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Message Board Archive Aug - Sept 2006

Name: Lydia Beatty <Lydia58@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-09-30
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1532 Leland Ave
When did you live there 1958-1980
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat ?
Comments:
I go back to the old neighborhood all the time. I can't help myself. Whenever I'm in The Bronx, for whatever reason, I find myself circling Leland, 102 Park, Theriot, etc. The only friend of mine who I know for certain still lives there is Elyse Sinuk. She's still on Theiriot Ave & I sometimes find her when I'm in the old neighborhood. My last visit was just this summer. Marla (Weiss)Trudden & I spent the whole day walking around Parkchester, driving around the old neighborhood, etc. In a way I miss it very much, but I must say, I do appreciate having a drive way & not having to look for a parking spot at 3am.

Name: Ralph Amato <lostremote@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-30
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1574 beach ave
When did you live there in good times
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat oh yea
Comments:
ITS SUCH A PRIVELAGE TO WRAP WITH EVERYBODY,SORRY FOR NOT RESPONDING RIGHT AWAY,I WILL DEFINATELY CALL.REMEMBER THE SHACKS WE WOULD MAKE IN THE LOTS & MISS RITER YELLING AT US FR BEING UP IN THE LOTS.ME,KENNY DOYLE & MIKE BUTLER USE TO TAKE ALL THE WHEELS OFF THE CARRIAGES IN THE BSMT & MAKE GO-CARTS THEN THE SMMER TIME WOULD COME & THE MOMS WOULD WANT TO TAKE THERE KIDS OUT ON A NICE DAY & THERE WOULD BE NO WHEELS.GOT TO LOVE IT...

Name: RICHARD J. ROTH <EXCBUG@.COM>
Date: 2006-09-29
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 TAYLOR &1516 BEACH AVE
When did you live there 1960? 1986
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat YES
Comments:
MARIE ELENA RICHIE BOBBY &HOYTS OLDER BROTHER WHEN EVER I PICK MY MOTHER UP FROM ROCKLAND SHE ALWAYS WANTS FOR ME TO TAKE HER ON A TOUR OF THE OLD NEIGHBOR HOOD I TO SOME TIMES FIND MYSELF DOING THE SAME THING AS WELL

Name: marie-elena (ferracano) riggio <butterflyqueen213@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-29
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 beach ave
When did you live there 1959-82
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat lived,loved & laughed
Comments:
hello old & new friends, again,

tried to explain to my 13 yr old tonite, what life was like before cell phones. i explained that the way we knew it was time to "go in" or go home, was when the STREET LIGHTS, went on. it just brought back a whole lot of childhood memories
like all the games we played & what fun we had. stay safe dear friends. marie

Name: marie-elena (ferracano) riggio <butterflyqueen213@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-29
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 beach ave
When did you live there 1959-82
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat lived,loved & laughed
Comments:
hello old & new friends,
to all the old friends of 1574 beach & all those who grew up there. its so great that some of us are finally getting back in touch. just call me a mush mouse! i am so happy to hear from all of you. just need to find lisa luciano. when talking to you guys, i dicovered that a few of us, still go to the old block. how strange. no matter where we have been or done. beach ave will always be home to us. stay safe dear friends, marie


Name: Todd Frenchman <todd@newbridgemarketing.com>
Date: 2006-09-29
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1574 Beach Avenue - Apt 4K
When did you live there 1959-1980
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat Yes
Comments:
Hi All,

Michael Butler just emailed me about this site(thanks, Michael). I think it's great! Would love to hear from any old freiends from the old neighborhood especially you, Marie-Elena(Michael says you've been looking for me).

Please feel free to write to me at: todd@newbridgemarketing.com

I look forward to hearing from you.

Take care all.....

Name: Todd Frenchman <todd@newbridgemarketing.com>
Date: 2006-09-29
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1574 Beach Avenue - Apt 4K
When did you live there 1959-1980
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat Yes
Comments:
Hi All,

Michael Butler just emailed me about this site(thanks, Michael). I think it's great! Would love to hear from any old freiends from the old neighborhood especially you, Marie-Elena(Michael says you've been looking for me).

Please feel free to write to me at: todd@newbridgemarketing.com

I look forward to hearing from you.

Take care all.....

Name: Kenny Doyle <bronxboy57@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-09-29
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1574 Beach Ave
When did you live there 1957-1978
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Well, thanks to this site I have gotten in touch with everyone who I lost touch with over the years who were so important to me growing up on Archer St. I met with Ricky Buckley last Saturday in NYC after 20 years and I hope to see Ralphie A. soon. Still need to call Mikey B. Mike, how about when I was pitching to you in the courtyard and you kept yellng at me not to throw curve balls which I wasnt, never could but I think it was the ball we were using. Oh yeah, band practice in my living room. Ralphie on drums, Mike on tambourine and me on guitar. Funny, nobody knew how to play. Thaks again to the webmaster, this site is truly amazing.

Name: Linda Hall <ladyhawk5@oponline.net>
Date: 2006-09-29
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
HELLO AGAIN,it is I.I "jumped the gun,"and as usual forgot something.Mick CLark my dear friend,how is ya,you cutie you.Mick it seems as though no one knows the answer to the question you asked,or maybe it was not seen as it was at the bottom of your E-Mail.I do not know.Is this a joke question.That is a good idea Mike.We should put up some jokes.I never remember a joke to save my life.The only joke I know.I may get SPAM.I will give it a try.Hope no one finds this offensive.What did the red indian say to the prostitute?It is not that bad.But has to be done animated when you say the answer.So easy and a cutesie of a joke!!!And a very simple answer.Think you can get it???Again I hope I did not get anyone offended.I just do not feel this is offending in any way if anyone objects feel free to let me know.I don,t even think a prostitute would be offended.O well off to Sat.afternoon confession for me.Ten Hail Mary,s and Ten Our Father,s will cover it. Maybe I will add some more on just in case.How about another ten that should do it. By now.LOL LINDA HALL

Name: Linda Hall <ladyhawk@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-09-29
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Hello to all.Hope this finds you all well.I see some new faces how are things going.Great reading your story,s.That was very scary when I read you jumbed the roofs.Anyway glad you had fun.Hello to FREDDIE BRUCALE say hello to your brother GREGORY for me will ya .MATTY I too enjoyed your story about your brother very cute.On another note during the next several weeks be very cautious about opening or Launching any E-Mails that refer to the WORLD TRADE CENTER OR 9/11.Regardless of whe sent it."WTC" REALLY DANGEROUS ALSO.BIG TROUBLE DO NOT OPEN.It could be a VIRUS that will erase your whole "C" drive.A friend of mine opened it and they were not so lucky.The computer will not even start.FW:BEWARE OF VIRUS ALERT!!!Please forward this message to your friends.Ok did my good deed for the week.Hope you all have a good weekend.Stay safe and lots of luck to ya!!!Linda Hall

Name: Bobby Roth <rroth9@nc.rr.com>
Date: 2006-09-28
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 Taylor Avenue
When did you live there 1960 - 1985
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Matt Keenan:
I loved the story about the gumball machines outside of Minnie's involving your brother. This happened many more times right into the early seventies. Poor Minnie could never figure out what was happening to the gum and nuts until the man that leased them to her finally told her and showed her a handful of metal washers and she said leave it that way this way they won't steal the candy from inside the store. She was a trip. Thanks for a great story, brings back those great memories.
Regards, Bobby Roth

Name: Michael Butler <mickeyb08@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-28
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1574 Beach Ave
When did you live there 58-76
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat Yes
Comments:
Marie-Elana,

Todd found Kitten on Classmates.com. He owns a Marketing Firm in Manhattan and lives in Bellmore LI.

His email address is tmftmf@yahoo.com
Call me...see my note to Ralph...and I'll give you his phone number....love michael

Name: Michael Butler <mickeyb08@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-28
Where did you live in Stratton Park Y
When did you live there 58-76
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat Y
Comments:
Ralph, Annette, Peter

Hi, Iím so sorry to hear of your motherís passing. June was such a beautiful woman. I have fond memories of chasing you, Ralph, around the courtyard, trying to make you come home, at the end of another, summer evening at 1574.

I remember your grandfather, Pete, and how he loved Jackie Gleason. Of course, Iíll never forget your grandmother Rose. One time, when you went away to summer camp, she let me ride your bike. I must had road 500 lapse around the statues.

I remember the time your Aunt Cookie took us to eat at White Castles and I threw-up in her new convertible. Remember the time your Uncle Jimmie took you, me, and Kenny Doyle to Yankee Stadium?

Most of the kids at 102 thought you and I were brothers. Well maybe we were.

Remember the time I shot you in the eye with dirt from your air rifle? Or the time you, me, and Kenny made a band and a hell of a lot of noise in the courtyard. And all the fist fights?

I remember the time you served Mass as an altar boy at St Anthonyís and you loved it so much you served every Mass one Sunday. How about every Saturday when you and Kenny would go to Macyís and buy a new Hot Wheels car.

Remember, baseball in the courtyard and you playing hockey for St Anthonyís? Little league? Snow sledding off the rocks at the lots.

Once again, Iím sorry of your lost. You, Annette, and Peter are in my prayers.

Your childhood friendÖ..Michael Butler 228 282 3345.


Name: Sue Sica <babidol21@verizon.net>
Date: 2006-09-28
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1549 Beach Avenue
When did you live there Birth to about 1980
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no
Comments:
Hey Mike Clark: Nice to hear from you. I cant believe you remember David Boyer's lab. Since his grandmother's yard, where the lab was located, was between my house and the lots there was always some excitement. My mom was always worried. Between the "huts" going on fire in the lots and David creating crazy stuff out there, mom used to think one day our yard was going to go up in flames. Every now and then you would hear a pop coming from the lab and then smoke. I would jump over the fence to see what he was doing. Then my German Shepherd "Bella" would follow. She got so used to it, that she made it over the fence one day right after they poured new concrete in the yard. Needless to say, his grandmother wasn't happy about the paw prints in the new concrete. I remember the windshield wiper invention very well. Man..that certainly was a future scientist at work. Lots of fun times! I had another thought. Wasn't it you, who during class said something to Sr. Theresa and she sent you down to the street to pick gum off the sidewalk? Or was that the time she was being "taped" during one of her lectures..calling us infants and we all got busted? Anyway,nice to have seen you at the Bayou that night with Brian. I'd tried emailing you at your aol address after that, but it didnít work. Say hello to your family for me! Sue

Name: Fred Brucale <Freddo64@aol.co>
Date: 2006-09-28
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1574 Beach
When did you live there 64-80
Comments:
Hi Ralph ... Stevie the Icecream man ... "Bugalow bars taste like tar , the more you eat them , the sicker you are " ha-... Playing skully in the street , playing curb off the fountain in the courtyard at 1574 , spinning tops .... and of course dodging the stuff that Mrs. Kelly was throwing out of her 5th floor window . Marie Elena , all's fine and Chrissy sends her best to you .

Name: RALPH AMATO <LOSTREMOTE@AOL.COM>
Date: 2006-09-28
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1574 BEACH AVE
When did you live there 60"S
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat OH YEA
Comments:
Remember playing ringolieveo at 102 park untill all hrs of the night.Please forgive me if i didnt spell it right.How about stevey the ice cream man?Thank God for memories,thats what life is all about.I told my wife if i ever get alzheimers,give me a pill & put a Zepplin song on.ANYWAY,look forward to seeing everybody.

Name: RALPH AMATO <LOSTREMOTE@AOL.COM>
Date: 2006-09-28
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1574 BEACH AVE
When did you live there 60'S
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat YES
Comments:
Thank you for all your support in this tough time.AT a later date i would love to have a reunion.I can set up a room at the pine restaurant on bronxdale ave.in the Bronx someday if we can all work out a date.How beautifull would that be!

Name: marie-elena (ferracano) riggio <butterflyqueen213@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-28
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 beach ave
When did you live there 1959-82
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat lived,loved & laughed
Comments:
hi fred,
i remember you as a kid, living across from me. also christine & i had a conversation 6 or 7 yrs ago (you were just moving into the house u bought in the bronx) about you & i knowing each other. please send christine my regards. hope your girls
are doing well? it' so nice to see a familiar name and/or face
on this site. as always to you & all my old & new friends,
stay safe, marie

Name: Fred Brucale <Freddo64@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-28
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1530 & 1574 Beach
When did you live there 64 until 80 .
Comments:
Hi Celanie ... I lived at 1530 until I was 7 and then I moved to 1574 . When I lived at 1530 I used to walk down Beach ave. to go to the deli and remember you and your brother Franky standing outside your building . Franky was always a nice guy and would make beleive he was going to steal my Spaldeen that I was always bouncing . This was probably around 1970 / 71 . If I'm not mistaken I think you were either dating or getting engaged around that time ? I was a skinny little kid with black hair and a bunch of teeth missing ... Marie Elena , when we moved to 1574 my apt. looked over your and the Sica's house . I was pretty good friens with Danny and was one of the kids who would lay on the sidewalk while he jumped over us with his bike . My wife's name is Christine Brucale and I think you worked with her at P.S. 76 a few years ago before we moved to Connecticut . Small world !

Name: marie-elena (ferracano) riggio <butterflyqueen213@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-28
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 beach ave
When did you live there 1959-82
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat lived,loved & laughed
Comments:
hi celanie,
you have mentioned debbie cane more than once. refresh my memory, where did she live? regarding fred, i remember he & his brother living at 1574 beach ave (the big building across from me)you mentioned your family, but never said where you are living? still in nyc? take care for now,
marie

Name: Celanie <homeschoolm@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-28
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1443 Taylor & 1516 Beach Ave.
Comments:
Hi Fred, I do remember a fred, but I am not sure if you are the one. Please let me know a little more to jar my memmory.
I do remember Hans, what a character. We use to jump roofs together with my brother frankie and the cane children. I remember the Browns very well. I also remember the waltons,Ronnie Vasquez,and his family, hector,etc. Some are doing well, others not, and I know ronnie died was he was very young. do you remember the rest?? What school did you go to? Which building did you live in? Who was the super?
that would give me more to go on. Debby Kane from what I know is doing well. My brother frankie knows more. I will ask him. Please give me a little more info. on your/our past so I can put two and two together. What else do you remember about me? Celanie.

Name: Fred Brucale <Freddo64@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-27
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1530 &1574 Beach
When did you live there 64 until 80
Comments:
Hi Celanie ... You may not remember me ( Iwas pretty young ) but I remember you and your brother Frankie . He was a big guy , into weight lifting right ? I remember the Cane family , we were nextdoor neighbors... Richie and I were close friends when we were very young ... Debbie Cane was my first crush ( I was 6 ) . Remember Hans ? I smoked my first cig. with him and my mother caught us . Nice to know you are doing well . Does anybody remember the Brown family ?

Name: Fred Brucale <Freddo64@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-27
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1530 &1574 Beach
When did you live there 64 until 80
Comments:
Hi Celanie ... You may not remember me ( Iwas pretty young ) but I remember you and your brother Frankie . He was a big guy , into weight lifting right ? I remember the Cane family , we were nextdoor neighbors... Richie and I were close friends when we were very young ... Debbie Cane was my first crush ( I was 6 ) . Remember Hans ? I smoked my first cig. with him and my mother caught us . Nice to know you are doing well . Does anybody remember the Brown family ?

Name: Celanie <homeschoolm@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-27
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1443 Taylor Ave. & 1516 Beach Ave.
Comments:
Hi Marie, So nice to hear from you. I do remember you from elem. school. I have only 1 picture and it is a class picture. I remember spending much time with you. You also liked talking to my mom. Do you remember the Cane family?
Yep!! shock is'nt it. Married and 8 children. The 3 younger ones my husband and I homeschool. We have been homeschooling for the past 5 yrs. and it has been a blessing. our youngest is 7yrs. he will be 8 next Jan.
Our Children are Elisa,Christine,Jimmy,April,Diane,Melanie,David,& Daniel.
We have also, 1 grandson and 1 granddaughter. How about you?? Do you have any children? well, talk soon. Celanie.

Name: Celanie <homeschoolm@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-27
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1443 Taylor Ave,,& 1516 Beach Ave
Comments:
Hi Bobby, Wow!! yes we all have wonderful memmories. Voges beach was fantastic. We have many of pictures with us all together. And mischief, that was our first names. We were terriable. Water balloons on people coming home from church, knocking on doors and windows and running. Tag in the alleyways. Winter and the beautiful snow falls, pleanty of snow ball fights and sled rides. And it can go on and on. Do you remember Debbie Cane and the cane family. They lived on Beach Ave. as well. How is everyone in your family?? Did you get married?? do you have any children?
Frankie is doing well. He is Married and He and his Wife Lisa just had there first baby today. Her name is Savannah, she is 7 lbs. 15 1/2 ounces and 19 inches long. They are all doing well. My mom and Dad passed away yrs ago. My dad in Dec. 1997 and my mom in May 14th 2001. John is doing well,as is his family. I will let Frankie and John know you were asking for them. I have a wonderful husband, and we have eight chilren. 5 girls and 3 boys. The 3 younger we homeschool for the past 5 yrs. It is an awesome blessing.
Anyway will talk again soon. Please e-mail me if you like.
Celanie.

Name: Matthew Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-27
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 1950 - 74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No, but been in & on all
Comments:
Bobby Roth - your mentioning of working at Minnies brought to mind a cute family story. It was probably the summer of 1962 and my brother Jim was probably a cute and lovable 5 year old. In those times on rainy days we would play family games like Bingo or shooting marbles into holes cut into shoe boxes. Anyway, one day, my brother went down the block onto Archer Street and was intigued by the gumball and pistachio nut machines standing so quitely on the sidewalk outside Minnies candy store. However, good old Jimmy didn't have any money. But, when he got home his fingers and lips were ruby red and his pockets were bulging, stuffed full of pistachio nuts. My mother asked him how he got so many pistachio nuts and he showed her the only remaining transparent red colored bingo chip. Apparently, this cute little guy very quietly just kept pumping the slot with the red chips and kept twisting the dial until he used up all but one of the bingo chips and cleaned out the machine. What a shock for whomever went to empty the machine of pennies. Sure brings another meaning to the term "cashing in the chips". My Mom says she may stil have that chip. Well, that event was more fortelling than we would ever realize. Good old Jimmy has for many years been working for Chase Manhattan bank doing there quarterly tax returns and I'm sure he's not counting Bingo chips. Have a good day everyone. Love, Peace and Happiness. Matty

Name: Bobby Roth <rroth9@nc.rr.com>
Date: 2006-09-27
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 Taylor Avenue
When did you live there 1960 - 1985
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Hi Celanie:
Great to see you on the message and nice to hear from you. I remember all the great times growing up and going to summer camp. Me and Frankie used to hang out and get into all kinds of mischief. I am sure that if me, you and frankie sat down we could write a book on all we did when we were growing up in that era. Some of the best times were had at Vogts Beach. Please send Frankie and Johnny and everyone my regards. Tell Frankie to write in or give him my email would love to hear from him.
Bobby Roth

Name: Bobby Roth <rroth9@nc.rr.com>
Date: 2006-09-27
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 Taylor Avenue
When did you live there 1960 - 1985
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
My hearfelt sympathy and condolences go out to the entire Amato Family.
Bobby Roth

Name: Bobby Roth <rroth9@nc.rr.com>
Date: 2006-09-27
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 Taylor Avenue
When did you live there 1960 - 1985
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Hi Marie:
I was looking at your post when you were asking about Todd Frenchman. As you may know I do alot research work as a trained private investigator and did a quick check on Todd Frenchman and found one such person in Long Island that fits his profile, I will check this by the weekend and if it's the Todd we know I will put him in touch with this site and you. I will let you know one way or another. I can hardly wait when the day comes for a huge reunion.
Bobby Roth

Name: Bobby Roth <rroth9@nc.rr.com>
Date: 2006-09-27
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 Taylor Avenue
When did you live there 1960 - 1985
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Hey Mike Clark:
How are you? I Remember your family very well.
When we were all growing up your family was always said to be the nicest people that lived on Theriot Avenue. I remember we all use to joke around when you and Kevin or Brian came into Minnies when I workrd there and your mom was a very, very, nice lady. You were mentioning David Boyer, I remeber that story very well and went to St. Anthony's with his younger brother Casey Boyer. We use to call him the mad scientist and I guess we were the ones that were mad. Nice to see you on the board and hope to catch up at the next reunion.

Bobby Roth

Name: vfwpost8052 <718 822 0227>
Date: 2006-09-26
Where did you live in Stratton Park we lived all over s.p.
When did you live there a long time
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
ww2 monument with trees our guess is entrance to st.anthony,s right hand wall over stair,s.mike clark you got a bargain ask c.t. to find out why jeter was left out.

Name: marie-elena (ferracano) riggio <butterflyqueen213@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-26
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 beach ave
When did you live there 1959-82
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat lived,loved & laughed
Comments:
to celanie,
yes i remember you. we didn't just go to columbus together. i have pictures from p.s.102, we were in the same class. i can'tget over the fact that you have 8 kids. thats a big blessing. i remember your entire family. especially your mom by the fire-escape window. when you had your 1st 2 kids & when you got married. i don't recall ever having a watch stolen. but you seem to remember this. life is too short to be bitter, especially about something that happened 30+ yrs ago. i have made some new friends on this site & have had some wonderful memories brought back to me from old friends.
thats the beauty/blessing of this site. thanks for sharing
& i do hope you feel better about confessing. as for all my old & new friends, stay safe, as always, re

Name: claire scanlon <claire5075@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-09-26
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1426 beach ave
When did you live there 50-77
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Hi mike clark glad to see you on the site. You have a great family. We were all friends years ago. Please send my love to all of them.Patty, Brian, Kathy, and Kevin and your Mom. Hopefully we get together this year at the Mud Bowl.I enjoyed your story I never that, thanks see ya claire

Name: Celanie <homeschoolm@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-26
Where did you live in Stratton Park First 1443 Taylor Ave. Than 1516 Beach Ave. 2nd floor apt. 6
Comments:
This is so exciting to me. My brother Frankie and a friend of mine margie told me about this web site a while ago and I also sent it to my older brother John. He also has recently seen this site. I remember quite a few of you. Starting with Carl and Henry, Bobby Roth, and his family, Marie Ferracano who by the way use to sit next to me in school at Christopher Columbus High School. To you Marie, I am now able to appoligize to you after all these years for stealing your watch. I always had hoped and prayed for an oportunity to let you know I took it and I am sorry!!! I thank the Lord Jesus for this great opportunity. I hope most of you remember me. My mom was Claudette and my Dad was Daniel (most people called him Danny)We moved from 1443 Taylor Ave, 3rd floor apt 15, to 1516 Beach Ave. 2nd floor apt. 6. I have had so many wonderful memmories and have shared them with my husband and 8 children. We have had many laughs together. Along with the many pictures we have. I hope to hear from all of you..Celanie.

