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Where is the Richmond Hill museum? Hours, etc?


Author: Johnson, USA.

This entry was recorded on Friday, 31 December 2004.

What a marvelous site! Congratulations and thank you.
My sister and I grew up on 109th Street between 91st Ave. and Atlantic Ave. from 1961 to 1972 (1 to 12 years old) before the family moved to LI. An extraordinary sense of community. Memories of wonderful friends and neighbors - Sweeneys, Capuanos, McCabes, Corcorans, Baums, Cucarellas, Trapps, Lackners, Lincolns, Jankowskis. My dad John, a long-time NYC policeman (like about half of the block!), planted a dozen trees off the street in front of various houses on the block. If there are any 40 year old trees left there, that's his handiwork! We attended Holy Child, and have wonderful memories of Marie's candy store, Steve's pizza, Wilson's hobby shop....
Thanks again.


Author: Chris Callahan - Of Great Falls, Va.

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This entry was recorded on Friday, 31 December 2004.

I went to SBJL class of 1975 and went to RHHS class of 1979. It was a great place to grow-up in. Can't believe how much have changed.


Author: Frank Riley

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 29 December 2004.

Pat Bernardo, are you related to Michael Bernardo who lived on 101st Street in the 50's? I went to Richmond Hill High with him.


Author: nan - Of Richmond Hill, NY

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 29 December 2004.

I found it very interesting to read other peoples comments about your site.


Author: Pickly - Of Houston, USA.

This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 29 December 2004.

Pat Bernardo, are you any relation to Michael Bernardo who lived on 101st Street? I went to Ricmond Hill High with him in the 50's.


Author: nancy - Of richmond hill

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 29 December 2004.

Happy Holidays!


Author: Michelle - Of New York, New York.

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 28 December 2004.

My family emigrated from Greece and around 1920
moved to Jamaica ave and 111 st.
my grandparents Peter and Freida, my dad Steve, his sister Maria, and brother Nick all lived there. My dad and Mom lived there for my brother Pete and my births before moving to Bethpage L.I.
My aunt Maria became a Napolitano and lived there until last year. Now in Las Vegas. She had a son Richard Napolitano that attended RHHS and St John's in the 60's. Richard was recently inducted into the St John's Hall of fame for baseball.
He lives in colorado now.
I recall an old candy shop with soda fountain on the ground floor of my grandfathers bldg. I cant recall the name.
Across the street and down a few doors from "the bakery".
I really enjoyed reminiscing.Thanks!


Author: Jim Demestihas - Of Fairfield, ca, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 28 December 2004.

A nice site! Keep on with the good work.


Author: Gryoff Kinnerbein - Of Glouchester, UK.

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This entry was recorded on Sunday, 26 December 2004.

This is a very nice web site. I congratulate you!


Author: Arnulfr Gudjonson - Of Reykjavik, Iceland.

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This entry was recorded on Sunday, 26 December 2004.

Some fond memories from Christmas past in Richmond Hill...
Buying chocolates at David's and Schmidt's...snowball fights...seeing the tree at Jackson Pond...sleigh riding in Forest Park -- the soup bowl, snake hill, suicide hill, fork hill, the nutcracker, lightning, and Freedom drive.....blizzards where all neighbors would help eachother shoveling out....buying hotdogs from Mark Miller butchers....meatball heros at Villa Grande...hot chocolate at Schweeties...buying Christmas ornaments and gifts at Lewis of Woodhaven, Jasons toy store, and the little store, Franklin's, on 105th street,...... walking to mass in the snow to Holy Child...walking to and from Richmond Hill High School....playing tackle football in the snow at PS 66, freezing hands because gloves weren't dry from morning sleigh riding......putting gloves on the steam radiators to dry them out.....leather gloves shrinking from putting them on the radiator......hissing and banging steam radiators.....metalic silver trees....everyone saying "Merry Christmas"...walking to the Richmond Hill Library to complete a school assignmnet over vacation....playing basketball after shoveling the courts at PS 66...,making a snowman with every kid on the block...those boots with buckles...Flexible Flyer sleds....making airplanes aawith 2 sleds and going down Freedom Drive....helping to push cars out from the snow...those big bulb light sets decorating the houses...making snowflakes in elementary school...staying up late trying to get a glimse of Santa.....opining toys on Christmas morning....


Author: Pat Bernardo - Of Long Island, USA.

This entry was recorded on Sunday, 26 December 2004.

I think this website is absolutely fascinating. My family moved to Richmond Hill in Oct. 1988 in the fall and nowadays leaves turning brown and falling off of trees remind me of the season when we moved here. I am 27 years old and I love seeing little and big bits of history wherever I go, especially a place close to my heart in R.H. I Googled this site while I was in my office missing home and browsed it all over and was impressed with the facts. My sister is good neighbors with the owners of the Steel House. It is a beautiful landmark. It is now being renovated with extensions to the stucture. Keep up the great job with this site. PS-There was a one Bill Fisher who used to live on the first floor of our house, he was 91 years old and moved 2 years after we came here. I would like to let his family know that I am married and live on the first floor with my husband; my sisters and I miss feeding his fish when he went to the hospital and spending afternoons with him showing us his photo albums. Thanks again RHHS staff, keep up the good work, I want my grandkids to know all about where I spent the best years of my life!


Author: Sheri - Of RICHMOND HILL, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Saturday, 25 December 2004.

I am searching for any information about Michael Weber , who died July 27, 1917 at 520 Lefferts Ave/Bld. I am doing genealogy research and would like to find his obituary in a local paper or other info. [His funeral director was E. F. Sunousau (sp?) on Woodhaven St.] I'd be willing to pay for research to find the obituary.


Author: Dave Weber - Of Toledo, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Friday, 24 December 2004.

Lived in South ozone park 1946- 1960, but generally hung out in Richmond Hill PS121 school yard (Softball team) St Teresa Basketball etc.. Mickey Bar on 101st Ave . lenihands I think on Liberty and lefferts good memories


Author: Bill Sullivan - Of Whitestone, New York.

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This entry was recorded on Friday, 24 December 2004.

Hello,

My name is Ms. LaNell Babbage-Torres and I have just discovered Richmond Hill due to my family connection and my interest in a street with the same family name "Babbage". I would like to know more about Richmond Hill. I live in Atlanta, Ga. and hope to visit the area next year.


Author: Ms.LaNell Babbage-Torres - Of Atlanta, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 21 December 2004.

looking for joey sobel and nancy quarten, who gratuated e.meadow h.s. long island, n.y. in the 1960s


Author: lenny rifkin

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 16 December 2004.

looking for an orginal or copy of Jahns ice cream palor menue. hopefully from east meadow, long island, n.y.


Author: lenny rifkin - Of port charlotte, fla, usa.

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 16 December 2004.

Looking for information on Richmond County in Staten Island. However I found your town to be quite fascinating.


Author: Cindy Myers - Of Melrose, MA, US.

This entry was recorded on Thursday, 16 December 2004.

I recently came across your GuestBook and it brought back fond memories of my time at Richmond Hill High School. I graduated in January 1945 and immediately joined the Navy at the age of 17.I spent the first 17 years of my life at 105th Street and 95th Ave which was barely in Ozone Park.I went to PS 62 and PS 90 before going to RHHS. Upon graduating from college in 1950 with a BSEE, I worked in the Aerospace Industry for 45 years,most of the time in California where I moved in 1952.Although I had been back to New York many times on business,I lost track of my Ozone Park/Richmond Hill roots over the years. Now in retirement, I hope to pick them up again.


Author: Ed Stoeckert - Of Cupertino, CA, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 16 December 2004.

I was searching for information on the Battle of Long Island and found your information very helpful. Thanks for the great website you have!


Author: Joshua Ockenfels - Of Madison, WI, USA.

This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 15 December 2004.

WONDERFUL TO READ THIS FOR THE FIRST TIME AS I SPENT MY CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH IN RH. FROM 1928 AS A 2 YR OLD UNTIL I LEFT FOR THE NAVY IN EARLY 1944 WENT TO HCJ SCHOOL . LIVED AT 8759 113 ST. MYY FATHER WAS A FAMILY DOCTOR WITH OFFICE IN THE HOME( HE CHARGED $2 FOR AN OFFICE VISIT AND $3 TO GO TO YOUR HOME0 HAVE WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF THE PLACE. THE SPRING AND SUMMER OF 1946 REALLY STAND OUT , WE ALL JUST CAME BACK FROM THE WAR; EVERYONE WAS WONDERFUL TO US; GIRLS WERE THRILLED O HAVE MEN AROUND AGAIN. (FAR DIFFERENT HENI CAME HOME FROM KOREA AND VIETNAM). LEFT RH IN 1947. MY PARENTS SOLD THE HOME ABOUT 1972 AND MOVED AWAY. I SILL HAVE ONE OLD BUDDY , CLIFF HOFMANN, WHO LIVES IN TUCSON WHO KEEPS OUR MEMORIES OF RH ALIVE, AH! THE DAYS OF YOUTH AND ALL THOSE WONDERFUL YOUNG WOMEN. IF ANYONE REMEMBERS MY FAMILY PLEASE LET ME KNOW.


Author: EDWARD TIMMES - Of TAMPA FL, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 15 December 2004.

does anyone rememeber Mr. Snedeker's plumbing shop att 115th near Liberty, and does anyone know what became of Albert Loney, who lived in the apartment building (1950's and 60's) next to the plumbing shop?
Jonn Mulry
JonnNigh****cher@hotmail.com


Author: Jonn Mulry

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 14 December 2004.

Just enjoyed a computer tour of the Maple Grove Cemetary where my "historical friend", Jeanette Zimmerman, from our old neighborhood in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn (1940's & 1950's)is depicted on slide # 1.


Author: Lorraine Zemaitis Joyce - Of Northridge, Ca., USA.

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This entry was recorded on Saturday, 11 December 2004.

My family moved to 95-21,125th street when I was 4 years old. The stucco house, with attic and cellar, high on the hill, faced a black asphalt strip I took to be a roller rink and stickball field. The neighbors accommodated “Aimey” and “Bobby” by not parking along the curb – or maybe they were just protecting their cars from balls hit great distances down the tree-shaded lane. The ball field was at the cforner – perhaps it’s still there. I recall no one hit a baseball over the chain link fence in left; right was an easy target though, and I popped a few out on to the street running along the railroad track. I left in 1954 – never to return, or even visit. That is fifty years now, almost to the day. The ensuing years brought a near career in the military, a Texas and National Professional Engineering status, physics at MIT, etc. But Richmond Hill still lingers close – like the feelings one gets in a warm den early in the morning with a dog at his side


Author: Robert Joseph Baran - Of Austin, Texas, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Friday, 10 December 2004.

I have always thought of Forest Park as the green "heart" of Richmond Hill, never able to seperate the imagery of the deep recess of hills and valley butt up against the older homes, some rather palatial as you get to Kew Gardens. Here's a website for an official description, and for the moment I'll keep my own memories private.
http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_your_park/vt_forest_park/vt_forest_park.html


Author: J. Wm. Rommel

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 7 December 2004.

margaret kelly----attended sbjl with a margaret kelly and graduated with her in 1958.Is this you


Author: Carlo J Gerace - Of sumter,sc, usa.

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 7 December 2004.

To Ann of Shirley,

I lived at 104-39 90th Avenue from about 1948 to 1960. The name Dooley rings a bell but that was a long time ago. I studied at Holy Child and then at Brooklyn Prep. After HS graduation I entered the Jesuit seminary and volunteered to be sent to the Philippines in 1964. I've been here ever since and am now a prison chaplain. I have many fine memories of Richmond Hill, especially 90th Avenue. Some names that come to mind immediately are the Cedermarks, the Stockers, the Eberles, the Washingtons, the Cliffords, the Higgins family and of course old Mr. Schubert who owned what we called "the farm".


Author: Raymond T. Holscher, S.J. - Of Quezon City, Philippines.

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This entry was recorded on Sunday, 5 December 2004.

Moved to 120th Street in 1984...I was 6 yrs old and I remember how nice everyone was (and still are)...My mother, older sister and I used to go to Creskies (sp?) up the block on Liberty Ave. and they had one of the best burgers/fries...yummy!!! My parents still live there and even though the community has changed dramatically over the years I can still say that I will always call that block "home"...Thanks for all the insight/history on "my" community!! : )


Author: Ameena - Of Bronx, NY, USA.

This entry was recorded on Saturday, 4 December 2004.

I always had a warm spot for Richmond Hill and after finding your website... well it all makes sense now. Thanks for your great site.


Author: Susan Savage - Of Morristown, NJ, US.

This entry was recorded on Friday, 3 December 2004.

MY MOTHERS FAMILY GREW UP IN RH IN 1900-1939. THERE WERE 11 KIDS IN HER FAMILY. SHE GREW UP AT 104-47 90TH AVE. HER MAIDEN NAME IS DOOLEY. I THINK THE ROAD IS NOW CALLED DOOLEY AVE. MY UNCLE BECAME A PRIEST AND MY AUNTS AND UNCLES LIVED ON THE STREET FOR SOME TIME AFTER 1939. THEY ALWAYS SPOKE OF GOING TO JAHNS ICE CREAM PARLOR. IF YOU REMEMBER THIS BIG FAMILY PLEASE WRITE BACK ON WEB PAGE.


Author: ANN - Of SHIRLEY, SUFFOLK.

This entry was recorded on Friday, 3 December 2004.

Congratulations Carl on your contributions regarding the history of Richmond Hill. Having grown up in Jamaica Estates, I have many fond memories of visits to Richmond Hill.


Author: Sister Pat - Of NY, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 1 December 2004.

Well, I was one of the "butcher boys" at Eisenhardt's from, and here I am guessing, 1969-72, even into 74 (and remember that painting the ceiling in the rear was about the last thing that I did) before I made my way out of Queens, and I was the one who replaced Ricky Daly. I never have a Thanksgiving without thinking about wrapping, bagging and delivering all those fresh turkeys!!

I still think of your dad, and Charlie and your Mom's Mom on 111 Street...and dearly miss that time, the innocence (!?) and simpler times spent sweeping sawdust and scraping those wooden blocks.

All the very best... I would have written directly but your email didn't open on the icon...well,Hello Everyone!!


Author: J. Wm. Rommel - Of NYC, NY.

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 1 December 2004.

Happy Thanksgiving to all back in RH


Author: Hank Haynes - Of Dayton, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 25 November 2004.

Happy Thanksgiving to all from Ozone Park and Richmond Hill


Author: John Mackin Ade - Of Hilton Head Island, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 25 November 2004.

TO ALL 1965 RHHS GRADS. WE ARE PLANNING A REUNION COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND 2005. CONTACT ME WITH YOUR NAME, ADDRESS AND/OR E-MAIL ADDRESS. GIRLS: PLEASE REMEMBER TO INCLUDE YOUR MAIDEN NAME. IF YOU ARE NOT A '65 GRAD AND HAVE A SIBLING OR FRIEND WHO IS OR WAS ONE, PLEASE CONTACT ME TOO. THANKS. JILL THIS SITE IS GREAT, I COME TO IT OFTEN


Author: Jill Nystrom Haber - Of E. Rockaway, NY

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This entry was recorded on Saturday, 20 November 2004.

I grew up on Putnam and Myrtel and my family and I would ride our bikes to Forest park every weekend, I have such fond memories of that time, thank you for the websight.
Alin


Author: Alin - Of Portland, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Saturday, 20 November 2004.

Very interesting site! Your site looks great! Best of luck to you. Jennie


Author: JMcTrey

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This entry was recorded on Saturday, 20 November 2004.

Thanks for an excellent website. I was a fortunate passenger on the train that was struck in Kew Gardens. My usual seat was in the last car but the fact that it was Thanksgiving Eve created crowding. I had to stand on the platform of 3rd car from the end. Surely there was an angel on my shoulder.


Author: Bob Gardiner - Of Glen Head, Nassau.

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This entry was recorded on Friday, 19 November 2004.

Frank Springer-

Frank, do you mean Rickie and Jimmy Daly? They had a sister also, Rickie worked for Ottis elevator and Jimmy work near Wall Street involved with precious metal trading, is this who you mean? Ther fathers name was Dick.


Author: Walter Eisenhardt Jr. - Of Forest Hills, Usa.

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This entry was recorded on Friday, 19 November 2004.

To Mr. Tom Klein:

So nice to hear from you and yes, I too remembered the rolled up slices of bologna. Yes, Sally Cannon was my grandmother, she lived with Mary and Gertrude her sisters after my grandfather Joe passed on. My mother and father were married at OLPH and they had a reception at what was then called The Homstead Hotel, now a home for the aged. My mothers class mates were Jack Cassidy, Jack Lord and one of her firends was Eddie Yost. I hve many great memories of the place as well, sorry to see it has changed so much, sad to say not for the better.


Author: Walter - Of Forest Hills, New York.

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This entry was recorded on Friday, 19 November 2004.

hello. I really appreciate the great website you have!


Author: Jo Higgins - Of Fairfield, CT, USA.

