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Massapequa Memories

by Anonymous
(Texas)

Massapequa Zoo by Evelyn B.

Massapequa Zoo by Evelyn B.

Massapequa Zoo by Evelyn B. Location of PT Boat at the former South Seas Yacht Club in the '70s Grade crossing, Massapequa Park, circa 1938

I graduated from Alfred G. Berner in Massapequa in 1975!!! Moved away from Long Island to another state and married.

I am happy where I live now...well..I guess so.

It's been over 20 years or so, but I will never forget Massapequa. I try to visit when I can and catch up with some old friends and family.

I will always be proud of Massapequa and miss it very much (but don't miss the snow).

I miss Jones Beach, parks, etc....
I miss the food, All American hamburgers, the local pizza and Chinese restaurants, the ice cream shop on Broadway near the train tracks...

I catch up with old friends and family, and one thing is for sure: my Long Island accent will always stay with me. And I am proud of it because where I live now, everyone knows I am from up north...

Hey... Even Massapequa has a lot of famous men and women, like Steve Guttenberg and Jerry Seinfeld... So that is something to talk about around the water cooler here where I live.

I would of never guess that 20 years or so I was gonna leave, but I have made a new home. But Massapequa is my number one home.

So if anyone is from class of 1975 and you are still living either on your old street or still in Massapequa some where...Good for you. Just keep protecting our beautiful town.

I'll see ya soon...

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Sep 29, 2022
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re: Bar Harbour Shopping Center NEW
by: Anonymous

I recall a Saks 34th Street store.

Sep 29, 2022
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Bar Harbor Shopping Center NEW
by: Anonymous

Didn't the Bar Harbor shopping center at one time have a Saks 5th ave store? Sometime around the early to mid 60's. I seem to recall buying my mother Christmas presents there when I was a teenager.

Sep 29, 2022
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Burton Lane/Unqua School
by: Kevin H

Hi Karen. Thank you for sending this to me. I love you! Growing up in Massapequa was AWESOME! I love that I grew up there and at that time. Life was so much simpler and everyone wasn't offended at every little thing anyone said or did. My brother Tommy was my hero. I still miss him very much, even though it was 23 years ago. When looking back, thinking about riding our bicycles all over town. I think about Robert and Dale Campiglia, Skippy and Scotty Sabo, The Loso's (I was in love with Diane but no-one knew it - until now - I was like 6 yrs old). I was also in love Suzanne (Sue-Sue) Israel. I could go on forever. But I must not forget my @nd grade teacher Miss LaSenna. I had a crush on her, she was beautiful. That was one of the years that I really liked going to school every day (-:

Sep 29, 2022
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Bar Harbor shopping center NEW
by: Goldy

The movie theater, pizza supreme Gimbles, Grants, Fortunoffs, Lofts Candy, Chemical Bank, Debs card store, Food fair , Food Town , Edwards, Roosevelt Savings, lobels, Kinney, Florsheim, To Mcann,Harmon Drugs Sa Crepe, Encounters Suburban Sports. Lofts Candy, The Snack bar, Big Vics, Whites for a short while across the street was Jerry Koosmans sandwich place, then sub city the health club, Plaid Stamp store, Pergaments, Dees pizza , Fitz Place/Blind Pig, The other bar on the corner of Cartwright, Pequa Deli, The appetizing Kosher butcher, Chinese Laundry

Sep 29, 2022
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Chinese restaurants in Foodtown/ Foodfair NEW
by: ricky G

The two chinese restaurants were long full and homers

Sep 26, 2022
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Great Days NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm from N Massapequa. Moved there in 66 from Levittown. Moved to ca in 72. Lived on Hawthorne st. And sumitt Dr. Used to walk to school. Albany av. Picked up friends on every st. Until we got to school. Be like 10 of us. Used to stop at the German deli Pete's and get hot buttered rolls for 2 cents. Right across the street from the Italian cheese store.

Sep 22, 2022
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Italian Feast This Sunday The 25th!
by: Bobby Hepburn

Folks.......... The ITALIAN FEAST on Broadway takes place this Sunday the 25th. All are welcome! Great Food, Music, and PLENTY of Beer and Soda! Us PLAINEDGE ALUMNI assemble in front of THE VILLAGE PUB at Broadway & Pine Street! Hope to see you all there!

Sep 22, 2022
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Tony's deli and the golf course NEW
by: Anonymous

Scrolling through the posts for the first time and came across a message from Karen in January. Her memory of Massapequa sounds exactly like mine, literally. I think we hung out together and her brother as well. I graduated from Berner in '79. I lived in Massapequa Park and would come over to Nassau Shores on the weekends to hang out.

Sep 21, 2022
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Question
by: Anonymous

Does anyone know what happened to Dr. Neil Dash in Massapequa? Thanks

Sep 11, 2022
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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MEMORIES BIRCH LANE
by: Anonymous

I went to a birch Lane from 1981-87…1988 went to McKenna…first year after Berner went from a HS to Middle school…8 and 9 at Berner…10-12 at MHS….my kids are following my footsteps…Birch Lane, Berner, Aames (9th grade annex), then MHS. Funny story, when my oldest daughter first went to Birch Lane about 8 years ago, I haven’t been there in almost 30 years…the place smelled EXACTLY THE SAME, everyone reading this…think of your elementary school it had a distinct smell…walls, classrooms, both gyms…LOOKED THE SAME…I thought I was in a time warp! My youngest is in her last year there…I’ll be headed there at least one more time to get that smell and visualizations of my innocent youth where you had no worries, no problems…take care everyone.

Sep 07, 2022
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Chinese Restaurant NEW
by: Anonymous

Yup! It was called Homer's. Worked there right after college.

Sep 07, 2022
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Chinese Restaurant NEW
by: Kevin Napoli

Does anyone remember the Chinese Restaurant in the Foodtown plaza on merrick road in the late 80’s early 90’s?

Aug 24, 2022
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Deli was there in 1955 NEW
by: Mark K 1964

Yes there was a deli, but I believe it was the second store to left of supermarket. Great German Potato Salad!

Aug 24, 2022
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Massapequa Park NEW
by: Betsy Knapp

Yes.. there was a Rexall going towards the tracks. I was young and didn’t know if there was a bar. I think the beauty salon was next to the German Deli. Most of my favorite places were on the right side. 😀

Aug 24, 2022
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Paddy's Loft
by: Mike K

I believe it was Necroto's

Aug 24, 2022
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Paddys Loft NEW
by: Anonymous

Does anyone remember the name of the restaurant that was located in the building where Paddys Loft is. Went there in the 70s and 80s with my family. Thanks.

Aug 20, 2022
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Fay's NEW
by: Anonymous

I think there was the German Deli right next to Fay's . Back in the late 50's wasn't Chemical Bank in that stretch also? Across the street on the other side there was a bar I think called Barney's. And there was Rexall Drugs somewhere on the right side heading toward the tracks.

Aug 20, 2022
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Re: Dilberts NEW
by: Betsy Knapp

Dilberts was on the corner on the right in the first block of Downtown. It became Crest before I left there in 1968. First on the street was Fays Luncheonette, the beauty salon, another small store, the Italian Bakery and Dilberts. I’m sure I’m wrong about some.

I know that my dentist, the post office, Musicaro’s and a pet shop.we’re on the left side of Park BLVD.

I remember on the second block before the train station, there was Berman’s Men’s Store, Van Ryck’s candy store, the 5 and 10, Sam’s and Bohacks.

Aug 20, 2022
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Grocery stores NEW by: Margaret NEW
by: JHG

My recollection of Dilbert's was that it was located on the north side of Merrick Road, between Joludow Drive and Block Boulevard. I recall they operated a large spot light on a snowy evening that lit the sky so people could find it. It may have opened around 1955/56/57.

Aug 20, 2022
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Margaret NEW
by: Anonymous

I still live in the Village. I remember Dilbert's, Dan's Supreme, Village Farms, and IGA. Crest Foods does not ring a bell. Was that very short lived when the store had a horrible smell? My family still refers to it as Dan's!

Aug 20, 2022
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The Bankers NEW
by: Mike K

It was likely more like 1965, and the team included Jimmy Veinot

Aug 20, 2022
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The Bankers
by: Anonymous

Some of my friends were on the Bankers in the 1967 or so timeframe - Charlie Bang was one of them. I dont recall for sure his teammates, they may have included Scott Jenkins, Alan Pfeuffer, and Paul Steigerwald.

Aug 20, 2022
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Litttle League
by: Jim, Nassau Shore BHS '71

Oh I remember Little League for sure! I played on the Massapequa Coast League from '65-68. The same league that's in the LL World Series now! Back then our home field was Unqua Rd School which was before Burns Park was built. The whole town now is rooting
for the team now to advance. Hope they do!

Aug 20, 2022
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Little League NEW
by: Anonymous

Just remember Larry Nuesse was our coach, think Steve Neusse and Mike Capone also on the team...

Aug 20, 2022
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Little League NEW
by: Anonymous

I played on the Little League team The lions. Around 1963. I lived at Forest in New York Ave. I also remember a Team called the bankers they were our biggest competitor. Or does anyone else have fond memories of Little League. Go Massapequa

Aug 20, 2022
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Grocery stores NEW
by: Margaret

Grocery store on Park Blvd. Dilberts-Dans Supreme-Crest Food- Now IGA

Jul 30, 2022
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Debbie Mullen NEW
by: Anonymous

Debbie, did you go to Birch Lane elementary school? TommyDean

Jul 30, 2022
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Hi NEW
by: Anonymous

We lived in Brentwood. My ex hubby was from Massapequa.cuts been over 50 yrs for me and I still miss it too. I did not know they grew up there. Johnny Depp went to our middle school and actor jack Scallia to iour HS.

Jul 30, 2022
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Miss Johnson NEW
by: Bob Messina

That’s so funny about her perfume. I remember my older sister Joan used to say she could smell her coming around the corner in the hallway before she got there.

Jul 30, 2022
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Bob Messina
by: Jim, Nassau Shore BHS '71

I didn't go to Hawthorne as I moved to Massapequa in 7th grade. Most of my memories were centered around the Bar Harbor shopping center as I lived south of Merrick Rd.
But you mentioned a couple of names from your past and they rang a bell. I graduated from Berner in 1971 and I knew Buddy pretty well. He was a great guy and I'm sorry I didn't keep in touch with him after we graduated. I didn't know Joanne Szall but she did grow up pretty and she was involved in a lot of activities. Funny but I think most us guys can remember a girl from way back and think the same way. Like in the Frankie Valli song: 'My eyes adored you'. Be well

Jul 30, 2022
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Memories
by: Betsy Knapp

My brother Kenny Knapp was born in ‘53 also. His first grade teacher as Miss Curtin. We lived on McKinley Street, a block from Fays Luncheonette. I was born in ‘52. Our bully was John Lipp. My best friends were Maren Robinson, Dorene Blumenthal. Jackie Trokey, Pinky Carmen, Lisa Kissinger, Karen Meehan and Mary Colini.

Miss Johnson was friends with my mom and after she left, my dad would have to open the window to "let the stinky perfume smell"dissipate. He hated anything that had a cologne fragrance.

We shopped at Dilberts, Bohacks, got our shoes fixed by that weird shoe maker, and got my brothers. (and my dad’s) hair cut at Sam’s. I loved the smell of the green goo.

Those were the best years of my life. My kids will have memories but not like the innocence we had.

Jul 29, 2022
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Hawthorne School
by: Bob Messina

I was born in 53 and moved to Massapequa Park in ‘54. I remember ms Johnson, our principal. My kindergarten teacher was miss Curtain. My gym teachers were mr Ceily and Miss Tully who got married to each other at some point. We all played the symphonet, taught to us by Miss Hanson. Her husband manufactured the synphonet. My art teacher was Miss Walshnock.
I lived at 224 Smith street, right across from Hawthorne. We often went to Musicaro’s for pizza. My mom shopped at Bohacks and often took us to the Massapequa Zoo. How about Fay’s luncheonette? Do you remember that? It was on the corner on the same street as Bohacks and the 5 &10, Musicaro’s etc. my friends were Gary Fluke, Tony Magnemi, Richard Szal, Buddy Antonelli, Ronnie Salkin, Cheryl Maiden, anthony nejokis. Joanne Szall was the prettiest girl I had ever seen in kindergarten. She had beautiful blue eyes. I remember telling my mom I wanted to marry her.

Jul 29, 2022
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Fond memories from the 50's and 60's
by: Anonymous

My parents bought a brand new home on Pine Street in Massapequa Park around 1955. The year I was born. I walked to Hawthorn School until 6th grade. Was supposed to go onto McKenna Junior High but we moved to NJ before that could happen. My house was between 2nd Avenue and Roosevelt. We were not allowed to cross Roosevelt to go down to Lakeshore Drive because of the woods and stream beyond. Parents always told us the "bad kids" hung out there. I have memories of the 5 and 10 cent store in town where I would get my school bag and supplies each year. We ate at Musicaro's and shopped at Bohack's supermarket where my dachshund got to ride in the cart but I had to walk. We went to a small zoo that was near a department store (2guys?) where I got my first Barbie. We also went to the drive in movie in the back of our station wagon. Book mobiles and a bus to the mall are other recollections. The best memories are just playing outside until the street lights came on. If you went home early or complained you were bored you got chores to do!

Jul 12, 2022
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My years in Mass
by: Dennis Penzell

I have been following this site on and for for a few years and have several entries. My parents moved to Mass Pk east lake ave in 1954. I went to Carmen road. The walk seemed so long them Teaches--Kindergarden-Ms Werner, First gr Mrs Parks, Third was Mrs Israel. Fourth and fifth was Mrs Goggin, who had us put on shows for every holiday. She was a bowler. She used to take breaks IN THE custodial room where teachers would have a break and a smoke. She would send us down there under the guise of getting paper towels. Then if the crowd was good she would go. Members of my fourth and fifth grade were ( I apologize if I left someone out) The Gottlich twins, Debbie Nathanson who became the eco of Seabourne cruises but passed in Nov 96. Sherry bloom, Donna Donofrio, Brian Kwiatkowski, (parents Dottie and Bernard), Howie Silverman who I spoke with after 40 years this year-he worked for treasury dept Eleanor Kusterer, Carol Swanson, Barry Moran, Kevin Donnelly (whose mom was my math teacher at McKenna) Larry Zimmerman, . Sixth grade at McKenna-Mr Eldard. Funny story on a plane a few yrs ago I sat next to his nephew-only discovered when we noted he had a relative in Mass. In 6th I had Mrs Figlioli. Who could forget the triple letter step at MHS Address Laurie's. He was in my 6th gr class and a friend at MHS. Oh yeah I forgot-I spent my carmen road summer years at the summer program at carmen Road. Ok someone wrote about the bus.. that went down ocean ave to bar harbor. I used to take that all the time. Grad MHS 70. Was on wrestling team with Keith Olsen, Joe Valentino mTin Granowitz. (Met a guy here in Boca Raton whose claim to fame was he beat Granowitz. Mike Gottert, who live here in Boca Raton, and I saw him after 50 yrs at the local Whole Foods!!! Other friends were Jamie Grace, (a shrink injury Calif)John Anderson, Hilton Adler (a doc on LI)Dave Thierman (a doc somewhere), Dave Etengoff, who moved and became a Rabbi. Lee Nathan, Steve Kligman. Hal Levine-who I still correspond with, he lives in New Orleans. Glenn Suskind. Steffi Ascher who lives 5 minutes from me, Harry Zanuck, Neil Bezerman. I haven't mentioned the tragic passing of my sister Beth, who was killed on a motorcycle in 1980 at 19 years old. My brother Gary went to MHS also. Thats it for now.

Jul 08, 2022
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Bob and current schools NEW
by: Karen

Sorry I misunderstood you Bob! And to anonymous, thank you for your response!

Jul 07, 2022
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Debbie Mullen! :) NEW
by: Anonymous

Debbie, great to read your comment! We moved to
Elkhart Indiana in December 1963 (in the middle of my 3rd grade) - so if you remember me, I'm amazed! Do you remember others from that neighborhood? From little Belvedere Drive (wasn't that around the corner from you?) I remember the Zimmers, Maddens, Mullers, Bustards (who moved away even before we did). I remember very fondly going to Birch Lane School - and to Two Guys (which I had thought was replced by Mays). Tommy P.S. I remember also a "Karen" who held me back from chasing the squirrels who always knocked over our garbage cans - she was older, taller and stronger, and it gave me a particular anger to be held back by a GIRL!

Jul 07, 2022
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Response to Tommy Dean NEW
by: Debbie Mullen

Hi Tommy, you asked about Mullen…we lived on Primrose Ave until 1968 and then moved to Bay Drive- my brothers Don and Greg, I graduated from MHS is 1975 and live in VA. Miss NY and so May landmarks- All American, Arthur’s, Dick and Dora’s, Musicaros - Satzingers Deli in Amityville… the list goes on!

Jul 06, 2022
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I didn’t say McKenna became an elementary school
by: Bob Messina

McKenna was behind and to the right of Hawthorne Elementary School.

Jul 06, 2022
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Current Schools NEW
by: Anonymous

6th, 7th and 8th are now in Berner. Ames is now the 9th grade campus of Massapequa HS. Massapequa is now 10th,11th, and 12th.

Jul 06, 2022
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Current Schools NEW
by: Anonymous

6th, 7th and 8th are now in Berner. Ames is now the 9th grade campus of Massapequa HS. Massapequa is now 10th,11th, and 12th.

Jul 06, 2022
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A proud McKenna grad. NEW
by: Anonymous

I recently found my McKenna Jr. High diploma, dated 1967. Its 8×10 and politely formal. I'm going to frame it and give it a place of honor on the "me" wall.

Jul 06, 2022
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McKenna NEW
by: Karen

If McKenna turned into an Elementary school, where is the Junior High now? I went to McKenna in 74!

Jul 06, 2022
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4M NEW
by: Anonymous

I moved to Von Huenfield St in 1954 when I was 5. Our house was about 4 blocks south of the 4M club. I remember there always being a lot of activity there as I was growing up, and in the late 50's there seemed to be more and more motorcycles parked there on weekends. I honestly have no memory of there every being a fire there. I do remember when they tore it down, but not sure what year that was.

Jul 06, 2022
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4M building burned
by: Bob Messina

I am 68 years old. My family moved to Massapequa park in 1954, when I was a year old. I recently asked my older sister if she remembered the vacant 4M building that had burned down when we were kids. We lived on Smith street across from the then Hawthorne elementary school and there was a rumor that a crazy man lived in the burned out building.
Not only did she not remember the fire, but she has no recollection of the building, or the name 4M. I remember the building as being a small, single story concrete block structure. Does anyone remember the building being burned? My sister thinks I’m making it up.

Jul 06, 2022
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Mr. Neusse
by: Mark K

Name was Neusse! went to school with his son! Great Guy!

Jul 06, 2022
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4m NEW
by: Richie

I remember a Kause not sure of the spelling he was in my grade in school. I think it was Peter.

Jul 06, 2022
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4M club
by: Anonymous

Richie..

Do you know if Mr. Kneuse lived on McKinley Street? I think we lived next to him. 😀

Jul 06, 2022
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4m NEW
by: Richie

I remember in 62 we would get Newspapers at that 4M club for our Newsday routes. Some people called it the 4H club building. It was small.

Jul 06, 2022
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4M NEW
by: Gerry

The name stood for Masters and Mistresses of Massapequa and Massapequa Park, at least I remember it that way and Mr Neusse was one of the founders.

Jul 05, 2022
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Fitzmaurice Flying Field NEW
by: Anonymous

Just looked up what the 4M Club was:
Anthony F. Ingoglia, who lived in Massapequa for about 60 years and was a co-founder of the 4M Club of Massapequa, died September 24, 2007. He was 87 years old, and lived in Medford the last five years.
The 4M Club, of which he was so founder, was a popular youth athletic program during the 1950s that used to sit on the former Fitzmaurice Flying Field site, now home to the Hawthorne and McKenna schools.
A proud World War II veteran who served in the Army Air Force, he worked as an engineer for Grumman until his retirement. Mr. Ingoglia was an active member of The Memorare Council of the Knights of Columbus.
Mr. Ingoglia leaves behind his wife, Caroline (nee Fuoto); his children: Eugene and his wife Barbara, Anthony and his wife Bette and Donna; his five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and his three sisters. He was predeceased by his mother, Josephine (nee Gandolfo) and his father, Eugene.
He reposed at the Marinello Funeral Home, Coram, on September 25, 2007. Prayers were said in the funeral home on September 25 and 26, 2007 followed by interment at Calverton National cemetery.

Jul 05, 2022
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Fitzmaurice Flying Field NEW
by: Anonymous

The McKenna school is built on the site of Fitzmaurice Flying Field. On the Roosevelt Ave side there was a veterans group probably VFW or American Legion. As the building they used was abandoned, we used to explore the insides
As links are discouraged the Historical Society of the Massapequas has a photo w this write-up:
"Black and white photograph of the Fitzmaurice Flying Field, Massapequa Park. The Historical Society of the Massapequas provided the following description regarding this picture "Located in Massapequa Park was marketed by Brady, Colleran, and Cryan as the first community airport in the country. Thousands attended the opening in 1929. The guest of honor was Col. James Fitzmaurice, a renowned aviator and pilot of the Bremen. The field operated until 1953 when the School District purchased the property for Hawthorne Elementary School. The 4M Club used the hanger building on Roosevelt Avenue for several years. The photo shows one of the hangers on the Spruce Street side. Today the site is occupied by the Nassau County Police Academy, John P. McKenna Elementary School and several houses."

Jun 29, 2022
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Bobby NEW
by: Anonymous

That's great! Glad to hear you will be back! By talking to people there, I understand many people there were your "groupies". I am just a local who tries to support the Legion, Auxiliary and Sons. My parents were involved years ago with the American Legion.

Jun 29, 2022
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Doo Wop Night at The American Legion NEW
by: Bobby Hepburn

Yes............. That was my group. We came in from Jersey & Pennsylvania to my HOME TOWN. I'm glad you liked the show and "DESIRE" should be back there in 2023!

Jun 29, 2022
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Bobby NEW
by: Anonymous

You were the band for the Doo Wop night at the Massapequa American Legion Post 1066? That was a great show and a great nigh! That Post is full of amazing people who do amazing things!!! If you are a Veteran or a family member of a Veteran, go check them out and join th group if you can.

Jun 28, 2022
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To Ray & Marilyn NEW
by: Bobby Hepburn

RAy,

I also graduated Plainedge in 1966. so....... I probably knew Marilyn. I moved to the Foothills of The Pocono's in 1978. I've been back to Massapequa a few times... as a matter of fact my Group "DESIRE" did a show at the American Legion by the Railroad Tracks back in April. Lots of Plainedge Folks were there! Right now... Massapequa is to crowded, too noisy and too expensive for me. I LOVE the comfort of the Mountains but............miss the Beach!

Jun 28, 2022
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still here NEW
by: Ray & Marilyn

I graduated from Plainedge in 1963 and my sister in 1966. We moved here in 1954 and live in our parents' house which we inherited. We are planning to move to Florida this Fall. Our school taxes are 13K-outrageous. They are planning to tear down the Plainedge library and build a new one to open in 2925 which no one uses. There is nothing left in the village except Krischs and the Central Avenue Library. The only store left in the Sunrise Mall is Macys which has a longterm lease. The new owners bought out Sears lease. We used to be the youngest people on our block, and now we are the oldest. The houses in our neighborhood are now going for 600+.

Jun 11, 2022
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Re HoJo’s NEW
by: Bill N

Well, excuse me, for getting one letter wrong after almost 50 years. I guess we can’t all be as perfect as you, dude.

And my description of it being across from the Shell station is correct.

Jun 11, 2022
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HoJo location NEW
by: Usdin

it was nowhere near Clocks Blvd. it was just west of the Mays Shopping center, very close to the Bar Harbour Motel on the south side of Sunrise Highway, just east of BLOCK Blvd.

Jun 11, 2022
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Re: HoJo’s NEW
by: Bill N

The Howard Johnsons was on Sunrise Highway on the east side of Clocks Blvd. it was just east of Sals Shell Station, where I used to work.

Jun 10, 2022
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Howard Johnson's NEW
by: Anonymous

I've wonderful memories of my parents taking me to Howard Johnson's - can anyone tell me what was the Hojo closest to Birch Lane School?

Jun 10, 2022
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Intercounty movie NEW
by: Anonymous

On Saturdays we went to the movies. 35 cents for a feature, a few cartoons and 15 cents worth of candy was all it took to entertain the masses.
3 Stooges, Godzilla, Annette and Frankie, romance, Tinglers, Ghouls, Surf movies, XRay Eyes, WWII, Civil War, Elvis,
high adventure and low brow humor.

Jun 10, 2022
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The BEST of Times!
by: Mark Katz

Moved to Massapequa Park in 1955 to a great home for $14,000 and we couldn't afford it!
Went to Hawthorne, McKenna, Massapequa High and then Berner when it opened. Played Hockey on the lake off Lake Shore Dr. and skated with our dates on the lake on Merrick Rd. Worked at Bob's Hobby Store, Massapequa Drive in, & Howard on Sunrise. We all walked to everything as Dad had the only car! We hung out later on at the Locker Room on Merrick in Seaford, Pied Piper, The Barge, Arthurs & Dick & Doras. Musicaros great Italian Food!!All American!
Unfortunately our kids and grandkids will never get to experience a time that was so simple & special.
Great Friends & Great Fun!

Jun 09, 2022
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Whites of Massapequa & Massapequa Drive-In NEW
by: Barb

I graduated from Massapequa H.S. In ‘61. During those care free days, enjoyed browsing aisles of Whites of Massapequa & Mays Dept. store. Carried a variety of goods & jewelry. Date night brought us to Massapequa Drive-In. It was smaller than the Westbury or Valley Stream venues but close to home. Had
All American, Carvel & Massapequa Diner for getting together after the Chiefs winning games. Can’t forget Kirsch’s home made ice cream in Massapequa Park. The H.S. is on Merrick Road & back in the day, there was a shopping center which had plenty of stores to buy lunch: pizzeria, W.T. Grants (with a lunch counter). Our beaches were close by & gave us a place to go & hang out with friends. Those were the days. 🙂

Jun 09, 2022
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Mays NEW
by: Annie

I, too, worked in Mays from 1967-1969 in Junior Sportswear. It was the year they started Saturday nights till 9:30. Before that it was 9:45 to 5:45 and no Sundays. I started with $1.50 an hour; was up to $1.65 when I left. Still in Massapequa...

Jun 04, 2022
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by: Anonymous

I knew 2 Mike Grimaldis in the 60s and I believe they were cousins. One was married very young to a girl named Anna. They lived behind the McDonald's over on 110.
The other was known to me as Motorcycle Mike and I'm pretty sure his Dad ran the zoo.

Jun 03, 2022
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Massapequa Park NEW
by: Anonymous

I was friends with someone my age 72 who I believe his last name was Grimaldi. I went elem thru high school with him.’ I believe I also went to
Some computer school
In my senior year with his wife

Jun 02, 2022
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The Driftwood NEW
by: Anonymous

The bar at Intercounty was The Driftwood. My neighbors Jim and Winnie Dennis often worked there. They made great pizza and the cokes from the bar were memorable.
There was also Benji's Deli a few stores away.

May 22, 2022
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Cartoon NEW
by: Betsy Knapp Finley

We as kids weren’t allowed in the living room. All the furniture had plastic on it. On Sunday early afternoon, we all (4 kids) got our kitchen chairs, lined them up in the foyer (there was a gate separating us from the beloved living room) ate dinner (usually 4 broiled chicken wings and veggies) and waited for our favorite show, Gerald McBoing Boing to come on.

Years later, we got our first color TV and were actually allowed in the living room (sitting on towels placed on the carpet; still not on the furniture) one time a year to watch The Wizard of Oz. We didn’t even know it was a color set until Dorothy and her posse got to Emerald City and it magically turned into color. We were beyond excited. So many wonderful memories. I hope I don’t lose them.

May 21, 2022
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Random Info NEW
by: Anonymous

I believe that TJ Maxx is not where Sears was. It is where Wallbaums was.

Mays turned into the Busy Bee Flea Market and is now Kahl's. It still says Mays on the handles to get into the store though!

Where was Chicken Delight on Merrick Road? Chicken Ai Go Go is still on Merrick.

May 21, 2022
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Bow Wow NEW
by: Richie B

I don't remember doing that but who knows. I was a Berner grad 69

May 21, 2022
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Big Bow Wow NEW
by: Karen

I remember going there in my brand new coat, and one of the boys stomped on a packet of mustard and it went all over my coat! I was devastated, although I'm chuckling now that I still remember it!

May 21, 2022
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Bow Wow NEW
by: Anonymous

I worked at the Big Bow Wow around 1966-67 was near Mays but right on Sunrise. Mays used to be a Golf driving range which I also worked as a little kid maybe 61-62

May 21, 2022
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Mays
by: Jim, Nassau Shores BHS '71

Worked at Mays '69- 71 selling woman's shoes.
Made $1.95 an hour plus commission. Then cooked at Coco's restaurant then JC Penny in the Mall right through college years.
All are gone now.

May 21, 2022
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MAYS 2Guys NEW
by: Gerry

I worked in Mays when it opened in April 1963 til August when I went away to college. 2 Guys was a different story and further down Sunrise Highway going to Amityville.

May 21, 2022
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Two Guys NEW
by: Anonymous

I remember Two Guys so fondly. They had a tremendous range of toys! I seem to remember that just before my family moved away in December 1963, Two Guys had become Mays (with NO toys! :( Is my memory correct? What shopping center was that? And does anyone know whether Mays is still there - or what has replaced it in that building? Thanks!

May 21, 2022
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Jim, Nassau Shores BHS '72
by: Anonymous

Sears is now TJ Max, Raymour & Flannigan and Shop Rite
Jerry Lewis Theater is a Staples.
The Sunrise Mall might be closing down too!

May 21, 2022
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chicken delight NEW
by: Anonymous

they had chicken delight on merrick rd. last heard was a chinese take out.

May 21, 2022
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old stores NEW
by: Anonymous

white of massapequa; the new building was white modells then sears.who go this store now?

May 18, 2022
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MHS class of 70
by: Rick D

Just found this site. I was eating baked clams and thought about Musicaro’s Restuarant. My parents would order pizza and Baked Clams from them on Friday nights. I Graduated from MHS in 1970. Our 50th reunion was postponed due to Covid. We are having it June 25th, 2022 thanks to Steven Freidland. I moved to Miami in 1979 but have been back to the Island several times as my brother & sister live there. Although they moved to Suffolk county many moons ago. I hope to stop by All American for the best fries in the world! I believe it’s still open and the Voltagio family still owns it.
I met Bill O’Reilly and he asked me if it’s still open, as he loved it.
I used to hang out at Madden’s Pub, then Joey Dees.
Madden’s moved to Eastport but closed years ago.
Use to work at Harmony Donuts as a kid. Miss all those places and the many friends. If you graduated from MHS in 1970, go to the reunion. Go to Classmates you’ll see info there.

May 18, 2022
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Good, DinkKnapp NEW
by: Betsy Knapp Finley

I think has Anonymous is thinking of a different Betsy. I went to Hawthorn, never went on the monkey bars and NEVER wore "frilly bloomers". Sorry !

May 18, 2022
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Good, DinkKnapp NEW
by: Anonymous

I think has Anonymous is thinking of a different Betsy. I went to Hawthorn, never went on the monkey bars and NEVER wore "frilly bloomers". Sorry !

May 18, 2022
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Memories of a Birch Laner NEW
by: Anonymous

I certainly remember Farmer Gray - we all complained about him - as those cartoons were silents! I remember also Winky Dink, Howdy Doody, the wonderful assortment on Captain Kangaroo (remember SPACE ANGEL? Clutch Cargo?) and on Terrytoon Circus with Claude Kirchner and Clownie! :)

I wonder why - with all the nostalgia remakes, conventions to remember TV programs, that none of these programs - or Fury, Sky King, My Friend Flicka, Jungle Jim, Roy Rogers, The Lone Ranger, never seem to figure in these? Are we just too old to have our stuff remembered??

May 18, 2022
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Park Lane NEW
by: Anonymous

The gathering place for so many youngfolks in the late 60s. The coffee shop where I developed a serious addiction to a coke and a hardroll. They had a Bally "horseshoe" pinball game. Ten cents/three for a quarter. A phone booth with a tiny hole drilled in the phone allowing a slightly skilled caller equipped with a paperclip to make free calls. And, of course, the ever skeptical Sam Cox.

May 18, 2022
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Saturday mornings NEW
by: Anonymous

Thanks to Farmer Gray I still feel as though a lightbulb appears above my head when I have a great idea. Of course that is usually preceded by a chin rub and a contemplative "hmmm."

May 18, 2022
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Big World Little Adam? NEW
by: Mark B

Anyone remember Big World Little Adam? It was probably intended to get kids like me interested in science, and with the space race in full heat, it was hard to avoid - I ended up with a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, in fact.

Romper Room was another mainstay of my youngest years, along with the Soupy Sales Show. I was about seven when my 10-year older sister Carol proudly showed me her first Beatles album, Meet the Beatles.

Unqua, McKenna and MHS... Massapequa was truly a great place to grow up.

May 17, 2022
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by: Anonymous

Miss Goodlet was my kindergarten teacher at Carman Road School.
Winky Dink had a somewhat adhesive clear screen that you applied to the tv screen and you drew on it. You were supposed to use crayons but I went with ink and that was the end of that.
Betsy - I think of you playing on the monkey bars and I smile every time. You wore the frilliest bloomers I've ever seen. Yup - I'm smiling . . .

May 17, 2022
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Winky Dink
by: Betsy Knapp Finley

I sure remember that show..also Chuck McCann and Sandy Becker. I remember in NY there was a show called Pip the Piper. I would put my symphonette in my belt and run around sing the theme song. Those were the good old days. I’d love to go back in time and redo a lot of the wrong decisions I made in my adult years.

May 17, 2022
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Carman Road NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi

Is it possible that the "Miss Goodlat" you remember is the same as Miss Goodwin whom I remember as my kindergarten or 1st grade teacher at Birch Lane? Are you sure it was "Miss Goodlat" instead of "Miss Goddwin"? I remember Miss Illmansee replacing her - in my 1st grade. Thomas Dean

May 17, 2022
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Winky Dink and You NEW
by: Anonymous

I remember Winky Dink! Was that the TV show where you could put something on the TV screen and draw on it? For some reason that springs to mind.

May 16, 2022
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Winky Dink NEW
by: Karen

I remember it, but there must have been a remake! I was born in 62 and had the crayons and screen!

