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1482) Marianne (Auletti) Sichenzia 
Massapequa Park, N.Y.
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10-31-2006 08:24 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi to all. Sorry, we couldn't make the reunion. My brother Louis called a couple of days later to tell us what a great time he had seeing everyone again.

Maureen mMdden 11-1-2006 05:55 PM
Hi Marianne, Sorry you & Jimmy couldn't make"old timer's day" Your brother was right it is always agreat day.

Ken (Cow) Brown 11-1-2006 10:02 PM
Hi Maryanne,
I would have been graet if you and James could have made it on Old Timers Day. Not that we are old.
Hope you can make it next year or maybe to a PS 30 reunion?

Tony Salvato 11-2-2006 05:28 AM
Hello Marianne. You bring back some names that ring a bell. Nicky Sichenzia and Sal Auletti. Are you related to them.

BEN BUTLER 11-3-2006 02:11 PM
hi ,Marianne did Jimmy get the pics I sent

Ben Butler
1481) Lucy (Lucille) Fraser Suarez 
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Hi! Harry Boyle!.... HEY HERMANNNNNN RIVERA "BIKERMINIO DUDE"!!! Cheno left cha a message about three pages back! Love Lucy & Cheno
1480) Lucy (Lucille) Fraser Suarez 
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10-31-2006 12:00 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi! Harry Boyle!.... HEY HERMANNNNNN RIVERA "BIKERMINIO DUDE"!!! Cheno left cha a message about three pages back! Love Lucy & Cheno
1479) Harry Boyle 
Estero florida
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10-30-2006 11:14 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello, Howie and Diane, it's nice to see you here. So, how long are you guys together now, it's got to be close to 45 years or so ,right? .I'm in Florida about 10 years now. I see Howie Graves a lot, and was in touch with Howie Kennedy just before he passed. E-mail Frances Sweeney and Kathleen Hamilton too. Are you in touch with any of the old crew?

BEN BUTLER 11-6-2006 12:39 AM
Harry. We uise to play "Points"ON THE CORNER OF COFFEY AND VANBRUNT early /mid fifties against Mikie CAMPIONE
and sometime Harry Nespoli. You were younger but very good.
The last time we met was in the Hamptons 78 maybe at Lenny Grubers Mansion. He brought up you name and I recognized you immediately. I still see Lenny
We traded old Hook stories then.
Hope all is well with you.

Best Regards
1478) Johnny Yatz 
Red Hook
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10-29-2006 09:46 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

To that person who wanted to know where Otto's bar was located- It was on the corners of Kane and Columbia Streets. I don't know what became of Otto

babyann 10-30-2006 09:14 AM
Hello all, I am proud to say I am a Grandmother as of last week, baby boy 8lbs. 21in. Nicholas Gustavo big name
haven't been on for a long time now, I miss the old neighborhood too! expecially the friends from Columbia St. and from Henry Sts I should have stayed there invested in a beautiful brown stone in stead of paper mashee I think that is the spelling for houses in SI that are not solid
to all new comers my family comes from Carroll St.& Columbia Malvasio

Tommy B. 10-30-2006 02:16 PM
Hi Grandma, welcome back & good luck to you & Nicky with your new grandson. As you can see the site has been kind of slow. Like I said in the beginng of the month its seems like everyone has flown the coop for the winter, even those who were complaing flew the coop. I do hope we can get it going the way it was during the summer. Take care & enjoy your Grandson.