This entry was recorded on Friday, 19 November 2004.

I was recently looking around the Kew Gardens/Richmond Hill area for a Co-op. I had never been to Kew Gardens before and while I was driving around the area I came across private streets with very old homes. Can you tell me what this area is called and who I can contact about home sales in that area.

Thank you. Maria


Author: Maria - Of Lynbrook, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 17 November 2004.

My mom went to Richmond Hill High School. This special person graduated ( my guess here ) 59' or 60'. Her name was Mary DeLoca. Her married name was Mary Epifanio. Mary worked at Connie's restaurant. She passed away on September 28th 2004. I know there are folks out there that knew my mom... More than likely from travels thru Richmond Hill... Anyone who comes to this web site that recalls,... please respond... The response is so curing. Thank You.


Author: Vincent Epifanio - Of Oakdale, NY, U.S.A.

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 17 November 2004.

ACTUALLY I SIGNED ON TO GET INFORMATION ABOUT JACK MAPLE. WHILE IT SEEMS THAT NO ONE ON THE REGISTRY KNEW HIM; THE SITE IS VERY INTERESTING.


Author: JIM - Of arizona city, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 16 November 2004.

Your site is great. I enjoyed reading the memories. I was born in Richmond Hill and went to PS 108 and John Adams. We lived on 109th st between Liberty and 103rd. My mother was born on that block. Her maiden name is Bloom and my grandfather owned a lighting store on Liberty and 109- Piermont Lighting. It was next to Primrose bakery- across from Saul's candy store. We used to play handball on the wall of American Bedding. Looking forward to hearing from old friends and visiting this site. Thanks.


Author: Todd Greenberg - Of new york, usa.

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This entry was recorded on Sunday, 14 November 2004.

Does anyone remember the BAKER family from 133-02 95th Ave? This would have been in the 40's and 50's. Bernard and Evelyn were the parents of Evelyn, Dorothy, Bernard, and Joan. I assume they went to St. Benedicts. they are long lost cousins of mine.
Jim Baker


Author: Jim Baker - Of Norfolk, VA

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This entry was recorded on Sunday, 14 November 2004.

Went to HCJgraduated 1974-started with Sister Carol-ended
with Sister Regina-lived on 111th st between 86th and jamaica ave then moved to 110th between jamaica and 91st ave/remember the mens store-corner of 111th st-maries candy
store-wise drugs-and then al's candy store-great place to
grow up/anyone remember those years??


Author: Marianne - Of St James, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Sunday, 14 November 2004.

I lived in Richmond Hill during the 50's-60's near Van Wyck and Hillside as a young girl until my family moved. When I found your website doing a search on Queens NY, I could not believe the memories and information you have provided me. Thank you for this wonderful website!


Author: Margaret Kelly - Of Arlington, VA, USA.

This entry was recorded on Friday, 12 November 2004.

was in richmond hill today moved to levittown 2 years ago lived at 101 55 121street for 38 years before moving.


Author: andrea - Of levittown ny, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 11 November 2004.

was Irv's candy store next to the C&F Bar&Grill? on the corner of 111th and Liberty? My mother and stepfather owned that place. I remember Winther's. Charlie Winther was there in 1980 (Al had died many years before). when I last saw Winther's, it was a deli. my folk's bar was a West Indian bar.


Author: Jonn Mulry

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 11 November 2004.

To Walter Eisenhardt: Yes, I remember Eisenhardt's well. From 1960 - 1970 (ages 2 through 12), I lived right around the corner at 104-67 111th Street, 6 doors down from your grandmother, who I remember as Mrs. Cannon. One of my best friends, Glen Olson lived next store to her. I remember as a young boy, going to Eisenhardts with my Mom and being given slices of rolled-up baloney while we were waiting for her order. In that area, I also remember Winther's, Irv's candy store, Smitty's, Moblegotz Hardware (sp ?).
I have lots of great memories of the old neighborhood.


Author: Tom Klein - Of Piscataway, NJ.

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 10 November 2004.

I was looking for The Church of the Resurrection and found this great site! I was born in Richmond Hill in 1929 and lived on the ground floor apartment at 8759 115th St from '34 to '39 when we moved to Lynbrook, LI . I attended PS 51 (now a police station)from K - 4 and saw my first movie at either The Garden or RKO Kieths - it was a Shirley Temple film. My pal, John Tegler and his sister (Marilyn, I think) lived up the block at 8745 - he was called "Junior". The street was smooth tar and a great surface for roller-skating - and there were few cars either going by or on either side of the street since it was the depression. Our milk, bread and vegetables were delivered by horse-drawn vehicles. There was a "Springer's" store on Jamaica Avenue - no relation to us. I'd have gone to RHHS if we had stayed. I wonder if the George Tegler who Richard Klauser mentioned was the younger brother of my long ago buddy? And I wonder what happened to all the Daly kids who lived across the street. Richie Daly was also a friend. I was looking for the Church of the Resurrection because my parents became Episcopalians there in the early 30's, confirmed by the Reverend Arthur Rolland Cummings. Any comments?


Author: Frank Springer - Of Damariscotta, Maine, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 9 November 2004.

I GREW UP IN A GROUP HOME IN RICHMOND HILL 85-87 I WENT TO JHS 226


Author: TONY TISDALE - Of RALEIGH, AMERICA.

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 9 November 2004.

Hello,

My dad was one of the emergency workers at this wreck. I printed this out for him to read.

Thanks!


Author: Sue Nelson - Of Phoenix, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Monday, 8 November 2004.

Just wanted to say that I really found your website to be a wonderful display of Richmond Hill's history and I'm glad that you are so dedicated in sharing it with everyone!


Author: Jordan Forbes - Of Richmond Hill, NY, USA.

This entry was recorded on Monday, 8 November 2004.

Wondering if any of the members here remember "Eisenhardt's Prime Meats" on Liberty and 111th street, just a few doors down from "Winthers Ice Cream Parlor"? My father owned Eisenhardt's and I was a frequent flyer for the egg creams served at Winthers. My grandmother Sarah (Sally) Cannon lived on 111th Street. My fondest memories are the ones I have delivering turkeys around Thanksgiving time by jumping from the large basket as John Rommel, Rickie Daily, or Jimmy Daily drove the delivery bike. Great town, great memories.


Author: Walter Eisenhardt Jr. - Of Forest Hills, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Monday, 8 November 2004.

I still live on 95th Avenue and Lefferts. I attended SBJL and well today is the reunion celebrating the 90th anniversary. At first I didn't want to go because well, to be honest, that school holds one hell of a traumatic past for me. But, hey, it seriously is all in the past so I've decided to go and check the school out. After all its been over 15 years. Anyway, is anyone else coming to the reunion?


Author: Ami Elizabeth Colon - Of New York, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Saturday, 6 November 2004.

I'm a student at Stanford and lived in Richmond Hill. Was curious about my hometown and I was really surprised to find your great website!


Author: Amber Adams - Of San Francisco, USA.

This entry was recorded on Friday, 5 November 2004.

Just curious to know if anyone remembers the Rielly family on Atlantic Ave. and 114th...My Dad was John Snow,we lived there until 1968.


Author: John Snow - Of Baldwin, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Friday, 5 November 2004.

KATHLEEN COONEY,
THE MASS AT ST. BENNY'S IS ON NOV.6 AT 2 O PM WITH A TOUR OF THE SCHOOL THEREAFTER. DON'T FORGET YOUR HOMEWORK.

ED GONZALEZ


Author: ED GONZALEZ - Of KEW GARDENS,N. Y., USA.

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 3 November 2004.

I was looking up information on Richmond Hill in Canada and stumbled upon your website. Its been very interesting discovering this other Richmond Hill. Any connection?


Author: Warren Crawfton - Of Toronto, Canada

This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 3 November 2004.

I am trying to find information on my husbands family,
All I have been able to locate is that both his mother and his uncle were born in Richmond Hill, NY.
His mothers name was Ruth Ann Mertins born I believe in 1923 and his uncle was Robert Mertins.
His grandfather was also Robert Mertins married to Anna Pritchard or Prichard?? unsure of spelling.
Robert Mertins Sr died at the age of 45. Anna married some one years later named Stomyer or stromeyer?? also unsure.
Anyone with any info whatso ever will be greatly appreciated, good or bad.
We would just like to have any info at all.
I have been looking for this family for over 4 years but cannot seem to find anything except that the kids were both born in Richmond Hill.

Thank You!!


Author: Robin Granicy-Sergent - Of Lancaster,CA, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 3 November 2004.

I was seeking information on Jacob Riis and found your website to be an exquisite resource. Thanks for your help!


Author: Heather Olsen - Of Concord, NH, US.

This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 2 November 2004.

I had no idea this site existed. I have lived in Richmond Hill for the past twenty years and I will be a frequent visitor to the site.


Author: Sanford J Cohen - Of Richmond Hill,, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 2 November 2004.

HI LOVE THE SITE

I NOTICED THAT SOMEONE SAID THAT ST BENEDICT ANNIVERARY MASS IS O NOV 6TH ON THE OTHER SITE IT SAYS NOV 16TH.

CAN SOMEONE LET ME KNOW CORRECT DATE??? THANKS


Author: KATHLEEN BUCKLEY COONEY - Of SAYVILLE, NEW YORK, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 2 November 2004.

My grandchildren found your website and shared this wonderful website with me. It has been a great joy visiting here and learning so much about where I had grown up many years ago.


Author: William Thomas - Of Manhasset, NY, US.

This entry was recorded on Monday, 1 November 2004.

My grandmother was born in Richmond Hills in 1905 and I'm looking for information about her father who was a public school teacher.


Author: Becky Windel

This entry was recorded on Saturday, 30 October 2004.

Halloechen! Na sagt mal, wo habt Ihr Euch so lange versteckt? Ich bin total happy, dass ich endlich Eure Seite gefunde habe. Ich suche sehr oft nach Information wie die in Eurer Webseite, und ich muss sagen, dass was Ihr schreibt und anbietet ganz einfach die beste Auskunft im ganzen Internet ist. Auch die Grafiken und Berichte sind einfach toll. Ich habe mir Eure Seite sofort markiert. Von nun an werde ich jeden Tag bei Euch vorbeisehen. Nur weiter so - ich werde auch meinen Bekannten von Euch berichten und ihnen sagen, Euch so oft wie moeglich zu besuchen. Mit freundlichen Gruessen


Author: Michaela - Of Linz, Austria.

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This entry was recorded on Saturday, 30 October 2004.

I lived on 124th street and attended P.S. 121 from 1953 to 1959. Married Doris Neilsen from 95th street and Jamaica ave in 1963 and moved to Miami florida in 1971


Author: Ronald Zasloff - Of Miami, Florida, United States.

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This entry was recorded on Saturday, 30 October 2004.

My visit to your website was a real treat. The memories of my childhood have been renewed. Your Society has done a wonderful service. Thank You!


Author: Susan Friehoffer - Of Highland Park, NJ, USA.

This entry was recorded on Saturday, 30 October 2004.

I had to come back for another look, great site.


Author: Sarah - Of Fraser Island, Australia.

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This entry was recorded on Saturday, 30 October 2004.

TO LES FRIEDLIEB,
I WENT TO RHHS IN THE LATE FORTIES AND WENT TO THE HOFBRAU, JAHNS, GLENNS, MARSHALLS ETC. I REMEMBER IRVING, THE FOX, AND BARRY, WHO WAS A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE AND HAS LEFT US AS OF ABOUT 2 YRS. AGO. BOB O'FLAHERTY WAS THE MGR. OF JAHNS.
ED GONZALEZ


Author: ED GONZALEZ - Of KEW GARDENS, N. Y., USA.

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 28 October 2004.

I was searching for information on Long Island History and found your site to be very helpful. Thanks for your website and keep up the great work!


Author: Dave Sidaukaus - Of New Haven, CT, U.S.

This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 27 October 2004.

I know what a salmon must feel like swimming upstream...
Wow! This walk down memory lane was remarkable. I went to RHHS from 1950 to 54. Fortunately, those were great times for me and I remember a lot of the small stuff that makes a place a home. My hang-out, of course, was Jahns. But in those years, we hung around a lot of the places in the neighborhood including Forest Park and the Y on Parsons Blvd which we used to get to by sneaking on the elevated line--a type of derring do that might make older and wiser people shudder to think about. I belonged to Iota Psi and cherished my good friends. In the end, it's the associations that count. And Richmond Hill was kind of a close knit community as many will remember. We never had any trouble with anyone and everyone got along. it was pure Mary Tyler Moore and like a little town in the midst of a big city. I don't think that kind of mood could be recaptured today anywhere. And I think that's kind of sad. It's nice that we who remember those days can still recall with fondness our experiences. Irving Pierre the Fox, Pappa Jahn and Barry made Jahns a truly unique and wonderful experience for us kids; not to mention the great parties, the strolls down Forest Park and the carousel; the summer trips to 116th Street in Rockaway and the Hofbrau and all of the other great memories we had. Having traveled around the globe, I am no longer surprised to run into people from the old neighborhood. i live in Delaware now and recently stopped into a hot new restaurant in NYC to try it out. Of course, I got into a conversation with the folks on one side and discussed doing the old dances like the Lindy and Savoy and happened to mention I went to RHHS. Immediately, somebody from the other side interrupted me to tell me he went there, too. It was all part of the six degrees of separation. We were all so lucky to have such a great place to grow up in. If anyone else has fond memories of the old neighborhood, please feel free to share your memories. i am especially interested in anyone who remembers the early fifties at RHHS...
Thanks. My email is hubmaster@aol.com.


Author: Les Friedlieb - Of Lewes DE, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 26 October 2004.

I had a most enjoyable time visiting your website and look forward to your future updates!


Author: Sloan Dawson - Of Washington, DC, USA.

This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 26 October 2004.

Looking for pictures of old grocery stores


Author: howekat - Of San Francisco, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 26 October 2004.

My ancestors, the Clarke family, lived in Richmond Hill from c 1890-1920 before moving to Hempstead. I am doing geneology work and found that your site was the best! Keep up the good work!


Author: Diana Clarke Wallace - Of Fredericksburg VA, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Monday, 25 October 2004.

Thanks for your historic article on St. Benedict Joseph!


Author: Kenneth O'Brien - Of Richmond Hill, NY, USA.

This entry was recorded on Sunday, 24 October 2004.

Just Visiting


Author: John Wild - Of Toronto, Canada.

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This entry was recorded on Saturday, 23 October 2004.

Your site is great. I am a native Long Islander whose roots go back to the Shinnecocks, and to the Dutch (my mother's maiden name is Snedeker). I lived in South Ozone Park for four years of my childhood, but my parents had a tavern on Liberty Avenue (C&F Bar and Grill ) Mom always refered to the area as Richmond Hill, technicalities aside, that's how I remebered it. Again, great site. Man, I'm homesick.


Author: Jonn Mulry - Of Chattanooga

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This entry was recorded on Friday, 22 October 2004.

I had a wonderful time at RHHS (class of '75) and made a few life-long friends whom I cherish. I have wonderful memories that I share with my daughter as she looks forward to hs. There is nota day that goes by that something does not trigger a memory related to my years at RHHS.
My favorite teacher was Marvin Schifrin (Social Studies). Does anyone have any memories of him.
Thank you for reviving the.


Author: Joey Castro - Of Pembroke Pines, FL, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 21 October 2004.

I have been doing some family research and just hit upon this site. My Dad (Joseph DeLuca) was born in RH in 1914. We lived in the same home where he was born, ( 120 130th street) until 1952. Ofcourse, I was just a baby when we move out to LI so I don't remember anything.
I am looking forward to finding out more about my family and life in Richmond Hill. I've enjoyed exploring my Queens roots.
Thank you for all your hard work.
Verna


Author: Verna Spier - Of Chapel Hill, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Sunday, 17 October 2004.

Was just searching for ideas from other classes information.


Author: LaShunda Chancey - Of Montgomery, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Friday, 15 October 2004.

To: George Elsis
From: Butch Quinn

Sorry, if Nancy Quinn was a relative I didn't know her. As for Billy and Joey. The last I ever saw of Billy was around 1968 and I really did't know Joey to well other than to say "hi" when I saw him. Thanks for the reply.


Author: Butch Quinn

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 14 October 2004.

To: Butch Quinn
From: George Elsis
I graduated St. Benny's in 1959 with Nancy Quinn was she a relative of yours? Thank you, George Elsis


Author: George Elsis

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 14 October 2004.

To: Butch Quinn
From : George Elsis

My last post was meant for you Butch not Nancy Cataldi. Sorry Nancy for the confusion. Thank you, George Elsis


Author: George Elsis

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 14 October 2004.

To: Nancy Cataldi

Nancy good to hear from you. BTW....Pat Tarney's post is on this page dated Tuesday, 13 Jan. 2004. I do not know where either Billy or Joey Tarney are now. The last contact I had with them was in 1966. When was the last time you had any communication with Billy? Patty has posted her e-mail address with her posting. I sent her a e-mail about a month ago but I received no reply. I lived two doors down from them. I remember the youngest of the chrildren, I think Danny was his name. I remember also Ileen, Billy's sister, I believe she was a few years younger then Billy. George Elsis


Author: George Elsis

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 14 October 2004.