May 16, 2022
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Winky Dink and You NEW
by: Anonymous

Really dating myself here!
Who remembers listening to 'Winky Dink and You'
"a CBS children's television show that aired from 1953 to 1957, on Saturday mornings. It was hosted by Jack Barry"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5TdRhNLOPk

May 16, 2022
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Boy, Do I remember.....
by: Anonymous

Dick & Dora's restaurant then going to Foxes for a few Drinks and dance a little or throw some darts.
Good Times!

May 12, 2022
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massapequa memories NEW
by: kathy buckley

l grew up in Massapequa went to St Rose. moved to ct in1969 have good memories belonged to Unqualified in Amityville

May 12, 2022
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Massapequa High Class 1974 NEW
by: Greg Miller

Dick and Dora’s gone, Seen several comments about Ms Young, I remember enrolling into school 1969, waiting impatiently with my brothers where my father says we are going to get old waiting for Ms Young. Berner was a separate High School, Alex Baldwin was a Social Studies teacher and Football coach. The largest outboard motors were Evenrude 115 Hp and Merc 125, could still go fishing for flatties, winter flounder, not anymore. Only Fluke now, and Stripe Bass, and plenty of snappers/ Blues. Schools of bunker.
Hey Dan Romano.

May 06, 2022
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Carman Road NEW
by: Jen

My teachers…
Kindergarten Mrs. Press
1st Mrs. Markowitz
2nd Mrs. Fay
3rd (moved to Eastlake bc Carman Road closed) Mr. Orr
4th Mrs. Reed
5th Mr. Schuster
6th Mrs. DeBiagi
I loved Massapequa!

Anyone remember the name of the bar that was in Intercounty shopping center in the 70’s & 80’s?

May 05, 2022
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Carman Road NEW
by: Anonymous


Miss Goodlet
Miss Shunny(?)
" O'Neal
Mrs. Biasi
Mr. Watt
Mr. Pulis
Mrs. Pitt (at McKenna)

I may forget fo take my pills, but I have yet to forget any of them. Thanks, in part, to all of you I can read and write with the very best of them.

Apr 22, 2022
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Birch Lane School 6th grade teachers
by: Anonymous

I transferred to Birch Lane in the 4th grade when it opened. I had Mrs. Helene Lituchy.

I believe the two sixth grade teachers were Mrs. Rooney and Mrs. Cutler.

Mrs Rooney may have been Miss S before she married. I am surprised I remember this considering I am now 75 graduating from MHS in 1064.

Apr 21, 2022
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Thankful for all my neighborhood "siblings".
by: Vincent Ree

I moved to Massapequa on 06 JUL 1965 when I was 2.5 years old.
Before my family moved away in 1991, we lived at 55 Connecticut Avenue between Forest Avenue and Hicksville Road, not far from the northern section of the Tackapausha Preserve.

I grew up across the street from "Patti Porter" who posted here in 2016 and wanted to let her know how thankful I am to her and her sister Lori for being the "big sisters" that I never actually had. Patti, Lori, and all the older girls on my block were all good to me and were pivotal toward my having a positive view of women.

Apr 18, 2022
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The visit by The Merry Mailman (Ray Heatherton) NEW
by: Thoms Dean

to Birch Lane elementary school - does anyone remember this? I think it was in 1962 or 1963 and we were gathered in the cafetaria. We kids were so excited that no one stayed in his seat, all yelled, paper airplanes and paper straw sleeves flew. Heatherton tried to keep some order - but could not possibly do so We were all given a big angry lecture by principal Miss Young after the visit. Heatherton was, by the way, Joey Heatherton's father. I don't know how he picked Birch Lane. (Joey was long graduated from high school by the time he came, so she couldn't have been at the school when he came).

Apr 18, 2022
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Eileen - Upper Deck
by: Jim, Nassau Shore BHS '71

Wow I don't remember a bar in Nassau Shores at all but I was only there starting in '65. I thought a bar called the Upper Deck was down Alhambra Road next to, or a part of, a biker type bar called "Arthur's or something like that. Just a few yards away from Dick & Dora's. All gone now unfortunately.

Apr 18, 2022
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Nassau shores NEW
by: Eileen DAnonymous

The name of the Bar/Restaurant in Nassau shores was "The MainDeck" Worked there for a while but don’t remember the year.

Apr 14, 2022
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My memories of Massapequa
by: Anonymous

I was born in Massapequa, and lived there my whole life. I miss the great Italian food, best pastries any where, and of course, good old All American.

It just got too expensive living there, and the Winter weather q
Was so dreary. I'm happy where I am happy where I am now, but nobody beats Massapequa.

Apr 10, 2022
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Class of '74
by: kenkros

I graduated Berner in '74...a veteran of Sal's pizza,Massapequa Music Store, 'Zappaland',and the Day-Z. Who knew then that Brian Setzer and Jerry Seinfeld would hit it big? Not to mention the Baldwin brothers. I really miss the veal at Musicaro's, and NY deli's and fresh bagels...

Mar 28, 2022
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Birch Lane NEW
by: Anonymous

Gerry , I think its 1955/1956 we were transfered over to Birch lane

Mar 28, 2022
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BIrch Lane NEW
by: Anonymous

Gerry, I was in the first sixth grade class at Birch lane when it opened in 56/57, I was at Fairfield Elementary and was transferred to Birch Lane, closer to my house, I had Mrs. Cutler for 6th Grade there, I believe she came from Ungua, do not recall men teachers other than phys ed Coach Igra (phonetic) and we all remember Principal Ms. Young, and was there a art teacher Ms. Mable?

Mar 26, 2022
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Birch Lane School NEW
by: Gerry

Does anyone remember the name of the 2 6th grade teachers who were men back when Birch Lane first opened in the mid 1950's?

Mar 16, 2022
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A quick tribute to Frank Bermudez NEW
by: Anonymous

Ah Berner. They schooled me real good. I spent many mornings with Frank Bermudez (Literature teacher/attendance officer) That was in the no nonsense days. He was the toughest dude in that building on any given day. Frank was a force to be reckoned with - carefully! He once predicted my future occupation in education and I'll be damned if he didn't hit the nail on head.

Mar 11, 2022
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milk shakes NEW
by: Anonymous

Ahhh Berner cafeteria.... When I went there I remember them selling chocolate milk shakes. This is something you would never see in this day and age. Also for breakfast, delicious buns with butter and cinnamon sugar on top.

Mar 10, 2022
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The Pit NEW
by: Anonymous

TI acquired some bad habits down at The Pit. I'm sure we were drinking. We did alot of that. But it was a most unusual place. Learned to make a good fire there. Some forest got so big and so hot that a beer bottle melted immediately. There were swinging ropes and huge singalongs. It was high adventure right there in the wilds of Long Island.

Mar 10, 2022
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True dat
by: Jim, Nassau Shore BHS '71

I remember that wall be scrubbed or painted many times over the years. By the way, you weren't doing any illegal drinking at the Pit were you? That would be terrible! Ha!

Mar 10, 2022
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True dat Jim NEW
by: Anonymous

I have to agree with you Jim, though I remember one night when a bunch of us came over from The Pit and the football players among us painted a message on the retaining wall behind the gym. I watched. The message read; Bill Brown Blows Bison Balls. As I remember they had to paint over it, but noone was suspended from school or playing.

Mar 10, 2022
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Broscharts NEW
by: Karen

I did know the Broschart's but they were much older than I! Mrs. Broschart was my Catechism teacher!!

Mar 10, 2022
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Berner
by: Bobby Hepburn

I went to PLAINEDGE but... my cousin George Dixon went to Berner. He went to Villanova
after HS and became an English Teacher near Philly, eventually moving to THE LEHIGH VALLEY near Allentown.

Mar 10, 2022
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Bo and the Magic Apple
by: Jim

Well I was there at Berner during that time but I don't remember that incident however I do remember the large lunch room and the folding walls. I have to say that if you had hit the back of the head of coaches Bill Brown or Bob Reifsnyder you wouldn't be alive today to talk about it!

Mar 10, 2022
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Bo and the Magic Apple NEW
by: Anonymous

I remember an incident in the cafeteria at Berner that must have been 1968 or 69. They had those huge folding partitions and they often partially closed off the three segments.
I was sitting in a spot where the panels hid me from all but a narrow slot looking toward the door to the kitchen. Bo Wernersbach was patrolling the front of the cafeteria. Now, I know Bo is a highly honored teacher/coach and I would like to extend my earnest apology to him before I commence to tell this story. I used to bounce my apple until it turned to sauce inside, then itI'd make a tiny hole and draw the contents out in one long slurp. When my apple was ready something came over me and I flung it hoping to hit the wall above the door. I know it was incredibly stupid and impetuous but something came over me. Something wicked. It was 20 yards away and I couldn't throw too hard or too accurately. The apple made a slow high arch and hit the back of Bo's neck. Only one person saw it and he never said a word (Thanks Pete!). Bo was irate (rightfully so) and kept a hundred or so students in the cafeteria for an hour before finally relenting and letting us go back to class. Having spent 20 years teaching I can only imagine how angry he was, but it is one of those outrageous memories that still make me laugh out loud.

Feb 24, 2022
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Doyles NEW
by: Anonymous

So Karen you must know the Broscharts as well. I graduated with Marianne. She and her sister Louise was in my band till they moved away.

Feb 24, 2022
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Bar / Doyles
by: Jim, Nassau Shore BHS '71

Only because you asked.I graduated with Fran Doyle and Don Lawlor but really didn't know them.I was friends with John Conforti and Ken Burkhart nearby.

Feb 24, 2022
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Doyle's NEW
by: Karen

I lived on Burton Lane and knew of the Doyle's.
Was one of the boys in the Merchant Marines?

Feb 24, 2022
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Doyles NEW
by: Anonymous

I knew Doyles on Burton Lane off of Unqua Rd

Feb 24, 2022
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Sunrise Mall
by: Jim, Nassau Shore BHS '71

Yes, it is sad over there now and there is a lot of discussion on what's to become of it. I worked there part time when it first opened and it was a fun place to work and hang out in. The Pandemic was just the final nail in the coffin. The decline started years ago partly due to online shopping like Amazon as you can imagine. Another large issue is safety. There were reports for years of muggings primarily in the parking lots. People became afraid to shop there at night even with a couple of little security cars roaming around. The reports may have been exaggerated but it was enough to keep a lot of people away.

Feb 24, 2022
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Bar
by: Anonymous

Here’s another, I believe his last name was Ohden or Olden. Billy Clarke was another from that group along with Lawlor and Johnny. Did you know any of the Doyles from Unique Rd. Specifically Fran, class of 71-72

Feb 24, 2022
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Sunrise Mall
by: Kevin

It appears the Sunrise Mall will eventually transition to something else other than a retail mecca. I remember when it was an empty lot and then became the "go-to" place for just about everyone once the mall went up. While the pandemic changed the retail dynamic, and I haven't been to that mall in years since moving further East, what happened that caused the mall to deteriorate so dramatically? The Smith Haven Mall has lost Sears, JCP and several smaller retailers but appears to be holding its own while Walt Whitman Mall still seems to be prospering. Can anyone describe the situation over there and what seems to be causing the demise of the Sunrise Mall.

Feb 24, 2022
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Bar
by: Jim, Nassau Shore BHS '71

Yes you rang a bell! I remember now hearing about that. Not sure if I ever went there but I know Dr Generosity was a very popular place. Johnnie O was a great guy. I remember one night my wife and I, when we first met, were leaning close together against the crowded bar. Without asking he poured us 2 shots of Peppermint Schnapps and says: I can see where this is going, here, you'll both taste better with this! Good memories at the Frigate.

Feb 24, 2022
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Bar NEW
by: Anonymous

Jim.
Johnnie O went on to own the bar Doctor Generosity’s with Billy Lawlor in East Meadow I believe. Dr. G’s became a famous NY Islander hang out.

Feb 23, 2022
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1970's Bar
by: Jim, Nassau Shore BHS '71

I gotta jump on this one, it was Solomon Grundy's Frigate. Built around 1972. We hang out there & PJ's in Farmingdale. Not at first but soon after it opened it had great bands, bartenders (Johnie'O)and the crowd was really a great bunch of people. Mostly young 18-25 year olds.Had many a beer and shots over the 3 years I hung out there. Met my wife there too!

Feb 23, 2022
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1970s bar
by: Anonymous

Anyone remember the name of the bar on front st in Massapequa Park in the 1970s where Johnny Mcgoreys is now?

Feb 23, 2022
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The great old days NEW
by: Anonymous

Stumbled on this page and wanted to add my thoughts
I lived on East Lake from 1959-83.If I close my eyes I can remember on warm summer eves the sound of the color guard practicing at East Lake sch.It was an innocent time when I was allowed to go home from school for lunch and stay out til 10 pm without parents worrying. My only worry then was which baseball cards to put on my bicycle spokes.I was able to feel the independence of hopping on the bar Harbor bus at Ocean & Massachusetts to the Bar Harbor library. This trip always included a stop at Supreme Pizza & hanging out in Gimbels. So many kids that every couple of blocks had it's own sports team be it Street hockey, Baseball, Football, or basketball. Our town was always a sports game waiting to happen. We had no cell phones but the setting up of games for after school was always spot on.I believe I spent more time at Hawthorn playing hockey then my own house. I also remember the block parties and closeness of our neighbors. Definitely a great place to grow up

Feb 19, 2022
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Re: Evelyn NEW
by: Jill

Evelyn, I lived on Chicago Avenue at the opposite end between Seaford Avenue and Forest Avenue. I was friends with Eileen Noble, Susan Lutz, the Cravens. Ellen Craven married Michael Castrataro (sp?). I spent so much time at your end of Chicago Avenue. Those were good times.

Feb 15, 2022
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Drinking in the Pit NEW
by: Anonymous

We would go in the pit with beers and bought them from the deli on Park Lane. One of us looked 18. Then we would go to Berner for the fair or battle of bands etc.

Feb 15, 2022
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Karen
by: Jim, Nassau Shore BHS '71

Wow you went a bit out of your way just so you wouldn't get caught drinking beer! But actually we did that sometimes when the older seniors had a car and went to Alhambra or Florence Beach. Best times was in the woods or the stands behind Berner during Battle of the Bands nights. The music always sounded better that way!

Feb 13, 2022
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Jim NEW
by: Karen

We used to drink beer at Amityville town beach!

Feb 13, 2022
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Ray NEW
by: Karen

Haha with your last sentence!!

Feb 13, 2022
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Bus Route NEW
by: Anonymous

I still live on Roosevelt some blocks South of Spruce and I remember the bus! You are not imagining it! My parents used to yell at us kids for playing in the street because of the bus route.

Feb 13, 2022
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Bar Harbor
by: Ray

Does anyone remember the bus " municipal?" that ran throughout Massapequa Park? In 1969 I walked to McKenna JHS in every kind of weather. On really cold, rainy or snowy days we would hop on this bus at the corner of Pittsburg Ave and Ocean Ave. (little). It would go south down Ocean, cross over the RR tracks, continue down Unqua Rd, right turn on Merrick Rd. Brief stop at the Bar Harbor Shopping Center. Then back north on Park Ave, eventfully going north on Roosevelt Ave, and letting us off on the corner of Roosevelt and Spruce (McKenna JHS) ALL for 10 cents

In all the articles I've never seen or heard anyone reference this ??? I can't be imagining this - happen before the drug years. lol

Feb 02, 2022
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mark NEW
by: paul alagna

There are no coincidences...Jeff happened to call me yesterday to say hello and I told him about our messages. He remembers you well. I lived on Cleveland Ave between Hicksville Rd and I believe it was called Central Ave. Jeff and I cycle all over the country together. We do these century rides in the South or the West. When I am not gassed we talk a lot. He even made us jerseys that say Blood Brothers. Jeff is now into tri races , I can't keep up with him....

Feb 01, 2022
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@Paul - Richard Place NEW
by: Mark

I remember the snow mounds Paul. If I remember correctly, Jeff's house was pretty much at the far corner of the Mays parking lot, so pretty quiet for backing up to a shopping center parking lot! Where did you live?

I thought about Jeff and his family when a year or so ago I ran across a MHS yearbook picture of Jerry Seinfeld, and lo and behold, Barry Schlactus was on the same page.

Send best regards to Jeff when you next talk to him. Sorry to hear about his dad. Take care...

Feb 01, 2022
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Jeff NEW
by: paul alagna

Hi Mark and the other person who knew Jeff, Jeff was then and still is a gentle soul. He is a doctor in TN. He and I are blood brothers, we watched a lot of westerns back in those days. Doesn't play the cello much these days. Mark, you may remember his Mom, Lenore she is my godmother and still doing well. Unfortunately his Dad passed away. Mark since you lived on his street you'll remember the snow or were they dirt mounds built from clearing out Mays parking area. We used to play on them. I remember that park well. Fond memories, thanks for the messages. Be well. Paul

Feb 01, 2022
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To Paul - Jeff Schlactus NEW
by: Mark Barnett (MHS 75)

Hi Paul and Anonymous who knew/knows Jeff Schlactus. I was in Jeff's class at Unqua, McKenna and MHS, and was friends with him and a group of our contemporaries from the same class. I lived up the street from Jeff, on Richard Place, across the street from the park behind Mays. I agree with the many who've talked about the wonderful environment it was to grow up in.

Jan 31, 2022
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To Paul NEW
by: Anonymous

I remember Jeff Schlactus from Unqua School we were in the same 5th and 6th grade classes. He played the cello and was a thoughtful and gentle soul in those young years.

Jan 31, 2022
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Dan Romano
by: Jack Gelston

Dan - did your family spend summers away from Manhattan to go to the Amity Harbor Beach Club?? I worked as a life guard there for a couple summers and well remember the Romano family.

Jan 31, 2022
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upstate NEW
by: paul alagna

GOOD QUESTION , I did not mean to be anonymous, I just did not fill in the heading . I actually gave my full name in a previous message. In fact I was thinking the same thing because I was responding to an anonymous person's message as to where I live upstate. Sorry for the confusion. I would very much like to learn about my old friends from around Cleveland Ave. I went to Raymond J Lockhart and Parkside Jr. High and then moved away after my mom passed away. I moved there from Brooklyn late 1950's until late 60's. I remember names like Caufield, Murphy {Karen and another Murphy family Jackie}, Tommy Reade, a great friend from those magical years who I still have contact with. Unfortunately, my memory for names is not great but Tommy's wife Barbara gave me yearbooks from Berner and MH. I would have graduated in 1974 from Berner. I was and still am friends with Jeff Schlactus as we were both born in Brooklyn and lived in the same apt. building. We are still great friends but he lived near Mays not my side of town. The Jenkins lived on Cleveland Ave. It was a great place to grow up. So if any of my ramblings ring a bell I would love to hear from old pals. Hopefully, my memory will sharpen after a few good stories. Be well!

Jan 31, 2022
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Remember the Zimmers, Bustards, Mullens, Mullers or Maddens? NEW
by: Tommy Dean

They lived all around me - growing up on Belvedere Drive and going to kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3d grades at Birch Lane School in Massapequa Park from 1960 to 1963. Then we moved to Indiana and I haven 't been back to Long Island since.

Jan 31, 2022
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Bill's Marina NEW
by: Dan Romano

I currently live on the Space Coast of Florida but I grew up on Beach Road in Biltmore Shores. I met an older lady today at the hospital who's name was Dolores Arlelt. She said that her family owned Bill's Marina in Massapequa near Dick & Dora's restaurant.She is 99 years old next week. After they sold the marina, she wound up working at NASA on the Atlas then the Apollo programs. Had a great time sharing memories of Massapequa. Anyone remember Bill's Marina? I graduated Massapequa HS in 1974.

Jan 31, 2022
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Why anonymous? NEW
by: Jane

Hi
I’m curious as to why folks remain ANONYMOUS at the same time as wanting to connect with childhood friends?

Jan 31, 2022
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upstate NEW
by: Anonymous

I live near Lake George, beautiful area. Been here nearly 30 years but still remember my early years in Massapequa and often think of my childhood friends and wonder what became of them, from classmates to buddies.

Jan 31, 2022
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Upstate NEW
by: Anonymous

Paul .. wherein upstate NY?

Jan 30, 2022
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karen-jo NEW
by: paul alagna

My name is Paul Alagna , I was friends with Eric before moving away after jr high. I spoke to him a few years back after finding this site and facebook. I lived on Cleveland Ave. I live upstate NY for awhile now. I would love to hear from my old friends from the 60s. be well, Paul

Jan 27, 2022
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Deli on Unqua
by: Jim, Nassau Shore BHS '71

Good memories there. It looks like you may have graduated with my sister. Patty P. She had a good friend Eileen N. who lived in the Shores also.
I'm still close by behind the Bar Harbor Shopping Center. Called Southgate now. Pizza Supreme,Grants, Woolworth's and movie theater all long gone.

Jan 27, 2022
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Deli on Unqua NEW
by: Anonymous

I too remember these places. We moved to Nassau Shores in 1961 when I was four so I remember the beach club at the end of East Shore Drive. It was torn down at some point during the sixties. I remember too the old Post family mansion before they created the park. We would play hide & seek in the golf course at night and went sledding there in the winter. It was a "hiking" trip to walk the circumference of the course. I loved going to the deli on Unqua though we called it Mitzie's. She and Tony knew all the kids in the neighborhood. Alec Baldwin was one year behind me at Berner. I remember he was very popular and went by the name Zander at that time. A couple of Christmases during high school a guy named Don organized a caroling group and we walked around the Shores singing.

Jan 27, 2022
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by: Kevin

The little deli on Unqua Road was owned by the Babich family (not sure of the spelling) and they lived in the house behind the deli during the 60's. The owners son, Michael, was a friend of my brother's. After seeing how much Massapequa is turning into Queens (Sunrise Highway looks just like Queens Blvd.) I've decided never to return and keep the memories of the nice little town that it once was intact.

Jan 27, 2022
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by: Jim, Nassau Shore BHS '71

That deli was there since the mid sixties although I forgot the name of it. Yes you reminded me of drinking beers around those same hedges at the golf course back in high school! Used to skate, and swim, at Marjorie Post and played hockey on the lake behind it too when it froze over.The Baldwin's were too young for me to "play' with but my sister knew Alec a bit. Think they used to live around Iroquois street. All good stuff.

Jan 27, 2022
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by: Karen

That deli in the 70's was called Tony's Deli! That just brought back so many good memories! Also, smoked cigarettes on the path by the golf course behind the hedges! Hung out with Danny Baldwin and I was an avid skater at Marjorie Post!!

Jan 27, 2022
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Nassau Shores East
by: Jim, Nassau Shore BHS '71

Funny, I delivered Newsday for about a month @1966 north of Suffolk rd.
Those names you mentioned don't ring a bell but I think you are a few years older than me. That little deli half way down on Unqua Rd is still there. Not sure if it was there back in '62. Used to ice skate on one of the canals when it froze over. It was all about the water for me and my friends. Great memories. Stay safe wherever you are.

Jan 27, 2022
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Unqua
by: Jim, Nassau Shore BHS '71

Like I said before, parallel to the East of Unqua Rd is Roy then Cedar. The next one is Alqonquin right near where I grew up.All are full with many nice homes now.

Jan 27, 2022
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by: HIGHLAND ST. EAST

It was Roy Road, near Unqua Circle where I would pick up my papers (Newsday) and deliver them. My route was Nassau rd to Highland st and east shore drive to cedar drive from about 1957 to 1959 more or less. As i recall it was about 80 papers or so. Things are a little hazy after 60+ years. im tryng to remember the people or familys i used to know. Feldmans and Hannahs and Vandenberg and Wiegand come to mind.

Jan 27, 2022
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Unqua? NEW
by: Anonymous

what street was parallel to Unqua Road?

Jan 26, 2022
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Nassau Shores East
by: Jim, Nassau Shore BHS '71

Sorry, I'd love to see your photos but I don't know how to post them here.

Jan 26, 2022
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by: Jim, Nassau Shore BHS '71

The restaurant you were referring to is called the Riviera. It's still there but it's just for catering weddings and such I believe. The street your Mom drove on was probably Roy Ave or Cedar Dr. Both end at the Golf course. My friends and I used to go that candy store on Merrick Rd too. We would ride our bikes all over Nassau Shores back then. When we got to about age 14 some friends. who lived on the canal or bay, were allowed to take out their parents boats. Had a lot of fun clamming and riding around.
Sorry I missed out on the Beach Club though.When I moved there there was just broken foundations left that we used to climb on. Its now a small park with a nice view for the locals.
Take care

Jan 26, 2022
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by: HIGHLAND ST. EAST

Yes I lived directly across the street from the golf course. I went to the beach club at the end of East Shore Drive many times. The bathing area was "fenced in" with the fence quite a bit out from the shore. Or so it seemed to a 11 year old. Down the block from was a guy who showed up one day with TWO brand new 57 Chevy wagons with all the shiny side trim. VERY cool !!! Down the block on east shore drive was a very popular restaurant. Don't remember the name and never went to it -- don't remember why, probably too expensive. My big excursion was going to the candy store on Merrick road for a treat. My mom learned to drive on the street parallel to Unqua rd. on the east side, there wasn't one house on the whole block.
I have some nice photos -- how do I post them ?

Jan 26, 2022
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Nassau Shores East
by: Jim, Nassau Shore BHS '71

Wow! You go back a long way and have been gone a long time! My family moved to a few blocks north of Highland in 1965. The golf course was practically your back yard! It's still there although it's recently been sold. I guess the Nassau Shores Beach Club was open during those years. It closed before I moved there. I'm sure you went to the long gone Massapequa Zoo. There is a beautiful sports park now where 52 Acres used to be. The Bar Harbor shopping center was brand new while you were there. It's still there but looks much different. You might have still been there just as the now LI famous spot of All American Hamburger Drive In was first built and still going strong. I graduated from Berner also but it is just a middle school now. There are more houses and many more people but it still a nice town to live in.I hope this jogs a few more memories.

Jan 26, 2022
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NASSAU SHORES EAST
by: Anonymous

My farther built a house on Highland St East in 1957and we lived there until 1962. One of my favorite memories and a money maker for a 11 year old was retrieving golf balls and selling them back for a quarter -- which was big money !! Sitting on the islands and just waiting. Went to Berner school with lots of good memories. When I remember more I will post it.

Jan 19, 2022
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68 not 86 NEW
by: Anonymous

I’m 68 not 86 😀

Jan 19, 2022
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I remember Karen NEW
by: Anonymous

I remember a Karen Liekefet from, I think kindergarten or 1st grade. I went to Hawthorne from 1958-1962. I’m 86 years old.

Jan 18, 2022
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Anyone remember….
by: Karen-jo Berner ‘74

Eric Liekefet?
Kevin Burns?

Jan 14, 2022
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Tate family on Toronto
by: Mike

It is possible that Donald Tate had a brother Philip, likely younger (he would have been born in 1955). Phil was in my class at Maria Regina in Seaford (opened Jan 1962), then Holy Trinity high school in Hicksville (opened 1966). His father was a lawyer, and his office was just north of the Massapequa railroad station.

Jan 14, 2022
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My Memories
by: Forrest Duryea

I lived on Toronto, Ave, in the early 50's until we moved to Fla in 1958. My Playmates were Donald Tate and Butchie Peck among others that I don't remember. I lost touch with these Guys and often think of them and wonder what ever happened to them. I remember Jones Beach and the Jolly Roger Theme Park and the Long Island Railroad. I went to St. William the Abbot Catholic School in Seaford.

Jan 07, 2022
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Punk rock store name NEW
by: Anonymous

Does anyone remember that punk rock store on park blvd in late 90's

Dec 28, 2021
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Church in Massapequa Broadway NEW
by: Anonymous

Pat B. I was married in that church in 72 maybe we know you Rich and Jo-Anne B

Dec 28, 2021
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Remembering Donald McCalmont NEW
by: Anonymous


I knew your Dad (Donald Mc Calmont) and Mom very well.My family attended the Presbyterian Church in Massapequa and your Mom and Dad were the choral directors there.I also attended Farmingdale Schools and church camp with your oldest sister. So sorry to hear about your Dad's passing, I remember he took your sister and I to the Worlds Fair and we had such a good time. Please tell your sister I said Hi. Pat B.

Nov 30, 2021
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Coffee Shop
by: Jim, Nassau Shore BHS '71

Your father's shop is still there! On the outside wall above the window it says "Coffee House" but it is called, as it says on the window, "Massapequa Perk". Not sure how long it's been called that. I rarely went there up until the last two years since I'm closer to it now. Nice little place with all kinds of great coffee and flavored creams along with fresh bagels and muffins.I rather give them the business instead of Starbucks!

Nov 29, 2021
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Pequa coffee shop NEW
by: Anonymous

Does anyone remember Pequa Coffee shop on Front street at the Massapequa Park train station? My dad owned it until 1970 when the family moved to Florida. My sister & I attended Hawthorn elementary. So many great memories. I visit family fairly often still

Nov 25, 2021
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small plane crash NEW
by: Glenn U.

I have pics of that small plane crash on the golf course. I think it was summer of 72 or 73. It was a Saturday around noon!

Nov 24, 2021
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Nassau Shores NEW
by: Anonymous

I grew up on E. Seneca St. 61-75.
My mom taught at Grace Episcopal over by Harbor Green, so I went there tuition free, but I always wanted to go to Unqua with my friends.
I well remember 'Zander and Danny, the Baldwin brothers. I connected with Steve in Rockland County around 1998 and it was fun talking about his brothers.
Just today I was reminded of the small plane that crashed in the gold course, right at my block.
Anybody remember that?

Nov 09, 2021
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massapequa memories NEW
by: Anonymous

does anybody remember the meier family from ocean Avenue .there is only one of us left.this is coming from Myrtle beach.i remember the zoo and the drive in theater.the bus that used to go to bar harbor.maze shopping center with the pretzel stand and the electric horse ride. the easter egg hunt at east lake school. and is there anybody out there that can tell me about certain people like the mullins sisters lisa barsh wall catola the hack sisters or even bags that lived on park lane.i remember the pit before the mall.i also remember the cops used to roll out the stop signs at the school corner. please text me back so much more to say.
my number is 843-457-5166 please text.

Nov 09, 2021
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massapequa memories NEW
by: Anonymous

Does anybody remember the meier family?ocean avenue?there is only one of us left.this is coming from Myrtle Beach.i remember the zoo and the drive in theater. the bus that used to go to bar harbor, maze shopping center with the pretzel stand and the electric horse, the easter egg hunt at east lake school. and is there anybody able to tell me about certain people like the mullins sisters,lisa barsh, really catola, the hack sisters, and even bags that lived on park lane. I also remember the put before the mall was built i also remeber even when the cops used to roll out to stop signs. I am looking forward to here from you so much more to stay.
you can text me at
843-457-5166

Nov 07, 2021
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Mark on Fulton NEW
by: Anonymous

Hey Mark.. I lived on McKinley Street from 1953-1968 till we moved to Tucson. Those were the greatest years!

Nov 05, 2021
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Fulton St NEW
by: Mark K

To D
I lived on Fulton St from 1955 to 1969
Mom and Dad lived there until 84
Live one block in on corner from lakeside dr

Nov 05, 2021
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Dick and Dora's... does anyone have a photo from the 60s or 70s NEW
by: Mary R.

I grew up in N. Massapequa so I hope it's ok that I post here. Was just back in June 2021 to see a friend; I took the LI ferry from Bridgeport, CT...what a gorgeous ride. I live in New England now. Sorry to report but I stayed in Massapequa, on Sunrise Highway, and the All American was a big let down; terrible service and soggy burger. But I digress. LI girl from 1962 to 1980. I went to Farmingdale schools but a lot of friends are from Massapequa side. My folks were divorced and my father would take my two brothers and me to Dick and Dora's on Massapequa shore for Sunday dinners. Does anyone have a photo? I'd especially appreciate one from the 60s or 70s. Stay well and stay safe. Thanks, in advance, to anyone who posts a photo or link here to D&D's. Great LI memories here. Thank you all!

Nov 05, 2021
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Dick and Dora's... does anyone have a photo from the 60s or 70s NEW
by: Mary R.

I grew up in N. Massapequa so I hope it's ok that I post here. Was just back in June 2021 to see a friend; I took the LI ferry from Bridgeport, CT...what a gorgeous ride. I live in New England now. Sorry to report but I stayed in Massapequa, on Sunrise Highway, and the All American was a big let down; terrible service and soggy burger. But I digress. LI girl from 1962 to 1980. I went to Farmingdale schools but a lot of friends are from Massapequa side. My folks were divorced and my father would take my two brothers and me to Dick and Dora's on Massapequa shore for Sunday dinners. Does anyone have a photo? I'd especially appreciate one from the 60s or 70s. Stay well and stay safe. Thanks, in advance, to anyone who posts a photo or link here to D&D's. Great LI memories here. Thank you all!

Nov 05, 2021
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Vinnie De. NEW
by: Glen M.

Hello Vinnie your post brought back memories of you building your Roadrunner at your house and later the 440 Cuda you had. Cruising All American & hot rod Burger King with you. Massapequa Park was a great place to grow up. And the woods was always our hangout. I hope you and all your family are doing good.

Oct 27, 2021
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The DeLucas
by: Annie

Yes, my cousins are Jack and Joe. Both are doing well...they used to have a gym above their garage. Jack now lives in Florida and Joe lives in Tennessee. Youngest brother, Sal, is in Mississippi.

Oct 25, 2021
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Jay and the Americans
by: Jim, Nassau Shore BHS '71

Yes I think they played at Berner @ '69-70? I remember the banners around the school. I thought they played for the Senior Prom that year but I could be wrong. The theme of the prom was "This Magic Moment" What a voice Jay Black had for sure.

Oct 25, 2021
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Jay and the Americans NEW
by: Jane

I was at that show!

Oct 25, 2021
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Jay and the Americans NEW
by: Anonymous

I remember when Jay and the Americans played at Berner. RIP Jay Black

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/24/arts/music/jay-black-dead.html

Oct 17, 2021
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Massapequa Park
by: Vinnie De

I lived on Massapequa Park from 69 to 82 moving from Queens. Memories of hot rod Burger King and All American which had and still have the greatest fries around. I lived on Fulton Street and Roosevelt, the corner house.Fulton St was the meeting place for all the kid's in the neighborhood playing all kinds of sports. The best place to hang out was the woods (Massapequa Reserve)day or night.
I went to Berner High and if I missed Boces that day I would play handball in the front of the school near the cafeteria with all the other great players.
During my time in Massapequa Park I had the best times anyone can have, no place like Massapequa or Massapequa Park.

