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1348) esther garbelotto
long island
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9-19-2006 02:30 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

hi esther (charle's daughter) got your e-mail it was nice to hear from you , it's been many years , how long have you been living in florida? we are living on the island 30 yrs. our 3 children are married and we have 4 grandkids my daughter lived in florida for 9 yrs. but came back to live on long island hope to hear from you again esther(willie's daughter)

Esther 9-19-2006 04:27 PM
Hi Es,
Been in Florida 24 years. I can't believe you have 4 Grandkids, that is great. If you get an email from msdyno it's me. So I won't bore the rest of Red Hook with my stuff.
Love ya
1347) Eileen Coughlin 
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Madeline Faiella
What ever the VOFW Post
would like is fine with me.
They put so much work in to make it as nice as they can for us. That is a lot of work
I'm just sorry I did not make it befor this year. I would like to Thank them again I had a ball
1346) Mark Phillips-SBNAdministrator
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9-19-2006 06:10 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I hope you all had a great time at the reunion this weekend. I really wanted to make it. I was so crazy getting ready for the Atlantic Antic on Sunday. We had a booth handing out info about the website, and also had a great coloring project for kids. Take a look at what they produced and vote for the one you like the best. The winner gets a 20 x 30 signed print of the Queen Mary 2. The kids work is up on the site at:

We will be making a lot of changes to the site over the next month INCLUDING a neighborhoods Forum with areas for each of our neighborhoods. Watch for it!

babyann D 9-19-2006 10:36 AM
I must have passed the booth I was talking to many friends that day. Well I hope U except my invite for Saturday 23 at 215 Columbia St. 7pm
there will be a lot of people there who are on the site. It is an oldies night.

Philip 9-20-2006 06:30 AM
Thanks for the site Mark. It is
always the highlight of my day
to drop in and read the postings. Have been sharing it
with colleagues at work and they too are fascinated by the stories.
1345) Eileen Coughlin 
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Hi Madeline Faiella
A Block Party sounds like a good Idea
This was the first time I made it to Old Timers Day.With Gods help I'll be back next year we had a ball
Take Care
Eileen Coughlin

madeline faiella 9-19-2006 07:24 AM
it was my first time also the little time that i spend there was great and enjoyable to see so many friends didnt remember names but faces lol :} i hope that we get alot of feed back on this block party for next year, also thinking about having a boat ride up to bear mountain.
1344) John Spadaro
Outside Chicago
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9-19-2006 04:46 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

When is the next Old Timers day.
Will be home for Christmas to see my dad. He's pushing 93!!

Charlie Vella - how are you. Long time no hear. Write soon.

Charlie Vella 9-19-2006 04:44 PM
Hi John,

Good to hear from you, hope all is well. I have to pull out some pictures I have one with you at Confirmation St Mary,s

Very busy these days USPS and closing swimming pools.

You can email me nunzio1513@aol
1343) Eileen Coughlin 
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9-18-2006 03:15 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

We made it to Old Timers Day this year
We had a ball Its been about 40 years
since I been to Red Hook The time went so fast We did not get to meet Louise or Mark I hope to next time
was so lucky to meet up with family & friends I have not seen in 40 years.
We took up right where we left off.
I was thinking of my mother going to the A&P. I would like to thank The Post There was a lot of work went in to makeing it so nice for us
i hope to be back next year It was so good to see friend of yesterday hear about there familys
Thank You

madeline faiella 9-18-2006 07:19 PM
eileen coughlin
what do you think about having a block party next year at the vfw ? we should all think about it .

Anna 9-19-2006 06:52 PM
How about Staddermans hardware and Sugarmans and Rosemonds deli.
1342) Larry Natale
Staten Island N.Y.
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9-18-2006 10:57 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

As usual , This years oldtimers day was a great success . Memory Lane was alive and well and it was great seeing so many good people assembled in one place bringing back so many good times . See Ya next year !!!!

madeline faiella 9-18-2006 11:20 AM
to one and all
o got to vfw late but it was jumping and the old songs were playing and people were dancing like someone said the magic is in the drinking of the water lol lol got to see my friend after 40 yrs or so it was great see her again it was like we never stop talking we just picked up where we left off, only in broklyn can that happen
thanka VFW for having these ole timers day gatherings
annamae dell porte dont forget to call me when your back in bklyn before you go home

madeline faiella 9-18-2006 07:16 PM
larry natale
what part of staten island are you living in
1341) MadelineB
RED Hook Carroll Gardens
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9-18-2006 07:44 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Esther
I'm happy to see you on the sight.
I always ask about you and your family.Sure do miss you in our lives.

Always think about the old time.

babyann D 9-19-2006 10:28 AM
hello Esther G L the box with the pencil click it and follow what it said to do name and password U will get on. email madeline B she will help you...
1340) Sal Bracco
Babylon, Long Island
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9-18-2006 07:40 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

When I see these Spanish speaking immigrants playing soccer in our parks it kinda reminds me of when I was a little kid my poppa took me to watch the Italian Soccer teams play each other on the field across from the soon-to-be-built Red Hook pool, Stadium and Projects...We drove there in a car with a rumble seat and thats where I sat.....There was always a large crowd their on Sundays.