This is one great website! I heard about it from a friend and I was really impressed with everything I found here. Keep it going for future generations to come...


Author: Laine Margolis - Of Dix Hills, NY, US.

This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 12 October 2004.

Dan Murphy: I know the house. If I remember correctly it was an all brick house and the corner house was kind of a old Victorian with a big wrap around porch. Unfortunately you were already gone about 5 years when I was born. I can't remember the name of the family that lived in your house, I just remember the man, who was a very large german fellow, was a mason. Most of the names you mentioned aren't ringing any bells with me, sure wish they did. Thanks for the memories of Richmond Hill.


Author: Butch Quinn - Of Hermitage, TN, usa.

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 12 October 2004.

Butch Quinn: Had to drop you a line. I was born in the house on the southwest corner of 118th St. and 89th Ave, and lived there until 1948. The Dixons lived in the big house next door. It had a big cherry tree in the yard next to our house, and Mr. Dixon would give me a bag of cherries wwhen they were ripe. The house is still there, but after the Dixons died, it was divided into six apartments, which gives you an idea of how big a house it is. The Dolans lived on the opposite side of the street and the McGranes across from our house. Among my earliest memories is going with my mother to see the half-built Holy Child church before the roof was on it, and seeing a vaudeville show at Keith's, with a short animated cartoon as an extra feature. Great memories of growing up in Richmond Hill.


Author: Dan Murphy - Of Yonkers, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 12 October 2004.

Just curious if there is a connection with Richmond Hill in U.K.? Thanks for the info.


Author: Julia K. - Of Milford, PA, USA.

This entry was recorded on Sunday, 10 October 2004.

For all you St. Benny's afficionados, please check out the update page for a thoroughly outstanding history of the church by Carl Ballenas. Kudos to Dennis Doyle for his work on keeping this website one of the best in New York! Hope to see you at our "Spirits Alive " event on Oct 23rd at Maple Grove and our dinner dance at Abbracciamento's on November 6!


Author: nancy cataldi - Of richmond hill , america.

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This entry was recorded on Saturday, 9 October 2004.

George Elsis - I saw your post to Pat Tarney, but never did find her posting. I knew her brother Billy very well we used to hang around together. I didn't really know Joey. Just wondering what ever happened to Billy. I used to live on 118th street right off 89th ave.


Author: Butch Quinn - Of Hermitage, TN, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Saturday, 9 October 2004.

I found your site through a link on Queens Historical Societies. I was always interested in finding out the history and your site has been unbelieveably helpful.


Author: Wayne Leighton - Of Douglaston, NY, US.

This entry was recorded on Thursday, 7 October 2004.

St. Benedict Joseph Labre School's 90th Anniversary will be celebrated with a special mass at the Church on November 6 th, 2004 at 2:30pm. All are welcome to attend. St. Benedict Joseph Labre Church is Located at 94-40 118th Street in Richmond Hill


Author: Deborah - Of Richmond Hill, NYC.

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 6 October 2004.

Hi, I'm a life long resident (all of 35 yrs) of Richmond Hill who stumbled onto this site. I e-mailed the link for the victorian slide show to my brother who now resides out of state. I'm a NYC EMS EMT, former student and current parishiner of St. Benedict Joseph Labre. I returned home in 1999 after living in Nassau County for 4 years during my former marriage. It's been wonderful to be back. I participate in the choir with my family and my son is an alterserver, too. We even help with the Sunday school program. My sister and I, in the wake of our mother's death, have decided to renovate our birth home and stay. In response to the inquiry regarding an upcoming class reunion, St. Benedict's school is celebrating it's 90 anniversary with events that began in September 2004 and ending in April of 2005. If you are and alumnus (or know of one) you may contact Ann Eckert at 718 849-4048 at the school Monday, tuesday, & Wedensday. She will update you on current and future events. Additional information will be posted on www.classmates.com


Author: Deborah - Of Richmond Hill, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 6 October 2004.

Richmond hill was such a great place to grow up,any one from R.H.H.S class of 88-91 be nice to here from somebody.


Author: Danny G. Jr. - Of commack, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 5 October 2004.

This website was like taking a trip back in time. The homes were absolutely beautiful! I really enjoyed this trip back into time and i hope i can one day take a trip to the museum with my son. I have lived in Richmond Hill for the past 15 years and have always been curious as to how did it look before and thanks to your website, i was able to obtain an image.


Author: Elizabeth Redd - Of Richmond Hill, New York.

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 5 October 2004.

I graduated from RHHS in January, 1940. Lived in Forest Hills, Queens and used to walk through Forest Park to get to RHHS. I played the piano in the orchestra along with a gal named Rita Curley. Would love to hear anything about her and also an old flame who graduated two years before me by the name of Wesley Lang.


Author: Anna A. Cathcart, nee Le Blanc - Of Hillton Head, SC, USA.

This entry was recorded on Saturday, 2 October 2004.

I just wanted to register my thanks for having a great website on Richmond Hill's History. It is apparent that you have an enormous love and pride for the community and your website reflects it beautifully!


Author: Hildy Kratzen - Of Wappingers Falls, NY, USA.

This entry was recorded on Thursday, 30 September 2004.

A wonderful website. It brought back so mant memories, names and places I had forgotten. I went to St. Benidicts for eight years, graduated in 1950. Then to RHHS graduated in 1954.I remember Jahn's the roller rink. Lived at 134 18 95th Ave. Does anyone remember that neighborhood. There was a deli on Van Wyck Schroder's then the Schell's. Also a drug store and a Jewish candy store. My parents lived there until 1963 when they retired and moved to Fl. Would love to hear from anyon who remembers that tine and neighborhood


Author: Pat Kennedy Perry - Of Agawam, Ma., USA.

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 30 September 2004.

WOW – what a fantastic website for anyone and everyone who has ever lived or is living in Richmond Hill, NY. I hope more and more data is added. It’s absolutely wonderful!

My brother and I lived on 113 Street between 84th and 85th Avenues from 1939 to 1957 – literally grew up here. I went from kindergarten to graduation (1950) at PS90, then to RHHS (graduated June 1954). I remember all the places and good memories the other guests have been referring to. I was a participant in all of it during the years mentioned. This is really a “trip down Memory Lane” – has brought back memories of events and people I haven’t thought about for years – really pulls at those “heart strings.”


Author: HELEN (ESELGROTH) GOCS - Of Easton, Maryland, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 30 September 2004.

FYI re: Republican club - originally was home for the Amercian Communit Party - also had 2 wonderful old duck pin lanes in the basement (I used to pin for them)


Author: John Mackin Ade - Of Hilton head Island, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 29 September 2004.

It was very nice to view this site because I got to see places around my way.I never knew what the republican club was until now and also I learned that the library was built by Mr.Carnegie
I will always come to this site for information aout my home town


Author: MiShel Penson - Of Richmond hill, New york.

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 29 September 2004.

Relevance of the below to Richmond Hill ?


Author: Joe

This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 28 September 2004.

I checked out Bill Clinton's autobiography from the library. Speaking of Bill's friend Bert Jeffries serving in Viet Nam, page 151 says:

"When Bert died, he was serving in the marines with two of his closest friends from Hot Springs, Ira Stone and Duke Watts. His family got to select one person to bring his body home, a choice of some consequence since, under military regulations, that person didn’t have to go back. They choose Ira, who had already been wounded three times, in part because Duke, who had his own narrow escapes from death, had only a month left on his tour."

I never heard of this system. When someone dies in combat the parents of the deceased can pick someone to leave the Marines?


Author: Lord Crotchington

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 28 September 2004.

I always missed Richmond Hill and wasn't quite sure. But after visiting this great website, I now know why! Thanks for the memories!!


Author: Michael McFedries - Of Hollis, NH

This entry was recorded on Monday, 27 September 2004.

looking for a glass building that was built in queens? 1910-1940?


Author: Lawrence Foden - Of Riverhead, Suffolk.

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This entry was recorded on Monday, 27 September 2004.

Where is everyone from the graduating class of 1979? I didn't see them on the list who attended the class reunion, I live in South Carolina now, and trying to find everyone. Joyce Wilson,Lisa Hernandez,Holger,James Anderson and his sister. Please email me if you know where anyone is or about anyone. Thanks


Author: Dawn Fiore - Of Irmo

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This entry was recorded on Monday, 27 September 2004.

Pat Tarney....I saw your post on this site. I lived on 116th Street also, just two homes from your home. I knew you brothers Joey and Billy. I remember you very well.


Author: George Elsis

This entry was recorded on Sunday, 26 September 2004.

1959 grad of SBJL.


Author: George Elsis

This entry was recorded on Sunday, 26 September 2004.

I was looking for information on Morris Park and found your site to be very helpful. Thanks and much appreciation for your website!


Author: Peter Vlanden - Of Boston, USA.

This entry was recorded on Friday, 24 September 2004.

It's been awhile since my last post, so I thoght I'd try again. Looking for all the gang from 111th street between Myrtle and 86th avenue. I lived at 85-44 and had some great times growing up with the Pohlmans, Hoefners, Rudolphs, Corridores, Deemers and others. Please send me a note if you visit this site. Thanks. PAul


Author: paul galbraith - Of stony point ,ny, usa.

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 23 September 2004.

I just looked up the Deehan name, which is my maiden name. I am originally from Derry City N.Ireland. Do you know the history of the Deehan's mentioned in this site??????


Author: Maria Nelson - Of Portland,Or, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 23 September 2004.

Wow! I thought Richmond Hill was like any other town in NYC but to my amazement RH really has a rich history. Thanks for your great website!!


Author: Rita - Of Stamford, CT, USA.

This entry was recorded on Thursday, 23 September 2004.

Just checking back to see what's new, and to see if anybody did recognize my name. If not mine, you may have known one of my 4 sisters, Pat, Maureen, Kathleen, or Christine. I lived on 118th Street just off of 89th Ave. Some of the people I hung around with was Tommy Gueriglio, Harry Copp, Richard Halix, Jimmy "bulldog" Nelson, Jimmy Krach, Dale Kent, John and Vinny Adamovich,the entire Eidel family (all seven or eight can't remember how many) John Collins Diane LaCousi, Kathy Bevan, Jimmy Kelly, the Hands brothers, Mike Daliendo and his sister Denise, Steve Pearlstein, Joanie Kershack, Robin Gershwin can't remember anymore guess I named off most of the people living on or around 118th street. Just to let you know I graduated St Benny's in '68 and went to Holy Cross after that till '71. Well would love to hear from anybody that remembers me or one of my old friends.

Butch Quinn


Author: Butch Quinn - Of Hermitage, TN, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 22 September 2004.

hey all you richmond hillers. yup, this web site is very cool. the book is fun to read too. hi sue leiz. glad you found this site and are enjoying it. i was from the holy child jesus parish (just around the corner on ll3 St) and lived there till i got my own place in woodhaven (after many years of travelling) settled down and got married later in life and had 3 kids in woodhaven and then moved to merrick. my dad still lives on ll3th St. so i go back often. went to st. michaels h.s. in east new york.


Author: laura mcbride bellew - Of merrick, usa.

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 21 September 2004.

What a great site! Thanks, Laura McBride, for telling me about it. I graduated from Holy Child in 1961 - and RHHS in 1965. If anyone out there recognizes my name, send me a quick e mail. I lived in Richmond Hill until 1985 when my husband was transferred to Wyomissing Pennsylvania. We lived in one of the older victorian homes on 113th Street between 84th & 85th Avenue. Love to hear from anyone from "my time".


Author: Susan Leiz Lyon - Of Wyomissing PA, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 21 September 2004.

Sounds like Joe didn't like school....


Author: John Mackin Ade - Of Hilton Head Island, USA.

This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 21 September 2004.

I lived on 94th Street between Jamaica Av and Park Lane South 1958-1969, which is technically Woodhaven, but the boundaries are ambiguous and don’t matter. The BAD school situation forced my family out in the white flight to the suburbs in 1969. Demographically, the area was much like a lilly white suburb, with few broken homes, before the drug culture in the early and mid-1960’s, but the creatures that ran the schools were another story.

I attended PS66 for grades 1 – 4 (1962 –1966). The PS66 Principal, Mrs. (Evelyn ?) Feingold, a yelling, intimidating narcissist, encouraged only the worst behavior from her teachers. Policies were mass punishment (written assignments, detention) to the entire class for the miss behavior of 2 or 3, such as talking in the halls. Teacher behavior like that today would result in a cell phone call from child to parent, and it would end right there. That thereby made the teachers the enemy of the entire class. There was 1: Handleman, Weeks (who died in 1965); 2: Amann, Fox; 3: Scharf, one other; 4: Karl, Imperante. Others were Richards, Harris, Sheriden, Colletti. The lunch aids should also have been committed, or never within 1,000 feet of a child. The two 4th grade teachers were real verbally abusive bitches and forced the decision to enter a private school for 5th and 6th grade in Kew Gardens. Returning to the volatile JHS210 for the 68-69 school year with Shanker’s endless and repeated teacher strikes, racial violence from those bussed in, inept and obnoxious Principal Tedaldi and her 4 assistants (such as Jo Schwindt), possibilities of going to F.K.Lane High School (this predates local school boards) meant moving to Long Island for good for 8th grade.

Rapidly deteriorating service, infrastructure, and crime levels on the Jamaica El (then the QJ & KK trains) were also determining factors. It’s a shame most of the parents in the area at the time either trusted the miserable faculty over the own child, or didn’t care.

The neighborhood and Jamaica El seem to have regentrified. I do hope PS66 and JHS210 have changed for the better.


Author: Joe - Of Somerset County, NJ

This entry was recorded on Monday, 20 September 2004.

My grandmother was born in Jamaica and I am looking for historical links. Thank you for the opportunity.


Author: Allen Scott - Of St. Augustine FL, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Sunday, 19 September 2004.

Even though since im in jail i dont get on line much, when I do I love this site, brings back family nastalga, thanks so much


Author: Howard Johnson - Of Wilmington NC, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Friday, 17 September 2004.

hi looking for old friends pat white, pat m,c cabe, carol maloney. i graduated st bennie 1954. went to bishop mc donnell. lived on 103 rd and 121st.


Author: kathleen cooney nee buckley - Of sayville, ny, usa.

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This entry was recorded on Friday, 17 September 2004.

I am insane about history and quite frankly other things too. But I llove ur website keep plugging


Author: Howard Johnson - Of Richmond NC, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 16 September 2004.

Lived in Richmond Hill from 1976 to 1983
attended Holy Child Jesus school until 8th grade in 1979.
Anybody out there from the 1979 graduating class?
e-mail me please


Author: kathy gil

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 15 September 2004.

I moved to Woodhaven in 1969 (9108 98th Street) went to Ps66... IS292... Then RHHS until 1975. Great place to grow up and many fond memories of high school.


Author: Michael Brown - Of Sacramento, CA, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Monday, 13 September 2004.

Its been a real treat discovering your website about the town that I will always miss. I grew up in Richmond Hill during the 50's-60's and moved to Oregon as a young Hippie.


Author: Jodie "sunshine" Amstutz - Of Salem, OR, US.

This entry was recorded on Friday, 10 September 2004.

Looking forward to meeting you all at the Forest Park Fair!


Author: Michael Gorlick - Of Philadelphia, PA, USA.

This entry was recorded on Thursday, 9 September 2004.

I grew up in Richmond Hill, went to St Benny's and graduated in '68 then went to Holy Cross in Flushing that was a trek for 4 years. I lived at 89-16 118th Street right down from the Police Station. Bought my first house on 122nd Street across the street from the firehouse and the LIRR shops. I used to bowl for Glenn's Bar at the old Triangle Bowling Center and spent many a day at the RKO Keith's and the Casino. Your site is great, brought back alot of memories and a need to go back and see the old neighborhood again. Thanks again for all your hard work in making this possible.
Just one thing, you didn't mention anything about St. Bennys in your site.

H. Butch Quinn


Author: Hubert "Butch" Quinn - Of Hermitage, TN, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 9 September 2004.

Millicent, what part of Richmond Hill did you come from? There weren't too many of us who spelled Rodgers with a "d"


Author: dr. john rodgers - Of Valley Stream

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 8 September 2004.

Found your site through richmondhillny.com and was pleasantly surprised that ol' richmond hill can be reached through my computer. Great sites and memories. Thanks!


Author: Milicent Rodgers - Of Roseville, CA, US.

This entry was recorded on Monday, 6 September 2004.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE RHHS '65 REUNION, CONTACT GREAT REUNIONS.COM. OR CLASSMATES.COM. IN ADDTION, YOU MAY WRITE TO ME DIRECTLY FOR INFORMATION AT LV2TRVLNY@AOL.COM.THANKS.


Author: LILOLEME - Of LONG ISLAND, N.Y., USA.

