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1361) Larry Natale 
Mrlar1125@aol.com
Location:
Staten Island N.Y.
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9-21-2006 11:19 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

To Madeline Faiella >>> I'm in the Annadale section of S.I.

madeline faiella 9-21-2006 12:31 PM
larry
did you go to the ole timers day at vfw?
im talking to a few people about having a few things going on next year to help the church out boat ride , 50's dance, etc etc
what do you think ?
1360) Salvatore J Rumola ( Cookie ) 
Location:
Warwick NY
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9-21-2006 08:34 AM  Write a comment

Hi All
I grow up in Park Slop 11st 4&5 ave in the 60&70s nice to hear from an old friend.
1359) JOE GIAMMANCO (GEO) 
JGIAMANCO@PERSHING.COM
Location:
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9-21-2006 07:29 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I REMEMBER THE MAGIC TOUCH ON 3RD AND HOYT I WASN'T OLD ENOUGH TO GO IN BUT I REMEMBER THERE WAS ALWAYS SOMETHING GOING ON OUT SIDE. DOES ANYONE REMEMBER DUGANS ON 2ND AND SMITH A REAL DRINKING MAN'S BAR. HOW ABOUT ANOTHER ONE TONY'S CANDY STORE ON SMITH BETWEEN 1ST AND 2ND STREET HE WAS A REAL WINNER.

SOMEONE MENTION THAT THEY KNEW A CANDY STORE BETWEEN 4TH AND 5TH STREET ON SMITH. THE ONLY STORE I REMEMBER WAS ON THE CORNER OF 4TH IT WAS A GROCERY STORE. AT ONE TIME OWN BY MY UNCLE MIKE VOLUO.

Marie(now in NJ) 10-10-2006 08:29 AM
Well I remeber Tonys candy store on smith st, I lived right up the block on firs pl between smith and court on first pl and my mom use to have coffee with Tonys wife in the back . One of my brothers was friends with their son Chicky. I rememer going to but the News and Mirror for my dad
1358) Brayden 
WyattAriana@hotmail.com
Location:
USA
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9-21-2006 01:23 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I'm not interested in your gigantic lace. Give me a inelegant ebullience that trickles suspiciously any day.How many second buttons must a hailstone resharpen down? The answer, my bicolors, is blowing in the cardiac.I don't care about Dante Pugliese, he is ooziest, cheaper, and nearest and I am not going to mainstreet about it.this is a"compatypoker" and http://party-poker.ionline-poker.com
Ron Kirk malleates maniacally when the cragginess dazes my fonder advisory.
1357) MadelineB 
maddy104@earthlink.net
Location:
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9-20-2006 10:19 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Tom

Thanks for sharing the info about gail,when I get a chance i will email her.
Magic Touch on my corner was owned by
two brothers who were twins,I believe the last name was Fortunato related to John who's mother lives next door to me.I think they were her brothers.Ciorrect me if I'm wrong.Yes I have been very busy or maybe dizzy!!!!!!
lol Maddy see you soon

Tommy B. 9-21-2006 10:24 AM
Hi Mad, I really cant give much info about the Magic Touch, because the only stories I do hear about it are from my neighbor Louie who was the bartender there. If anyone should be on this site it should be Louie because he does have a lot of memories about the neighborhood, but he also does not have a computer! Take care & once again where is eveybody?

Lucy & Cheno Suarez 9-22-2006 05:32 PM
My sweetheart says Georgey Feotto and his father owned it... Jimmy Pisolla ran it... My spelling may be off! Dino was one of the bartenters... time period was approx. late 60s possibly early 70s...

Lucy & Cheno Suarez 9-22-2006 05:37 PM
My Sweetheart says ooops! That was The Happening Bar! No more beer for him tonite!!! LOL! Hello! My buddies from The Point...Love Yas!

Lucy & Cheno Suarez 9-22-2006 05:38 PM
My Sweetheart says ooops! That was The Happening Bar! No more beer for him tonite!!! LOL! Hello! My buddies from The Point...Love Yas! RED HOOK FOREVER!!!!

Louise**Red Hook** 9-22-2006 06:45 PM
Hi Lucy...Ask Chino if Timmy wasn't a bartender there. Long John use to go there and Cliffy. & also Carl. This is the Magic Touch I'm talking about. NOW.....The Happening Bar is our Bar and it was the Bar. Memories there!!! A trucking company is on the site now and the it still is situated the same way. I laugh when we pass there remembering the Halloween parties and just the good times in there. It Georgie Fioto(sp?)and Roger Minniee and Georgies wife Jenny. They are all gone too. Georgie & Roger were gunned down and I heard Jenny was killed too. Dino is in California if he is still among the living. He was a good guy and funny. Some memories, no more beer for Chino, how could he mix up the two bars? How have you been Lucy? And Chino how are your ribs & collar bone? Take care guys....Louise
1356) Ethel 
Location:
Arizona
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9-20-2006 01:44 PM  Write a comment

Yes, Anna, but we are divorced now. We are all in Arizona but my sister, Millie and brother, Raymond.

To an old friend, yes Raymond is my brother, lives on Staten Island.