Oct 15, 2021
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Utopia NEW
by: Anonymous

I was also born in 1955 with 20 kids outside at all times, not so near the beach, but obviously not far in Massapequa Park, from Jones Beach. I was also the eldest, and within 5 years, my mother had given birth to two more. I loved school, the schoolbus stopped on the corner of our house. We had big battles at recess between our made up "gangs" - as we ourselves wanted. Yup, it was swell! And then in 1963, my father changed jobs and we moved to northern Indiana!

Oct 15, 2021
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Massapequa was utopia NEW
by: Anonymous

I was born in Massapequa in 1955 and lived on Jomarr Court until I was 14. Lived on a culdesac, 5 houses from a private beach, sidewalks, 20 kids outside at all times. Dick and Dor’s pizza, cabin cruiser, All American burgers, carvel ice cream. I could not have asked for a better childhood.

Oct 15, 2021
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Birch Lane NEW
by: Anonymous

In 6th Grade we moved from New Jersey to Biltmore Shores in 1956, I attended Fairfield Elementary for a few months and then was transferred to the new Birch Lane School and became a bike rider in the cold , rain and snow to school. I had a Mrs. Cutler there ,who I believe came from the Unqua School. Yes, Ms. Young was tall and very strict but the school ran very well. I recall Coach Egra who was everyones favorite. For 7th and 8th grade we were bused to Parkside which was a culture shock and then onto MHS for 9th through 12th grade.
Just wonderful years through 1962 and then onto college. I wouldn't trade it for anything, it was a great place to grow up in!

Oct 15, 2021
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by: Gerry

It opens in 1956. When I said we went back in the 7th grade, I meant back to Parkside.
I moved to the Park in 1948 and graduated from MSH in 1963, my parents moved when I was a Jr. in College, so never really went back there much.

Oct 14, 2021
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Miss Young and Birch Lane School NEW
by: Anonymous

I didn't realize Birch Lane was ever open for grades 7 (and 8?). Why so? Isn't that awfully unusual for a public school?

Oct 14, 2021
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Miss Young and Birch Lane School NEW
by: Anonymous

"Ms. Old" Yes! :) it seemed hysterical. What years did you go there? I was there from September 1960 (kindergarten) to December 1963 (middle of third grade). I remember a visit by Ray Heatherton (the Merry Mailman on TV - and father of Joey Heatherton, then unknown) during a school assembly (held in the cafeteria if I remember correctly) and the students were practically riotous. We all received very stern lectures over the P.A. (from Miss Young) and had to do something like write 1,000 times "I shall not ..." something. I remember how unanimous kids felt about the awfulness of Farmer Gray cartoons (the only things on at 5:00 am), and the children generally agreeing that when we were all sent home after a half day (due to an election to the Board of Elections), that Castro was likely to win this election against Moscow - kids sagely nodded their heads, "Yeah, I heard that too. It was on the news, I think"

Oct 14, 2021
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Yes Tom NEW
by: Anonymous

I remember Ms. Young as principal of Birch Lane, I went there when it first opened as a fifth grader and six grade as well. It wasn't ready at the beginning of the school year so we went to Park Side and then back there for 7th grade and on to McKenna for 8th.
We thought it was the height of wit to call her Ms. Old.

Oct 14, 2021
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Birch Lane School - anyone?
by: Tom

I've written a few times here over the past ew years - to ask whether anyone remembered Belvedere Drive in Massapequa Park, or Birch Lane School or its principal Miss Young. But there's been no response whatever! My family moved there in 1956 and moved away (to Indiana) in December 1963. Does anyone have any common memory of the street, school or principal?

Oct 14, 2021
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Donald McCalmont NEW
by: Ray C.

For those who attended Massapequa schools and had Mr. McCalmont as a music teacher, I'm sad to relay the news that he passed away on Aug. 12. A memorial service will take place Oct. 16 at Church of St. Jude in Wantagh.
He was also the choir director at Massapequa Presbyterian Church for many years. A very nice guy who had a great voice!

Oct 14, 2021
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Locker Room
by: Mark

Remember it well. On Merrick Rd Seaford, across the stree from Nassau County PD. ST4 played there. Had many a good night there, although I don't remember most!! PJ's also became a stand by, along with LBI.

Oct 14, 2021
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Holiday Park NEW
by: Ray C.

The Holiday Park shopping center post brought back some memories! We used to get take-out dinners from the Chinese restaurant there (had a different name back in the '60s), and my dad used to have breakfast at Stan's Coffee Shop with some of his fellow Slomin's oil truck drivers before they'd start their deliveries. He'd have an egg on a roll sandwich most days; they'd start cooking the guys' orders when they saw the trucks pull into the parking lot.

Oct 13, 2021
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Plainedge NEW
by: Anonymous

My friends father taught in Plainedge. Do you remember a Mr. Bonder?

Oct 13, 2021
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The DeLuca's
by: Anonymous

I DO remember Joe DeLuca.. he was a buddy of mine.... and... I remember he had an older brother. Both were very strong and well built.

Oct 13, 2021
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by: Annie

My cousins all went to Plainedge and I remember your name...you may remember the DeLuca's and Tom Patriss.

Oct 12, 2021
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by: Anonymous

Where are you???

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Holiday Park
by: Bobby

I not only remember HOLIDAY PARK....as a teenager I was a "HOLIDAY PARK" BOY we hung there behind Schwarting and the Shopping Center. We were once called THE DIABLO'S but.... we were NOT a gang...just kids hanging out. The cops didn't appreciate the name so... we changed it to the "HOLIDAY PARK BOYS". We practiced our singing (ACAPPELLA DOO WOP) at the shopping Center and then we would get a slice at Bernie's or... go get a sandwich at Stan's Coffee Shop. Stan bought all us kids BLUE Softball Shirts and... I still have mine tucked away somewhere. I grew up on Ontario Ave. and was within walking distance of The Holiday Park Shopping Center. GREAT Memories of my childhood in North Massapequa!

Oct 11, 2021
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by: Anonymous

It was Holiday Pizza, Bernie & Clara owners. Jans Chinese food still there, they moved into Stan's coffee shop some time ago. Bill Rotundo manager of Grant's.

Oct 11, 2021
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Sand Trap, Seinfeld, Mickey Rooney's
by: Anonymous

Wow these posts bring back so many memories.

I remember the Sand Trap. My grandfather was there just about every day. He was the guy everyone went to for Baseball stats as he was a walking encyclopedia.

The building Mickey Rooney's Weenie World was in was originally called The Launch Pad. If I remember correctly it was a burger joint that failed pretty quickly.

I grew up in N. Massapequa and remember when Jerry Seinfeld worked at Dairy Barn on Broadway. His dad had a sign shop, Kal Signfeld Signs on Broadway too.

When I was very young we used to shop at Waldbaum's. There was a very old man that owned the property next to it that used to talk to us. I remember he wasn't happy that he had to move. Not sure if he sold to a developer or his land was taken by imminent domain. A small shopping center was built and Phil's Pizza opened up there.

Anyone remember Jan Jan's Chinese, Hollywood Pizza or Grants? They were in the same strip as A&P. I also remember the Big Bow Wow by Mays department store. My Grandmother took me there to eat and she was shocked at all the long hairs there. I thought everyone looked cool but she was afraid she'd catch lice lol!

Oct 11, 2021
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Bar NEW
by: Anonymous

Does anyone know the name of a bar, concrete building that had no windows? It was on Sunrise, left hand side if you were heading west! Kind of like a warehouse and packed with Law enforcement! The entrance was in the back!

Oct 11, 2021
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Tabard Ale House and others NEW
by: Anonymous

OK thanks for the info on Septembers.I was only there a couple of times. The owners name sounds familiar, possibly a Berner grad.

Oct 11, 2021
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by: Karen

Hi Jamie, his name was George Hermann!

Oct 11, 2021
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septembers bar NEW
by: glenn U.

Septembers Bar was on Sunrise Highway on the Massapequa/Seaford border and was owned by Paul Vetrano.

Oct 11, 2021
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by: Jamie

what was your father's name maybe I knew him

Oct 11, 2021
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Wantagh Bars
by: Jim, Nassau Shore BHS '71

Yes I went to Tabard Ale House and also the Rusty Hinge (and one other whose names escapes me now)in my early days ('71 - '76) of bar hopping. Wantagh always had great bars. Mulcahy's is still popular now. Eventually went to PJ's in Farmingdale. Fun popular young Beach Boys type of crowd. Then settled in at the Frigate in Massapequa Park. Great crowd, bands and dancing there. Met my wife there so I have fond memories of good (sometimes too good -hic!) times there!

Oct 11, 2021
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by: Anonymous

Also, many of us used to go to the Tabard Ale House, I think that was in Seaford or Wantaugh just down from the train station. I don't know why it was so popular, but a lot of us from Massapequa would spent Friday or Saturday nights there in the late 60's
And of course the Tigers Tale was big back then as well as the Jones Beach Hotel.Was there a bar called Septembers on Sunrise Highway? I think that might have been in the early 70's

Oct 11, 2021
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Bars NEW
by: Gerry

Speaking of bars does anyone remember The Locker Room?

Oct 11, 2021
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by: Anonymous

The bar he played shuffleboard in was "Why Not's".
But he did frequent The Sand Trap regularly!

Oct 11, 2021
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Sand Trap NEW
by: Anonymous

My father went there for many years for shuffle board!

Oct 10, 2021
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Sand Trap NEW
by: Jamie

Does anyone remember the bar "The Sand Trap" on North Broadway

Oct 05, 2021
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Mr. Case NEW
by: Anonymous

I remember Mr. Case. And there was another male teacher named Mr. Falardo. He played piano in the classroom and his students loved him.

Oct 05, 2021
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More Massapequa NEW
by: JD


Tough times now with Covid. Anyway anyone remember a 6th grade teacher at Unqua School named Jim Case.

One of my favorites among the many there- Would love to know what happened to him. I visited him when I was home from College-

Be well all and stay safe

Oct 04, 2021
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Harbor Green
by: Mark Carmel

I resided on Riviera Drive South in Harbor Green, next to the Seinfeld's house. There was an empty lot in front of our house, so I always had a view of the Great South Bay, and Jones Beach. I visit the area once a year to take my kids to "All American". When ordering fries, a Rube Goldeberg type of contraption would start rumbling, when whole potatos would start rolling down, getting washed on the way, then felling into the Frie Cutter machine, that frop the fresh cut fries into frier. My mother used to bring bags of "All American" hamburgers to a freind's house on the beach, I would catch a few minoes, and place them next to the onions in one of the buns. I woud then invariably give the hamburger to my brother. He never knew the difference. Too bad there is no longer a beach to play on. Playing at construction sites for new houses, was always fun, especially when we jumped from an unfinished 2nd floor, into piles sand. I learned a lot of life lessons from watching Monkey Mountain at the zoo. Sadly, this knowledge only applied to monkees. Back then, the kids were wild and unsupervised. Why did we play in the fog of the DDT trucks? I have vivid memories about climbing the ropes in the new gym. At Birch Lane, I ended up in the principals office nearly every day. We would eat candy, and joke about my antics. My family moved away in 1969, to Old Westbury, where our neighbor was Ruth Gleason.

Sep 28, 2021
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Dilberts NEW
by: Betsy Knapp

We went Bohacks and Dilberts in Massapequa Park all the time.

Sep 28, 2021
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Dilberts
by: Jane

Does anyone remember Dilberts or Delberts?
My mom went food shopping there in the early 60’s.
They had a hut inside to drop the kids off to watch cartoons.
I loved that place.
The penny gumball machines too.
I think there were some mechanical ponies to ride.
There was a Green Stamps redemption place in the little shopping area.

Sep 18, 2021
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Reunion Today! NEW
by: Jeff C.

Massapequa Reunion Picnic today at Marjorie Post Park. Open to anyone from Massapequa. It's free and is from 12:30 to 6:30.

Sep 17, 2021
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Shoe town NEW
by: Anonymous

No I worked in the Holiday Park shopping center on same corner , at Pizza place & Movie theater. But I did know someone that did work there.

Sep 16, 2021
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Shoe town on Hicksville Road NEW
by: LMV

I worked there…did you?

Sep 02, 2021
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Berner Alumni NEW
by: Anonymous

I graduated from Berner in 1974!

Aug 30, 2021
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My Visits back to Massapequa
by: Anonymous

I haven't lived in Massapequa since the LATE 70's..... but ALWAYS go back a few times a year to see relatives in Lindenhurst. One journey is the ITALIAN FEAST on Broadway in late September. I went to Plainedge High in the North end of town, and us ALUMNI congregate in front of THE VILLAGE PUIB... Pine and Broadway. I also do some RECORD SHOWS downtown once in awhile.. at the Elks by the railroad station. Every trip includes a visit to ALL AMERICAN. How can you visit Massapequa without a tasty batch of French Fries?? I lived on Massapequa Ave. when I got married, and ALWAYS took the kids for an ALL AMERICAN Treat! Loved growing up in Massapequa!

Aug 29, 2021
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Shoetown NEW
by: Anonymous

Shoetown 👡🥿👢👠👟🩴🥾👞

Aug 29, 2021
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Shoe town
by: Anonymous

It was called shoe town or shoe giant

Aug 29, 2021
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Discount shoe store?
by: Anonymous

Does anyone here know of a stand alone discount shoe store corner of Hicksville rd & maybe Jerusalem across the street from a Rock Bottom?

Aug 13, 2021
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My recollections of teachers NEW
by: dennis Penzell

OK here are some memories.-
Carmen Road School--I had Mrs Parks, first grade, Ms Oneil second grade-married Mr Cowie. Third Grade Mrs Israel. Fourth and firth Mrs Goggine(she loved bowling and made us put on shows. She always asked one of use to go to the phone and call her husband.
Other carmen Rd People mrs John Posadlo, he is still alive and on Facebook. Write him He is great. I remember Mr watt, Mr bentancourt-he went to S America and got a PHD. Mr Pulis. There was a Mrs Schatzel. Mr Stewart was principal. He son-was wresling coach at Mckenna.
I went to mckenna for 6th thru 9th. Mr Eldard-boy were we afraid of him. Interestingly , about 5 yrs ago I was on a plane to NY and sitting next to his neice.
I also remember Mrs hansen who taught us symphonette. I played in the all elementary concern that year. Mr purdy at carmen road was the band teacher. Mr Bialomzy was band instructor at McKenna.
Mr. Boll and Ms Karin Martello were my german teachers. Remember phys ed--Mr Weingarten became coach at U of Penn.
Mass High--Mr Luba gyn and Football coach AND OF COURSE ANYONE WHO WENT TO MHS REMEMBERS MR AL BEVILAQUA. We all know that Seinfeld used his name on one episode.
Thats a basic recall of my Massapequa School life.


Aug 11, 2021
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So Good to Find This Site! NEW
by: Anonymous

Such a great site!! I come back here often for a memory check up ( graduated BHS 1984) memories the best and great to read back to refresh some things I've forgotten.
Brady Park Fireworks they use to have a yearly fair not sure when that ended.I really don't believe there was a better place to grow up! Three streams, Brady park so many places to hang out as a kid without getting into trouble...At least not involving the police and if by chance it did the parents took care business by the time you got home..
Any time I have the opportunity to compare my childhood town and one up someone I do. what a great place. I have not been back since early 90's and i don't see/believe the kids of today have the same freedoms and memory making opportunities as I did.

Aug 08, 2021
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So Good to Find This Site!
by: Anonymous

My family moved to Massapequa Park in the 60's. Lived on Lake Shore Drive across from Brady Park; will never forget July 4th fireworks! We'd climb up on our roof and watch all the people... we always had our own stock of M-80's and blockbusters to add to the festivities... had to watch out for the police since they actually busted you back then for shooting off your own fireworks :)
Graduated from BHS in '83; Mr Holdridge and choir, great bagel shop across the parking lot for lunch!
Of course Dick and Dora's and Carvel... Bohack's in the early days, fishing in Kiwanis... had to catch tadpoles and turtles every summer :) Fake ID for OBI ... so much easier then; no photos on the driver's license! Wanted to go back and raise my family there but couldn't come close to affording a house!
Good Times!

Aug 05, 2021
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Worked At White's '69 -'70 NEW
by: G

Hello, to all you old Pequan's. I worked in the White's candy department (1969 - 1970). I'm sure I saw many of you during that time. It was and I'm sure it still is a great place to live. I lived 2 1/2 blocks south and 1 block north of All American. My best friend was the son of the owners of Massapequa Auto Body Shop. Yes, I remember all and every place everyone mentioned. My ex graduated MHS '71. For all the fishermen none of you mentioned going to the Sore Thumb for the best Flounder/Fluke fishing. God Bless all of you and don't give up your memories. I plan on keeping mine as long as possible.

Jul 21, 2021
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people from Massapequa NEW
by: Gerry

My parents moved away from Massapequa Park in 1965 when I was away in college and never really been back except for an occasional visit and i am always amazed at how many people I run into who are from Massapequa or who have family members from there, you would think it was the biggest town on the Island.

Jul 18, 2021
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crazy train NEW
by: brian

ok jim , we are pals now ihope ,, i lived in pequa throughout teh 50's - it was a distinct era ..
i went to unqua and brother was at massapequa high ...
i suppose bad memories persist while good ones are taken for granted.

Jul 18, 2021
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Brian
by: Jim, Nassau Shore BHS '71

Well Brian. I certainly didn't mean to offend you in any way although, I guess, it sounded as if I did. Your 'folksy' way of speaking, after reading it all again, is actually growing on me. My older son's name is Brian also. I was always afraid that the kids in school would call him "Cryin' Brian' but I don't think they ever did.
Anyway Brian, take care and carry on with your memories as they go back a little further than mine.

Jul 17, 2021
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in teh days before faabreeze NEW
by: brian

if your curiousity warrents , you can actually walk the streets of the unqua rd area using google street view - is more fun than reminising endlessly abt an egg cream .....

when in 6th grade i delivered newsday in this neighborhood ...
some houses smelled like ciggeretts ... some like garlic [ didnt know thats what it wa s at teh time being a yankee , was hard to collect !!
im sorry [ jeff that you dont like my folksy recollections - but then you seem to have little to add ?

Jul 17, 2021
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off the rails NEW
by: brian

well jeff how many times can you read abt the pizza at dick and dora's ? i remember it too . its aroma [semi unique ] was due to the particular piza dough used ...
55 years later i caught the same wiff ... the pizza at whole foods !!!
maybe you memory is better than mine ?
do you remember the three castiron mutoscope machines at the frank buck zoo ?
they cost a nickle to crank .. one on left was some western , the middle one was rin tin tin .... and the one on the right was felix the cat being chased by hornets ...
to the right of these victorian era machines was a hot dog vendor ... had an orange tiger cat that pranced around on his hind legs .
to the right of that was a gypsy in a glass cube ...operated by levers to pick up trinkes and drop them in a chute - was very old and creepy , its clothing rotten and in shreds - in teh fiftys teh zoo was in shabby condition - clearly a relic from a grander time -
behind all this was monkey mountain ,, woof !
it stunk bigtime !! , in teh fileld behind the zoo were cement slabs with sawn off bars .. evedentlty once used to hold animals , long before ...

Jul 17, 2021
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off teh rails NEW
by: Anonymous

well jeff how many times can you read abt the pizza at dick and dora's ? i remember it too . its aroma [semi unique ] was due to the particular piza dough used ...
55 years later i caught the same wiff ... the pizza at whole foods !!!
maybe you memory is better than mine ?
do you remember the three castiron mutoscope machines at the frank buck zoo ?
they cost a nickle to crank .. one on left was some western , the middle one was rin tin tin .... and the one on the right was felix the cat being chased by hornets ...
to the right of these victorian era machines was a hot dog vendor ... had an orange tiger cat that pranced around on his hind legs .
to the right of that was a gypsy in a glass cube ...operated by levers to pick up trinkes and drop them in a chute - was very old and creepy , its clothing rotten and in shreds - in teh fiftys teh zoo was in shabby condition - clearly a relic from a grander time -
behind all this was monkey mountain ,, woof !
it stunk bigtime !! , in teh fileld behind the zoo were cement slabs with sawn off bars .. evedentlty once used to hold animals , long before ...

Jul 17, 2021
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Just Saying....
by: Jim, Nassau Shore BHS '71

Maybe it's the heat but it seems to me, after reading the last few posts, that the exchange of memories on this wonderful site has gone of the rails a bit.

I do want to add, especially for those who no longer live in Massapequa, that the long running 4th of July Parade down Park Blvd still exists and once again put on a great show. Always nice to see.


Jul 16, 2021
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massapequa slang NEW
by: brian

before it slips my mind - allhambra beach was affectionatly known as " mud fly " beach ,
additionally and unrelated , when i was new in class i had to stand and state my name ... when i said " brian " teh girl in front of me turned and said " thats a sissy name " ...
i got even with her by drawing attention to her frilly underware during bomb drills - we had to crouch down under our desks ,,ass in teh air -- her name was susie something ,, ill think of it just wait and see .

Jul 16, 2021
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bad idea NEW
by: brian

a major flaw in teh school system at that point in time was that a dumbell [ today known as a dumbass ] could be left back THREE times ! this is why there were a group of bad actors in teh seventh grade -
here they came in a phalinx down teh hall at mckenna - there was no escape - bodys litered the floor behind them , papers - books
really musta been fun ?

remember " de fran " this guy always in his motorcycle jacket .. which by teh way was a schot [ thats teh brand , with the optional stars on teh eppelets . [ were expensive and are still available for abt 700 bucks !!
his guy - who got on my buss , at teh end of unqua rd raised being a hood to performance art .
de fran " short for de francisco , was always againt teh wall during lunch - he knew teh value of advertising - had it all down pat -
de fran would saunter down teh asile in teh lunch room - and grab anything that looked good , always " caught " and would lean against teh wall with one foot up against it - was a small guy with big shok of greased hair -

Jul 16, 2021
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bounty hunter NEW
by: brian

in teh mid 1950s there was established a bounty , i believe of 2 cents on qualifying glass bottles ....
i would mine jerico turnpik with a shopping bag in arm ..then over to teh drug stor across from teh mansion vacent lot ....
it was easy to come upp with at least 24 cents at the market , also across from teh mansion ... and then,,
candy and comics .. under teh big bushes ... one day i went into the drug store ,, comics were on teh imediate right ,,, and low and behold were two ally oop comics !!!! could it be ? and on that day i had oly ten cents ... so i bought one and headed home to get another dime ...when i returned the remaining comic was gone .. curses ! would my life ever be complete / ?

50 plus years pas and i bought teh missing comic from metropolis collectables in nyc ....
of course i remembered the cover .. romantic little tale aint it ??

Jul 16, 2021
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two guys becomes a legend - NEW
by: brian



well , i plowed thru teh whole thing - and it was a pleasure to do so - thank you almighty webmaster !!

id like to recall the ferocious blaze that consumed two guys from massapequa ...
further on it is said the fire was at whiteys .. not so . it was two guys that went into oblivion on a warm summer evening -
somehow i got word of this in progres , or maybe just smelled it and saw smoke - dont recall , but i was up unqua rd in a flash and got a ringside seat .
two guys as you recall was a big rectangular metal pre fab building - with rows of cafeteria style tables , piled with evrything and in its cheapest version ....
when i got to teh fire the exterior walls vanished befor my eyes , whoosh !!!!!! the air moving skyward in waves ....
oh boy , i was just waiting for teh paint department to go up ... and it did ,, spray cans like roman candles - teh whole works quite a specticle ! but did not last long - as i recall there was litle effort to hose it down ,, wouldt have worked anyway with teh incredible heat ....
as i recall was probably abt 1956 - mid summer .

Jul 16, 2021
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teh lovley miss linker eeeyaaaaa NEW
by: Anonymous


and how can i forget " mr finger " ?

was actually ok guy - short powerfull looking with flat top hair style -

and then teh delightful miss linker - lanky and masculine looking , a disiplinarian by nature . probably still wearing teh whistle around her neck - called me out several times for refusing to square dance .
teachers werent all bad tho ,, had mrs deluca i think for music - gee camaleo gee wha ! and nice art teacher , cant recall name ...

re,member teh polio shots in teh gym ??

Jul 16, 2021
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zader - wall NEW
by: Anonymous


someone mentioned timmy wall .....my brother wa s in msh when this happned .... liked tim and defended his motive . was quite a ruckus in town .. but these crimes of passion happen , especially at that age ....nothing on teh net abt it ?

i heard the whole story tho -

Jul 16, 2021
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6th grade unqua late 50's NEW
by: Anonymous

yes mr elder ...id forgotten him .... wonder if unqua school has an archive ??
i had miss wolbert - nice young woman , a bit fat , but pretty , air raid drills were fun , laughing at girls with their underware showing - played what i thought was a prank on teachers room across hall .. taped door shut while on trip to boys room . duh !! got caught of course - had to write appology . mr whats his name was afunny guy tho , and offered to read my appology to class ,, addding hillbilly dialect -
will relate story of how i broke teh bat at the baseball playoffs -
teacher in next room was miss wagner ... short tempered woman who couldnt mind her own business - came into our room and turned my desk over - i suppose to illustrate how messy i was - old classmate of mine remembers it !!!! best wishes miss wagner

Jul 16, 2021
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mr blake 5th grade unqua NEW
by: Anonymous

5th grade unqua school circa 1958 -

mr blake - he hated his job and wasnt fond of me either ..had to write " i will not shoot or throw things in class " 500 times !!!!!!!!!
the fruity stewert rho... , the sexy rosemary n ......and tattel tail " d" thanks a lot " d"
mr blake was agood looking man in late twentys , always sweaty and cranky ..constantly going in supply room ..????
i concocted a very confusing system using varied carbon papers to accelerat the sentence ..... ha ha

Jul 16, 2021
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fourth grade unqua school NEW
by: Anonymous

had mrs lebowitz , she was just a great teacher , and being teachers pet didnt hurt either - except for getting in fights because of it ...
i have a pc of teh class ill hunt up and post -
ah , teh sultry judy johnson - teh very funny tom kelly ...was teh best year at unqua for me , the rest blah!

Jul 16, 2021
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Mr. Bell and Mr. Elder NEW
by: Jeff C.

I remember Mr. Belavigna the principal. Wasn't Mr. Elder his vice principal? Mr. Elder also supervised summer recreation at Unqua in his sandals and high socks.

Jul 16, 2021
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my burden [ one of many] NEW
by: Anonymous

3rd grade unqua school - mid 1950's
miss annecelli -
pretty , young , with nice didposition - dark red , long hair , always nicly dressed , with full skirt , white blouse - was school artist ,, got repremand for selling " majic pencils - seems someone noticed that a few kids were short on lunch money - ,
had a " lauren " in teh class .. was smiten with me . well i was born cute .. one day she could contain heself no longer and threw her arms around me and kissed me !
teh class went hysterical . and me being unsofisticated [ cant spell either ] pushed her away roughly ...well she bawled her eyes out - and i still feel bad abt it !!

Jul 16, 2021
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mrs belevenia NEW
by: Anonymous

2nd grade at ungua - early fiftys
mrs Belevenia , i think her husband was the principal -
poor mrs bel ... she was always at her wits end,
screaching and slaming her pointer on her desk !
cant say i blame her with " tommy gil....... having his daily nervouse breakdown , " what you try to do ? kill me ???
tommy was famouse for having a few screws loose . standing on top of his desk !!!!
add to this teh school was a sweatbox . i remember little marsha ,, seemed dressed in rags , white blond hair , short , roughly cut , had big mole on chin - was sweet and shy -

Jul 16, 2021
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from my streach at the annex - NEW
by: Anonymous

we lived on morris lane just off unqua rd from 53 to 1960 - attended unqua from 1 to 6th grade - then 7th a mckenna -
the teachers at unqua :
ist grade = the lovley and very stylish
miss capalongo -
petiet and pretty , dark hair , spike heals you could hear all over teh school , and always an expensive and perfectly tailored suit with white blouse frilly around neck - she was a standout compared to the other teachers [ mostly dumpy lookin]
and her personality was just as nice ,, i was eraser monitor , ha ha

Jul 16, 2021
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the " anex" NEW
by: brian

very interesting ! i lucked onto this blog ...
i start with molle [ ? ] anex ...
came to long island in 52' and lived at 104 morris lane , just off unqua rd.
molle anex , was an old bus or truck depot , the smell of damp concrete -and oil . the teachers ...W-I-E-R-D ....! only good part from my point of view were the big fat pencils , i loved to draw , and maybe dodge ball..
the place was likly built in the teens judging from archatectural style - it was a dump , our parents had a nerve sending us there -

Jul 08, 2021
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Unqua Miss Leffert
by: Glenn U.

Roseann mentioned Miss Nancy Lefffert teaching 5th grade, I had her and remember her well. Probably too well, considering she is now in her late 80's if she is still alive. She lived in NYC on the Upper East Side. She was gorgeous, at least this 5th graders ideal of a tall leggy NYC woman! But what did I know at 11 years old!

Jul 06, 2021
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Great South Bay NEW
by: Anonymous

Jim,
Thanks for the update on the bay, So sad, I recall that we used go out to the flats at low tide off of Harbor Green and pick up clams and sell them to the neighbors for gas money for our outboard engines, and there was great fluke and flounder spots by Sandy Island to the east of the Wantagh Parkway Bridge.

The building collapse in Surfside is an immense tragedy for all involved, it maybe a combination of bad structural design and terrible maintenance that caused the area by the pool to give way and the building was then compromised.

We are now watching the tropical storm to our west blow by this part of Florida and taking a deep breath. I recall LI hurricanes in the lates 50s and 60s and they were no fun especially if you had a boat.
Be safe and well.

Jul 05, 2021
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@Tony: Mrs. Faigenbaum? NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi Tony,
Could it be Mrs. Faigenbaum? I had her for 1st grade in '62-'63.
MB

Jul 05, 2021
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Anonymous - Nassau Shores
by: Jim, Nassau Shore BHS '71

Well the bay has definitely had it's ups and downs through the years. You have been gone from here a long time! I think for the most part the eel grass and brown tide are under control right now. We do have spots like Florence Beach, which I'm sure you knew, which is often under bacteria watch and no swimming is recommended. We took a big hit with Hurricane Sandy and changed a lot of the seascape. Many of the tinny little islands have changed in size or are now barely above water. My friends and I never did a lot of fishing but we did a lot of clamming! I remember jumping out of our boats into waist high water during low tide maybe 100 yards or so into the bay and stepping right on a bed of buried clams and filling our buckets with them.
I know that was stopped for awhile and now it's restricted times,locations and quantity.
I was and still am a big Tobay guy.Thank God the town has always taken care of the beach through the years. The concession stand was rebuilt a couple of times due to storms and is now much larger than the original one. Just this year they dredged a lot of sand to increase the width of the beach and it still has that home town feel.
I hope this helped your curiosity a little. Stay well in Plantation- Florida I assume. Tragic about that condo not far from you

Jul 05, 2021
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Repost: sexual abuse NEW
by: Anonymous



I’ve enjoyed s trip down memory lane while reading but feel compelled to ask if anyone shares an unpleasant recollection of questionable behavior/sexual abuse by a CYO or rec coach from the late 70s or early 80s? My deceased brother who had a troubled life would occasionally reference it and there was an element of a group shower where boys were given shower caps? Any insight? Not looking for a name just anyone who might confirm a similar experience?

Jul 05, 2021
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JIm Nassau Shores NEW
by: Anonymous

JIm, as an Nassau Shores guy I assume you are familiar with the bay. I am a class of 62 grad of MHS, grew up in Harbour Green, spent my youth on the Great South Bay. Out of state since 1969.

How is the bay doing with the eel grass and fishing, read somewhere that brown tide did a job on the bay?

Miss, Zachs Bay, Giglo Beach, Fire Island Inlet, fluke and flounder fishing.

Stopped at local Whole Foods here in Plantation and bought Cape Canaveral Flounder , freshly caught for $19.99 a pound, told guy behind counter I caught lots of flounder as a kid for a lot cheaper , he replied yeh and gas was 31 cents a gallon too!








Jul 05, 2021
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Unqua NEW
by: Tony

Of course I am not sure of the spelling, but I remember Mrs. Fahiman or Faigman.. Terrible spelling .. but I had her in 6th grade at Unqua. I have such great memories of her as a great teacher and very kind. She was the best teacher from my days at Unqua.

Jun 30, 2021
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ASPULA ? Road Rally
by: Anonymous

Does anyone remember...? A road rally that started at Massapequa HS (I think)... Drivers and passengers were given clues and had to solve riddles to reach the next check point on a carefully mapped out course around town, one check point was a stop at a grocery store where teams had to buy food and supplies before racing off to the finish line that was at an upstate camp ground.

Jun 29, 2021
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Ziggy's / Angela
by: Jim, Nassau Shore BHS '71

Well since no one else responded regarding the current status of Ziggy's I can offer the following although I wish I had some info for Angela regarding her doctor. That does seem more urgent. Good luck to her.
Anyway,Ziggy's closed a long time ago although I don't remember the year. What stands there now is a four unit mini condo complex. The marina is still next door and Dick & Dora's closed and was knocked down about 12-15 years ago and a private home resides there now. I really miss that place! The Alhambra Beach area is being improved and expanded right now.
Have a good summer wherever you reside now!

Jun 22, 2021
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much needed help NEW
by: Angela

I was a kid in the 80s and Dr. Mensing was my doctor. I was wondering if anyone could lead me in the right direction to find my medical records so maybe I can have a guide to what is going on with my daughter. Please help.

Jun 21, 2021
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Ziggys? NEW
by: Anonymous

Anyone have pictures or memories of a catering place in Massapequa by the water in the 1970s known as Ziggys? When did it close/was it bought by another venue? Went to a wedding there in 1977...

Jun 21, 2021
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Ziggys? NEW
by: Anonymous

Anyone have pictures or memories of a catering place in Massapequa by the water in the 1970s known as Ziggys? When did it close/was it bought by another venue? Went to a wedding there in 1977...

May 19, 2021
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Looking for an Old Friend NEW
by: Anonymous

I am looking for an old friend of mine. Her name was Judy Lee and she graduated from MHS in 1965. She married James Curtis. She lived on Cleveland Avenue in Massapequa between Seaford Avenue and Forest Avenue. If anyone knows about her whereabouts, I would appreciate it. Thank you.

May 06, 2021
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Terry L
by: Jim, Nassau Shores BHS ‘71

Well I’m glad to hear you guys are still able to pursue the Perfect Wave! Me, I’m content with an occasional round of golf and I still watch the surfers at Tobay! Stay well and enjoy.

May 06, 2021
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Jim NEW
by: Terry L

Hey Jim, no Russ did not marry Kathy he married a girl named Marianne. I grew up across the street from him and he was instrumental in getting me into surfing. He's a great guy.