babyann 10-31-2006 09:26 AM
Say what's up the with large writing, I know I need glasses this is a bit much. I think it takes up to much space please adjust it back the way it was

babyann 10-31-2006 09:31 AM
ops! looks like it was me, I said I need glasses and well now I'm ready for a new pair.
1477) Howie Graves 
Cape Coral Fla
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Hello Diane & Howie. Been a very long time. i see that you are in fla what part? I m here 8 1/2 yrs on a permanent basis & love it. Talk to you soon
1476) mike imbasciani 
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10-28-2006 08:19 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Tommy b. allie russo and mike gobbalotto. mikey rabbit was both coaches. magic touch bar on 3rdst and hoyt st, the team players tonto. james ryan.sababelli brothers.i cant remember others.if augie daugther can show the picture on the sight maybe someone would remember. gina ty. Is sandy calendo out phillip his bro.they live on union also. nick cusinelli also sis joann bro john father john. grandfather gabe sold and made the best old fashion lemon ice right outside his area gate 2cents and a 5 big one a 10cents.anyone remember grabees. the dugstore on the corner of hoyt and unionst. y t mike bird p s my brother was know as lefty hung on 2nd st and hoyt . jimmy motts etc. memories .

Gina (Garbellotto) 10-30-2006 03:55 PM
I can't post the pic on the site but if anyone would like me to send it to them e-mail me at JGROD90@aol.com. Please put in the subject line Mikey Rabbit

Eddie Motts 11-1-2006 05:52 PM
The last name on the above email says the name Jimmy Motts. If you knew him then you know me Eddie Motts and I am still alive and kicking! Jimmy is bone God Rest his Sole...I was rasied by the whole crew...
1475) howie mc comiskey & diane 
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hi to all the red hook people from dikeman st. & richard sts. would like to hear from all of our old friends

HERMAN RIVERA 10-28-2006 10:33 PM
HI Howie and Diane its me Herman Rivera, how the hell are you ? as for me i have three kids and 5 grand children ,and i am retired from the working world i met gay gay and marie in s.i. about three years ago they came to my sonin law party he is in the coast guard station at s.i ,i came down from up state ny by woodstock to cook a pig for them there, how are you guys doing?as for me iam doing fine.GAY GAY looks the same so does Marie boy we are geting old. but we have old red hook to look back on.
peace and love

roger kenneke 10-30-2006 12:59 PM
hi.howie im roger kenneke from 34 rembering playing in your yard in the hamock . and many moe memories

Lucy 10-30-2006 03:57 PM
Hey Roger I cant remember your email addy... mine is starsaffireone@yahoo.com send me your email addy... Lucy
1474) mike imbasciani 
brooklyn still
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Tommy b who are you your nick name lemon wrong i guess that was tom orteri .I hung out bobby bumps. casher might be spelling wrong last name remember his sisters barbra and diane . he passed. bob bumbs he had ayounger bro.we use hangalot on degraw. and do remember pizza box they had a great tuna hero. cheap also. went to school 6s on douglas !maybe.there is so much to talk about i dont know where to start .does any one remember collecting coupons on bordens milk to see the mets nosebleed seats .10 cents fare. F train smith and carroll stop coney is. oh boy i cant helens candy store car service.

Joanne 10-27-2006 11:29 PM
I remember the Cascia's. I went to school witht he younger brother, Richie. We used to call him beesch. The Mignone's lived right next door. Cathy was in our class also. Last I heard, Richie was living in Tom's River but I believe the mother is still in Brooklyn somewhere. We all went to St. Agnes in the late 60's and early 70's. Live in S.I. now but sometimes I miss the neighborhood.

Eddie Motts 11-1-2006 06:05 PM
Hi, Just to let you know Bumpsie had even a younger brother then Richie. He name is David. Yes he was very young and you probably wouldnt know. You can find him and his mom and two older sister. David now owns the gym on columbia and Union across from House of pizza. I know all the places and people mentioned above.
1473) mikchael imbasciani 
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yes here is info on the young fello that drowned inthe canal his name was prano john. isaw him when they took him out he looked as he was fighting fist clenched. im sorry if anyone reads this is related its just i have a great memory for things in brooklyn. the pranos had a store hoyt union and joe mary johnny made me my heros bologna @cheese mayo. nedicks orange soda bag of wise chips and had change .i got my first baseball glove from green stamps in that store and my first pair of roller skates. oh the memories.I was the young boy who collected coke bottles from everyone on union st.im sophies young boy the last of seven. every one remembers . It was apee wee reese 6 finger glove lefty iwas. Im also holding in the picture we took as the magic touch Tigers. In ps 32s yard. michael. Augies daughter please send anything of pitures you have thank you if any one out remembers thats what keeps us goin the memories the good times of south brooklyn dont forget mr softee ice cream and opening hydrates as we would say johnnypumps why!
1472) MaryAnn-Pinky 
Waltham, Ma
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10-27-2006 04:03 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi, I was wondering if anyone on this site remeber's my mother MaryAnn Pastore, she went to St. Pauls. MaryAnn lived between Court and Wareen St. she had a sister Winifred, also called Winnie or Blue eyes... My mom now lives in Mass, for the past 15 years and I would like to get her back in touch with some of her old pals.