Name: Matthew C. Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-26
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 1950 - 74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No, but been in all
Comments:
Hello Mike: Great to see you on the site. I believe I met you at the Hillman Birthday party and met your brother Brian at the last picnic. Great story on that lab, so now we know the smallest building, the lab, the smallest house the parkhouse, and the likely smallest residence at Beach and Wood or Leland and Wood. By the way, I'm not so sure that 1574 is disqualified as being an O'leary flat just because it had elevators. While it seems to be the largest of all the apartment buildings in Stratton Park, I believe, according to the history, the property was owned by O'leary and he had 1574 built. Keep coming on, I'm sure you and many others have these little tid-bits of interesting info. Love, Peace and Happiness. Matty

Name: linda Hall <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-09-25
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
I can,t believe it!!!It,s you !!!You made my day Mike!!!Was so glad to see you too!!!I just came on for a peek and wam I see Mick Clark one of the best guys to come out of Archer Street.You just got to love this site.Welcome aboard my good buddy.Hope all is good by ya and the rest of the family?I,m calling Claire and telling her to check in on your great story.That was an interesting piece of info.there.How old was he when he did this?I just got off the phone with the one and only Big VIN. He has finially moved and getting settled in.He loves his new home.He will be in tomorrow to take care of some business.I may see him for a short talk and back he will go.He said he would go to the mud bowl we will see.Any way Mick you the man.I lOVE YA you the best.A big hello to all the rest hope all goes good with ya too.Thanks for the memories Linda Hall

Name: mike clark <mykeydude@verizon .com>
Date: 2006-09-25
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1520 Thieriot
When did you live there 55-73
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat nope ; had an elevater
Comments:
Hello to all .
I've lurking in the shadows of this site for quite sometime and have enjoyed it immensely . Where else in cyber space are Morty and Kenny Penny immortalized . Would like to give a shout out to some but the list is to long .
The triva is wonderful . A month ago I went down to Wood Lane and the Cross Bronx Express to see if there was a plaque dedicated to WW11 Veterans . It was my guess and it was wrong . In that same vein the smallest building in the neighborhood was David Boyer's " labatory " on the lot across from 1574 Beach Ave. No lie . David was 15 years old and brilliant . He petitioned NYC to erect this " lab" and paid $1 a year in tax . In it he would explore the world science. For a High School project he devised an automatic windshield wiper . The concept was as simple as simple can be . Two sterated metal foils close to each other . The rain would conduct low voltage between the two and the wipers would come on . Bingo . It had a flaw , ice does not conduct . Anyway , Ford Motor Company herd of the patent ,dig that , he had a High School project patented , and purchased it . I have no details of the price but do know this kid bought his parents a house in Pearl River when most of us were wondering where our next Schaefer was gunna come from . So a shout out to David Boyer .
Linda , it was nice seeing ya .
John Tell ,next time you suggest something goes on E Bay make the starting price a little cheaper and save me a buck or two . Why did Susan leave Jeter out ?
My profound thanks to the site creators and maintainers .

Name: Marie-Elena (Ferracano) Riggio <butterflyqueen213@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-24
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 beach ave
When did you live there 1959-82
Comments:
hello old & new friends,

tonite, i saw 2 old friends under some very sad circumstances. but as we talked about the past a childhood friend's name came to mind. if anyone who hung out with some of us at 1574 beach ave. from 1965-75, knows where we can find todd frenchman, please contact me. would love to get the old bunch together, including todd.
thanks, marie

Name: Vinny Tell <Boman1520@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-24
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1517 Taylor,1574 Beach
When did you live there 1963-1979
Comments:
An epic softball game was played today between Harry Kelly's Pearl River squad and the Bronx boys led by Doc Doherty. The game was played at the North in Parkchester.The Pearl River team jumped out to an early lead. The Bronx boys slowly chipped away and tied the game at 5-5. In the 5th inning Bronx pitcher Howie Ruben had given all he had and Mgr. Doc Doherty had to look to his bench, he knew he had only 1 choice. Like a ghost from the past, out of the bullpen came Jack Cusack. Right from the start Q-Ball had the Pearl River boys baffled, It was classic El Tiante. Jack threw 4 shutout innings. In the 9th after 2 were on Doc drove in the game winner with a base hit,giving Jack his 1st win in 15 yrs! Jack quickly announced his retirement after the game. " Im going out on top" he said. After the game a good time was had by all at Paddy Doherty's Ale House

Name: LINDA HALL <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-09-23
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO THE AMATO FAMILY AT THIS TIME OF NEED.LINDA HALL

Name: Matt Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-23
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland and 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 1950 - 74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No, but been in all
Comments:
My heartfelt condolences go to the Amato family, thoughts and prayers too. ################################ Marty: Your description of the early St. Anthony's parties on the roof were quite intriguing. However, what is also of interest is your playing in the lot where the church stood before it was built. Do you recall if there was a mansion or something on the lot before it was a lot. There is speculation that there was a mansion there but that has not been confirmed. Thanks, Love, Peace and Happiness to all. Matty Keenan

Name: LINDA HALL <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-09-23
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Hello to dear Marty W.How are you ? I am the person who put up the story about the roof on St. Anthony,s church and school.Thanks ever so much for your speedy reply.Those really must of been the days,huh Marty.I am so happy you were able to relive a part of your youth in a good way.I also would like to thank you for sharing a special part of your life with us.Please feel free to kindly keep in touch with us.Age is just a number and we would love to hear from you again.Thanks again and I hope to hear some more good stories.THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES. LINDA HAll


Name: Marie-Elena (Ferracano) riggio <butterflyqueen213@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-23
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 Beach Ave.
When did you live there 1959-82
Comments:
To Ralph, Annette, Peter & Cookie,

The entire Ferracano Family sends their deepest sympathy. You are all in our deepest prayers. June was a wonderful woman. We all know she will always be in the hearts of all those, who ever had the privilege of knowing her.
marie

Name: Fred Brucale <Freddo64@aol>
Date: 2006-09-23
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1530 & 1574 Beach
When did you live there 64' until 80'
Comments:
Sorry to say June Amato passed away this morning ( Sat. 9/23 ). I have been best friends with Pete since we were kids and I will miss her dearly . Thanks to all who sent her a Prayer .

Name: Marty-W <mwulstein@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-23
Where did you live in Stratton Park Lived across from ST. Anthony
When did you live there 1927-1955
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat NO
Comments:
I've been occasionally checking out this site hoping someone from my era would appear to no avail. However I can clear up the questions concerning the roof of St. Anthony's School on Mansion and St. Lawrence Ave. Back in the late 1930's and very early 1940's they would have a monthly dance up there with a live big band of that era. The band had about 8 pieces and I could hear the music as I lay in bed into the early morning, it sounded great as it drifted along with the evening summer breezes. The music was the popular swing of that era and I remember it well. Besides a 4 ft. brick wall there was also a chain link fence that extended another 6 ft. above the brick wall. Impossible to fall off of it. As kids when playing stickball, occassionally a ball would find its way onto the roof and when the students of St. Anthony went there for recess they would be the benificeries of those lost on the roof. I lived in the house where Jakes candy store was on St. Lawrence Ave. and Mansion St. I did not go to St. Anthony's but played in the lots where the school now stands. I was 6 years old when the school was built, so you can see I'm not exactly a youngster. Good luck with the site. Marty-W.

Name: marie-elena (Ferracano) riggio <butterflyqueen213@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-22
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 beach ave
When did you live there 1959-82
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat lived, loved & laughed in them
Comments:
hello friends,
have seen a few old childhood friends from our 1574 beach ave "crew" michael butler, kenny doyle & now ralph amato. other than susan & myself. are there any of the girls we hung out with reading this? why not come & say hello & let us know how you are doing. heard some sad news recently. they removed the stepping stone from the curb in front of sue's old house. guess we can't use that for home base anymore! miss you all & thanks for some great childhood memories. love marie


Name: marie-elena (Ferracano) riggio <butterflyqueen213@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-22
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 beach ave
When did you live there 1959-82
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat lived, loved & laughed in them
Comments:
hello old & new friends,
its great to see an old childhood friend like ralph on the site. give my regards to annette.

hey linda, about the s.p. presentation on wed. nite. i don't think that the exact height was mentioned on the rooftops, but i have been hearing from friends who grew up in other neighborhoods. they also had playgrounds areas on their school rooftops.. maybe the webmaster can answer this height question for us. stay safe old & new friends,
marie


Name: Linda Hall <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-09-22
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Hello it,s just me again o no.Thanks for putting up with me.Your great!!!Not much to do when your in this situation but search the web and talk to you nice folks out there.I just thought this was cute.I love all these typos they can be so funny and some not but in this case was a good one. I just got a gug instead of a hug.By again.Linda Hall

Name: LINDA HALL <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-09-22
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
HELLO PAT, just came in from my theraphy which I can say has been very thrapeutic and just part of the process of breaking a bone or two.PAT I don,t want any pity just some presents will do.YOU know I,m just fooling.I am glad I was able to bring back a fond memory for you.Like I said, PAT it went by me so fast.I had all these questions myself as to the yr.the height of the parapet and any other info.I could get but it was after the fact.I myself can not imagine a festival on top of the church.What a sight that must have been.I also wonder if it included rides and booths you know that are usually a part of a festival.Well I guess I have some homework to do.I myself found it very interesting.I will persue the answers Pat.Or maybe you can too.Thanks for getting back to me on that.So you remember going up to the roof yourself what a kick.I,m glad you remembered and had a good memory retured to ya.Thanks again for the memories.I gave Mr.Cronin some Pic.I took at the VFW post on Labor Day.Charlie, Richie, Eddie,Dorothy ,Just to name a few.And a few of the summer outing.I am sure he will put them up soon.Nice guy this Mr.Cronin,and very devoted to STRATTON PARK.Thanks Mr. Cronin for your dedication.And a special thanks to all my buddies from SP.YOU have helped get me through a tough time the last couple of months.THANKS AGAIN.LINDA HALL


Name: PatDillon Del Savio <jdelsav@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-22
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1459 taylor, 1807 archer
When did you live there '42-67
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Linda Hall,
You brought back a memory , or perhaps I'm dreaming. I was in the first grade in '48-49 and I remember going on the roof for a recess.Can't imagine doing that today with any class . I can't remember how high the outer walls were or if there was extra high protective fencing.I doubt it. Wonder if any of my contemporaries remember the same. Did Mike Cronin mention the yrs. they did this???
Thanks Linda.
Pat

Name: Linda Hall <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-09-22
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Hello to BOBBY and to our new FRIEND RALPH.How are you and your family.Hope all is well by you.Welcome aboard our STRATTON PARK LOVE BOAT.RALPH you have just all good stuff going on this site.YOU got saying hello to old friends making new ones and even a trivia game that is a lot of fun.On other note I went to the meeting of the S.P.AREA the other nite and met the webmaster,Mike Cronin.A very nice gentlemen who once lived in the STRATTON PARK area.He did a presentation about the area.Most of the stuff he spoke of you can find right hear on the site.I have to say I found out something that was not in the material concerning our neighborhood.I found it interesting.Long ago the people of the area used the church and school roof as a place to have FESTIVALS and other festivities....I am assuming that the parapet wall was very high.I realized it after the meeting was over and was unable to ask how high the roof wall might have been. Just imagine going up to the roof of the church for a party.O well just thought I would share that with ya.Hope you all have a great weekend.Thanks for the memories Linda HaLL


Name: Bobby Roth <rroth9@nc.rr.com>
Date: 2006-09-21
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 Taylor Avenue
When did you live there 1960 - 1985
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Hey Ralph Amato: Welcome to the message board of Stratton Park. Always good to see people from the old neighborhood. I remember you very well when we were kids. You used to live in the big building on Beach Ave (1574)Your grandmother's name was Sarah and she had the candy store on beach and Tremont if I am correct many years ago. We all used to play together from Beach to Taylor and in the 102 park. I used to hang out with Eugene and Pat McElroy and spent alot of time in the lots on Beach Ave building clubs. Hope all is well.
Regards, Bobby Roth

Name: RALPH AMATO <LOSTREMOTE@AOL.COM>
Date: 2006-09-21
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1574 BEACH AVE
When did you live there 1969
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat NO
Comments:
I HAD A GREAT TIME GROWING UP ON BEACH AVE,PLAYING IN 102 PARK.GOING TO ST ANTHONYS SCHOOL ETC.

Name: Matthew Keenan <mc1v23@aol.comj>
Date: 2006-09-21
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 1950 - 74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No, but been in all
Comments:
Marie: Last week you gave the hopscotch game as an answer to my question about what did the playground have "8 of". While the answer I was looking for was the 8 bases in the ballfield which was answered by John Tell and then it extended to 8 shuffle board discs answered by Cathy Merendino, I looked at some recent picures I took of the playgropund and saw that the hopscotch game had and still has 8 boxes, so there you go you got one of the "8 of" that was not even the answer being sought. Good job. Looking for another question to post, hopefully soon. All be well, Love, Peace and Happiness. Matty Keenan

Name: Marie-Elena (Ferracano) Riggio <butterflyqueen213>
Date: 2006-09-21
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 beach ave
When did you live there 1959-82
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat lived,loved & laugh in them
Comments:
good mrning to all,

qas exhausted last nite when i sent previous message.so please forgive my typing errors. had been spammed a few times. don't know why! but i was so excited about the evening that some of us got to share, that i forgot to prrofread my message, be4 sending it. so once again, thanks to those who were there. for a lovey evening, as always to all my old & new friends..stay safe, marie

Name: Marie (Ferracano) Riggio <butterflyqueen213@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-20
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 beach ave
When did you live there 1959-82
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
hello old and new friends,

just wanted to thank our webmaster for a very educating and entertaining presentation at the bronx historic association tonite. it was to see an old friend, dorothy, please feel free to share some interesting stories.stop being shy. there are so many of others out there that are just as nervous. it doesn't hurt to send a message. we all have been lucky to have lived, loved and laughed while growing up in the stratton park area. for my dear sweet new/old friend. dearest queen, thanks for the wonderful time. also dear trivia king, it was a pleasure to finally meet you. wish you all had been to share with us. stay safe old & new friends.
as always, good nite and sweet dreams to all, marie

Name: John Tell <JT5165@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-19
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1517 Taylor & 1574 Beach
When did you live there '57-'77
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Tommy...you are right...centerfielder #24 on the P.S. 102 Hawks was none other than my idol Richie Hillman...

Hey what did I know I was just a dumb kid...<:~)

Name: Tom Anderson <twa46@prodigy.net>
Date: 2006-09-19
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1946-1978
When did you live there 1435 Taylor, Theriot
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
John Tell you always did have a good memory I'll take a shot at the #24 and say Richie Hillman.

Some of these trivia questions are really taxing this old mind.

Keep up the challanges

TommyA

Name: John Tell <JT5165@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-19
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1517 Taylor & 1574 Beach
When did you live there '57-'77
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Jimmy...good guess, but no it wasn't Tommy Anderson...<:~)

(Tommy wore "00" as an Archer Ram if memory serves me correctly)...

Name: LINDA HALL <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-09-19
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
JOHN- DON,T HAVE A CLUE AS TO WHO IT MIGHT BE.HAVE A NICE DAY!!!LINDA

Name: Jimmy Carolan <jim.car@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-09-19
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1431 WhitePlains Rd
When did you live there 1951-1975
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No
Comments:
Cathy Merendino,

Good to hear about your mother in-law doing well. I am sure my mother was with them in spirit.

I believe the super of the building you are inquiring about was Mr Roker. A very large and friendly black man who always wore a blue stocking hat. I played Little League baseball on Hoer;s Bakery with his son Donald. Our coaches were Jim Gallan and his nephew, a young Kenny Werner.

John Tell, just a guess on #24 for the Hawks but might it be Tommy Anderson?

Out in San Francisco this week (business), any old neighborhood people out here ?

Jimmy Carolan

Name: kay rogan moore <kaymoore72@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-18
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1563 taylor avenue
When did you live there 46-69
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
we do have an answer for cathy meredino...the name of the band that tommy anello, caspar and jimmy rogan played in was the run run run run the run aways...and they did play one night at the world's fair...

i particularly loved the story about freddy letterman and his band. we lived across the street from fred and each day around 4:00 he would practice and the whole neighborhood listened to his wonderful playing. does anyone know if he is still involved with a band?

Name: John Tell <JT5165@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-18
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1517 Taylor & 1574 Beach
When did you live there '57-'77
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
More trivia...

Who played centerfield and wore #24 on the P.S. 102 HAWKS...?

Name: Matt Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-17
Comments:
Cathy: Sorry, I'm sure you realize I meant Hello and not Hell. What a typo that was. L.P.H. Matty

Name: Matthew Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-17
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 1950 - 74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No, but been in all
Comments:
Hell Cathy: Well, you did it again, yes shuffle board discs which never came to my mind when I startyed the 8 thing until the shuffleboard court was put up just the other day. Sounds like you had a super terrific nostalagistic day. That's great 50yrs. I remember watching them slam in the pilings and putting in the foundation. When a lot we'd scrounge around looking for junk and of course the Christmas tree burnings and come home smelling like a piece of charcoal. And I was only 5. Don't recall the name of the band but I believe they played at the New York Pavillion at the 64 worlds fair, I'll get a message to Jim Rogan's sister Kay and see if we can get that name for ya. Speaking of anniversaries, St. Anthony's is suppossed to have there 100th in 2007 and a big party is in the works. Okay, guys and gals, thanks for pitching in to answer my crazy neighborhood questions, it's all for fun and ongoing friendship. Have a good week, Love, Peace and Happiness, Matty Keenan

Name: cathy merendino <cath458@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-17
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1533 White Plains Road, 1451 Taylor Avenue
When did you live there 1954-72
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat Yes
Comments:
I'm having trouble with the SPAM feature, so I hope this takes...
Hi all.
Today I visited my mom-in-law, Kitty Merendino, who lives in the co-ops on Thieriot. It is amazing how beautifully those buildings are still maintained. In any case, there was a "birthday" party sponsored by the Stratton Co-op Board to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of its formation. Construction was started in 1956 and the first people moved in at the end of '57. That seemed unbelievable to me. I would have thought the co-ops didn't really open for several years after that. Today's festivities were held in the little park between the buildings and included a DJ and a luncheon for the tenants and their families. There were people of all ages, and it was wonderful to see my 95 year old mother-in-law participating with old and new friends, including Tom and Frances Kelly.

I took the opportunity to take a walk around the old neighborhood. I went up to the park...such great memories...Betty Kelly and I had spent a lot of time challenging people on the handball courts. Of course, when it came to challenging any of the guys, we always won (cause we always cheated...all in good fun). Was on the phone with Denise (Loughran) Tarvares...trying to figure out Matt Keenan's 8 of question. No luck.

Matt, in re-reading your clues now, are you talking about the disks used for shuffleboard?

I have a couple of questions, that I don't know the answer to...maybe someone out there can help me out. First, what was the name of the group that Jimmy Rogan, Casper, and Tommy Anello had put together. If my memory serves me right, they even played in the Singer Bowl on one occasion. Secondly, what was the super's name in the bulding on White Plains Road and Guerlain. I think the Hepburns lived in that building, but I remember in about 1963 hanging out with a girl there whose first name was Christine I think. Any idea? Just wondering...as I took my stroll today, I looked into that backyard and remembered going to parties there.

I hope everyone enjoyed this beautiful weekend. Cheers to all.



Name: Marie-Elena (Ferracano) Riggio <butterflyqueen213@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-17
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 beach ave
When did you live there 1959-82
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat lived,loved & laugh in them
Comments:
hi bob,
o.k. lets get this straight, you can recall where all the water fountains were? i remember the ones inside the park. especially the swings & see-saws. my sister dina was 12 & i was 2, when she put me on the see-saw & got on the other side. sending me thru the air & landing on my head. keep in mind this was 1961 & be4 they put down the black rubber mats. my scared sister carried me home to 1512,crying the whole time, cause she thought i was going to die. this happened a month after our dad died. mom rushed me over to the doctor across from our house. i was o.k. just not allowed to sleep for a few hrs. was never to thrilled about see-saw after that. we still tease dina about that day. just wanted to share a 102 park story.have a great nite everybody. to all my old & new friends, stay safe, as always, re

Name: Bobby Roth <rroth9@nc.rr.com>
Date: 2006-09-17
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 Taylor Avenue
When did you live there 1960 - 1985
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Hi Marie: You must be reading my mind as I thought about the hopscotch boxes and than ruled it out. It could be, however I am kind of thinking it is something that is going to be thought out alot, but one of us will get it. MATT: I did some research on the water fountains, now keep in mind as we were growing up three of them were broken,destroyed or leveled. Here they are:

1- directly accross from the ladies room at the edge of the bench- this was the first to go.
2- the one behind the park house which was probably the only one that ever worked or was on.
3-To the left of homeplate where the benches are, and where all the players sat with there equipment.
4-To the right of homeplate also by the benches that the plays sat
5-At the very bottom/left of the ballfield by the school yard steps as you made your way up to Theriot Ave
6- In the little area that was part of 102 and gated seperate from the park but according to records was actually part of the park and not the school-right next to what we callled the garden which woud be directly accross from 1527 Taylor Ave.
7-Top of the park right off to your left before you entered Theriot Ave (this was for the handball courts)
8-If you went outside the park onto Theriot Ave and made a left outsde those black fences that surrounded the handball courts was another water fountain about half way down the block in a space between the benches that you woulld think a tree would be.
Keep in mind these were all square and kind of grey in color and during the sixties we had a servere water shortage for two summers the parks dept. turn all of them off except the one from behind the parkhouse whic was shut at 5:00 p.m. The problem was they never restarted them as they were in decay from abuse and some were even removed, gee, I even remember hiding beer in there as each one had a door/compartment for the valve.

