Tommy Garbellotto, he is my unlce Augie's oldest son, my uncle also has two other sons Richie & Augie then there was Mikey Rabbit who passed away & you also knew him. As for who I I am, all you have to do is back track on this site & find out the people I have been associated with over the years then maybe we can relate better. Also while you are back tracking you can read the postings about Sloppy Nicks, it has been mentioned a numerous amount of times.Take care,will talk soon.
1497) peter 
st petersberg florida
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11-8-2006 05:47 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Too roy caputo, how are you blackie ianno cousin

Roy Caputo 11-8-2006 08:48 PM
Hello Peter. My Mom and my Aunt Mollie (Blackies Mom) were sisters. We lived on the 2nd floor of 107 Walcott St. and my Aunt Mollie lived on the 3rd. Blackie would call me down on a Sat. morning and yell "get your glove" We would catch on Walcott St. until my glove hand was swollen.Later on in life he married Anna Bertucci from Pioneer St. I take it you knew Blackie. He was a great guy. And a great ballplayer. He was a big part of me growing up and learning to play. Take care.
1496) Fred Saez 
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This is for Bill Sweeney. There is a church on Sidney Place in Brooklyn Heights called St Charles Borromeo. Not far from where your family lived. Possibly, this is the St Charles church that your family attended in the 1800's. Here's their phone # 718-596-1362. They used to have a school also, not sure if they still do.

Charlie 11-8-2006 07:07 PM
You said you hung around Degraw and Hoyt knew Bill Monks
Did you know anyone from Larry's cellar

Bill Sweeney 11-9-2006 12:16 PM
Thanks Fred. That is not the church that I am looking for. Someone on the site mentioned a Saint Charles Church on President Street. I do know that there had been a church there, but can't find any record of its existance. I guess that I will have to try Saint Pauls. Best wishes.

Tommy B. 11-9-2006 03:22 PM
Hello Bill, I did mention St Charle's on President St ,then I also mentioned St.Mary's Star of the Sea & Visitation, Once again, good luck!

Bill Sweeney 11-9-2006 09:25 PM
The 1st generation of the family in this country were married in Saint Paul's, and buried from Saint Paul's, and the oldest child was Baptized in Saint Paul's I thought that all the children would have been Baptized in Saint Paul's. There is no record of them either there or Saint Pater's. I know that they were not in Saint Mary's parish as they lived at 544 Hicks Street. Thanks, and best wishes.
1495) Anthony ( CHICO ) De Vincenzo 
Bethpage N.Y. 11714
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I just wanted people to know that my cousin Joan Pisano ( Champ's Wife )passed away this morning.

Casey's Funeral Home
350 Slossom Ave.
Staten Island N.Y. 10314
Thursday and Friday
Funeral on Saturday

Rosario (Roy) Caputo 11-8-2006 02:00 PM
Sorry to hear about Joan. Knew Champ fairly well. He and Blackie Ianno ( my cousin) were about the two most well known ball players down the Hook. Please offer my condolences to the Family.

Bernard Avigliano 11-8-2006 02:56 PM
Chico, Sorry to hear about Joan, please give my condolonces to Champie. I would have come to the wake, but I am sick, with a urostimy and diabetes and is now scheduled for surgery once again.

Again, please give him my condolonces... Thank you

matthew martino 11-9-2006 01:19 AM
so sorry to hear about joan she was a nice lady i lived next door to her on pioneer st most of my life///god rest her soul

matthew martino 11-9-2006 01:20 AM
so sorry to hear about joan she was a nice lady i lived next door to her on pioneer st most of my life///god rest her soul

frank c 11-9-2006 07:36 AM
i remember champie, i dont think he knows me he played ball with my cousin camille. with or agains't frank

Mark Valenti 11-13-2006 04:03 PM
sorry to here about the passing of joan she was a good friend of the valenti family especially celia sorry that we did not here about this sooner but don't visit this site often the valenti's send there condolences to the family.
1494) Fred Saez 
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Anyone remember the Baldasere family that owned a little candy store on Court between Kane and Baltic? The store was down a few steps and across the street from the College Bakery.