May 06, 2021
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Terry L
by: Jim, Nassau Shore BHS '71

Terry,
I'm not sure if I knew you but you mentioned a great guy - Russ Sennett who I knew pretty well. He was my surfing hero! I used to go watch him sometimes at Tobay or maybe Gilgo. I could never get the hang of surfing myself but it is a beautiful sport.I wonder if he married his high school sweetheart- Kathy I think it was. Nice girl. I lost track of Russ a couple of years after graduation.
If it weren't for my kids and grand kids I'd move to Florida too. Love your Governor!
A real blast from the past. Thanks

May 06, 2021
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by: Terry L

Hey Doug! TL here. Retired and living in Fla. Moved south in '82. Still surfing when there are waves. Gerard I. probably moving south within year. Russ Sennet retirrd in Vero Bch. Surf with Dan Boyar all the time. He's retired as well. Hope everything is good with you.

May 03, 2021
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Birch lane NEW
by: Cindy Searby

Does anyone remember Mr. Searby from Birch Lane. He was my dad.

Apr 28, 2021
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I knew some Berner graduates of 1973
by: Mike K

I didnt go to Berner when I lived in Massapequa (north of the tracks) as I graduated from Holy Trinity in 1973, but I knew a number of guys who graduated from Berner in and around 73. Veinot, Crowley, Tricarico, Gorman, Jenkins, Tyree come to mind. You may recognize some of those surnames.

Apr 28, 2021
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by: Doug B

Grew up partly on Pacific St north of the tracks, and moved to the Shores in 2nd grade, great memories, All American, Carvel, Dinos, Chicken Delite, Dick & Dora's, Nautilus, Gilgo, Coco's & Plank house, Whites, Mays, Burns Park, Marjorie Post Park, my Boston Whaler out on the bay, Riviera, Peninsula Golf Club, Grace Episcopal Church, Krischs, clamming, surfing, water skiing, moved away after graduating Berner in '73, back again after college, moved away for good in '80 but Massapequa will always be home, always bring up a flood of memories, in Texas now for the last 30 years, still think about the good ol days

Apr 16, 2021
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Birch Lane and Miss Young as principal? NEW
by: Anonymous

Great to see (finally) a common memory!

I can't remember who i had for kindergarten, but I had Miss Goodwin and Miss Illmansee for 1st grade (I had a big crush on Miss Illmansee who married at thee end of that year and became - if I remember - Mrs. Schreiber),

Mrs. Kollmer for 2nd grade and Mrs. Harris for third grade.

My family moved to Indiana in the middle of 3rd grade - and returned to NY when I was in the middle of 7th grade - but to Rye NY in Westchester County.

I lived on Belvedere Drive in Massapequa Park, not sure if it was close to you.

Apr 16, 2021
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by: Anonymous

Brandtdoug66@gmail.com

Apr 16, 2021
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doug1963 NEW
by: Anonymous

How can I get in touch with you, I am in South florida
Jeff

Apr 16, 2021
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by: Anonymous

Yes live in TX now

Apr 16, 2021
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Doug 1963 NEW
by: Anonymous

Doug, this is Jeff from Harbourview drive, the Doug B. i knew I think lived on Sunset?

Apr 16, 2021
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1963 NEW
by: Doug

Is this Jeff?

Apr 15, 2021
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Lucky to grow up in Massapequa NEW
by: Anonymous

We moved to Biltmore Shores in 1954, I attended Fairfield for part of 6th grade and then was transferred to Birch Lane and was part of the first 6th Grade Class to graduate from there.I recall principal Ms.Young as tough but fair , Coach Igra as really being a cool guy, had Mrs, Cutler for the last part of the year, nice lady but we did not hit it off well. Then off to Parkside for 7th and 8th Grade , bused all the time in the rain and snow. Remember nasty art teacher with big ruler he used for discipline , Ms. Hyman for social studies, and a math teacher, Mr. Marchant? Then off to MHS for 9th through 12th grade.
Had several great teachers there, Mr. Moore-Spanish, Mr. Guernsey for math, Mr. Hoyt , a prima donna for choir, Mr. Wurthman for English, and Ms. Musial in 12th grade English as a first year teacher, what that class did to that poor lady was unreal, social studies, lucky to have Al Baldwin -great guy, and Floyd Kenyon , what a character , oh yes Mr. Morrissey for Math and Al Orrok.
Ms. Godbold for guidance told me I would never get into the college I wanted to and of course I did.
Living in Biltmore Shore and being near the bay and beach was great times, later moved to Harbour Green in 1961 and that closer to the bay. Grew up around boats and summer fluke, and fall flounder and collecting clams at low tide out in the bay to pay for marine gas then about 31 cents a gallon!
Had a great bunch of guys to play sports with , Joe, Bill, Tim, George later Dave, Eric, and Doug, fishing at Fire Island Inlet and Jones inlet surfing at Gilgo Beach, beaching our small boats at Zachs bay and walking over to the ocean at Jones Beach, hockey on Caroons Lake, all great memories.,recall then putt putt and Bow wow on Sunrise , Kirsch's was a stop anytime we went to library. Yes, 35cent sundaes at Grants and Kresge at the Bar Harbour Mall, the pizza place there and the Hot Dog place, can't forget the small barbershop just down from MHs.
How can you not recall Lords bakery and the deli next door?
Played the golf course in Nassau Shores several times learning the game.
Miss the GO Card to get into the hockey games at Madison Square Carden for $5.00
Went off to college and then to law school in Ohio and in 1969 joined the US Dept of Justice and was transferred all over the country and have never made it back to Massapequa. hope to one day get back for a ride around town. I miss it.....

Apr 02, 2021
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unqua NEW
by: Anonymous

I saw Steve Delembackus fight with a teacher, it was in the dark lunch room. It was scarey. Was the bright one for 'buyers' and the dark for 'bringers'? 3 cent milks. Mrs. Kaye was the best. 20 years later I met someone who knew her and her husband, they were still kindness personified. Mr. Elder was nice. On to Berner, Mr. Sommerman was cool, He sent a message through a classmate to ask me to stop cutting class.

Mar 31, 2021
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New Wing NEW
by: Jeff C.

I remember when they built the "New Wing". I was in 6th grade.We were the first grade to use these new classrooms.

Mar 31, 2021
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Mrs Daschinger NEW
by: Mark B.

Oh wow, Mrs. Daschinger! Now that you mention her name, I remember her. She shocked me when, during a class one day, while we were singing, she called me out. I thought she was going to tell the class I had a horrible voice. Instead she put me in a capella choir! When my voice changed, no one would have ever thought to do that again! ;)

Mar 31, 2021
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Music at Unqua NEW
by: Roseann

I remember Mrs. Dashshinger for music.

Mar 31, 2021
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Unqua memories NEW
by: Roseann

I remember Steve Delambackus too. I was sort of friends with him at BHS. He was killed in a car accident a few years ago. I remember Mr. Moy too and how he told us how to spell his name. I was at Unqua his first year there. I think we were respectful but he was a very boring teacher.

Mar 31, 2021
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Unqua NEW
by: Jeff C.

Vivid memories! I can recall all of the names listed. I had Mrs. Azimi for 2nd, Miss Abrams for 3rd, Mrs. Asher for 4th, Mrs. Weiss/ Miss Donofrio in 5th (Weiss went on Sabbatical) and Mrs. Lopresti/Miss Carnevale in 6th (Lopresti had a baby). Anyone remember Mr. Stowell for Music and Mrs. Singer? I was captivated by Mrs. Singer's colored stockings!

Mar 31, 2021
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Unqua School NEW
by: Kevin

I goofed, Mrs. Bruni taught 1st grade so Ms. Davis was 2nd, Mrs. Thompson was 3rd and Mrs. Zembrowski was 4th. Mr. Moy gave us the "boy", "toy" lecture but we just dismissed him out-of-hand. We were brought up to respect our elders, teachers, etc. so we would never give them any of them a hard time. There was a teacher (male) who got into a fight with a student at lunch time once, I don't remember the teacher's name but the kids last name was "Delembacus" or something like that, he was very big for his age and rather heavy set. He hit the teacher in the face with a baseball glove. I'm sure that didn't work out for the student.

Mar 30, 2021
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Yup NEW
by: Anonymous

That’s how we were all raised. Nothing about it was right.
I feel somehow it made us stronger. Smarter. We learned from that mentality on our own and grew.

Mar 30, 2021
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Mr Moy NEW
by: Anonymous

I had Mr Moy in seventh grade at McKenna. He was a librarian. I remember the first day of class he stood upfront and said to the class if you know Boy then you will know Toy and than you will know my name Mr Moy.That wasn’t a good thing to tell a bunch of seventh graders.From that point on we used to call him Mr. Boy Toy Moy.He got very physical with me one day, he slammed my head up against the wall and I hit the fire alarm actually cut the back of my head. But those Days you just suck it up. If I went home that night and told my dad Mr Moy push my head into the wall ,the first thing my dad would’ve said to me is what did you do wrong. He would’ve blamed me not the teacher. How things have changed over 45
Years

Mar 30, 2021
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Poor Mr Moy NEW
by: Mark B

Ah yes, he taught us the Dewey Decimal system... I remember we used to give Mr Moy a hard time for no very good reason; we treated him sort of how we would treat substitute teachers - with not a whole lot of respect!

Mar 30, 2021
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Spelling NEW
by: Karen

I am having spelling trouble...drove!

Mar 30, 2021
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Moy NEW
by: Karen

I had Mrs. Zebrowski(?) for 4th and Mrs. Eggloff
(?) For 3rd! Does anyone remember when Mr.Moy drive his car into the playground when kids were outside? They said he had a breakdown and I think e was trying to run us over! 😵😂

Mar 30, 2021
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Unqua memories NEW
by: Roseann

Kevin - I remember all these names of teachers. There were so many of us kids in those years. True boomers. I had Mrs. Bruni for 1st, Miss Schaefer in 2nd, Mrs Nelson in 3rd, Miss Boeing in 4th, Miss Leffert 5th and Mrs. Larkin in 6th. They were all so essential at that time.

Mar 30, 2021
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Unqua School NEW
by: Kevin

I started at Unqua around 1961. Mrs. Saltese for kindergarten, Mrs. Bruni 2nd, Ms. Davis 3rd, Mrs. Thompson 4th, Mrs. Zembrowski (most likely not the correct spelling), Mrs. Weiss 5th and Mrs. Yeager 6th. Mr. Bell was the principal. Mr. Moy was the librarian which was a new concept and there were probably only a few dozen books. We would sneak into the Massapequa Drive-In parking lot during lunch looking for lose change, plenty of Coney Island Whitefish around. Walked down Unqua Road many times with the Baldwin boys, Alec was always the best behaved which might be difficult to appreciate at this juncture.

Mar 30, 2021
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Burger King Sunrise Mall NEW
by: Anonymous

Anyone work at Burger King in Sunrise Mall in early 80’s.

Mar 30, 2021
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Correction NEW
by: Karen

That is supposed to be Mrs.Mahr!

Mar 30, 2021
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Mrs.Mahr
by: Karen

3 in my family had Mrs.Mary and my younger brother had Miss Hamilton and he had quite the crush! I had Mrs.Weiss for 5th...loved her! I think my favorite though was Mr. O'toole who was 6th grade!
I think the principal was Mr. Bell!

Mar 30, 2021
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re mrs Hamilton by Jeff and Anonoamous
by: KEITH CORNELIUS

Hi I wonder if we were in the same class with Mrs Hamilton in 64 -65.?? Great memories of long ago

Mar 24, 2021
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Dale Pets
by: Anonymous

Nancy that worked at Dale Pets was my best friends wife. I remember Pete Angles ,sorry to hear about his passing. If you folks remember the coin operated horse in the front of the store in the late 70s. I owned that Kiddie ride

Mar 24, 2021
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Great Page. great memories! NEW
by: Donna B

Hi! I had Mrs.Mahr for kindergarten at Eastlake school. 1962-1963 school year. For 1st grade I went to Maplewood School in Wantagh, then 2nd -5th grade at Unqua. I had Miss Hoyt for 2nd grade, Mrs. Pompa for 3rd grade, Miss Bard for 4th and Mrs. Weiss for 5th. Loved them all (except Miss Hoyt). My family moved at the end of 5th grade to up state New York, then to Connecticut which is where I still live today. I have only fond memories of Massapequa and come back to Long Island every summer to visit family and friends. I lived on West Shore Drive and was friends with Stephanie Sollecito. and the Larkins. Great Memories!!

Mar 24, 2021
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Seinfeld NEW
by: Anonymous

I had long heard that Seinfeld had gone to Eastlake Elementary School which always seemed to not make sense since he graduated from Massapequa High School. After a number of years of noodling around I found that he did in fact live at 50 Eastgate Road and did go to Eastlake. Eastgate Rd. ran along what became the back fence of the Sunrise Mall. His family later moved down close to the water, possibly before he finished Eastlake. He did also go to McKenna. I grew up on Westgate Rd.

Mar 23, 2021
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Mrs. Bruni and Mrs. Mahr NEW
by: Roseann

I had Mrs. Bruni for first grade 1963 - 1964. I remember Mrs. Mahr and her husband was Alan Mahr. I know a cousin of Angela Mahr who goes to my church in NYC. Mr. Mahr recently passed.

Mar 23, 2021
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Mrs. Bruni
by: Karen

We lived next door to the Bruni's! I had Mrs. Maher for Kindergarten at Unqua 1967!

Mar 23, 2021
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Mrs. Hamilton NEW
by: Jeff

Yes, Mrs. Hamilton's room was in the front South corner of the school. She was great! Then Mrs. BRuni for first grade in '66. Many vivid memories. My name is Jeff Cootner. And yours?

Mar 22, 2021
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mrs Hamilton 1965
by: Anonymous

I had Mrs Hamilton in 1965 also! whats your name?I remember so much from those days. Our class room was in the front south corner.She was wonderful

Mar 22, 2021
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mrs Hamilton 1965 NEW
by: Anonymous

I had Mrs Hamilton in 1965 also! whats your name?I remember so much from those days. Our class room was in the front south corner.She was wonderful

Mar 22, 2021
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Unqua school NEW
by: Mark B

I had Mrs. Feigenbaum for 1st grade at Unqua. I remember wondering how she went from being, umm, "fat", to skinny so quick. Lol. I didn't yet know enough to figure out she wasn't "fat", she was pregnant! Those were the days of the Cuban Missle Crisis and diving under the desk for a nuclear attack drill. Yep - that would've saved us! Does anyone remember Mrs. Armet and Mr. Dooly - both math teachers at MHS?

Mar 22, 2021
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Mrs. Hamilton NEW
by: JC

Mrs. Hamilton was my kindergarten teacher at Unqua in 1965

Mar 21, 2021
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East Lake for kindergarten NEW
by: Roseann

I remember your name Dan from BHS. I went to East Lake for kindergarten. I had Mrs. Hamilton.

Mar 21, 2021
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@Mark B NEW
by: Roseann

I remember you Mark B. Thanks for writing. There is a famous TV producer with your same name so I have thought about you when I have seen that over these many years. I never thought Miss Leffert was all that nice but she was a good teacher and is the reason I have always been interested in the news and current events. She really schooled us in that. I think we also had Mrs. Larkin together in the 6th grade. I really liked Mrs. Larken and I remember the mock convention in her class.

Mar 21, 2021
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Class Photo 1962-63 NEW
by: Dan Moran

Hi,
I have long searched for someone who might have a class photo from Eastlake School, Miss Stafford's 1st Grade Class from 1963-64.. I do have all the rest from my years there. Might someone out there have been in that class and have the photo?
Thanks-Dan Moran

Mar 21, 2021
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Massapequa Stories NEW
by: Dan Moran

Hi Massapequans,
I too graduated Berner in 1975. Before that I went to McKenna and Eastlake. I have been a writer all these many years and have written a numbwer os stories about growing up in Massapequa. Despite having had now thirteen collections of poetry published I have not published these stories but have begun posting them on YouTube. Should any of you wish to hear a few they are on my YouTube channel which is danielthomasmoran. Here is a link to two of them. I hope they bring back some good memories.
Cheers-Dan Moran

https://youtu.be/_E8YQQVJE_8

https://youtu.be/YPrNKt_Fmx8

Mar 20, 2021
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Miss Carnevale NEW
by: Anonymous

Does anyone recall Miss Carnevale from Unqua School? Great teacher for 6th grade!

Mar 19, 2021
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Hi Roseann - we were classmates! NEW
by: Mark B

@Roseanne - I graduated MHS in 1975, went to Unqua and had Ms. Lefferts as my 5th Grade teacher. I do recall your name, but (sorry) that's about it. Do you remember doing a mock presidential convention with Ms. Lefferts? She asked me to represent Wallace (what did I know about politics at the time? So I said yes.) I distinctly remember that she turned cold to me after that, as if I REALLY was a Wallace supporter (never, ever, of course but she almost seemed to blame me for taking the role she assigned me! Weird). At the time I didn't understand why she changed but of course as I got a little older I realized, and thougth it unfair of her to do that. (Strange foreshadowing of current times!) Nonetheless I liked her as a teacher, at least up until that point.

Mar 18, 2021
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BHS class of 1975
by: Roseann

I went to Unqua and lived on Huron Ave. in Nassau Shores. Does anyone know what happened to Miss Leffert who taught 5th grade at Unqua. She was so pretty. I live in NYC now. I was very nerdy in those days and wasn't really close to too many people. My parents were very strict.

Mar 18, 2021
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Random comment NEW
by: Anonymous

Joe’s deli which became Carol’s deli on South west corner of Broadway and Rhode Island avenue next to the drug store. Bought all my baseball cards there.

Mar 18, 2021
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I remember it well.... NEW
by: Anonymous

So wonderful to read all these memories!

Biltmore Beach Club dances on Friday night in summer.
The "art house" cinema at the Bar Harbor Shopping Center
Tobay Beach
Gilgo Beach
Harbor Green
Biltmore Shores
St. Rose of Lima Church
Pequa Bowl
Crabbing off the docks at high tide.
In fall, burning leaves, on the side of the road.
Skinny dipping in the bay
Ice Skating on Caroons Lake
ABC Deli
Memorial Day Parades

Massapequa in the 50's and 60's was a simple, lovely place to be. The only thing I was afraid of as a kid was Khruschev and air raid drills, where we crouched in the halls of Birch Lane School.

Mar 13, 2021
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Good memories of Massapequa
by: Ray Cooke

Came across this site after seeing a reference to Bohack's supermarket on a Pinterest page - lots of good memories here!
I grew up in Massapequa and graduated from Berner in 1975; went to school in Colorado and lived there for several years afterward, then moved to the Los Angeles area where I live today. Despite the years Massapequa memories come back often, like when I bought cold cuts the other day and recalled Scordato's deli on North Broadway up the block from our house on Suffolk Ave., and Sparky's barber shop as I look at my now rather long hair thanks to COVID closing our local barbers. I even check the Newsday website every now and then to see what's going on around Long Island, and am awaiting delivery of a Massapequa history book from Amazon that I stumbled across last week.
Spent a few weeks back in Massapequa about two years ago, sadly because my dad died and we had to take care of things afterwards, but it was a chance to immerse myself in the place where I grew up and revisit places that were part of my life. Won't forget those places, or the people who were part of those memories. I never had any plans to move back, but I'll always remember it as a good place to live!

Mar 13, 2021
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Ice cream truck 1950s NEW
by: Anonymous

Judy Ann. Good Humor. Bungalow Bar.

Mar 08, 2021
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Dick and Dora’s
by: Charlie L

Worked at this place from 79 to 80, 2nd owners Joe and Helen real tuff to work for, busted my butt as a bus boy, $$ was great! The place closed down in late 90’s and they developed waterfront condos.

Mar 01, 2021
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the sixties NEW
by: CM

remember much about growing up in that town ,sol's by the A&P the Italian deli inside corner near Sol's the pequa bowl the pequa theatre Mass zoo and the monkey mountain feed them for a nickel a shotbig bow bow best hot dogs ,the hotel burnt down on hicksville road and they left it there so we could climb over the ruins .Croons lake and the winter ice skating ,West end deli on Seaford avenue and merrick road,Bar harbour and grants the square pizza place and the record store I bought "sargents peppers lonely hearts club band" album.I had a gang of friends some true and some not was always moving around learned to handel myself on the streets after one year in military school and went to parkside ,the bullies couldnt beat the snot out of me anymore .I learned how to get by on the streets or anyplace I shot pool with WIlly Masconi at a pool hall on merrick road near the John j burns park and ran with my friends shooting pool and stopping in to the diner for coffe at night,we moved in 67 after a death in the family..good and bad times there but never a dull moment my family was there and those were good times.

Mar 01, 2021
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the sixties NEW
by: CM

remember much about growing up in that town ,sol's by the A&P the Italian deli inside corner near Sol's the pequa bowl the pequa theatre Mass zoo and the monkey mountain feed them for a nickel a shotbig bow bow best hot dogs ,the hotel burnt down on hicksville road and they left it there so we could climb over the ruins .Croons lake and the winter ice skating ,West end deli on Seaford avenue and merrick road,Bar harbour and grants the square pizza place and the record store I bought "sargents peppers lonely hearts club band" album.I had a gang of friends some true and some not was always moving around learned to handel myself on the streets after one year in military school and went to parkside ,the bullies couldnt beat the snot out of me anymore .I learned how to get by on the streets or anyplace I shot pool with WIlly Masconi at a pool hall on merrick road near the John j burns park and ran with my friends shooting pool and stopping in to the diner for coffe at night,we moved in 67 after a death in the family..good and bad times there but never a dull moment my family was there and those were good times.

Feb 28, 2021
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Ice Cream Trucks street hockey NEW
by: Anonymous

I believe Circus man was the Other Ice Cream Truck.
I remember Fribbles at Friendly’s on Broadway and Clark Blvd
Street Hockey games one block against another at Hawthorn school parking lot.
Getting our hockey stick blades at Korvettes or Herman’s in the mall.
Curving them over a hot pot of boiling water.
Playing baseball in the sump with one ball wrapped with electrical tape.

Feb 28, 2021
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love this site NEW
by: KeithCornelius

Just came back to this wonderful site after a year or so. Just spent at least an hour reading all of your memories. I was born there 1959 and spent 13 years of my childhood living on Fairwater Ave right by the Bay. Holding back tears of joy and smiling as i read such great memories from most of you just touched my heart.The Baldwin Family lived directly behind us with just a fence separating our yards. We made home 8mm movies in my yard which i still have. i miss the golden days of growing up in old Massapequa

Feb 23, 2021
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Holiday Park NEW
by: Annie

Bobby Hep -- I believe you went to school with my cousins...The DeLuca's who lived on Chestnut Street. I recognize the name. I went to Farmingdale HS but lived on the border...I have very good memories of those years. (I still live in Massapequa...my cousins have all moved south).

Feb 23, 2021
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An ORIGINAL "HOLIDAY PARK BOY"
by: Bobby Hepburn (Zep)

I grew up on Ontario Ave. and went to Plainedge HS. As a teenager, we hung out behind SCHWARTING School on Jerusalem Ave. and HOLIDAY PARK on Hicksville Road. I worked at THE HOLIDAY PARK Pharmacy as a delivery boy in HS. I have GREAT memories of my childhood and teenage years at Plainedge. My singing career started there when ALL the guys used to form little groups and harmonize. We were only a few miles from Alhambra Beach, Florence Ave. Beach or... a bus trip away from Jones Beach. EVERYONE who has ever been to Massapequa, knows ALL AMERICAN on Merrick Road. It has LEGENDARY French Fries. I miss those day, but am happy here in the Mountains of The Lehigh Valley, in Pennsylvania. I still go back every year for the ITALIAN FEAST on Broadway. Us OLD guys gather in front of THE VILLAGE PUB.

Feb 21, 2021
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Response to Books on the Table NEW
by: Anonymous

I am say that Carol DeBrita, has passed away. She lived on Chicago Avenue, two doors away from me, and was my fourth grade teacher. Talk about being awkward having your teacher as your neighbor. May Ms. DeBrita Rest In Peace.

Feb 13, 2021
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Re Visited Massapequa in 2019 NEW
by: Anonymous

Reading all the comments here on this site , names of places to eat, names of people and neighborhoods , street names .
Well , I came back to Massapequa on a business trip with my Husband and kids , and after leaving this town , driving thru the streets , I was so sad to see lots of changes
but so is life after 30 plus years , I wish it was the old neighborhood , seeing kids play in the streets , I did not see my neighbor Ma and Pop little candy stores , etc. anymore

I have many fond memories of Massapequa , the schools Berner HS/Massapequa HS. I still keep in contact with classmates ( not going to say what year i grad) from but i will never forget the small town memories of my childhood/teen era

Feb 10, 2021
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Looking for Ms. Carol Debrita
by: Books on her table

I went to Raymond J. Lockhart elementary 1971 to 1977, and had
Carol Debrita as my 5th grade teacher. Ms. Debrita was kind to me, listened to me and protected me from the bullies. Because of her, I homeschooled all my kids, who are all very successful, 2 of which are now teachers themselves.
I would love to know how she's doing, is she still as live?
If she is, please tell her Mary thanks her.

Feb 09, 2021
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Born on the Fourth of July NEW
by: Johnny Boy

To see how the Elmwood area of Dallas was made up to look like Massapequa, visit:

https://elmwoodna.org/blog/2016/11/21/historical-photos-downtown-elmwood

I read somewhere that Kovic lived on Lee Place and that Tom Cruise, before the movie started filming, visited Massapequa and had ice cream at Krisch's.

Feb 08, 2021
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Sparky's, et al. NEW
by: Johnny Boy

Sparky (some old man actor) was featured in "Born on the 4th of July," early on in the movie, which was filmed in the metro Dallas area, but made up to look like Broadway in Massapequa.

I remember getting my haircut by Sparky in December of 1980 when I was home on leave from Gila Bend AFB given I had let it grow out on vacation.

As to Bungalow Bar, I always remember the song "Bungalow Bar, tastes like tar, the more you eat it, the sicker you are." Typical kid stuff.

There was also a great Italian Deli on Broadway (west side of the street); can't remember the name, but the food was incredible.


Jan 24, 2021
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Massapequa 1974 Grad
by: Greg M

I moved from New Hyde Park to Massapequa, Feb 1969, attended Parkside Middle School, Now Ames, my younger brother attended Birch Lane. All American is still there. I worked at All American my first job, paid $1.75 an hour. Mopped the floors, made those great French fries, and was in charge of garbage compacting, in the dumpster. About 1974 worked at Pequa movie theater wearing the red blazer suit jacket, now a car dealership. And summers worked as a Tobay Lifeguard. Tobay has survived a few Hurricanes but it’s still there. I believe it was Kevin who said he lived in Harbor Green in 1969, that is also where I lived for 12 years, I can’t place you Kevin. Now, I live off of Alhambra road, Dick and Dora,s no longer here but they use to make the best pizza. Enjoyed reading everyone’s posts.

Dec 30, 2020
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Repaving the Roads (to JHG) NEW
by: Kevin

We moved from Queens to Highwater Avenue in the 1950s and then to Shinnecock Avenue, both in Nassau Shores. During Jr. High School we moved to Harbor Green. I never cared for Harbor Green very much, most of the kids were overly obsessed with who had the bigger house, drove the fancier car, had the fastest boat - you get the idea. That wasn't the way we were brought up, we were taught to judge people by how they treated others. Manners, being polite, respectful, etc. - these mattered most. We made friends with everyone, regardless of where they lived or what their Dad for a living. I think that's the way it should always be.

Dec 30, 2020
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Berner in the news NEW
by: Anonymous

Berner HS in the news:
"As a student at Berner High School in Massapequa, Baldwin was listed as "Alexander Baldwin" in the yearbook."
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https://pagesix.com/2020/12/30/like-hilaria-alec-baldwin-also-changed-his-name/

Dec 28, 2020
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Repaving - Nassau Shores
by: Jim, Nassau Shores BHS 71

I remember the roads being repaved in the mid 60's (?) after they installed the sewers around the area. I was a kid but I know all the neighbors had to put up with the mess but were glad they didn't have to worry about their cesspools caving in any longer.
I can't believe most of Suffolk County still doesn't have cesspools.

Dec 27, 2020
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Paving in Mass pk in 60s NEW
by: Richie B

That was crazy the tar sprayer and then putting bluestones on top. It became a road in time. But inthe mean time it was a mess to walk on.

Dec 27, 2020
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Repaving the Roads (Kevin) - Nassau Shores NEW
by: JHG

I remember when they repaved the streets in Nassau Shores (or paved the streets for the 1st time?) we kids would walk over the tar and it would stick to the shoes and sneakers. Our mothers went crazy and would chase us down to where the tar was freshly spread. They couldn't go out to drag us home, they'd just yell to us to get off the streets. We kids must have been between 4 and 6 at the time. Mom and dad would use kerosene to get the tar off the shoes. What a mess.
And we all loved the smell of the fog man's truck. We'd follow him on our bicycles as he drove his Jeep around each house on our bikes or just running after him. I don't remember any adverse after-effects. Just dementia in my old age.......:-)
Kevin, what street were you on?

Dec 27, 2020
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Lakeshore Drive NEW
by: Bob HAnonymous

Born in Massapequa in 68. Lived on Lakeshore dr. Loved it there, playing in the woos with the stream and lakes.Remeber going to Musicaros restaurant and having their brick ice cream. It was so delicious !!

Dec 26, 2020
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Sol' Lunchentte NEW
by: Anonymous

I remember this place- Sol's it was in the shopping center across from All American-

It was where Uncle Giuseppe's is now. The Shopping center was not as big then.

Dec 08, 2020
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Repaving the Roads NEW
by: Kevin

I certainly recall the repaving of the roads with the hot tar and blue stone. A tremendous mess (the stones would stick to the tires on our car or get caught in the treads and make a lot of noise on the bottom of the car whenever my parents went through our neighborhood) and since we lived on a corner the workers would ask if they could get a drink of water from our garden hose. That's something you can't forget.

Dec 08, 2020
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To Kevin NEW
by: Anonymous

I think that fog was DDT! I remember the knife sharpening guy, milk man, bread truck and of course the Good Humor truck; but I also remember in the fall, a hay wagon came around and gave rides, this was on Cartwright Blvd in 1949 or so.
Some years, the streets would be regravelled with hot tar oozing up.

Dec 07, 2020
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Charlie Chips NEW
by: Anonymous

How about Charlie Chips! Big tins of potato chips and pretzels getting delivered!

Dec 07, 2020
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Vendor Trucks NEW
by: Kevin

In Nassau Shores we had Good Humor and Hood ice cream trucks. Bungalow Bar and Mr. Softee were in Queens where my grandparents lived. We also had the milkman (I have a big scar on my wrist when I fell on our metal milkbox) and the Dougan man who delivered baked goods. There was also the "grinder man" in the big open-sided green truck that had that loud alarm type bell and everyone would get their scissors and outdoor tools sharpened. I can't forget the "fog man", the town would spray for mosquitos with a truck creating a huge fog down our block and all the kids would ride through the mist on their bikes. Probably not a very smart move but we didn't know any better.

Dec 06, 2020
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Ice cream trucks NEW
by: Anonymous

I remember a third truck that would come very once in while. Judy Ann. The saying was Judy Ann the garbage man. Bugalow bar tastes like tar. It would go down Pacific St.

Dec 06, 2020
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Home deliveries NEW
by: Anonymous

I also remember the sharpening truck and his distinctive bell ringing. My father would often have his hedge clippers sharpened. How about the milkman delivery truck. I think it was Borden's dairy. The milk and other dairy products would be left on the front stoop in those silver insulated boxes. The glass quarts of milk always had a good inch of cream on top. Also, for a while we had the Dugan Breadman deliver bread products.I am going back now to the late 50's and early 60's

Dec 06, 2020
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3rd Truck with Bells NEW
by: jg JHS'67

I recall a knife sharpening truck, painted green and slower than the ice cream trucks, and ringing smaller higher pitched bells. A lot of the moms in the neighborhood would run out with scissors and knifes for the man to sharpen.

Dec 06, 2020
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Ice Cream Truck - Anonymous
by: Jim, Nassau Shores BHS 71

I don't know if your question about the fourth ice cream truck, way back when, was a riddle (do you already know the answer?) but the only other regular ice cream truck I can remember was Carvel.
Was there another one?

Dec 06, 2020
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Sol's Luncheonette
by: Rex Gale

I remember and loved this place if it's the same one I'm thinking of. Was it just down from All American in a small strip center...between All American and Dairy Barn?
We used to play basketball down at Fairfield Elementary School and Parkside. After we headed to Sol's Luncheonette and sat at the counter for a vanilla soda and toasted bagel :)
My idea of heaven growing up as a kid in Massapequa!

Dec 04, 2020
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Ice Cream Trucks in Massapequa Park NEW
by: Anonymous

We all remember Good Humor and Bungalow Bar Ice Cream but who remembers the third truck in the 50s and it is not Mr Softee.

Dec 04, 2020
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Nancy and Pete Engels? NEW
by: Dylan Engels

Pete Engels is my father, he passed away 6 years ago. He was 21 years old in 1975 so the timing seems to match. Nancy is my aunt and his younger sister, her last name is now Giannattasio if you have Facebook. I randomly came across this blog while looking for an old surf shop I went to and then saw your comment... it would be pretty crazy if we’re thinking of the same people!

Dec 04, 2020
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Dale Pets NEW
by: Anonymous

I don't remember the last name... If Nancy worked there spring/summer of 1975 then, yes, I suppose so! I'd be interested to know if this is the same person.

Dec 02, 2020
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Pete Engels?
by: Anonymous

Nancy and Pete Engels?

Dec 01, 2020
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Dale Pets NEW
by: Anonymous

When I stopped working at Dale Pets in mid-1975 there was a young woman who worked there, but I don't believe her name was Nancy (I could be wrong)... she had blonde hair and her brother was Pete, a friend of mine.

Dec 01, 2020
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Dale Pets NEW
by: Anonymous

My friends wife worked at Dale Pets around that time.Her
First name was Nancy

Nov 13, 2020
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Lafayette NEW
by: Jeff

yes that electronics store was Lafayette Electronics. Bought my first stero there.

Nov 13, 2020
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Dale Pets NEW
by: Anonymous

That's right Kevin - the coffee shop was next door and when I worked there I think an electronics store was on the other side, or perhaps a couple of doors down. We had a pretty broad mix of animals there... dogs, cats, tropical and salt water fish, birds, reptiles and on occasion some more exotic animals. The only animal I wouldn't go near was the tarantula we once had!