Name: Marie-Elena (Ferracano) Riggio <butterflyqueen213@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-17
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 beach ave
When did you live there 1959-82
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat lived,loved & laugh in them
Comments:
hey matt,

am going to give this one a shot too. could it be the hopscotchboxes? congrats to john t. for getting the baseball bases.what a beautiful sunday. wish we were all back in the park playing in the different sections. taking shifts going home 4 sunday dinner w/ our families.
have a great day everybody.

Name: Matthew Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-17
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 1950 74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No, but been in all
Comments:
John Tell - Yooooouurre SAFE! Good tally. Besides the four bases on the main ballfield there were also four bases on the other side with homeplate being at the bottom of the stairs. John, when I first thought of this question, I actually thought that you, among some others, would get this one. I can remember when there would actually be two games going on at the same time with the younger guys having to play on the smaller field because the left field was extremely short. Sometimes, the big or older guys wouldn't even let us play two games at once because having all those players on the field at one time caused some traffic jams, especially when two plays were going on at the same time and an outfielder from each team was positioned just about on or near the pitchers mound of the other field. Mix in the basketball games and fast pitch against the retaining wall we had some real traffic. ############## Now, for the other "8 of". There was eight of them, or should be, and four were a different color than the other four. It's a gorgeous Sunday, enjoy. Love, Peace and Happiness, Matty Keenan

Name: John Tell <JT5165@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-17
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1517 Taylor & 1574 Beach
When did you live there '57-'77
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Matty...could the answer be the bases painted on the fields...

Name: joe mac <joemac102@optonline>
Date: 2006-09-17
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
TREES

Name: Matt Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-17
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 1950 - 74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat N0, but been in all
Comments:
Okay, I see you guys and gals are working hard on this one. First of all there are 9 positions on the ballfield not 8 and the 8 I am referring to would still have been present even when no one was in the park. By the way the 8 no longer exist but did when we were there. So, let' see if I can give you a hint. When playing a particular game it could only be won if someone touched at least four them. So what was one of the 8 and you have the answer. As far as the water fountains, I don't recall 8 of them, that's a lot of water fountains, I recall one upstairs, maybe two at the lower level and one in the ballfield. For the second 8 I'll give a clue by saying you needed 8 of them to play the game. Keep trying your doing good. Have a great Sunday. Love, Peace and Happiness, Matty

Name: Bobby Roth <rroth9@nc.rr.com>
Date: 2006-09-16
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 Taylor Avenue
When did you live there 1960 - 1985
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Matt: I have two possible answers for the second eight question. My second one was the positions on the ballfield. If this is correct the credits goes to Marie.
She said and posted it up while I was still processing my post.

Name: Bobby Roth <rroth9@nc.rr.com>
Date: 2006-09-16
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 Taylor Avenue
When did you live there 1960 - 1985
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Marie: You really brought back memories with the showers and Stevie the ice cream man and the tents we use to make on the sliding ponds with our towels and the bag lunches, stuff up the drain to make the 18 inches of water into our personal pool. hanging the towels on the seasaws to dry. We did not have to go to the beach than as we had our own place that was safe and fun and was like a resort to us. Linda, I do remeber the big wheels roaring down the ramps and in the ballfield. How about all of us at one time or another sleigh riding either down guerlain or down the ramps or down the school yard steps at the bottom of the ballfield and on to the ice where you slid some fifty feet. What I would give to be able to step into a time machine for about a week and re-live some of that fun. A great place to grow up with great people. Bobby Roth

Name: Bobby Roth <rroth9@nc.rr.com>
Date: 2006-09-16
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 Taylor Avenue
When did you live there 1960 - 1985
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Hey Matt: Marie could be right also because that was my gonna be my second response. There are eight positions on the field. Very likely also.

Name: Bobby Roth <rroth9@nc.rr.com>
Date: 2006-09-16
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 Taylor Avenue
When did you live there 1960 - 1985
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Hey Matt: I think the correct of the second eight is the water fountains. At one time there were eight of them scattered all about the park.

Name: Marie-Elena (Ferracano) Riggio <butterflyqueen213@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-16
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 beach ave
When did you live there 1959-82
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat lived,loved & laugh in them
Comments:
hi again,
here goes another guess on 8 in 102 park. if i'm wrong its not my fault. is it 8 positions on the baseball field? if i'm correct,can't take total credit. husband is big yankee fan & have been watching the game w/ him earlier this evening. he tried to convince me to paint our bedroom w/ pinstripes, recently. have a great nite & sweet dreams to all, again! marie

Name: Marie (Ferracano) Riggio <butterflyqueen213@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-16
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 beach ave
When did you live there 1959-82
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat lived,loved & laugh in them
Comments:
hello old & new friends,

am still trying 2 figure the 8 question. my son asked how many "see-saws" were there. i said 4, so he said that 8 kids could ride the see saws at the same time..marc's idea, not mine.
**thanks to richard roth for reminding me of the pool we all use 2 make in the sprinklers. some of us used the "baby slides" for cabanas. we would put towels thru the handle to block ou the sun. then they put black rubber on the ground, it was suppose to be for safety reasons. does anyone remember how that rubber burnt our feet & how bad it smelled? spent many summer days there. mom use 2 send me there w/ bologna sandwiches, fifty cents (ice cream from stevie) & my beach bag. she never worried that i would be kidnapped or assaulted. we played there, for hours, with many different activities, Including spraying water from the waterfountain at friends, all year long. it's sad that kids today, don't know that feeling. may have 2 go pass the park tomm., to figure out what the "8" is. safe night to all & sweet dreams, marie


Name: Linda Hall <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-09-16
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Richie how are ya?You know you reminded me of an incident that took place some twentyfive yrs.ago.My son Brian who is now 33 yrs.young climbed up onto the fence to retrieve a ball that was up there.Well as you can imagine he fell down like humpy dumpty but they where able to put him back together again.He managed to get the ball but of course the game was over.Not for Brian though he wore that cast like a hero coming home from battle.Hay thanks for reminding me of that those were the days.I loved watching my son play in the park. He had so much fun especially on his big wheels which we did not have.The kids would go to the top of the park hill<" on your mark get set go".Down they came at least six of them racing to a finish that ended with a fantastic sort of turning skid.It was a race to the finish.They ment business.Any way thanks again for the memories just thought I would share that one with ya.

Name: RICHARD J. ROTH <EXCBUG@.COM>
Date: 2006-09-16
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 TAYLOR 1516 BEACH
When did you live there 1960? 1986
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat YES
Comments:
YES IT WAS THE FLAG POLE ALSO HOW ABOUT CLIMBING THE FENCE ABOVE HOME PLATE SOMETIMES TO GET AWAY FROM BALABAN OR SOME OTHER CHARACTERS FROM THOSE DAYS LAST BUT NOT LEAST THE BASKET BALL HOOPS CLIMBING AND SWINGING WE EVEN MADE OUR OWN SWIMING POOL JUST STUFF TOWELS OVER THE DRAIN IN THE SPINKLER .HERE I GO AGAIN I SWORE THAT ITS NOT WORTH IT TO HAVE A BATTLE OF WITS WITH AN UNARMED PERSON BUT MUZZIE MUST HAVE HIT THE WALL THE POLE OR THE PARK HOUSE IF HE RODE THE FLAG POLE

Name: RICHARD J. ROTH <EXCBUG@.COM>
Date: 2006-09-16
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 TAYLOR 1516 BEACH
When did you live there 1960? 1986
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat YES
Comments:
YES IT WAS THE FLAG POLE ALSO HOW ABOUT CLIMBING THE FENCE ABOVE HOME PLATE SOMETIMES TO GET AWAY FROM BALABAN OR SOME OTHER CHARACTERS FROM THOSE DAYS LAST BUT NOT LEAST THE BASKET BALL HOOPS CLIMBING AND SWINGING WE EVEN MADE OUR OWN SWIMING POOL JUST STUFF TOWELS OVER THE DRAIN IN THE SPINKLER .HERE I GO AGAIN I SWORE THAT ITS NOT WORTH IT TO HAVE A BATTLE OF WITS WITH AN UNARMED PERSON BUT MUZZIE MUST HAVE HIT THE WALL THE POLE OR THE PARK HOUSE IF HE RODE THE FLAG POLE

Name: Bobby Roth <rroth9@nc.rr.com>
Date: 2006-09-16
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 Taylor Avenue
When did you live there 1960 - 1985
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Yes Matt, you are right it was the bike rack. I will be back later, got to try anf figure the other (8) in the park.
Bobby Roth

Name: Matt Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-16
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 1950 - 74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No, but been in all
Comments:
Marie: Sorry Marie, that's not a Bingo, but good try. I don't have a clue as to how many park benches there were. And thinking of a recent previous answer, other than the baby swings, I have come up with another item for which there were 8 of at the playground. So, now Guys and Gals there are two different things involving the "Eight of" at the PS 102 playground. You guys can do it, I know you know. Have a good day, enjoy. Love, Peace, Happiness, Matty

Name: Linda Hall <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-09-16
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
I send my sincere apologies to the Amoto family and friends as I did not see the previous posting.My prayers are with you at this time of need.Linda Hall

Name: Linda Hall <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-09-16
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
BOBBY JUST A JOKE EVERYONE LEFT THEIR REPORT CARDS.GIVE ME AN A FOR EFFORT.HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHAHAHHAAHAHHAHAHHAHA

Name: Marie-Elena (Ferracano) Riggio <butterflyqueen213@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-16
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 beach ave
When did you live there 1959-82
Comments:
hello old & new friends

Just heard from my dear friend Susan, Have some sad news to share.To All of those who grew up in 1574 Beach Ave.
If you remember Ralph,Annette and Peter Amato. Then you remember their very sweet mom, June, Who is now in Calvery Hospital. June is a wonderful woman, who I have had the pleasure of knowing, while growing up on Beach Ave. There isn't a person who knows June, who ever heard her say a bad thing about anyone or anything ever! So if you know any of the Amato Family, Please say a prayer for their wonderful mom, June..



Name: Linda Hall <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-09-16
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Hello keep getting spam.I just took a peek at my message and see John Tell and Matty on board.Hello to ya just forgot to mention with much love a lot of luck to the lot of ya.Talking about winners did anyone win that 163 million dollar jp.Alota mula towina.To John T.I whodda thunk it.Lea had told me over thirtyseven yrs.ago,he would write something great is that amazing not only did he have agility he had some good old fashion insight.Lea,s ears must be ringing today.He was mentioned a few times today.Lea if you read this,I send my best to you and yours.Write us another winner!!!BOBBY GOOD TRIVIA,can,t get the second part.Matty that sounds like it might be right.Well see ya again Linda Marie Teresa Hall.Remember Mr. Rogers," It,s a beautiful day in the neighborhood a btfl day in the nbh.would you be mine".etc.It,s a great day people enjoy it.

Name: Marie (Ferracano) Riggio <butterflyqueen213@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-16
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 beach ave
When did you live there 1959-82
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat lived,loved & laugh in them
Comments:
hey Matt,
re" 8 of something in 102 park. just a guess. is it the park benches?

Name: Matt Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-16
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 1950 - 74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No, but been in all
Comments:
Bobby, You must be referring to the bike rack which I used quite often. I'm not certain that there were 8 baby swings, maybe there were. However, that is not the answer I was looking for, so if there were 8 baby swings then there is still 8 of something else, Keep trying. Have a great weekend. Love, Peace and Happiness, Matt Keenan

Name: John Tell <JT5165@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-16
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1517 Taylor & 1574 Beach
When did you live there '57-'77
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Matty...I too thought of "Lea" when "flag pole swinging" was mentioned...

He reminded me of Tarzan swinging through the trees...he used to really fly...

And now he's a "Triple Crown Winner"...an Oscar, a Tony and a Pulitzer...amazing!!!...whodda thunk it...<:~)

Name: Linda Hall <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-09-16
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
I just want to say,"WHAT A GREAT SITE",thanks for the memories.Just all good stuff going on.Puts a smile on my face,all the time.Have a great weekend friends old and new.Lots of love comming at ya!!!Linda

Name: Bobby Roth <rroth9@nc.rr.com>
Date: 2006-09-16
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 Taylor Avenue
When did you live there 1960 - 1985
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Hey Kenny: You are 100% correct on hopscotch and shuffleboard. On the first part of the question what did we run into at the top of the ramp. (Hint) we use to leave something there.

Name: Kenny Doyle <bronxboy57@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-09-16
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1574 Beach Ave
When did you live there 1957-1978
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
That would be hopscotch and shuffle board.

Name: Bobby Roth <rroth9@nc.rr.com>
Date: 2006-09-16
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 Taylor Avenue
When did you live there 1960 - 1985
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Okay Guys and Gals here is a trivia question! If you walked up the ramp at the entrance of the park from Taylor Avenue when you got to the top of the ramp what was the first thing you saw and we usually left something there? and if you proceeded on to the ballfield gate which was on your right and you went through and than made a sharp left heading toward the direction of homeplate what was another form of entertainement that was played right there and the park supplied the means of playing it. This is a two part question. Go for it. I love trivia and again I wish I could turn that clock back. Will give sometime to answer.
Bobby Roth

Name: Bobby Roth <rroth9@nc.rr.com>
Date: 2006-09-16
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 Taylor Avenue
When did you live there 1960 - 1985
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Okay Matt, I am certain there was eight (8) baby swings, and on the adult swings on the second level there was six (6). So I would say the correct answer is eight (8) baby swings.
Bobby Roth

Name: Matt Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-16
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 1950 - 74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No, but been in all
Comments:
Well Richie Roth the answer is out. We usually did this flagpole ride with the flag rope but only after the parfk was closed. I was always apprehensive about this because I imagined myself being plastered to the side of the Parkhouse melting slowly to the pavement like a cartoon character. However, I was always intrigued by one fine childhood chum who with great fearless agility and with would swing around on that rope and with his feet push off on the parkhouse wall and achieve heights that brought him above the fence in front of the sliding ponds on the second level. That fine chum was John Shanley affectionately known to many of us as Leea, which has various spellings. ###################################### ANOTHER 102 TRIVIA QUESTION. What was there 8 of at the playground. Have a great weekend, Love, Peace and Happiness, Matty Keenan

Name: Bobby Roth <rroth9@nc.rr.com>
Date: 2006-09-15
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 Taylor Avenue
When did you live there 1960 - 1985
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Wow! Swinging on the flagploe rope in the park, now that was a ride. Remeber the Ed Stack days when the park was like our personal resort. Give anything to go back in time.

Name: regina buckley emilio <rme122853@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-15
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1517 Taylor Ave
When did you live there 53-75
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
trivia question how about taking the rope from around the flagpole and swinging on it and off the wall behind it and the parkee house. keep up the memories

Name: Matt Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-15
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 1950 - 74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No, but been in all
Comments:
Hey Richie: Great question, I know the answer but won't ruin the fun to let some others ask for some clues. I wasn't very good at this round and round thing, but I have a suprising answer as to who was the best that I ever saw. If you do not get an answer by Sunday, I'll post mine. Great question to bring out our ingenuity to create our own fun and games. Love, Peace and Happiness. Matt Keenan

Name: Marie-Elena (Ferracano) Riggio <butterflyqueen213@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-15
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 beach ave
When did you live there 1959-82
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat lived,loved & laugh in them
Comments:
hello dear friends,

its so great to see some old/new friends join us. to richie roth, good trivia question, am thinking about this. have been a bit under the weather this week. so its been great to read some wonderful messages from friends & neighbors from s.p.
lets spread the word, because this really is a great site.
stay safe old & new friends, marie

Name: RICHARD J. ROTH <EXCBUG@.COM>
Date: 2006-09-15
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 TAYLOR 1516 BEACH
When did you live there 1964? 1986
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat YES
Comments:
A LITTLE TRIVAL MYBE VERY EASY ? DOES ANY ONE REMEMBER A FIXTURE WE HAD IN THE LOWER PART OF 102 PARK THAT WE TURNED INTO A RIDE AROUND AND AROUND AS YOU HELD ONTO A ><"E

Name: Matthew Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-15
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 1950 - 74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No, but been in all
Comments:
Hello All: Well, a few days ago I posted a TRIVIA question and since Jimmy Carolan was the only nibbler, I'll have to post the answer. Probably, the first band I saw live was at my 8th grade graduation. The lead singer of the group lived on White Plains Road and graduated from St. Anthony's in 1957. I knew his brother Ray Schneller very well. The name of the band led by Ed Schneller was the "Nocturnes". Back to the drawing boards for another question. ######################################## To Richie Roth, while I do not know you, it was good to see your posting and don't worry about spelling, etc. We get the message and put some more stuff up, along with the other newcomers and old timers. We all have much to learn, appreciate and understand from each other and have some fun and laughs at the same time. Keep'em coming. Have a great weekend. Love, Peace and Happiness. Matty Keenan

Name: MaryAnn Dennehy( Burke ) <mburke1223@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-09-15
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1534 Beach Ave
When did you live there 1974 to 1986
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat I guess so
Comments:
Hi Bobby, Thanks for getting back to me. I am glad you remember us. My Mom is doing as well as to be expected. I am sorry to hear your Mom is having some problems. Gees, it stinks getting old, Huh? Maureen and Pat & Mike are all doing great. Mom is still in Edgewater. You are right, we have to get the "Mom's" together. What a reunion that would be. I am sure they miss each other. They were good friends. Please tell your mother I said hi too. She always looked out for me, when I was playing in the park. (102) It so nice to come on to this site, and see some familiar names. How is your Brother, Ritchie doing, and his wife Marylin, and Jennifer? Take care. I look forward to hearing from you again.

Name: TOMMY HOMENUK <THOMENUK>
Date: 2006-09-14
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 BEACH
When did you live there 1965 1998
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat YES
Comments:
HI LINDA DONT KNOW IF YOU REMEMBER ME ALL OUR FRIENDS AND I HAD VERY GOOD TIMES IN S/P CANT WATE TO HEAR FROM SOME PATTY KLUMBACH JOHN BOW BRENDAN MAC JOHN TELL JOHN LONG TIMMY CAHILL DROP A LINE BOYS TOMMY

Name: Linda Hall <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-09-14
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Bobby you are most welcome.Hope all is well in N.C..Its so nice seeing you and your brothers on the site.Your GREAT.This will all pass.Keep on writting we are all with ya.By again Linda Hall and Bob Thanks for the memories.Love Linda Hall P.S.And TOMMY I second that emotion!!!RIGHT ON!!!

Name: TOMMY HOMENUK <THOMENUK@AOL COM>
Date: 2006-09-14
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 BEACH AVE
When did you live there 1965 1998
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat YES
Comments:
TOO EVERYONE SOOOORY PLEASE FORGIVE MY MANORS BUT DONT MESS WITH OUR HOOD.!!! BOBBY ROTH THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT. PLEASE TELL MOM,RICHIE,HOYT I SAID HELLO TOMMY

Name: Bobby Roth <rroth9@nc.rr.com>
Date: 2006-09-14
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 Taylor Avenue
When did you live there 1960 - 1985
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Hello Mary Burke Dennehy:

Of course I remember you Mary, How are you?
My mom talks about your mom Dusty all the time. Sorry about your Dad and hope mom is doing much better, Please send my regards to Pat and Mike and Maureen. My mom has been having big hearing problems and we are working on that with hearing devices. We often talk about getting the moms together for a reunion somewhere in the near future. Does your mom still live in Edgewater PK. Send her regards and everyone else. I live in N.C. and love it but get up to N.Y. as much as I can. Keep in touch.
Regards,Bobby Roth

Name: Bobby Roth <rroth9@nc.rr.com>
Date: 2006-09-14
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 Taylor Avenue
When did you live there 1960 - 1985
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Hey Everyone:
Just want to shout out a hello to Tommy Homenuk, I saw your post earlier as you were saying hello to Richie and than the post was gone. If it was removed, that was an error by the webmaster as you voiced your opinion about someone coming on and bad mouthing some fine people on this site, and nothing was off-beat. Mr. Webmaster let me assure you that nobody is enticing this guy, but they are entitled to voice there opinion as long as no bad language or threating occurs. I want to thank Linda, Marie and John Tell, and anyone else I forgot to mention for there words of back up and support. I do not want to stir anyone up that gets on a site and insults people because they have issues, so therefore out of respect for the rules of this site I will do my best to seek, find, confirm and process this person under the local law that you are a bad boy and cannot do this anymore period. Once I accomplish this I will send some emails out. As a trained PI you have the edge. Bobby Roth

Name: Maureen Sullivan <marycath@verizon.com>
Date: 2006-09-14
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1436 Beach Ave
When did you live there 1934
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
I'm not sure, I think his name was Mark, but if his only
memories are being 'laid in the lots' and 'getting drunk with one of the priests', please keep these memories to himself. This is a lovely website but let's not start to use a bit of common sense to keep it upstanding. Anyone
can get 'laid' anywhere. but how sad that that's one of your happy memories to send into a PUBLIC website. How sad?