Giselle Baffi 11-12-2006 12:34 AM
Yes I remember that candy store very well. They had the best candy. That was in the 60's. I think it was called Mario's Candy Store. I lived at 173 Baltic between Clinton and Henry St. across from PS29's school yard.
I had family that owned 201 Baltic St.
1493) gail quam 
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hi, anybody remember me and want to chat...from hunter mt now....gail from the alley

Tommy B. 11-7-2006 04:09 PM
Welcome back Gail,how is everything in Tannersville.The last time we talked I mentioned about how the town was starting to look different more colorful, am I correct. I also mentioned that I havn't been up there since my sister Madeline sold the house,I do miss going up there. Many of the people from around Court St. area have not been on the site ,so it is good hearing from you. Take care.

Bob Barbera 11-8-2006 08:20 AM
Hi, Gail. This is Bob Barbera from the alley. It's been a long time since we last met in NYC, but I don't get back there too much from Kentucky.

Peter Russo 11-8-2006 03:01 PM
Hi Gail,
I was friends with your brother Gary. I think you even dated my brother Christy for a while
1492) barbara 
staten island
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Anyone remember Pattys Pool Room next to the Lido Theatre?

babyann 11-6-2006 04:26 PM
Now you mentioned 2 great places, Movies and shooting pool, Patty's was the place they had many experts in there, I am sure you heard about them, games like money ball-- best pool players ever, Can anybody remember the real pool sharks???? and the Liddo still standing today, I saw a great horror movie there, The Haunting the Liddo what a place to watch horror movies. At least the Liddo you didn't have to bring your own seats like the Happy Hour on Columbia St.

Tommy B. 11-7-2006 02:57 PM
Hello again Babyann,I'm sorry to say that I only remember 1 good pool shooter from Patty's & I think his name was Nick Caputo,I do remember him coming over to Jerry's poolroom on 2nd place with his Dad to shoot pool against some of the older guys who shot pool at Jerry's, guys like Bobby Calahan,Sport Jack & Johnny Bianco. Maybe you can give me more names of some of the guys from Patty's & I might remember them. Now to change the subject a little. I havn't put no trivia questions up recently because the site has been kind of slow, so here is one that is for the guys from around the Carroll Gardens area back in the late 60s & early 70s. OK put your thinking caps on. This well known figure from our time always would say Goooood night, Goooood night! who was it? Goooood Luck.

babyann 11-8-2006 05:50 PM
Hey Tommy B, Nicky played pool there and said 2 guys he remembers, Willie Pep, and Frankie Mop real pool sharks I tell you what names only in Brooklyn
They were very good this was in the 50's
You know Nicky's name was Nicky Juke Box as I said only in Brooklyn
I think you can guess why.....

babyann 11-9-2006 08:14 PM
Tommy B found out more about the pool hall, there was a black guy who was the best pool shark around nobody could beat him, this was in the 50's the guys really got mad I guess you can understand why cannot remember his name I am sure it was a good one too!

Tommy B. 11-11-2006 04:13 PM
Hi Babyann, sorry I cant relate to none of the names from Patty's. As for the black Guy in the 50s,once again you must remember I was only a pup back then. Now talking about Nicky being called Juke Box, my Brother in law Phil was als called Juke Box! Only in Brooklyn.

Len Rizzuto 7-8-2007 02:59 PM
Remember it !!! I lived in there circa 1964 - 70 .Let me through out some names.
Lets see Pete Messina ,Ed Argenio ,Mooney, Willie,Paulie Jones,Flash, even Ray Sharkie (now and then,. Who R U ?

len rizzuto 7-8-2007 03:06 PM
Hey babyann,

Willie pep was another name form Patty's pool room.
money ball,Pill ball 8 ball .
Straight up 25 50 &100. Yeah thos were the days
1491) babyann 
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hello all, where are all the Court St. to Columbia St. people, I know Tommy B's family is in SUNNY LAND need some home stories, I am sure there are many,
has anybody been on Columbia St. and Union lately??? boy if they rip up any more streets it will be like an earth quake, every building will fall I'm sure some of you had family whose house was torn down to build the passway on Hicks St. or Hamilton Ave either side I was told that is why the projects were built to place the displaced. funny isn't it. Some remained there and others moved out after 5 or 6 years later we moved to Columbia St. & Carroll St. a little upscaled you think????