Nov 13, 2020
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DALE PETS NEW
by: Kevin

If memory serves Dale Pets was next to the coffee shop and Courtesy Drugs closest to Sunrise Highway. We would go after church on Sunday, my parents would go shopping at Courtesy Drugs and if we were lucky we could pick out something like candy or perhaps Batman cards. Then we'd visit Dale Pets. We moved to Massapequa, Nassau Shores in 1958, and then to Harbor Green around 1969. I left in 1980 and currently live up on the North Shore. Sadly over-commercialization and our elected officials complete disregard for the quality of life on Long Island (tax revenues are apparently more important than maintaining the beauty that was once Nassau & Suffolk counties) has made us decide to leave NY forever. Massapequa once looked like the country but today looks more like Jamaica Queens. Fortunately I still have the memories which can't be paved over or have a strip center or fast food store built on top of them.

Nov 13, 2020
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Dale Pets NEW
by: Mark B.

Does anyone remember Dale Pets in the Mays shopping center? I worked there from 1972-1975.

Nov 13, 2020
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Dale Pets NEW
by: Mark B.

Does anyone remember Dale Pets in the Mays shopping center? I worked there from 1972-1975.

Nov 13, 2020
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Great memories Janet Falvo NEW
by: Donna B

Hi Janet Falvo, I loved reading your story. I lived in Massapequa until the end of 5th grade. Then we moved to Connecticut which is where i still live. Debbie Kruetel was in my 4th grade class with Miss Bard as our teacher! I was very quiet and shy so probably nobody remembers me, but Debbie was always so nice and friendly!! I had Miss Hoyt for 2nd grade, Mrs. Pompa for 3rd, Miss Bard 4th, Mrs. Weiss for 5th. I have such great memories of Massapequa!! I lived on West Shore Drive {off Merrick Rd., } right by Marjorie Post Park. Loved all my teachers except Miss Hoyt!! A few of my neighbors were Stephanie Sollecito, Ellen Larkin. I try to go back every summer to visit family and friends that are still on the island. Oh, I think I had a Janet in either my 4th or 5th grade class, maybe it was you?? I'll be looking into that event at Marjorie Post park, sounds like fun!!

Nov 12, 2020
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Miniature Golf Course
by: Jo-Ann

Janet Falco my dad owned that miniature golf course. I have fond memories of the place and am still looking for photos of it if anyone has them. If you got a hole-in-one on the last hole, #18, you got a free game. You had to hit the ball up and over a bridge.

Nov 12, 2020
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Richard Place and that park by Mays NEW
by: Mark B.

Jeff C., I lived on Richard Pl. directly across from the basketball field in the park you mentioned, and right around the corner from Joludow Drive. I spent many a beautiful day playing with friends on the merry-go-round when in the giddy 5-10 age range, and used to cut along the creek behind the park to walk to Unqua school. Those indeed were the days, when parents called your name from the front stoop when it was time to come home for dinner! Lovely place to grow up and a nice time to do it in.

I graduated MHS in 1975, btw.

Nov 12, 2020
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Jones Court NEW
by: Jeff C.

Teresa, your comments brought back vivid memories of a more innocent time. Yes we did walk everywhere back then. We were close enough to walk to 3 different movie theaters, a bowling alley, Mays and the Mall,Marjorie Post Park for swimming and ice skating, both elementary and high school and the woods to play in. Those of us on Jones Court could just hop the backyard fence and be in the little league baseball field (Richard Pl.) The best part was that we had around 30 kids who were within a year or two of each other and were always outside playing. We knew the moms in every house and they were like additional parents to us. It was really paradise to grow up in.

Nov 12, 2020
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Just Memories NEW
by: Janet Falco

I read a couple of comments of people who asked about Jones Court. I lived on Avenue Louise and yes I remember Jones Court. The Dwyers, the Lugos and the Olsons lived there. I lived near McCluskie, Senn, Mure, Alfino, Reno, Idone, Scalfani, Provenzano, Simon, Kruetel, Koff, Golden, Zorro, Sonderman, Daughtery, Ferguson, Merck, and Oast. That's all I can remember from that street right now. We walked to May's a lot and went to the miniature golf course on Sunrise Hwy near the Howard Johnsons. I got a hole in one there once! Got a free game. I remember Carvel, Lord's, the Pizza places and of course All-American. Chicken Delight was my favorite take-out. Walked to Unqua and Berner. I can't believe at 11 years old me and Debbie Kruetel walked to Bar Harbor for Pizza. They had outside music playing there. I thought I was in a rich area. I do remember the old man on the farm which was then converted to Marjorie Post Park. I guess the boys in town used to harass him so when I went to see the animals, the old man chased me down with rakes and shovels. My street butt up against that wooded area and his farm was through that way. There was a candy store we used to go to as well on Merrick. I have since moved from there in 1978. Went to Florida for 13 years and now I live in Knoxville, Tn. I have gone back numerous times to see family and friends. This last time in 2019 was a shocker. Really changed Very dirty around that area now. There's usually a yearly picnic at the Majorie post park woods around the end of August, early September but this year was canceled because of covid. It's for anyone that grew up in Massapequa. If interested it's usually posted on Facebook, by Julie Fruend or JIll Freund. Not sure. I forgot. Over the years, I got to see many people and it was really nice. Thanks for the memories. I enjoy reading them.

Nov 04, 2020
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CANDY who came FROM out on THE ISLAND... NEW
by: Anonymous

thanks Ed for the correction I missed it by a few blocks

Oct 28, 2020
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Candy Darling NEW
by: Ed Yazijian

I knew of Candy Darling back then. She was considerably older than me, but my mother knew and protected her from all the bullying she'd experience as a young boy at the time. She was our neighbor, and we knew her as Jimmy Slattery before Jimmy became Candy. The Slatterys lived at 79 First Ave., not Pacific Ave. Jimmy's mom's name was Theresa, and he had a much older half-brother Warren who my parents also knew. We lived up the street at 92 First Ave.

Oct 28, 2020
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CANDY who came FROM out on THE ISLAND... NEW
by: Anonymous

In Lou Reeds song "Walk on the Wild Side" he sings about Candy who came from out on the island. Candy Darling was from Massapequa Park and grew up on Pacific St. She was a transgender icon and actress in Warhol films.

Oct 20, 2020
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Garfield St NEW
by: Anonymous

I grew up on Roosevelt right there, but not until the 70's. I was always staying with family in Brooklyn and went to private school so I did not hang with the neighborhood kids too much.

Oct 20, 2020
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Sol’s Luncheonette NEW
by: Anonymous

Anybody ?

Oct 20, 2020
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Garfield Street? NEW
by: Anonymous

I grew up on Garfield St, on the corner of Park Blvd. Did anyone live in that area? Such a great place to grow up. Between Garfield, Hayes and Smith Streets we had a gang of probably twenty kids.

Oct 19, 2020
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Roll 'N Ice NEW
by: BCK

Yes the place with the rollerskating upstairs and the ice skating downstairs was called Roll N' Ice on Sunrise Highway in Copiague. I grew up in Massapequa Park and my friends and I would rent time there to play ice hockey. It was hard to get the time so we would often play at 3 am! Our fathers were good sports, bringing us there at all hours. Hockey was an obsession on LI back then in the 70s. Good times.

Oct 14, 2020
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Correction... Year of Seinfeld graduation from MHS NEW
by: Anonymous

Just to correct one thing from the posting below this one, who graduated around 1980 and said "Jerry Seinfeld went to MHS in the class ahead of me", Seinfeld graduated MHS in 1972. You can find the yearbook page with his picture, and on that page the older brother of a good friend of mine from those days, Barry Schlactus! Best wishes to all us former (or still) Massapequans.

Oct 13, 2020
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A Great Place to Grow Up
by: Anonymous

Wow... This is amazing. I too; am from Massapequa, New York and miss it every single day. I graduated from Massapequa High School in 1980; went to SUNY Stony Brook and the rest is history. I loved growing up in Massapequa and always said I wanted to return there to raise my own family. I wish I had but; the best laid plans... I know Berber became a middle school after I left but; some of my best memories involved anytime Massapequa High had to face our ross-town arch rival and enemy, Berner. I actually lived ven remember the night a car; attempting to turn from Merrick Road within walking distance of the now famous All~American burger and fries joint. It was absolutely the most delicious; inexpensive place to go for all things greasy. Recently; it was actually featured on the Food Network's Burgers and Dives. I went nuts seeing that and was actually a bit shocked. Though we all loved their low-priced faire; we also didn't mind that the burgers were almost White Castle thin and the fries were so greasy you could eat AND change the oil on your car. Usually burgers featured on that TV show are mile high and loaded with insane toppings. All-American counted on 2 ingredients hooking teens in and ensuring many repeat visits;grease and salt. It worked but may be one of the causes of my hypertension. It was well worth it. You could scrounge up just a few bucks, eat like a poor mans's king and then, walk right next door for a cold, sweet and creamy,old-fashioned Carvel Ice Cream cone with sprinkles. The best soft-serve I have ever had. I spent countless summer nights doing just with good friends. I even remember the night a car screened of off Merrick Road and plowed right into the Carvel. Thankfully; I do not remember any fatalities but there were some blood spots that peaked the teenage curiosity and we peered through the police tape and shattered glass for days. Also nearby was Massapequa Bowl; as well as the Massapequa Diner and the ultimate teenage entertainment center of the 70's; the Sunrise Mall on Sunrise Highway. Who could ask for more. Massapequa even had its own share of celebrities;Jerry Seinfeld went to MHS in the class ahead of me as did some of the Baldwin boys and the Van Pelts from TV's Eight is Enough. Ron Kovic of the dramatic Vietnam-era film "Born on the Forth of July" grew into a Marine in Massapequa. The film details the dramatic twist of his story beginning in Massapequa. He was THE all-american boy who grew up at a time and in a small town that cherished patriotism and its' war heroes. Sadly; the Vietnam war took its' tragic, ugly turn and by the time Kovic returned home following a devastating injury, his Hero's Parade was marred by some mis-guided folks who now saw him as no more than a "Baby KIller". Kovic's whole life spiraled out of control after that. Many of the film's early background scenes were actually shot in Massapequa, ( with scenery specifically designed to turn back time to the 60's) and I recall a day when someone heard a rumor that they were going to film some scenes in the high school and that some of us could have a chance to be an extra in the movie. To my knowledge that never happened but the "buzz" was a fun distraction for a bit. I really could go on and on but some reading this probably know all about it. I don't know if it's because I was young and things were just so much simpler then but; I clearly remember a feeling of security in that town. Many people left their doors unlocked and kids RN from one house to the next begging for a drink or snack.My own Mother was such a skilled baker that she was awarded the honor of being called the "Cookie Lady" by all the kids. Lots of people had store bought cookies but not my Mom. I think she realized that the delicious aroma of fresher baked cookies would have a Peter Pan effect on us and she would get to make sure her kid was doing just fine. It really was like Cheers" -- everybody knew your name and I miss it more than I can say.

Oct 09, 2020
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Where to
by: Jim, Nassau Shores BHS 71

I'm not sure where you can buy photos - Ive seen some nice ones on the walls of some stores around town- but there are plenty of great ones on the Massapequa Historical Society website. Maybe you can contact them and ask where you can purchase any.
In the meantime, if you have a large screen computer or laptop and an iphone you can take a picture of many photos right off the website and forward them through a CVS app and have them printed up in an hour. It's amazing how good they come out.

Oct 09, 2020
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Sparky's NEW
by: Mike K

I dont know where Sparky was located previously during his hair cutting career, but he ended up in the shop next to the cigar store (which was a Carvel years ago) on the west side of Broadway. After Sparky retired, he sold the business to an elderly man who worked there until his early 90s. That man sold it to a younger Russian speaking guy who I believe is still running that hair cutting business.

Oct 09, 2020
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where to NEW
by: Anonymous

Any one know where you can purchase old photos of Massapequa Park ?

Oct 09, 2020
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Fays Luncheonette NEW
by: Anonymous

Wasn't Sparky's barber shop right next door to the luncheonette? Might have been one block south?

Oct 09, 2020
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Belvedere Drive NEW
by: Anonymous

On my end of the street, I knew the Maddens, Zimmers, Bustards. At Birch Lane School, those I remember - have only first names! :) However, I do remember Miss Illmansee (later Mrs. Schreiber, for whom I'd an enormous crush), Mrs. Kollmer, Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Goodwin. Our principal was Miss Young, which we children thought hilarious because she wasn't at that time.

Oct 09, 2020
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Belvedere Drive NEW
by: Anonymous

Oh pity, I didn't know them! They must have been at the other end of the street. I was only 8 when we moved away - so I didn't get around much!

Oct 09, 2020
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Belverdere NEW
by: Anonymous

Yes Vanderhof

Oct 09, 2020
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Belvedere Drive NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi, do you remember the last names of your aunt or uncle?

Oct 09, 2020
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Burger King Sunrise Mall
by: Anonymous

So I posted about 2 months ago about fun times at my job that only lasted about a year. Great people just checking if anyone remembers back in 1982-1983. I had just left when Linda was struck in the head by a construction worker with a nail gun. Hope she and all my colleagues are doing well some 38 years later. Here’s a few of the names I remember, Janine, Diana, Christine, Bob, Claudia, John, Maryanne (she was dating manager) and of course Linda. Anyone with good memory who’s out there drop in love to hear.

Oct 09, 2020
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Belverdere dr NEW
by: Richie

My fathers cousin lived on Belvedere Dr 50s to maybe 70s. I called them aunt and uncle She worked at Bar Harbor I think Grants. They had a daugther Diane. I lived on Pacific St and East Lake Ave

Oct 08, 2020
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Sorry Birch Lane NEW
by: Anonymous

I went to Unqua in early 60's; lived on Richard Place near Block Blvd.

Oct 08, 2020
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Fays NEW
by: Betsy Knapp

I loved Fays, Egg creams and a three musketeers or Milky Way bar, Good n Plenty. All yummy. Now it’s a stupid florist and they built a funeral where My precious woods were. I wish things need to change even though I wish they wouldn’t.

Oct 08, 2020
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Birch Lane - Belvedere Drive - Massapequa Park NEW
by: Anonymous

I've been watching for any response to my posts and have seen none in two years.

IS THERE NO ONE who attended Birch Lane School in the early 1960s - or who lived on Belvedere Drive in Massapequa Park from 1956 to 1963?

Oct 08, 2020
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Fays NEW
by: Anonymous

I remember Fays very well. I would walk down with my friends from Von Huenfeld St., sit at the counter and have a fountain soda for a nickel then buy a full size candy bar ( Three Musketeer or Chunky ) also for a nickel for the walk back home.When I got a little older I would visit the deli next door and buy a 1/4 lb. paper carton of potato salad, that was the best ever. I have visited that deli a few times in the past 50 years since left Long Island and even though the owners have changed the salad is still the same. They must sell all the recipes along with the business.
When I got a older yet I would ride my bike after I finished my paper route (Newsday) across the tracks across Sunrise Highway to buys those 15 cent hamburgers from the newly opened fast food restaurants located on the south west corner of Sunrise Highway and Park Blvd. I don't believe it was McDonalds, perhaps a Wetsons.
Great times!

Oct 08, 2020
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Fays !uncheonette NEW
by: Anonymous

I loved Fays. I’d go there after my chores on the weekend, I bought candy with my allowance of 25 cents a week. 😀

Oct 08, 2020
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Fays Luncheonette NEW
by: Anonymous

I remember them vaguely but fondly. The husband used to wear those paper hats that were typical of soda jerks. They were very nice couple.

Oct 08, 2020
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Fay’s Luncheonette NEW
by: Bob

My family moved to Massapequa Park in 1954. I was a year old. We lived on Smith St, across from Hawthorne Elementary school. We moved to Oceanside in 1962.
Fay ( a large woman) her husband and a coworker named marge ran the place.

Oct 08, 2020
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Fays Lunceonette NEW
by: Anonymous

I remember Fays. Fay and her husband and another woman named Marge ran it.

Oct 08, 2020
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Luncheonette NEW
by: Gregg Millford

Does anyone recall a Luncheonette on the corner of south side Jerusalem and and east side of Broadway? It was converted to a Pizzeria in the early 70's. Anyone have a picture or a name of the Business

Sep 25, 2020
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Remembering
by: Jeff Lichtman

Lived on Philadelphia Ave until I went into the ARMY in 1967. Graduated Berner in 1965. Best friends were Ron Abbate (Grand Blvd)now in Ohio and Ronnie Marks, now in Florida. hung out with John Linker, George (Mugs) Thompson and Keith Ziglebauer. Many wonderful friends and times growing up in MP! Learned to fly at Zahns airport in Amityville.

Does anyone remember Carol Kaplan from MHS? Dated her while in the Army. MHS was a place for remedial summer school and drivers ed.

At 72yo, living in Texas, small ranchette, wife, dog named Marshall Dillon.

God Bless you all! Jeff

Sep 24, 2020
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Neighbors NEW
by: Betsy Knapp

I lived at 60 McKinley Streeet, Massapequa Park from 1953- 1968. My best friend was Maren Robinson. I was born in 1952. Did anyone out there live around me?

Sep 24, 2020
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Don’t Cook Tonight... NEW
by: Bob Messina

Don’t cook tonight. Call chicken delight. I lived in Massaoequa Park from 1954 to 1961. I’m 67 years old. Lived on Smith Street, across from Hawthorne Elementary School

Sep 24, 2020
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Koehl street NEW
by: Anonymous

Who owned Massapequa zoo and does anybody remember Chicken Delight in Massapequa on Merrick Road

Sep 23, 2020
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Airfield NEW
by: Anonymous

Yes, the airfield in Massapequa Park was the Fitzmaurice Flying Field. It was located on the area where the McKenna Elementary School (formerly Junior High), and the Nassau County Police Academy (formerly Hawthorn Elementary School). The street with the same name is about five blocks South of the area.

Sep 23, 2020
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Massapequa Airfield NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm gonna say the old airport in massapequa park was Fitzmaurice field. In fact i think there is a street of the same name on/near the site.

Sep 20, 2020
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Walking into the Massapequa Zoo NEW
by: Anonymous

Thats me walking into the Massapequa Zoo with my mom, I'm 68 now.......my mom said "no one will know its us" and she was right.

Sep 20, 2020
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Massapequa Zoo NEW
by: Anonymous

1959 or 60 ... One of my first jobs was at Massapequa Zoo. I ran the rides and whatever else I was told to do..

Felt lucky to have the job, at a dollar an hour, off the books!!

If you had any food from their food service they docked your pay.

When I asked for job, Mr. Grimaldi asked if I could shoot a BB gun... I said yes, and he had me shoot at a tin can ...I hit it ..got the job.. I sure was confused, but I was happy I got hired.

After being taught all the rides etc. I learned about the BB gun.

I was the look out, armed with a Daisy BB gun at the monkey mountain, when the men went into the area to clean..
all I had to do was show the gun over the wall and the monkeys would scatter to the opposite side. They were very vicious, and would attack and would throw stuff at the guy inside the moat. They were pretty scared of the BB gun, but there were times I remember i had to shoot. The bb would not break skin but would sting and send them scattering.
Cruel .. Different times !!




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by: Linda

I moved to Massapequa Park in the early 50’s. At that time,
McKenny Jr. High was an airport and the surrounding area
was filled with blueberry bushes. Going to the Massapequa Zoo was always a real treat. I believe the owners daughter graduated from Berner HS in 66’. I now live in south Florida, but have fond memories of my years in Massapequa Park as a child.

Sep 01, 2020
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Nice picture of the Pequa Theatre NEW
by: Mark Barnett

Here's a link to a nice picture of the Pequa theatre. I went to a lot of double features here as a kid. Love the cartoons too! Still can't find a picture of the Big Bow Wow though.
https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Ftse1.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DOIP.g-b9rWkfeiXlVoVr4V4CqQHaE6%26pid%3DApi&f=1

I haven't seen (probably missed it...) mention of Unqua school. Mrs. Feigenbaum was my first grade teacher there (around 1962). I remember thinking "how did she go from being fat to skinny so fast?" My ignorance of what it was to be pregnant was showing! I also remember the practice drills we did for a nuclear attack during the Cuban Missle Crisis.

Aug 31, 2020
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mini golf NEW
by: Richie

I also worked at the driving range before Mays. Does anyone remember that.

Aug 31, 2020
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Big Bow Wow
by: Jo-Ann

The Big Bow Wow pre-dated May’s Department Store. And I agree, I would love to see a picture of the place. Also of the miniature golf course behind it, owned by my father.

Aug 31, 2020
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50's & 60's NEW
by: Mark Katz

Worked: Massapequa Drive In, Dons Bicycle Shop, Howard Johnsons as a Cook!

Aug 31, 2020
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Bow Wow Sunrise Hwy in front of Mays NEW
by: Richie

Yes the Bow Wow I remember it well. I worked there in the 60s. As the head soda jerk. I'm still trying to find someone with a picture of that place.

Aug 31, 2020
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The Big Bow Wow NEW
by: Anonymous

Anyone remember the Big Bow Wow on Sunrise Highway near Block Boulevard (out front of where Mays Dept Store was, and I think it might have predated Mays, but not sure). How about Zorn's Fried Chicken. Yu-um!

Aug 31, 2020
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Anonymous - Richard PL NEW
by: Anonymous

Thanks for correcting me... Richard PLACE, of course. Yes, I was a classmate of Jeff's and a good friend in Jr. High. Spent a lot of time in those years at his house. Knew his older brother Barry too, of course.

Aug 31, 2020
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Hawthorn Elementary NEW
by: Joe C

Does anyone know how to get old classmate info from Hawthorn Elementary from 1965-1967.I know it’s closed now and McKenna is the elementary school. Nobody at McKenna or the Massapequa Park school district has any idea.

Aug 28, 2020
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richard st NEW
by: Anonymous

Mark, I was great friends with Jeff and Barry Schlactus , I believe they lived at 54 Richard PL . I remember the playing fields you wrote about. Jeff is a doctor in Tenn.. Did you know them?

Aug 26, 2020
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MHS '75
by: Mark Barnett

I graduated from Massapequa High School in '75. Great memories all around. I lived near the Mays shopping center, right across from the park that was next to it (basketball court, merry go round, baseball field... cut through the fence to get to Mays and the rest of the stores. I worked at the pet shop in that shoppings center from 1972-1975 (JeriLou Pets, or maybe JeriLou was the company name). Of course we all know coach Bevilaqua was mentioned by name on Seinfeld. I went to Unqua, McKenna, then MHS. So many good times. I left LI to go to college in Cincinnati in 1975, and my parents moved to CA not long after, so I rarely went back. Did take my kids to see my house on Richard St. one day, probably in mid 90's. But the good memories do linger on, thankfully.

Aug 20, 2020
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Massapequa Park 1955-1969 NEW
by: Mark Katz

great thoughts about my childhood in the Park. My friends were so many, we all went to Hawthorne, Mckenna, Massapequa HS (1 year) & Berner HS '64.

Great times: We played all sports with my friends especially softball, hockey (on the frozen Lakes), Teen Centers, basement get togethers, Jungle Cruiser, Breakfast Club, Bill Brown, Bob Reifsnyder,Al Bevelaqua MHS, Al Pisano (also coached Lacrosse at West Point), The Locker Room on Merrick Rd.,the All American, Pizza Supreme, Musicaros, Massapequa Drive In, Massapequa Diner, the little Italian deli, on Merrick Rd near Berner who had the Best Heroes & sold a Quart of beer to anyone who could put the dollar on the counter.
My Friends, Nick Lopardo, Jimmy King, Rich Gaulrapp, Busby Smith, Carol Coneely, Elizabeth Waldrop, Kathy RRogers, Denice Rodgers, Kathy Shreck, Pete Levebre, Rich Neusse, Jerry Sterker, Joe Coppola, John Bergen, Bill Cotter. (sorry if I left alot out) Please forgive!!
This was Massapequa growing up and always remembered.

Aug 20, 2020
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Question NEW
by: Gerry Goodman

Does anyone remember the Alhambra Beach Club back in the 50s?

Aug 17, 2020
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LK - Record Store
by: Jim, Nassau Shores BHS 71

LK
Just wanted to congratulate you on coming up with the name of the record store in Bar Harbour.
Bobbi's Beat! I really drew a blank on that one. I must have bought records there but I also bought records from May's Dept Store too I remember.
You moved out in '92. Not a whole lot has changed. Just more traffic but still a nice place to live.

Aug 15, 2020
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Bar Harbor record store NEW
by: LK

Left LI in 1992, but will always remember Bobbi’s Beat record store in Bar Harbor!

Aug 13, 2020
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Jim NEW
by: Phil

Thanks for sharing that i graduated Berner in 77 I do remember they had good food and I think I they had breakfast I took a detour there before school a few times.

Aug 12, 2020
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Coco’s
by: Jim, Nassau Shores BHS ‘71

I helped open up Coco’s restaurant as a part time short order cook at night while going to CW Post. I think it was 1972 or ‘73. It was a busy popular place and a lot of nice local kids worked there. The biggest seller was called the Coco’s Combo which was a cheeseburger with French fries a neat pile of lettuce and tomatoes on the side. It went for @ $1.95 which was pretty steep at the time considering a cheeseburger at All American went for @ 60 cents.
They paid me a pretty good hourly wage at the time. It was enough for gas for my car and 2-3 nights of drinking with friends at the Frigate or PJ’s and a few Wantagh bars. Met my wife at the Frigate and had a wonderful life.

Aug 12, 2020
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Mexican restaurant NEW
by: Phil

Yes that was El Torido they had great happy hour and margaritas.

Aug 12, 2020
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Coco's NEW
by: Anonymous

Coco's was great! Loved their food! We used to go with the family about twice a month. Remember when it converted to a Mexican Restaurant where they served the food on a tortilla and you could eat the plate!

Aug 12, 2020
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Book Store NEW
by: Anonymous

There were two book stores in the Sunrise Mall. The one I always went to was Waldenbooks.

Aug 12, 2020
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Coco restaurant NEW
by: Phil

Does anyone remember coco’s restaurant near Whites department store on sunrise highway.They made a speciality hamburger with there own sauce that was delicious.

Aug 12, 2020
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Record store NEW
by: Anonymous

I don't know if this is what you're looking for but there was a record store in the 50s and possibly the 60s called Spamp's, owned by a man named Joe Spampinato IF I remember correctly.

Aug 12, 2020
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Why can't we forget Massapequa? NEW
by: Joan Jansen

Hi fellow Matzoh-Pizza friends,

I and my family lived on Harrison Avenue from 1962-1976. We then moved to Westport, CT, and are now in Peterborough, NH. Dammit, I still miss All American, Krisch's, St.Rose of Lima, and the library.

Got a question. does anyone remember the book store that was either in town or in the Sunrise Mall? If so, PLEASE let me know. Thank you.

Joan Jansen

Aug 07, 2020
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Bar Hrbor Restaurant NEW
by: Anonymous

The restaurant in Bar Harbor in the 80's was Neighbor's. The grocery store was Foodtown (Officially Mel Weitz Foodtown).

Aug 07, 2020
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Bar Harbour Restaurant/Breakfast Place in the 80s NEW
by: Former Arlyn Dr'er

Does anyone remember the name of the restaurant/breakfast place that was in Bar Harbour in the mid 80s or so? It was when you entered the plaza, turned left and it was right on the left. If you kept going, Food Lion was straight ahead

Aug 07, 2020
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Burger King Sunrise Mall
by: Anonymous

I worked only for about a year in this Burger King but met the greatest people and had fun times. Wish I could find someone who remembers. I worked from 1982-1983.

Jul 24, 2020
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Responding to The Wine Gallery NEW
by: Anonymous

At the end of Clocks Blvd over the little bridge

Jul 23, 2020
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The Wine Gallery NEW
by: Anonymous

I think the Wine Gallery was at the end of Clocks Blvd where you had to go over the little bridge

Jul 21, 2020
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The Wine Gallery NEW
by: Anonymous

Does anybody remember where the Wine Gallery restaurant was located?

Jul 21, 2020
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The Wine Gallery
by: Anonymous

Does anybody remember where the Wine Gallery restaurant was located?

Jul 18, 2020
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R.I.P. Susan Alice Marschall of Massapequa
by: Anonymous

R.I.P. my mom, Susan Marschall Hahn, who grew up in Harbor Green in the 1950s. https://richmond.com/obituaries/hahn-susan/article_112f38de-df97-5b09-b510-c09c337afea5.html

Matt Hahn

Jul 05, 2020
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Doyle's NEW
by: Richie

Their was Doyle's right off of Unqua on Burton Lane close to the school. I think there backyard was the school.

Jul 05, 2020
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Patricia NEW
by: Anonymous

Patricia
I think it was 302, first house on the east side from Sunrise. Berner class of 71 I believe. 4-5 children.

Jul 05, 2020
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Att: Christine NEW
by: Patricia

My brother and I had just finished talking about old times when I found this site. Everything was still fresh in my memory. He is 12 years younger than me so I was filling in a lot of things that he wasn't aware of. It really was a great place to grow up......

Jul 05, 2020
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Doyle
by: Patricia

Hi.....I saw the name 'Doyle' in an earlier post but I don't recall that name. Where on Unqua did they live? Closer to Sunrise, Merrick Rd, or in Nassau Shores?

Jul 05, 2020
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Patricia NEW
by: Anonymous

Hey Patricia,
Did you live near the Doyles? Did you know Fran Doyle?

Jul 05, 2020
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Pizza Supreme NEW
by: Phil

Thanks for answering me Gerry I thought it was supreme but was not positive thanks for confirming. There is a pizza place in garden city across from Roosevelt field on Steward ave with the same name and delicious square pizza I wonder if they were connected.l went to BHS but I have fond memories of eating there when I was a kid .Going there when shopping at or Gimbels or Grants with my mom and after Mustang football practice at burns park or cyo practice at Birch lane.

Jul 05, 2020
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by: Christine

Hello Patricia, my sister Diane also graduated in 1973 from Berner. We lived on Grand Boulevard between Euclid and Massachusetts. Our block was packed with kids all the time always playing in the fresh air (do kids do that anymore?) Reading about your memories of that time is like hearing her my sister's tales of that time—all the same places to go and things to do. I graduated in 1968, so my tales are slightly different, but the pure happiness of our youth, growing up in Massapequa Park, is the same.

Thank you for sharing your memories.

Jul 05, 2020
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Pizza Supreme NEW
by: Gerry

To answer your question Phil, it was the name above.
When I was in MHS i used to eat there almost everyday for lunch

Jul 04, 2020
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Responding to Roll & Ice NEW
by: Patricis

YES! I remember that place well. It was on Sunrise Hwy in Copiague across the street ftom the Copiague All Weather Drive In!

Jul 04, 2020
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Roll n Ice NEW
by: Anonymous

Does anybody remember that? Ice skating downstairs .. roller skating upstairs? Early 60’s maybe? ⛸

Jul 04, 2020
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Memories NEW
by: Patricia

Hi.....I graduated from Berner in 1973. I lived on Unqua Road across the street from Marjorie Post Park. Spent summer days at summer rec at Unqua Road school, in the pool at the park, and battle of the bands at the rink Friday nights. Would go ice skating at same rink in winter. Ate many burgers at All American and make sure we stop there when we come up from Florida. Loved riding my bicycle down in Bassau Shores with my friends and riding past the Baldwin brother's house. Let's not forget about those midnight visits to the diner (Merrick Rd & Unqua) for rice pudding! Sad that my kids never got to live there! It was good times!

Jul 04, 2020
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Pizza
by: Phil

Hi does anyone remember the name of the pizza place in the bar harbor mall they had square pizza.

Jun 25, 2020
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Record store in Bar Harbor Jim, Dave
by: Bill

I graduated in 1969 and it was there till then. Not sure how long after that. I was reminiscing with a friend and he asked me the name and we both spent a lot of time there but can’t remember the name. Maybe someone else will remember.

Jun 25, 2020
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Building Memories
by: Jim, Nassau Shores BHS 71

Just came back from a bike ride around Bar Harbor and John Burn's Park. Saw a group of kids probably around 14 yrs old jumping off the bulkhead near the boat ramp into the canal. (There was only a small ramp and no park when I was growing up 55 years ago)
I said to my self these kids are building Massapequa memories - they just don't know it yet. Sometime @ the year 2075 they could be writing to each other and saying "remember when we used to.....

Jun 25, 2020
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Pacific St Charles Ave NEW
by: Richie

Anyone come from near there? I was on the first block of Pacific between Clark and Penn Ave. I also lived on East Lake ave between Pittsburg and Euclid in the 50s. Went to East Lake Mckenna and Berner.

Jun 25, 2020
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Amanda
by: Jim, Nassau Shores BHS 71

Hi Amanda:
Well this is something! I remember your dad as a nice guy who was soon heading to medical school and I know he became quite accomplished in the medical field. I didn't remember though that he was in a band. We double dated a number of times. My beloved wife, Laurie, passed away two years ago and I still remain close to Barbara and her family. She misses Laurie almost as much as I do.
I checked with Barbara last night and she told me about seeing your Aunt occasionally. She said she might have an old picture of your father's band later on but not from the Battle of the Bands at Marjorie Post Park in 1972. I went to several Battle of the Bands at the park but by 1972 most of the bands I saw were in bars like PJ's in Farmingdale and then the Frigate in Massapequa. That's where I met my wife and Barbara! Great memories. That's what this site is all about right?
Well it's been great Amanda. Good luck with your quest for a photo of your Dad's band. Say hi to your dad for me and I hope you all stay safe.

Jun 25, 2020
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Jim, Nassau Shores BHS 71 NEW
by: Amanda Desiderio

Jim,

Yes! That’s him. Her name was Barbara Marchese, right? He remembers. Actually, his older sister (my aunt) sees her every so often when she’s out shopping. He says hi, and hopes you’re doing well!

Jun 24, 2020
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Bill-record store in Bar Harbour Shopping Center NEW
by: Dave-Old Harbour Green

There was a record store but damned if I can remember the name! I bought my first 45 there which was 'Norman' by Sue Thompson. It was in the front strip of stores closer to the parking lot.
Spent a lot of time at that shopping center. Saturday matinees at the theater(got two bikes stolen there!); I'd buy a slice and wrap it in a piece of foil I brought and eat it during the movie.
We moved to Manhasset in 1965 so don't know if the record store was there after that. I hated to leave Massapequa. No more Tobay!

Jun 24, 2020
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Bill and Amanda
by: Jim, Nassau Shores BHS 71

Bill:
I see no one answered your question about a record store in Bar Harbor. I remember many of the stores like so many others: Grants, Kresge,Tom McAn, Pizza Supreme,Suburban Sports, a butcher, etc. but I don't remember a record store. Maybe it closed before I started going there in 1965. I do remember a toy or hobby store. Maybe they sold records in there?

