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9/17/2003 2:46 PM
 
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Originally posted by Howie M: The thing I remember most of when we moved to Howard Beach from the Bronx was that we went to White Castle for dinner and they had skating waitresses.
That White Castle is now next to the bowling alley on rockaway blvd next to the old dead l or the long island rr, they moved from its original spot down the block
Thanks Evil. I noticed when I went to show my kids where " Dad" went to school, Adams. Peace, Howie
 
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9/28/2003 12:26 PM
 
Do any of you “old timers” remember Vito’s Barber Shop in old HB, facing 101st St., right behind Heller's Drug Store and what ever happened to him?
 
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9/28/2003 12:39 PM
 
Can anyone tell me what happened and when, to the old wood bridge that went from old HB at 99th St. and 165th Ave. into Hamilton Beach?
 
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9/28/2003 12:50 PM
 
Can anyone tell me what happened and when: to the now missing few dozen “homes on stilts” that ran along the west side of the subway tracks and were attached to the old wood boardwalk that led into Hamilton Beach?
 
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9/28/2003 2:38 PM
 
Lol i think you are the 1st person to ask about those homes, i will have to ask my Dad about that again but something about the airport then called idelwild airport claiming land, i think they went with the houses that were on the other side of the tracks
 
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9/28/2003 3:12 PM
 
Reply to Evil- your post of 9-28-03 is true about only the East side of tracks (LIRR then)back in the '50s. The Bordwalk I mention is still there today, but the homes on stilts that were attached to it by other narrow bordwalks went missing after I left in early '60s. Is your dad from "Rockwood Park."
 
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9/30/2003 8:54 PM
 
No there was no rockwood park when my dad was a kid, he said rockwood park (N.H.B.) was nothing still marsh and swamps in the 40's
 
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10/10/2003 7:08 PM
 
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Originally posted by Randy Steele: Can anyone tell me what happened and when: to the now missing few dozen “homes on stilts” that ran along the west side of the subway tracks and were attached to the old wood boardwalk that led into Hamilton Beach?
 
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11/6/2003 8:51 AM
 
I think there was a fire a looong time ago in the late 60's and it burned down. Remember there used to be an Aquarium there. And they used to rent motor boats from there too. If anyone wants to reply please also send it to my Email. jsdw100@yahoo.com
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Originally posted by Randy Steele: Can anyone tell me what happened and when, to the old wood bridge that went from old HB at 99th St. and 165th Ave. into Hamilton Beach?
 
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2/1/2004 10:31 AM
 
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Originally posted by DaveBehr: I used to live in Hamilton Beach as a kid in the 60s and early 70s at 9969 163 rd and I to have fond memories playing football in wolfs field, Sleding down the walk over bridge in the winter. Fishing and crabing in the canel, Man it was great. I wish I could go back. Does anybody out there r
 
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2/1/2004 10:39 AM
 
hi dave i remember you and your family we lived on the same block me and your sister sharon were best friends im now living in florida not to far from you my husband was friends with your brother donald i think you use to be friends with my brothers jimmy and steven if you remember me give me a holler
 
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2/2/2004 8:18 AM
 
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Originally posted by kk6161: Sorry, wrong David. I don't have any sisters. I grew up in Lindenwood hi dave i remember you and your family we lived on the same block me and your sister sharon were best friends im now living in florida not to far from you my husband was friends with your brother donald i think you use to be friends with my brothers jimmy and steven if you remember me give me a holler
 
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2/12/2004 10:02 PM
 
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Originally posted by Randy Steele:I lived there then, and it was no accident, it happened in the late 60's or early 70's, it either blew up or burned down, I really can't remember. I lived there from 62 thru 95 Can anyone tell me what happened and when, to the old wood bridge that went from old HB at 99th St. and 165th Ave. into Hamilton Beach?
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6/3/2004 12:40 PM
 
casinobabe you were a babe i remember every thing you talk about all the old friends and places. spent lots of time with bread and milk bottle fishing in the canal. ice sports in the winter.the canal kept us going all the time email me richard white richard l white
 
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6/3/2004 12:40 PM
 
casinobabe you were a babe i remember every thing you talk about all the old friends and places. spent lots of time with bread and milk bottle fishing in the canal. ice sports in the winter.the canal kept us going all the time email me richard white richard l white
 