madeline faiella 11-6-2006 03:13 PM
i passed there Sunday what are they doing to the street there going to course the houses to crack again like it did in1970's when they condement most of the house to be pulled down and thats when the neighood change hands . What are they fixing now

Tommy B. 11-6-2006 03:24 PM
Hi Babyann,you are correct about the neighborhood. As I mentioned in the past I do get down once & awhile. I do go down on President & Columbia & look for my friend Carmine, he has a house where St.Charles Church must have been & if I remember Gargulio's florist was on the opposite side of the street. Then toward Columbia was Benavento am I correct. Other then the social clubs I only remember the store fronts where the women did the straps was there any other stores on the block between Columbia & Van Brunt? Now for my family ,I spoke to my sister the other day & she finds it a little fustrating just as I do when she comes on to the site & someone mentions how much they like the site & they ask for help on certain things, like if anyone knows a certain person or if anyone remembers a certain store. After we help them out we never here from them again, I do find that kind of strange,do you agree! Now that the holidays are coming around I might be going down to Court St. to get my pastry & bread & if the weather is good I will be walking around for awile,maybe my sister will join me & maybe you Nicky can also,Take care!

Tommy B. 11-6-2006 03:42 PM
Hi Mad,good hearing from you again, I hope you agree with me with I just mentioned in the above box. I do remember he 70s when all the contruction was going on & the homes just kept on cracking,it also happened on 2nd place next to the lot wher we hung out, a mather of fact the guy who owned the house tried to blame us because we were shooting off fireworks in the lot. I know I havn't seen you in a number of years maybe since your retirement so I hope all is well, maybe we can stroll the old neighborhood one day, talking about retirement why dont you go to box 1470 & see if you can remeber any of those names. I know You mentioned Lillian Mcphaul retiring, I spoke to Tony Herle the other day about her, because her & I went back a long time together, take care & be good,regards!

babyann 11-6-2006 04:18 PM
say! here is an Idea; lets all meet at 215 Columbia St. on SATURDAY 7pm we can reminess about everything and listen to good music have something to eat too! There are so many pictures on the wall I bet you can find someone you know what a treat

Bill Sweeney 11-7-2006 11:01 AM
I believe that some of my family lived at 544 Hicks street in the late 1800s. Could someone tell me just what streets 544 was between, and if it too had been taken down to build the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway?

John 11-7-2006 01:57 PM
Hi Babyann- I hope we never have live through the 70's and the buidings on President Street being supported by wooden beams. Not a good situation.Hope to see you at 215 real soon -

Bill Sweeney 11-8-2006 11:16 AM
To Tommy B. I have a list of Catholic Churches that were in Brooklyn, and the dates that they were started. I cannot find any mention of Saint Charles. My curiosity is because I had relatives who lived at 544 Hicks Street in the Mid to Late 1800s and I cannot find Baptismal Certificates in either Saint Pauls, or Saint Peters. I know they did not go to Saint Stephen's. Cna you tell me anything about Saint Charles, was it a Chapel for Saint Paul's? Best wishes.

Tommy B. 11-8-2006 03:37 PM
Hi Babyann & Mad, maybe you can help Bill out a little. The church on President St. was St. Charles am I correct,& also if his relatives came from Hicks St. maybe their Baptismal certifics are in either St. Mary's or Visatation. Good luck!

babyann 11-8-2006 06:12 PM
For Bill and John, My house was on Columbia St. bet Summit & Carroll St. was held up by 2 hugh beams on corner of Carroll St.it supported the entire block, and that was due to the construction it was later torn down to build the new homes on Columbia & Carroll St. & President STS.
Bill St.Charles was part of Mother Cabrini School back in the early 1900's my mother went there. You know Mother Carbini taught shcool there and they named it after her. The church was torn down in the 80' I was really upset about that because of it's history. correct me Tommy B I am sure it was documented somewhere, I guess you can try St. Stephens Church for the records or Catholic Diocese downtown Brooklyn Court St. I think. good luck