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This entry was recorded on Saturday, 4 September 2004.

CONTACT GREAT REUNIONS OR MYSELF CONCERNING RHHS '65 REUNION ON OCT.8TH,2005 AT THE LAGUARDIA MARRIOT.THE 30TH WAS GREAT, BUT THIS ONE WILL BE EVEN BETTER!


Author: LILOLEME - Of LONG ISLAND, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Saturday, 4 September 2004.

LARRY BARNES,
MY FATHER,CHARLIE GONZALEZ, WORKED FOR ARAMCO IN DHAHRAN IN THE '50,S UP UNTIL 1960. HE WAS IBM COORDINATOR. DID YOU KNOW HIM?
ED


Author: EDWARD GONZALEZ - Of KEW GARDENS,N.Y., USA.

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 1 September 2004.

I attended PS90 in the 1960s and was wondering if there was any way to track down a teacher who was there at the time


Author: Julianne Sexton - Of Edgecomb, ME

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 1 September 2004.

I don't know what a url is. I'm an artist and love pictures of old houses but wish I could find more photos of insides of them too.


Author: felice wyche - Of Yucca valley, usa.

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This entry was recorded on Monday, 30 August 2004.

I may be very close to being th eoldest alum of RHHS, being a member of the class of '40. I remember starting in the annexes and then the morning and afternoon sessions in the main buidling. I was head of the guard force, with Rodney Dangerfield in my crew, though I don't remember him. I didn't graduate from RH, having transferred to Mount Hermon School for my senior year. Went to Syracuse U., and worked for thirty years in Saudi Arabia. Is it too much to hope that someone remembers me?


Author: Larry Barnes - Of Keene, NH, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Sunday, 29 August 2004.

hi tommy molan
i remember you gary, charlie (who lived accross from the delarues), larry(lived in the same house as charlie) your sister pat, Kathy dillion and others. i am the only kelter girl michael , james & bryan are my brothers we lived on 85ave. and 124st. when i was younger i remember looking up to all you older kids........... wow where did the years go.


Author: noreen - Of kew gardens, usa.

This entry was recorded on Saturday, 28 August 2004.

I love going back to this site....many fond memories of times and friends in RH. Writing in reference to the SBJL reunion in November and wondered if anyone knew what happend to the Gauthier family .... they lived at 121st Street and 97th Avenue....I was friends with Peter Gauthier. Looking forward to the reunion.


Author: Dorothy Devlin Southworth - Of West Hartford, CT, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 26 August 2004.

i WENT to ps66 how i was there just a few Years ago am now 17 bout to be 18 , then i went to jhs 210,now finally i go to Rhhs i hope i can finesh there since i have so many bad Influences its hard to stay in but i gotta keep my mind right! ! !


Author: Shazeya baksh - Of qUEENS

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 26 August 2004.

I lived on 130th Street off Atlantic Ave. Attended P.S.55 then P.S.121 and finally RHHS. I met my husband at the Hillside Roller Rink. I have nothing but fond memories of growing up in Richmond Hill. Thanks for the memories.


Author: Annette - Of Farmingville, USA.

This entry was recorded on Thursday, 26 August 2004.

I lives on 130th Street off Atlantic Ave. Attended P.S.55 then P.S.121 and finally RHHS. I met my husband at the Hillside Roller Rink. I have nothing but fond memories of growing up in Richmond Hill. Thanks for the memories.


Author: Annette - Of Farmingville, USA.

This entry was recorded on Thursday, 26 August 2004.

This is in response to the previous message from Thomas Moylan. Tom, my husband, George DeLorenzo also graduated in '69.


Author: Meredith DeLorenzo, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Monday, 23 August 2004.

THIS IS A GREAT SITE I LIVED ON HILLSIDE AVE &123ST WENT TO PS54 JHS217 AND RICHMOND HILL HS GRAD.IN 1969


Author: TOMMY MOYLAN - Of BAY SHORE

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This entry was recorded on Saturday, 21 August 2004.

I found your site searching for Victorian Homes and was truly amazed. Great town and hope they still exist another 100 years. Thanks for all your dedication!


Author: Walter Kriegman - Of Woodstock, NY, USA.

This entry was recorded on Saturday, 21 August 2004.

I lived on 85th Ave between 94th & 95th streets and and would walk to PS66 where I spent more time in Mrs. Levine's (the Principal) than I did the classroom. I would walk past the ENDO pipe factory where the workers would shove unfinished pipes thru the windows to us. Sleighed and played in Forest Park. Went to Richmond Hill High School from 1950 to 1953 when my Dad died and we had to move out to the Island (Mastic Beach)for my senior year. It is Richmond Hill that I remember most. Worked at SMILEY'S Variety store @ 114th St. and Jamacia Ave. and GOOSEN's Ice Parlor at Queens Blvd. and Jamacia Ave. until we moved in '53. I'm going to a RHHS 50th reunion: That ought to be a real trip. Great WEB SITE!


Author: Tom Wallace - Of Tucson Arizona, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 19 August 2004.

I lived on
120 St I married one of the Matassa Boys from 110 st
Does any one remember the Greenwood Bar.


Author: Ann Matassa - Of Centereach NY, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 18 August 2004.

Searching for Richmond Hill in UK and stumbled upon your website and enjoyed my visit.


Author: Martin McCall - Of Sheffield, UK.

This entry was recorded on Friday, 13 August 2004.

I had grown up in richmond hill and graduated from SBJL in 1958. I visited the usual haunts-rko,jahns,angelos pizza,but spent alot of my time at smokey park . My handball was pretty good. I played with numerious friends : Donnelly brothers ,Estep brothers,Phil Hoffman ,Robert Fales ,Harrisson family ,Grady family ,Maureen Sullivan . I was stategically located as my family owned the little grocery store at the corner of 95th ave and 125 street. Right across the street from smokey park. I even remember that before they changed the configuration of the swimming area , the park use to fill the pool in the winter time and we use to climb the fence at night and ice skate in the evening.Would like to hear froim some of my old friends .E-Mail cgerace60@aol.com


Author: Carlo Girace - Of Sumter,S.C., USA.

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 11 August 2004.

just want to enter in the guest book again did not see my entry from the other day...any way it was a wonderful going back in time . god bless family friends and good memories , i will always miss life in richmond hill


Author: betty - Of lake ronkonkoma, usa.

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 11 August 2004.

Excellent website. Thanks for keeping this town available for all to visit again through the internet.


Author: Winthrop Hurst - Of Syracuse, NY, U.S.

This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 10 August 2004.

Just completed a Richmond Hill Crawl with some old friends from 110 St. near Jamaica Avenue - Billy Case, Bob Casse, Artie Perry and Jimmy Schuh. The old neighborhood looks pretty good!


Author: Peter Mohan - Of Pawleys Island, SC, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 10 August 2004.

TO TERRY IN REF. TO SBJL REUNION. YOU CAN CONTACT ANN ECKERT AT THE SCHOOL WHOSE ADDRESS IS:
94-25 117TH ST.
R.H., N. Y. 11419
PLANNED ARE A VISIT TO THE SCHOOL FOLLOWED BY A GET-TO-GETHER AFTER, A DINNER DANCE IN 2005, SOME GOLF OUTINGS, ETC.
YOU CAN WRITE TO ANN AND SHE WILL FROWARD DETAILS. THE PHONE NO. IS 718-849-4048. ADD. INFO WILL BE POSTED ON WWW.CLASSMATES.COM
ED GONZALEZ


Author: ED GONZALEZ - Of KEW GARDENS, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 10 August 2004.

wow i always knew richmond hill people are special...this site proves it .i lived on 104 street on 91 st ave across from roys deli and jakes candy store..i go back to visit every year ..holy child jesus looks exactly the same.. i just spoke to an old friend from 109th street irene feldman she gave me this site..my husband and i met at the triangle diner across form the bar..i also go to my old house and sit on the stoop when there is no one looking..what a great place i still keep in touch with angie ponte from 102 st.i had alot of friends i loved from richmond hill i hold many treasured memories in my heart i cried when i saw old picures of the rko next to it salernos were one of my dearest friends annmarie parisi lived ..above the restuarant she always had her head out the window..she was taken from this world much to young,,at 27 years old..but she would have loved this site too god bless all of you p.s.and i hear there will be a 1969 rhhs reunion info on classmates.com peace and love betty


Author: betty monfiletto - Of lake ronkonkoma, usa.

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 10 August 2004.

Heard there is going to be a reunion for St. Benedict Joseph comming up. If you have any info please forward it. Thank you


Author: Terry LeGrady - Of Centereach, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Monday, 9 August 2004.

I was researching the Long Island Railroad accident in 1950 for a Genealogy project. My relative, Peter Buchanok died in that crash and your website gave me a lot of history and information. Thank You


Author: Elsa - Of Brentwood, Ca , USA.

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This entry was recorded on Sunday, 8 August 2004.

Just found your website searching for information on Jacob Riis. Thanks for your informative page about his life in Richmond Hill.


Author: Eeva Jorgensen - Of Stockholm, SE

This entry was recorded on Saturday, 7 August 2004.

Recently moved to Richmond Hill and I am happy to make this my new home and to find out about all its history. This amazing website has given me great appreciation. Thanks Historical Society!


Author: Geena Bhashyam - Of Richmond Hill, NY, US.

This entry was recorded on Friday, 6 August 2004.

Whats up everyone.

I am from Ozone Park. I am now living in Ogden Utah for school. I use to think man the neighborhood went to crap, so I left to go to school. Let me tell you after living with these mormon people I would have no problem moving to Bed-sty. New Yorkers belong in New York! These people here are the most self rightous people I ever met. So those of you thinking about moving away dont do it. I forever will bash the Utah culture, its for the birds. The Mormons can keep it. My Dads family is from Richmond hill 124th accross from smokey park. My aunt lives on 116 and 101


Author: Leo A. Girace Jr. - Of for now Ogden, United States.

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This entry was recorded on Friday, 6 August 2004.

Does anyone know Ricardo or Ricky Hunt he lives or lived on 116th st. If you have any info I would love to hear. Thanks


Author: autum, USA.

This entry was recorded on Thursday, 5 August 2004.

I found your website through the Woodhaven Cultural Society. Great site and enjoyed all the history!


Author: Richard Torraco - Of Woodhaven, NY, US.

This entry was recorded on Thursday, 5 August 2004.

hello every one. i jus moved in to a house. i want 2 know how can i get the history of my house from way back then? if u can help me can u please e mail me and in the subject line put house history so i wont delete ur mail bye accident. thanx alot have a great day


Author: Alex - Of Ozone Park, NY

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 3 August 2004.

I have recently bought a house in Richmond Hill and will be emigrating in the New Year.


Author: David Beddow - Of Bromley, Kent, England.

This entry was recorded on Monday, 2 August 2004.

Searching for information on Jack Kerouac led me to check out your website. Very cool! Thanks.


Author: Hector Lucia - Of Newark, N.J., USA.

This entry was recorded on Monday, 2 August 2004.

Recently went back for a trip down memory lane with my 10 year old son....visited PS 66 which is now called Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis school - all bricks were cleaned and repointed. The schoolyard was empty -- no kids playing, very different fromn when I grew up there in the '60's and 70's. Played stickball with a Spaldeen and the bat that we bought in Jason's. They are building a new school on 101st street just south of old Endo pipe factory. Also visited RHHS....portable classroooms now fill the schoolyard. Went to Jahn's for lunch...was funny to note the proces of all the ice cream choices on the menu. I used to love "Brooklyn Kibitzer", "Screwballs Delight", and "Joe Sent Me". Very dark in there. Drove by Holy Child Jesus where I was married. Also visited Forest Park and Victory Field....the track is shot and in need of repair. The baseball field looks beautiful and was redone in field turf. I remember going to the pizza place across the street. Many great memories! The open fields on Park Lane South between 102nd street and 104th street now are filled with pine trees growing there. We played many baseball and football games there. Freedom Drive was closed off...great sleigh riding there! Before we left we even played a little game of boxball. What stuck out in my mind was that we hardly saw any kids playing anywhere....guess they were inside on their playstations and X Boxes. I'll return evry now and then to show my son what my roots ere like....days that will probably be lost forever......


Author: Pat - Of Long Island, USA.

This entry was recorded on Sunday, 1 August 2004.

Lookin 4 ppl from SBJL class of '02. email me if u remember me.


Author: Sanjeet - Of Sacramento, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Saturday, 31 July 2004.

I am trying to locate a copy of Richmond Hill High School yearbook for 1954. I had to leave before graduating and therefor never received a copy. If anyone has a copy for sale or could direct me to someone who does I would appreciate it. I have tried e-bay and various search engines to see if anything pops up to no avail.


Author: Judy shapiro Leone - Of Belchertown, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Friday, 30 July 2004.

Am researching my Master's Thesis on Anais Nin and came across an address for her family in Richmond Hill -- 620 Audley Street-- is this true?


Author: Allison - Of Toronto, ON, Canada.

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This entry was recorded on Friday, 30 July 2004.

I am looking for any pictures of an apartment building that was at 5076 Jamaica Ave on the 1930 Census. My Killian family lived there and owned a business downstairs, it was either a tavern or Liquor store


Author: Trisha FitzRandolph - Of Amherst, usa.

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This entry was recorded on Friday, 30 July 2004.

Yes jahns was an icecream parlor on the left side of MyrtleAve in richmond hill. It was next to the old rko movie theater i belive. pizza place was on the right side of myrtle near jaimaica ave. little restaurant were the bus use to stop.. Plus a bar around the corner across from jahns.


Author: Butch Leible - Of Hayward Ca., USA.

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This entry was recorded on Sunday, 25 July 2004.

I am looking for old photos or relics that have to dealn with the 102 pct on 118st. i am a police officer assinged there. have been there for 20 yrs. we would like to display items from our history. please contact me at the 102pct. we will make copies and return. thanks


Author: JEFF FISHER - Of RICHMOND HILL NY, USA.

This entry was recorded on Sunday, 25 July 2004.

My father went to school High School in Richmond Hill. He graduated about 1935. We use to visit a place I think was in Richmond Hill, called Jahns. It was a wonderful ice cream parlor. This was in the 1960's. Does anyone know anything about Jahns?


Author: Leslie Nash - Of Paris, KY, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Friday, 23 July 2004.

Was surfing the net when I came across your site. Brought back many memories. Grew up in Richmond Hill. Went to PS 54 and RHHS till 1975 when we moved to Kings park. Lived at 87-16 123 street. Great site.


Author: Rolf Garcia - Of Gettysburg, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Friday, 23 July 2004.

I went to Holy Child Jesus during the later 60's and am looking for someone I went to school with at that time. HIs name is James Bianculli.


Author: Estelle - Of Long Island, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 22 July 2004.

I've been trying to locate my cousin Larry Marks, last contact was in the 50's he lived on 101st Ozone Park with our grandparents named Shapiro.


Author: Judy Leone - Of Belchertown, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 22 July 2004.

Hello everyone,
Our Home 84-37 113 was one of the Man holdings as well. Our deed shows construction starting in 1898 and completion in 1903. The home is also listed in the AiA hadbook as an example of pagoda architecture. Thanks, Vic


Author: Vic and Paula Starsky - Of Richmond Hill, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 21 July 2004.

i lived in richmond hill for 38 years .i just moved last year to levittown li.u might no my husbands sisters pat and gloria grombliniak . we all lived on 121st. off of 103 ave. . his brother in laws are bill jensen and frank mckenna. my e-mail is arose1952@optonline.net


Author: andrea - Of new york, usa.

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 20 July 2004.

It has been a real pleasure visiting and learning about Richmond Hill's history.


Author: Lana Verjanskia - Of Richmond Hill, NY, US.

This entry was recorded on Monday, 19 July 2004.

The site is great, really enjoyed it. Any memories of Smokey PArk 1959-1670 would be appreciated and thoroughly enjoyed. Went to SBJL (56-64)and lived on 124th & 95 Av.the 121 & Liberty Av.


Author: Ed Boudjouk (Boosh) - Of Sewell, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Monday, 19 July 2004.

I used to live in Richmond Hill (95th Ave. & 125th St.). Have great memories hangin out with all my friends and goin to places like Smokey Park, Lennihans, Saint Bennie's, Villa Russo, Gate of Heaven dances, and Rockaway Beach. Wow, they were great times! Thanks for a great website!!


Author: Latisha "Tish" Crowley - Of San Diego, CA, USA.

This entry was recorded on Saturday, 17 July 2004.

My, my, my... what a wonderful surprise! I was searching for Richmond Hill, NY and lo and behold I discovered this great website. I lived in Richmond Hill during my early childhood and after 50 years I still have great memories from growing up there. I thought they would be just a distant memory but visiting your site has totally revitalized my past. Thank you for a fantastic journey and hope to revisit in near future.


Author: Bill Schmidt - Of San Antonio, TX, U.S.

This entry was recorded on Friday, 16 July 2004.

A dear friend told me about your website and I just wanted to drop a note that I truly appreciate the interesting work that is being accomplished by your Society!