Sal 9-20-2006 07:47 AM
Here is another memory for you guys. In 1939 the grand opening of the Clinton Movie Theater there were spot lights shining up to the sky for all of Red Hook to see and the movie was "Gone with the Wind"
1339) Francis Campagna
Garden City, NY
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9-18-2006 07:02 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Went to the VFW annual reunion and had a fantastic time. Met friends who lived in my building and a woman who babysat for me. She said that I was a brat. You can't buy these memories for a million dollars. See all of you next year.

Ben Butler 9-18-2006 08:26 AM
Dear Frank,
Your Phot Album was far beyond great. I was knocked over by the picture of Impy Imperato,
Jamsie Sichenzia, Me and the Guys. I was so stunned I can't remember who else was in it.

Plus all the others./ I can see Frank Sacco from Union Street
FRANKS outfitted a lot of kids.
in your great pictures.

Please don't forget me on a copy opf that wonderful picture

Best regards

Benny Butler from Coffey

The Get together at the Post
should be once a week.

Loved it. Solid gold
The time with all the people went like five minutes

Francis 9-18-2006 03:34 PM
Check your email. Also sent you some Brooklyn Dodger pictures by mistake. Hope you're not a Yankee fan.

Ben Butler. 9-19-2006 08:37 AM
fRANCIS....Got your Pics.
Loved Porky Ambery playing football with his cigar. Bringing my Red Hook Pics next year, Again thank you so much
U GOOD. Meantime seeing Roddy Tweedy,Bobby Kelly, Harry Nespoli and Cento floored me.
Meeting those guys was better then meeting (I can't say it) might get stoned to death.

Many thanks to the Post for
hosting this event. It was dynamite folks. If you did not make it this year be sure to do so next year. And the DJ needs a great hand. He was great.

Harry we have a money game going down next sunday in the park. see ya.

1338) John Spadaro
Gurnee Illinois (Outside Chica
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9-17-2006 10:49 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

HI all. God! its been so long. Catching up with old friends. Eddie Regina - I spoke with Gail from cat's alley. Call me and I will give you her phone number. I lost your number. All is well here. My sister Angela now lives in PA and so does my brother Michael. Remember ST. Mary's Band, St Stephens. Hope to hear from all soon. Take care.

There's no place like Brooklyn.
1337) esther garbelotto
long island ny
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9-17-2006 09:34 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

hi esther i am willies daughter

joanne dibenedetto 9-18-2006 07:49 PM
Hi Cousin Esther This is JoAnne...Uncle Augie's daughter...How are you? My mother is fine and living with us in FLorida.....It has been so many years....All my brothers and sisters and their families are great...So nice to be in touch with you...all of our family is on here...Where do u live? How is your family?.....write back
I think about your father all the time....Me josephine & Esther took a trip to new york and went by Jr's...couldnt help but think about uncle Willie...Jo lives in Kansas and Esther is in Arizona...Would love to hear from you
cousin joanne

Baby Esther 9-18-2006 08:33 PM
Hi Esther, Wow so great that you are hear.
We started a Yahoo group
Go check it out, lots of pictures with more to come and lots of family joining each day.

Cousin Christine 9-19-2006 06:14 AM
Hi Esther:

How wonderful to see you here, it has been so long since we have seen each is your family? Uncle Willie had always been a big part of all our lives, if you get a chance to visit the family website, there is an amazing picture of all the Garbelotto brothers with there was a very impressive photo, with such great men and their to hear from you.

joanne dibenedetto 9-20-2006 09:36 PM
hi joanne so nice to hear from you. ron and i are fine and live on Long Island we have 3 children all married and 4 grandkids all boys i have a job working in the school.
how long have you been in Florida? you said your mom lives with you give her my love
i remember she would always have a joke to tell me
hope to hear from you
cousin esther
1336) MadelineB
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9-17-2006 08:05 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Tina I emailed you did you get my message?

Hi Tom I guess they are waiting for 9-30????
See you soon been real busy.

Sorry I didn't make old timers day,I was away I'm sure it was great.

As for the neighboorhood ,talk about changes..I saw Hanley's in my time go thru 3 changes First when John Hanley owned it and for those of you who went there there then it was a saw dust bar.Then the young Hanleys Bebbie & Kim it was a fine restaurant and bar. Now owned by Jim very opened atmosphere,plenty of new and young people ..plenty of tvs around .And this change happened in only a few short years.So you just don't know...todays happenings are tomorrows memories.
1335) Louise
Red Hook Brooklyn
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Hi everybody, Where is everybody??? I thought for sure there were going to be a lot of conversation about the old timers reunion. It was jammed packed and the yard and the front of the place were jammed as well. There was a lot of hugging going on. I saw MaryJane Perroncino and we had a few good laughs. Father time seemed to be good to all of us. I always tell people the secret is in the water of the Hook. I guess there is a lot of resting being done today. Hey Matty it was good seeing you and you look great as did Jimmy Gallager. So what do you guys think of the New Red Hook? A lot of changes being done. Ok People enough rest....tell us about your day in Red Hook with all the Old Timers...GULP...yikes we are part of that group....Old Timers.... Louise
1334) MadelineB
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9-16-2006 08:21 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

To John I
My father cut a lot of heads in Red Hook and Carroll Gardens,and my mom was very popular..she saw a lot of kids grow to be adults when she worked in 142.