Delia Rodriguez 10-27-2006 07:59 PM
Hi Pinky, you probably don't remember me but my name is Delia and I lived at Court and Warren.Your mother will remember me and my Mom, Dee. I'm glad to hear that she's well. How is your brother? Well I hope. Please tell her I said hi and it's good to be in touch.

Betty Grillo/Avigliano 10-27-2006 08:41 PM
Did your mom know of a Pastore in the restaurant business in Bklyn?

Pinky 10-28-2006 03:15 PM
Hi Delia,
I told my mom about your reply and yes she remeber's you and your family. My brother Tony is well he had 6 kids, I have 2 and a grandson. My mom also has another son Chris, from a another marriage. My mom said to stay hello and hope all is well and yes it would be nice for her to learn the computer so she can come on and you guys can chat. take care and keep in touch.

Pinky 10-28-2006 03:17 PM
Hi Betty,
I had asked my mom and she said no, not that she is aware of.
take care.

Len Rizzuto 7-8-2007 03:45 PM
Hi,Yes I knew your mom and Winifred very very well.
In fact Winnie and I were in the same class at St Pauls .I was sorry to hear of her passing . It broke my heart I always remember Winnie as a happy ,wild fun loving girl. And your Mom was the sam way . Tell her Len Rizzuto is thinking of her .She'll remember me .Metion Peter Messina ,Ed Argenio (decesed) .john Walsh .

len rizzuto 7-12-2007 10:43 AM
Hey Pinky ,

Where R u /. I went to St Pauls with your mom and winnie. I was in Winnies class 7th and 8th grade
1471) Nancy Calzaretta (nee Crema ) 
Staten Island, NY
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10-25-2006 05:23 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I was born in 1948, went to Visitation Elementary School, and Bay Ridge High School. I lived in Red Hook until I was 16 years old and then moved to Bensonhurst for about 3 years, and then to S.I.

I'm wondering if anyone remembers me or any of my friends. I lived in the 3 story projects on Dwight Street. My friends were Robert Piana (he had half brothers by the name of Van Pelt). Emily Carriciolo (sp) was a friend, as was Elsie Wonderluch. Henry, her brother, died in Viet Nam. I also knew Rina Affatigato (Whom I believe passed away), Linda Lubrano, and the Baffi sisters, Linda and Beatrice. Would love to hear from Robert but I'm not holding out too much hope as he moved away when we were in the 6th or 7th grade. But I remember him fondly.

Patty Cozzati Laslo 10-25-2006 12:53 PM
Hi Nancy, I also lived in the 3 story projects on Dwight St., #102. In fact, the Wonderluchs were our cross the hall neighbors. I'm a little ahead of you - age wise - and was good friends with Barbara W. I had heard about Henry's death some years back. His grandfather and his mom, Helen, use to call him "Henderick" - not sure of the spelling but it was his name in Polish. Which building did you live in? I'll give my brother Richie a call, he's the baby in the family - he might remember you.

