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Taught at Riverhead HS with Alan Weinstock right out of college. My son is a third year medical student and my daughter is a freshman at Hamilton College. Although I was only 9 when we moved, Laurelton was always the best. Lived next to Arthur Mack, Howie Miller, Harvey Blumenfeld, Gary Weinstein, Joel Levine & Beatrice Brown. I have so many wonderful memories of growing up in Laurelton. Now we are old enough to appreciate what that sense of close community means, and how much it shaped who we all are today. Lived at 131-64 229th Street with my sister Ellen [1960] & Debby [SGHS 1970]. She was a sweet kid and suffered a great loss when her Dad, Nick, died of a heart attack in the summer of '62 or '63. After graduating in 1960, I attended the University of Michigan and graduated from NYU uptown in 1963. I would love to hear from friends from those times. I lived in Laurelton all my life until I married by husband Mel in 1971. I'm learning to play bridge and I'm doing line dancing! I am now inspired to dig out my scrapbooks and photo albums. I will keep returning to this site and will try to keep up. It's so great to be part of this Laurelton website. We are still in contact w/friends from school & temple. I'm retired living in NC now and the Laurelton site brings back so many wonderful memories. Have three fantastic children and have been married for 30 years. Fran and I love boating and exploring the many interesting parts of the state of Florida. Later I chilled with Bob Jones, Matt Tausk, Joel Corwin, Joe Lamendola, Danny Forger and Lou Teverinni. My sister Julie lives in Dallas but I will let her register and give her own bio. Goldstein, Marilyn (Moskowitz) - [email protected] Andrew Jackson H. - Class of 1961 Website: living in Little Neck, NY. We used to skate all day at the roller rink on Springfield, and on the frozen Twin Ponds in the winter. My best friend was Carol Greenbaum, and the love of my high school years was Howie Barlow. Gail, Karen, Brenda & Cheryl Gorlick, would love to hear from Laureltonites. Your messages will be forwarded to the right sister. Have been living in the South (Calabash, NC) for more than 20 yrs. WTC 9/11 survivor, I am a retired international business exec living the good life.

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I have only the fondest memories of growing up in Laurelton. It was truly a "neighborhood" and we didn't need to make "play dates". My sister, Barbara Tabor ( Cohen) lives just up the road in Boynton Beach, which is where, ( now that we read the listings) she'll be on the lookout for Sherry Axelrod! I have also seen Larry Silversmith, Holly Malkin and of course my brother Jack Fox and his wife, Marilyn Shulman. Although Andrew Jackson scared me to death at first, it became a huge positive social and educational experience with too much to put here in words. I seem to have lost touch with all people from Laurelton. In 2001 we moved to Boca Raton, Florida where we currently reside. I loved living in Laurelton and rarely run into anyone from there. I used to live at 228-12 135 Ave, across from the Young Israel. I sadly read an obituary in the Los Angeles Jewish Journal for Dick, yesterday. I went to the website of the LA Jewish Journal but they have not posted this weeks issue yet. He went to AJHS and my sister Abby moved with my parents to Franklin Square in 1972. My name was Louise Greenhill and I have a brother named Bill. A beautiful place to live but I do miss my days in Laurelton.

As I write this I am waiting for my friend, Ivy Silverstsein (AJHS 1969.) to arrive in Boca for the holidays. They all attended my daughter's wedding 2 years ago. I have wonderful memories of just hanging out with whoever was around at night in the summer and safely walking around the neighborhood. My name is Barbara [Gebber] Fingeroth, currently living in Mahopac, NY. Taught Math and was a supervisor in NYC schools from 1965 to 1997. I married my wife Francine in 1970 and we lived in Forest Hills, Queens for six years and then moved to Syosset, Long Island where we lived for 27 years. I attended PS 176, Jr High School 59, and Jamaica High. I was just browsing the names and stories on the Laurelton website and came across Rabbi Dick Schachet. Does anyone remember Samuel's Cleaners, Charlies Bar, the LIRR tressle, the great bakeries on Merrick Road, the wonderful pizza and delicious food at Wong's Garden. If anyone remembers me (which I doubt because I was kinda invisible in those days) feel free to get in touch.

Marcia Barbakoff, Berta Rubin & Debbie Usadi were my friends from "the block". Once I graduated from JHS 59 I lost regular touch with many of my Laurelton friends as I attended Aviation High. I graduated PS 156, JHS 59 and Andrew Jackson in 1965.

We played punch ball and hide and seek until it got dark. Currently living in Viera, Florida where I just retired, so I have a little time to catch-up on the last 50 years.