Author: Joanne Larson - Of Rochester, NY, USA.

This entry was recorded on Monday, 12 July 2004.

HI, My name is Sharon Reisert, I went to P.S60, 210, Richmond Hill, My mother also went to r.h.h.s her name was Rosaleen Renton. I now live in Long island but grew up in Oz.pk. I go back to my old neighbor hood every once in a while i can't believe how much it changed.
I went to Richmond Hill H.S. in 2000. It was always nice in the buliding but outside was always fights,and gangs, Guess it changed alot from when my mother went there. I had a highschool sweetheart at that time who now i can't find i'm still trying to find him his name was Junior E. Otiz. If you know this person plz feel free to email me!


Author: Sharon anne R. - Of Oceanside, U.S.A.

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This entry was recorded on Friday, 9 July 2004.

Somehow I found this wonderful website and I enjoyed the fascinating facts, history, and the memories that came back to me that I thought were gone! Thank you!!


Author: Augie Krueger - Of Sarasota, FL, US.

This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 7 July 2004.

hello


Author: Aaron - Of toronto, canada.

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This entry was recorded on Sunday, 4 July 2004.

graduated SBJL in 61..Molloy in 65 ..lived at 126th st and 101 ave...dennie burke,roger scotto,rocky romano,binger,goetz,keith thomas,maureen sullivan, the Ross girls(cousins)...Just wonder how they are doing


Author: dave o'halloran - Of raleigh

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This entry was recorded on Friday, 2 July 2004.

I have nostalgic memories of attending RHHS in the 1940's. I lived Ridgewood at the time, graduated from PS 77. Used to ride the trolley car back forth to school. Remembering when we used to press the lever that lets down the sand on the tracks and the conductor getting angry. Boy that sure was fun in those days. This triggers so many memories - I was Ann Spangenberg then and has time has passed, but memories linger on for as long as we have a breath left in us.


Author: Anny Privett - Of Eastport, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 1 July 2004.

I grew up in neighboring Ozone Park til 1956. I went to Richmond Hill High. Looking for any old friends, Mary Hickey,Rosemarie Merante, Richie Coccia, Billy Bartone. This site is awsome.


Author: Judy Shapiro Leone - Of Belchertown, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 30 June 2004.

*Tribute to William Schmalenberger*

I learned through a posting on this site by Bob Rugan that Billy had passed away.

The group of people I was friends with in those days seemed to have two tiers. The first were the ones who saw each other every day and hung out at our meeting spot on Lou Sarasy's stoop... me, Norm, Jimmy, Bobby, and Louis. Then there were the second tier friends yo saw once in awhile... people like Frankie, and Joe Gebbia and gentle Billy.

Billy was the kindest soul of all of us and we'd walk down past 100th Street along 97th Avenue and hang a right where his house was on this side of Woodhaven (remember a cute blond living next store that Rugan dated... heck... Rugen dated everybody!).

As the Billy Joel songs says, only the good die young and I believe in my heart that Billy was the best of our little group of friends that were the most important people in my life back then. I understand his younger brother was taken early also and, if their parents are still alive out there, I offer them my sincere condolences. You had two fine children.


Author: John Ade - Of Hilton Head Island, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Monday, 28 June 2004.

Yo Bobby Rugen! B.A.S.S. - Bob was one my true friends from the time I was six years old until I got married. He, Louis Sarasy, Norm Shoemaker, and Jimmy (sorry Jim, I still remember you as Jimmy) were my best buds and the only sanity in my childhood.

I don't care what Louis says... Rugen was the toughest. I was the smartest because I never tangled with him.

I wish I kept up with you guys. I'm sorry time caused us to drift. Check an early song I wrote on this page and it will tell about the times we went to Mayer's.

Favorite childhood memory - hanging out at JFK

John


Author: John Ade - Of Hilton head Island, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Monday, 28 June 2004.

Thanks for a very interesting website on the history of my home!


Author: Ali Ranginwala - Of Richmond Hill, NY, U.S.A.

This entry was recorded on Monday, 28 June 2004.

I love to hear from old friends from PS 66, PS 90, grad.class of 1951. Where is Dotherea Schwing??


Author: Jimmy lefante - Of Merrick, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Sunday, 27 June 2004.

Great web page! I have often looked for people I may have known who are sharing their memories as children growing up in Richmond Hill, NY. I often wonder where they are and what has happened to them. I was born in Jan 1947, grew up at 94-27 109th Street, attended PS 62, then PS 108, and then went to George Westinghouse High School in Brooklyn. I have lots of fun memories hanging out with friends at Mayer's Ice Cream Parlor in Woodhaven. Also have great memories of playing stick ball in Carvel's parking lot on Atlantic Avenue, next door to Mabee's where I worked as a bus boy for a short time. I also remember going to the Battle of the Bands Dances at Richmond Hill High School. Many of the friends I grew up with when living in Richmond Hill are still my close friends today: Jim Armet, Norman Schomaker, Peggy Theuret, Joanne Sacrestano, and Lou Sarasy. Other friends I remember but do not hear from include John Ade, Frankie Wolfe, Carol Jolly, Patty Hoffman, and Cathy Wedlock. I am also friends with others who have also grown up in Richmond Hill but who I did not know and/or hang out with as a child, e.g. Lou Scappa and Leo and Maria Girace. Sadly, I learned that Billy Schmalenberger passed away several years ago. It was a great time to have grown up in Richmond Hill in the 1950's thru mid 1960's. We got married in 1968, and have been living on Long Island since 1977. Though we have made many friends who have never been to Richmond Hill, memories of events growing up there are often the topic when we are together with the "old group". Looking forward to hearing from anyone who remembers me or my family (sisters Wilma or Carol, brothers John, Freddy, and Jimmy) or who remember any of my friends from those days. Bob Rugen


Author: Robert H. Rugen - Of smithtown, usa.

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This entry was recorded on Sunday, 27 June 2004.

WOW!! Did this bring back memories! I graduated from RHHS in 1990, I was looking up info on the school and found this site. I have heard how much things have changed in Queens since I left home, and then my parents retired and moved to SC in 2001. I hope all of you still in the area can preserve the old neighborhoods!


Author: Erica Bright - Of Chambersburg, PA

This entry was recorded on Saturday, 26 June 2004.

HELLO I'M LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO MY HAVE ANY STORY ABOUT angelo's restaurant ON 124 ST AND 101 AVE FOR A WEBPAGE I'M MAKING PLEASE E-MAIL ME ALL STORY THAT YOU MAY HAVE TO 12412@USA.COM THANKYOU


Author: JOE - Of RICHMONDHILL, QUEENS.

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This entry was recorded on Saturday, 26 June 2004.

I CAME TO YOUR COOL SITE.I LIKE YOUR SITE


Author: NWA ABA - Of LAG, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Friday, 25 June 2004.

Great site and enjoyed the memories!


Author: Helen Wallace - Of Bridgeport, CT, U.S.

This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 23 June 2004.

Oh Wow! What a great website!! I have so, so many wonderful memories of Richmond Hill. Kayes Variety Store, Lipshultz Stationers, Woolworths, Alfies Pizzeria, was it the Casino Movie theatre on Liberty Avenue? (where I watched Grease 27 times). Does anyone remember Tip-Top Grocery store on Jamaica Avenue between 117th and 118th streets? The bowling alley on Myrtle Avenue, Key Food (Pantry Pride) and A&P? Remember when all of the roads in Forest Park were open to cars and we could drive through?
Home Paints on Jamaica Avenue, Jahns, the Triangle Hoffbrau and Clark Realty right next door? I could go on and on. I drove through Richmond Hill last night on my way home and boy has it changed!!! But nothing can change the memories I take with me of friends, family and growing up in a great place. I would not change any part of it, the good and the bad, because it made me the person I am today.
Thank you Historial Society for bringing me back to where I came from.


Author: Susan Di Donato - Of Long Beach, New York.

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This entry was recorded on Monday, 21 June 2004.

I grew up in Richmond Hill and raised my family there as well. I'm retired now and living in Florida. I am very greatful that the Historical Society has this website so someone like myself can still enjoy and learn about this very special place. Thanks!


Author: Arthur Mueller - Of Naples, FL, USA.

This entry was recorded on Monday, 14 June 2004.

Hi My name is madeline. I am writing again to because I want to see if I can locate anyone who had the same teachers that I did when I went to P.S. 50 pulbic school. My favorite teach in the fifth grade was Mr. woodfield. and My class then was Op 5. My 4th grade teacher was Mr. Gil and My 6th grade teacher was mrs. pheonix. this was in the late 50's early 60's then I graduated and went to J.H.S. 202 (Robert H. Goddard) and from t here to John Adams H.S. so someone give me a shout out. Margaret smith, carol, Brenda appleberry, Brenda townsend anyone with these names thanks.


Author: Madeline Patgrice Clarke-Hines - Of Brooklyn, Queens.

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This entry was recorded on Sunday, 13 June 2004.

I use to live in Jamaica Queens right across the vanwick from Richmond Hill and I went to P.S. 50 on 101st st and Liberty Ave. I live on 146-17 South Rd. P.S. 50 I was told was built on Farm land called Talfred Lawn which the school is named after but I can't seem to find any history on it. Can some one please tell me if thay could find some history on P.S. 50 and the farm land that use to be there.


Author: Madeline Patgrice Clarke-Hines - Of Brooklyn, Queens.

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This entry was recorded on Sunday, 13 June 2004.

I have lived in RH for so long and I never knew that it had such an amazing history. This is a great website!!!


Author: Michael Valdes - Of Richmond Hill, USA.

This entry was recorded on Thursday, 10 June 2004.

I would just like to add that I am enthralled with this website. Meeeting and hearing of people with similar interests not only is exciting, but informative. Thank you Maryanne


Author: Maryanne Lynch - Of Wantage, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 8 June 2004.

Anyone know about the Richmond Hill Cardnals or Richmond Hill Saxons baseball teams. They played around 1950 thru 1960. I think it was the federation league.


Author: Bob Rademacher - Of Smithville, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Saturday, 5 June 2004.

Looking for info on Richmond Hill in Canada brought me here.


Author: Alexis C. - Of Toronto, CA.

This entry was recorded on Saturday, 5 June 2004.

I'm a big history buff - historical theatres, playhouses and movie theatres are of much interest to me. Also - I love to visit and research ghost town


Author: Andrea C. Walkingshaw - Of Midvale, United States.

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This entry was recorded on Friday, 4 June 2004.

I read the entry from Anthony Barcia on April 30th and I send him my sincerest regards !! I was one of your Saturday afternoon basketball brothers at PS 62. Please send my regards to your brother Sal. I hope all is well with you and the family !! Thanks for reminding me of all the bruises and fond memories!!


Author: Joe, K. - Of New Rochelle, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 2 June 2004.

i lived on 101-55 121st richmond hill for 46 years...schooling..kindergarten ps 55 grammer school st benny joes from 1965-1972,,high school-christ the king 1972 -1976....i just moved to levittown last year.but still work in ozone park!!!!


Author: philip grombliniak - Of levittown,,ny, usa.

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This entry was recorded on Monday, 31 May 2004.

I am interested in buying a victorian home in Richmond Hill.. Wondering if you could direct me to a reliable real estate agent(s)? Also if you could tell me how to get to Richmond Hill by subway?


Author: Debbie Kirsh

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This entry was recorded on Saturday, 29 May 2004.

Lived at 112-15 95th avenue from 1984-1994. before that 108th st and 101 avenue (I believe) (too young to remember)

great place. loved growing up there. now living in Massachusetts.


Author: Anthony - Of Springfield MA, USA.

This entry was recorded on Friday, 28 May 2004.

I lived in Richmond Hill for over 40 years before we moved to Franklin Sq. Ny. I went to ps 55 and ps57 and RHHS. I raised 3 children who went to Our Lady of the Cenacle and my son to archbishop molloy. I have very fond memories of R.H.


Author: anne grossjung schafer - Of west melbourne, usa.

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 26 May 2004.

Great place to read about the old days living in Richmond Hill. Able to contact old friends and talk over old times. Hello again, Ed, Harry, Pat, Bob,Tom, Mike and all the rest.


Author: Bob Rademacher - Of Smithville, U.S..

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 26 May 2004.

Hello Everyone.
For those of you still in the Queens area, now is the time for us to have our voice heard! On June 2nd at 3 pm on the steps of Queens Boro Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd, in Kew Gardens, every civic, historical group, irate homeowners and lovers of the boro of Queens will band together to protest the deplorable destruction that is happening to all our beautiful unique neighborhoods. This is to protest the destruction of homes, the cementing in of lawns, the illegal conversions, the nonexistant Department of Buildings, the lack of Historical landmarks in Queens, and the overall "exclusion" of us when it comes to anything. WE ALL have to stand together on the steps and show were are a large group and we are fed up!~!! Mayor Bloomeberg
imposed a moratorium on building in Staten Island. We need that here!!!! Land is getting scarce and we are all seeing these horrible multi brick boxes go up and take more of our "garden and community feel" away. The developers have carte blache when it comes to what they can put up in our neighborhoods. We are being overwhelmed with extra cars, garbage and overcrowded schools. Enough is enough! Please, please show your support...do not sit on your couch and complain of these bad things that are happening and wait for someone else to do something. Be there that day and we can all make a difference. Please bring your children. It is their future we need to worry about! Bring posters (without sticks) that convey your feelings and what neighborhood you are from.
WE NEED YOU! Don't let us down.....this is the most important event to be at to show your support. We need to make people stand up and notice us.
Thanks!


Author: nancy cataldi - Of RICHMOND HILL, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Monday, 24 May 2004.

Searching for relatives and found your website to be most helpful. Thanks!


Author: Veena Ferguson - Of New Haven, CT, USA.

This entry was recorded on Saturday, 22 May 2004.

Hi


Author: Bonnie Kirk - Of New York, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Monday, 17 May 2004.

I just came across this site while searching for information about the Richmond Hill Record newspaper to see if an article of a wedding that took place Dec. 29,1922 and appeared in this paper might be available any place. It would have been the wedding of my Mom & Dad. The names were Stillwell - Biers. Since my mother died when I was six months old any information on the Biers family and this article would be appreciated so much. The wedding was listed as one of the largest and prettiest during that season.


Author: norma burmaster - Of palm harbor,FL, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 12 May 2004.

My daughter told me about this website and I agree with her that this is a wonderful site! Thank you for your information on the neighborhood.


Author: Charles "Chaz" Portuguez - Of Ozone Park, US.

This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 11 May 2004.

Richmond Hill has always been a special place for me and your website has become just as special for me as well. Thanks!


Author: Jenny Brown - Of Bluffton, SC, US.

This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 11 May 2004.

HELLO HARRY FLOCK,
MY COUSIN BOB R. CALLED ME AND TOLD ME THAT YOU WERE ASKING ABOUT ME. I HAD NO IDEA THAT YOU KNEW BOB. I AM STILL IN THE R.H. AREA, ACTUALLY ON THE BORDER OF K.G. AND R.H. I UNDERSTAND YOU ARE IN SOUTHERN CAL. WHAT CITY? OF COURSE TIME HAS GONE BY AND THE OLD CROWD IS GETTING SMALLER. I DON'T GIVE UP. I'M STILL A DOWNHILL SKIER AND HAD WORKED AT MOUNT SNOW FOR 10 YEARS. I'D LIKE TO ADD TO THE HILLITES WHO ASKED ABOUT MARY KELLY, THE AUTHORESS. I WAS WORKING AT THE GEBHARDT'S REST IN GLENDALE AND SHE WOULD COME IN FOR DINNER WITH HER MOM. VERY NICE AND PRETTY LADY. THIS IS A WONDERFUL WEB-SITE. ALSO SBJL IS CELEBRATING THEIR 90TH ANN. THIS YR. SO ANYONE INTERESTED, PLEASE CONTACT THEM. HARRY, I'LL E- MAIL YOU SHORTLY. ED


Author: ED GONZALEZ - Of KEW GARDENS.N.T., USA.

This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 11 May 2004.

The Friends of Richmond Hill Library will be hosting their House and Graden Tour of some select homes on Sunday, May 16th from 12 Noon - 4:00 PM. For further details please visit their website at- http://www.richmondhillny.com/Library/FRHL.html


Author: Dennis Doyle - Of Richmond Hill, NY, US.

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 11 May 2004.

thanks for the nice place to grow up.1959/1978


Author: 134 st heart of rh - Of commack, usa.

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This entry was recorded on Monday, 10 May 2004.

i just moved from richmond hill a year ago.i lived there 38 years.i went to smgh and thento rhh. my kids went to rhh.it has really changed over the years. i lived at 101-55 121street.


Author: andrea - Of levittown, usa.

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This entry was recorded on Sunday, 9 May 2004.

I lived in oz pk and richmond hill worked as a barmaid met lots of nice people. Red DEN Yagermeister, Tutts would love to hear from you. Linda aka, sparkle


Author: Linda Sparkle hammer - Of fenton, mo.

