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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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11-8-2006 05:22 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

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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11-8-2006 01:11 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

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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11-7-2006 02:58 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

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.
1490) Rosario (Roy) Caputo 
Howard Beach
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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.

1489) michael imbasciani 
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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.
1488) Bill Sweeney 
Chesapeake, VA
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I have come across an article that was in the papers about the Adrian A.C. semi-pro baseball players who played in the Edison Oval which was at Henry and Lorraine Streets in 1929. Some of the players were: Jensen, Laffin, Moletti, Mulcahy, Savarese, Lane (possibly Bucko Lane), Dunn, Gunderson, Auletti, Ring, and Campbell. The Article had been written by Bucko Lane. Any names familiar to the readers of this site?

BENNY BUTLER NO.6 CENTER 11-4-2006 10:49 PM
Bill You Basketball coverage is great. Several names stand out although before my basketball days. I tell a story to my son
Billy (a basketball player like his old man) about my first shot put upin 1947 at the YMCA on the second floor Gym on Richard Street and King under
COACH GABE SAVARESE. My first Coach. I will never forget what he and his staff did for us kids.It led to a great deal of good things happening to me in my life and now to my son on the basketball trail. The Auletti name is prominent to me as well in that I probably played with your fellow's son
LouAuletti for our Visitation CYO OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM in the mid 1950's. with Sal Auletti, Anthony Imperato, Billy Bags, Jimmy Serra, Bobby Boyd, Steve Lombardo and myself at Center. Under another Great CoachBIG JOEBurns, oh I almost forgot our great PointGuard Jimmy McAnn
Where are all you guys
we have to play one more game.

One and out guys. Whoever does not drop dead from a heat attack wins.
Nobody could beat us..OBODY

we kicked ass man all over Brooklyn.

Sorry this is spaced wrong the computer screwed up and I can't

BEN BUTLER 11-9-2006 02:30 PM
BILL FYI Some old business. I just uncovered and that is the correct worg a text you sent me on 10/22. I am a man immerces in paper. You would not believe it. To answer you on the Gorman Question of my being related no I was not. My Aunt Kitty Gorman was actually my Mothers best girlfirend and I called her Aunt of of respect and a Quarter now and then. Hey in those days as a kid you had toi do what you had to do. Candy cose money anda a quarter went a long way. The more AUNTS AND uNCLES YOU HAD THE BETTER.
1487) Jake McComiskey 
The Villages, Florida
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Hi to everyone who lived on or around Dikeman St. Hope to hear from everyone

Benny Butler 11-4-2006 10:18 PM
Jake re: Dikeman Street.
My lifelong friend Bobby Nolan lived between Van Brunt and Richard, He had two older sisters. Doris and Jeanie. His Mother was Etta Griffin from the Large Griffin family on Conover street. Jeanie is still with us. Bobby married Irene Wuzzy Simero. 1900/1920 My Mother Nora Sheehy Butler was born on Dikeman Street as well. 1940/1956 We lived on Coffey Street until 1956.Presently working with John Sheehan from Dikeman. 2006 All is well here on Staten Island and "they" have not been able to box me yet.

Red Hook Forever

roger kenneke 11-5-2006 12:29 PM
hi jake i lived accross the street my grand ma forte lived next door to you your sister & madaline would visit with my mom.

Joe Ross (Dwight & Dikema 11-5-2006 07:49 PM
Hi, Jake, Margaret was in the Visitation class with us. We would say a prayer for her health at times. Unlike everybody else, what a huge yard you had. I clearly remember playing in front of your house, & Butchy Hamilton's sister was allowed to join us. What courage she had.

Ken (Cow ) Brown 11-7-2006 12:10 AM
Hello Jake,
It's been a long time. I plan to meet Hughie Bartlett for lunch Thursday.I will tell him about your post. Saw Howie Zuzzio at the reunion at the VFW in September. Take care.
1486) mike imbasciani 
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thank you for all the info on the website you created mark phillips.

madeline faiella 11-3-2006 11:07 AM
Congrandtions with your newest grandchild i know that you and nicky are very proud of being grandparnets
lots od blessing
1485) michael Imbasciani 
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The bar on bond st. and carroll ws called mannix. is that funny used to watch the show mannix private eye.there is so much to talk about union st. bond carroll st. second st. hoyt. its nice too read from childhood mems. the things that change .we need atime machine. that was good the world then simple and free, the songs ment so much. saturday in the park. has anyone have information on louie who had a souped up chevy malibu burgendy . he was in awheel chair lived on union st. smith and court st. used to hang in carroll park smoke and drink wine out of wine pouches. later mikebird.

Tommy B. 11-2-2006 02:16 PM
Hi Mike, here is a little info about Louie,I think his last name is Didonna & he has a sister named Margaret. I did see him on TV a few years back ,playing & coaching from his wheel chair,he was pretty good. When I was in my teens I knew him & his sister pretty well. I hope someone on the site can give more info about him! Take care.

babyann 11-4-2006 08:31 AM
Tommy B you talk about a Di Donna do you know if they are related to Butchie who lived on Summit St.???? if so his sister reads this all the time boy is this really getting intersting now....

Linda 1-1-2007 01:21 PM
Hi Mike,
I see TommyB was asking about Louie from Union Street. I grew up across the street from the DiDonna's and hung out with Louie's older sister Millie. Louie is doing well and living in Staten Island. Margaret is still living in the same house they grew up in.
1484) Arlene 
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Getting back to donations for Visitation Church, last year I received a letter from them asking for help. They stated in the letter that they were having trouble with the heating system and that St. Mary's Hall needed to be fixed and painted. I sent them a donation and they sent it back to me asking what it was for. I thought that was odd. It clearly stated donation on the check and I didn't care what they used it for. If that is their procedure I can understand why they are hurting for funds.
1483) George McCafferty 
Suffolk, NY
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Trying to locat again Jonny Perna Or Anthony Chechillo.

babyann 11-6-2006 11:18 AM
hello george I gave Anthony your message he will contact you

madeline faiella 11-6-2006 03:08 PM
George McCafferty
Try the VFW Post on
325 Van Brunt Street
B'klyn NY 11231
They might know how to get in touch with him
1482) Marianne (Auletti) Sichenzia 
Massapequa Park, N.Y.
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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
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