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11/9/2004 2:13 PM
 
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Originally posted by DaveBehr: I used to live in Hamilton Beach as a kid in the 60s and early 70s at 9969 163 rd and I to have fond memories playing football in wolfs field, Sleding down the walk over bridge in the winter. Fishing and crabing in the canel, Man it was great. I wish I could go back. Does anybody out there r
 
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11/9/2004 2:14 PM
 
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Originally posted by DaveBehr: I remember the Hitzel's and the Krauss' from Hamilton Beach. That's it. I used to live in Hamilton Beach as a kid in the 60s and early 70s at 9969 163 rd and I to have fond memories playing football in wolfs field, Sleding down the walk over bridge in the winter. Fishing and crabing in the canel, Man it was great. I wish I could go back. Does anybody out there r
 
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4/7/2005 2:54 PM
 
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Originally posted by Lindzy1: We moved to 97th Street and 164th Avenue in 1959. I was 5 and I remember the complete freedom and safety. We never locked doors, we walked and biked wherever we wanted to, went fishing for killies at the creek-I tried to keep them for pets though. I loved your recollection of BeeZee's. We did the same thing with the bottles. I am sure more than a few of us did. How about the winter? When we had a blizzard, Howard Beach was just about forgotten when it came to snow plows! We were snowed in-literally. For those of us down near the park, we didn't go to school. A simple thing like a quart of milk was a walk "to town". Oh-I LOVED those snowstorms! What happened to them? Does anyone remember when we were snowed in for about a week-no busses or anything-drifts six feet high in the middle of the streets? I think I was in High School-maybe 1968 or 1969. Here's another-If it rained too hard and the creek rose, the streets were flooded. This was before we had sewers. I remember the nuns actually picking us up from the bus door and passing us along like a fire brigade to the sidewalk so we could get to school, because the streets had water knee-high. During Hurricane Donna-people were traveling aroung in row boats.
I remember all those things too. I think the blizzard was in Feb. 1969. It was pretty bad. I have a picture of it. We walked to Arcara's one day, during the snowed in time, with a sled. Do you remember Arcara's in Ozone Park on Liberty Ave.? It was an Italian deli. I remember the black out in the 60's.
 
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4/7/2005 2:58 PM
 
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Originally posted by Ray A.: Maloclusion: Is there any way you could share pictures you might have of Howard Beach from the 1930's and 1940's. how different it must have looked! I believe CrossBay Blvd must have been pretty vacant and that the LIRR station in HB was still active. What did the "new" side look like?
My ggrand parents had pictures of howard beach when there was like 3 houses there and it wasn't HB yet, my grandparents and my parents told me stories about how RP (rockwoodpark = new howard) and crossbay were nothing but a single gas station on one side and sea grass on the other side, a race track of some kind where the belt pkwy and RP is, i remember when i was a kid and the canal was clear, and you could see bottom. Crossbay was nicer, there was like a car here and there parked in the street, you could look down 160th ave and see 1 or 2 cars parked, same with most streets then, everyone knew eachothers parents you couldn't do anything really wrong without it somehow getting back to your parents. It was nice all the store owners knew who you were and spoke to you, knew what it was your grandmother or mother wanted even if you didn't, i still go to Sal's when i go to see my parents and my grandparents on the weekends, sometimes i still see Bob (not driving the deliveries anymore) abe in the hardware store is gone , so is hellers , so is the bowling alley, the train station is under construction, i would like it better if it stayed the way it was, crossbay changes every few years, and i can't remember his name off the top of my head but the haircutter is still there in town. Mrs. latwaituce (may be spelled wrong) ran the HB thing at st.barnabus, she had lots of pictures maybe more that what was on this site, but they left HB quite a few years ago
On the old site there were a lot of pictures of Crossbay Blvd in the 30's and 40's. I wonder why they haven't put them on this site. There is a place on the forum list where it asks for improvements of this site. Why don't you ask for the old pics to be put back?
 
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4/7/2005 3:14 PM
 
I had breakfast at White Castle in the morning on my way to Adams. Two burgers and a container of milk. It was great. Sometimes we went to Jefferson Diner instead when we had more time. It was a good time in life, about 1962. Those times are gone forever. The world is a changed place now. The safety of that place is not the same. I wonder why HB never got a high school built there? Mostly everyone went to Adams in Ozone Park. I remember taking the bus from the Casino park in the morning to Adams but if you were late, you took the bus to the train station and then took the train to Rockaway Blvd. and got off there to go to school. Does anyone remember Rocco's Italian restaurant under the el? Does anyone know if it's still there?
 
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