Funny I grew up in Nassau Shores starting at age 12 and then at age 25I married a wonderful girl from Seaford in '78 and raised 2 great sons who have given us 5 wonderful grandchildren. Lived near the 7th precinct for 40 years. Now I live in a condo right behind the Bar Harbor Shopping Center near the Birch Lane school. It's really nice here but so much has changed

Amanda!
I believe I knew your father. Was his nickname, I guess you would call it - Desi? Was he in a band after that called the Ohio Express? Did he date a girl from Seaford @ 1974 -75 who was my wife's best friend?

Jun 24, 2020
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1972 Battle of the Bands?
by: Amanda Desiderio

Hi, everyone!

Not sure if this is the correct place to post this. I am the daughter of James Desiderio, who graduated from Plainedge High School in 1972. He was recently reminscing to me about his time playing at the battle of the bands in Marjorie Post Park, in 1972. If anyone has any memories/photos/videos/newspapers on the event that they would like to share, he would appreciate it greatly! I believe he said his band was called White Lightning. This might be a shot in the dark here, but am still taking the chance anyway! Thanks in advance. :)

Jun 16, 2020
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Record store in Bar Harbor NEW
by: Bill

Does anyone remember the name of the record store in Bar Harbor?

Jun 14, 2020
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Chinese restaurant in Sunrise Mall
by: Anonymous

I think the chinese restaurant in the Sunrise Mall was Good and Chan? As a teen I liked their chicken chow mein and egg rolls. My favorite place though was Jade East. It's nice to reminisce.

Jun 14, 2020
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To "3 Winding Road"
by: Anonymous

I'm John Pastirchak from Suffolk Ave. We were neighbors. I too graduated PHS, Class of '69. My experience is different; I no longer consider Massapequa "home." But, like you, I do miss Phils and All American.

Jun 14, 2020
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3 Winding Road NEW
by: Anonymous

I graduated from Plainedge High School in 1971 and to this day still consider Massapequa to be my home. I've been living in the Baltimore area since I graduated from Stony Brook in 1975 and love to travel back to the Island and go to All American and Phil"s Pizzeria on Hickville Road. One of these days I'm going to drive up pass the Southern State and say hello to Joey Pappalardo who also runs a great pizza shop. Like I said, I grew up in Massapequa, went to Schwarting Elementary School and then Southedge Jr High. Great lifelong memories that include many people who went to Plainedge High School.

Jun 10, 2020
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Gary Kafka NEW
by: Anonymous

Very sad to hear about Gary. He was always the coolest guy in the room. He was on a whole other level from most of us. Almost like he was listening to a different frequency than the mainstream. If it's true, I appreciate you letting us know...

Jun 09, 2020
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Gary Kafka
by: Terry Lee

I grew up in Nassau Shores and moved to Florida in 1982. My family is still on Long Island. One of my brothers just told me heard Gary Kafka, a childhood friend from the neighborhood, just passed away, but had no other information. If anyone here has any more info, I would appreciate you passing it along. Thanks

May 16, 2020
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Albert Kreiger NEW
by: Anonymous

If you grew up in Harbour Green Estates in the 1960s you knew who Attorney Albert Krieger was and he lived on Riveria Drive. He was member of the boat club and a very well respected avid fisherman. He was also known as one of the best criminal defense lawyers in the country. He was a man of dignity, purpose, class and a believer in our legal system. He relocated to Miami and went on to a famous and great career here.
Yesterday at age 96 he passed away, he was one of the great ones of our generation , a Massapequa Legend.

May 15, 2020
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Jeff C. NEW
by: Karen

Hi Jeff, my last name was Hermann! I was friends with Carol S. and Wendy O. Billy Dwyer hung out and played ball with my brothers! Also remember hanging out at the park on the end of the road!

May 15, 2020
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Back to Massapequa after 40 Years
by: Jim

First time seeing this and it is great. I see a lot of recent posts I guess with the virus people have more time for this type of thing. Moved from Queens with my family in 1965 to the Nassau Shores area. Graduated BHS in '71 and my sister in '75. 1971 was the last year BHS was a Jr & Sr high school. Now its just a Jr High with Chiefs as the mascot. Long live the Bisons! I see a few of you graduated in those years also. After a slow start there (in Queens I had 20 kids on just one block to play with) but things got better and it was a great place to live.I brought street stick ball to the area. Hung out at 52 Acres (now John Burns Park and ate at All American ever since. Its still going strong. Got married and lived 3 miles away in Seaford which was a great town to raise my boys, Now I'm back in Massapequa and its great to be back. Stay safe everyone!

May 11, 2020
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Rhode Island Avenue
by: Johnny Boy

My family moved from Yonkers to 90 Rhode Island Avenue in 1976 just after I graduated high school in the Bronx. I worked at Gimbel's in Valley Stream as a store detective for 3 years before heading off "into the wild blue yonder." Enlisted from the AF recruiting station on Broadway and New Hampshire Avenue. Had some great times on the Island and Massapequa. Loved Jones Beach, WLIR, concerts at Nassau (last ever show of Lynyrd Skynyrd with Ronnie Van Zant in June of 1977 and a great show with Styx/Angel in March of 1979), the Calderone Concert Hall (Remember seeing Fotomaker in May of 1978 and The Cars in December of 1978), Carvel ice cream, and the Massapequa Diner. After my tour of duty, I wanted to come back and join the Nassau County PD, but no openings at that time. Joined a police department in metro Denver and now I'm a deputy district attorney in Colorado. I do miss Massapequa!

May 09, 2020
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by: Anonymous

Looking for a teacher when took boys and dads camping NEW by: Anonymous
Mr. Person was the 5th grade teacher that took the boys and fathers on camping trips.

YES - I asked this a while ago. He knew my grand parents and shopped at their deli that was in Bellmore on Bedford Ave. I remember the camping trip very well. Everyone hoped they would get his class to go. Purchased our camping gear from Campmor in Paramus, New Jersey. We hiked and camped on the Appalachian trail.
It felt like we had really grown up to xfer to McKenna 6th grade. McKenna and the then elementary school were built on the old airport. On the Roosevelt Ave side there was a left over airport facility where they showed movies.
Believe on Smith St a friend (do not remember name) lived, his parents had a marble sculpture with a glass cage over it that housed a snake.

May 08, 2020
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The Earliest Subueban Days of Massapequa NEW
by: Bob from Nassau Shores

My parents got married the week of the great hurricane in 1938 and moved to Nassau Shores from the City to a block away from my mother's older brother. The depression had decimated that first development in Massapequa, and the FHA came to own many properties in the area. My parents were negotiating to buy a house on Sunset Road from the government for about $4,000 when Sen. Byrd of Virginia accused FDR's government of being communist because they owned so many houses! The FHA immediately dropped the price 10% making Sen. Byrd an ironic hero of my d\Dad. Not that my parents were always wise about Nassau Shores RE value, as my mother insisted on not spending an extra $300 to buy a house on the water on West shore Drive, because she hoped ro have several children and didn't want us (there were to be three of us) to drown in an accident. One of our neighbouring families near Peninsula Golf Course were the Baldwin brothers. Their father gave my older brother his first summer job helping with sports equipment at Massapequa High School. Like most Catholic kids in the neighborhood, we attended St. Martin's School in Amityville, there being no St. Roses Parish or school(or even Massapequa High School) until the the late 50's. It was a fun place to grow up, fishing and crabbing in the creek on West Shore Drive, and playing sandlot baseball (on a field the local fathers cleared) all day until darkness fell--and swimming at the Beach Club at the end of East Shore Drive. The one thing my brothers and I did not appreciare was the extreme commute to Jesuit high schools in NYC. Back then Massapequa High was just starting and Berner didn't yet exist, and even Chaminade had not yet garnered the reputation it later achieved, so we became commuters. I must admit Regis was the most valuable learning experience i ever had, bar none. My father had graduated from there in 1922, and it developed, and still has, the reputation as the best catholoc high school in the country.

May 05, 2020
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Karen NEW
by: Jeff C.

Karen, the dwyers, Olesens and Senn were my group of friends! I'm FB pals with them. What was your last name?

May 05, 2020
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Looking for a teacher when took boys and dads camping NEW
by: Anonymous

Mr. Person was the 5th grade teacher that took the boys and fathers on camping trips. My brother had him and I can remember him and my dad going camping. Mr Person taught 5th grade then taught 6th grade. He taught in East Lake Elementary School.

May 04, 2020
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Richie NEW
by: R. Smith

Yes, he lived in Massapequa Park. Send me an email and I’ll send you a pic of who I believe is you. 😊
Moosehorn@comcast.net

May 04, 2020
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Karen NEW
by: Richie

I knew a Dwyer but can't find him in yearbooks. I know Oelsens from my friend Dickson. Like I said I was a 69 grad. from the park. I worked at Whites and bow wow. in my school years.

May 04, 2020
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Jones Court NEW
by: Karen

I knew the Dwyers,Olesons,and the Senn's!

May 04, 2020
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Burton NEW
by: Richie

Sorry not me. I lived in Mass pk.

May 04, 2020
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Richie NEW
by: R. Smith

Didn’t you have a boat and hang out with guys from Holiday Park & Stan’s Coffee Shop??

May 04, 2020
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Burton NEW
by: Richie

I don't remember a R Smith. A Tom Smith I'm a 69 grad Berner

May 04, 2020
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Jones Court NEW
by: Anonymous

anyone have any memories of Jones Court? We lived at number 16. Were on Avenue Louise all the time!

May 04, 2020
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Richie, I remember you! NEW
by: R. Smith

You would take us all out on your boat! In the late 60’s I recall.

May 04, 2020
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Burton NEW
by: Richie

I knew the Doyles my sister inlaw was a friend Janet Dempsey. I knew the broscharts, still do.

May 04, 2020
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Burton lane NEW
by: Karen

I know who she was but I was much younger!

May 03, 2020
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Funny NEW
by: Anonymous

We lived on Strrets or Avenues or Highways or Roads but we called them "Blocks" .. Then you know that you are from Massapequa!

May 03, 2020
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Unqua NEW
by: Anonymous

Did you know Fran?

May 03, 2020
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Doyle's NEW
by: Karen

I do remember the Doyle's! The were at the end of our block facing Mays!

May 03, 2020
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Unqua
by: Anonymous

Karen or Donna, did you know any of the Doyles on Unqua?

May 03, 2020
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Burton lane NEW
by: Karen

Hi Donna! We lived on Burton Lane from early 60's to around 74! The Hermann's! I think you lived across the street from us!

May 03, 2020
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Great Memories NEW
by: Donna

Loved growing up in Massapequa. BHS '71. Great neighbors on Burton Lane. Lived next to Unqua. Unfortunately my father died when my sister and I were young and we moved away. I recently drove through and I agree, it's looking like Queens.

Apr 22, 2020
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kwong ming NEW
by: Paul Alagna

Hello to all, I lived in Massapequa in the late 50's to early 70's. I now live upstate, I work in a community hospital's ER and once in a while we get people from Massapequa and the area as patients. I love talking about Massapequa and all the landmarks. Kwong Ming always brings a smile and a story about column A and column B. Everyone always remembers the Carvel store run by the two sisters, and one of my favorites, Kirsch's for an orange freeze or a Broadway ice cream soda. Keep the stories coming it is nice to remember back to those wonderful days especially during these trying times. Be well, stay safe.

Apr 20, 2020
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Kwong Ming NEW
by: Jeff Lichtman, 1965

Kwong Ming, I remember my parents and their friends going there quite often in the 60s and 70s.

Apr 19, 2020
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High School Reunions
by: Gerry

Go to Classmates.com, they show them.

Apr 17, 2020
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Massapequa Park best place to live NEW
by: Vinnie DeQueiroz

Berner high grad 1975 any reunions coming up.

Apr 17, 2020
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Chinese restaurants NEW
by: Jeff C.

Long Full was great, but we really loved Kwong Ming. It's still there after all these years!

Apr 17, 2020
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To LCG - Chinese Food Restaurant NEW
by: Anonymous

I remember the Chinese Food restaurant my folks always ordered from called Long Full. In Bar Harbor, I believe? The name of the one in the Sunrise Mall escapes me, though. In the Food Court, right? Quick Wok or something of the sort?? Something Noodle???

Apr 15, 2020
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Mr. Yamron NEW
by: Betsy Finley

I had Mr. Yamron as well. I haven’t thought about him in years. Thank you so much for reviving my memories of him. 😀

Apr 15, 2020
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Mr. Yamron (Music Teacher) NEW
by: Christine

Hello Rob, I enjoyed reading your tribute to Mr. Yamron. I also had him in Chorus at McKenna during the early sixties. He was a great teacher. I graduated Berner in 1968. I was lucky to have Mr. Yamron and remember the concerts we performed. I was also lucky to have seen Jesus Christ Superstar on Broadway when it first played there (1971). I was 21. I had seen many shows on Broadway during my 20's, but JC Superstar was by far my favorite. I will never forget it. Thank you for bringing me down this memory lane.

Apr 14, 2020
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Mr. Yamron (Music Teacher) NEW
by: Rob Winkoff

Today I was googling a name that popped into my head. Mr. Yamron, my Music Teacher in Jr. High at McKenna. (found him here) One of my fondest school memories of all time were because of him. Andrew Lloyd Webber's JC Superstar had recently come out. Mr. Yamron brought in his Hi-Fi reel-to-reel tape deck and stereo and we spent 2 weeks listening to it. His reason for teaching it was from a Rock n Roll "new experience" perspective. The Rock Opera was a fairly new and novel concept. We examined the entire production from a purely musical and poetic point of view. (not religious) He was enthralled with the idea of telling a historical story from a hip, Rock n Roll point of view. John Legend's Live Version just played on Easter and I made sure I recorded it. I knew every verse word for word. That's what made me think of him. I had the brown two-album set. Then the CDs. Saw the movie many times. 2nd time seeing John Legend's version. I think it was unfairly panned. Sure, the movie and other productions were probably better but the way they Live Shot it in "One Take" fashion like the movie 1917 was pretty cool. So thank you, Mr. Yamron! Not sure if you're still with us? Hope you are. Either way, you heavily influenced my musical tastes.

Apr 13, 2020
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Looking for... NEW
by: Betsy Finley

Anyone know what happened to John Lipp..the town bully?

Also, does anyone know the current residents at 60 McKinley Street in the Park?

Apr 13, 2020
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Sunrise Mall & Massapequa Park NEW
by: LCG

Does anyone remember the name of the Chinese restaurant that was in the Sunrise Mall in 1970's?

Anyone work at 'UA The Movies' in the 1970's? Dang! That place was a hoot! Had some of the best memories from my youth while working there with all the crazies! :-)

Does anyone remember the red clay courts at Marjorie Post Park?


Apr 04, 2020
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Great site NEW
by: FDNY Irish

Complements to lady who started this.

Apr 04, 2020
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Great site NEW
by: FDNY Irish

Complements to lady who started this.

Apr 04, 2020
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Jack, you know the Armstrongs NEW
by: FDNY Irish

Mike was the , " Natural", I was a good athlete, but a quiet guy. P.S. with this whole virus thing, this site is amazing, telling all the Massapequa Park guy of it, ... remember the Sump. The forbidden area in woods before it became the Mall, snakes, and tough guys.

Apr 04, 2020
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by: FDNY Irish

Mike was the , " Natural", I was a good athlete, but a quiet guy. P.S. with this whole virus thing, this site is amazing, telling all the Massapequa Park guy of it, ... remember the Sump. The forbidden area in woods before it became the Mall, snakes, and tough guys.

Apr 04, 2020
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Jack, you know the Armstrongs NEW
by: FDNY Irish

Mike was the , " Natural", I was a good athlete, but a quiet guy. P.S. with this whole virus thing, this site is amazing, telling all the Massapequa Park guy of it, ... remember the Sump. The forbidden area in woods before it became the Mall, snakes, and tough guys.

Apr 04, 2020
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Some Notable Neighbor Parents Salute NEW
by: FDNY Irish

As kids, we were raised by Truly Best of Best WW2 parents, plus from depression! They made our lives a dream. A Salute to some:
Charlie Barnes: a very promising tennis player, Marine in Guadacannal, Great Hero, brilliant mind, malaria hurt Charlie whole life, was a great Alabama man! We loved Charlie & Muriel(Saint), Barnes.
Bill & Joan Alberda: Bill also a Marine, strapping man, Dad's best pal, FDNY Great. Was highly decorated,Bill & Joan an Uncle/Aunt to me, Joan my Godmother, she's the BEST !
Paula Angerame: Mrs. Angerame we met at kids,she did seamstress work, smart lady. Her husband died early, and raised 5 great kids, my pals, esp. Paul. She was funny, positive, great woman!
So many others, Masseties, Zinsmeisters,Lisbergers, Marrs, McCaffreys, Dilebertos, Lynches, Laytons, Quinns, Sheas,Cronins, Fitzgrealds, Dalys, etc...

Apr 04, 2020
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Thank you FDNY Irish NEW
by: Anonymous

Your description of growing up In Massapequa brought me back in time. Thank you for my big smile.
Yes. A brilliant and blessed life. How fortunate were we.

Apr 04, 2020
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OLL Classmate NEW
by: Cedar PL

So perhaps we attended OLL at the same time graduated '69 as well. Connection to the area still strong but haven't lived on LI for 45 yrs. Lived on the corner of Cedar Pl and Westwood.
Jack H

Apr 04, 2020
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Anyone here from O.L.L. '61- '69 NEW
by: FDNY Irish

I'm a kid from Willow Drive. Family moved from city in '55, all houses built then, I have photo's of development. Magnificent WW2 parents, all young couples like them, what a brilliant childhood we had. The schools & sports of Mass.Park brilliant. Baseball initially was king, we all played in the league, and the Terrors were dominate dynasty, big bro Mike got on team, 'cause he was known to be a great athlete. We attended school, did chores,then played reat of day with all our pals. Stickball, football, basketball in street. Played kick the can, wolf, snowball fights & forts/igloos in winter, slegh rides on Bethpage, beach at Jones, just entire life was so special. Did newspaper route from Durante house. We knew all neighbors houses in blocks surrounded & more. Carvel & Soda store on 110, Creme Puff Bakery, Stantionary, Carlos Pizza! Movie Theater, football for O.L.L., all my pals, alot still today. Was Blessed.

Mar 19, 2020
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Billiards NEW
by: Anonymous

Remember Sunrise Billards on Sunrise HWY, Rich was the owner, played poker in the basement

Mar 19, 2020
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Resturant NEW
by: Anonymous

Steak & Brew
All the beer you could drink with your meal

Mar 19, 2020
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Bottle of Red - Bottle of White NEW
by: Jeff Lichtman, 1965

Dick and Doras - Magnificent!

Mar 19, 2020
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Miss Massapequa NEW
by: Jay Wohlfeld

Graduated from Berner High school 1975, moved from Massapequa to Arizona in 1980

Mar 19, 2020
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Best Italian restaurant NEW
by: Anonymous

Remember Dick & Doras

Feb 27, 2020
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Baseball cards NEW
by: Karen

To anonymous...thanks for responding! I knew if I wanted an answer I had to go to the source!😀 My husband is from Lindenhurst and had no clue what I was talking about! Must have been a Massapequa thing!
Karen

Feb 27, 2020
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Baseball cards
by: Anonymous

I think "larries" meant you wanted the other person to flip first.

Feb 27, 2020
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Baseball cards NEW
by: Karen

Does anyone remember flipping cards and saying "flip you larries" ?? We used to say that and I can't remember why we did it!

Feb 20, 2020
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Alhambra NEW
by: Anonymous

Yes! Remember Ziggys? My friend Keith Zigelbauers dad owned it.

I was always grossed out by the slimy sand in the water. Think it was oil?

Feb 20, 2020
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Alhambra
by: Anonymous

Does anyone remember the Alhambra Beach Club from the 50's and maybe the 60's?

Feb 18, 2020
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Reminising
by: Jeff Lichtman, 1965

Moved to MP, Philadelphia Ave in the late 50s, Left there for the ARMY in 67, returned in 70, resumed working at Grumman.

Drag racing on Carmen Road with my new 1970 Dodge Challenger, my buddy, Ron Marks in his 68 GTO, Ron Abbate in his Roadrunner, Sure miss those muscle cars. Beer and Pizza at Musicaro's.

Left the Island in 1974 for Florida, came back in 1982, left again to work for Lockheed Martin (C-130) in Georgia and then back to Florida in 2000. Finally got a small ranchette here in North Texas.

Is there anyone left from the 1965 class?

Feb 14, 2020
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Responding to Glen Walsh NEW
by: Anonymous

Glen Walsh your name sounds so familiar. I lived on E. Shore Dr. in Nassau Shores. I graduated from Berner.in 1973. My name is Mark Dolce does that name strike a bell ?

Feb 14, 2020
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by: Anonymous

I’ve enjoyed s trip down memory lane while reading but feel compelled to ask if anyone shares an unpleasant recollection of questionable behavior/sexual abuse by a CYO basketball coach from the late 70s or early 80s? My deceased brother who had a troubled life would occasionally reference it and there was an element of a group shower where boys were given shower caps? Any insight? Not looking for a name just anyone who might confirm a similar experience?

Feb 14, 2020
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I remember
by: Glenn G Walsh

I remember, I lived at 33 highwater ave Nassau shores, Massapequa ny.
I graduated from alfred g. Berner high school in 1969. Grew up there from 1959 till I married and moved out east on long island in 1979. I loved Nassau shores and massapequa , does anyone remember me ?

Feb 11, 2020
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Joyce
by: Louie

Please help me. I am looking to touch
Base with a woman named Joyce.
She would come into the bar Winks in
Massapequa with her boss after work
around 1984-1985, then in the
Sand Trap after Winks burnt down. I also
saw her yrs later at the dr’s office on
Sunrise Hwy in Lindenhurst.
Please any info would be helpful.
My Email address is:
Louie.Bartender@yahoo.com

Feb 09, 2020
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DO YOU KNOW THIS PERSON
by: JUST CURIOUS

LOOKING TO TOUCH BASE WITH KAREN SABIN LIVED ON BAYBERRY ROAD HAD A BROTHER PAUL..MOM ALICE..FRIEND IN BKLYN NAMEDJAY..I BELIEVE SHE GRADUATED MASSAPEQUA HIGH OR BERNER IN 1972...SHE ATTENDED NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE....FOR A WHILE I BELIEVE SHE RESIDED IN FLORIDA...THKS.

Feb 04, 2020
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Calling all Massapequa Cheer Alumni!
by: Anonymous

Hi! I am putting together a project for Massapequa High School! I am currently a senior, class of 2020 and I am looking for any former Massapequa Cheerleaders! I myself am a Varsity Cheerleader currently for the school. I am looking for any photos of Massapequa Cheerleading alumni. Here is my email angelinafaithhh@gmail.com Go Chiefs!!

Jan 31, 2020
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Massapequa Paint Store NEW
by: Anonymous

Not sure but i think the Massapequa paint store you refer to was on Broadway, a little north of where Krisch's is on Central? Unless there was another one on Central? The paint store closed several years back and is now a dance studio / Cop Shop.

Jan 05, 2020
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Need History of Massapequa Paint Store
by: Anonymous

I need help from anyone who remembers Massapequa Paint Store located on Central Ave, near or next to Krish's. Memories, and especially photos would be helpful.

Thanks so much!

John Pastirchak

Jan 05, 2020
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Growing up in the 70’s NEW
by: D pries

Good times great memories

Dec 30, 2019
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Massapequa 70s NEW
by: Kevin S

You got it Frank.
But I’m at a loss on your Brother and Sister’s names.
Skiching on the school bus bumpers, wow I’m still smiling at that one.
Hope all’s well with you and yours.

Dec 29, 2019
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To Kevin S NEW
by: Frank C

Kevin S, you were one of the Sweeney brothers! I knew it as soon as I googled where number 10 was. I can still remember the last names of every house up to Hicksville Rd. It sure isn't like that anymore, which made growing up there so special. You might know my brother and sister, since they were ten years older than me. Good to hear from you.

Dec 28, 2019
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Massapequa 1970s NEW
by: Anonymous

Frank C you nailed live on Rhode Island Ave in the 60s and 70s. I lived up at number 10 with 5 brothers and a sister(all younger).
I left about 71 or 72 for school, and then off to Wy for the rest of time so far.
I had forgotten all the places you mentioned, but attended them all, and ate everywhere you mentioned.
Thanks for reminding me of how good we had it.

Now I wonder how our parents did it, no really, how.

Kevin S

Dec 27, 2019
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Great Memories NEW
by: Frank C

Wow, so glad I stumbled onto this site, so many great memories and places I had long since forgotten. Grew up on Rhode Island Ave near Tackapausha Park, and went to Robert E. Picken, Ames JHS, and MHS. Would have graduated in 1978, but moved to Florida my senior year. Some of my fond memories growing up were going to Jolly Roger’s, 300 Bowl, skating at Caroons Lake, Carvel on Hicksville Rd and Jerusalem Ave, Maria Regina, Casa Maria, Jones Beach, All-American, fishing with my Dad at Captain Eddy’s, dinner with my family at the Delta Diner and Fish Fry’s at Howard Johnson’s, riding bikes all over town, playing kickball, stickball, hockey, and football on the street all-day long, skitching behind the school bus, and hanging out at Holiday Park, Dee’s Pizza, and the Sunrise Mall. Thank you for all your posts!

Dec 14, 2019
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Response to What a Mess NEW
by: Anonymous

What type of false accusations are you speaking of? I have lived in Massapequa Park for over 57 years and find nothing of the sort. You sound bitter and a bit off. Do you take any medication that you may have skipped a dose or two? I have never had a problem with anyone in the Village.

Dec 14, 2019
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What a mess. NEW
by: Anonymous

You must also be missing the inappropriate things and the false accusations that go on in Mass. Pk. You have to wonder why anyone would live there. A lot of falsehood going on there, demented people and wildly spread rumors. What they did to me should never be done to a dog. Ii Chronicles 20:22-24. It is a mess. When I find my son who is from there, though my family hightailed it out of there in a NY hurry, I will leave it in God's hands. If they do not listen then, Satan's hands might work. I would have graduated from Berner in 1971. I would not give you two cents for the place.

Dec 14, 2019
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What a mess. NEW
by: Anonymous

You must also be missing the inappropriate things and the false accusations that go on in Mass. Pk. You have to wonder why anyone would live there. A lot of falsehood going on there, demented people and wildly spread rumors. What they did to me should never be done to a dog. Ii Chronicles 20:22-24. It is a mess. When I find my son who is from there, though my family hightailed it out of there in a NY hurry, I will leave it in God's hands. If they do not listen then, Satan's hands might work. I would have graduated from Berner in 1971. I would not give you two cents for the place.

Dec 07, 2019
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To Ugh NEW
by: Anonymous

Massapequa and Massapequa Park ARE horrible. You obviously didn't have Mrs Burkehardt or Mr. Jim Doyle as your English teacher.

Dec 07, 2019
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Still nice NEW
by: Anonymous

Right on, Massapequa is still beautiful, with more traffic.

Dec 07, 2019
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by: Anonymous

And what golden paradise are you living in now?

Dec 07, 2019
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Ugh NEW
by: Anonymous

Massapequa and Massapequa park is horrible. Just like the city now. Awful.

Nov 08, 2019
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How the West was Won NEW
by: Anonymous

I remember that 5th grade trip very well. Each class was on it's own bus. My bus left without me and another classmate. Luckily there was still another bus there to take us back, but for a short while it was kind of scary.I had a male teacher but can't remeber his name. McCaffery? but he might have been 6th gr.

Nov 03, 2019
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bars NEW
by: Anonymous

Did anyone go to the bar Winks on Broadway. They had such good bands they at night. I met my husband there.

Nov 01, 2019
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by: D. Dubocq

Oh my God. The party 's in the woods, on the bay, at Arther's or at Messina's or Hirshfields or Scioratino's or Shapiro's---if the walls could talk= The whole town-n,s,e or west was the real deal, when it came to sex and drugs and rock & roll. A great education and sports up your ying yang too. Girls by the bucket who knew how use it. Could not have been a better town for maturing at a very young age. The things we did in Massapequa while growing up [ 60s 70s 80s] were so outlandish that if you tried to cover it all you'd die before half of it was told. And those of you who were there know what I'm squawking about. Those all night shin-digs --Oh yeah. How lucky we are to be here today. So if you can-reach out and give a hand to someone who needs a little help. That's is life in a cruel world.

Oct 31, 2019
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Class of 1971??
by: Anonymous

Someone on one of these posts mentioned being friends with a Linda Hickson. I think I remember reading that?? Did she maybe graduate Berner in 1971? Was friends with a guy named Rob? And Fran Doyle from Ungua Rd??

Oct 25, 2019
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Nassau Shores NEW
by: Anonymous

Nice memories Jack. I too grew up in the Shores.. I lived on East Shore Dr. on the Carman River. I graduated high school in 1973. I remember playing football all the time in that little section of the golf course. That was by the circle.

Oct 18, 2019
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Personal Memories
by: Jack Gelston - BHS '67

Memories from a guy with a failing memory. We moved to Massapequa’s Nassau Shores in 1954 from North Bellmore. Iroquois Street was basically a dirt road covered with a layer of tar and small blue stone pebbles for half a dozen years. I attended Mole Annex in Amityville for kindergarten (Miss Goodwin). Then on to Unqua School for 1st through 6th (Mrs. Zimmerman 1st and 2nd, Miss Stephens for 3rd, Miss Wolf for 4th, Mrs. Massi for 5th and Mrs. Lee for 6th, with Miss Whitney for orchestra, Mr. Finger for gym, Miss DeLuca for Art). My sister followed 2 years after me, but I don’t recall her going to Mole Annex for K. The first half of 7th grade was the second half of split sessions at McKenna Jr HS. Second half of the school year was at the brand-new Alfred G. Berner Junior-Senior High School. My sister also attended at the same time. I believe she had 5th and 6th grades up on the 3rd floor of the classroom wing, and then right up through 12th grade graduation (Class of ’69). All my teachers were terrific, but the most memorable ones for me were Mrs. Thompson – Latin, Mr. Webster – Russian, Mr. Bazarian – Orchestra, and Miss Teichholz – 8th grade English.
I was certainly fortunate to grow up in Nassau Shores, Massapequa. My grandparents lived on East Shore Drive near the Riviera. I was lucky to be able to keep my boat on the canal behind their house. And all my closest friends lived either on my street or very nearby. Before they erected a chain link fence around the Peninsula Golf Course, we would go sledding on one of the "hills" at the end of Iroquois street. Our free time was spent playing stick ball on our street, blowing up plastic model boats with cherry bombs on the Carmen River, or just going out on the boat (fishing, surfing at Gilgo, or just running around). As we got older, we would grab a football and have a pick-up game on an unused grassy area on the golf course; or baseball on the sandy triangular lot near the Riviera. And then there was "The Room". Our friend’s house was our hang out. Drum sets, electric guitars, great friends and good times, and maybe even a few beers on weekends; their poor neighbors – we were loud!
I wouldn’t have wanted to do anything differently if given the chance.
Retirement in SC is great, but for me there was nothing better than having grown up in Massapequa.

Oct 07, 2019
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upstate NEW
by: Paul Alagna

Anything north west or what there is east of Westchester! I live near Lake George a place I once visited with my family probably like most or many Long Islanders.It is a great place to live and raise a family but no games of curb ball or kick the can or hit the penny ...but I wonder if that life we lived so many years ago still exists in Massapequa. I work in a hospital up here and during the summer we get lots of Long Islanders and they suspect I am a life long country boy until I casually introduce names like Casa Maria, Kwong Ming,Jones Beach field 9,LIIR, just like if you meet a Brooklynite and mention Ebbingers Bakery...instant smiles and connection.

Oct 07, 2019
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A long time gone NEW
by: Christine

Hello Bob,
I also grew up in the park and lived on Grand Boulevard during the 50's and 60's. I remember the Pit and the 3 streams well. I graduated in 68, but didn't move off Long Island until 2004. My husband and I live in PA now, but my heart and soul belong to Long Island.

Oct 07, 2019
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Massapequa Park
by: Betsy Knapp

I’m searching for people that lived on McKinley Street in the Park. I lived there from 1954- 1968. The older I get, the more I desire to get in contact with my friend, across the street, Maren Robinson. I’m in contact with a few people.. the Colini’s on Mayflower..in fact, Jeanine Colini lives in Tucson close to where I live. I really miss those days when we called each other and then met on the curb. We sat there and talked till the street lights came on.

If anyone lived on McKinley Street between 1954-1968, please let me know.

Oct 07, 2019
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Upstate NY NEW
by: Liz

We moved upstate from Massapequa in 1964. Who lived there but Mr Crouch’s relatives! Small world story.
What do you consider "upstate" ??

Oct 07, 2019
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searching NEW
by: Paul Alagna

Moved to Massapequa in the late 1950's grew up on Cleveland Ave. Moved away before High School would have been Berner bound. I visit this site regularly looking for old friends from those days. Raymond J Lockhart and Parkside Jr. High. Moved to RVC for High School after my Dad remarried. Great memories of a time gone by. Currently living upstate NY. Reconnected with one old friend my buddy Tommy Reade last year would love to know if any one from those days still around or reading these stories.I am turning 63 this year if that helps set a timeline. I graduated from HS in 1974.I remember Miss Dowling, Mrs and Mr. Crouch and it gets foggy from there. Please help. Thanks

Oct 06, 2019
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Radio City
by: Anonymous

A variation of going to Radio City was when the 6th grade of Maria Regina in Seaford (Massapequa and Seaford kids) in June 1967 went there to Finian's Rainbow. Lunch was at the Calico Kitchen Restaurant.

Oct 06, 2019
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How The West Was Won NEW
by: Anonymous

The movie How The West Was Won is on television again today. I always think of going to Radio City Music Hall with the entire fifth grade class of Raymond J. Lockhart School to see that movie on the big screen I had Mrs. Tsoukalas (1962-1963). Mrs. Tsoukalas was a fabulous teacher and I always think of her when this movie comes on.

Sep 25, 2019
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A long time gone . . . NEW
by: Bob

No matter where I go in this great country it seems folks have heard of Massapequa. I grew up in the 50's and 60's in The Park. Looking back on it now makes me believe more and more that it was something pretty unusual. I remember kids everywhere, block after block of them. I have lived in more than a few places since then and I have never seen anything that approaches the streets when I grew up. The games we played have passed into suburban mythology.
When I talk about Three Streams and The Pit in the late 60's they are generally pretty sure I'm making up outrageous tales to glorify my youth. Maybe I am.