Lynne Barba (nee Connors) 10-25-2006 10:38 PM
Hi Nancy, I am not sure if you remember me, but I knew you through the Wunderlich family, I was friends with both brothers Johnny and Henry, my cousin Karen Clinton (who lived at 80 Dwight St.) was and still is good friends with Barbara Wunderlich and the whole family. I saw Johnny and Barbara and Elsie at my cousins sons wedding a couple of years ago. Sadly they lost their Mom, Helen on August 28, 2000, the same day that my Dad passed away. I also remember the VanPelts and Bobby Piana. Heres something that may ring a bell as far as you remembering me, I had a crush on Johnny Wunderlich and he didn't have a phone, so he gave me your phone number to get in touch with him, which I did a few times, until Helen one time got on the phone and told me to stop calling her neighbors house for her son! I am going to be forwarding your post to my cousin Karen and hopefully she will get in touch with Elsie for you. Its so great reliving the memories from when we were younger. Keep in touch. I went to Visitation also, was in the same grade as Henry, I still think of him to this day, he was a sweetheart.

Patty Cozzati 10-26-2006 12:43 PM
I spoke to my brother Richie and he doesn't remember too many people from the projects. We moved from Dwight St. to Nelson St. around 1958. He does remember the Wonderlichs very well. If you do speak to Elsie, please let her know that my whole family was very saddened to lear of Henry's death but did not know how to get in touch with them. We are also sorry to learn of Helen's passing. We remember the entire Wonderlich family as special people in our lives.
1470) mike imbasciani 
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tommy b. yes that is right andrew junior. etc. allie russo pass away 2 years. june 1st. Ihung out on hoyt@ degraw also in brothers candy store on the corner.also played cards on the stoops. with a crew nicky genovese. blaze biano. johnny b. peanuts. zeppe. vinny carny. anyone remember freddy fulford the only black guy that hung with us. he was great at baseball. at ps 32s. joe bopps.i heard he passed sorry.he was great guy . fred saez how old are you saidu hung in the park . anyone remember louie handycap souped up chevy lived on union st. smith @ court use to smoke alot of grass and wine together. in the park i have such a memory icould write abook and if anyone out wants too make a movie im in .there are so manythings to talk about . does anyone remember the young fella they fished out of the canal inthe 60s on degraw st.bond. iforgot he was wearing a ps 32s shirt ill never foget that .hope to from any take it mike the hat .

Tommy B. 10-25-2006 03:50 PM
Hello again Mike,I do remember Blaze & his brother John, but the other names you mentioned I cant relate to. As for Allie Russo it is a shock to hear he passed away. Back in the 70s I was pretty close to his family .I did see his sister Anna at my uncles wake last year & I forgot to ask about her Brothers.You also mentioned Brothers Candy Store,I did Know the Mignone family that lived on Hoyt & Degraw & the Dad's name was Brother, I cant remember his wifes name maybe Terri also he had 2 daughters I cant remember their names & the Son I did hang out with for awhile Al, what ever happened to him! Now if you back track ont the site you probably knew many of the people I knew, Once again sorry I cant picture your face,take care!

JOE GIAMMANCO (GEO) 10-27-2006 04:02 PM
my friend billy roller drowned in the canal in the early 60's he lived on 4th street between smith and hoyt

Lou Viegas 10-27-2006 08:38 PM
Tommy B,
Did you know the Mignone named Tony or Joe who worked for The News? I remember the brothers well when they first bought the store. Do you remember the "Pizza Box" on Hoyt. They were the last ones to sell the "$1 pie". A slice and a coke was a quarter! (Early 60's)I lived on Degraw & Bond. Hung with Louie John, Kenny, Vinnie, om McNulty, the Bensons, Slim (RIP) and Manny Lopez.

Tommy B. 10-28-2006 05:54 PM
Hi Lou ,sorry I cant relate to any of the names you mentioned. I spoke to you in the past & mentioned that I knew your brother Jack & his family, also you must remember I am your niece Toni's age. Now here are some names I do remember from working in Cadmen Plaza. Barney Bianco, Sal Marciano, Tony Roma, Mike Celebre & a good friend of mind from the past Frank Barone & the list can go on. Take care.
1469) Angela (Caputo) Luino 
East Brunswick, NJ
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10-24-2006 04:00 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Looking for Vincent or Mike Amodeo. They lived on Warren and Bond Sts back in the 40's.
1468) Jack DiBenedetto 
South Florida
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10-23-2006 11:51 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