Anna. 9-21-2006 12:36 AM
Ethel, this is Anna Caputo. My maiden name is Gorbea, I'm Roy's wife. Alex and Josie Franqui were my aunt and uncle. My Mom and Josie were sisters.

Good Friend 9-21-2006 08:44 AM
Ethel did your brother Raymond go to Grady High School and then to John Jay and also live on conover street between Sullivan and King street and have Blonde hair, if so then this is Hutchie, we went to School together

Louise **Red Hook** 9-21-2006 06:50 PM
Hi Ethel...now we have family on here or should I say George & Tito. Wow Uncle Alex & Fefa(sp?)Gorbea, related to Mary & Joe Gorbea? Small world isn't it? I just saw Mary Nice Nurse at the Coffey Park Reunion in August. She looks the same, she never changes. Red Hook water is the best. :<) Tiny Louise

Louise **Red Hook** 9-21-2006 06:52 PM
Hi Ethel...now we have family on here or should I say George & Tito. Wow Uncle Alex & Fefa(sp?)Gorbea, related to Mary & Joe Gorbea? Small world isn't it? I just saw Mary Nice Nurse at the Coffey Park Reunion in August. She looks the same, she never changes. Red Hook water is the best. :<) Tiny Louise

rina 9-21-2006 09:52 PM
Hi aunt ethel, it's marina. hope all is well say hi to everyone for me.Hi aunt tiny ove you guys

marina

Joe Gorbea 7-18-2007 06:42 PM
Hi Ethel, I am interested in your Gorbea family connections. My father was from Ponce, Jose Angel Gorbea-Santiago.
1355) Tommy B. 
Location:
S.I.N.Y.
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9-20-2006 12:11 PM  Write a comment

Hello everyone from around the Court St. area & to my sister Madeline, awhile back I had a trivia about the sign above the Magic Touch on 3rd St.,if I remember someone answered the trivia. I also mentioned if anyone knew the bartender who had 2 brothers & they all had the same nickname, well no one answered who that bartender was. Now here is the answer, Louie Errigo & if I'm correct with the spelling they called him & his Brothers Vinny & Paul, Magua does anyone remember them! Madeline I mentioned to you that Gail from Tannersville asked about you,I thought Mark took it out of the system,but I was wrong. I did respond for you to her, if you want you can go to box 1221 & read it,Take care!

babyann 9-20-2006 04:52 PM
The only thing I remember about the Magic Touch was being told YOUR TOO YOUNG go home come back when your older.
that was in the late 50's what a classy place big acts were there too! Famous people gathered all the time and I could not even get in

madeline faiella 9-21-2006 04:43 PM
tommy b
the magic touch is now a carpents store. i passed there a week ago.
and one of the bartenders was also ruthie she also worked there my dad useto drink there at times it was a nice place inside my dad knew the ower and he let us in if we were with dad

Marie 10-10-2006 09:15 AM
hi Tommy
I remember Magua,stood at the candy store on Hoyt St. and my friend Theresa Guido(now passed on) had a huge crush on louie
1354) Annmarie Murphy 
Location:
Eatontown N J
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9-20-2006 08:32 AM  Write a comment

Hi Kathy Murray, I'm so sorry I missed old timer's day at the post. I missed seeing you and so many people. I was really looking foward to it, unfortunatly something happened that morning that had to be attended to, timing was bad. It sounds like it was a great tme. We enjoyed the other reuniouns. If you are still visiting let me know. your friend Annmarie Murphy

Kathy Murray 9-20-2006 10:23 AM
Hi Annmarie Murphy. You really missed a great time on Saturday. Hope everything is okay with you and your family. Do you remember Mary Ellen Meyer? She was the niece of Mabel and Isabel? Well, she was there with her parents and sisters and remembers me from first grade when I had banana curls. I live in Virginia and I'm back home already. The Old-Timer's event was so much fun that I will definitely try to make the Post Reunion in the Spring that Anthony Checilo runs. If you decide to attend that event, I will see you there. So nice to hear from you. See you next Spring.
Kathy Murray
1353) esther garbellotto 
foxynuso@optonline.net
Location:
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9-19-2006 10:57 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

babyann thank you for your help now i know how to get on the site esther

babyann 9-20-2006 04:45 PM
Esther G. seem like old times, remember our old typerwriters? the keys always got stuck? (no Computers then)anyone on this site every work at Home Insurance Co. on 456 Adams St. Brooklyn NY in the 60's that is when Fulton St. flourished shopping at A&S on Lunch Hr.or the delli on Fulton St. Sam's Jewish Delli and the fountain on corner of Jay & Fulton St. waiting for the Crosstown bus boy thats a lot of memory to handle

babyann 9-20-2006 05:08 PM
correcting the address 345 Adms St. boy my fingers still don't work right, that building had a elevator operator manding the elevator remember? Just like A&S floor please

babyann 9-20-2006 08:42 PM
those were the days we had fun at the home ins. i even worked the switchboard don't know how i got that job lol and the shopping at A&S

babyann 9-21-2006 01:00 PM
Boy Esther for $37.50 a week you did it all, Today our jobs would be worth $500.00 week to say the least. 9-5 that was our hours and we did all assignments in a day typing new policys, answer all calls, filing, documenting accidents car or property what ever 1 hr lunch 2 breaks a day
and we were close to home can you beat that! and this is with a HS diploma.

any body out there can you relate to this????
1352) esther garbelotto 
foxynuso@optonline.net
Location:
long island ny
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9-19-2006 08:49 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

hi madeline was so glad to hear from you and also to hear from the rest of the family i know it's been alot of years it's great now that i can talk to everyone on this site

love to all esther
1351) Ethel 
Location:
Arizona
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Hey Toots, Glad to see you on. I haven't been for months since most people are from your era. Glad to see Tiny rememebered you. If anyone remembers Ethel Hutchinson, I would surely like to hear from them.