Name: Bill Philbin <billp44@fastmail.fm>
Date: 2006-09-14
Where did you live in Stratton Park towards west farms
When did you live there 1944-64
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no went to St A's
Comments:
What a fantastic site!! Although I lived a bit away I considered archer street home and although I am humble I think Fumbles Philbin has to be on the archer rams all time list. What I would give for a cold draft and one of Cotter's heavy on the ham sandwiches. Houston just ain't got deli food but then again we do not have snow and subfreezing stuff either. bp

Name: Mary Burke ( Dennehy ) <mburke1223@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-09-14
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1534 Beach Ave
When did you live there 1974 to 1986
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat I guess so
Comments:
Hello All, I must say, I enjoy reading all your messages. Bobby Roth, I hope all is well with you. You probably do not remember me, but I am Pat & Mike Dennehy's youngest sister. We were the supers on Beach Ave. From our yard, my mom would call out to your mom, to your living room window. My mom (Dusty)was just asking about your Mom. I hope she is doing well. She was like a second Mother to me. I think of her often. I see Hoyt every once & while. Usually at the parades on Tremont Ave. My mom is doing as well as to be expected. We lost Dad a few years ago. Everyone else is doing great. Take care of your self.

Name: John Tell <JT5165@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-14
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1517 Taylor & 1574 Beach
When did you live there '57-'77
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Richie Roth;

Forget the spelling...your message was loud and clear...<:~)

Name: tom heckler <hecklert@coned.com>
Date: 2006-09-14
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1435 taylor ave
When did you live there 1950-72
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
To Matty and Marie thanks for the Bands name Adorations, i could not remember the anme and as soon as i saw it bang it came back to me ....Thanks Again

Name: Linda Hall <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-09-14
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Richard not to worry about errors.We all make them.Just get this guy,and that is all.He has a very bad problem.We are with you and your family all the way.By for now Linda Hall

Name: RICHARD J. ROTH <EXCBUG@.COM>
Date: 2006-09-13
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 TAYLOR 1516 BEACH AVE
When did you live there 1964? 1986
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat YES
Comments:
I MAY HAVE MISSPEELED SOME

I MAY HAVE MISSPELLED SOME OR HIT THE WRONG BUTTON BUT WHENE I WROTE THIS I HAVE JUST COME A 12 HR SHIFT SORRY GUYS AND GIRLS MUZZIE4 IF YOU WANT SOME GOOD INSULTS FEEL FREE TO E MAIL ME WERE YOU BREST FED FROM A STRAW.



Name: RICHARD J. ROTH <EXCBUG@.COM>
Date: 2006-09-13
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 TAYLOR 1516 BEACH AVE.
When did you live there 1964 ? 1986
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat YES
Comments:
ATTENTION MUZZSIE DID YOO LIVE IN A O'LEARY FLAT IF SO MYBE YOU WHERE MISLED TO THINK THOSE LEAD BASED P0AINT CHIPS WHERE CORN FLAKES OR FROSTED FLAKES OR WERE YOU DROPPED ON YOUR HEAD AS A CHILD I SEE NO REASON OR NEED FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU TO SPOIL THIS SITE



Name: Matty Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-13
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 1950 - 74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No, but been in all
Comments:
Hello Jimmy: The Emmanoms is not the band I am thinking of. Did you ask your brother and cousin, not only were they at the 64 graduation dance but also they lived on White Plains Road just a block away from the band member I am thinking of and who also graduated from St. Anthony's. Let's go guys, I know some of you know the answer to this. Love, Peace and Happiness, Matt.

Name: marie-elena riggio <butterflyqueen213@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-13
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 beach ave
When did you live there 1959-82
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat lived,loved & laugh in them
Comments:
Hi Bob,

am so glad that you let this muzzie person, know he can't mess with us. am so proud of you, old friend. keep up the good work.
stay safe old and new friends,
re



Name: Jimmy Carolan <jim.car@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-09-13
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1431 White Plains Road
When did you live there 1951=1975
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No
Comments:
Matty Keenan,

Got a guess on your band question, The "Emmanons" I believe was there name Ronnie MacFarland (Archer Ram) was a guitar player.

Jimmy Carolan

Name: LINDA HALL <ladyhawk5@oponline.net>
Date: 2006-09-13
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Bob we are with you all the way!Linda Hall

Name: John Tell <JT5165@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-13
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1517 Taylor & 1574 Beach
When did you live there '57-'77
Comments:
Bobby Roth...I'm impressed...keep up the good work...<:~)

Name: Bobby Roth <rroth9@nc.rr.com>
Date: 2006-09-13
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 Taylor Avenue
When did you live there 1960 - 1985
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Hello Everyone: This morning when I looked at the stratton site I was shocked that MUZZIE was at it again. You will not see that posting because the webmaster took it down which was greatly appreciated. This time is was directed only at the Roth family. So with out offending anyone and within the rules of this site a message goes out to you Muzzie>> Do not use this site to attack anyone >. these are fine people and you are the one that needs help. I work as an investigator and guess what, I am 99% sure of who you are, I will give you a hint- you have brothers and you were brought up on Theriot Ave. I did what you call a backtrack and am not surprised, It is against the rules to tell you anymore on a public forum. Your emails were bogus but not your IP address. Be warned as I await the confirmation to come back to me I will prepare a suponea/warrant and also see about libel and slander and than let everyone you insulted know who and where you are. You should watch your weight, put down the bottle and maybe to much time in the taxi is getting to you and you know what I mean. Be warned or you will face legal repercussions period. Now have a good day.

Name: Mark Lippold <markmesh88@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-13
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1466 Commonwealth Avenue
When did you live there 1972 through 1986
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No, but was there often
Comments:
I loved my neighborhood growing up. Father Kelly getting drunk with us. The Bad Gents. St. Anthonys Flames. Getting laid at the lots. The Carnivals. The Ogormans, Schweers, Hacketts, Irwins, Metzgers, Fitzpatricks, Hardings, Scales and every other great family that came out of there. The garbage strike. Stratton Park Little League. Great wonder years!

Name: joe mac <joemac102@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-09-12
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Comments:
mary mccloskiey,
there can be only one joe mccloskiey! i was on the same team as joe in little league. acme steel or b&b auto parts either or, harry kelly & john hepburn were our coaches. i remember joe being a very spirited kid to say the least.for instance,there was one game where he lit & threw firecrackers from the dugout at the opposing team,as they ran from home to first on a hit. then there was the time he chased the second baseman with a bat for tagging him out on a play. ( i had a pisser on that team )

joe mac

Name: MARY MCCLOSKIEY <IRISHPOPPA1@OPTONLINE.NET>
Date: 2006-09-12
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1516 LELAND AVE
When did you live there 1973-1980
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat NO
Comments:
WE WERE THE SUPERS OF 1516 AND 1512 FOR 7 YEARS MY KIDS WENT TO ST. ANTHONYS JOE, DERRI,MAUREEN AND KELLY MCCLOSKEY WE MOVED TO LONG ISLAND BUT I WISH I WAS BACK IN THE GOOD OLD BRONX WE HAD SOME GREAT TIMES THERE AND WONDERFUL FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS

Name: Matt Keenan <mc1`v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-12
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland and 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 1950 - 74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No, but been in all
Comments:
TO TOM HECKLER: Hey Tom, how are ya, last week you asked a question about a band that played at the BIC and Marie said it was the Adorations. Just curious, was that what you were looking for, did it ring a bell.

TO ALL: Another TRIVIA journey. On the subject of bands what was the name of the local Stratton Park band that played at many local functions. I know they played at the 1964 St. Anthony's graduation party and at some private graduation parties, maybe the teen club dances as well. Hint: one of the main players lived on White Plains Road. Have a great day, Love, Peace and Happiness, Matt Keenan

Name: Marie (Ferracano) Riggio <butterflyqueen213@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-11
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 beach ave
When did you live there 1959-82
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat lived, loved & laughed in them
Comments:
Dear Matt,
so glad to hear that i got this one correct.wish i had a nickel for everytime i walked past that house, back & forth to the
parkchester train station. thanks for making me "think" about the old neighborhood. lots of great memories & friends.
marie

Name: Dennis O'Toole <dpotooleassoc@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-11
Where did you live in Stratton Park White Plains Road
When did you live there 1951-1964
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No
Comments:
Would anyone know the whereabouts of Eddie Lyons who graduated from St. Anthony's in 1955.I believe he is located on Long Island and was with the NYC Police Department. Would appreciate contact information.
Thank you.

Name: tom heckler <hecklert@coned.com>
Date: 2006-09-11
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1435 taylor ave
When did you live there 1950-72
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Ahhhhh Matty , the house you spoke of jarred my memory and if you remember Frank Barrone,s house on the corner of Taylor and Cross Bronx was also cut in half to make room for the highway, I guess we will have to go and take measurements and figure out the true square footage ????

Name: Matt Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-11
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland and 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 1950-74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No, but been in all
Comments:
Hello all: SMALLEST HOUSE in Stratton Park. Sorry, I couldn't get this up sooner but as I said in my original posting, I would be away for the weekend and I hope yours was as wonderful as mine. Bobby, you may have been correct but for one detail. The house you described is no longer there. The woman living there died in the house and it has now been replaced with larger multi story two story dwellings. Marie, I believe the house you mentioned is right on the money. It is on the corner of Beach and Cross Bronx Expressway (1801 Cr. Bx. Expw'y. An interesting tidbit is that it is actually a half of a house. When the Cross Bronx was built half or more of the structure was torn down to leave a very peculiar two story shaped house that has a front which is only about 5 to 6 feet wide but the angle of the street allows it to expand to have a much wider rear. However, there is another house on the south west corner of Leland and Wood, just across from the house that Bobby described which just could possibly be smaller than the one I picked because it is only one story and not knowing if it has a basement may have smaller square footage. So, that's the story. Thanks Bobby, that was an interesting sharing and Marie, until proven otherwise we'll stick with the half of a house at 1801 Cross Bronx Expressway. Special thanks to Michele Montana who helped provide some of the details and history. Take care all, have a great week and as good as a day as you can possibly have. Love, Peace and Happiness. Matt Keenan

Name: LINDA HALL <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-09-10
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Good sunday morning to all.It,s hard to believe it will be the five yr. anniversary of 9-11.The tradgedy has it,s impact on us all in many different ways.I hope this day finds you all in good spirits.Remember to get those flags flying.Big one,s,small ones, medium size one,just get one out there.Maybe even wear one.Lets show how proud we are.Thanks for the memories.Linda Hall

Name: Don Diehl <desd44@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-09
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1516 Beach Avenue
When did you live there 54 - 75
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Just wanted to put in a reminder for anyone wishing to participate in this years IFOND Golf Outing, either contact me @ desd44@aol.com or Fred @ IFOND@aol.com.

Hope to see some old friends there again this year.

Regards to all,

Name: linda hall <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-09-09
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Top of the morning to ya,and a good afternoon to ya too.It is a great day and a new one.Just hope all are doing well and the weekend brings you new joys.Love Linda Hall Thanks for the memories.

Name: Marie (Ferracano) Riggio <butterflyqueen213@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-09
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 beach ave
When did you live there 1959-82
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat lived, loved & laughed in them
Comments:
TO ALL MY FELLOW STRATTON PARK FRIENDS/FAMILY,

IT'S A BEAUTIFUL SATURDAY. WE ARE ALL VERY LUCKY TO HAVE THIS GREAT WEATHER & GREAT MEMORIES. STAY SAFE & BE HAPPY THIS WEEKEND. IF YOU SEE ANY BUTTERFLIES,THIS WEEKEND THINK OF ME..

Name: John Tell <jt5165@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-09
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1517 Taylor & 1574 Beach
Comments:
Marie and Linda...I share you sentiments...ignore "IT" and "IT" will shrivel up and die...<:~)

Name: John Tell <jt5165@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-09
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1517 Taylor & 1574 Beach
Comments:
VFW...good pick up on that photo...that was bugging me who that was...<:~)

Also the last picture on page 11...I would bet that is Eamon Kelly in the middle...



Name: Marie (Ferracano) Riggio <butterflyqueen213@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-09
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 beach ave
When did you live there 1959-82
Comments:
To Mr. I'm to angry & want to upset everybody else"

please do us all a big favor get off this web site. as linda said yesterday. this page relates to approx 4 generations of stratton park folks. if you are so angry at some people you knew growing up. that's your business. there were a some people who's names pop up on this web site, taht i didn't like 30 yrs ago. but we have all grown up, apparently you haven't. leave us alone. this site has brough old friends, neighbors & siblings back together. i have made some wonderful new friends & connected with some special people from my past. so please move on with your life. being anger can eat away at you & shorten your life. so please leave us alone. you aren't man enough to tell us who your real name.
so please if you have any respect for yourself, move on to another site.

Name: vfwpost8052 <strattonpark.com>
Date: 2006-09-08
Where did you live in Stratton Park many places
When did you live there a long time
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat o yea
Comments:
picture pg.10 not danny tufo danny nigro linda hall you are the queen come more often everybody

Name: Linda HALL <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-09-08
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Dear Bob thanks to you.Just doing what comes naturally.Do you remember when someone needed help in the neighborhood and everybody would get together to fix the problem.Well this guy has been comming on for days saying stuff that is just awfull.I just hope they find some peace in their life.It does not look to good from where I am sitting.I just hope they take the advice and move on.This is not a damage control site or a place where people say bad stuff.You know what I mean.What a shame to be so angry at a site of all things.Yes there is good and the bad but we are concentrating on the good that has gone on even with the bad.We have grown up.And it is time to be at peace with ourselves and one another.I don,t want to preach but I feel a sence of loyalty towards my fellow companions on this site.I am not hear to judge or knock.Just having some good old fashion fun.I sincerely hope this person realizes his silly behaviour and does some serious soul searching.I can only pray for that.Thanks again we just do the best we can in this life we just never know what is around the corner.by for now and thanks for the memories linda hall

Name: bob <rroth9@nc.rr.com>
Date: 2006-09-08
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 Taylor Avenue
When did you live there 1960 - 1985
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Linda:
Hooray for your last message posted. Could not have said it better myself. Thanks, Bob

Name: linda hall <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-09-08
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
To muzzie this site was made so the people who lived in the sp area could share their memories and relive some of the wonderful times they have shared with each other.It is a love of a neighborhood and the people who made it what is was!Many of us are grandparents muzzie and our children and their children read this.We all came from a catholic background with an excellent education.The word of God is first and formost in our lives.So as I say that I ask you to please just do not read or come to this place if it makes you this angry.We come from love and it obvious you are not in the same place.I am sorry for you and will pray for you as you need many prayers.Your anger is eating you up inside and that is not a good place to be.Just move on and find another place to visit.You may find what you are looking for if you went to a church and prayed for some guidence.To all my friends on the site he should of had some of our parish nuns and fathers.Just a joke ,"good by muzzie" and have a nice day you have a right to your opinion but like I said this site is just not for you so i would suggest you find another to do your venting and that is fine.I heard the bronx board is a good place to vent your stuff.So why don,t you try that site? And Muzzie if there were any f.as you said on this site that would be just fine.We want no trouble with you.Remember the song,"come on people now love everybody right now,some may come and some may go,it will surly be"etc. we don,t care we care about each other and you nor any one else will come between us.This site will life on dispite your efforts to dampen its spirits.After this you no longer will be acknowledged.You have no face or name.Say good by and try to move on.


Name: muzzie <noneofurbiz@fuk.com>
Date: 2006-09-08
Comments:
this site blows, you take the spirit of the area and put into the hands of a bunch of fags.........

Name: Bobby Roth <rroth9@nc.rr.com>
Date: 2006-09-08
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 Taylor Avenue
When did you live there 1960 - 1985
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Okay Matt here goes, The smallest house in stratton park as a residence is on Wood Ave between Theriot and Leland.
All brick,brown or tan, huge yard with alot of dogs.garage and entrance/kitchen on the first floor, 1 bedroom and combo livingroom/dining on second floor. Probably under 500 sqare feet total. I use to be the milkman and deliver milk and was always amused at how tiny this house was, let me know if this is the one.
Regards, Bobby Roth

Name: Marie (Ferracano) Riggio <butterflyqueen213@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-08
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 beach ave
When did you live there 1959-82
Comments:
hey Matt,
am still trying to guess about the smallest house. could it have been on beach ave, brick house that looked like part of it was cut off? this was off the highway. 1408 beach, a girl named karen lived there.
i recall in parkchester oval's waterfountain, they use 2 decorate for christmas w/ small houses! or in front of the loews movie threater, was Santa's workshop, opposite of macy's? if i'm wrong can you please give us a clue.
thanks,
marie

Name: Matt Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-08
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 1950 -74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No, but been in all
Comments:
Hello Marie: Believe it or not, I usually throw these questions out to someone before I put them up and that house came up as a possibler answer. But, sorry, errrrr. Not correct. Keep trying you all and no peeking. Love, Peace and Happiness. Matt Keenan

Name: Marie (Ferracano) Riggio <butterflyqueen213@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-08
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 beach ave
When did you live there 1959-82
Comments:
to Matt,

here is my guess re: smallest house in stratton park. was it
the little house between 1574 & the mobile gas station?

to Tom Heckler,
was my sister Dina correct w/ the answer to your question re: the band who played at the BIC?

Dear Linda,
so glad ur feeling better, but please don't overdue it!
have 2 take it slow at 1st. no rollerblading 4 a while!

To all my Old & New Stratton Park Friends,
have a great weekend & stay safe.
sincerely, Marie



Name: Matt Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-08
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 1950 -74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No, but been in all
Comments:
TRIVIA PART 2 BELOW. Hey Betty, great to see you jump in there. What a pleasure having three St. Anthony's grads from 64, me you and Tommy Heckler on at the same time. Tom, we must have did too much school and hanging out together, plus St. Ray's. Your answer is absolutely Right On, the Park House. But, there is a part two. Originally, I was thinking of a different house which is a residence and then thought of the Park House. So Part Two to this Trivia Question is which residence is the SMALLEST HOUSE IN STRATTON PARK. Keep'm comm'n. Good Job Tom. Have a great weekend. Love, Peace and Happiness. Matty

Name: betty smyth (kelly) <bettboo1@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-09-08
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1444 beach avenue
When did you live there 1950-1970
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
way to go tommy! how did you ever think of that? it has to be the correct answer. betty

Name: TOM HECKLER <hecklert@coned.com>
Date: 2006-09-08
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1435 taylor ave
When did you live there 1950-72
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Matty is the house you speak of the Parkys House in the Playground ??????

Name: LINDA HALL <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-09-08
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
A SPECIAL NOTE TO DOROTHY,I TOLD YOU I WOULD SAY,"HELLO".NOW YOU HAVE TO BE A NICE GIRL AND COME ON AND SAY ,"HI" BACK.I HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT TIME!IT WAS SO NICE SEEING YA AGAIN.I ALSO SEND MY BEST REGARDS TO ALL AT THE VFW POST.IT WAS GREAT SEEING YOU ALL.BY AGAIN AND LOVE COMING YOUR WAY FROM LINDA HALL.THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES.

Name: Linda Hall <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-09-08
Where did you live in Stratton Park beach and W.P.R.
When did you live there 60-70
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes and no
Comments:
HELLO TO ALL YOU GOOD PEOPLE OUT THERE.I HOPE YOU ALL HAD A GREAT SUMMER.I DID ESPECIALLY SHARING WITH ALL YOU GUYS,THANKS FOR BEING THERE FOR ME.MATTY, I SEE YOUR BACK IN BUSINESS WITH ANOTHER ONE OF YOUR MIND TWISTERS.HERE WE GO AGAIN!!!MATTY THAT COULD BE ANYWARE,MAYBE A GLUE OR TWO.I MYSELF DO NOT HAVE A CLUE.THERE WERE NO SMALL HOUSES ON WHITE PLAINS RD. OR BEACH AVE,THAT I REMEMBER.IT WAS JUST SO LONG AGO,I CAN,T SEEM TO PICTURE A SMALL HOUSE ANYWHERE.COME ON GIRLS YOU DID IT THE LAST TIME AND THAT WAS A BIGGIE.O WELL I,M OFF, DOC SAID ,"I COULD PUT SOME WEIGHT ON MY BO BO ,THATS ALL I NEEDED TO HEAR.THE LAST TWO WEEKS I HAVE BEEN ALL OVER THE PLACE.ONE DAY ON ONE DAY OFF.O WELL THANKS AGAIN FOR THE MEMORIES LOVE FROM LINDA HALL

Name: Matthew Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-07
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 1950-74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No, but been in all
Comments:
Hello ALL. TRIVIA time. But first, hope all is well with everyone and you and your families had the best summer you could possibly have. Here is a question any resident from the mid fifties to the present could answer. Very simply, Where is the SMALLEST HOUSE in Stratton Park? That was easy. That excludes all the O'Leary flats. I'm posting this on Thursday evening and will only have internet access till Friday at 5 p.m. but will be back on Sunday evening to answer all guesses. But, ya never know where I am going I may be able to get on line. Good Luck, Look forward to the answers. Love, Peace and Happiness. Matt Keenan

Name: Marie Riggio <butterflyqueen213@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-07
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 beach ave
When did you live there 1959-82
Comments:
To Tom Heckler,
My sister Dina sends her regards & said to give you the following information> was the band called "The Adorations"?
Their lead singer was a guy named Frank! Please let me know if i am correct.

To Queen Linda,
thank-you too for all the nice things you have emailed to me
& on this site.
i also send greeting to all my "OLD" & new friends from S.P.
What we have here is a great thing. my co-workers are jealous, because they can't find people from where they grew up. let's just keep the trivia & the greetings, as well as the death notices, posted. its amazing how we were all there at almost the same time, but never knew each other. stay safe old & new dear friends, as always, marie

Name: Matthew Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-07
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland Avenue
When did you live there 1950 - 74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no, but been in all
Comments:
Hello Moe: Well, I don't know your real name but that's what you placed in the name box. You may have a valid point about message posting integrity and censureship. But, along with an open sharing and venting should be identity integrity, as well. I take you up on your offer for some good old Bronx Boy venting of the good with the bad. My name is as listed above with my e-mail address. Identify yourself with your real name and your real email address, send me an email directly and we can exchange some emails and even arrange to meet to have a real venting, maybe we can invite some other interested folks and have a real go at it with no interference. Look forward to your reply. Have a good day. Love, Peace and Happiness. Matt Keenan

Name: The Webmaster <info@strattonpark.com>
Date: 2006-09-06
Where did you live in Stratton Park -
When did you live there -
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat -
Comments:
From the Webmaster:
While we acknowledge that not all memories of people from our past are pleasant, this is not the forum to air our dissatisfaction with former members of the Stratton Park Community. Wishing harm upon former residents is not suitable for this website. Therefore, messages of this type will be removed.