I plan to visit Brooklyn in December for two weeks. I would like to meet with my former friends from Luquer st and 1st Place. Is anyone still out there?
1467) John Burkard, Red Hook 
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For Lars Nilsen and other Norwegian history buffs. When Bob Diamond the guy who was going to get the nostalgic trolly line running in Red Hook was searching for old trollys, he came upon a relic that was owned by someone from Pa I think that once belonged to the King of Norway,it was his personal transportation which took him to the ski slopes. On a visit to Norway once I road on that same line to Holmenkollen, the olympic ski area that he road on with his trolly. The rail station in Norway to the slopes is just outside the Kings home (Castle) This trolly was bought by Diamond and is still stored on the pier in Red Hook opposite where the water taxi boats tie up at night. I think pier 44, ft of VanBrunt St. owned by Greg O'Connel.

madeline faiella 10-23-2006 09:14 PM
Lars Nilsen,
I remember when the King & Queen came from Norway for a visit on Frist Place in Brooklyn, i was about 10 or 13 yrs of age.
The Norweigian care takes were so nice to us kids they always gave us cookies and let us play in there game room when there were no seamans in town.
Good people :}

John Burkard, Red Hook 10-23-2006 10:17 PM
I'm not sure if this was the same King that owned the tram, but I remember when they visited the church last before they sold it for conversion to condos. What a shame, but the condos did not take away from the beautiful landmark edifice

Lars Nilsen 10-24-2006 10:48 PM
to look at the trollys check out www.forgotten-ny.com/trolleys
1466) mike imbasciani 
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tommy g. i had a mustache at 15 years old. we are talking when we were 9 or 10 years old.as to your question. the nickname for the owner of montes .buckwheat. his real name was anthony.and he still owns it they just had 100 years celebration in august. joann your brother mikey rabbitt. was my coach at ps 32s. and ally russo. our team was named the tigers. my brother frank lives in west palm florida.iremeber one thing i use to go to the store for everyone and joann iuse to get the beer for your father and my uncles danny bianco. mike the barron . cassano. went to guzzys. on bond pizza and beers. they were in white containers.the beer.or was the pzza parlor on smith what was the name of the pizza on bond i dont know if im wrong.or right.its great to talk and hear memories.excuse my typing.im work ing on it.

Tommy B. 10-23-2006 06:43 PM
OK Mike Anthony Buckwheat is correct, Now is Allie Russo who was your coach, Andrew, Anna & Juniors brother from President St. also I played for a team in 142 called the Tigers! Good memories,talk soon.

Gina (Garbellotto) 10-25-2006 11:34 AM
Hi Mike, I'm Joanne's niece, Augie's daughter. I enjoy reading these posts, especially from my family. I may have a picture of you from 32's. I archived a bunch of old photos when Grandma turned 85 and I have one of Uncle Mikey's baseball team. Give me your e-mail and I will forward it to you.
1465) mike imbasciani 
bay ridge
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yes matty anna is my sister inlaw.ty garbo girl i remember you well and you are the beautiful one.and i think iremember you josephine. we hung together . what happen to your girlfriend cathy. and esther how are they . my fam ok frank is in florida. bird s.i. its nice to read from the past it would be better if we could have that time and relive it for awhile. lucille is still on bond.are you married . children. i have twins girls both are lawyers. please respond ty

