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Re: Any long time Jackson Heights residents out there?
« Reply #285 on: March 08, 2018, 09:01:49 PM »
In #279 there is a list of old PS 69ers most of whom I don't know or at least whose names strike no chords

"Name dropping:  (PS69 regulars) the legendary, ageless Bob Polachek, Bert Lowenstein, Richie and Bobby Rubino, Charlie Berry, Steve Feldstein, Demarco, Egrie, Sid and Dave Daniels, Alec Myers, Neubauer, Allen, the Brigands (Buster CEO), Chester Lumish.....".

Despite that there  were a few who I did recall-the Rubino Brothers, Richie Neubauer,the Brigands, and of course Chester(or has he preferred, Chet Lumish) who I knew very well. However it was Alec Myers who I wondered about who I also knew well when we both attended Bryant H.S and we were involved in the Drama Group. Anyone know anything about him now?

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Re: Any long time Jackson Heights residents out there?
« Reply #286 on: March 09, 2018, 10:45:58 AM »
Was Chet Lumish the brother of Bruce?  I went to Bryant from 69-73.  I don't remember Alec Myers.

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Re: Any long time Jackson Heights residents out there?
« Reply #287 on: March 09, 2018, 11:25:32 AM »
I think Chet had a brother who I didn't know. The period I am talking about is in the late 50's. I graduated from Bryant in 1960 -I think Alec would have been class of 59.

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Re: Any long time Jackson Heights residents out there?
« Reply #288 on: July 18, 2018, 05:03:28 PM »
I lived in jackson heigthts and went to PS 145 and Newtown HS I hung out in Bud's and Jahns. These posts are newer but still great memories

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Re: Any long time Jackson Heights residents out there?
« Reply #289 on: July 26, 2018, 03:26:49 AM »
Wow I re-found this board while searching my old skating rink and almost forgot how much I used to post here ... ten years ago?? That can't be right.

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Re: Any long time Jackson Heights residents out there?
« Reply #290 on: September 17, 2018, 03:15:52 PM »
In #279 there is a list of old PS 69ers most of whom I don't know or at least whose names strike no chords

"Name dropping:  (PS69 regulars) the legendary, ageless Bob Polachek, Bert Lowenstein, Richie and Bobby Rubino, Charlie Berry, Steve Feldstein, Demarco, Egrie, Sid and Dave Daniels, Alec Myers, Neubauer, Allen, the Brigands (Buster CEO), Chester Lumish.....".

Despite that there  were a few who I did recall-the Rubino Brothers, Richie Neubauer,the Brigands, and of course Chester(or has he preferred, Chet Lumish) who I knew very well. However it was Alec Myers who I wondered about who I also knew well when we both attended Bryant H.S and we were involved in the Drama Group. Anyone know anything about him now?


Alec was a huge Brooklyn Dodgers fan who moved to the Heights from Brooklyn.  I would add Bobby Allen and Healy to that list.  And Dennis Malpetey (sp), Skippy Murphy, John Connolly. Kevin Young.

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Re: Any long time Jackson Heights residents out there?
« Reply #291 on: September 17, 2018, 03:38:27 PM »
Wow I re-found this board while searching my old skating rink and almost forgot how much I used to post here ... ten years ago?? That can't be right.

Getting old.

Really4Rob, not sure why, but I just saw your post. Is the skating rink you're referring to USA Skating? I spent many a Friday evening skating there while my parents supervised. ::)

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Re: Any long time Jackson Heights residents out there?
« Reply #292 on: January 29, 2019, 01:56:48 AM »
just joined so sorry the post has been standing still for months, but had to join in. Fields' was wonderful, Jay Dee was the best and the cinema, yes of course. We all played in vacant lots as well as punch ball every evening till called in for dinner or bedtime. I went to PS 89 and miss my 7th grade friends so much; they were mostly in Elmhurst and all of us came from very educated but not well-off European immigrant families.

My father was a surgeon at Physicians' Hospital along with Dr Rappaport, if I recall correctly after 6 decades. I remember loving to walk the neighbors' dogs and wander around 37th Ave as if it were 5th Ave in Manhattan, admiring the shops. I did the food-shopping for my mother and felt very grown-up doing that. For 5th grade, I went to what was then called Garden Country Day School, run by Mr and Mrs. Flower, then Mr. Roberts. I was happier in PS 89, however, where I had Mr. O'Neill as my 7th grade teacher. He treated us like adults and instilled in us a super keen interest in Education. First time ever for me! And it lasted...
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Re: Any long time Jackson Heights residents out there?
« Reply #292 on: January 29, 2019, 01:56:48 AM »