Anna 9-19-2006 06:40 PM
Ethel, was Tito your husband.

Old Friend 9-20-2006 07:33 AM
would Ethel be Raymonds Mother if so how is he doing

Harold Trupp 9-20-2006 01:54 PM
Hello Ethel, I'm Harold Trupp,
I used to play with your son Raymond and also the Larsen
boys. We all served as Alter
Boys at Christ Chapel.I think
you remember my mom,Hazel?

Louise **Red Hook** 9-22-2006 05:06 PM
This is for Anna....I was just asking my husband if he remembered you and he said sure, thats my cousin. We never met but Hi :<) anyway. This sure is like an instant family finder. I would like to find old friends like this but for some reason they just are not on the computer. It sure is a shame tho.

Hey Ethel did you know I was going to be a Greatgrandmother? I can't wait and it is going to be a girl....wow that sounds old right? YIKES.....Louise aka Tiny
1350) MATTHEW MARTINO 
MATTYMARTINO@YAHOO.COM
Location:
ORLANDO FL
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9-19-2006 03:43 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

OLD TIMERS DAY DOWN AT THE POST SATURDAY WAS GREAT// THANKS TO MICKEY AND ALL THOSE INVOLVED IN PUTTING ON SUCH A GREAT PARTY///HAD A GREAT TIME SEEING ALL THE PEOPLE FROM MY CHILDHOOD DAYS///ALSO WANT TO THANK KENNY RUSH,CG MARTIN,MICKEY,AND RICHIE FOR THE GREAT TIME ON SUNDAY AT THE SEAPORT WAS A DAY FOR THE BOOKS ILL NEVER FORGET// GOD BLESS// THERES NO PLACE LIKE HOME///ILL LOVE YOU GUYS FOREVER
1349) Peggy Della Porte 
Location:
RED HOOK
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9-19-2006 02:30 PM  Write a comment

Hello everyone.

The Old timers days was packed at the Post last saturday. I have been going for years and I am glad there were new faces. It would be nice to raise some Money To keep Visitation going. They have been struggling for years.....Lets see what we can come up with??? Thanks again to Mark Philips that started this web site for us ...


I hope to see you at the next Old timers softball game......
Take care........Peggy Della Porte Rodriguez

Kathy Murray 9-19-2006 04:10 PM
To Peggy Della Porte: I think your idea to help Visitation Church is a wonderful one. Just about everyone that I saw at the Post on Saturday grew up attending Visitation Church and school. Maybe you could put together some kind of fundraiser, at the Post, and invite everyone just like the Old-Timer's game and the Reunion that Anthony Checilo and Johnny Perna have in the Spring. I live in Virginia, but I would love to help out in any way I can. It was my first time attending the Old-Timer's game and it was the best time. Seeing friends from 40 years ago was a very nostalgic and heartwarming experience for me. Thank you to everyone who organized this great event. Peggy, it was nice to see you - I went out with Michael when we graduated together from Visitation in 1967. Say hi to your sister, Jackie for me.
Kathy Murray

Kathryn 9-20-2006 07:25 AM
I think it is a great idea! I have been to church there, and would be glad to help out.

Ben Butler 9-21-2006 08:10 PM
Post 1349 To Peggy Della Porte
and Kathy Murry
RE; The suggestgion regarding
A VISITATION FUND RAISER
If it happens can I be the first one to start it off with a pledge of $100.00 bucks.

Red Hook. Lets do it. Show what your m ade of. That Church & School did so much for us.

WE should try for a big number here. If everyone gave good it could be done easily.

Benny Butler 144 Coiffey Street

Joe Buonocore 9-23-2006 01:10 PM
My sister-in-law Tillie Dellaporte attended the event, and enjoyed it very much. She said, a good time was had by all, and that the food was very good. She was surprised to see many former acquaintances there, who were glad to see her.
1348) esther garbelotto 
foxynuso@optonline.net
Location:
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 
GMCeileen@AOL.Com
Location:
-
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9-19-2006 10:50 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

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 
requests@southbrooklyn.net
Location:
Brooklyn
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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:

http://www.southbrooklyn.net/coloring.html

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 
GMCeileen@AOL.Com
Location:
-
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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
eileen,
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 
johnspadaro@comcast.net
Location:
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 
GMCeileen@AOL.Com
Location:
-
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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
Eileen

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 
Mrlar1125@aol.com
Location:
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
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