Would love to hear from former SING-sters, or others who remember. There are a lot of great memories associated with growing up in Laurelton. Some of the friends I remember were Stuart Fishman, Edith Edelstein, Anita Bernheimer, Elayne Gross, Susan Dankner, Donald French, Trudi Sturm (who I just reconnected with and who is refreshing my memory about lots of fun times)and lots of kids from Springfield Gardens, Rosedale and Cambria Heights as well. Those of you who remember me and would like to touch base please do. I was just searching for a name, and stumbled on this site. Everyone thought they were cool at that stage of their lives. I seem to remember it all as Nirvana........could that possibly be true? We are fortunate to live near our two grandsons and get to spend a lot of time with them. I remember all the teachers being mentioned by others (Herb Magidson, director of The Man Who Came to Dinner, which I stage managed really inspired me to do the theater thing as I'm currently a local stage director and actor and have worked on almost 100 shows in the last 20 years). I did attend Bob's Laurelton reunion on Long Island in 2001 (or maybe 2000) My email is [email protected] as others have said I'd love to hear from old friends who remember me. I remember playing stickball in the streets, stealing pretzels from Schultz's candy store, buying a stickball bat for 29 cents and many other very fond memories of growing up in a great/fun neighborhood. Still screwed up but breathing fresh air with clean water in the White Mountains. There's even talk of a meet-up here in Italy next year. Nice to revisit some of the old places and names from the past. The memorties are good and after 30 years traveling around the world, PS 156 was a great place to get started. I used to live at 135-59 232 St., next door to Carl Perkal, who I see is listed on the website. We lived in Commack, Long Island before retiring to Florida. Goldstein, Felicia (Hirata) - [email protected] Andrew Jackson H. My twin sister Tamara and I always talk about how we hope that our grandchildren (and theirs) can have that "Laurelton" experience. Jill Edelstein, my ex and, more importantly, friend, told me about this site. Met a woman of 80 who lived in Laurelton, went to P. 156, graduated from AJHS, and then, like me, went to Queens College, got a doctorate at CUNY and wound up teaching at San Diego State University! Just the other day, a new friend told me his father is a Shakespeare scholar (I'm a theater critic) and that he taught English for years -- at Andrew Jackson HS!! Looking at all those photos brought back a flood of memories. Eating once a week at The House Of Chang and Capri and standing in line on Sunday mornings at the Four Star Bakery and the deli. Rand at the public library, Twin Ponds, Green Acres, Mrs. I would love to hear from Paul Adler, Larry Greher, Harriet Haber, Myra Kesselman, and Ronnie Sasofsky as well as others who I just can't think of their names. I was part of a group of guys in the class of AJHS 1962 who thought they were cool. Federal prosecutor in Arizona after Army and in private practice in Phoenix since 1980. Drive a 55 Chev just like the one Harvey and I shared in 1963. I'm married over 30 years, semi-retired, living near Lincoln Center, doing lots of volunteer work. You may not remember me, but i have such clear memories of all of you. We were also close with the boys from SAR, the Princes and Sigma Phi. Don Rubin lives in Decatur, Georgia and we have mutual friends who brought us together a few years back. We have two wonderful sons, a dear daughter-in-law and son-in-law. I moved to Albuquerque in 1984 and am a CPA teaching accounting at the college level for many years. Subjected my kids to the same punishment of Hebrew School. Apart from an occasional "blast from the past" I still keep in touch with the Vincent Olivieri posse (you know who you are). After years in the Caribbean, New York and Wyoming (hotels & restaurants) I find myself happy as hell in a small town in Northern Italy. A big hello to all who remember me and feel free to drop me a line and say hello. I am currently living in Long Island, NY in Dix Hills. I am a designer of tecital costumes for dancers, and have been designing for the last thirty something years. It has been a long time since I have even thought about PS 156 and my time there. If you write to me, I promise I will not bother you (too much) with pictures of my grandchildren. Stumbled on this web site and went through all of the people who lived in one of the greatest American towns....lived 138-20 230th Pl. Played football and baseball for my father, "Rip" Goldman, as he was the coach for both sports.. recently had dinner with Artie Peterson and significant other, Elliot and Barbara Hochman (Geller), Phil Radin and very young girlfriend, Frank Adler and lovely wife Judy Princer (Auslander), Joan(Modell) Krodhammer and husband. Married to Arlene (Kazdin) for 43 years; two boys both married and five grandchildren. I always had my green 427 Corvette parked out front and to this day old Laurelton friends still call me “Vette”. If anyone remembers my brothers or me shoot me an e-mail. Reading the comments on this wonderful website reminds me of how special growing up in Laurelton was - a small town feel in a big city. from 1949-1970 and went to PS 156, JHS 59 and Jackson ('64).
I lived in 233rd Street and then moved to Francis Lewis Blvd. We were 10 guys who called themselves the "big 10". I got the nick name because the name of he principal at JHS 59 was Dr. Does anyone out there remember any of this group of characters? I met my husband of 43 years through Leslie Davidson. We were married in 1967 and have 2 beautiful married daughters, 2 handsome sons-in-law and 5 gorgeous grandkids. It seems like yesterday I was in high school and now my granddaughter is starting next year. We played a lot in the schoolyard, as well as punchball, stoopball, and I Declare War on our own street. I just found out about this site from my sister Doree. Closest friends of mine were Gary Goldman who sadly passed away in May of 1997. I am a CPA who teaches at a community college and is a force in local theater. I lived at 131-50 226th St (amazing how we still remember those even though it's been almost 30 years since I've been there). Maybe even some of the girls I had crushes on (they shall remain nameless). I am a retired Bank Vice President still living on Long Island with my wonderful wife Marcia (married 37 years). I was one of those kids who kept pretty much to himself (ergo, I wasn't popular). My sisters, Susan and Ellen, are also graduates of Jackson. What a hoot, seeing so many names of so many "kids" I grew up with, seeing them in my mind's eye as they were then and thinking about so many more whose names I do not see and having it prompt so many memories of our "small town inside the big city". I retired as Associate General Counsel of Avis Budget Group at the end of 2008.
I remember Lil Eds, Capri, 4 Star Bakery and the movie house. Hard to believe at times that we were situated in NYC. In between I accumulated a wealth of fond memories growing up in Laurelton too numerous to list but probably very similar to others who are on this site. Life has taken many turns since High School for all of us. One year later I too moved out to Phoenix and have been here ever since. Now I have to live for another 30 years to enjoy it :-). I see many familiar names - Arnie Cohen, Bob Kazin, Tom Burke, Iris Schwartz. On our street we had Barbara and Robert Malkin, Neal Dreznin, David Kaback, David Scher, my family (Reba, Jay and Hope Harris) and more.
My friends all say "I don't look or act like a grandmother! I have very fond memories of Laurelton - a uniquely wonderful small town where close friendships were made. We moved out in 1973 when my parents moved to Phoenix, AZ and I moved to Bellerose after getting married. There was an ex-jockey who kept a horse, and occasionally he would drive down the street riding a sulky.
Once the emails were publicized, Spiegel issued an apology.
"I'm sorry I wrote them at the time and I was jerk to have written them," he said in 2014.