Name: Matthew Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-06
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 1950 - 74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No, but been in all
Comments:
To the Webmaster: I read the postings you are concerned about and without commenting on them I would like to applaud and thank you for your expeditious and commanding response. Keep up the great work. Love, Peace and Happiness, Matt Keenan

Name: tom heckler <hecklert@coned.com>
Date: 2006-09-06
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1435 taylor ave
When did you live there 1950-72
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Could someone help me, back in the 60,s there was a band that played at the BIC Bronx Irish Center on tremont and they sang a lot of the BG,s songs, I can,t remember the name of the band , Please help thanks

Name: Marie-Elena (Marie) Ferracano <butterflyqueen213@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-04
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 Beach Ave
When did you live there 1959-82
Comments:
Hello Old & New Friends,

To Claire Scanlon,
spoke w/ some reliable sources. Theresa's parties started in 1964. Those were pajanma parties, w/ the girls. then from 195-68 (approx) were Sunday nites after Archer Rams games.

Dearest Bobby,
thanks for reminding me of our past. Please give your Mom, my love. She was always very sweet to me, when i was growing up. I use to love when she use to come w/ your aunts to pick up some clothes that my mom had tailored for your aunt. They would sit & have coffee & talk about how "we" all drove them crazy. But how they loved us anyway. I use 2 see ur brother
Hoyt, but haven't seen him in the neighborhood (pelham bay)
in a while. You, once told me that you pulled my curls, because they reminded you of springs & you wanted to see them bounce back and that it made me cry, which would get you in trouble. but i remember some kid named shimon lipschitz (1512 beach, his dad owned the kosher butcher shop on archer & leland) who use to bother me and you always protected me from him. he use to block the 1512 doorway & you would push him out of the way for me. we were really young 5 or 6. just wanted to say thanks for that & as i have said be4 i forgive you for pulling my hair. my best regards,
Marie

Name: Bobby Roth <rroth9@nc.rr.com>
Date: 2006-09-03
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 Taylor Avenue
When did you live there 1960 - 1985
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Hi Marie:

Glad to see you back on the board. Hope all is well with you and everything is going smooth. I mentioned to my mom that we are all coming back together from the past on this site and talking and I mentioned you, and she said oh Marie, Toni's daughter from 1512 and the big house. Than she said you know when you were young kids you use to pull that girls ponytails for no reason and that I was a bad boy. I said to her I know mom we even talked about that on the Stratton site. The reason I mention this is that at 82 years my mother can no longer remember things that happened last week, but long ago she remembers. Anyway she send her regards too you. Talk again soon. Hopefully I will do a picture hunt and try to put up some pictures in the near future.
Regards, Bobby Roth

Name: Lydia Beatty <Lydia58@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-09-03
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1532 Leland Ave
When did you live there 1958-1980
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
No, Morty and the Shoo-Shoo man were two different people. Morty used to come around 102 & bum cigarettes off the teen-agers. The Shoo-Shoo man must have passed away in the mid 60's. He was old & I don't remember seeing him around after 1966 or so.

Marie, I'll let you know about coming back into The Bronx. Anybody working on a Haloween Party?

Name: Linda Hall <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-09-02
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
HELLO TO ALL!HOPE YOU ARE ENJOYING YOUR LAST BIG SUMMER WEEKEND.I THINK I SAID THIS BEFORE,WE WILL BE LOOKING AT A NEW YR.BEFORE WE KNOW IT.THANKS FOR A GREAT SUMMER OF FUN ON LINE WITH ALL YA AND ALL GOOD THINGS AHEAD.AGAIN THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES LINDA HALL SEPT.2,2006

Name: Marie-Elena (Marie) Ferracano <butterflyqueen213@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-02
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 Beach Ave
When did you live there 1959-82
Comments:
Hello again,
just read my last message. please forgive me. I WOULD'NT go to Sam's candy store, because it was dirty.this is what happens when you have teen-agers (or maybe it's the rain). you send messages w/out proofreading

As for Claire Scanlon,I called my sister Dina, who I know, was at least 1 of Theresa's parties. But Dina wasn't home. As soon as I get the correct year, I will let you know. may contact Monica White (she & Dina were like twins back then)
they would have been there together. I remember being at Barbara & Chris Becker's apartment on Beach Ave, during 1 of their parties. Barbara always bought me all the candy & ice cream, i wanted. This way I wouldn't tell on my sister, who was suppose to be babysitting me at the time. Told mom about this years later, in front of Dina & Monica . They thought I forgot! we all laughed about it.


Name: Marie-Elena (Marie) Ferracano <butterflyqueen213@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-02
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 Beach Ave
When did you live there 1959-82
Comments:
Hello Old & New Friends,

So glad 2 see both Lydia & Bobby Roth here again. Hey Lydia, when are u coming back 2 the Bronx again? As for you Bobby, of course u r still addicted to eggcreams. they had to be one of the best treats from our childhood.3 ingredients & we were thrilled w/ the flavor. The only place i would get 1 from was Sam's. he was always so dirty looking. loved minnies for the licorice & dots on paper. besides her candy store was further from my house. less of a chance of meeting 1 of my siblings, who would have told mom, that i was eating junk. my kids don't have anythink like that now. baskin & robbins or carvel, can't even make milkshakes, like the ones we had as kids. i have an original milkshake machine from my mom's luncheonette (1952-54) but need to get wiring replaced. anyone out there, know someplace that can fix it?
please email me & let me know. Thanks,

Name: claire scanlon <claire5075@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-09-02
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1426 beach ave
When did you live there 50-78
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Its a rainey weekend on the East Coast . I was wondering if any of you out there remember the Great parties at Theresa Flatery's on Thierot Ave. across from the 102 park of course you remember? Was it 1964 or 1965 ?

Name: Pat (Dillon) <jdelsav@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-31
Where did you live in Stratton Park taylor , archer
When did you live there 42-67
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
To Bobby Roth,
I had many egg creams at Harry's, not at Minnie's. Like to have your recipe. Can you use the bottled seltzer?
Thanks very much.
Pat


Name: Bobby Roth <rroth9@nc.rr.com>
Date: 2006-08-30
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 Taylor Avenue
When did you live there 1960 - 1985
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Hi Lydia:
Great to see you on the message board again. I started to think back and yes now I remember the shoo shoo guy. He was a little scary. The guy Kenny you speak of, yes I was there when he had his meltdown, remember it like it was yesterday. He use to come in for a soda and stand and stare you straight in the eye and say small coke and you had to give it him right away or he go into a meltdown sort of speak. Lydia do you remeber those tasty eggcreams I use to make at Minnie's? Still make them like that at home to this day. I guess I never lost the addiction. Talk again soon.
Bobby Roth

Name: Jimmy Carolan <jim.car@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-08-30
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1431 White Plains Rd
When did you live there 1951-1975
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No
Comments:

I don't recall the Shoo Shoo Man but might he and "Morty" be the same person. "Morty" was a mentally challenged guy who used to walk around with his hand up to the side of his face mumbling to himself. He did frequent the Leland Ave area because I believe he sometimes made deliveries for "Bannons Drugstore" on Leland and Archer.

Jimmy Carolan

Name: Lydia Beatty <Lydia58@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-30
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1532 Leland Ave
When did you live there 1958-1980
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
The Shoo-Shoo man was this old guy that used to walk up & down Leland Ave (probably other blocks as well, I just wasn't allowed off Leland Ave. at the time) in the early 60's. He would just whisper "shoo-shoo" in this eerie voice at the kids. He never said anything but shoo-shoo. I think he might have lived at 1505 LELAND. I don't know his real name or anything else about him, but he freaked out all the kids on the block. Does anyone else remember him except me & my sister?

Speaking of strange ones. Bobby Roth, I think you probably were in Minnie's when Kenny had a melt-down, grabbed the soda fountain, lifted it up to his mouth and said "JESUS! MICROPHONE!" That was the only time I ever heard Kenny speak. C-R-A-Z-Y times!

Name: Lydia Beatty <Lydia58@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-30
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1532 Leland Ave
When did you live there 1958-1980
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
The Shoo-Shoo man was this old guy that used to walk up & down Leland Ave (probably other blocks as well, I just wasn't allowed off Leland Ave. at the time) in the early 60's. He would just whisper "shoo-shoo" in this eerie voice at the kids. He never said anything but shoo-shoo. I think he might have lived at 1505 LELAND. I don't know his real name or anything else about him, but he freaked out all the kids on the block. Does anyone else remember him except me & my sister?

Speaking of strange ones. Bobby Roth, I think you probably were in Minnie's when Kenny had a melt-down, grabbed the soda fountain, lifted it up to his mouth and said "JESUS! MICROPHONE!" That was the only time I ever heard Kenny speak. C-R-A-Z-Y times!

Name: John Tell <JT5165@AOL.COM>
Date: 2006-08-30
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1517 Taylor & 1574 Beach
When did you live there '57-'77
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Larry Mullaly;

You are the second person to mention Tulu...he must have been some football player...

Name: Cathy Merendino <cath458@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-29
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1451 Taylor Avenue
When did you live there 1958-72
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat Yes
Comments:
Anyone out there going to the Rolling Stones concert on September 27th? Buggsy and I will be going, as will Noreen and Mary Horan and a few others. If you would like to get together for some tailgating before the concert, please email me and we will arrange to meet up.

Name: Bridget (Clancy) Auer <happimom1952@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-08-29
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1537 White Plains Road
When did you live there 1952-1972
Comments:
I would like to thank everyone who attended personally as well as in spirit on July 31,the Memorial for my brother Jimmy Clancy. I have attempted to post this on this web site but it keeps coming back as a spam. Hopefully this one will get out. My sister Eileen also sends her many thanks. A future mass at St. Anthony's will be held sometime in Oct.to be announced

Name: Matt Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-28
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 50 - 74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No, but been in all
Comments:
LYDIA: A few days ago you asked if anyone remembered the shoo shoo man. I don't, but will guess it was a nickname for a door to door salesman whom you didn't want knocking on the door thus shoo shoo, as if go away. Give us a hint. Would like to know the answer. Thanks, Love, Peace and Happiness. Matt Keenan

Name: larry mullaly <lmm4cam@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-28
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531,1471,1475 taylor
When did you live there 1935-1969
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
The archer rams have been around since the mid 1940s one of the great players was a a fellow namedTuLu

Larry M


Name: don metscher <dmetsch@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-27
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1467 taylor ave
When did you live there 1948-1977
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
john tell
it sounds like a plan.. sure would look good hanging over our picnic grounds don

Name: John Tell <JT5165@AOL.COM>
Date: 2006-08-27
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1517 Taylor & 1574 Beach
When did you live there '57-'77
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Donald M,

There is only one sure way to find out if The Harry Gelman sign is still there...<:~)

Not a very "Pleasant"<winkwink> thought but maybe we can find someone who is adept in sign removal...

Name: don metscher <dmetsch@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-26
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1467 taylor ave
When did you live there 1948-1978
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
hey mike obrien glad to have you aboard, hope you can journey north for next years picnic with my bro.
pat harrington we know your watching feel free to say hello
annie sorry so long to respond but was good to see you checking in on the site..your sister monica has become a viewer as well.
linda hall if you get vinnie there you win the prize , i dont know what the hell the prize is but you win.
do you think if we rip the current sign off the Taylor avenue side of harry gelmans candy store the old harrys corner sign will remain under it?regards don

Name: Mike OBrien <mobturkey@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-26
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1467 Taylor ave
When did you live there 1938-1961
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
heloo to a lot of you Charlie M told me about this any body remembers me please e-mail MIKE

Name: John Tell <JT5165@AOL.COM>
Date: 2006-08-26
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1517 Taylor & 1574 Beach
When did you live there '57-'77
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
VFW;

Tommy Anderson won't be picking up too many of Richie Hillmans cast-away votes for The Greatest Archer Ram...

It would be a landslide if the election was for best centerfielder in P.S.102...<:~)

Name: v.f.w.post,8052 <strattonpark.com>
Date: 2006-08-26
Where did you live in Stratton Park all over
When did you live there a long time
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
we voted greatest archer ram player,s athree way tie bug,s the mayor and jerry brennan .a tie breaking vote will be held at the labor day bar b q sept. 4 2pm at the v.f.w. 2021 westchester ave. 718 8220227 you must be present to vote other players votes will be accepted. rich hillman has taken himself off the ballot.and asks all who was going to vote for him to cast there vote for tommy anderson

Name: LINDA HALL <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-26
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Hello its a hucky day out there.I hope you are all doing well? I would just like to thank you all for being here for me as I recover from my injury.I still have a way to go.Just a reminder,always watch were you are walking and hold on to the banister or you will hit your head and get a concussion like me.When they asked me what yr.it was I told them 1907.I hope it was a good yr.Anyway,thanks for all these great stories,trivia queations with some interesting answers and just plane old stuff in general.DON-I,m doing my best with BIG VIN my oldest and bestest buddy along with the MAYOR MILLS.Two of the best guys I know.DON I hope I can get him to one of your parties.I talk to Vin at least once a week and he promises that he will be there.What more can I do?The ball is in his court.I told him he is much thought of by all.Again Thanks for the memories Linda Hall


Name: Matt Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-25
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 50 - 74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No, but been in all
Comments:
Bobby Roth: Sorry, I didn't mention your clothes line contraption in my "fallout shelter" reply, we must have posted up at almost the same time and I didn't see your answer until after mine was typed and sent. But that was a nice bit of info on the O'leary flat living quarters. Have a good day. Love, Peace and Happiness to all. Matt Keenan

Name: Matthew Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-24
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 50 - 74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no, but been in their fallout shelters
Comments:
Hey Cathy: Did you go to the Sherlock School of Stratton Park. You have an uncanny insight into translating my clues. Joe Mac you were so very close with your description of the rooms in the basement and you even mentioned fallout shelter rooms but chose dumbwaiters as your answer. Yes, their are, colored yellow and black, Fallout Shelter signs on many of the buildings in Stratton Park indicating that there was a fallout shelter in the basement. In fact approximately 230,000 buildings in New York City were designated to have fallout shelters in the basements therein. The 50's and 60's were the time of the cold war with the threat of nuclear attack from Russia. In addition, our neighborhood also had air raid wardens and block captains to assist with the use of these shelters. It was likely that women were block captains of the civil defense program because they were the target of the federal recruitment. There was also a program instituted by President Eisnhower called "Operation Alert" which enforced 15 minute air raid drills from 1954 to 61 exemplified by air raid sirens, which I recall were test blasted at a certain time on a certain day and most definitely once per year. In school we were taught the concept of "duck and cover" and I distinctly recall one of those drills at St. Anthony's during the "Cuban Missile Crisis" and we were all brought to a darkened room in the basement of the school. Scary stuff for a kid. Those "Fallout Shelter" signs are still on the buildings and while the fallout shelters may not be of such use in such a catastrophe they were as they are today, a true sign of the times. Well, Cathy and all who pitched in, thanks a bunch. For those that guessed otherwise, there were some other interesting tidbits, like potato cubboards, intercoms, dumbwaiters and now who was the shoo shoo man. Have a great weekend. Love, Peace and Happiness. Matt Keenan

Name: Bobby Roth <rroth9@nc.rr.com>
Date: 2006-08-24
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 Taylor Avenue
When did you live there 1960 - 1985
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Hey Matt
I am just taking a guess here. Could it be the thing that was put on the ceiling of the kitchens and or bathrooms that had a rope and you would wind it down to hang dry your clothes?

Name: Cathy Merendino <cath458@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-24
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1451 Taylor Ave
When did you live there 1958-72
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Matt,

Are you referring to the Fallout Shelter signs?

Cathy

Name: Pat <jdelsav@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-24
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1459 taylor
Comments:
Matt,
Fire escapes???
Pat

Name: MFE MFEMFEMF <dmetsch@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-24
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1467 taylor ave
When did you live there 1948-78
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
linda hall.... i sure hope you have better luck in getting vinnie to the picnic. cathy and i have been sending invites and leaving messages for the full 14 years of existence. where in pa. is he moving to?
don

Name: don metscher <dmetsch@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-24
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1467 taylor ave
When did you live there 1948-1978
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
just back from vacation so i just looked back ..no ed you are wrong and matty is right it was 210 down the left field foul line at the park..if ya want ed ill bet ya a spladeen on it

Name: Matt Keenen <Mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-24
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 50-74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No, but been in and top of all
Comments:
Sorry guys, this has nothing to do with potatos and intercoms. Read the qustion carefull. It was a function existing then and today but never used. This is getting interesting. Keep on trying. It is a sign of the times.

Love, peace and happiness

Matt

Name: Lydia Beatty <Lydia58@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-24
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1532 Leland Ave
When did you live there 58-80
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Matt, I think I know. In my kitchen we had a potato bin under the kitchen window. It was supposed to be used to store potatoes, which my mother did, actually. Am I right?

By the way, does anybody out there remember the shoo-shoo man?

Name: Pat <jdelsav@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-24
Comments:
Matt,
Maybe if the inner door was locked it would have acted as a security system.
Pat

Name: Pat <jdelsav@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-24
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1459 taylor
When did you live there 42-67
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Matt,
A guess.....
As I recall, in the vestibule of our building there was a set of buttons (buzzers) with a name next to each one. If you rang the buzzer of the apt. you wanted , the occupants of that apt. knew you were coming.
Pat (Dillon)

Name: Matthew Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-24
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 50 -74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No, but in & ontop of all
Comments:
Joe, Joe was the man, but despite your articulate response Dumbwaiters is not the right answer. In fact, I tossed this out to someone to test the question and that was there response also. So, despite not being correct it was by far not a dumb answer, and it does add some exttra history to the sign of the times. Keep trying guys. I'll be checking back in, in a few hours, I hope. Love, Peace and Happiness. Matt Keenan

Name: joe mac cormack <joemac102@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-24
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
matty,

i`m gonna take a stab at your question, as a kid in the
60`s, and 1 of 5 children whose parents were superintendent`s of an o`leary flats building, i remember dumbwaiters were used to bring down trash from each apartment.you see, in the basement there was a series of rooms, caragerooms,coalrooms,fallout-shelterrooms etc. in these rooms there were dumbwaiter doors w/ doorbell panals and apt. #`s next to each button. you would press the apt. #pull the rope to send up the dumbwaiter to that particular apt. the tenants put their trash in ,and so on..
so. my answer to you matty is.. DUMBWAITERS

Name: Matthew Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-24
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 50 - 74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no, been in & on top of all
Comments:
John: That's a great question, I've thought of him as well and the initials in Ed's clue the other day brought his name to mind. Larry, come out, come out, wherever you are.

The Queen has speaketh, and what the Queen wishith the Queen getsith. I don't want to be banned again.

TO ALL FROM STRATTON PARK. Like to see some of the readers who don't or rarely write get in on this one. I won't mention names but I know you guys are out there. ANYONE WHO LIVED IN STRATTON PARK FROM THE 50'S TO THE PRESENT IS A CANDIDATE TO KNOW THE ANSWER THIS QUESTION. IT INVOLVES THE O'LEARY APARTMENTS BUT YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO LIVE IN ONE TO KNOW THE ANSWER. Here we go: "In Stratton Park many of the O'leary apartment houses, but I don't believe all, had a specific function for which I don't believe was ever used for that function, and that function was apparent in the 50's and is still apparent to this day. Confused? Don't be, just think and try to remember what you observed or should have observed many, many times. The answer, I assure you is very interesting and is certainly a sign of the times. AS A FINAL NOTE, I MAY BE HAVING SOME COMPUTER WOES LATER ON THIS DAY, SO IF YOU ASK A QUESTION BE PATIENT WITH MY RESPONSE. I will be back, if not, I'm loking for Larry Cole. Have a great day and weekend. Love, Peace and Happiness. Matt Keenan

Name: John Tell <JT5165@AOL.COM>
Date: 2006-08-24
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1517 Taylor & 1574 Beach
When did you live there '57-'77
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Here is a question I've been asking for years...

WHERE IS LARRY COLE?...

No one seems to know...<:~(

Name: LINDA HALL <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-24
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
HELLO TO ALL YOU STRATTON PARK ITES.HOPE ALL IS WELL WITH YA.SUMMER IS WINDING DOWN AND IT IS BACK TO SCHOOL.BEFORE YOU KNOW IT WE WILL BE LOOKING AT A NEW YEAR.ANYWAY MATTY,BRING ON THAT TRIVIA QUESTION.I BET IT,S A GOOD ONE.BY FOR NOW AND SENDING MY THOUGHTS YOUR WAY AND THAT GOES FOR YOU.LOL LINDA HALL AND THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES.O LAST BUT NOT LEAST LET US NOT FORGET CLAIRABELL THE PRETTY,LONG LIVE THE QUEEN.BY AGAIN

Name: Matthew Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-23
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 50 - 74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No, been in & on top of all
Comments:
Jimmy and Ed: Jimmy you are most correct. Brother Jasper introduced baseball to Manhattan college in the late 1800's and every year they played a game against the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds. His seventh inning stretch to calm down restless students was eventually adopted as a tradition in major league baseball. Take care all, I have an interesting neighborhood question coming up about the O'leary flats, probably post it tonight. Love, Peace and Happiness to you all. Matt Keenan

Name: Jimmy Carolan <jim,car@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-08-23
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1431 White Plains Rd
When did you live there 1951 - 1975
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No
Comments:
Dingo,

You'll have to ask Father Grogan. My guess is like most people he thought "what the hell is a Jasper". Of course you and I know that the "Jaspers" refers to Brother Jasper who many years earlier is credited with inventing the "7th inning stretch" at baseball games.