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This entry was recorded on Friday, 7 May 2004.

Hi Dorothy! I remember you. We had a good group of people living on our block...the Gauthiers, the Langtons, the Gormans, etc.


Author: dr. john rodgers - Of VALLEY STREAM, Nassau.

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 6 May 2004.

did anyone ever put a penny on the jamaica ave trolly track to flaten it?...remember a shooting range in a hardware store on 105 street and jamaica ave.. at a cost of 50 cents an hour?...the store was called "the house of a million items" ..at one time the store window contained a piece of the hindenberg dirigible after its crash in lakehurst new jersey...the store also contained a gun smith and sold firearms and amunition...employees were stanley "bootsy) kruger who enlisted in the navy about 1944 and later became a nyc police detective and retired out west, and charlie lane who also went into the navy...they both lived on jamaica avenue in richmond hill if any old timers read this contact me..../


Author: davedouglastonn%yahoo.com - Of nyc, usa.

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 6 May 2004.

I apologize to John Rodgers for not spelling your name correctly (also for corner). We live in an age of Spell Check that the Dominican nuns would not approve of, I'm sure.


Author: Dorothy (Devlin) Southworth - Of West Hartford, Connectiuct USA.

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 5 May 2004.

I lived in Richmond Hill as a teenager and loved it. A beautiful town to grow up in. Went to high school in Manhattan but attended St. Benedict's Church. My family, parents and brothers John and Ed and myself lived at 120-08 97th Avenue (right around the cornor from you, John Rogers, I remember you and your family). As a matter of fact, my brother John and myself and my daughter just reunited with Tommy Monahan and his family for dinner in NYC and had a wonderful time remembering and catching up. Tommy now lives in New Jersey and has a beautiful wife and daughter.

As an avid reader I am very interested in the Mary Ann Kelly books and if anyone has information on said books, please let me know. Would make grat Chirstmas presents for anyone who grew up in RH and loved it the way we do.


Author: Dorothy (Devlin) Southworth - Of West Hartford, Connectict, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 5 May 2004.

FOR EVERY YEAR OF MY LIFE THAT I LIVE IN THIS TOWN I GROW TO LOVE IT MORE AND MORE. THIS WILL BE MY 17TH BIRTHDAY ON MAY 9TH 9 [MOTHERS DAY] AND THIS WILL MAKE SIXTEEN YEARS LIVING IN THIS BEAUTIFUL PLACE. I ATTENDED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AT P.S.56, ANYONE REMEMBER MR.SHULTZ, A GRAET MAN FOR THE STORIES. I PRESENTLY ATTEND RHHS THE GLORY DAYS I TELL YOU. DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THE DANCE FESTIVAL AT THE P.S.56 PLAYGROUND? A GREAT TIME THAT WAS. SADLY I HAVE TO RETURN TO THE LAND OF MY BIRTH[IRELAND] BUT I HOPE TO RETURN SOON ENOUGH. I LUV ALL THE PEOPLE HERE, THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY HAS DONE A GREAT JOB EDUCATING ME ABOUT THIS GREAT TOWN [SUCH A DEEP HISTORY] I'M ALMOST AN EXPERT.
GOODBYE UNTIL I RETURN MY BELOVED TOWN. MAY THE ROAD RISE TO MEET ALL OF YOU.


Author: MICHAEL B. DAVIS II - Of RICHMOND HILL,NY, USA.

This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 5 May 2004.

My grandparents owned a three family house in RH.(87-21 124th St.) My mother grew up there and I lived there at various times in my life. My father was in the Navy so we traveled but always came back to Richmond Hill. I went to PS 54. My first grade teacher was Mrs Texter. My 4th grade teacher was Mrs McCaffrey. I went to Van Wyck JHS. I went to St.Pauls Lutheran Church.
I loved this site. brings back fond memories.


Author: Linda Blaso (Rummell) - Of Lake Huntington, New York.

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 4 May 2004.

Mary Kelly, the author of several books about Queens, NY, grew up a few blocks from me in Richmond Hill. In fact, my sister Joan graduated from Holy Child Jesus with Mary Kelly.


Author: Maureen Connelly Cahill - Of Bluffton, SC.

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This entry was recorded on Monday, 3 May 2004.

Would very much like to find copies of the novels about Richmond Hill mentioned in Fran's comments. Any clue as to their ISBN number, or what bookstore they are available at would be appreciated. Born and lived in RH from 1941 to 1962, graduated SBJL Jan.1955, played for RH Saxons 1955-1957. Great memories of Jahns, Klibby's, Karps, Prussers, the RKO, the Lefferts, the Casino, the Jerome, the Willard, Smokey Park, softball in the yard of PS 55, the aroma of the Vita bakery. A great place to live.


Author: John Rodgers - Of Valley Stream, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Monday, 3 May 2004.

born on the kitche table at 87-20 124th st,betwee jamaica and 89th.went to ps 54 40=48 and rhhs till 52.played on the basketball team with gus albers,rico gambino,john tracy,george tegler,billy radcliffe,etc.played for the rhh saxons-remember climbing the roof of the stairs on the jamaica ave el to beat the 5cent fare-hopping freights from the morris park yard up to forest park where we'd roast mickeys in the woods and hop a ride home,stickball in the streets,the keith's,glenn's bar,kronke's ice cream parlor,cohen's paints,d'arco's grocery store,hetzers grill.playing in morris park on atlantic avenue(smokey oval or dunton fied)opposite the morris park railroad yards where the coal locomotives beleched out smoke all day. after one inning,your whiten uniform was completely black.riding through the tunnel between atlantic avenue
and 89th ave while blowing your horn to hear the echo.
trying to get free milk at the borden plan on the corner of 130 and hillside. what a wonderful,carefree youth in utopia


Author: richard klauser - Of kings park, new york.

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This entry was recorded on Sunday, 2 May 2004.

I love what this site has done for me. It flooded so many memories into my mind of RH. I just read Mary Anne Kelly's book - Park Lane South Queens A Mystery. She writes with such eloquence and I love all her references to things in the neighborhood - gebhards bakery, HCJ, and even Mullaney's Funeral Home. I am now reading Keeper of the Mill by the same author. Great reads!


Author: Fran Morrongiello Martini - Of Oceanside, NY, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Saturday, 1 May 2004.

I spent my teenage years in Richmond Hill (during the 80's). My fondest memories are of sitting on my best friend's "stoop" listening to Bon Jovi and watching the boys play touch football in the street. The absolute best of times!!!


Author: Gayle Crawford - Of Ozone Park, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Saturday, 1 May 2004.

known as chip in the old days
holy child 1966
archbishop molloy hs 1970
syracuse university 1974
mit 1977


Author: Vincent Castellano - Of Breezy Point, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Saturday, 1 May 2004.

I read a Jeanne F Carney, I think you graduated with me and my twin from Holy Child Jesus in 1967. Write back if you did.


Author: mary ann morrongiello manders - Of West Hempstead, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Friday, 30 April 2004.

Great website! Thanks for the information on this great town where I grew up. It brought me back to the place I will always cherish.


Author: John Phillips - Of Baltimore, MD, USA.

This entry was recorded on Friday, 30 April 2004.

My memories are of playing Basketball in PS 62 schoolyard, the afternoon center, the night center, the vacation playground. We played schoolyard basketball into the mid 80's. As the song says, "Those were the days my friend....we thought they would never end"
As I grow older I think about those times.
I have many fond memories and when I drive past the old streets I think about the people and the surroundings.

To all of the current residents I wish nothing but the past.Work on keeping RH a nice place to live. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know that you've got till its gone


Author: Anthony Barcia

This entry was recorded on Friday, 30 April 2004.

My daughter sent me the Web Site and I have enjoyed going thru it. I was born at home at 95-29 129st in 1935. In 1972 I was transferred to Florida. My 3 children were all born at Kew Gardens Hospital. I, as well as my children attended P.S. 55 on 97th Ave and 131st. I went on to P.S. 57 on 101st Ave (Jerome Ave) and RHHS from 1948 to 1952. All the comments on the site bring back many memories. A great web site.Thanks.


Author: Harold Wilhelm - Of Port Orange,Fl, U.S.A..

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 29 April 2004.

How do I gain information in reguards to the Comet Metal Products Co. Inc. Richmond Hill, NY? Does the company still exist?


Author: Robert J. MacCowan - Of Dunnellon, FL., USA.

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This entry was recorded on Monday, 26 April 2004.

How do I obtain information about a company by the name of the Comet Metal Products Co. Inc. Richmond Hill NY?


Author: Robert MacCowan - Of Dunnellon, FL., USA.

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This entry was recorded on Monday, 26 April 2004.

LOOKING FOR OUR LADY OF THE CENACLE GRADUTES!!! A reunion is being planned for September 18, 2004. ALL graduates, from ALL years are being invited but we need to know where you are!! Please send contact information to OLC Reunion, 597 Nicolls Road, Deer Park, NY 11729 or email olc1969@yahoo.com. SPREAD THE WORD!! For those who attended the 50th Anniversary celebration, this will be less formal and, hopefully, more intimate. HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON!!!


Author: Barbara (Abatiello) Talbot - Of Deer Park, NY, United States.

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This entry was recorded on Sunday, 25 April 2004.

I just want to thank everyone who came out to the Historical Society's Restoration Fair today at The Church of the Resurrection. We had great presentations by architect Kevin Wolfe,our own Carl Ballenas and the church's new architect Ki
Woo.The new RH coloring books designed by Carl made their debut and the kids were thrilled! I want to thank all the board members that worked so hard all day and the Resurrection staff for making this day work! It was great to see all of you and all the new friends we made! A special hello to Mr. Nasrudin from 108th Street that said he reads our guest page every night! Thanks Diane, Ivan, Ellen, Helen, Rita W, Rita and Julius G., Melissa, Ron, and Regina.


Author: nancy cataldi - Of RICHMOND HILL, RICHMOND HILL.

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This entry was recorded on Sunday, 25 April 2004.

FRAN FROM OCEANSIDE....WHAT YEAR DID YOU GRADUATE?I HAD ALOT OF THE SAME TEACHERS..


Author: JOE DEPALO - Of GLENDALE , NEW YORK.

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This entry was recorded on Friday, 23 April 2004.

I'm interested in down loading info for my second grade student.


Author: HILDA GONZALES - Of LA, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 21 April 2004.

I graduated from RHSS 1965, site makes me home sick


Author: Aba Owerri Guyman - Of LA CA, U S A.

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 20 April 2004.

I remember all the places mentioned. I lived on 113 St. between Alantic & 95th Ave. Attended P.S.53. Lived 2 doors from the school and was late almost daily. I couldn't play hookie because the neighbors would snitch. Had a crush on twin sisters Norma & Audry Daum in 3rd &4th grade. Played stick ball & touch football on OUR block. Graduated from P.S.53 in '46,went to P.S.90,graduated in '48,to R.H.H.S Annex(P.S.56)and on to the Main Bldg.in'50.Used to go to The Greek's Ice Cream Parlor on Jamaica Ave.next to the Garden Theater bet.114th&113th ST.'s. Also went to the Jerome (The Itch) Theater & the Casino on Liberty Ave. for 10cts.+ a free comic book and spend 3 or 4 hours on Sat. afternoons what with all the cartoons & serials,etc. Anybody want to remember me?...please contact me.


Author: Harry Flock - Of Winnetka,Cal., U.S.A..

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 20 April 2004.

Someone was looking for information on Joan Newton Cuneo, the female race car driver. If you are out there, please write me. She was my Grandmother and lived in Richmond.


Author: Joan Cuneo Zbacnik - Of Marquette, United States.

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 20 April 2004.

i just want to say hi.


Author: stephany.joel - Of ny, america.

This entry was recorded on Monday, 19 April 2004.

THIS IS MY EMAIL ADDRESS GRADUATED PS 54 JANUARY 1941
GRADUATED RHHS JANUARY 1945 ROYTOY24@BELLSOUTH.NET


Author: EDITH HOLKE ROY

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This entry was recorded on Sunday, 18 April 2004.

First of all, I wish everyone I knew could up and return to the Richmond Hill it was when I was younger. I miss it so much. Secondly, we are planning a reunion of the graduates of Our Lady of the Cenacle tentatively scheduled for September 18, 2004. This is for ALL graduates, ANY year. We just want to get as many people together and start an OLC Alumni Association. If anyone is interested (and I hope you are!) or knows someone who may be, please send and email to olc1969@yahooo.com or bt619@optonline.net. Hope to hear from you soon!!!


Author: Barbara (Abatiello) Talbot - Of Deer Park, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Sunday, 18 April 2004.

I am looking for information on the death of Laurence L Lacey Jr of South Richmond Hill(jamaica) his death was nov 21 2001 please email me with any information to include burial and cause of death.


Author: gina, usa.

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This entry was recorded on Saturday, 17 April 2004.

WONDERFUL MEMORIES ANY GRADUATES FROM P.S. 54 RICHMOND HILL HILLSIDE AVENUE WRITE. ALSO RHHS GRADUATES CLASS OF JANUARY 1945 WRITE LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU EDITH


Author: EDITH HOLKE ROY - Of ORMOND BEAC,FL 32174, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Friday, 16 April 2004.

I forgot to add my e mail: fpm3040@optonline.net If anyone has any memories to share, I would love to hear from you. Fran Morrongiello Martini


Author: Fran Morrongiello Martini - Of Oceanside, NY, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Friday, 16 April 2004.

I am crying my eyes out. My twin sister, Mary Ann Manders sent me this site and I just read her entry in the guest book. I don't know how she found this site, but boy is it great! I want to order the Richmond Hill book. I loved viewing the slide show of RH. I live in Oceanside with my husband, Ray, and two boys, Anthony and Michael. I hope my boys grow up with the special memories of their neighborhood that I have of living on 114th St.in RH for 24 years. There are so many memories: going to Trunz to buy bologna and meat with my mother and sister. To this day I ask for the cold cuts to be cut thin because my mother always did. We would always stop in the Italian bread store right near it. I remember going to John's bargain store and Kaye's variety store. I would go shopping with my mother to Key Food. I am a teacher and taught lst grade at HCJ for 9 yrs. from 1977-1986. Sr. Regina Margaret still taught there when I started, and I had her in 8th grade. That was a trip! I loved all those kids and have great memories of those days. I still send cards to many of my first grade parents at xmas. They still write to me, telling me that many of my kids are getting married these days. Wow! Oh, what memories, we bring my kids to Jahn's sometimes, and the etchings are still in the walls where you sit. Ah, the kitchen sink that would never end. Yes, Mary, i remember throwing everything into it too. RH library is responsible for my read-aholic behavior also. When I went to HCJ as a child, I still remember the smell of the wooden puzzles in kgn. with Sister Carol. I also remember screaming for my mother. I had Sr. Delfino in lst grade, Sr. Bernadette Mary in 2nd,They separated me from my twin in 2nd gr. That was a sad day. Sr. Helena in 3rd, Mrs. Mahoney in 4th, Sr. Miriametta in 5th, Sr. Adele in 6th, Sister Catherina in 7th, and Regi in 8th. 7th grade was my favorite year. Does anyone recognize these names? I read an excerpt from Robert Rainis. I remember you in my grade. What a trip in a memory tunnel this is for me. I just put this site on "favorites". Thank you, Mary, Love Fran


Author: Fran (Morrongiello) Martini - Of Oceanside, U.S.A..

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This entry was recorded on Friday, 16 April 2004.

I can't believe what a great site this is!! I lived in RH (at age 1) from 1954 to 1975 (to age 22) and my mom had the house on 114th St. since the 1990's. My house was next to St. John's Lutheran Church and RHHS. It was the only house on the block...huge red brick house, on ll4th St. in between Jam. Ave and 86th Ave. I went to Holy Child Jesus and went to Dominican Commercial HS. and Queensborough where I met my husband from Bayside, Queens. I have the greatest memories of growing up in RH. We lived with extended family which included grandparents and scores of aunts and uncles and cousins all in one house. My greatest memory was going to see The Dave Clark Five in person at the RKO Theatre as a teen. My brother held me up so I could catch a glimpse of Lenny..He was my hearthrob! I cried when I saw pics of RH Library on the website. My best memory is when my father use to take me and my twin there and I would be lost in the world of books..I loved it and still remember the smell of the books and walking toward the children's section to the left of the library through the french doors. I will always cherish that feeling. Today, I still love books and collect them. I also live at all the local libraries in my neighborhood. I remember Jahn's so well, ordering a kitchen sink with HS friends and dumping in ketchup, salt and pepper and making a mess of it when we were finished!! Miles Shoe Store was on my corner and I remember when they had a fire and my cousin worked there and brought home fire sale pocketbks and the smell of smoke in them was horrible. I remember laying in bed and hearing the familiar el train go by, it was a soothing and cozy sound and one that we would get use to over the years.
Every Saturday, we would walk to the laundromat with my father and stop in Woolworth's. I remember he bought me a Little LuLu Coloring book. I also remember my Dad buying me my first used pink Schwin Bike at the Salvation Army on the same block. I also use to walk down to Associated to meet my grandfather and walk him home. He was in his eighties and I would make sure he didn't fall. He was always buying rice for some reason. I will never forget Dahmen's Florist..every year we would get a birthday corsage with candy, caramels and one year it was bubble gum. We would proudly wear them to school and give out bags of candy to the class. At night, my older brother used to walk to Schlossers Deli and buy ice cream pops. One night he put mine on the hamper in the bathroom and I fell asleep and it melted all over. I felt so bad the next day. My Mom and Dad celebrated their 30th Anniversary with all six kids in the Triangle Hofbrau. I have a picture of it I would love to post, if I can. I remember Uneeda Appliance Store, and especially Lofts. That is where I learned to curl ribbon. When my mom shopped in their, I sat on the floor and waited for all the wrapping to be done and I loved the ribbon hanging from the ball in the ceiling and I loved when they curled the ribbon. Remember the tiled mirrors on the walls in there. I remember Rexall Drugstore too and how dark and spooky it was in there and I remember the telephone booth in there, I loved going in and closing the door. This site is fantastic. I have to join the Historical Society to become a member. If anyone remembers me, write to me at maryannmanders@aol.com I would like to hear from anyone from the old days. I graduation Holy Child in 1967. My four kids are hysterical watching me go crazy on the computer tonight...I'm so excited :-)


Author: Mary Ann Morrongiello Manders (yes one of the twins!) - Of West Hempstead, NY, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Friday, 16 April 2004.

