South Ozone Park
- ;ived in SOP from 58-62, went to PS 100.we lived at 155-46 117th street, my Mom and stepfather (Frank and Kitty Esposito) owned the C&F Bar and Grill on Liberty at 111th. live in Chattanooga (since 1971)
- —Guest Jonn Mulry
- Born in Corona moved to Flushing attended PS189 lived 160th between 45th&46th ave. Hung out in the white thorn & Michels lounge
- —Guest Charles Smitn
- I was born in 1964 and grew up in Woodside Queens. I went to P.S. 11, P.S. 125, and then Bryant High School. I moved to Miami Florida in 1986 and have lived here ever since with my wife and kids. I miss New York so much, and would love to move back. Probably not in the same neighborhood as before though. I remember cruising around in hot rods passing through Astoria Park, racing around Laurel Hill. I lived on 55th street between Roosevelt Ave and Queens Blvd. on the way home from P.S. 125 I remember we used to peek through the strip tease bar right on the corner of I think was 53 st and Queens Blvd. We could see the stripper on the pole and then we would usually get chased by some big bouncer. Remember drinking by Busch Field and then going to Rosa's Pizzeria in Maspeth for a bite. After High School hanging out in the Irish pubs near 61 St and Roosevelt Ave.Great times !!!
Come Back to Jamaica
- Grew up on 179th St and 90th Ave. Had a blast as a kid ... loved Mr. Softee, catching lightning bugs and taking the No. 7 to see the Mets. Immaculate Conception, then Jamaica High and finally Queens College. Worked in Manhattan and now live in Marietta, GA. It is WAY better over here, but I think of the homeland quite often.
- —Guest NYMickey
- I grew up in Glendale, moved to Middle village, then Forest hillsand now live in Gaerden City
- —Guest Tom
Grew up in Flushing
- My family & I immigrated to the U.S. in 1998, when I was just 2. I first lived in Jamaica, then moved to Flushing when I was 3, lived there until I was 15. So I grew up in Flushing, and it's simply the best place for a kid to grow up. Queens in the most diverse place on the planet, kids growing up here and not racist or judgmental, and people in Queens are very open minded, that's a good thing. I went to ps165q & then ps164q before moving to Long Island in my sophomore year of high school. I learned a lot in Queens, and I've got memories from there that I can cherish throughout my lifetime. There's a big difference between the city & Long Island. Grow up in the city and you will have a better childhood, that's my opinion.
- —Guest Azeez
- Born in Greenpoint ,Grew up on Myrtle Ave between Forrest Ave and Fresh pond Rd.moved to Va in 82 then to Tx in 2007
QV to OC
- Moved to Orange County CA in 1979. I was born in Jamaica in 1960, lived on 172nd street a block North of Jamaica Ave. Family moved to Queens Village in 69' and lived there until 1978. Lived on 100th drive a block East of Springfield Blvd and 3 blocks south of Jamaica Ave. Went to PS 95 in Jamaica, PS 34 in QV, Grace Lutheran in QV, Aviation HS in Long Island City, Martin Van Buren in QV and Queensborogh College in Bayside. Growing up in QV in the late 60's and 70's was the best. So many great memories.
- —Guest Rob G.
Grew Up In Astoria
- Lived on 43rd St/28th Ave. Now reside in Show Low, Arizona. I miss Astoria!!!!
- —Guest Debbie
- grew up in sunnyside and started PS 125 in 1938,then attended Bryant High and NYU. I now live in Manhattan. I can remember standing on Queens Boulevard in front of Calvary Cemetery and I could see the heads of giraffes way back behind the graves. I later learned that the land was leased to a company that kept wild animals for rental to movie companies. Maybe one of their camels was the one in "The Road to Zanzibar" with Bob Hope. I also the sunnyside swimming pool on the boulevard at about 46th Street, just under the elevated train tracks. I also remember the principal, Mr. Dooley, at 125 and Miss Kelly and Miss Burns. They were close friends. Also remember a teacher named Miss Sheftotel. I am 80, still work and remember almost everything. Nice to reminice. is anybody out there still left from my years? if so, let me know.
From Ozone Park
- Born and raised in Ozone Park till I was 11, parents moved to Hicksville LI, once I was making enough money to move out I moved back to Queens, lived in Howard Beach to Glendale back to Howard Beach. Just 2 months before Hurricane Sandy hit I moved to Long Beach with my girlfriend. As crazy as it sounds and as nice as LB is I miss Queens. I miss the noises, the characters, the attitude.
- —Guest Tom
- I was raised on 48st and Broadway for 12 years Then moved to Boulevard Gardens in Woodside I remember Steinway st Lots of Great stores there Who remembers Jimmy's Corner on 30th ave and Steinway st Now.I'm in Albany.Ny
- —Guest 48st and Broadway
Grew up in queens
- i grew up in jamaica queens i went to p.s 195 .i had a really rough life out there because my fathr was shot and killed and my mother became a prostitut and was never home my sister raised us.my life really sucked but i am 24 years old and i ended up in orlando florida i have my own house and i started a business i have a wife and a 7 year old son we are really happy and have accomplished alot .i can say i went to new york in sept.2012 and it was so not the same i love my home and life in florida and wouldnt change it for nothing ...thank you for hearing my story
- —Guest Nicole
- moved from flushing after getting married to wading River L>I> lived there 10 yrs and then we moved to Canaan N.H.
- —Guest donna
- My parents lived on 77th street before I was born. Went to St Thomas the Apostle school and had a wonderful childhood in Woodhaven before leaving the area and moving to NJ in 1958 at the ripe old age of 12.
- —Guest Carol Schierbaum