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Offline Avela

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The PS 69 Schoolyard
« on: January 10, 2010, 03:11:15 PM »
Does anyone have any stories to tell about hanging out here?

Offline Really4rob

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Re: The PS 69 Schoolyard
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2010, 05:17:05 PM »
You mean back when it had an actual one?  With a handball court and basketball court.

I recall going from 4trh grade at PS 69 because I got stung by a bee on first base in punchball ... first base was a garbage can.  Those were the days.
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Offline Metsboy

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Re: The PS 69 Schoolyard
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2010, 04:58:51 PM »
Does anyone have any stories to tell about hanging out here?
This is a family site .. :2funny: :rockon:

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Re: The PS 69 Schoolyard
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2010, 04:31:39 PM »
LOL, for me that would the 145 yard ... and Travers Park ...
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Re: The PS 69 Schoolyard
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2010, 09:02:16 AM »
Fireworks on the 4th of July.  :rockon:

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Re: The PS 69 Schoolyard
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2010, 07:54:02 PM »
The intense punchball tournaments we had in 6th grade. Playing handball all day. Showing off customized bicycles. Getting bullied by Bobby Rubino

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Re: The PS 69 Schoolyard
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2010, 01:07:20 AM »
I have vague recollections ofbeing forced to Maypole dance there too ...
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Re: The PS 69 Schoolyard
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2010, 01:36:51 AM »
I used to play softball in the schoolyard even in the winter, we were hard core softball addicts. This was during the
mid 80's, eventually we moved on to Travers Park. On sunday mornings we would practice for a few hours, Nick who worked
for the Post office was like almost 70 yrs old(he would pitch) but the rest of us were in our teens to early 20's.

It was a good sized yard to play softball in. We would alternate where home plate would be, sometimes on the 77th St
side and other times on the 78th St side, good times.

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Re: The PS 69 Schoolyard
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2019, 06:00:45 PM »
When I was in high school, I had a buddy with the name, Ralph Pollock. He was a consummate gambler, and he insisted that much of his tuition money attending William & Mary College came from his winnings in crap games behind the handball courts of the P.S. 69 schoolyard. Those years were between 1955-1960. Anyone know of the whereabouts of my fabulous friend, Ralph? We kept in touch over the years but like many from the past, we've lost contact.

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Re: The PS 69 Schoolyard
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2019, 12:02:18 PM »
In the late 50s I remember playing slapball on the 77th Street side of the handball courts before school started. Played puchball during recess. Played stickball every Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday's would also play softball on the 78th Street field with older guys when they needed players.

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Re: The PS 69 Schoolyard
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2019, 12:02:18 PM »