Wonderful site, thanks! Mom was Henriette Bruegmann, married dad, Harry L. Stuber around 1941, both RHHS grads. I was born in '44, my sister, Louise Marie in '48, and we both are grads. Lived on 96th St. between Jamaica Ave. and Park Lane South. Was that the Haven theater at 96th and Jamaica? Mayers ice cream parlor, Manor's Sporting Goods near Woodhaven Blvd. I graduated RHHS in 1962, Hamilton College '66, MS @ Geo. Washington Univ. '68, MD Univ. Texas San Antinio '72, Intern and residency Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, OH 72-7. Delivered 3500 babies and now take care of the moms. I remember Pete Giamonco and the boys harmonizing in the boys bathroom. Boy, could they sing. Harry Stuber.


Author: Harry Stuber - Of Cookeville, TN, US of A.

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 15 April 2004.

I was born in righmond hill in 84, and lived there till the end of 92. we used to live on 86th avenue next to the nun convent. the kids at hcjs used to call it the white house. i went to ps56 in 1989 and had ms mignano, in 1990, 1991 and 1992 i went to hcj and was taught by ms mason in one 1990. is my house still standing? i would like to get in contact with my old primary school friends This is a great site!


Author: Kim - Of newcastle, Australia.

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 15 April 2004.

does anyone recall a gunsmith and target range located on jamaica avenue between i05 and 106 streets. it was situated in a large hardware store called "the house of a million items". It was used during world war two by the richmond hill police and as well as the public for target practice. it was the only location in queens county sanctioned by the city of new york for discharge of weapons. no caliber larger than a .38 was allowed for safety reasons. any information on this historical site would be appreciated.


Author: dave b. - Of new york, usa.

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 14 April 2004.

still long for the good old days


Author: ralph bracco - Of north babylon, ny.

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This entry was recorded on Monday, 12 April 2004.

I graduated RHHS in 1962. Favorite hangout in RH was Jahn's Ice Cream Parlor, also the library on Lefferts Blvd.Incredible
architecture. Good times!!!


Author: Nancy Straub - Of Lynbrook NY, usa.

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 8 April 2004.

A dear friend contacted me that I should visit this website and I am glad that I did!


Author: Mary Jo Higgins - Of Durham, NC.

This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 7 April 2004.

I find this site most interesting since I grew up in Richmond Hill.
My father managed to raise his family in Richmond Hill cleaning windows in private homes. There may be some that recall Roy's Window Cleaning Service. There may even be some that recall ack ack guns set on the hill that faced Woodhaven Blvd across from what later became known as Victory Field. They were there during the war because across from them was a water reservoir that the army guarded. That area was filled in and now holds the apartment complexes just below Victory Field. Perhaps there are some that recall the big name bands the played in Victory Field on Tuesday nights after the war was over and Victory Field was constructed. Seemed like every kid in the world attended those Tuesday night dances. I have many grand memories of Forest Park stored away as I was growing up. Killed many and imaginary indian along with cops and robers in its mysterious woods. Remember big red the cop that rode horseback through the woods in the daytime to herd hooky players from PS 90 back to school. If you were foolish enough to go into the woods when you were suppose to be in school you stood a good chance of being hailed by big red. Now if you stood still when he called you he would walk you to school at your pace. If you ran he would chase you. He wouldn't catch you just chase; till you were ready to drop dead from exhaustion. Then you would walk to school at the pace the horse set.
The world today is a different place, but the Richmond Hill of then will always be my home town.
Roy Thompson


Author: Roy Thompson

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This entry was recorded on Friday, 2 April 2004.

A song I wrote a few years ago:

New York City
-------------

we used to live in the city where the people learned to play
without things & friends & money they don't own
and we used to play in the back of little Louis's yard
was a place where cowboys & criminals were known to roam
we didn't worry about our future
we had to be home by dinner time
our lives were about 6 blocks long
New York City you're mine


we used to play sunday stickball at P.S. 62
until Mr. Johnson would chase us all away
then we'd walk down to the ice cream parlor on Jamaica Ave
and we'd waste away the rest of the damn day
we'd go home around seven
only to return again that night
we never worried bout our future
New York City, you're right

Now I'm married & my wife & I have moved away
and I live in the best part of a beach town
and I think about the times that I did waste away
of the times I thought I'd never be around
then my thoughts changed to Louis's yard
and all the games that we had won
and I wonder why I ever left
New York City... you're gone






Author: John Ade - Of Hilton Head Island, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Friday, 2 April 2004.

I grew up in Richmond Hill (1963-1982). This is a wonderful site. Brought back alot of memories. Keep up the good work!


Author: Paul Fraraccio - Of Manassas, VA, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Friday, 2 April 2004.

this is a very good site


Author: Sephora Chambers - Of canton, United States.

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 1 April 2004.

moved to levittown after 46 years


Author: philip grombliniak

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 1 April 2004.

Looking for information on Carl and Caroline Killian who lived on Jamica St


Author: Trisha FitzRandolph - Of Amherst, usa.

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 31 March 2004.

Hi everyone!!! Was there a better place to grow up, than Richmond Hill? I don't think so. I lived on 133 Street. Sister Linda, brother Bobby. Graduated 1965 from RHHS. I'd love to crawl into a time machine and stroll down Liberty Avenue....maybe July 1955. If that wish eve+r comes true, I'll look all of you up!


Author: Mary Ward - Of Melville Ny, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 31 March 2004.

Talk about nostalgia. Iwent to P.S.54 and then to RHHS, graduating in 1945.I lived on 137th Street, north of Hillside Avenue and backing up to what is now Lady of the Cenacle School.I was living there when they made our street into Van Wyck Expressway.I remember all so clearly all the shops and stores,Jahn's, Gertz, Valencia and Hillside Movie theatres,school outings to Forest Park and P.S. 54 graduation trip to coney Island.As "all in the family" put it, THOSE WERE THE DAYS.


Author: Harold G. Ahrens - Of Everett,Wa., U.S.A..

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 30 March 2004.

My family moved from Bushwick Ave to RH in 1957. Family lived on 93rd Ave bet 112-113th sts. We kids, Robert, Jeanine, Steven and Danny attended HCJ. On our block 27 kids lived and there was never anyone one of us bored (as my kids say today). Still have a co-op on 109th St, but live on LI. Retired police officer-25 years-various agencies, now a Lutheran deacon (classmates at HCJ won't believe it). Beautiful wife, 3 grammar school age children( Got married late). Went to St Francis Prep (71) Hung out on the church steps on 114th st (both Lutheran), played h handball for hours in RHH.Ponces Pizza Place, JT's,Micky's


Author: Rainis, Robert - Of Deer park LI, NY.

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 30 March 2004.

The butcher shop on Liberty Ave was Karl Ehmers. It has closed down about 15 years ago


Author: V.MvDonagh - Of RichmondHill, NY.

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This entry was recorded on Sunday, 28 March 2004.

About Richmond Hill, my entire family, the Van Praags, grew up there on 116 St. I'm trying to remember the name of a butcher shop on Liberty Avenue. It wasn't Scaturro's, and I just can't remember its name. My grandma would only feed her poodle "Babette" liver from that store. We've been going nuts trying to remember the name. Anybody know??


Author: Gene Van Praag - Of Parkland, Florida, U.S.A..

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This entry was recorded on Friday, 26 March 2004.

I would like to get in contact with any 1957 graduates of Holy Child. I'm wondering if there's any interest in a 50 year reunion. Please let me know. Thanks.


Author: Hank Michel - Of Castro Valley, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Monday, 22 March 2004.

A very interesting and beneficial site. Keep up the good work.


Author: sami çiçek - Of istanbul, turkey.

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This entry was recorded on Sunday, 21 March 2004.

I had a moving visit. I graduated from RHHS in 1976, and its wonderful to think back in time to all the great friends and memories. The swimming team's moto was "Hot Soup". Does anyone know the whereabouts of Darlene Pekarik? Take care!


Author: John Olavarria - Of Fort Lauderdale FL, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Sunday, 21 March 2004.

Athough I have never been too interested in my neighboring city, Long Island, I happened upon its interesting history on your fantastic website. I needed to do a school project on the Battle of Long Island and, after I was done, I returned to your site to read more about Long Island's history. Thanks for such an informative and interesting site!


Author: Samantha - Of Brooklyn, New York, USA.

This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 17 March 2004.

Hello I use to live at 101-22 133St Between Jerome and Liberty Ave.My family moved there when i was about 6 years old I was Born in 1915 .I am 88 years old now My wife died when she was 84 year 2000 .She use to live 3rd house from ours toward Jerome before i married her for 60 years new her for 8 yrs before that.We both went to John Adams High Walk there to save our TROLLEY car fare and used it to go to Lefferts Theater many times had my arms around her while sitting in the back row it cost 10 cents. Thank you Bob


Author: Robert A Billings [ Bob ] - Of Bridgewater,Nova Scotia , Canada B4V2V9.

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This entry was recorded on Monday, 15 March 2004.

Does anyone remember Gertz' Pie Club? If your mother signed you up, every year the store sent you an apple pie on your birthday. It was a nice idea, and the pie tasted good, but I missed not having a birthday cake!


Author: Dan Murphy - Of Yonkers, NY, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Saturday, 13 March 2004.

Im trying to locate information about Smokey Park. Ah the good old days! Thanks for this website.


Author: Kevin Sheehan - Of Syracuse, NY, USA.

This entry was recorded on Saturday, 13 March 2004.

What a very strange chance I found your website. I was born and raised in the small town Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada and happen to be a Fowler. Maybe related? Steve Fowler


Author: Steve Fowler - Of Richmond Hill, CANADA.

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This entry was recorded on Saturday, 13 March 2004.

Hi
Great site. Lived in RH 1942 - 1956. Looking for Charlie Rome, Dolores Belfiore, Bill O'Halloran, Josephine Ferretti. Hang out was 111th Street and Jerome Ave. Joe's candy Store.


Author: Bob Rademacher - Of Smithville, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 11 March 2004.

I am a Lefferts descendant and in researching the family came across this website. Judging from the comments,Richmond Hill sounds like a nice place in which to grow up.


Author: ann killian - Of amherst, ny, usa.

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 11 March 2004.

G'afternoon everyone...

Does anyone know STEVE DAFFY (full first name might be *Stephen*)...? He could still live in Richmond Hill, I'm not sure.. I do know he was good friends with John Conde and knew my mother, Deborah Donaghy, as well as her brother, Jonathon Donaghy..

Please Steve, or ANYONE that know him, contact me at either BMDonaghy@aol.com or CelticLuvKnot@aol.com..


Author: Belinda M. Donaghy - Of Bedford, TX

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This entry was recorded on Sunday, 7 March 2004.

1962 grad


Author: Peter Wolfinger II

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This entry was recorded on Friday, 5 March 2004.

I was born in Richmond Hill in 1938. I remember the L.I.
railroad being on top of what is now Atlantic Ave. At 111th
street there were gates for the traffic.My family came from
Saba & Barbados in the West Indies and they all settled in
Richmond Hill. Most of them were seagoing people. I went to P.S.54 which was a old wooden school house(great memories),
then to P.S.108 for 7th & 8th grades, then to Richmond Hill annex and then to Richmond Hill High(Great memories). My
family also attended the Church of the Resurrection ,Richmond Hill.I was baptized,confirmed and
married there and my first two children were baptized there
also. I just burried my mother from there last year and she is in Maple Grove cementary along with my father,sister and many other relatives. Going back to the church brought many memories. I danced at the Triangle Ballroom wher many star
bands appeared. I ate icecream many times at Jahn's, espec-
ially on my birthday(when it was free). We even had a small
farm still & a barn on the corner of 111th st. and 95th ave.
I remember the bats flying out of the barn on summer night.
Loved this website. Thankyou,thankyou,thankyou."""


Author: CarolynGulli,(Peterson) - Of Selden, U.S.A..

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 4 March 2004.

Searching for 1955-1965 photos of nyc


Author: stephen dolan - Of franklin square, ny, us.

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 4 March 2004.

I was searching for Richmond Hill in Georgia and came upon your website. Y'all have a wonderful website and great history! Glad I checked it out and learned about my northern neighbor!


Author: Terri Harris - Of Savannah, GA, U.S.

This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 3 March 2004.

My nickname was 'GINGER". I was born in 1948.
My grandparents gave Mary Immaculate Hospital their
first ambulance. I went to PS 54 and at the age of 7, I was on the front page of the News, with a Praying Manthis on my nose. Mr. Cronky (?) gave me my nickname because he could not remeber my name...only my personality. My best friend, was a girl name Kathy Washreck. Her mom was Meliora, I just loved that family. We lived at 87-26 124th. I remember the pen factory and all the wonderful spanish people who passed my house every day going to work. The colorful clothes and wonderful language caught my eyes.
My mother was a "Paris " sister, (PATRICIA), my aunt Yolanda, and her friend Joy Bubeck..My stepfather lived next door before marrying my mother..his name was Fred Krumm. His mom Mary, and sisters Marion, Harriet and brother Lester. I can't get over finding this sight...
My brother's names are Roger and Wayne.
We moved in 1955. Yes, we have many memories..thanks for giving me a chance to think back to my years as a child in Richmondhill. Oh by the way...I too went to the Holy Child of Jesus Church. God Bless...Ramona


Author: Ramona Maros - Of W.Coxsackie, New York.

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 3 March 2004.

IM SO GLAD I CAME ACROSS THIS SITE. I WAS BORN IN RICHMOND HILL IN 1948. I ATTENDED OUR LADY OF THE CENACLE SCHOOL/CHURCH. MY FAMILY LIVED THERE FOR MANY YEARS ON 128th. STREET AT 84-44. THE HOUSE WAS A SMALL APARTMENT HOUSE THAT MY FAMILY (THE CAROLEO'S) RENTED OUT A DARK REDISH KIND OF COLOR BUIDLING) THERE WAS ALSO A FACTORY A HOUSE AWAY AND AN EMPTY LOT ON THE BLOCK. ALSO WE HAD THE ROLLOR RINK AT THE END AND AS YOU WALKED UP THE BLOCK THERE WAS THE TARENTINO'S BAR & GRILL. MY NEIGHBORS WERE THE RABINO'S AND MY FRIEND KATHY SAVAGE LIVED UP THE BLOCK. I CAN RECALL BOHACKS STORE ON 111th STREET AND GOING TO GERTZ AND SEEING THE NUN WITH HER LITTLE BASKET SITTING IN FRONT OF THE STORE. WOOLWORTHS THE RKO KEITS AND THE VALENCIA MOVIE THEATERS. WHEN EVERYONE KNEW THEIR NEIGHBORS. WE WOULD PLAY FOR HOURS --WAIT FOR THE BUNGALOW BAR ICE CREAM TRUCK. HOW SIMPLE IT WAS THEN AND VERY SAFE. BIRTHDAYS AT JAHAN'S ICE CREAM PARLOR. NO ONE COULD FINISH THE "KITCHEN SINK" GOOD MEMORIES. WHEN MY MOM MARRIED SHE BECAME A MAIELLO. MY FATHERS FAMILY WAS FROM THE AREA. MY COUSIN PAT MAIELLO SHE I BELIEVE CAME FROM 117thSTREET. SHE WAS BORN IN 1944. HER SISTER'S NAME WAS MARGIE. MY FAMILY MOVED FROM THE AREA TO KEW GARDEN HILLS IN THE LATE 1950'S. I WAS SO BROKEN HEARTED I WOULDN'T TALK TO ANYONE FOR 2 MONTHS MY MOTHER THOUGHT THERE WAS SOMETHING WRONG WITH ME.. SHE TOOK ME TO SEE (EVERYONES) DR.MICHAEL LABATE IN RICHMOND HILL. HE SAID I WAS VERY HOME SICK FOR RICHMOND HILL.
IF ANYONE REMEMBERS THOSE DAYS OR YOU CAN RECALL THE NAMES I MENTIONED PLEASE DO DROP ME A LINE. WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.