Sep 18, 2019
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Bar Harbor NEW
by: Gerry

Actually the first department store at Bar Harbor was Saks 34 St. I think Gimbels bought them out later. What I really remember was before the shopping center was built, was going and picking blackberries and going to Lords Bakery and they would buy them from me which I immediagely turned around and bought thrumb drop (of Chocolate) crumb cookies or eclairs.
The nursery I remember most though it wasn't in Massapequa was City of Glass.

Sep 18, 2019
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More Memories
by: Kevin

Remembered a few more places in the "old" Massapequa; Englebosch Cycle Shop (Mr. Engelbosch would give you holy hell if he thought you were beating up on your bicycle when you brought it in for repairs), Dino's Italian Garden (small place on Merrick Road but everyone could afford to eat there), Bar Harbor Shopping Center (Gimbels, W.T. Grant, S.S. Kresge, Food Fair) where I rode on an elephant when the center opened and a everyone was terrified to ride their bicycle through the "tunnel" under the stores, Brandimarte Nursery on Sunrise Highway where my Mom bought her flowers, the Bar Harbor Theatre (saw 1,000,000 BC with Raquel Welch there and fell in love), walkng home with Alec Baldwin from Unqua School (he was actually very nice & well behaved as a kid and his Dad was my 10th grade Social Studies teacher), the guy on the tractor who chased us of Penninsula Golf Course and I'm sure even more will come to mind.

Sep 18, 2019
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The good old days
by: Pam

Wish I could go back in time! Those were the good old days! Free TV, great burger joints, family owned pharmacies, no night football!

Sep 17, 2019
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The good life NEW
by: Anonymous

Was it sidekicks?

Sep 13, 2019
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Farm In North Massapequa NEW
by: Donna

Do you remember the farm in North Massapequa.....a very old farm and a very old man lived there.....I think it burned down....this would be in the late 60's?

Sep 12, 2019
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Big Bow Wow NEW
by: Anonymous

I grew up in North Massapequa but we docked our boat in Seaford. After a day on Great South Bay or at Tobay we’d get burgers at the Bow Wow and watch the kids play miniature golf behind the fence. And many years later we’d eat pizza with shrimp scampi at Dick and Dora’s, hang out at Arthur’s and close down the night at the Delta Diner. That was a long time ago.

Sep 03, 2019
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Cattano family NEW
by: Anonymous

I was born 1953 in Amityville Hospital and grew up at 385 Michigan Ave. Massapequa Park. Loved playing in the woods and roller skating down the hills (the metal skates with keys to make adjustments). Moved away in 1964.

Aug 30, 2019
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Sorry for Massapequa
by: Kevin

I was recently sharing memories of Massapequa with my brother who's in TN. Big Bow Wow, Monkey Mountain, the drive-in movie, the "mansion" (now Marjorie Post Park) and all of the other unique spots. I still live on L.I. We moved to Massapequa in the late 50's, MHS class of '74 and I left in the early 80's. Back in the 50's, 60's and 70's the town was full of charm and it was still the "country". I recently had to go back for a funeral and was shocked & shunned. Over-built, crowded and Sunrise Highway looks like Queens Boulevard. The elected officials who allowed this to happen (only $$$$ matters to them) should be put on an iceberg and put out to sea, never to be seen again. I cried as I left. The memories are intact but the town, for those of us who remember the old Massapequa, has been ruined. I'm glad I grew up there but even more glad that I'm no longer there.

Aug 29, 2019
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Re: Hobby Shop NEW
by: Bill N

If you are talking Massapequa, it was Eastli Coin and Hobby.

Aug 29, 2019
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Hobby Shop NEW
by: Anonymous

Can anyone tell me the name of the Hobby Shop that was in t the building at 9 Broadway? It was there when I was born in 1963, and visited it many times with my Dad, but we moved to Virginia in 1976, and the last time I visited this shop was 1983, while up for a family funeral.

Aug 29, 2019
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Lost restaurant on Park Blvd. NEW
by: Anonymous

sidekicks!!

Aug 29, 2019
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Forgotten Restaurant - Massapequa Park NEW
by: Anonymous

Does anyone remember the name of the restaurant that was there prior to the Good Life?

Aug 07, 2019
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The Merry Mailman. NEW
by: Anonymous

I know he was at Lockhart in the early-mid 1960s

Aug 07, 2019
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Ray Heatherton NEW
by: Anonymous

Does anyone remember Ray Heatherton, the Merry Mailman (and father of Joey), coming to visit Birch Lane School in 1962 or 1963?

Aug 07, 2019
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Loft's NEW
by: Andy F

IIRC, for a while the food store in Bar Harbour was Food Fair.

As for Loft's, they were a great candy store, they had Parlays, truffles, chocolate covered crackers, solid milk chocolate "break up", white chocolate; I've forgotten what others they had.

Aug 07, 2019
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Re: Bar Harbor NEW
by: Maggie

I remember Loft's Candy too. We used to go either there or Gertz Bakery to get something to take when visiting our relatives for dinner. It was either a pound of candy or a pound of butter cookies. Never went empty handed. I remember Lobels too for the gym uniforms too and I'm not positive but was the grocery store Hill's? My Aunt and Uncle always took me out for a special birthday dinner and it was either the Ships Inn or the Bayberry House. I always got to pick. I was only 10 when we moved away so I don't remember where those restaurants were located.

Aug 07, 2019
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Bar Harbor NEW
by: Karen

I don't remember the candy shop but loved the Chinese restaurant! We got our gym uniforms at Lobel's and I can't remember the name of the supermarket...but do remember "Supermarket Sweep did an episode there!

Aug 07, 2019
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Candy and Pizza bar harbour NEW
by: Ken

I remember Lofts candies at Bar Harbour. I loved the candies that were like Health bars with dark chocolate. What happened to Loft's?

What about the pizza (square pizza) place, it was the best next to Musicaro's in Mass. Park

Is Musicaro's Italian rest. still in business.

I live in Texas now.

Aug 04, 2019
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Parlays NEW
by: Gerry

Who remembers Loft's Candies in Bar Harbor shopping center.

Jul 29, 2019
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1965 fire NEW
by: Bg

I believe the building was a vacant hotel also. My Dad had the Mobil gas station which later turned into a Sunoco station then finally a Bank across the street. In front of we're Wallbaums super market stood until recently.I grew up down the street also. I was also at Carvel almost every day. Also across the street I remember a large building which was called Shoe Giant. I spent alot of time at that Shopping Center called Holiday Park..

Jul 28, 2019
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c 1965 fire - Jerusalem Av and Hicksville Rd
by: Mike K

I grew up not far from the intersection. I recall a summer afternoon when a big white building - possibly a former vacant hotel - caught fire. The smoke was visible for miles around. I believe the heat melted part of the Carvel building.

Does anyone remember the building? Years later, the Delta diner was built right next to where it stood.

Jul 27, 2019
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restaurant on park blvd NEW
by: Anonymous

the restaurant was named The Bunnery!

Jul 27, 2019
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Please help me remember
by: Stacy

Does anyone know the name of the restaurant that used to be on Park Blvd. it’s similar to the Corner Galley, they used to have wooden salad bowls and big bowl of salad you would get before the food came out. It was there in the 80’s and 90’s

Jul 27, 2019
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Seacrest NEW
by: Anonymous

Do anyone know the restaurant/bar Mr. Dibbs off of 110 in Farmingdale? When did it close down?

Jul 23, 2019
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1959 restaurant
by: Anonymous

Does anyone remember a restaurant in Massapequa that was by water and sand in the late 1950’s. Shangrala was the name.

Jul 23, 2019
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50s and 60s NEW
by: C. Young

I remember Jay and the Americans gave a concert at Berner HS. It must have been around 1967 or 68. It was great.

Jul 21, 2019
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looking for
by: Louie

Please help me. I am looking for a woman
named Joyce. She would come into the
bar Winks in Massapequa with her boss
after work around 1984-1985, then in the
Sand Trap after Winks burnt down. I also
saw her yrs later at the dr’s office on
Sunrise Hwy in Lindenhurst. I just need to
ask her something about the time when
she came into the bar. Please any info
would be helpful. I do not need to met her
just email her. My Email address is:
Louie.Bartender@yahoo.com

Jul 21, 2019
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Searching for a friend NEW
by: Anonymous

Does anyone know the whereabouts of Judy Lee, Class of 1965, who lived on Cleveland Avenue, between Seaford Avenue and Forest Avenue? Thank you.

Jul 14, 2019
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Timmy Wall
by: Anonymous

Timmy Wall was my brother. Any old friends of his please comment.

Jul 14, 2019
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Timmy Wall NEW
by: Anonymous

Timmy Wall was my brother. Any old friends of his please comment.

Jul 14, 2019
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Timmy Wall NEW
by: judy wall

Timmy Wall was my brother

Jul 10, 2019
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Memories NEW
by: Anonymous

Timmy Wall was my friend..any Clovers still alive

Jul 10, 2019
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Memories NEW
by: Anonymous

Timmy Wall was my friend

Jun 23, 2019
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The Cottage NEW
by: Gerry

Hi, to answer the question The Cottage was where I went to Kindergarten in 1950, it was part of the Jones Estate, I went to Fairfield Ave (called Massapequa Ave back then) for 1st grade and then back to the Carriage House on the Jones Estate, they also had classes in the Big House. It was all torn down to build MHS, I lived around the corner on Cartwright and used to play in the construction of the HS for time it took to be built.

Jun 23, 2019
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To Doug
by: Gerry

Sorry Doug but I'm not on facebook.

Jun 11, 2019
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Looking for a Classmate from 1975 NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm looking for Jim Johnson Plainedge Class of 1975. I know this may sound silly but back in HS I was had a real crush on him but I never told him. I know it's been over 40 years now and I sure would like to reconnect. I know he went directly into the US Navy right out of High School as I went off to college. I never forgot him as he was always so friendly with me and was one the nicest guy. He must have had a big impact on me as I still think of him often. I remember him asking me out one time in H.S. but I regretable turned him down listening to my girl friends advise. I look back with regrets as my friend is now on her 3rd husband so in the end she wasn't too good of a judge of character. I had a nick name that very few knew me as but think he will know me for sure. Of course my hope he's available but I'm sure he is not. Any leads would be great.

Love,

Kiwi

May 24, 2019
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Hagans bar?
by: Anonymous

Does anyone remember a bar called hagans bar? Looking for anyone with information on William Nelson. Possibly a customer or maybe even bartender. Used to also possibly go by the nickname "willie Nelson"

Please comment and let me know

May 21, 2019
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Thanks, Catherine - The Wulf Family NEW
by: Rudiger

Thanks a lot for your investigations. By that I can move a step foreward.

May 21, 2019
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loss touch NEW
by: Anonymous

I love reading the posts I return to this page when ever it hits me to remember.
It was a great place to grow up! I can not remember a bad day. If not a perfect day I look back as character building shaping and molding. I guess a perfect place to grow up.

I do miss it all. I suck at remembering names of some people and places but I still have vivid images of them all.

Its a Shame more people and more generations did not have what we all had growing up there.

I can speak for 1965 to 1990, Atlantic Ave. I have fond memories for as long as I can think back. And the friends priceless.
Moved to FL 1990 still have not meet anyone who could hold a candle to my friends I grew up with Thank god for my Best friend my wife!

Brady Park do they do the festivals anymore?
Biking everywhere,5/10, Three streams, fishing, forts, sumps, the pit before the Mall was there, always something to do stickball, street hockey, soccer etc. Burns park, post park Is the painted mural still in the front windows of the seasons?
All American, Hot Rod burger king . Did I mention Friends even ones that were not close friends all good experiences .
Perfect

May 07, 2019
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Massapequa accent? NEW
by: Anonymous

Was doing some legal research and fell over this paragraph and I quote:

"a prospective plenary action brought by Defendants with the same set of facts and agreement as presented is highly discouraged, especially as it may warrant the imposition of attorneys’ fees. This court declines to so award at this stage in the litigation largely because of defense counsel’s good humor and Massapequa accent."

Here's the decision that was posted:

https://debanked.com/pdfs/SOSCapital-decision.pdf

May 06, 2019
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Joyce NEW
by: Louie

I am looking for a woman by the name of Joyce that would come into the bar Winks, about 1984-1985, when I was working there as a bartender with her boss after work. I also was her years later in the doctors office. Are you that Joyce?

May 06, 2019
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Thank you, Joyce NEW
by: Jeff from Iowa

Thank you for your recent response regarding Gerry Philbin's "Goal Post" restaurant / lounge. You note that, for awhile, that location was considered a part of Amityville before being changed to East Massapequa. Can you tell me what it was "considered" - either Amityville or East Massapequa - in 1971? Again ... thank you for the great info!

May 05, 2019
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The Wulf Family - Rudiger inquiry
by: Catherine

Hi! I love this website. Didn't live in Massapequa but go there frequently for tacos and burgers.

Rudiger was asking abt the Wulf family from 15 McKinley Dr/Rd in Massapequa. Looking for John Jr and his wife Gloria. Parents John HC Wulf and his wife (John Jr mother in law?) Elisabeth Wulf. Everybody was from Germany.

I have an ancestry.com membership so I entered the data and came up with this:

John H Wulf and Gloria Audrey Rydholm were married Jan 27 1945 (war romance?) in Brooklyn. Gloria lived as of 1949 at 244 Minot Ave in Lewiston; Auburn, Maine, and had a job as a Secretary. Gloria A Wulf eventually moved to Sumner, Washington State. Her address in 1995 was: 5025 E Parker D Rd, Sumner, WA 98390; she had a secondary address at: 20803 127th St E, Sumner, WA 98391.

Bear in mind: German immigrants were viewed with suspicion during WW1 and WW2. Inter-national communications that people normally have with close relatives was practically espionage back then.

There's an alternate spelling for this last name, Walf, that might be the same family: John Walf Jr is a child in the 1915 Census on Long Island in the Town of Hempstead (which is not far from Massapequa). His father was John Herman Christ Walf (born in Germany ca 1877; he had a brother Raymond); John's wife Elizabeth Walf was 31. They had 3 sons: Raymond (the eldest), Edward F, and little John.

John H C Wulf died in 1955. He was buried in Greenfield Cemetery in Uniondale on Long Island. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/46148456

The youngest son, John Wulf, born Nov 22 1914, in his later years moved to 13152 Skaneateles, Onondaga, NY. He died Sep 20 2009.

There is not much about their lives in Massapequa.

May 05, 2019
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Marjorie Post Park Forever NEW
by: Cindy

Spent my first 10 years (1961-1971) in Massapequa Park, with my mom and grandmother. Still have my Marjorie Post Park pool pass. It had a check in the right upper corner, which meant I needed to be accompanied by an adult. Just held my finger over it when going in. Loved the pools. Loved the ice skating rink. These memories of this park always make me smile (and cry, but you can't go back). Best place in the world.

Apr 22, 2019
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Keith NEW
by: Linwood Place

Please keep taking your meds.

Apr 22, 2019
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Saint NEW
by: Keith allen

I had good mystic events.I think good people.who really believe lived here, before 1960.But my family was violent.The Hermans across the street.very violent.very young parents.I Remember old trains.Jones beach was new.Holloweens where great.I was a few blocks from a elementary school.my 5 year old crush was Valery Johnston.across street.Laurie Herman beat me.Went after my mom.the mafia.gallo.worked at Rockefeller institute.i worked car wash for Joseph Gallo.

Apr 22, 2019
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Saint NEW
by: Keith allen

I lived in Massapequa park.about 1961 1964.Today im a saint.a real one!I go into holy ecstacys in Mary Immaculate Bellport ny.Met Jesus dec 9th 2016.HE TRANSFIGURED!My medical miracle is the hep c cure.given to Rockefeller institute( they robbed God.I Stopped poison gas attack on Grandcentral station.by holy visions.im on film on platform..my kindegarten teacher was miss kurtain or Curtain.I remember the drought of 1964.

Apr 16, 2019
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Shelley Drive NEW
by: Andy F.

We had good friends on Shelley Drive. Do you remember the Coopers?

Apr 15, 2019
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50's & 60's NEW
by: Anonymous

Went to Eastlake elementary. In 1962 everyone wanted the 5th grade teacher that would take the boys and fathers for a camping trip on the Appalachian Trail. Does anyone remember his name? Enjoyed the Massapequa Zoo where Frank Buck 'Bring them back Alive' had his collection. Monkey mountain, carousel & brass ring, drive-in movie theater where our father had us hide in the trunk. Spent a lot of time in the three streams before they 'improved' it with roads. Remember what we thought was a PT boat moored by the boat launch, understood that they took this to snowbird in Florida. Seem to remember that Jay and the Americans played at a 'This Magic Moment' dance held at Berner.

Apr 09, 2019
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Harbor Green Home Builders 1958
by: Anonymous

I live in Harbor Green. My home was built in 1958. Unfortunately lost many documents due to Hurricane Sandy. Can anyone tell me who the home builders - sellers of homes built on a Shelley Dr, between Riviera Dr E & Riviera Dr W. Any home design, advertisement, photo description of homes etc. would be greatly appreciated.




Apr 05, 2019
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Those who went to Birch Lane School NEW
by: Thomas Dean

in 1960 - and so graduated from high school in 1973 (but my own family moved to the Indiana/Michigan border in December 1963). If you had Miss Goodwin, Miss Illmansee (later Schreiker I believe) Mrs. Kollmer, Mrs. Harris as teachers - I'd love to hear your memories. We lived at Belvedere Drive in Massapequa Park.

Apr 05, 2019
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Serious question
by: Anonymous

I’ve enjoyed s trip down memory lane while reading but feel compelled to ask if anyone shares an unpleasant recollection of questionable behavior/sexual abuse by a CYO basketball coach from the late 70s or early 80s? My deceased brother who had a troubled life would occasionally reference it and there was an element of a group shower where boys were given shower caps? Any insight? Not looking for a name just anyone who might confirm a similar experience?

Apr 05, 2019
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Joyce NEW
by: Louie

I was working as a bartender at Winks and I am looking for a woman by the name of Joyce that I served drinks to at the bar Winks about 1984-1985, that came in with her boss after work. Are you that Joyce?

Apr 04, 2019
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To the person asking about the goal post
by: Joyce

Jerry P goal post was down off of What is now East Hamilton St which turned into Lincoln ave you went over the bridge and made a left onto Pirates Cove. You took that to the end and it was there at the end of the road. Three houses now stand crammed next to each other there. That’s where I grew up. At the time it was Amityville and then it was changed to East Massapequa. And remains that now. However the school district never changed. I had lived there till 1978 and just sold my moms house 2 years ago. It was a boat place first where they rented row boats out. Then became Pirates cove then Jerry’s then the wine gallery then it caught on fire then went to houses

Mar 12, 2019
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Ugh! NEW
by: Anonymous

Just like queens now. Complete chaos madness and stress. Awful!

Mar 12, 2019
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looking for Joyce NEW
by: Louie

I am looking for a woman by the name of Joyce that use to go to the bar Winks after work with her boss. Any information is helpful.

Feb 28, 2019
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Karen NEW
by: Jeff

So sorry to hear this. Thank you for sharing...

Feb 28, 2019
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Jeff NEW
by: Karen

Hi Jeff, unfortunately Tommy passed away almost 20 years ago! He was married, has 2 children and 2 grandchildren!He owned his own business and was making a life for himself! Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but I didn't want to ignore your post! Thanks for remembering my brother though and hope life is treating you well!

Feb 28, 2019
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Tommy NEW
by: Jeff

Wow...what a blast from the past! Tommy was one of the cool kids growing up. He used to hand out with me and Billy Dwyer on Jones Court. I would love to hear how he is doing? Married, kids, job?

Feb 28, 2019
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Hermann's NEW
by: Karen

Yes, my brother was Tommy! Also have a brother Kevin and a sister Denise!

Feb 28, 2019
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Brother? NEW
by: Karen

Was your brother Tommy? My brother is Eddie and a sister Joanne.

Feb 28, 2019
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Jeff NEW
by: Karen

I think we might have been in the same class! I had Mrs. Weiss from 73-74 year!! I was Karen Hermann and your name is very familiar!! Small world!! :)

Feb 27, 2019
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Mrs. Weiss NEW
by: Jeff Cootner

Hey Karen, I went to Unqua at the same time and also had Mrs. Weiss for 5th grade. Was I in your class?

Feb 26, 2019
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The Cottage
by: Anonymous

Anyone have more details on "The Cottage" kindergarten on the Jones estate, early 1950s? Would someone who subsequently went to Hawthorne have gone there ca 1951?

Feb 26, 2019
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Unqua NEW
by: Karen

I went to Unqua school in the mid 60's to early 70's and my 5th grade teacher was Mrs. Weiss! She always
"pealed" and ate grapefruits in class and to this day...in my late 50's I think of her every time I eat a grapefruit!! Great memories!!

Feb 26, 2019
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15 McKinley Dr., Massapequa
by: Rudiger

Hello,
I am from Germany and looking for relatives who lived from beginning of the 1950th onwards at 15 Mc. Kinley Rd.
Family Name was Wulf, John jr and his wife Gloria. Eventually and/or Johns parents lived there as well: John HC Wulf and Elisabeth Wulf. They migrated from Germany.
Would be grate if someone has any information.

Thanks

Feb 26, 2019
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H.p.shopping ctr. NEW
by: Bg

Last comment mistake not for Richie. For anonymous. Sorry

Feb 26, 2019
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H.P. Shopping Ctr. NEW
by: Bg

Richie, My e-mail, nmassapequa@gmail.com. You can laugh now.

Feb 26, 2019
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Richie NEW
by: Anonymous

I remember you!! How can I contact you off this site??

Feb 26, 2019
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H.P. Shopping Ctr. NEW
by: Bg

It was called Stan's coffee shop. A real nice guy. I saw him in the Ft.Lauderdale Fl.area in the mid 1990's. I worked next door at Lester's gift 5/10. H.P. pizza place Bernie was the owner. Also H.P. Movies. Good times.

Feb 26, 2019
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Richie??? NEW
by: Anonymous

Richie, didn’t you hang out at the Holiday Park Shopping Center?? At the coffee shop there??

Feb 25, 2019
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Memories
by: Bob Stuart BHS ‘67

I always wondered why the area south of Merrick Rd. had trees & canals but we on the other side "In the Park" got sumps? What was the purpose of the sumps, anyway?

My timeline was East Lake, McKenna & then BHS. Wonderful memories including:

Hunting big game in 3 Streams with our sling slots & armed with a satchel full of marbles;

Playing softball in Mays’ Parking Lot under the lights;

Feeling like we owned the whole town on our bikes;

Finding & making our own fun including touch football games on Charles Avenue (without planned "Play Dates");

My mother volunteering to my taking a young lady to her Junior Prom in enemy territory (MHS). "Oh,the horror!";

Making the best friends in the workd (some of whom I have had for nearly 60 yrs.) and with whom there is NEVER a lapse in our conversations. We still laugh our asses off each & every time we get together.

The world has gotten too complicated and every time I think about growing up in Massapequa Park when I did, I just smile and thank my folks. It was a magical time and I’m grateful.


Feb 25, 2019
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Doug Brandt NEW
by: Jeff

I knew Doug Brandt in Harbour Green , played basketball with Dave and Eric

Feb 20, 2019
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Gerry NEW
by: Doug Brandt

Maybe we know some of the same people In on facebook

Feb 20, 2019
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Pt Boat NEW
by: Richie

I remember the pt boat being on the canel that leads to Burns park. We used to launch our boat from there and fish in that canal to the bay in mid 60s. We had a 14 foot boat and would troll down the canal with silver lures and catch snappers. We thought we were like great fisherman fishing for swordfish or something like that. Great memories

Feb 20, 2019
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To Doug
by: Gerry

I too graduated MHS in 1963, went to Birch Lane, Parkside, McKenna and MHS but I started Kindergarten in 1950 at The Cottage on the Jones Estate before the high school was built there.
Many memories Monkey Mountain, Lords Bakery, the candy store which must have had a real name but we just called it that, going to Tobay beach all summer, even a beach club called The Alhambra at the end of the road, Dick and Dora's great pizza, as well as 25cent slice at Bar Harbor Shopping Center. My parents moved there in 1949, not much was there then but boy did it grow, I lived around the block from the MHS, I could hear the late bell from my house, they moved when I was a Jr. in college, so never really got back there much.

Feb 17, 2019
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Log Cabin NEW
by: Maggie

We lived at 122 Grand Boulevard and have many good memories growing up in Massapequa Park wouldn't have changed a thing. Does anyone remember the Light Cabin on the corner of Grand Boulevard and Connecticut Ave? I heard it burned down. We always thought it was the coolest thing. Our neighbors were the Sharkey's across the street. I used to play a lot with their boys, Tommy and Donnie. They lived across the street along with Mrs Rickson, Old Man Kaiser, the Porter's my Brothers hung out with Dawn and Chris,the Kaufman's next door they had 4 children, Butchie, Glen, Larry and Sharon. I used to play with Sharon and Larry same age as me and they were twins. I still keep in contact with Sharon. I went to East Lake Elementary. I had really good teachers except for first grade Mrs Tobias. She was witch and should have never been teaching little ones. I remember over the summer they had Sumner school at Eastlake Elementary. I couldn't wait to go the had in the auditorium, penny arcade, we did arts and crafts and learned baton twirling. It was really fun and I have such good memories of it. It lasted for a few weeks. Then we used to take off on our bikes go to the Seven Eleven get candy and slurpees and go fishing at the park, visit the sump get some frogs and have races. Boy what these kids are missing out on today. Wouldn't trade it for the world.

Feb 16, 2019
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The Great old days NEW
by: Usclegend

Graduated from Berner in '64, got a say this magical place called Massapequa was the place to grow up.
I wouldn't trade my childhood for anything. We walked everywhere
Played Football, Wrestled Lacrosse, our *gang* was made up of a bunch of great teenagers who respected each other and played together as one.I miss those days

Feb 16, 2019
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Graduated 63
by: Doug

Went to BirchLane,Parkside and MHS,graduated in 63.Lived in Harbour Green. Best place to grow up.Spent most of my time playing basketball,football and fishing.Have not been back in many years,remember slice and coke in Bar Harbour 25 cents,All American JonesBeach,OBI.Great times

Feb 16, 2019
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Graduated 63
by: Doug

Went to BirchLane,Parkside and MHS,graduated in 63.Lived in Harbour Green. Best place to grow up.Spent most of my time playing basketball,football and fishing.Have not been back in many years,remember slice and coke in Bar Harbour 25 cents,All American JonesBeach,OBI.Great times

Feb 11, 2019
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PT Boat at the South Seas Yacht Club
by: John Agurkis

The boat you are talking about was not a PT Boat. I believe it was a air sea rescue boat. The boat was behind a house in Massapequa for years. I mentioned this to my employer at the time. He bought the boat and moved it to the yacht club. I worked on the engines trying to get the boat running. The boat sat there until it burned.

Feb 05, 2019
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Queens Ave, Plainedge NEW
by: Bg

Did you mean Queens Ave.

Feb 05, 2019
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No charm! NEW
by: Anonymous

Queens!

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Massapequa Great Memories NEW
by: Anonymous

We moved to Massapequa in 1954, and our first house was in Biltmore Shores and I attended Fairfield School for part of 6th Grade and was transfered to the brand new Birch Lane School and our class was the first 6th Grade to graduate there. Miss Young was the Principal and Coach Egra was our phys ed instructor, I had Mrs Cutler that year. We then were bused up to Parkside for Junior HIgh 7-8 th grade. Had some tough teachers there but they were all good and fair. We thne went yto Hassapequa High from 1958-1962, what great times, was lucky to have Alex Baldwin for world history and then Floyd Kenyon for Ameircan History. I I lived in Harbour Green from 1961-1969, down by the water and the summers were always great. fishing in the Great South Bay, claming at low tide to earn gas money, driving over to Jones Beach , yes American Hamburgers was there, Carvel next door, Dick and Doras over in Alhambra section. We all made excuses go go to the library downtown to go by Kirschs's. does anyone revcall teh Farmers Market on the corner of Hicksville Road and Merick Road that burned down and teh scandal that came from that?
It was different time and place but waht a great place to grow up!

Jan 21, 2019
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SILVER KEY
by: Anonymous

I went to Massapequa H.S. 62-65 does anyone remember the jr teen club (no alcohol) on Merrick rd next to the H.S. the Silver Key

Jan 20, 2019
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Still a great town
by: Anonymous

My son lives on Philadelphia Avenue since 1997. Park Boulevard is still a great little town. Tree lighting every year at the train Station, 4th of July parade. Still a quaint town. All American Burger still around on Merrick Road, and Peter Kong’s office on Park Boulevard. I think most people who
Lived there 40 or 50 years ago would still think
It is great. And I think the bar at the railroad station, Gannon’s, has been there a long time.

Jan 13, 2019
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by: Anonymous

I grew up on Grand Boulevard as well, between Euclid and Massachusetts, a short distance from East Lake Elementary School. I have so many memories from that time. My sister Eileen was 7 years older and my sister Diane 5 years younger. My very first friends on the block were Linda and Tommy, and there was a Richard too. They were my age, and my little sister had her friends Karen and David down the block from us and Kathy who lived across the street. My older sister had her friends too, though since she was older they lived further away, some who lived near Massapequa High School. I particularly remember the 3 streams and the Pit (I think that became the Mall). I remember the Massapequa Zoo and the drive in, and playing on the swings before the movie started; my sister and I in our pajamas because usually we would fall asleep. I remember selling girl scout cookies door to door (the kids don't do that today). I remember going to the grocery store in town with my mom and she would always give me a dime to put in the Coca Cola dispenser. When I was a teen I took guitar lessons from a man who lived around the block. I didn't learn much, but I did have a crush on my teacher. I remember singing in the children's choir at Our Lady of Lourdes. I loved signing in the choir.I graduated from Berner High School in 1968. I lived on Long Island for 54 years, moving with my husband to Pennsylvania in 2004. I love it here, but the culture is very different. I love the farms and mountains too, but it cannot compare to my love for the place where I grew up or my love for good friends I will never forget. Fortunately, I still have family on Long Island and get to visit now and again. I grant you it's different and more crowded than it was back in the 50's and 60's, but it is still home to me, and more than anything I think it's also the time we grew up. Things were much simpler back when we were kids.

Jan 12, 2019
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BAR BURNT DOWN .....WINKS
by: Anonymous

DOES ANYONE KNON WHAT YEAR WINKS IN MASSAPEQUA ON BROADWAY BURNT DOWN. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IT IS VERY IMPORTANT.....

Jan 12, 2019
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BAR BURNT DOWN .....WINKS NEW
by: Anonymous

DOES ANYONE KNON WHAT YEAR WINKS IN MASSAPEQUA ON BROADWAY BURNT DOWN. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IT IS VERY IMPORTANT.....

Jan 10, 2019
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Sad NEW
by: Betsy Knapp Finley

I’m so sad. I lived in Massapequa Park from 1954- 1968 on McKinley Street. Most of the people on here lived there after I left so I can’t relate to the bars or the other things that came after I left (of course my dad would have disowned me if I went to a bar). I remember things like the scary shoemaker, the pet shop, Bohacks, Dilberts, Berman’s, the 5 and 10 cent store, the smell of Sam’s barber shop when Sam and Tony cut my dad’s hair and gave my brothers crew cuts, when we were given tempra paint and we were allowed to paint the storekeeper’s doors (with permission) for Halloween. They were all judged by unanimous people. Of course we all won something. I think it was a certificate. I always did Sam’s barbershop.

I used to walk my dad to the train station in the summer and on the way back, I’d play with the little girl at the Italian bakery. We’d play with the grasshoppers in the back of the bakery and the stray kittens wandering around. Her mom gave us some really good stuff. Of course I never told mom. I just ate breakfast even though I was full of Italian bakery food.

I played in the woods where now stands a funeral home, got nickle candy from Fay’s Candy shop which is now a florist.

We caught carp at the reservoir.

That’s the Massapequa Park of my time.

That’s the Massapequa Park I remember.

Those were the innocent days I remember.

Jan 10, 2019
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North Mass.. NEW
by: Anonymous

Bobby, some of my best memories included Stan’s Coffee Shop. Great bunch of friends there. The dynamics began to change some as outsiders started to filter into the group around the 70’s along with their own troubles. Still was a great place though! Can still remember the police with their night sticks! Lol

Jan 10, 2019
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Winks NEW
by: Anonymous

Can someone please tell me when the bar Winks on Broadway burnt down?
Thank you

Jan 06, 2019
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Jerry Phipin goal post inn NEW
by: Anonymous

I don't remember the street address of the restaurant. I grew up across the river from it.I still boat on the great South Bay and pass the property where it was.There are 2 houses built on the Iand that was once was the goal post.Nice memory

Jan 02, 2019
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I loved Massapequa Park NEW
by: Vinnie Dequeiroz

I lived in Massapequa Park from 1969 to 1990, loved everything about it.. All American, town, hot rod burger king, the woods, the forts we built there..
Just a great time living in Mass Park during the 70's..
No place like it..

Dec 27, 2018
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Gerry Philbin's Goal Post
by: Jeff from Iowa

Hey, all … is there anyone here who might be able to provide the exact address where Gerry Philbin's Goal Post once stood? Read in some other comments that the lounge no longer stands and has been replaced by housing. Any help would be very much appreciated! Thank you!

Dec 26, 2018
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Growing up in The North End
by: Bobby Hepburn

I grew up in what we called THE ITALIAN North End even though there were plenty of us Irish/Scottish kids there too! I graduated from Plainedge (Where all the COOL kids went) and LOVED growing up in North Massapequa. I played in the BROADWAY SOFTBALL LEAGUE and frequented the many bars along Broadway. The Sand Trap, The Eagles Nest, The Bourbon Barrel, The Village Pub, The Little Lounge, Freckles, and many more. I was NOT a big drinker but most fun on Friday night was at THE CASA MARIA, and other local Italian places. I hung out at Holiday Park on Jerusalem Ave. and Hicksville Rd. and was a PROUD "HOLIDAY PARK BOY". I played softball for Bernie's Luncheonette and still have my Softball Shirt from when I was 16 to this day. I also played for THE PENNY WHISTLE at Calvert Manor Shopping Center. Got my FIRST LEGAL drink at "THE TIGER'S TAIL." When I visit back each year for THE ITALIAN FEAST ON BROADWAY, I still hook up with my OLD Softball team members and some guys I hung out with. It also ALWAYS includes a trip to "ALL AMERICAN". Massapequa will always be in my heart.

Dec 21, 2018
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Miss Massapequa NEW
by: Chris

Growing in Massapequa during the 60's and 70's was a real American experience where you knew everyone on your block and your parents knew all friends parents. Fun times of playing in the streets until the lights came on, riding our bikes to Jones beach, Florence beach, All American, life couldn't been any sweeter.

