Martin Levinson

Forest Hills, New York

My father left the army in 1947, and our family moved to a small one-bedroom apartment two blocks from Ebbets Field, the home of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Growing up, I spent many happy summer afternoons waiting to catch foul balls …

Joanne Iodice

Morristown, New Jersey

What a fabulous childhood growing up in Brooklyn. Loads of kids to play with on East 2nd and East 5th Streets between Aves U & T. PS 215, Lincoln High, Brooklyn College As children we were always playing outdoors. Street …

Enid Kanin

When I think of Brooklyn the first word that comes to mind is “neighborhood.” There was such a great feeling of belonging and friendship on East 29th Street between X & Y where I grew up in the 60s and …

Tina Manfredi

Brooklyn, New York

Rain was our worse enemy…I still remember the smell of our vestibule. Musty but clean in a strange way. Foggy. We would stand in the steamy hallway drawing our names in the mist gathering on the windows of our 13th …

Harriet Forman née Schulman

New York City, New York

When I think of growing up in Brooklyn, I think of PS 238, Lincoln HS, Coney Island and the Cyclone, the boardwalk and Nathan’s. I remember watching my father place “killer balls” and beat the other guys on the handball …

Sara Jane Berman

Williston Park, New York

Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The corner of Graham Avenue and Richardson Street. The time was the 1940′s. My Grandmother, Maria Antonia Valentina Pellegrino owned the Apartment House at 460 Graham. My twin brothers, my mother and I lived in one of the …

our house

Robin K Blum

Brooklyn, New York

I was born in Washington DC, but was drawn to New York City and the world of theater in the early 70s. When I met the Philly boy destined to be my husband in 1982 he was somewhat hesitant to …

40th bet 8th and 9th 1945

Dave Draghi

Morristown, New Jersey

Sunset Park Memories – Although born in Park Slope, my family moved to Sunset Park when I was six and stayed till I was thirty-eight. Saw many changes through the years, from watching the blonde-haired Scandinavian groups line up for …

Gary Fisher

New York City, New York

During the early 50s of south brooklyn, at the intersection of brighton beach and coney island avenues, there was an out-of-town newspaper/magazine/tobacco store (aka “the 40 thieves”), the lincoln savings bank and mrs stahl’s knishes (choosing which knish; cheese, kasha, potato …

sally scognamiglio

New York

the year was the early 1950′s. I lived on Hopkinson Ave. between Pitkin and ENY Ave. opposite from the Hopkinson Manor. We had great neighbors & friends, the Rubens, the Silvers, the Tommanos etc. On the corner of Hopkinson & …


David Keller

Brooklyn, New York

I wanted to attach a picture of my grandmother, Florence Lynch (née murphy) who is the character in this story whom I actually knew and who conveyed these stories to me (I also knew her sister Margaret (Marge) Flynn (née …

Digital Camera

Gary Fisher

New York City, New York

Brighton Beach in summer was teeming with day visitors, many streaming down the elevated stairs to begin the short march to and under the boardwalk to the sandy shores. Others rented a day locker from private homeowners along the nearby …

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