Bill Sweeney 11-9-2006 12:23 PM
BVabyann I thank you very much. I knew that there was a church there, but didn't know anything about it. Back in the middle 1800s my greatgrand parents lived in several houses on Carroll Street, at 7, 8, and 11. I did not know that Mother Cabrinin taught in Brooklyn. Thanks for the history. I will probably have to go to the Diocese. Thanks again, and best wishes.

babyann 11-9-2006 08:09 PM
Bill if your Grandparents had lived on Carroll St. it was off of Van Brunt St., on the even side was a company that made rope for the ships maybe 4 houses from Van brunt St. and on the corner was the undertaker, and at 15 Carroll was the Long Shore Man Restaurant and of Course Mr Cobbs Factory I think 25 My grandparents came here in late 1800's Seattled on Carroll and President Sts. Between Van Brunt St. & Columbia St. Great Neighborhood.

Bill Sweeney 11-9-2006 09:29 PM
Babyann, thanks for the information I knew that it was near Van Brunt Street. I think that there is a lot where they had lived at one time. Thanks again and best wishes for your assistance.

John 11-17-2006 02:37 PM
Hello Babyann- Not to change the subject but Im surprised that I have not heard a word the infamous Cafieros on President Street. If the walls could talk they could write a novel. Any one out there have any Cafiero stories. I Can still see Sharkey and Kate sitting outside! Man what a time that was!-

Tommy B. 11-17-2006 07:07 PM
Hi John,where have you been? Are you the same fella I talked to awhile back about Cafiero's,if so you mentioned that you lived oppisite the restaraunt & I asked you a couple of things about it & you never responded, so I'm just letting you know that Cafiero's has been mentioned in the past,hope to talk soon.
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Hey Ben. Your story about the basketball championship you guys won was great. I knew everyone of those players you mentioned. In fact I graduated from P.S. 30 with Sal Auletti and Anthony Imperato. And Billy Baggs lived right across the street from me. We played baseball and stick ball all the time. Your story brought back memories of the 1948 or 49 summer when we from Red Hook were the softball Champions of Brooklyn. I'm writing this as possibly there is someone out there who remembers. I was the catcher Albie Emmit the pitcher. Bobby Peterson played shortstop and I think Ju-Ju played 3rd. I believed Frankie Callahan was in center. Anyway we eliminated all opponents. Mr. Cambell was our coach, a fiery man who brought the best out of us and yet never ceased to brighten our spirits when we goofed on a play. There were a lot of really good teams in Brooklyn but we were the best. Why not, we were from RED HOOK....Roy C.

BEN BUTLER 11-6-2006 02:30 AM

It's almost 1:00AM and I was about to close ti down after sending a long business text.
I hit the site one more time to fing you post. It woke me like
Roy the names. Man I just shook my head. ALL great players and guys Frankie Callahan I just realized he was in a picture and I thought he was John Sheehan.. Last nightI woke up at maybe 2 am and thought I screwed up Sal Auletti's name and called him Louie. Sorry Sal but I always get you guys mixed up. It's been a while. For what it's worth I still have my five finger Joe Medwick glove ready to go.Bobby Peterson was better than Pe Wee REESE, I DON'T CARE WHAT ANYONE SAYS. GUYS/ROY
I have a serious question and no lying. Only guys from the Hook knows what I am talking about.Who can honestly say that in Coffee Park they truly "shit housed" the ball clean over the roof. On that note I am going to take break and go over Delfontes and get a 3/4 HERO meatball parm and peppers with a pepsi and eat lunch for 85 cents YA CAN'T BEAT IT.. There is a money game at 4 o'clock after the sun dies down.

One error and you never get to play again.Two errors and you got beat up.

Bi gotta go.

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Thankyou all for responds. but there has tobe away to get together if you are in close range. it would be great to talk face to face and see how we survied. thought we all or none hadit hard growing up. there is so much to talk about .since i was 17. ibeen through alot and now sucessful. and graceful withthe help of god. thank you again from the bottom of my heart .it is so nice to know my real friends the ones i grew up with are still carried in our hearts and minds that our memories.will keep us goin alot of cherish moments. T.Y mike the hat alias bird.
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