Author: LOIS MAIELLO - Of RICHMOND HILL, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Saturday, 28 February 2004.

Although I lived in Richmond Hill as a little girl (1930's), it still holds special memories for me. Thank you for this website.


Author: Augustina Mae Krantz - Of Norfolk, VA, USA.

This entry was recorded on Saturday, 28 February 2004.

Recently I met an old classmate from Holy Child Jesus graduating class of 1962, Sister Fontbonne. Wondering if any of classmates of 8-1 class of 62 are out there. After all this time Rosemarie recognized me and it's been wonderful reminiscing with her. Please contact me if you are from our class. The website has brought me way back to those wonderful and simpler times.


Author: Judy Alfano Lajoux - Of Franklin Square, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Saturday, 28 February 2004.

I truly enjoyed visitng this website and discovering its rich history.


Author: Herman Hesse - Of Montvale, NJ, US

This entry was recorded on Friday, 27 February 2004.

I'm looking for JOHN CONDE, who dated my mother, Deborah Donaghy, in the mid to late 1960's.. My mother lived in Kew Gardens, on Metropolitan Avenue.. Her mothers name was Olga and my mother has 2 brothers; Jonathon (John) and Henry (Hank).. One mutual friend between John, Debbie and John (my uncle) was Ethel Steiner. I grew up in Kew Gardens as well; same street and building.. Should anyone have known him, his relatives (I know he had siblings) and/or even friends he hung out with, please contact me.. If ANY of these names sound familiar, I greatly look forward to hearing from you.. Any information is better than none at all.. (2nd Email address: BMDonaghy@aol.com )

As for Richmond Hill, I miss many of the *old stores* that were there, even before I relocated down south.. One in particular was the Woolworth's on Jamaica Ave; it was a sorry shame to see it close down...(and even more saddened by what replaced it.. :0( ) Alfies, I miss your pizza like you have NO idea!!!!! Even if I do not necessarily miss the people of the neighborhood, I do miss the old Victorian homes and the wide sidewalks with trees just as stately and lovely.. When it came to taking long walks, Richmond Hill and Kew Gardens were absolutely the BEST areas for a lengthy stroll - even in the winter! My regards to the Pina Family on 125th Street/89th Ave and the Aziz Family off Rockaway Blvd, in South Ozone Park.. :0) Mrs. Toni Ferraro-Tello..? I loooove you...lololol! Miss you woman!

This site is just great, and if you're interested in looking through another website dedicated to Richmond Hills *sister neighborhood*, check out www.oldkewgardens.com.. It's WORTH the time!


Author: Belinda M. Donaghy - Of Bedford, Tx, United States.

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 24 February 2004.

i lived their from 1956 to 79,,,on 127st and 97ave my brothers were Gino,Tony Dewey and sister Nicky Gargano...around the corner from smokey park,,,remember Bill's bike shop schwinn banana seat bikes,,,Chrislana@aol.com


Author: Chri DeFalco - Of albany ny

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 18 February 2004.

Hey Karyn Hollenbach- I am living in Portland, Oregon now. Are you still back east? I am a teacher in an alternative high school. What have you been doing for the last 30 years or so? Marguerite Wizeman


Author: Marguerite Wizeman, US.

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 18 February 2004.

I have just gone through your slide show. It brought back great memories and a few tears. It is fantastic. I lived in Richmond Hill from 1945 to 1962 and I recognized almost all of the areas in the photos. I sent the link to my sister and friends all of whom lived in Richmond Hill and went to Richmond Hill High.


Author: Barbara Shillabeer Tighe - Of Fullerton, CA.

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This entry was recorded on Saturday, 14 February 2004.

Hello everyone,

I am a journalism student seeking information about Richmond Hill that dates from 1900. Any help would be welcome.

Thank you.


Author: Geeta

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 10 February 2004.

I'm just so proud of my husband's recent "renovation" of the Sutton theater, where he smashed a lovely 1918 facade. Call me to let me know how you feel, at (212) 639-9723.


Author: Charlette Klarfeld - Of New York, NY.

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This entry was recorded on Monday, 9 February 2004.

hey, Micheal Wiseman, are you Margurite's brother? I was in her class at St. Benny's. my maiden name was Hollenback


Author: karyn waladkewics - Of NJ, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Sunday, 8 February 2004.

Do you want to know more about your family's history, but simply don't have the time or ability to research it yourself? Hire a professional genealogist at Ancestral Branches to research your Richmond Hill area ancestry.


Author: Ancestral Branches - Of Hamburg, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Saturday, 7 February 2004.

ONE MORE THING I FORGOT TO ADD, I ENJOY THE CULTURAL DIVERSITY OF THIS TOWN. WE HAVE OVER 56 COUNTRIES REPRESENTED IN OUR TOWN ALONE! BEING THAT I'M SUCH A DIVERSE MIX MY SELF I ENJOY BEING IN A PLACE THAT IS THE SAME.


Author: MICHAEL B.DAVIS II - Of Richmond Hill, usa.

This entry was recorded on Thursday, 5 February 2004.

I live here in the hill. I've been here about 15 of my 17 years on earth and have loved every aspect of this town. Especialy horsebackriding in forest park. And galloping over it's hills. I also enjoy the warm smiles of the passers by on the strip when i trot past on my horse. This is one great place and i hope it stands for ever.


Author: michael davis - Of Richmond Hill, usa.

This entry was recorded on Thursday, 5 February 2004.

hi, i am a native of south ozone park and richmond hill. i lived on 125th st., between 109th and 111th avenues. i went to p.s. 121 grade school, i graduated in 1953. i went to stella maris and john adams high schools. i have an older sister rose marie and a younger sister michele (mickey). i married steve rzeznik in 1960, band leader of the polka tones orchestra. we got married in st, theresa church on 130th st. when i was a child i remember going to the bohack store on 111th ave. and 125st. also dan's grocery store on 111th ave and 127th st. remember lincoln park, going to the lefferts theater every saturday, taking the q41 bus to the green bus terminal in jamaica to go shopping at gertz, woolworths,grants,lerners and tom mcanns. we use to go to the valencia movie theater with it's beautiful sky inside and the fish pond in the lobby. other theaters in jamaica, alden, merrick, jamaica, savoy and the hillside. the roller rink on metropolitan ave. sharing a kitchen sink with my friends at jahns icecream parlor after a movie at rko keiths. would like to hear from anyone who remembers the same things. my email is babciadziadzus@webtv.net hope to hear from you soon.


Author: fran lang rzeznik - Of las vegas nevada, u.s.a..

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 3 February 2004.

I grew up in Richmond Hill and went to St. Benny's. I have the greatest memories there.


Author: Mary Ellen O'Callaghan - Of Pearl River, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 3 February 2004.

Its been a real treat for me finding this website. Thanks for the great history and memories!


Author: Paul Gleason - Of Miami, FL, USA.

This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 3 February 2004.

I WENT TO RICHMOND HILL FROM 85-88. DOES ANYONE REMEMBER HANGING OUT IN PS 62 SCHOOLYARD THOSE SUMMERS?IN CASE ANYONE WAS WONDERING JAHNS IS STILL IN BUISNESS. THE NEIGHBORHOOD HAS CHANGED DRAMATICALLY THOUGH. AM I CRAZY OR CAN YOU HEAR ONE SONG ON THE RADIO AND IT WILL TAKE YOU ALL THE WAY BACK TO THOSE SUMMERS WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG. HANGING OUT WITH YOUR FRIENDS NOT A CARE IN THE WORLD PLAYING BALL, CHASING GIRLS DRINKING AND SMOKING IN THE SCHOOLYARD HOPING THAT YOUR PARENTS WOULDNT CATCH YOU. I WANNA GO BACK.
ANY BODY WHO KNOWS ME OR THINK THAT THEY DO CONTACT ME.


Author: RALPH VITALE - Of OZONE PARK , NEW YORK.

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This entry was recorded on Monday, 2 February 2004.

Looking for info on Richmond, VA brought me here. Enjoyed learning about your town.


Author: Lucy Watson - Of Memphis, US.

This entry was recorded on Sunday, 1 February 2004.

GOOD WEBSITE.KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK


Author: STEPHEN DAVID BROWN

This entry was recorded on Saturday, 31 January 2004.

I lived in Richmond Hill for over 17yr now, The elementary school i graduated from was p.s. 66, Elizabeth blackwell (210) then Richmond hill High.. I'm sure everyone who has lived in richmond hill knows about Joe the icecream man, Victory fields, Forest Park, i remember we had for halloween a hunted house trail that led through out forest park,I love richmond hill and would never leave it.


Author: Jodi - Of Queens

This entry was recorded on Saturday, 31 January 2004.

My wife and I both grew up on 109 &110 street.We went to Hill I graduated 1968 Fran Petrella my wifegraduated 1971. We have 3 sons and live on LI.I worked in Jahns and hung out at the boys club. My 5 brothers went to ps 62. I went to Saint Mary Gate Of Heaven 1957 to 1964. It was great growing up in THe Hill and hanging out at 62 during the summer. My wife Fran just had her 50 th birthday party and it was great seeing all the friends that we grew up with . All friends that we still talk with from Richmaond Hill we all have that common bond growing up there.


Author: Thomas De Martino - Of selden, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Friday, 30 January 2004.

HEY RICHMOND HILL KID FROM L.I.
I REMEMBER ALL THOSE PLACES AND MORE.WHAT'S YOUR NAME?

ED GONZALEZ


Author: ED GONZALEZ - Of KEW GARDENS, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 29 January 2004.

Great web site. I grew up in Richmond Hill, 120th St between 95th and Atlantic, and lived there from 1951 to 1973. Went to St. Benny's, graduated in 1964, played ball and coached CYO. Hung with the guys, Marty Peshler and Kenny Angrason, Al Musto and Bill Kane on 116th. Remember the altar boys day out, smokey park, Jahn's, stickball and 108th St at Rockaway. Went to Molloy High school, graduated 1968. Married my High school sweetheart Judy Mooney, in 1973 and moved far away to Ozone Park in 1976. We have 2 sons, Ryan (25) and Patrick (21). Would like to hear from anyone from the class of 64. Possibly a 40th reunion. Call anytime 718-845-9468 or write e-mail address is NIS 108@AOL.COM. Best regards Mike Contino


Author: Michael Contino - Of New York, U.S..

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 29 January 2004.

Remember...Joe's Deli, Villa Grande, Schweeties, Bohack, POwell Drugs, Roberts Toy Store, Bill's, The Flame, Lou's, Steve's Pizza, Harry Kahn's deli, John Ortman's (by PS 66), China Inn, Davie's Candies, Jahn's, Schlossers, Connie's, The OLd Forest, Wilson's Hobbies, Wessling's, Manor Sports, Rack'Em Up pool hall, Victory Field, Jackson Pond, Marie's candy store, Ernst's Bakery, A and P, Joe the Ice Cream man, Bungalow Bar, Spaldeens, Pennsie Pinkies, Tops, Punchball, Stickball, The Whip, The knife sharpener man, Chief, Ringelevio, Flexible Flyer sleds, Schwinn bicycles,
flipping cards, Mars Attacks cards, Bazooka, Swell, Jelly Apples, Wax candy, all within tree-lined streets with neighbors that watched over the kids and families who worked hard for their children. What great memories!


Author: former Richmond Hill Kid, LI, USA.

This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 28 January 2004.

Remember...Joe's Deli, Villa Grande, Schweeties, Bohack, POwell Drugs, Roberts Toy Store, Bill's, The Flame, Lou's, Steve's Pizza, Harry Kahn's deli, John Ortman's (by PS 66), China Inn, Davie's Candies, Jahn's, Schlossers, Connie's, The OLd Forest, Wilson's Hobbies, Wessling's, Manor Sports, Rack'Em Up pool hall, Victory Field, Jackson Pond, Marie's candy store, Ernst's Bakery, A and P, Joe the Ice Cream man, Bungalow Bar, Spaldeens, Pennsie Pinkies, Tops, Punchball, Stickball, The Whip, The knife sharpener man, Chief, Ringelevio, Flexible Flyer sleds, Schwinn bicycles,
flipping cards, Mars Attacks cards, Bazooka, Swell, Jelly Apples, Wax candy, all within tree-lined streets with neighbors that watched over the kids and families who worked hard for their children. What great memories!


Author: former Richmond Hill Kid, LI, USA.

This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 28 January 2004.

I'm searching for information on Long Island, NY history and found your website most enjoyable.


Author: Troy Varick - Of Boston, MA

This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 27 January 2004.

I would like to pass along the sad news of the passing of Marion Gibbs who lived on 112th street in the house now used by the Holy Child Parish next to the Auditorium. Her husband Bill pre-deceased her last Summer. She was a wonderful Aunt and very loyal parishoner of Holy Child, before she moved to Orient Pt. NY. God has definietly accepted her with open arms!


Author: paul galbraith - Of west haverstraw, ny

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 21 January 2004.

I lived in Richmond Hill from 1958 until 1970.


Author: Susan Curry - Of Woodbury, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 15 January 2004.

The address to the Slideshow of Victorian Richmond Hill can be found at-
http://www.richmondhillhistory.org/slideshow.shtml

The link to the Slideshow of Victorian Richmond Hill can be found towrads bottom of page at-
http://www.richmondhillhistory.org/updates.shtml

In regard to Pat Tarney, instead of using the AOL browser, trying using the Internet Explorer browser after logging in with AOL. Its possible that AOL has a limit to how many images can be downloaded onto your computer.


Author: Dennis Doyle - webmaster - Of Richmond Hill, NY, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 15 January 2004.

I can't find the slideshow!! How canI get it?


Author: Honey Chambers

This entry was recorded on Thursday, 15 January 2004.

enjoying the slideshow but keep getting my aol shut down at 113 street please try to remedy this as i lived on 116st and would enjoy the rest of the tour.


Author: pat tarney - Of rock springs, wyoming.

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 13 January 2004.

Thank you so much for the walk down memory lane! I'm saddened to see some of the "now" pictures, but seeing all the old blocks where I walked and rode my bike as I grew up (50s & 60s) was wonderful! It's too bad that some neighborhoods get old gracefully and others are destroyed with age. Let's hope that most of the old, large homes north of Jamaica Avenue remain in good shape for years to come!

Thanks again,
irene


Author: Irene Bacchi - Of Lindenhurst, NY, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Saturday, 10 January 2004.

Thanks for this wonderful website! I am homesick... Will visit again


Author: Eric Slater - Of Hallandale, FL, US.

This entry was recorded on Saturday, 10 January 2004.

I lived in R H for 17 years on 114th street & 107th ave. My wife and myself raised are two children there. We have good memories of the area and OLPH andI visit the area often with my grandson. He like to see the freight trains on Lefferts Blvd.


Author: john creed - Of floral park, usa.

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This entry was recorded on Wednesday, 7 January 2004.

Grew up on 93rd Avenue and 107th Street in the 50's and 60's. Holy Child School graduate in 1964, Archbishop Molloy in 1968. Later lived briefly on 112 Street between Myrtle Ave and 86th Ave, right out the side door of the Holy Child Church. Some interesting stuff here. Most of my youth was spent in or around Holy Child, Forest Park, and the city park on 106th and Atlantic Avenue.


Author: Dennis Egan - Of Hilton Head Island, USA.

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This entry was recorded on Tuesday, 6 January 2004.

Hi Pat,

Yes, I am cousins with Peter and Cynthia Morra. Did you go to school with one of them?

Regina


Author: Regina (Morra) Ross, New Jersey.

This entry was recorded on Sunday, 4 January 2004.

Regina...any relation to Cynthia and Peter Morra from 101st Avenue between 116 and 117? Pat - NJ


Author: Pat - Of New Jersey, USA.

This entry was recorded on Sunday, 4 January 2004.

I live in Richmond Hill on 116th Street between 91st Ave and Atlantic Ave. I have a lot of great memories of the neighborhood. I too went to St. Benny's graduated in 1976. Many of my summers were spent going to the Lefferts movie theatre and the Cascino. Jahn's was tops on the list. This is a great website. I just wish I would have seen more names that I recognized.


Author: Regina (Morra) Ross, New Jersey.

This entry was recorded on Saturday, 3 January 2004.

i enjoyed the visit


Author: patricia - Of rock springs, wyoming.

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 1 January 2004.

Lovely site, keep up the good work.


Author: Mr Smithee

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This entry was recorded on Thursday, 1 January 2004.

Happy New Year!
Best wishes to all our members and visitors from the Richmond Hill Historical Society.


Author: Dennis Doyle - Of Richmond Hill, NY, USA.

This entry was recorded on Thursday, 1 January 2004.


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