joanne 10-23-2006 09:07 AM
Hi Mike, So nice to get your response. How nice that your girls are both lawyers. You should and must be very proud. This is Joanne the youngest of the garbo girls. I live in Florida. ME and Augie, (DiBenedetto my married name) have 2 children. Our son John is 25 and sells mortgages. He's married with 2 babies. Im a grandma and its the greatest thing in the world. We also have a daughter Bridget who is 21 going to school. Josephine lives in Kansas and also has 2 kids. Her son Michael is 24 and married. He is a youth Pastor and her daughter Samamntha is 19 still in school. Esther lives in Arizona with her husband and most of her children except for Donna the oldest is still in New York. We are all doing great. I cant belive Lucille is still on Bond St. We would have went to see her while we were in. Im sure Josephine will write you later I just spoke to her and told her you responded. She is the one you most remember I think. She is your age. Where in Florida is Frankie? Im a lil North of Tampa. We went to Carroll Park while we were in and it has changed since we all hung out. I think the neighborhood looks and feels great. So many new stores , people and restaurants. Lil cafe's all along Smith St. Not too many familiar faces but thats ok its all cleaned up and looking good. We all still have all our memories of our days in good old RED HOOK.....
I remember the butcher you worked at. Even Johnny worked there right?
Its realy great talking to you. It brings back so many memories of Bond st and my father and all the good old days.
Hope to talk to you soon
1464) Paul Michaelsen 
Carteret, NJ
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Glad to see memories of Brooklyn are being preserved.
1463) Lars Nilsen 
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I am doing some research for the Norwegian Immigration Association (NIA)regarding the Norwegian American experiences in and around New York. From about 1860-1910 the center of the community was Hamilton Ave in Red Hook. Can anyone help me with information,photos, etc. The Norwegian Seaman's Church was on Pioneer Str (formerly Williams) and the Norwegian Hospital (Lutheran Medical Center) began it's life next door.Also, does anyone know where Otto's Bar was and what became of Otto?-Thank you for your help,Lars Nilsen

John Burkard, Red Hook 10-21-2006 04:18 PM
Mr. Nilsen, Ottos Bar and Restaurant was located on the corner of Verona and Imlay Streets. Just opposite the New York Dock Co. buidings. He had the best German fare in all of Brooklyn. People would travel from every part of the city to enjoy it. His wife passed away before him, and then he never was the same, Eventually illness and old age necessitated the selling of the premises. The new owners did not put the effort into it and could not make it a go. The building still stands and is an office for a concrete company. I always thought he was German, so I'm surprised your research is inquiring about him Your other questions about Lutheran Medical Ctr and church must have been long before Ottos Bar.Good luck on your research Sorry I couldn't be more help.I always thought Norwegian Americans settled in Bay Ridge.

Lars Nilsen 10-21-2006 06:04 PM
John-Thank you. Otto probably was German. A former Norwegian seaman was asking about him. The Norwegians migrated towards Bay Ridge from Red Hook from about 1910. When the Atlantic Basin was built in the mid 1800's the Norwegian ships would visit more often,especially after the Civil War when the Port of New York started booming. At first mostly sailors came ashore to stay in the various "sailor houses" some of which had moved over from Manhattan. The Hamilton ferry was convenient. Then others came to work on the ships and docks--Lars

madeline faiella 10-22-2006 12:44 PM
Lars Nilsen
In the early days of the Noreign Church that was locate on First Place and next door to the church the seaman usto stay when ever they casme in for awhile it been sold toGuodo's Funeral Home, he then made Condo's out of the church.
the last i heard of the church it move to bay ridge some where

Mildred Amundsen 10-23-2006 01:27 PM
amy in laws parents were from Norway adn possibly if I give you their names this will help as I myself dont know much about them other than thier so, ny father-in k=law was in the masons, Their names were Adolph and Hilda? Amundsen,their son was Amond Amundsen.They lived on Dikeman Street.

Lars Nilsen 10-29-2006 06:34 PM
John Burkard-I received an e-mail from Mickey who lived down the street from Otto's Bar. He gave me a lead to a man from Norway who was looking for info on his uncle Otto Hansen who had a bar called Otto's first at 169-43rd street and later in Red Hook. I'm assuming it is the the same Otto. If so, he was Norwegian His wife's name was Betty.He apparrently died about 1985.

Lars Nilsen 10-29-2006 06:41 PM
Mildred Amundsen - I haven't run accross your parent's in law Hilda and Adolph Amundsen, but there was a Capt Helge Amundsen who wrote a book in 1910 about the lives of the Norwegian sailors who lived in the many boarding houses in the Hamilton Ave area. A possible relative?
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