Jimmy

Name: Ed <Nocella>
Date: 2006-08-23
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1450 Taylor
When did you live there y
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat n
Comments:
Jimmy,

What happened to thr JASPERS of Manhattan College?????

Ed (Manhattan '75)

Name: Jimmy Carolan <jim.car@suscom.net>
Date: 2006-08-22
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1431 White Plains Rd
When did you live there 1951 -1975
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No
Comments:
Well, we don't seem to be getting much attention with my St Anthony's Basketball trivia question so I'd better get it over with.

The Gaels, Crusaders, Friars, Terriers and Redmen, all the teams were named after Catholic Colleges / Universities. Iona Gaels, Holy Cross Crusaders, Providence Friars, St Francis Terriers and St John's Redmen (now called The Red Storm).

Jimmy Carolan

Name: Ed <Nocella>
Date: 2006-08-22
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1450 Taylor
When did you live there y
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat n
Comments:
Jim & John,

You all attended Iona College?

Ed

Name: Matt Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-22
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 1950 - 74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no, but been in all
Comments:
Hey John and Jimmy: I guess I should disqualify myself too because I was with you during this discussion at the picnic. However, other than the topic it beats the heck out of me that I don't recall. Next time I'll bring a recorder. Intersted to have my recollection refreshed with the answer. Have a good day. Matt Keenan

Name: Ed <Nocella>
Date: 2006-08-22
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1450 Taylor
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no
Comments:
John & Jim,

You see you guys are a few years younger. When I was in St.Anthony's we did use the gym. I should have guessed 'Cons'. That's what we all wore at Clinton and the players wore the big havey sock with them bounched up out of the bottom of their trousers.

Ed

Name: Jimmy Carolan <jim.car@suscom.net>
Date: 2006-08-22
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1431 White Plains Rd
When did you live there 1951 - 1975
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No
Comments:
John,

It was our discussion that made me post the question. We'll see if anyone else comes up with the answer.

As for Dingo's sneaker reference, he must have spent too much time in the projects or down at West Farms. You are absolutely correct "Cons" were our choice.

Jimmy Carolan

Name: John Tell <JT5165@AOL.COM>
Date: 2006-08-22
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1517 Taylor & 1574 Beach
When did you live there '57-'77
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Jimmy; I'm eliminating myself from your question..we discussed this very topic at the picnic...<:~)

Dingo; I'll have you know the sneaker of choice was "Cons"..."CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLOR ALLSTARS"

John Walsh; that guy "Tulu" must've been some football player...maybe you can post some of his exploits on the gridiron...<:~)

Name: LINDA HALL <ladyhawk5@optonline>
Date: 2006-08-22
Where did you live in Stratton Park yep
When did you live there yep
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yep
Comments:
JIMMY hello it sounds like it was a family affair,uncles,nephews,fathers and sons.That is all I have for ya.Linda

Name: John Tell <JT5165@AOL.COM>
Date: 2006-08-22
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1517 Taylor & 1574 Beach
When did you live there '57-'77
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Dingo: Good question...I didn't realize Larry was an artist...

Here is my most vivid memory of Larry, he was probably about 15...I was around 10...

Larry was making a delivery for Augies and I was riding shotgun in the huge basket of the delivery bike...next thing I know, we were careening down the hill of Mansion Street...as we near the intersection with Rosedale Avenue I was sure he would slow down...wrong assumption on my part!!!...

Out of the corner of my eye I detect a car approaching us at the intersection coming at least as fast as we were...no doubt in my mind we were DEAD!!!..."I'M TOO YOUNG TO DIE!!!"...but Larry being one of Augies top delivery boys(he was probably trained by John Purcell) expertly made a sharp right hand turn onto Rosedale, bringing the bike alongside the speeding car thus allowing us to narrowly avoid our sure demise...

Larry in a manner as cool as ice, simply said;
"...REMBEMBER, JUST TURN INTO IT..."...he wanted to make sure I had learned something from our hair raising experience...<:~)

I did indeed learn a very valuable lesson from Larry that day...it was my last ride in the basket of Augies' delivery bike...<:~)

Name: Jimmy Carolan <jim.car@suscom.net>
Date: 2006-08-22
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1431 White Plains Rd
When did you live there 1951 -1975
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No
Comments:
Matty,

While it was an "intramural" league and we played all the games at St Anthony's that is "not" what we are looking for. By the way No Cheerleaders. Another clue: The "Gaels" were coached by Mr. Toomey. His son Tommy and Freddy Hensel played on the team.

Dingo,

You probably wore "Skippies" and had stone hands.

Jimmy Carolan

Name: Matthew Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-21
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leleand & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 50-74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No, but been in all
Comments:
Ed: You very well may be correct. To tell you the truth, I don't really know. For some reason, I thought it was 210, but wouldn't bet on it. However, it definitely was yellow. Maybe we can get confirmation on your answer from some other observant ballfield enthusiast.

Jim: Well this isn't the answer you are looking for but good old Fr. Grog and I didn't see eye to eye so I never got to play, so one thing in common was that I was not on any of the teams. But maybe I'll take a long shot here, you all played against each other and played al your games at St. Anthony's and all had the same cheerleaders. Oh well, I tried. Have a good week, Love, Peace and Happiness to all. Matt Keenan

Name: Ed Nocella <nocella78@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-08-21
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1450 Taylor
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no
Comments:
Jimbo,

All the players were Irish and wore black US Keds sneakers!!!

Ed

Name: Jimmy Carolan <jim.car@suscom.net>
Date: 2006-08-21
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1431 White Plains Rd
When did you live there 1051 - 1975
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No
Comments:
Ok a little more trivia. In 1963 Father Grogan started a basketball league at St. Anthony's. My father and uncle coached a team that I my brother Philip, cousin steven and John Tell all played on called the "Friars". I believe Tommy Heckler and Richie Verlin were on the "Crusaders" and the champions were the "Terriers" coached by eddie Stack with Dennis Fay ("Sweeper") as the league's star player.

My question is "What did every team in the league have in common".

Jimmy Carolan


Name: Ed <Nocella>
Date: 2006-08-21
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1450 Taylor
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no
Comments:
Matty,

Yellow - 190

Ed

Name: Matthew Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-21
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 50 - 74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No, but been in all
Comments:
Hello All: While on the subject of painting on walls, What was the color of and the number painted on the p.s. 102 ballfield staircase retaining wall? Let's see hom many different answers we can get, although there is only one. I have mine. Have a great week. Love, Peace and Happiness to all.

Name: Ed <Nocella>
Date: 2006-08-21
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1450 Taylor
When did you live there 47 - 67
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no
Comments:
Buggsy,

You the man... yes, Larry Connolly painted some beautiful women on the walls of the tunnel.

Ed

Name: John Walsh <johnw1600@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-20
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1530 Beach, 1803 Guerlain
When did you live there 1940-1958
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat Yes
Comments:
The greatest Archer Ram in my era was Toussaint (Tulu) Vogelsang. In fact in those days the Archer Rams were known as "Tulu's Archer Rams."

Name: Buggsy Merendino <bugs458@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-19
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1580 Thieriot
When did you live there 1948-72
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Ed Nocella,
Could your artist be Larry Connolly?

Name: Ed <Nocella>
Date: 2006-08-19
Where did you live in Stratton Park 145o Tatlor
When did you live there 47 / 67
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no
Comments:
Hint...

initilas... L C
lived on Taylor

Ed

Name: Linda Hall <ladyhawk5@optonline>
Date: 2006-08-19
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
ED Was this person in your groud or what.Older person younger person,some hints to help!I think I got it,it was CRAZY EDDIE putting up the PSALMS so the passengers in the passing train could read them!!!God forgive,yes God forgive him,for he no not what he was doing.I went to my dictionary and looked up surviellance,I did a good job on that one.Back again King Edward you must give us some hints.Maybe even an initial of one of the first or the last name.Is this person still painting today?Is he a famous artist now? Do you still talk to him,I can,t see it being a girl as it would of been dangerous to go to that spot.HINT PLEASE!. I bet you went away for the weekend,lucky you.So we have to ponder away at this for a bit.Was it you?Talking about artists,many of them practiced by doing graffiti,all over.A favorite spot to practice in the late sixties to seventies was on our trains.Do you remember that ? I was in a documentary interviewing many young people who would use spray paint and draw on the trains.It is shown in College,humanities class.Just thought I would throw that in.Many of these guys and actually girls BOMBED,as they called it,going over each others stuff.Most of these starving artists turned out to be tattoo artists.One you may remember as being TATTOO SEEN. O well KING EDWARD patience is a virtue,and we all have to be,to see who this famous person is!

Name: Matt Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-19
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 50 -74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no, but been in & on top of all
Comments:
Hey Dingo: It seems you have a real stumper here. I have spoken to some folks and they don't have a clue, so I think you should give us one or two. Was this spray paint? Thanks, Love, Peace and Happiness, Matty

Name: John Tell <JT5165@AOL.COM>
Date: 2006-08-18
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1517 Taylor & 1574 Beach
When did you live there '57-'77
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Dingo...great choice in Danny Meade as The Greatest Archer Ram...

I'm awaiting anxiously for the answer to your trivia question...I haven't got a clue who it is ...

Linda...great to hear you talked to Vinnie Ambrosi...Vinnie made excellent choices for The Greatest Archer Ram of all time...I myself give a slight edge to Buggsy(#75) over Peter Bourke(#57) but only by the slimmest of margins...<:~)

Name: Matthew Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-18
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 50 - 74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No, been in and on top of all
Comments:
Allelulia, Allelulia. Thank you Linda Hall. On July 21st just about a month ago, I put up an SOS, May Day, May Day on this site to help me finish the hide and seek game of finding my next door neighbor and childhood friend, Vinnie. And, here we are having Linda speaking to him today. That's great and I look forward to seeing him and chatting a bit myself. Thanks, Linda, great job. Have a great weekend and Love, Peace and Happiness to all Matty. Yiiipppeeee.

Name: Linda Hall <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-18
Where did you live in Stratton Park yep
When did you live there yep
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yep
Comments:
Hello,I just got off the phone with the one and only BIG VIN.He is now living in the Morris Park area but in just two weeks will find himself in a new home up in Pennsylvania.He asked me to send best wishes to all and hopes he can get together with his old friends at the next reunion.He sends a special hello to sisters Mary and Patty L.,John T., and Matty K.,You know Vin all the girls loved him heck everyone loved Big Vin.Ok enough of this mushy love stuff,right.JOHN,I told Vin the trivia question and asked what he thought.He replied,"I would have to say BUGS M.AND PETER BURKE,THEY PLAYED REAL GOOD".I also asked him your trivia ED,he said,"I,m not sure".He does however, know the place you are refering to,as do I. His only recollection was naming CASPER,but changed his mind.He made me a promise that he would really try to make the next party . He did however make a stipulation and said,I had to go too.So I promised him I would go.Lets see what happens anyway.He told me I am the first person he has talked to from the neighborhood in thirty yrs.I am glad he wanted to talk to me,he sounded just like our old Vin.LETS just see if we can remedy that and have him speak to all of his old buddies.THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES LINDA HALL

Name: Ed Nocella <nocella78@hotmail>
Date: 2006-08-18
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1450 taylor
When did you live there many moons ago
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no
Comments:
On the Trivia kick...
Who was the artist who used the NY Central tunnel under Tremont as their "Art Gallary"?

Ed

Name: Ed Nocella <nocella78@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-08-18
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1450 Taylor
When did you live there 47 / 67
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no
Comments:
Queen Linda,

That data base must really be messed up, it has a picture of the back of my head on my license!

Ed

Name: Ed Nocella <nocella78@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-08-18
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1450 Taylor
When did you live there 47 / 67
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no
Comments:
Queen Linda,

That data base must really be messed up, it has a picture of the back of my head on my license!

Ed

Name: Ed Nocella <nocella78@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-08-18
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1450 Taylor
When did you live there 1947 -1967
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no
Comments:
John,

Greatest Archer Ram... DANNY MEADE

If not ME!!!!!

Dingo

Name: LINDA HALL <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-17
Where did you live in Stratton Park yep
When did you live there yep
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yep
Comments:
PAULA-Just type in -- license Shorturl.com -- sorry about that people.Need new glases,not kidding,I,m falling apart.HELLLP me I,ve fallen and can,t get up!!!I need a clap on,remember that? And a medic alert!To go along with my chia pet,who happens to be aok.Just kidding around or am I.See ya in the funny pages clarabell my pretty.Love Linda Hall p.s. this license thing is no joke,I,m pissed off.I removed mine with no trouble.

Name: Matthew Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-17
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 50 - 74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No, but been in all
Comments:
Hello Paula and All: Hope I'm not butting in here. Just trying to help out. I went to the site and was quite surprised myself about this drivers license stuff. If you go to www.license.shorturl.com you will see a brief article. On the lower right corner, if you scroll down a tad, there is a place to type in your name and state and the drivers license will appear. I just couldn't believe it. If you just type in license.shorturl you will see a listing and you should select the web page mentioned above and follow the same instructions. Thanks, Linda your not the Queen for nothing. Have a good day and weekend. Love, Peace and Happiness to all. Matthew Keenan

Name: Paula Falcone <Pfalc710@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-17
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 Leland Ave.
When did you live there 1964 - 198 something
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no
Comments:
Hi Linda,

On that website what do you go into on there to view your license.

Hope your leg is feeling better.

Paula

Name: LINDA HALL <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-17
Where did you live in Stratton Park yep
When did you live there yep
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yep
Comments:
APPOLIGIES JUST PUT IN licenseShorturl,com,you can omit the http//makes no difference good luck again,This Internet has us all under surveliance.My appoligies as I forget something and have to come back,hope you don,t mind.Love Linda Hall Aug.17,2006

Name: Linda HALL <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-17
Where did you live in Stratton Park yep
When did you live there yep
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yep
Comments:
ATTENTION TYPO IN ADDRESS CONCERNING LICENCE,ONE M IN .COM.http//www.lisense Shorturl.com good luck and all have a good day.Linda Hall

Name: Linda HALL <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-17
Where did you live in Stratton Park yep
When did you live there yep
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yep
Comments:
HELLO,Block your Drivers License.This is upsetting thought I should pass it along.Now you can see your license on the Internet,I just searced for mine and there it was...picture and all !Thanks Homeland Security!Privacy,where is our right to it!I Definitely removed mine,I suggest you all do the same.Just enter your name,City and state to see if yours is on file.After your license comes on the screen,click the box marked "Please Remove".This will remove it from puplic viewing,but not from Law enforcment. http//license Shorturl.comm by for now

Name: John Tell <jt5165@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-17
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1517 Taylor & 1574 Beach
When did you live there '58-'78
Comments:
More an opinion than a trivia question;

"WHO WAS THE GREATEST ARCHER RAM EVER?"

Name: Matt Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-17
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland &1556 Thierot
When did you live there 50 - 74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no, been in & on top of all
Comments:
CATHY: That was Quick. Yes, and "Penny or Pennies" was the nickname for Kenny who I believe lived in the Co-Ops on Thieriot. I just remember him, a tall thin fellow, walking the streets of the neighborhood always looking at his newly acquired pennies checking the dates and putting those he did not want into penny rolls. Good job. Well, now back to the drawing boards for another trivia stomper. Everyone have a great weekend. Love, Peace and Happiness. Matty Keenan

Name: LINDA HALL <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-17
Where did you live in Stratton Park yep
When did you live there yep
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yep
Comments:
SUSAN, You did a great job answering that question for me.You have a good sence of humor and no your not mistaken it was the one and only KENNY STEININGER.He was just doing his thing or should I say his thing was doing.HANGING OUT !!!But not really because as sue said,"it was a fake thing".Thanks Sue,and you have a picture of me and this thing.I have to see this one.That is really funny.Talking about pictures I have a picture of you also.I think it was taken by 102 park.You were very young and pretty with your hair very long.I hope you can see it some time.It,s a very cute picture of you.I also found one of MARIE ELENA this morning,also in the park.Marie your in a pink top,your hair is very black and nicely done.U look also very pretty.Sue as far as my black moon boot goes,another two months.Thanks for asking.By then I will be ready for the nutso ward.O SUE I forgot your in a purple tank top,your favorite color.TO KENNY THANKS FOR BEING A GOOD SPORT!WHAT A GUY!TO ALL THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES LINDA HALL AUG.17,2006


Name: Cathy Merendino <cath458@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-16
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1451 Taylor Avenue
When did you live there 1958-72
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat Yes
Comments:
Matty...the answer to your trivia question MUST be Kenny Penny. That poor guy.

Name: marie (ferracano) riggio <butterflyqueen213@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-08-16
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 beach ave
Comments:
hey sue,
this halloween party that you are talking about, is it the one that mom made ur costume for? the same year a couple went 2 another party as laurel & hardy, one of them, got stuck in the fence? should have told that story to danielle.will tell her,next time i see you 2. bet you still have ur costume!
marie-elena

Name: Sue Sica <babidol21@verizon.net>
Date: 2006-08-16
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1549 Beach Avenue
Comments:
Hi Everyone. Hope is well with ALL OF YOU. So Linda, how long before the black goes away. Sorry to hear that. Anyway Linda I think I may have this one. Was it Kenny Steininger? Because if I'm not mistaken, I have a picture of you holding his fake "you know what" while he was flashing. I think you were dressed as a clown...???? xoxo Sue

Name: LINDA HALL <ladyhawk5@optonlinenet>
Date: 2006-08-16
Where did you live in Stratton Park yep
When did you live there yep
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yep
Comments:
HELLO AGAIN IT IS I THE INJURED ONE!WITH NOTHING TO DO BUT TALK TO YOU THROUGH THIS MAGIC MACHINE,TWO MORE MONTHS TO GO!I AM NOW IN WHAT IS CALLED A MOON BOOT,WHAT A RIOT.It is absolutely black and I mean black,up to my knee.I came out of the doc,s office not knowing I was going to get this contraption,I was dressed in all white.Well needless to say it was a sight to see black on white.Not to worry I will be back.by again I think Im going stir crazy bare with me on this one.MATTY I SEE NOT A ONE YET,BUT I KNOW WHO IT IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ON THE TOPIC OF TRIVIA IM TAKING A LONG SHOT ON THIS ONE BUT I WONDER IF ANYONE REMEMBERS WHO WAS THE FLASHER AT THAT HALLOWEEN PARTY IN THE LATE SEVENTIES AT THE VFW.ANY ONE REMEMBER????

Name: LINDA HALL <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-16
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
TO CLARABELL THE PRETTY,HOPE YOU ARE HAVING FUN!GIVE ALL THOSE CHILDREN OF THE ROUND TABLE A KISS FROM THEIR ANTIE LINDA.YOU ARE LAST BUT NOT LEAST ON MY LIST OF E-MAILS.HELLO TO CATHY M.HOPE THIS FINDS YOU WELL!HELLO TO BETTY HOPE YOU HAVE FUN UP IN THE PRETTY,S HOUSE.AND TO ALL THE REST OF THE GIRLS AND GUYS WHO ALWAYS REMEMBER ME THANKS YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE.LOVE LINDA HALL AND THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES AUG. 16,2006

Name: LINDA HALL <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-16
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
HELLO again been gone for just a few day,s and I see that our one and only MATTY THE MAGNIFICENT,is back in business.I haveing inside information,AND KNOW THE ANSWER,will decline to answer.To our new comers we have a TRIVIA QUESTION GAME going on.So if you know the answer or have a question you feel someone may know or not know and is truth or fiction,put it up on the board.A HELLO TO PAULA,STEPHEN AND I DID NOT KNOW where that AREA CODE WAS FROM,I know now.California that is way a way,hope all is good with you there in sunny CALIFORNIA.MATTY THAT,S A GOOD ONE! I KNOW IKNOW I KNOW NANANANANANNA HAHAHHAHAHHAHA IM TELLEN IM TELLEN IM TELLEN.JUST FUNNIN,LOVE LINDA THANKS AGAIN FOR THE MEMORIES. AUG. 16,2006


Name: Linda Hall <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-16
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
HELLO how are you all doing?I do hope fine.I see we have a couple of new faces to our love thing going on here.That is great. LORI - How are you.I am so glad you found the site.ITS GREAT.I have so many pics. of you in my apt. on Beach Ave.I hope you and your family are all good,give them my best.Those were the days,I had alot of music playing all the time,along with great company.You were among the crew.Remember we all had Farrah hair cuts.How we made that curl I will never know. DENISE-REMEMBER YOU!How could you think I would ever forget you!You were always smiling Denise,no matter what,there was always a smile on the that pretty face of yours cheering us all up.I have a pic. of you too Denise up in my apt.You all were baby sitting while I went to the movies to see,"THE BLUE LAGOON,one nite.I snaped away and got a few of you,I even got Lori that night,and Sal,I even got one of Frank.Any way I never saw "THE BLUE LAGOON,"it was sold out.I saw "THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD," OUCH.My eye,s were shut most of the movie,I remember it as if it were yesterday.TO LORI AND DENISE it is so nice to see your names and here from you.I hope you send my best wishes to all the group as I remember all of you very well.By the way just a thought,was that the same HAlloween PARTY that was at the VFW.I remember you DENISE AND SOMEONE ELSE WENT AS NUNS.You looked like the real thing.I borrowed LORI,S CLOWN costume and ANDY my brother went home and took our brother CLIFF,S SCUBBER DIVING SUIT,THE REAL THING,FLIPPERS AND ALL.He was so hot,he started to undress himself.HE had to go home and change.It was so funny.O well by for now AND THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES LOVE LINDA AUG,16,2006

Name: Paula Falcone <Pfalc710@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-16
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 Leland Ave
When did you live there 1964 - 198 something
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no
Comments:
Lori,

How the hell are you? Yes I am still out in Cali, working my butt off. I should have found this site before I was just in NY at the end of June, would've been great to see you guys.

Denise: How you doing long time no talk. I forgot to get a hold of you when I came in didn't bring my list of numbers. Other than that doing good out here. Tell Anna I said Hello.

Love ya guys,
Paula (Squirt) Think this name will ever die, lol.