I will never forget Laurelton and all the great experiences that came with growing up there. I was involved in the movement in the 60's & early 70's. After high school, I went to Antioch College, then got a Ph. in political science from the University of Chicago. from 1952 (age 1) til about 1962 then, 137-14 228th St. To this day I talk about growing up in such a wonderful place. There's so many times I say I wish I could go back and spend one day of my childhood and see everything once more and all my friends I had, because Laurelton was the greatest town to grow up in. I moved from Laurelton before the end of high school but have maintained friendships from there to this day. We had Brownies and Girl Scouts and Little League and Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Currently have 38 years as a Volunteer Firefighter/Safety Officer/EMT-CC/Dept Secy/Engine Co Secy/Engine Driver/AHA/BCLS/CPR Instructor/Junior Firefighter Advisor in my current fire dept which now totals up to 50 years of volunteer service, including previous other corps and departments.

Miss all my friends and "hanging out" at Bert and Dave's on FLB. Laurelton was one of the best places to be at, the right place, at the right time. I returned to teach at Antioch, 1975-95, then was hired by Macalester College in Saint Paul to Chair the Polsci. My time in Laurelton were the happiest years of my childhood; no community I resided in since matched the warmth and nurturing I so fondly recall. Our block, 124th Street & 137th Ave., was loaded with kids and definately the best place for a "punch ball" game....stoop ball was at my house! Clair's in Rosedale in 1964 then went to SGHS and graduated in 1968. I remember when I walked to Green Acres, I remember La Tasca Pizzeria and The Pizza King. We proudly marched each year in the Memorial Day Parade. Was a charter member of Laurelton Volunteer Ambulance Corps 1964-1969.

My kids lived a half a mile and had to take the bus. I became a grandmother this year and fell in love again with sweet Julianna, my son, Eric's daughter. In 1975 I was transferred to San Francisco by my company and moved to Sonoma County in 1991. Our home was located directly across from PS 176 and my neighbors included, the Dawsons, the Whites, the Persons, Russells and the Filippis(on 238th Street behind us.)We had the best childhood ever and growing up in Cambria Heights/Laurelton was terrific and safe. Ronnie and I were bathroom monitors, and someone stole our pocketbooks with our collection of bus passes. The boy-next-door was Neal Dreznin, and I sat on the bar of his bike and we rode all over town. Schneider, the 3rd grade teacher, lived on our block.

Through this site, I hope to connect and share stories and memories of a different time in all of our lives and sense of community. Gosh I know I'm going to leave someone out but I haven't talked or seen Pam Morris, Joan Prussan, Gail Friedman etc (since a reunion mega years ago)and I miss you! Marty Rosenthal, Alan Nodelman (I did have dinner with you not too long ago,it was great but we lost touch again), Billy and Barry Rost. Jackson was great and we were all very involved in Sing-- Happy to hear from others. We both graduated from Queens College in 19 respectively. If anyone remembers me and would like to spend some time talking about the old days in Laurelton, just e-mail me. I lived at 120-25 237th Street in Cambria Heights actually 1/2 block from Laurelton but all of my friends that I hung out with lived in Laurelton. We had bus passes for the Q5 that came in different colors each month that we saved.

I still have the 4th grade picture and remember everyone in the class. Who could forget being able to walk to and from school, the movies, the library (and Miss Rand's storytelling), Colony cards, Carmine's, the kosher deli where we had Mrs. I attended Andrew Jackson HS from Sept 1962 to June 1965. I have three younger brothers Richard, Louis and Harry. My friend Jessica lived around the corner from me on 139th Street if I am correct. He attended the University of Illinois and studied to be a veterinarian (animal Doctor). The school I work in was built in '29 and is an exact duplicate of Jackson. Mike Nussbaum and I went with the dumb kids to PS 147 and then we all met up again in Jackson. lol My vocation and avocation is beautiful dentistry (so much for being a dumb kid). I have an older brother Steve (AJHS grad 1965) and a younger brother Scott (moved from Laurelton 1971). from 1959-1972; attended PS 132 for 5th & 6th grades (Mrs. I am still best friends with Iris (Krichefsky) Schachter and Harvey Schachter. I still recall some of my PS 132 classmates' names: Glenn Kessler, Maury Rice, Susan Grant, Alan Dorn, Melanie Gissen, Saundra Rothlein, Eileen Drosin, Ilene Aronson, Andrea Brautman, Enid Baran, Bonnie Wolpe. Rindner's Girl Scout Troop that met at a church on 130th(? I lived in Laurelton from, I think 1955 to 1971, and went to PS 156, JHS 59 and Springfield High. I own a Management Consulting firm based on Transformative Learning principles and ontological coaching. We're all graduates of this "sickness" called Laurelton - at least that's what my wife calls it. Just because I have an Illinois vanity license plate which says "Laurelton" and still maintain Laurelton friends? Some of my best years, memories and friends start from the time I moved to Laurelton as an incoming freshman at AJHS. Several Laurelton and AJHS reunions over the years (in NY and Fla.), have kept the flame burning as I catch up with old friends and memories. In the summer we sold lemonade on Merrick Road, and once we dug up the backyard for a mini golf course, and charged admission to play. Rand, the ever-patient children's librarian on 225th St.

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