My father was Nick the Barber as I said earlier on the sight he had his shop on Court & 1st place.,and before that on Rector St. in the city and before that he was with his brothers on Hamilton Ave. and Clinton St .I'm sure a lot of the old timers remember him.

Today I'm considered an old timer.We all have to get there sometime!!!

My mom was very well known on Van Brunt St ,she had a lot of friends her nick name was Garbo,because she was a beauty when she was young....

Tina 9-16-2006 08:45 PM
Hi John and Madeline,
M. Did you receive my email? My two older sons had their "first" haircuts with your Dad. When it was time for my youngest we had moved from the neighborhood.
I haven't been inside of P.S. 142 since I was a teenager. A few years ago, a young friend of the family taught at J.H. 142 and after year and a half left. Need I say more?
John we probably attended P.S.142 at the same time. We are the same age. Do you remember Miss Fernandez's nick-name? Can't mentioned here. Did any of the names in my prior entry sound familiar? Mr. Fine was a gentleman.

Tommy B. 9-17-2006 11:07 AM
Hi Mad, where has everyone gone?

John I. From First place 9-18-2006 08:14 AM
Hi maddy, Yes i remember them both very very well.Yes when she was young she was pretty.I do remember them calling her Garbo.I miss them and all the old timers so much.I also miss the old neighborhood but the way it was with the old people like myself when we were all young.How is ur bortherJimmy?

Tommy B. 9-18-2006 11:49 AM
Hi John , this is Madelines kid brother, my sister is kind of busy, I'm sorry to say that my older brother Jimmy passed away about 20 years ago at the young age of 49, boy do we miss him! Thanks for asking about him.
1333) JoAnne
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Do they still have the feast on Court Street (usually in Sept, I believe).

John Burkard: I just love the history, please keep it coming!

John I. From First Place 9-18-2006 08:17 AM
Hi Anne i dont remember a feast n court street? what was the name of the saint the feast was for?

JoAnne 9-19-2006 04:33 PM
Hi John I: I believe it was just called Court Street Fair and it ran from Carroll Park down to 4th Place. Lots of fun. The had a stage set up, usually on 4th Place. Anthony Marinaro, from 3rd Place used to sing. He was great. I remember Mayor Koch coming... Lots of excitement. But just good old fashioned fun.

Do they still have it???


Vicky 9-19-2006 06:48 PM
Hi Joanne! No they don't have the feast anymore on Court St. and it hasn't been in quite a few years. I do remember when the bandstand was right outside Barbara's. That feast used to be around the end of August beginning of Sept. and I remember it so well. Years before it was on Henry St. It used to be St. Rosalie and then Our Lady of Sorrows..We had alot of fun at those feasts remember?
1332) Bob Geelan
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9-16-2006 02:12 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Congratulations to John Burkard for his
perserverance in getting the historic sign re-erected in Red Hook. It depicts a time in the history of our country and of Red Hook about which we need to be
reminded.Even though unthinking individuals have defaced the sign, the fact that Red Hook played an important
part in the development our nation will
1331) Esther Garbelotto
Long Island
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9-16-2006 12:53 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I was told someone in south brooklyn is looking for me Please contact me at above.

babyann 9-16-2006 01:25 PM
Hi Esther I e-mailed You there were 2 of us with the same first name please e mail me One of us was the one asking about you...

Esther 9-16-2006 10:17 PM
Hi Esther,
This is also Esther Garbelotto, which one are you? Who is your Dad?

babyann 9-17-2006 06:26 AM
Esther G. I left out that we worked together at Home Insurance Co. in 60's
1330) 1321)dominick pagano
pocono mts,
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i do remember the hot dog man on union & hick st,and all the venders. my brother frank and i would walk to union st. there was a ice cream store on the corner of hicks &union, also the p.a.l. and a candy store we hung out,i think it was next to the 78th fact my brother & sister rosie will be at the reunion today.
1329) millie hutchinson/amundsen
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Tom and Millie Amundsen, married with 6 children and 14 grandchildren.I remember much about Red Hook and wonder if anyone remembers us.

Louise 9-16-2006 08:19 AM
is this Tootsie/Mildred? Hi it's Louise Conti (Tiny) Ethels' sister-in-law. We went to 27s together. How have you been? I was shocked to see you on. We have 3 children,4 grandchildren & 1 greatgrandchild on the way in November. Wow we came a long way didn't we? Louise

millie to tiny 9-16-2006 10:38 AM
yea its me. Ethel and Arlene told me to go on that there was so much intersesting stuff going on and most of it was more our era. Alot going on and I sure will keep in touch. Have e a busy day right now but cantt wait to get back to you.
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