Name: Matt Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-16
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 50 - 74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No, been in & on top of all
Comments:
Hello All: Another TRIVIA QUESTION coming your way. But first, I'd like to mention how great it is to see so many new folks on the site rounding out the time span of our enclave. Between friends, parents, brothers sisters and aunts and uncles there seems to be so many interconnections....... Well here is what may be a toughie, I'm not sure. In the early 60's there was a fellow in the neighborhood who had a nickname, in fact, while I think I know his first name I'm not really sure of it. But his nickname was derived from what he seemed to feverishly collect. And what he collected was readilly available to us all except this fellow wanted all of them. A hint of elimination is that you would not find what was collected in the garbage. From what I remember he did not hang out with any group, he was pretty much to himself and his collection. So, what was his nickname and if you know that you will also know what he collected. And, Donald if you are reading this and know the answer hold your horses for a few hours. Only kidding. May you all have Love, Peace and Happiness. Matt Keenan

Name: Denise Cole (schiavone) <niecey562@verizon.net>
Date: 2006-08-15
Where did you live in Stratton Park leland ave
When did you live there 1975-1984
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat YES
Comments:
Hey everyone. I love this web site. I see names I haven't seen in years. LINDA Hall I hope you remember me. I use to hang out with Stephen, Lori Anna Susie Louise Eric etc etc etc. I worked in the palace movie theater for years. Linda you came and hung out with me one night and we drank wine all night. Hey Paula (squirt) how the hell are you??? I love the old days. I sure do miss them. Hey Joe Mac Whatt is up with you. I havent seen you in years. I think it was the Halloween Party when you were the Devil in the Blue Dress. You are great. I was just hanging out with Joy and Anna and Lori this past weekend. We should have some kind of reunion. I miss all of you. I am married now (15 yrs) and I have a beautiful little girl Sara Jane. I married Teddy Cole. He is from the 5 corners. Small world isn't it. Hope everyone is well. It would be great to hear from everyone.

Name: Lori Beatty <Falyn@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-15
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1532 Leland Ave.
When did you live there 1963-1980
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Hello All;

What a great web site. My first time on. They don't make neighborhoods like that anymore. I live on Long Island today w/ my husband a my two little girls. It's beautiful and all, but it's not the Bronx. I still see and keep in touch with my friends. I hung out with Anna Lombardi, Joy Fitzsimons, & Denise Shavione just last Friday night in Country Club.

We had a great crew in the 70's down on Archer St. /White Plains Rd. John Long, Stephen & Andy Hall, Eric Schauer, Phil Gugliemo, Romy & Paula Falcone, Chrissie Basuro, Anna, Susie & Sal Lombardi, Louise Pasenzio, Billy and Mary Rooney, Debbie McSherry, Joe Murphy and the list goes on...


Joe McCormack- Last time I saw you was at the Stones concert 2000? or my wedding? You'll always be my devil with the blue dress on.

Paula aka (Squirt)- What's up? Are you still in Cali.? Tell Romy I said "Hi".

Linda Hall - Where do I begin? The first time I heard Stevie Nick's sultry voice was in your apt. on Taylor (1976) We walked around with feather earrings, berets and suede wine sacks. We thought we were the coolest. I've been a Stevie fan ever since. Thanks for that.

Linda V- You where dating Purple? You're still tight w/ Joy I understand. Ask Muzzy if he remembers accidently taking a birth control pill on Archer St.?

Peace & Love
Lori Beatty Dwyer


Name: Marie-Elena Ferracano Riggio <butterflyqueen213>
Date: 2006-08-14
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 Beach ave.
When did you live there 1959-82
Comments:
Dearest Susan Sica Fasano,
Please forgive me for not sending out a greeting to you, dear old friend. Have been thru too much together, to ever forget you. There are just certain people in life, who are always to
hold a special place in your heart. You know what i mean.
Marie


Name: Marie Ferracano Riggio <butterflyqueen213@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-08-14
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 Beach ave.
When did you live there 1959-82
Comments:
Dear Ann White Metscher,

Once again forgive my brother Pat, for not realizing who you are. this is what happens when you get as OLD as he is. (only joking big brother.)
To Eddie Diehl,
It's nice to see a name i can recall from my childhood. as i said once be4 to ur cousin Hoyt. Your mom & aunts were very special to my mom. it was always a pleasure to see them sitting at my mom's table having coffee & cake.
To Lydia Beatty,
Sorry we couldn't get together last saturday. Please let's try again soon?
Queen Linda,
hope ur getting around o.k.?
To Everybody else, stay safe & be happy, always, Marie

Name: Eddie Diehl <Deadbugged44@aol.Com>
Date: 2006-08-14
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1516 Beach Ave
When did you live there til 1982
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Hey Bobby Roth, your cousin Eddie here, email me when you get a chance. It was good to see Bugs in the pics from the mud bowl, haven't seen him in years. Last I heard Danny Donahue lived in Chicago. Email soon.

Name: Ann White Metscher <Thieriot1500@bell south.net>
Date: 2006-08-13
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1500Thieriot / 1467 Taylor
When did you live there a long time ago
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
hey Pat Ferracano the Whites lived on Thieriot,1500-- aunt Terry and uncle Ed owned the card store on Archer Street between Taylor and Beach. There was a bunch of us "Whites" Me,Ann,Jeanne,Monica,Patty,Mary and Eileen, then Sheila,Eddie,Tommy, Pamela,Jimmy,(passed away 1 year ago)and Matthew. We all went to St. Anthony's...Monica stays in touch with your sister Deena..Lots of
memories yes Stevie the Bungalo Bar Man, Harry's candy store, yes Minnie's too (closer to Thieriot) what about Augies fish market? Come on who else remembers the names of all the stores..Doc Adlers, yes Pete the barber, what about the small fresh vegetable and fruit store by 1803 Archer? Great carrots!!! great neighborhood, hard to find these days

Name: Matt Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-12
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland and 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 50 - 74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No, been in & on top of all
Comments:
Hello John: Let me see if I get this right. I have read all you and others have written about this Hampton Five situation. The way I see it, it seems to be a straight up landlord tenant situation. Strictly a civil matter with no criminal ramifications. The Hampton Five must have been the leaseholders on this vacation house and one evening while out at a local establishment, unbenownst to them, some culprits came by and reeked havoc on this house. Consequently, while being totally innocent, the Hampton Five still had a lessee obligation to keep the premises in good condition and be responsible for any damage, even if caused by some unknown but unsavory characters. Now, since the Hampron Five were outstanding citizens from Stratton Park they most certainly didn't want to abdicate their contractual obligations and did the best the could to make amends to the Landlord. So, the bottom line is that the Hampton Five were really Good Fellas. Sounds good to me, and very believable at that. Have a great day with Love, Peace and Happiness. Matt Keenan

Name: Pat Ferracano <pat526@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-08-12
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 Beach Ave
When did you live there '44 to '73
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat Yes
Comments:
Hello everyone, I've been getting E-mails from people all the time, I recently got an E-mail from Ann (White) Metscher, the name rings a bell, but I can't put a face to
you. I'd love to hear from Marie Norton & Patsy Nazaurvitch
We all grew up at the Paino house 1543 Beach Ave across the street from 1574. Our mother Toni Ferracano passed away May 26th and this site was of great help in contacting people from the "old" neighborhood. Mom had moved from Beach Ave 25 years ago and people still remembered her. Thanks again for all the "heart felt wishes". I've been very busy lately, so I'm a little slow with my responses. If anyone is in the neighborhood of Ft. Lauderdale, I can be contacted at 954-410-8791 anytime!
I recently replaced my computer and have different programs I'm working in so I haven't had a chance to answer the "mail". Love to see or hear from someone from "old" the neighborhood. PAT FERRACANO


Name: Matt Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-12
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 50-74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no, been in & on top of all
Comments:
Hello Donald: Good to see you on board. Mrs. Donohue, 2d grade. Great answer. That was Easy. I'm sure your brother Tommy and I were threatened more than once with that "oatmeal gun". While never seeing it, us 6 year olds really believed it and the "oatmeal gun" must have worked, we didn't dare have it get out of that drawer so we shut our little traps. Tell your brother Tom I said Hello and hope all is well with you all. Have a good day and Love, Peace and Happiness. Matty

Name: Don Diehl <desd44@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-12
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1516 Beach Avenue
When did you live there 54 - 75
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
To answer Matt's Trivia question:

The teacher was Mrs. Donohue and she had an oatmeal gun.

Name: John Tell <jt5165@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-12
Comments:
Eureka...!!!....I figured it out....

The site considered the name of the ex wife of a famous folk singer spam!!!!

Name: John Tell <jt5165@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-12
Comments:
The house of the ex wife of a famous folk singer was in sorry shape, the most glaring being the forty foot flag pole sitting half INSIDE, half OUTSIDE the house penetrating the dining room wall...

In my opinion the HAMPTON FIVE were the victims in these heinous acts of vandalism, the HAMPTON FIVE were all at "THE KNOTTY KNEE"(a local disco owned by Big John Burkes' guru "Chico") during the tainted bash induced acts of mayhem...<:~)


The HAMPTON FIVE were eventually sued for FIVE THOUSAND dollars (at that time a huge sum)by the ex wife of a famous folk singer...they came up with a raffle along with the "Free The Hampton Five "T-shirts to raise the funds, unfortunately I'm pretty sure they fell short of their goal <:~( ...

All in all it was a pretty "cool" summer...<:~)



Name: John Tell <jt5165@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-12
Comments:
It all began with a "bash" gone bad, some still believe it was spiked with a hallucinogen...there was a craziness in the air that night the likes of which had been unseen before by this eye witness...for legal, moral, and ethical considerations I won't name the culprits responsible for the dastardly deeds until the previously mentioned fifty year time limit has elapsed...



Name: John Tell <jt5165@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-12
Comments:
Cathy and Linda...I tried to post the story about the HAMPTON FIVE and the site won't allow me...SPAM NOT ACCEPTED"...arggg....I will try and post it piece meal...

that frightful night on Bay Avenue in a town known as Hampton Bays, the HAMPTON FIVE gained their place in history among the notorious of the Twentieth Century...



Name: Matt Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-12
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 50 -74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no, been in & on top of all
Comments:
TRIVIA Again. Lets' go from the "Hampton 5's" (Great name for a band or movie) young adulthood back to St. Anthony's childhood. In order to encourage discipline there was a teacher who would threaten to shoot her misbehaved students with a gun. While, actually never seeing it she was known to go to her desk drawer and as she was opening the drawer with the threat that if we weren't good she would shoot us with her?????gun. Who was the teacher and what type of gun did she allegedly have in her desk. You all , have a great weekend, Love, Peace and Happiness. Matty Keenan

Name: Cathy Merendino <cath458@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-11
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1451 Taylor Avenue
When did you live there 1956-72
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat Yes
Comments:
JOHN TELL...tell Linda and the others the story behind the Hampton Five. I just kinda know the broad tale, and anyway, Linda is right...you and Jimmy Carolan really know how to tell a story. All I know is that my brother was innocent. Buggsy was just telling me that a raffle was held to help the Five out but he couldn't recall the prize. He came to the conclusion that it was a basket of cheer. Do you know?

Cathy

Cathy

Name: Linda Hall <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-11
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
JOHN - That was a good one,but I was looking for a great story by you,just came on and no story!O well thats the way the cookie crumbles.JOHN you did give some hints with the picnic,I just was unable to get back to you on it. I figured out Cathy,s brother and that was about it.There were so many to pick from.
Anyway can,t wait for your next story. You and Jimmy
do great trivia questions.By again THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES

Name: linda hall <landyhawk@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-11
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
LYDIA hello yes I am Stephen Hall,s sister.How are you?I hope fine.Yes Lydia Stephen and Laurie were an item for a long time. I was just looking at some old pictures.I found many pictures of Laurie,I liked her so.So did Stephen!!!I hope you will send her my regards and tell her I think of her often.THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES LINDA HALL AUG.11,2006

Name: John Tell <JT5165@AOL.COM>
Date: 2006-08-11
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1517 Taylor & 1574 Beach
When did you live there '57-'77
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Okay the suspense has gone on long enough...the HAMPTON FIVE were;
1.(Big)John Burke 2.Al(Slip) Mahoney 3.Tommy(Tiger) Savage, 4.Dennis(The Little King) Meade and 5.John(Doc)Doherty...

Name: Lydia <Lydia58@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-11
When did you live there 1532 Leland Ave
Comments:
Linda Hall, Are you Stephen Hall's sister? If so, I'm Lori Beatty's sister. They used to date. How's he doing?

Name: Marie (Ferracano) Riggio <butterflyqueen213@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-08-10
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 Beach ave
When did you live there 1959-92
Comments:
hello old & new friends.

hey linda & Matt, hope u guys are writing down all the trivia q & a stories.maybe get a s/p/ trivia page added to this site.
Linda, hope ur not scratching inside that cast & staying off that leg.
it is also great to see a new name, but an old friend on this page. its been too many years Lydia. hope u r well.
to all my old & new dear friends, stay safe , as always
re

Name: LINDA HALL <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-10
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
JOHN-MY INSIDE FRIEND WAS TONY BARBATO,BIG VIN,S BROTHER IN LAW.THEY ALL SEND THERE REGARDS.TONY HAD VINNY ON THE PHONE.VINNY DID HIS BEST WITH HIS RECALL.I APPRECIATE ALL HIS HELP.HOPEFULLY WE WILL SEE THEM AGAIN,THANKS TONY FOR ALL YOUR HELP AND THE SAME TO BIG VIN. I can hardly wait for this one!!!!sounds like an oldie but a goodie.

Name: John Tell <JT5165@AOL.COM>
Date: 2006-08-10
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1517 Taylor & 1574 Beach
When did you live there '57-'77
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Bobby Roth...good to hear from you...as you probably know your cousin Tommy Diehl is married to my cousin Susan Lacey...<:~)

Linda...you have one of the FIVE...Big John...you are close with Cathy Merindino but it isn't her hubby Bugsy...

<hint>...two of the FIVE were at the Congers picnic and their pictures are posted on this site...

Name: John Tell <JT5165@AOL.COM>
Date: 2006-08-10
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1517 Taylor & 1574 Beach
When did you live there '57-'77
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Bobby Roth...good to hear from you...as you probably know your cousin Tommy Diehl is married to my cousin Susan Lacey...<:~)

Linda...you have one of the FIVE...Big John...you are close with Cathy Merindino but it isn't her hubby Bugsy...

<hint>...two of the FIVE were at the Congers picnic and their pictures are posted on this site...

Name: LYDIA BEATTY <LYDIA58@OPTONLINE.NET>
Date: 2006-08-10
Where did you live in Stratton Park LELAND AVE
When did you live there 1958-1981
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat ?
Comments:
I would love to hear from anybody in old neighborhood. I still stay in touch with some of the old folk: Marla Weiss, Chris (Packy)Trudden, Kitten Trudden-Butler, Michael Butler, etc.

Name: LINDA HALL <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-10
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
JOHN - That was fun,as I have said ,"being layed up here with not much to do".I must keep my foot up as much as possible.My inside information comes from a source of many places,and wish to remain silent.I have to say again glad to have my trusted computer by my leg!!! Any way this informaion comes not one hundred percent,as sources have reported.Again you and Jimmy have such great stories!!!Say hello to your pretty wive for me and tell her next party we will certainly talk.By again Linda Hall Aug.10,2006

Name: Bobby Roth <rroth9@nc.rr.com>
Date: 2006-08-10
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 Taylor Avenue
When did you live there 1960 - 1985
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Wow! Now there is another familiar name. Tommy Curly is married to my cousin Karen Tanner Curly. Frankie is married to Ellen who is related to the Tells.


Name: linda hall <linda hall>
Date: 2006-08-10
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
JOHN- my inside information has just arrivied,I may have the names of the famous five.I just feel like I am ruining your story by saying what may be right,o well it is a trivia.BIG JOHN,who I suspected when you said it was an older bunch of guys.TOMMY CURLY and his brother FRANK,last but not least and it makes sence my oldest and dearest buddy MAYOR RICK,and of course Bugs M. CATHY,S OTHER HALF.

Name: linda hall <linda hall>
Date: 2006-08-10
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
JOHN WORKING ON THIS,MAY HAVE ONE OR TWO OF THE HAMPTON FIVE,I AT LEAST KNOW ONE.CATHY,S HUSBAND BUGS M.IS THAT ONE?

Name: John Tell <JT5165@AOL.COM>
Date: 2006-08-10
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1517 Taylor & 1574 Beach
When did you live there '57-'77
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Linda...sorry all those people you guessed could easily have been one of the notorious HAMPTON FIVE, but they weren't...<:~)...

The HAMPTON FIVE were a little bit older...

Name: linda hall <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-10
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
JOHN-- How about some names here.We have JOHN YOU, JIMMY, I am taking a guess Donald ,Bobby KELLY,UMM JOHN Ditombe,not sure of spelling of his last name,I wonder how he is by the way? How about Stanley M.,Kevin Burke had to be in on this one,you guys were alway together. I just can,t see Jack C. in one of those shirts,or can I? May be GG.Quinn.Well just a couple of wild quesses!HAD SOME FUN,can,t wait to see who the famous five were.

Name: linda hall <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-10
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
JOHN- great question but I myself do not have a clue.I am patiently waiting for the answer and most likely a great story behind the HAMPTON FIVE. I must say MATTY THE MAGMIFICENT, you did good,and beat me to the punch on that one!But what about NCAAB HAMPTON PIRATES,HAMPTON LIGHTING AND LAMPS/CHANDLIERS AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST THEY HAVE A HAMPTON FIVE CHILLI CONTEST GOING ON AS WE SPEAK.JIMMY you must be one of the five.If not you know the story behind the shirt.I am just taking a guess.Jimmy give my best to Pat,a lovely girl,and a real beauty she hasen,t changed a bit.She is a real doll.By again,THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES LINDA HALL AUG 10,2006

Name: John Tell <JT5165@AOL.COM>
Date: 2006-08-10
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1517 Taylor & 1574 Beach
When did you live there '57-'77
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Jimmy...very good...I shoulda known you would have gotten this...your brother "Rob" may be a bit too young to have gotten the answer to this Q ...<:~)

I'll wait and see if anyone else can come up with the names of the "Hampton Five" before I spill the beans...<:~)

It was either the flag pole through the side of the house or perhaps the painting of the carpeting that caused the landlord to become a tad upset...

I still think to this day that somebody spiked the bash with a hallucenagin that frightful night...my suspect shall remain nameless until fifty years have elapsed(on this venue anyway)...<:~)



Name: John Tell <JT5165@AOL.COM>
Date: 2006-08-10
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1517 Taylor & 1574 Beach
When did you live there '57-'77
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Matty...nice try, but no cigar...<:~)...

The "Hampton Five" I refer to were all denizens of the neighborhood...

They even had a T-shirt used as a fund raiser,it had "FREE THE HAMPTON FIVE" on the front...boy I wish I still had one of those babies now...<:~)

Name: Jimmy Carolan <jim.car@suscom.net>
Date: 2006-08-10
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1431 White Plains Rd
When did you live there 1951- 1975
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No
Comments:
John,

I hope your "Hampton Five" posting stops with the naming of infamous signatures on the Bay Avenue rental contract.

I seem to recall a few other "incidents" from that summer. One in particular that included eggs, a razor, shaving cream and a lot of laughs. Enough said on that, back to the original topic.

A lethal combination of a "Bash", some hallucenagins and a pain in the ass landlord were the contibuting factors to some home remodeling. A flagpole, garden hose, paint and a small fire were involved with the net results a "raffle" to offset damages.

As for the actual names, I am pretty sure I know them all however; I will step aside and see if somebody comes up with them.

Jimmy Carolan

Name: Matt Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-10
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 50-74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no, but in & on top of all
Comments:
Hey there John: I guess this is an interesting trivia question with a heck of a story behind it and I don't have a clue. But, I have an answer actually 3 that would be correct but also wrong. 1. Hampton University has a school of business with an MBA program called the "Hampton Five. 2. You can purchase for $949 a drawer dresser called the "Hampton Five". It's a hardwood maple veneer and comes in white, Navy, Red and Natural, an extra $150 bucks for shipping. 3. Finally, there is the "Hampton Five" five mile road run. Hey, I tried. Look forward to the answer and especially the story behind these five. Have a good day to all. Love, Peace and Happiness. Matty

Name: John Tell <JT5165@AOL.COM>
Date: 2006-08-09
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1517 Taylor & 1574 Beach
When did you live there 57-77
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
A trivia question...

Who were the Hampton Five...?...

And to what did they owe their "infamy"...<:~)

Name: marie (ferracano) riggio <butterflyqueen213@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-08-09
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 beach ave
When did you live there 1959-82
Comments:
hello Bobby Roth,
so glad to see you back on the message board. i remember ur uncle johnny real well.he was always a gentleman,greeting everybody, while listening to his radio. i also slightly remember ur grandmother, when we were little. she stood in front of the building sometimes, too.she was a tiny woman,childsize.my mom use to say hello to her all the time. hope u enjoy ur family reunion. stay safe old friend & to all my new friends too.
marie

Name: Bobby Roth <rroth9@nc.rr.com>
Date: 2006-08-08
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 Taylor Avenue
When did you live there 1960 - 1985
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Okay guys and girls the silent one finally speaks again. By the way I am pretty sure Stevie was an artist of some kind - either sculpting or painting as I kind of remember the conversations we had. Did you know before Stevie ran off to either Florida or vacationing in Greece he use to hang out at the pizza place on Westchester Ave by the circle a couple of doors up from the OTB. I use to see him there and did not recgonize him because he was out of the white uniform. Been reading this site hours on end and I would say I know about 98% of you wonderful people. I will be getting some pictures together as I ascend into the mountain in the attic. A big hello to Mike Bulter, Kitten and your famlies,
Stella I use to work with John in the laundry and remember the pizza lucnhes and yourself like it was yesterday. My mom Eleanor use to hang with Camela (remember 10-4 Tony) Linda I remember you as well as Tom Keenan and the Tells, the Schweers and all of you to numerous to mention. (would have to type for hours to get everybody). Marie Ferracano hope all is well with you. Well you will be hearing from me a little more as I converse with my brothers Richie and Hoyt and get some more pictures together. We are first cousins to the Diehl's and someone had also asked about my Uncle John, that was the friendly guy that wore glasses, talked to everyone, always carried his radio listening to the ballgame. he passed on about 15 years ago and someone also asked about my cousin Dale Ohrnberger, she passed on some years back also, otherwise eveyone is okay but scattered. I live in North Carolina and will be visiting New York alittle more often. Hoping for the reunion that we would make a football field look lost. Take care till next time.