Dec 20, 2018
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Old Days at 231 Park Lane in Massapequa
by: Linda Petersen Patrissi

Loved reading the last comment. It sparked memories in my mind of even the basic washline in the backyard. My Mom could spend hours talking to her neighbors while she twirled the wash line and filled it with daily laundry (NO DRYER!). We,too, had many children on the block.Mom stayed home and fed everyone!We danced on picnic table benches using my portable record player to provide the music, we started an arts and crafts club in the summer for younger children for only$1.00 for the whole summer and had turtle races up the driveway.When the pool went up everyone had a swimming hole with the tiniest filter that broke down every other day! In autumn, we rolled up the pool and replaced it with an ice skating rink.Please contact me if you,too,remember me. Mom and Dad have passed on but the memories of them and our home will remain in my mind and my heart forever.

Dec 20, 2018
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Kids NEW
by: Anonymous

On my block there were at least 3 or more kids per house back in the 50's. Its seems that everybody also had a dog. All the moms back then, very few worked, would watch out for whose ever kid was around your house. There were some weeks when I ate lunch at a 5 different houses, then the next week everyone was at mine. Back then it was very common for moms to be borrowing a cup of sugar or a couple of eggs or a pint of milk, or whatever was needed to complete a recipe for whatever they might be baking. Most families had only one car and that our fathers took to work each day, so there was no quick dashing down to the market for supplies. Sure enough when our parents next went grocery shopping they would always repay the milk, eggs or sugar.
I remember very well when ever out black and white TV set wasn't working, my father would take out all the bulbs in the back of the set and we would go down to the Rexall drugstore down near the train station in the Mass.Park and he would plug each one in to the test strip to see which one was no longer any good. They had the new ones right there underneath the cabinet and back we would go and plug them all in and everything was back to normal. Our choices of stations compared to today very limited but there was always something on for us to look forward to and enjoy. As I recall we had channels 2,4,5,7,11 and 13 and every house had an antenna strapped to their chimney or the highest point on their house all pointing to the city. I wouldn't have wanted to grow up any place else. I moved from Massapequa and off Long Island 48 years ago but the memories of the fun I had back then are still so vivid in my mind. I see my grandchildren growing up in New Jersey and Connecticut in such a different world and wonder if they will look back at their childhood in as positive a light as I think most of us who lived in that time period do.

Dec 20, 2018
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Looking for a friend NEW
by: Anonymous

I moved to Massapequa when I was about 4-5 years old circa 1957. I remember walking (alone!) to the house next door looking for a playmate. No luck there, so I went to the next house. No luck there either. Finally, at the fourth house, I found her. We became best friends. Can't remember her name now, maybe Gigi?

Dec 20, 2018
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Massapequa NEW
by: Anonymous

It was a great place to grow up. There must have been 20 kids in the neighborhood that would be outside playing all day. These days you just don't see it with all the organized sports and all. Great memories growing up in Massapequa.

Dec 20, 2018
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Jeff NEW
by: Anonymous

You must have lived on my block...Jones Court

Dec 20, 2018
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Massapequa NEW
by: Anonymous

Great place to grow up. There must have been 20 kids in the neighborhood that would be outside playing all day. You just don't see it anymore these days. Great memories from growing up in Massapequa.

Nov 30, 2018
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I wouldn't Raise My Kids There NEW
by: Linwood Place

When I was a kid I thanked my lucky stars I was raised in Massapequa and not Amityville. Amityville had blacks...shudder...albeit almost 10% (we figuared it was close to 90%).

I grew up with a lot of racists and even to this day Massapeuqa only has 0.17% African Americans.


I met my first black friend at Nassau Community College. I wouldn't want my kids to miss out on how diversified the real world was.

Nov 28, 2018
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Whites NEW
by: Anonymous

I worked at Whites 1971 to 1973 in the men's department. Part time while I was in high school. I remember Steve the crazy manager also met the love of my life working in that department. But unfortunately broke up four years later. It was great times

Nov 06, 2018
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A long time gone . . . NEW
by: Grassy Knolls

It has been close to 50 years since I left Massapequa Park. I lived on Grand Blvd., on the same block as Hall of Famers, Steven Federman and Jim Amen, both of whom were older guys. Mitchell Lemelbaum (gone now), Dennis Dunning, The Timpanelli brothers, Paul and Joey (gone), Jimmy and Tommy Dennis, Tom Wishart, Larry Becker and all of them had at least two sister. I remember the streets being a virtual sea of kids. 50 and 60 to a block and a hundred blocks.
I remember The Pit and especially hanging out on the Grassy Knoll with The Slobs et al and John Cox, Dan Kane. El Stumpo and that swing, the Old Cove with a pile of rusting beer cans, the New Cove - close to Park Lane.

Oct 29, 2018
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JA: Sonic booms NEW
by: Andy F.

I forgot about that. Though we lived south of Sunrise, there was always the din of jet engines spooling up as they prepared to take off or were being tested at Republic in Farmingdale. I also remember large lumbering "Flying Boxcars" lazily flying up in the skies over Long Island. I don't know where they were going or what they were hauling but there was always one around.

Oct 29, 2018
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Grumman NEW
by: JA

I remember in the late 60's the regular sonic booms in Massapequa. AWACs type and other jet aircraft would fly over our house in and out of Grumman. And there was a big farm on Hicksville Rd and Jerusalem Ave, may have had several green-houses, became a Waldbaums.

Oct 27, 2018
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Bar across from park station. NEW
by: Anonymous

Opposite the Massapequa Park station in the 70's there was a bar called Solomon Grundies.

Oct 26, 2018
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bar near train station in 1980s NEW
by: Ellen

I'm thinking it was on the east end of that strip where Gannon's is....where Johhny McGoreys is now?

Oct 26, 2018
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Bars and Stations NEW
by: Andy F.

If the station being referred to is the Massapequa Park station yes, Gannon's is the bar (and its still there).
If the station is the Massapequa station the bar would be the Station Cafe or Porky's Pub.

Oct 26, 2018
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Bar near train station NEW
by: Karen

If I'm thinking of the right bar it was called Gannon's!

Oct 26, 2018
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bar near train station 1980 NEW
by: Ellen

Anyone remember the bar/club that was by the
massapequa train station in the early 80's? It faced the elevated train tracks and the parking underneath...

Oct 26, 2018
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bar near train station 1980 NEW
by: Ellen

Anyone remember the bar/club that was by the
massapequa train station in the early 80's? It faced the elevated train tracks and the parking underneath...

Oct 26, 2018
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Farm In North Massapequa NEW
by: Donna

Does anyone remember the farm in North Massapequa. An old man lived there and raised chickens. We always referred to it as Yankees Farm, and it was demolished in the late 60's.

Oct 15, 2018
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Wine Gallery NEW
by: Anonymous

My wife and I could not find a place for our wedding. Huntington Town House, Theresa's, etc. were all booked. We had a short time because I was moving for a job. We went to the Wine Gallery and talked the manager into doing our wedding. Told him, this would be a lot of business for a late Sunday afternoon. He agreed and we were the first wedding to be held there. It was great.

Oct 09, 2018
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White's Dept. Store - Massapequa NEW
by: Richard

My mother, Mary Ann Evento used to work at White's Dept. store in the late 60's. She often talks about Berner HS and how wonderful it was growing up in Massapequa with a large family.
rrrpeterson@hotmail.com

Oct 02, 2018
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Traffic and congestion NEW
by: Andy F

Something all of us notice is the increased traffic and overall condensed population these days. Its not just in our beloved Massapequa though, its everywhere on LI. The trade off for those who can overlook these changes is the incredible access to almost any aspect of cultural enrichment that you can imagine. Gone is the requirement to have to trudge into the city for entertainment, shopping, the arts, and that all important access to world class health care.

Oct 02, 2018
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Queens NEW
by: Anonymous

Total stress. Chaos and madness. Everyone running around like loons. Completely overcrowded. Merrick rd is nuts. No quality of life.

Sep 28, 2018
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wine gallery NEW
by: Anonymous

ha! I loved the wine gallery. used to go underage with my boyfriend in high school in the 80s and felt like a grownup on the couches !!! I know someone who lives on the old lot now called pirates cove. no bridge anymore. anyone remember wine barrel?? was that in amityville..babylon...

Sep 28, 2018
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Island restaurant NEW
by: AnonymousDave

The restaurant was Gerry Philbin’s "Goal Post". Gerry played for the NY Jets.

Sep 23, 2018
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Re: The Wine Gallery NEW
by: Ken

There's a house on the old restaurant property. It sits back from the street a bit and is just before making a left onto Pirate's Cove

Sep 17, 2018
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Wine Gallery Restaurant NEW
by: Anonymous

Just wondering what ever happened to this restaurant. Had to drive over a small wooden bridge to get to parking lot.

Sep 10, 2018
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Massapequa Park! NEW
by: Ed Yazijian

I just found this site. What great memories. I lived in MP from 1955-1967 at 92 First Ave. My neighbors were the Gennarios, Fields (they owned a tree nursery next to our house), the Meislohns, Kissingers, Keelers, Widmans, and many others too numerous to mention. The Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan and her brother Jimmy were our neighbors too--their parents were friends of my parents from their Brooklyn days. Not many people know this, but Warhol superstar Candy Darling lived across the street from us at 79 First Ave. Those of you who lived in the neighborhood would know Candy as Jimmy Slattery. She might have been the first transgender movie star in history. I went to Hawthorn Elementary and had Mrs Curtin in Kindergarten, Miss Rice was my music teacher. She had us listen to a lot of great music--some of it was pretty avant garde--like John Cage and Milton Babbitt. She instilled a great love in me of all kinds of music to this day. My 4th grade teacher Miss Burke taught us all how to play harmonica. She was my absolute favorite teacher--she later became the first woman executive of Seagrams (I think) and now lives in California. I still stay in touch. The Sealys were our gym teachers. Massapequa Park was a great place to grow up back then. We moved to Connecticut in 1967 and it was probably the worst decision my father ever made. I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for our Massapequa Park neighborhood and its people. We never locked our doors and everyone looked out for one another. That meant too that we kids got heck from anyone on the neighborhood who caught us doing anything wrong. I've lived all over the world, but I never saw a neighborhood where everyone seemed to get along so well. Well, I was just a kid then, but that's how I experienced it.

Aug 27, 2018
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Whites NEW
by: Linwood Place whites

My friends and I used to shoplift from Whites as kids. Despite having a guard at every exit who inspected departing customer's purchases, we would take whatever we wanted and go to the garden section. There was a space between the chain link fence and the building where you could drop items outside the building....walk right past the garden dept guard...and retrieve the item off the ground free and clear. I hate to think we may have been partly responsible for Whites closing down.

Aug 26, 2018
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Whites NEW
by: Rich B

I worked at Whites in the eye glass dept. I was in co op in Berner Mr Stafords class. 1968-9

Aug 22, 2018
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Working at Whites NEW
by: Anonymous

How many of us worked at whites for our first job.
Please write if you worked at Whites. I worked in the pet dept, then receiving, paints, garden and hardware. The years were from 68-7.
Names I recall: Andy Passman was a supervisor. He married a woman who worked there Claudia. Stu Katz in paints-who is a doctor now in
Massapequa. Richie Mckenna was the summer manager of receiving.
Some nut named jeff who was manager of garden one summer. That summer made me glad I was in college.
looking forward to memories-Dennis


Aug 22, 2018
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Pequa NEW
by: Anonymous

I miss the bunery pub that used to be on park blvd. pitchers of beer burger and fries .

Aug 22, 2018
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Hometown Visit NEW
by: Anonymous

Was back in Massapequa last week, first time in about 5 years. Lots of changes but glad to see places you counted on as a kid are still there. Went to All American for lunch and Carmellos for dinner and Krisches for dessert one day. My parents still live in the house I grew up in and my room is exactly the way I left it when I went off to the Army. There's still an old St Pauli Girl Beer poster hanging in there. The model is probably collecting social security now but she's timeless in Massapequa. Enjoyed driving past Birch Lane and MHS and even caught up with a couple old friends that are still in the area. Took a boat ride in the bay and marveled at all the remodeled houses and how much bigger the boats are now. A big difference from our old Boston Whalers with smokey 2 stroke motors and sunfish sailboats. I feel like that airplane from California was more than a ride, it was a time machine.

Aug 15, 2018
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Andy F. NEW
by: Anonymous

Beth L. THANK YOU for stating what is probably an unpopular assessment related to All-American. I agree that chunks of grizzle in the hamburgers, the oil spots on the bag from the oil impregnated fries, is an indication this place is not serving good food. These aren't new observations; they are as old as the establishment. I too think its more about nostalgia around the property and signage than it is the quality of the food.

Aug 14, 2018
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Micky Rooney's Weenie World NEW
by: Anonymous

Does anyone remember what the building that Micky Rooney's Weenie World was built for? It was built to look like a space ship.

Aug 14, 2018
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All American no thanks NEW
by: Beth L

never understood the hype. Its not good at all. Worst hot dog i have ever had and the burger was nothing special. I think people just like the nostalgia. Ill pass. BUT i used to love Mickey Rooney's Weenie World right outside the Sunrise Mall. Then it became Blimpie and Empress Bagels too for a bit.

Aug 04, 2018
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CB radio in Massapequa Park NEW
by: Richie

Any CBer's looking at this forum. I was KOD3584 in the 1960s 70s. Now a ham.

Aug 04, 2018
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Big Bow Wow NEW
by: Anonymous

Anyone have pictures of the Big Bow Wow Sunrise Hwy. I worked there in the 60s.

Jul 17, 2018
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SUMP NEW
by: Chris

Hi Maggie, I lived between Euclid and Massachusetts. Our next door neighbors were the Santangelo's, they lived on the corner, and on the other side were the Tangney's. Across the street were Dietzel's and Gabrois. I graduated in 1968, and my sister Diane in 1973. My maiden name was Curry.

You are probably younger than I am. 🙄

Jul 16, 2018
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Re: Sump NEW
by: Maggie

Hey Chris, it was near East Lake like 2-3 blocks away. Where did you live on Grand Boulevard? We lived next door to Kauffman's. My Brothers are George and Wendell. Your not Chris Porter are you?

Jul 16, 2018
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Charles Ave. NEW
by: Chris

I also grew up on Grand Boulevard. I remember the sump. Wasn't it across the street from East Lake? I remember the book mobile always parked there too.

Jul 15, 2018
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Carol S. Charles Ave NEW
by: Maggie

Hey Carol we lived at 122 Grand Blvd Massapequa Park. Funny how you brought up about the Sump. I live in Florida too. My parents moved here when I was only 10. Used to go to the Sump every summer with my Brothers on our bikes with their friends to catch frogs. We would put them in shoe boxes with holes in them have relay races with them and then let them go. Every time I tell someone down here about the Sump they have no clue as to what I'm talking about. Woolworths was one of my favorite stores to go to with my mom because they a large selection of dolls in there for girls and would buy me one for helping her with the cleaning. Wonderful memories. I live on the West Coast of Florida. Have been here since 1973 and the last time I was back to Massapequa Park was 1985 so it's been many years. Miss Zornes, Chicken Delight, the fantastic German Delis and the wonderful bakeries. I don't miss the ice and snow though lol.

Jul 15, 2018
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Reunion NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm looking forward to this!

Jul 14, 2018
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Berner HS class of 78 / 40 year reunion NEW
by: Meg Tuohey McCaffrey

Anyone on here graduate in ‘78 or know of anyone who did? If so; please pass on this info. We are putting together a very informal reunion August 11 at noon at the BBQ grills by the tennis courts at Marjorie Post Park (Unqua Road). Bring your own everything. Pass it on! Thanks!

Jul 13, 2018
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Pequa Theater NEW
by: Anonymous

Loved Pequa Theater! We used to go every week to Midnight Madness for the showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show! It was a bit weird to see people you knew in full costume for the show and do not forget to bring your rice, water pistols, toilet paper, etc.!

Jul 13, 2018
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Massapequa NEW
by: Anonymous

Ok what about the infinity dealer on sunrise hwy? Remember that used to be a movie theater. I remember when jaws was playing there. Come on man!

Jul 11, 2018
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Response to Karen's 5/13/18 Post NEW
by: Jill K - MHS Class of '70

We listened to the same song in gym at Raymond J. Lockhart. It was Chicken Fat and it was sung by Robert Preston. It is on YouTube and just try doing it now at our age - lol

Jul 10, 2018
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Queens NEW
by: Anonymous

You would be shocked if you came back here after being away for awhile.,just like queens now. Totally congested and packed with total stress and mass confusion. Chaos!

Jun 19, 2018
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looking for old friend
by: Barry

On the last post is it from Carol Strutt ?

Jun 19, 2018
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Charles Ave
by: Carol S.

I loved living in Massapequa Park. I lived there from 1959 till 1973. I spent a couple of hours reading all the posts about our town. I would love to hear from some of the people I hung around with. I lived next to what we called the Sump on Charles
Ave. I lived next to the Interrantes, and the Stankards. I've always wondered where Leslie Conti, and Joyce Stark ended up. I can remember walking to Carmen's Road School, it was less than a mile but I guess because I was so young it felt like miles. I have very fond memories of Long Fulls, Woolworths and Inter County shopping center. I moved to Greenlawn, near Huntington in 73. Now I live in Central Florida. It was wonderful to go down memory lane.

May 21, 2018
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Best few hours ever....
by: Kevin S

Stumbled into this site at 6am, it's 10 am now. Best four hour I've spent reading in quite a while, thank you all for the memories.
And you are all right, it was a great place to grow up.
Schools as I remember:
Maria Regina
Lockhart
St Anthony's
Massapequa HS
1969

Rhode Island Ave

May 19, 2018
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NC Police Academy
by: Anonymous

The Police Academy is NOT in McKenna Junior High School. It is in Hawthorne Elementary School which is next to McKenna. McKenna is now an elementary school.

May 19, 2018
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McKenna HS is the Nassau County Police Academy
by: Anonymous

The Nassau County Police academy has been at McKenna School for a number of years now

May 16, 2018
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Charlie
by: Jackie Kohnken

Is that you, Mr: Daimler? Are you interested in attending? Love to see those blonde good looks!

May 13, 2018
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Re: Charlie D.
by: Anonymous

Thank you!

May 13, 2018
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Jackie looking for some folks
by: Anonymous

Can't help you with most of those folks but I know that Charlie is down in Virginia.

May 13, 2018
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Unqua in the 60's
by: Karen

Does anyone remember the "Chicken Fat" song we used to exercise to in elementary school?? I thought of it today and can remember most of the lyrics...I was in 1st grade in '68 at Unqua!!

Apr 26, 2018
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Looking for Class of 1968 Seton Hall
by: Jackie

Hi, we're looking for Massapequa members of the 1968 graduating class of 1968 - Charlie Daimler, Louanne Marchand, Christine DeLuca, Doug English - will arch this space for replies or email me: jbeh@aol.com - Jackie Kohnken. Thanks in advance!

Apr 16, 2018
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The Big Bow Wow
by: Chris Y

Oh my goodness. Do I remember the Big Bow Wow. Because it was so close to Berner, my friends and I always went there. My husband and I were just talking about the Big Bow Wow the other day and Whites department store.

Apr 16, 2018
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the big bow wow
by: Anonymous

any pictures of big wow in front mays/

Apr 12, 2018
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Mole Annex
by: Chris Y

Hi Andy F. I just realized you said you graduated from MHS. So that reunion wouldn't be yours. I didn't know any of the kids who went to MHS. I have a vague memory of someone I knew, but cannot remember his name. I only know he was nice. You mention Uncle Sam. Both my cousins won that lottery too. Thankfully they both came home. My cousin Ted wrote his memoirs about his time serving in Viet Nam. I'm 3/4 of the way through it.

Apr 12, 2018
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Mole Annex
by: Chris Y

Hi Andy, Wasn't it a great 4 years at Berner. You know they are having a 50th Reunion for our class in September.

Apr 12, 2018
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Mole Annex through Graduation
by: Andy F

Chris Y.
Yes me too. My parents moved to Massapequa Park in 1955 and I went to Mole Annex first and then Unqua once it was completed, then on to Berner, and finally MHS where I too graduated in 1968. Uncle Sam had plans for me after that. I think the Draft Lottery was the only lottery I have ever won :)

Apr 11, 2018
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K - 3 at Hawthorne ‘58 - ‘61
by: Bob

I went to Hawthorne, lived on Smith St, right across from the school.

Apr 11, 2018
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Mole Annex, Hawthorne
by: Anonymous

Anyone here who attended Mole Annex, then Hawthorne, in the early/mid-50s? Asking on behalf of my partner. He lived on Monroe til '56 or '57, then moved to Babylon, then Freeport. I'm enjoying kibitzing!

Apr 11, 2018
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Nassau Shores 1970's
by: Anonymous

Anybody out there from Berner class of 1973 or McKenna Jr HS Class of 1969.Looking for Janice Forman if anybody has a where abouts

Apr 11, 2018
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Mole Annex
by: Chris Y

Andy F, I too remember going to Mole Annex. All I remembered was the name. I don't remember the school. I was there in 1955. We had just moved to Massapequa Park. I only went there for a little while before East Lake was completed. I spent the rest of Kindergarten through 6th grade there and then on to McKenna and then Berner. I graduated in 1968.

Apr 10, 2018
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Anyone from Belvedere Drive or Birch Lane School?
by: Anonymous

I'd love to be in touch - my family moved in December 1963 - when I was in third grade. I've fond memories of the teachers, of Miss Young, the principal -and of those neighbors on Belvedere Drive. Anyone out there with those experiences? Thanks. Tom Dean

Apr 10, 2018
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Not like Queens
by: Anonymous

Someone is cranky in there old age. Massapequa is still beautiful.

Apr 10, 2018
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Ugh
by: Anonymous

Just like queens now. Awful.

Apr 06, 2018
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help me find gym teacher James Patrick Morris
by: cindy austen

He was w gym teacher in the massapequa area in 1954 and 1955 I would think he has past on by now. But I must contact his family The my have medical
answers I need . Please help me cindyausten @aol.com

Apr 05, 2018
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Love it!
by: Donna Bartlett

I remembered a couple of other schools that I went to: East Lake for kindergaerten, 1962-63; Maplewood School, 1963/64; then Unqua from 2nd grade through 5th grade. Had my family stayed in Massapequa, I would have been part of the Berner High class of 75. Anyone else remember any of these teachers? I forgot Miss Elliot, gym teacher, (didn't like her). I had Miss Hoyt grade 2, 1964/65; Mrs. Pompa grade 3 65/66; Miss Bard 4th grade, 66/67; and Mrs. Weiss, 5th grade 67/68. as I mentioned before, I grew up on West Shore Drive, Stephanie Sollecito and Ellen Larkin were close friends and neighbors of mine. I have only great memories of Massapequa and come back to the area to visit family and friends every summer. Love it!!

Apr 04, 2018
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Anyone have Miss Illmansee, Mrs. Goodwin, Mrs. Kollmer, Mrs. Harris?
by: Anonymous

I've not yet seen any comment that seems to bear on my years in Massapequa Park going to Birch Lane School - 1960-1963. I lived on Belvedere Drive.
Hope there's someone.

Apr 04, 2018
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Love Massapequa
by: Donna Bartlett

Hi! I lived in Massapequa until June of 1968. I went to Unqua School. Grade 2, 1963/64 school year had Miss Hoyt, 3rd grade had Mrs. Pompa - loved her!, 4th grade had Miss Bard, loved her too! and 5th grade Mrs. Weiss, ditto!. Loved all my teachers except Miss Hoyt, wasn't a huge fan. I lived on West Shore Drive. Ellen Larkin and Stephanie Sollecito were my best friends. I loved the pizza at Dick and Dora's. My family moved to Connecticut in 1968, and its where I still reside today. I loved growing up in Massapequa. Riding bikes, walking to Marjorie Post park, great childhood memories. My sister and I still come back to visit family and friends every summer. Just feels like home still, even after all these years.

Apr 01, 2018
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Mole Annex
by: Andy F

Remember Mole Ford on the corner of Albany Ave and Sunrise hwy in Amityville? Well their previous location was on Merrick Rd west of the 110/Merrick Rd corner. Their service bays were repurposed as classrooms after they relocated and used until elementary schools were completed. I remember some of the classrooms still had the garage doors! This was where "Mole Annex" came about.

Apr 01, 2018
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Mole Annex
by: Anonymous

SO now says that might be it. And adds that he lived on Monroe, & that others might remember his house because it was the only one on the block with a chainlink fence. His father used to yell at kids for swinging on it. Slound familiar?

Mar 31, 2018
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Massapequa Park kindergarten in 1951/2
by: Anonymous

Hmmm...people remember Mole Annex in 1956 or so, but my SO swears that there were 2 1-room kindergarten schoolhouses within walking distance of Massapequa Park in 1951/2. Anyone have any insight into this? He's pretty accurate about other memories of the period. He attended Hawthorne later on. Thanks for dredging out the memories!

Mar 31, 2018
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Mole Annex
by: Anonymous

I too went to Mole Annex in Amityville during the 1954/55 school year for kindergarten as Hawthorne School was completed yet. We were bused there. Seems like a pretty long way from home for 5 year olds.

Mar 31, 2018
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Mole Annex
by: Anonymous

Was this Amityville, then? do you remember anything about it? All the references I see to it are much later. This is specifically about a kindergarten in 1951 or 1952. Anyone else remember 1 or 2 1-room kindergartens that Massapequa Park kids would have attended in the early 1950s, before Hawthorne was built (in 1954)?

Mar 31, 2018
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Amityville
by: Anonymous

Believe it was called Mole annex and I was bused there until Eastlake school was completed...regards!

Mar 31, 2018
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Amityville
by: Anonymous

Believe it was called Mole annex and I was bused there until Eastlake school was completed...regards!

Mar 31, 2018
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Massapequa Park kindergarten in 1951/2
by: Anonymous

On behalf of my significant other: he went to kindergarten in 1951 (1952?) in a 1-room schoolhouse, 1 of 2 such kindergartens available to Massapequa Park kids. Later went to Hawthorne. Fill in the missing pieces, please! (Note from SO: seems from some comments above that he might have been going to Amityville part of this time. Thanks for your help in retrieving info!)

Mar 28, 2018
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The decline (?) of Massapequa?
by: Andy F

I would agree with the comment a few lines down regarding the amount of traffic in Massapequa along Sunrise Highway but this is inevitable anywhere. The vacant lots relate to a fast food establishment that is currently being rejuvinated and a Lexus dealership that moved. Otherwise, the IHOP recently closed but for the most part, that stretch is relatively unchanged since 300 bowl and the KFC closed nearly thirty years ago. Its still a great place but yes, east/west traffic has no other route other than through the town.

Mar 28, 2018
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N. Massapequa still great.
by: Anonymous

Reply to last comment, your talking about a commercial area Sunrise hwy. I was in all of Massapequa this past December for 2 weeks all of and including North Massapequa is the same as 40 years ago, all towns should be that nice.

Mar 28, 2018
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Wow!
by: Anonymous

I drove into massapequa recently. Place is run down with vacant lots and buildings on sunrise hwy in massapequa park. Really is like queens now with tons of traffic and congestion with a lot of trashy people.

Feb 25, 2018
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Memories
by: Anonymous

Great memories living on Pennsylvania ave. north of sunrise in the 60's and 70's. Graduated in 1980 from Massapequa. Bohack, the 5 and dime for wax lips and kiddles. the shoe repair guy next door. Getting my ears pierced at the stationary store. My mom would play Bingo above Bohack on Weds and Sat. nights. Riding our bikes everywhere. Mr. Baldwin running Rec camp at RJL in the summer. Krisch's for Vanilla eggcreams and Easter chocolate. The bowling green by train station. 300 bowling alley on Sunrise. Mays and Whites. The Glass Tree at Croons lake. Walking across the lake in the middle of Winter when the lake was frozen. What were we thinking. Battle of the bands at the high school. Hitch hiking in the summer to the beach. Going to Sub city by the school for lunch or Chinese or Dee's pizza. Playing Paddle ball summer nights at John J. Burns. I could go on and on. But I also was lucky enough to go in the house I grew up in. We moved in 80. It ended up at one point being sold to a friend of mine that I had worked with. She still lives there and I see her quite often. Good memories.

Feb 14, 2018
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I think my uncle was Berner Class of '75
by: gcav

It was either 1975 or 1976, but I don't think he actually graduated from there as right about that same time frame my grandparents moved to Florida.

Both my parents (class of '69 and '72) went to Berner, as did my older aunts and uncles. I lived in Massapequa too but we moved away when I was in elementary school. Still go back frequently to visit my grandfather, and always stop by All American for lunch!

Feb 10, 2018
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1960's 1970's
by: Bg

Holiday shopping center. Many good people at Stan's , pizza place and movies I worked at.

Feb 10, 2018
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Holiday Park Shopping Center
by: Anonymous

Hung out at Stan’s coffee shop, the pizza place, the movie theater and Grants. Happy memories.

Feb 10, 2018
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Burton Lane
by: Anonymous

I live in Islip.I still own my Dad's house in Nassau Shores.I still travel the area quit a bit.

Feb 10, 2018
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Hermann's
by: Anonymous

My brother Tommy was good friends with Billy Dwyer! I was friends with Carol Senn and Wendy Olson for a time on your block!

Feb 10, 2018
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Burton Lane
by: Anonymous

We moved up about 5 years ago...16 miles from the Canadian border! Are you still on Long Island?

Feb 10, 2018
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ZAPPA LAND
by: Anonymous

Zappa Land as I knew it was located exactly where you described Zappa Woods. And yep..it's where we took our study hall breaks. "Studying" with a Smile!

Feb 10, 2018
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Hermans
by: Anonymous

I remember the Hermans. I lived next to Billy Dwyer

Feb 08, 2018
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From the 60,s and 70's
by: Bg

Anyone from North Massapequa,Plainedge H.S I see in the past comments alot talk about Pizza places. Anyone remember Holiday Pizza at Hicksville rd. and Juruslem ave. and the Ait.North Massapequa movie at the same location.

Feb 08, 2018
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Burton lane
by: Anonymous

Yes, know the apartments well my uncle lived there.Everyone on that side of carmen rd was Amityville schools.my best lived by 7/11 and he went to Amityville.Wow your not kidding you moved away.I love Vermont!

Feb 08, 2018
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Burton Lane
by: Anonymous

We moved to an apartment directly across from Berner and found out it was Amityville school district! From there to Delaware and now up in the mountains of Maine!

Feb 08, 2018
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To Burton lane
by: Anonymous

You most likely saw me on the block,where did you move ?

Feb 08, 2018
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Berner class of 73
by: Anonymous

Was Zappa land the same place we called Zappa woods .It was the woods just south of Berner on the west side of Carman road.Man we did a lot of parting in those woods.

Feb 08, 2018
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Berner Class of 1974
by: Nancy C.

I remember dear Joey Sacino and that sad day by the overpass. The good die young! I hung out with Weasle and his buddy,Rich L. who I dated during High School. He was a champion Hand Ball player. I had a lot of fun back in the day...in Zappa Land! Sweet Memories of Berner & Massapequa Park.

Feb 08, 2018
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Burton Lane
by: Anonymous

I would have graduated Berner in 1980 but we moved in 75!! I probably know you...we were at 52 Burton Lane...the Hermann's!

Feb 08, 2018
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Burton Lane
by: Anonymous

He was much older but I knew his sister Mary Jane!

Feb 08, 2018
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Couch the Grouch
by: Anonymous

No Couch the Grouch was RJL Principal

Feb 08, 2018
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Burton Lane
by: Anonymous

I hung out with John Daly.Often think of where these people would be today and how lucky I am to have survived the crazyness of that era.I graduated Berner in 1973.

Feb 08, 2018
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burton lane
by: Anonymous

did you know Rob?

Feb 08, 2018
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Burton Lane
by: Anonymous

To the person looking for people who lived there from from 1960 to1970.How about John Daly Joey Secenno and Rob Cendele

Feb 08, 2018
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Burton Lane
by: Anonymous

Tragic memories and I was very young then! We kept Dianne and David Sacino the day it happened! John Daly lived 2 doors down from us!

Feb 08, 2018
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Burton Lane
by: Anonymous

To the person looking for people who lived there from from 1960 to1970.How about John Daly Joey Secenno and Rob Cendele

Feb 08, 2018
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Crouch the Grouch
by: Anonymous

Liz by Crouch the Grouch do you mean the English teacher at Berner??

Feb 08, 2018
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Sals Pizza
by: Mark

Remember it like yesterday with the Shady Lady Pinball Machine in the back corner.Marjorie Post park sitting
in the round cement tube kissing my girl friend as my 13 year old body burned with desire but was too young to know what to do.Great place to grow up

Feb 04, 2018
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All American
by: Anonymous

All American is known everywhere now. And not just because of a tv show. As a child I had all American at least once a week. More, as a teenager. As an adult I brought my children who in turn brought their children. We all love it but now are visits are usually twice a year since we don’t live close by.

Jan 25, 2018
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reply
by: Anonymous

Suburban Sports

Jan 25, 2018
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massapequa memories
by: robert genna

dick and doras was the best Italian restaurant in Massapequa,i remember grants in bar harbor,pizza supreme,jerry koosemans big bite by massapequahigh,the memories of Massapequa,there was a sport store in bar harbor in the seventies don't remember the name.

Jan 18, 2018
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Mr and Mrs Crouch
by: Paul Alagna

RJL ....I had is wife for some class maybe 4th grade. I remember Miss Dowling 3rd grade I believe and a Mrs. S something, short with short dark hair , I can't remember her name , very nice to me though. I finished there and went to Parkside Jr High. Don't remember the exact dates. Early sixties, was there when Kennedy was shot and we were sent home early but no one was allowed to play outside that day. How times have changed. I lived on Cleveland Ave., I remember guys and girls named Kerry,Tommy Slater, Dean , Ricky, Peggy, my old friend Tommy Reade,Eric Likefoot, Used to walk to school RJL and a crow named potato chips used try and steal our lunches. Halloween was always a blast getting eggs at the dairy barn, a lady on my block used to give out full size Hersey bars..we used to hit her house as many times as possible until she got wise. More names floating into my head..Jackie Murphy, an Italian kid Frankie or Joey always had green peppers in his lunch box, a big kid named Hall, Lois {she actually reads this site]..who else were in our classes. Where is everyone, what became of you all? Kurt Knoblach...anyone become a rock star, scientist, race car driver, astronaut, car dealer, auto mechanic...teacher..cowboy...i would love to know.