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1/30/2000 11:24 AM
 
Wow what memories just reading about HB. Nick's Pizza in Old HB and Nick and Lou's on the corner of Liberty and xbay.Blvd. Faye One of the twins ( Nick or Lou) is working out in Wantagh LI now. He still looks exactly the same. The last time I went to Xbay.blvd it was like driving in Manhatten. Not like the old days. I sure do miss Casino park in Old HB.
 
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1/30/2000 11:26 AM
 
Does anybody remember Ralph's Ice Cream? And Now his son's are there? Ralph never let any kid walk away from his truck with out a piece of candy.
 
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1/30/2000 8:45 PM
 
Ray I do not remember the trampoline place.I went to St Helens with one of the Smith girls. You lived on 156? Do you know Robert Taglini and Jack Ruggiero? I think they lived on 156 ave.We all went to St Helens graduated in 1972.
 
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1/30/2000 8:55 PM
 
Ray A The name of the Bungalow Bar Guy was Bennie(The Ice Cream Man ) He Was GREAT! How about Frezzer Fresh, The big green ice cream truck It had a bell that would ring LOUD so you could have time to ask mom for money and yell real loud WAIT!!! It was the Queens version of Mr. Softy
 
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1/31/2000 10:08 AM
 
Bill: Boy! I forgot all about Freezer Fresh. I remember the bell too!. They always had the best soft ice cream cones. I do not not the folks you asked about. Where on 156th did they grow up. The gang of kids I hung out with lived between 92nd and 89th Streets. Do you remember the truck that came around with the portable ride "the Whip". I think the last name of the man who did that every summer was Stark. He had two kids..Ronnie and David?.. Let me know.
 
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2/18/2000 6:41 PM
 
How about the local car service: Howard Cabs. The dispatcher used to answer the phone in a bark : "HOWARD". It cost $1.50 to go from Rockwood Park to Lindenwood in the late '70s
 
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2/24/2000 3:01 PM
 
KK Howard Cabs used to be known as Hayes Mill. They had the checker cabs with the flip up seats in the back. They were very spacious. They operated in the 1960's
 
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5/14/2000 1:05 AM
 
I'm probably one of the youngest on this forum, but I would just like to say that the Q41 is still one of the worst buses! And yes, that $1.50 cab fare would be nice to take home but I think it's twice that now, maybe more. I'm only 20 but my dad and his family moved to H.B. in the 60's. Although I was just a wee kid, I still miss the Kiddie Rides,Pizza City and the BowWow(which includes the ice cream and arcade, respectively).
 
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5/21/2000 12:02 PM
 
I have been reading all your messages. It brings back so many memories. Who remembers the old wooden bridge. I remember crossing so many times to go to school at OLG. Also used to fish from it when it was closed down and standing quiet for many years. I have been gone from Howard Beach for three years now but always return to visit my parents. Tom Edited by - tbone on November 13 2000 8:02:10 PM
 
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6/15/2000 8:09 PM
 
Oh my God! Sans Egal! My aunt Stella did nails there for years! Does anybody remember Charlie, Sal, Alice and the rest? I'm in Vegas now and would kill for some Gino's pizza or a hero from La Villa! Hey, if anybody from the neighborhood comes out to Vegas, e-mail me and let me know.
 
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7/4/2000 5:29 AM
 
How about Joe the Good Humor ice cream man? You'd tell him what you wanted and he would always say, "And what else....". How about Mitch the ice cream man who would sell knises, candy and stuff from his truck near PS 207. $.07 for a bag of David's Sunflower seeds.
 
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7/4/2000 1:17 PM
 
Anthony: I know Stella, Charlie and crew. My mom worked at Sans E Gal as the receptionist for many years. What a gang that was! Remember alot of good times with them. Just found this website and having a great going down memory lane! How is Stella and Kim? Kim's kids must be big now. Don't live in HB anymore, now in the Sunshine State. If you talk to your Aunt tell her Libby and family say hi!
 
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7/5/2000 3:59 PM
 
Wow, I remember the Blvd. What a difference from the '60s & '70s. Kiddie Rides, the drive up Carvel, Bowwow, Pizza City. Bond Ford, the Bagel Shop.. the bikers at Pizza City. Joe's candy store, Lofts candy store down by Sans Egal. Remember fishing on the Cross Bay Bridge. Walking over the wooden bridge to play in Charles Park.. I can remember my dad and I walking along 91st street between 162 and 163 aves and watching those houses being built, and now, rebuilt.. What a fantastic time to be a kid.. Edited by - toml on November 15 2000 10:21:28 AM
 
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7/7/2000 12:44 PM
 
Does anyone remember the explosion at the motel on Cross Bay. Would have loved to be a fly on those walls watching all the cheaters scramble wondering if their wife (or husband) was on to them!
 
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7/8/2000 11:36 PM
 
Thanks everyone, for the memories. I lived in Rockwood Park from 1965-1969 and graduated 6th grade in the first class at PS 207, and went on to JHS 202 for 7th and 8th grade. I remember those trampolines. (50 cents an hour for all you could bounce?) I also remember the Colonel Sanders Chicken Bucket--and Jet Burgers! Edited by - roloha on November 26 2000 8:15:09 PM
 
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7/25/2000 9:35 PM
 
Hi Maria, I worked in Sans Egal in the '60's. Charlie and Gary were partners then. It was a great time. Harriet was the receptionist. Great people. That was a great time to live!
 
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11/11/2000 1:15 AM
 
I remember when there were TWO wooden bridges on, was it 161st Avenue or 162nd? There was one connecting Crossbay Blvd with old Howard Beach, and then there was another going over to Hamilton Beach. Both are long gone.
 
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11/11/2000 1:20 AM
 
Tom: Do you also remember the baseball batting range & miniature golf course which was run by John & Irene Stevens? It used to be on Crossbay Blvd where the Post Office is now located. I spent many a happy hour there during the '60s. Occassionally we'd get one or more of the Yankees, mostly pitchers, stopping by just as a lark. That was long before the DH ruined American League baseball.
 
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11/11/2000 2:10 AM
 
Topic I am replying to is Glick Bros. It was a kosher meat market, not a deli. Wolfman's was the kosher deli, near Rockwood Beauty Shop.
 
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11/11/2000 2:46 AM
 
Sometimes our family bike rides took us to Charles Park rather than Rockaway. We'd roam around the neighborhood. My dad likes to explore. I remember another bridge we'd cross into West Hamilton Beach (I guess). It was kind of strange for my brothers and I because it seemed like that bridge was the only way in or out, but there were all these cars! (We were kids then - the mid 70s).
 
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