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Looking for class mates of 1969-70

We're an american-hungarian family, had a house on Gates ave.. My bro Joey, sis Maria and I (graduated in 1970) went to St. Brigid's school. In 1970, I was sent away to Switzerland for one year; still living there, but my family's in the USA :-( I'd love to get in contact with kids who were in my class or lived in my neighbourhood*, Only recall a few names: Darlene Massucci, Erika Hess, Mary McLaughlin, Mary Kennedy, Steven Koch*. Hope to hear from one of you..
—Guest Melinda EDE

Great place to grow up

I lived on Putnam ave in the 50s and 60s. I remember Schwabs butcher store on Putnam Rudys bakery on Seneca ave and candy stores, too many to mention. I played stickball, stoopball.and pitched cards. There were mostly German, some Italian and Irish families. I went to P.S. 93 , JHS 93 and to Grover Cleveland H.S. Most of my friends went to St Matthias I moved out of the area in 1972.
—charliehelde

good ole ridgewood

I loved Ridgewood, grew up 44'-72. I lived at 1042 seneca ave. between norman & stephen st. went to St. Matthais grad 1957. i remember barbara mule'. alice phelan, joan stahl, margaret eppich, . grovercleveland grad june 61'. Married Ed Ansley, he was a trackman for NYCTA. Myrtle ave was awsome. far to many good memories for here. walk everywhere. rode bikes to highlans park. Murkens icecream palor, gotleibs urdands, chow mein sandwiches. st. matthais barzars, fr. march, mon. wunch, singing jingle bells before christmas break, if we sang really loud we would get christmas vac. movie theathers, ridgewood terrace. saw my first female impersonater down on wychoff & myrtle. hangin out at tony's candy store, phol ragusa, charlie osonitsch, john schwedw, john poser, they would sing doo wop. It was a great place, went to cypress pools. Anyone rember Old toney rd? I could just go on on.
—Guest Janet

susan

was wondering if anyone knows a susan russel she live on wycoff and grove over the backery went to st brigids in 1955/58 let me know ty
—Guest richieerickson

Ridgewood Alumni

http://www.facebook.com/Bobw92758 Ridgewood Alumni Check us out, you might find someone you know.
—Guest Bob Williams

Ridgewood Alumni

Hello, My Name Bob I grew up in Ridgewood in the 60's 1711 gates ave, Then the late 60's to 70's 1875 Grove. Went to ps 81 & ps 93 Then HS Queens Vocational Grad 76 I have a web page on Face Book Called Ridgewood Alumni I will post the link lots of pictures. http://www.facebook.com/Bobw92758 Come and see maybe you will find someone you knew Bob.
—Guest Bob Williams

Ridgewood, Brooklyn

I grew up on the Brooklyn side of Ridgewood on Stockholm St. between Irving and Wyckoff. Went to St. Aloysius, graduated in 68.
—Guest Kevin Murphy

Ridgewood Memories

Lived in my grandmothers home (Anna Berding) on Palmetto St until we moved to Jersey in 1964. We kept the house in Ridgewood until my grandmother died. Does anyone remember my grandmother Anna or Mom Jeanne and Uncle Richard from Ridgewood in the 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's?
—Guest Donna

knickboxer ave woolworth

my mom worked in the woolworth on knickboker ave in 1955 through 59 was a great place 4 root bear floats lol
—richieerickson

st brigid school

hi i grew up on irving ave near grove st went to st brigid school till 1958 then to bushwick hs would love to here from someone from that time was such a great area
—richieerickson

STOOPS TO WATCH A TV;JOE WALCOTT,BOXING

I GREW ON 58TH AVE BET 80TH LANE. I REMEMBER THE TIMES WHEN WE'D SIT THE STOOPS TO WATCH A JOE WALCOTT, BOXING.
—Guest FRITZI KIMBLIN, OKLAHOMA

Grove St.

I was born on Grove st. bet. Woodward and Fairview. I went to St. Bridget's and then St. Michael's H.S. in Bklyn.It was a carefree existence. You went out in the morning and were with friends and knew you had to be home for dinner. We biked to Highland Park reservoir. We watched boys play basketball at the PS 81Q Annex on Seneca Ave. I went out with a Paul Muller from Onderdonk Ave. who worked at Benekson's drugstore on Harmon and Onderdonk. Bowling and roller skating were big time pastimes at Woodhaven lanes and hillside roller rink. I later taught at PS 68 on St. Felix Ave. for over 30 years. The neighborhood has changed but the memories have not. I recently visited the area and was quite impressed with all the Polish stores and the resourcefulness and hard work of the new immigrants.
—gardenmadchen

I also grew up in Ridgewood

I do remember a Joseph Lynch.It was a great place to live .Shopping on Myrtle ave and Knickerbocker ave.I lived on Grove Street Loved going to Gottliebs,Colletties ice cream parlor, those where the day's my friends..
—Guest Joyce Polito

my childhood home ridgewood .....

going to the madison theater in the early 70 "s was great you will never see another theater like that again , with woolworths right next door , do you folks remember joes army navy store next to the ridgewood theater , I too have moved away But return often it will allways be home I miss all the places to eat , like chinken calore on fresh pond rd. and Willy s deli on metropolitan ave . the best pastrami and knish you ve ever had
—Guest Steve G

good olddays

I live on 312 Wilson Ave. from 1946 to 1963. Went to St. Barbara's and graduated in 1960. I hanged out on Grove St. And once dated a girl named mary r. When she broke up with me her girl friend mary mcdonal said I would forget her. So mary if you see this I want you to know I still have not forgot the most beautifull girl I ever dated.
—HaroldHock

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