Name: jimmy kelly <jameskelly48@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-08-08
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1541 White Plains Road
When did you live there 48-74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no
Comments:
Lortta Burke, Tried to e-mail you, would not go through. E-mail me and i'll get back to you.

Name: Martin Walsh <strikemepinkifidontthink.com>
Date: 2006-08-08
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1803 Archer, 1530 Beach, 1803 Guerlain
When did you live there 1936-58
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat Yes
Comments:
Last time I wrote here I said I wasn't going to send in any more crime news from the nabe. I'm making an exception today because Guerlain St. is special to me. 1803, where I lived for about fourteen years, is the only address between Beach and Taylor Aves. It's actually part of 1574 Beach. Anyway I react when I see it. The NY Post today says there was a home invasion on Taylor near Guerlain. Two armed men broke in on two women and took cash and a necklace and took off. NFI. Naturally the paper said it happened in "Parkchester" but what do they know? They always do that. Their geography is pretty shaky.

Name: linda hall <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-08
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
TOM , You may be right,I am not one hundred percent sure as I was asked to put up the question.But Im sure he did one or the other,if not both.It makes sense.I am only glad I can respond in kind,as I am still hold up here.I only hope when this leg heals I can still be a life support to the site!Hello to John and Jimmy where are you guys?We miss all your great stories!A very good friend of mine escorted me to the old neighborhood on Sunday.I was impressed,the place looks like it has made a bit of a come back.I saw no gangs hanging out on street corners blasting music,or any thing distubing all looked good.The puplic school building was made bigger.It now extends into the park,making the ball field smaller.The park as we remember it is a bit different.I saw changes made inside the park itself,baby swings have been moved to another spot.O well in just a week or two you will see for yourself,as our good friend Matty K.has taken over a hundred pictures bringing us up to date and back to where it all began in STRATTON PARK.Much thanks to Matty as his determination and dedication to keeping this site alive is to be applauded.THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES LINDA HALL AUG,8,2006

Name: tom heckler <tommyh1@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-08
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1435 taylor ave
When did you live there 1950-72
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
If my memeory holds up i could swear that he told me so long ago that in the winter he would go to florida and do the same as he did up here sell ice cream form another truck he had down there

Name: Linda Hall <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-07
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
WELL, WELL, WELL, MATTY YOU MUST HAVE SOME CONTACTS OUT THERE IN THE FOREST. I AM VERY SUURPRISED. SO THE LADIES AND I HAVE DECIDED THAT YOUR PRIZE IS TO LET YOU BACK INTO THE KINGDOM. WELCOME BACK MATTY THE MAGNIFICENT. WE WILL ALSO GIVE YOU A JOB AT THE ROYAL GUARD. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES. LINDA

Name: matt keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-07
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 50 - 74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no
Comments:
Hello Marie-Elena: Thanks for the clue. However, I respectfully request that Linda, Madam Lady Hawk, who posed the question give me the official answer. I am patient and can wait. From my worldly experience and contacts the reports are flying in. People from Greece and Italy are heavy into the restaurant business. So, I will guess, based on my reliable sources from the Food and Drug Administration that Stevie enhanced his ice cream desert business with being a chef. Linda, please advise. Have, a great day. Love, Peace and Happiness. Matty

Name: Marie-Elena (Ferracano) Riggio <butterflyqueen213@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-08-07
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 Beach ave
When did you live there 1959-82
Comments:
To Sir Matt Of Thieriot
Good try, but he was not a mason or boilerman. queen Linda, said you wouldn't give up.here's another clue.it was a trade he
chopped away at in greece, as a young man. not that any of us remember Stevie being young! lady re


Name: clsaire scanlon <claire5075@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-08-07
Where did you live in Stratton Park beach ave
When did you live there 50-77
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat ya
Comments:
Yes john Sam was as you know one of a kind. Stories nobody would believewe know about him thanks for playing. Come on i know you have a ???Hello to your family. claire

Name: matt keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-07
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 50-74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no, in and on top of all
Comments:
Now , that since my last message others popped up, I know the place was Florida, excluding babes and boilers. While I'm waiting for the field reports to come in, I'm gonna go for a long shot guess here. How about that he was in the masonry field such as concrete or brick laying. If not, I'll keep trying. Love, Peace and Happiness. Matt Keenan

Name: Matt Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-07
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland and 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 50-74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no, in and on top of all
Comments:
O.K. Ladies of the Round Table: As far as I know I have been banished from this kingdom but I am game. A clue of Hot could be a hot place like the Equator, a hot place like a boiler room, or hot encounter with a hot babe. I have called in my CSI, FBI, CIA and IRS. Don't have much to work with but I'm trying. Have a good evening and hey, what's the prize here. Comomon make it worth my while, whaddya say, huh. Love, Peace and Happiness. Matt Keenan

Name: Marie-Elena (Ferracano) Riggio <butterflyqueen213@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-08-07
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 Beach ave
When did you live there 1959-82
Comments:
hey Kenny,
you are correct, Stevie did go to Florida, every winter, but do you have any idea what he did for a living? he did this even be4, he became "OUR" ice cream man. how we all drove that poor man crazy. changing our minds on which ice cream we wanted.
I was never allowed ices. My mom knowing Steve for many years, confided in him,never to sell me ices. mom had some crazy ideas, about how unclean some of the ices were made. so steve for years,would never sell them to me. i had to get Lisa Luciano to buy ices for me.then 1 day, he saw Lisa hand me the ices after that, he would let me get an ice as long as "mama" as he use to call her, wasn't around. god bless that man, what we all put him thru.

Name: Marie-Elena (Ferracano) Riggio <butterflyqueen213@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-08-07
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 Beach ave
When did you live there 1959-82
Comments:
to Matt,
Linda& I had to give u a hint.after all you gave lots of hints for your trivia question. i have to admit, i gave Queen Linda the info on Stevie/bungalow ice cream. My (much) older brother Junior/Vince, use to ride on Stevie's truck, assisting Steve (it was a way to meet & talk to the girls)many, many years ago. he kept in touch with him for some years, after vince went off to his military career. So, for all of you who always wondered where Steve went off to every sept. here's your chance to guess.Thank-you Queen Linda for my new title. i am proud to be part of your royal kingdom. as always,satay safe..LADY MARIE

Name: Kenny Doyle <bronxboy57@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-08-07
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1574 Beach Ave
When did you live there 1957-1978
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
I believe when not delivering ice cream Stevie was retired in Fla. On a side note, did some partying with Crazy Eddie, thought he was harmless. Guess not! Gee you think you know someone.

Name: LINDA HALL <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-07
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
MARIE Hello how are ya?You see how much more responsibility you have when your laid up and have to stay off of your feet.Your request is but a mere asking and done.What is it you like LADYMARIE,PRINCES MARIE,HOW ABOUT THE DUTCHES MARIE.All kidding aside it was nice to see you again,hope all is well with you and your,s.MATTY, MARIE is right Stevie was in a very hot location.I mean hot!But what was he doing???? It is very interesting after selling ice cream all summer.O well again by and THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES.LINDA HALL AUG.7,2006


Name: Marie-Elena (Ferracano) Riggio <butterflyqueen213@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-08-07
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 & 1543 Beach ave
When did you live there 1959-82
Comments:
hello Queeen Linda.
Hope all is well? don't know where we could get you, gold crutches.Am willing to be considered a countess or dutchess of Stratton Park.or how about "lady Marie"? What do you think Linda? after all the Ferracano's are an old Stratton Park family, as far back as 1943.maybe we should tell Matt that he is very close about Stevie (warm weather)
Kenny Doyle, welcome back. it's so good to hear from you & Michael Butler. Kenny, some of us do recall your "dating-days", also you "Matchmaking days" have to admit, you were good with your pairing certain people together. they were some great times....to everyone else, Old & New Dear Friends, stay safe, as always,,Marie


Name: matt keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-07
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 50 - 74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no, but been in all
Comments:
Hello there Linda: I don't have a clue about Stevie, but I'll take a wild guess. Duringthe winter Stevie took his truck down south and sat on the beach and had pina colado's on a stick. Thanks for your compliments. Take care. Love, Peace and Happiness. Mattthew Keenan

Name: John Tell <JT5165@AOL.COM>
Date: 2006-08-07
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1517 Taylor & 1574 Beach
When did you live there '57-'77
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Matty....great question...I too never took note of that plaque... "hidden" right there out in the open...<:~)

Claire... could the answer to your question be Sam Simpson(although I don't remember him being identified by those names)...I know a few other names he was called but this is a family bulletin board....<:~)

Name: LINDA HALL <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-07
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
TRIVIA QUESTION-VERY SIMPLE ANSWER. What did Stevie the ice cream man do in the winter and where did he do it? On other note I was just telling a friend of mine about CRAZY EDDIE,and the fact I had called him a perv.They just told me,"I had better be careful,I could get sued." I am stil laughing because they told me a story about LIBERACE.A newspaper reported that he was a homosexual,LIBERACE sued the paper and won the law suit.HELP I need a lawyer.Matty that means you the man.OK by again.THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES. LINDA HALL AUG.7 2006


Name: Linda Hall <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-07
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
HELLO,How are all of my old and new friends?I do hope fine and dandy!To MATTY THE MAGNIFICENT that was a great question and all did such a great job at figuring out the answer.Hip HIP HORAY,girl,s you all did good.I saw a lot of team work going on there.What a find,and right under our noses.That was a lot of fun!PAULA,I have to say you are a great girl,pushing that guy in the dryer was just what he needed,but I wonder if he has learned a lesson or two or just keeps his strange behavior up.I hope you are still contemplating CLAIRES TRIVIA I myself have figured it out,and conveyed it to CLAIRE.Just throw out some names you may get lucky.O well running out of things to say,so off I go.I will return.THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES. LINDA HALL


Name: Paula Falcone <Pfalc710@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-07
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 Leland Ave
When did you live there 1964 - 198 something
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no
Comments:
Linda,

I really did push him into one, lol. And the thought that he is actually still around and doing tattoos on people is a very scary one, remind never to get a tattoo in Throggs Neck, lol. But your right we should pray for him (I think).

Paula

Name: Pat <jdelsav@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-07
Where did you live in Stratton Park taylor, archer
When did you live there 42-67
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Matt, Regina and Cathy,
That trivia question really had me thinking. In fact it had me dreaming of the old neighborhood. Regina and Cathy led me to St. Anthony's and trees. I had been thinking of memorial plaques and flag poles.
In all the years I went there I don't remember seeing or hearing about the memorial plaque or the trees. Thanks for the info and the fun trivia.
Pat

Name: Matthew Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-07
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland and 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 50 - 74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no, but been in & on top of all
Comments:
Hello Again: Monday, Monday, so good to me and hope to all of you. As an addendum to my last note regarding the clues for the WW II memorial. The other street whose first syllable was relevent was Saint from Saint Lawrence which was a cue for two reasons. First, it would be for Saint Anthony's and second for Saint Lawrence or vice a versa. Arch,Rose, Beach and even White would have been good selections but not fit into the other clues. Have a great week. Love, Peace and Happiness. Matt Keenan

Name: Matt Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-06
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland and 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 50-74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No, been in & on top of all
Comments:
Hello to All and Cathy, Pat and Regina: Well you guys have certainly did a lot of work. However, I have a slight dilemma which I can also easily rectify, by giving the prize to two people which is five (5) raffle tickets for the 2007 mud bowl to each. Cathy you were clever to get the trees as being what the memorial is and Pat you got the place. Regina, the convent gardens were not around in 1943 so I'm sorry to say that while very, very close Pat's answer was precise. Now, how do I know this. The only way to explain it is for you to go to page 3 of the pictures. There is a picture of Mnsgr. Ford at the 1971 graduation. Maximize that picture and on the right side border just under the No Parking sign and on the wall just to the left of the principals office window you will see a flat grey stoned plaque which on it is inscripted the following: These trees planted in tribute to the men and women of this parish in the service of our country World War II, May 1943, Rev. A Burriesci Pastor. I has seen this several weeks ago when I was taking pictures of the entire neighborood and all the local high schools most of us attended. The picture of the plaque will be part of the 300 picture photo array I plan to submit this week. I certainly will have a different perspective when I see these trees and know their intent and meaning. I also, have come to realize, as a dear friend pointed out, that there are things we pass every day and fail to notice. How is it that I went to that school and church for 8 plus years and never observed what was so observable. I'm sure our neighborhood had many men and women, Dads, Moms, Sisters, Brothers and Granpas and Grandmas too for whom these trees were planted. And there service also interupted the daily life of those who remained back home in Stratton Park. And we can be certain that there were many candles lit for those men in women within the confines of the Church. Those trees now stand taller than the church itself, and rightfully so. God bless them for their service during a most trying time for our wonderful community. As a final note, I will have to stand corrected on one final technicality. I was able to double check and found out that the number of tree surrounding the school and church is 6 not five. There are four on Saint Lawrence and Two on Mansion. You guys did a great job and I hope that all knowing about this tribute will derive some special meaning as it did for me. Our legacy is forever growing. Thanks again, it was fun for me and I hope it was for you. Finally, Linda Hall thanks for your prodding and insistence and of course thanks for having such an appropriate screen name, Lady Hawk, a name that helped create some interesting clues. Take care all, have a great day and week. And, Oh by the way, my last clue from last night or early this morning was that it was Sunday and not to forget to go to Church. Love, Peace and Happiness. Matt Keenan

Name: Pat <jdelsav@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-06
Where did you live in Stratton Park taylor, archer
When did you live there 42-67
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
I think the convent trees were a later addition. Maybe its the trees on the perimeter of the church and school. I will read the clues again later.

Name: regina buckley emilio <122853@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-06
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1517 Taylor
When did you live there 53-75
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
okay, i was spammed again, so here is my final answer, if it's not the grotto, how about the convent gardens. plenty of trees. my parents were both interested in history and i think we would have heard something about this memorial through the years, otherwise, i give up. will check in later to see other answers. that is if this gets accepted this time. talk to yu later. regina

Name: Cathy Merendino <cath458@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-06
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1451 Taylor Avenue
When did you live there 1958-72
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat Yes
Comments:
Ok, Regina and others...let's try to solve Matt's riddle before he gets back tonight.. Looks to me like the number of trees is five (looking at Lady Hawk's full name, along with Matt's hint). Matt also told us that two pics are on this site on pages that are less then the number of trees, so we need to concentrate on pages 1-4. (Please check out my assumptions here, because I don't want to be leading anyone astray). Regina, like you, my best guess is that it is somehow related to St Anthony's...probably that garden between the church and rectory, but I do have my Doubt (lol). I'm looking at the first syllables of the remaining Stratton Park streets. Arch (Archer) might relate to that garden (the archways), or rose (Rosedale) (is it a rose garden?), or St. (St Lawrence). I actually walked around the neighborhood this morning and visited my mom-in-law. I came back pretty sure that it must be Wood Park (near the Cross Bronx Expressway), but when I came home and reread the hints, I realized that it wasn't the answer. I actually spoke to a man sitting on a bench in the St Anthony garden and asked if he knew of any place with trees that was a tribute to the veterans...he had no idea except for some place at the five corners which is certainly NOT part of the Stratton Park neighborhood. Don't worry, if I had figured out the answer from my visit, I would have withdrawn from this guessing game. OK, I'm done. There are still some other streets that I have not taken into account; maybe others can make those streets make sense and lead to another good guess. Regina...Pat...Loretta...Your Majesty Lady Hawk...Claie...others...Good Luck!

Name: matt Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-06
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 50 -74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No, but been in & on top of all
Comments:
Hello Cathy, Regina and Pat and All: I needed to correct my message slightly because it could throw you off track and you are on track. In my last message I mistakenly referred to Pat instead of Regina. Pat, sorry you are not hot, hot, Regina you are hot, hot and you and Cathy should have a pow-wow under a tree some place and figure this out. To be perfectly honest in the last message I also came right out and just about told you where the tribute is.
Cathy, as far as your last response, you are good and still hot on the trail. Let's make a deal. Just name the place and how many and I will forgo the part about what tells us about this tribute and will reveal where those words are written when we are done. I'll be back later on this evening. So long. Love, Peace and Happiness.

Name: Cathy Merendino <cath458@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-06
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1451 Taylor Ave
When did you live there 1958-72
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Matt,

I looked at the pictures you referred to (pg 9)...so I guess the tribute is in the St Lawrence area. Matt, you are the spit and image of your dad.

Cathy

Name: Matt Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-05
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 50 - 74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No, been in & on top of all
Comments:
Hello there all: Loretta and Pat, this tribute has to fall within the boundaries of Tremont And Wood and White Plains and Noble. So, while there may be a tribute at these outside locations it is beyond Queen Ladyhawk's boundaries.

Cathy you are so very hot, hot, hot. But we all new that already. You just confirmed it. A tree is a great answer, but how many trees. Look at Lady Hawks full name. What is the other first syllable street name that will partially provide the answer to where this tribute is. You just guessed Tree from Tremont which means we can also eliminate Wood and the place where Queen Lady Hawk perches on her throne. So there is another stret name whose first syllable will help define the location. And, how would anyone, even I, know that a particular tree or trees were planted and be a tribute. So, we are looking for the number of trees and where they are located and what would let us know that these trees were a tribute to the men and women serving in WW II.

Pat your proper jurisdictional guess was hot, hot but not as hot, hot hot as Cathy's. Maybe you should team up. Remember, the site is depicted in two photo's on the photo pages. To help you out it would be in the number of pages that are less than the number of trees. I think you guys can figure this out. You are doing a great job. Where are the men on this one? I can only be on line for a few minutes in the morning but will be back on Sunday evening to check out any new answers. Remember all the clues have significance. It's gonna be a beautiful Sunday, don't forget to go to church, and enjoy. Love, Peace and Happiness. Matt Keenan

Name: loretta <lrtburke>
Date: 2006-08-05
Where did you live in Stratton Park white plains rd
When did you live there way back
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no
Comments:
hi i think the answer to your question is van nest ave there was a small park near st domonics let me know

Name: loretta <lrtburke>
Date: 2006-08-05
Where did you live in Stratton Park white plains rd
When did you live there way back
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no
Comments:
hi i think the answer to your question is van nest ave there was a small park near st domonics let me know

Name: Cathy Merendino <cath458@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-05
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1451 Taylor Avenue
When did you live there 1956-72
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Matt,

Based on the two-word avenue, East Tremont..., better known as Tremont, and in light of your various clues, is the tribute perhaps a TREE planted in commemoration of our WWII service people?

Cathy Merendino

Name: regina buckley <rme122853@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-05
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1517 Taylor
When did you live there 1953-1975
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
last message was refused said i was spam. will try again. is it one of the little parks through the neighborhood. there is also a ltitle park with a statue near the chruch of St. Dominic's but tha it outside the perimeter of streets. what about the grotto behind st. Anthony's otherwise i am stumped.

Name: Matt Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-05
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 50-74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No, been in & on top of all
Comments:
Pat: You are a real trooper. To answer your question, I'd have to say no. So, you just eliminated two Streets. Read my whole last message. In almost every sentence there are clues but you have to be clever and use your imagination. This is a toughie. Also, I just realized that two of the streets have two words in their name. One of those streets is more commonly known by the second word. The other street is commonly known by using both words. So, look at the commonly known street names of all the streets and the first syllable in two of the now 13 or so street names will help greatly. For example, since we already eliminated Noble Field and there is a Noble Avenue, the first syllable of that street name would be No. So, the word no does not have any relationship to the solution. You just eliminated guerl and goo Looking over the list of street names I am happy to inform you that another street name can be added to the list. So there are now three street names where the first syllables along with the other clues will identify not only the place but what the tribute actually is. Again, read my message to Majesty Lady Hawk. The answer with the clues is there. Thanks for hanging in there. Any other takers. Have a good evening. Love, Peace and Happiness. Matt Keenan.

Name: Linda HALL <ladyhawd5@optonline. net>
Date: 2006-08-05
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
HELLO PAULA I JUST CAME BACK ON TO SEE HOW ARE TRIVIA QUESTIONS ARE GOING.I SEE YOU WERE ASKING FOR ME .THANKS I DID GET YOUR MESSAGE.I WILL PASS IT ON.PAULA I HAVE TO TELL YOU THAT WAS THE BEST LAUGH I HAD IN A LONG TIME.YOU ACTUALLY PUSHED CRAZY INTO A DRYER,GOOD FOR YOU.I LIKE THAT,IT COULDN,T OF HAPPENED TO A NICER GUY,WHAT A CREEPY FELLOW!!! HE DESERVED IT WITHOUT A DOUBT. BUT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO PRAY FOR THESE PEOPLE.WHAT DO YOU THINK?IT SEEMS AS THOUGH HE WAS TORTURING A LOT OF THE GIRLS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.I HEARD HE IS NOW DOING TATOOS UP IN THE THROGS NECK AREA.O MY DEAR LORD IMAGINE,WHAT HE IS CAPABLE OF DOING.THAT IS SO SCARY! WELL THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES.LOL LINDA HALL AUG.5,2006

Name: Pat <jdelsav@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-05
Where did you live in Stratton Park taylor and Archer
When did you live there 42-67
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Matt,
Are the 2 streets that should give me a significant clue Guion and Guerlain?
Pat

Name: Paula Falcone <Pfalc710@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-05
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 Leland Avenue
When did you live there 1964 - 198 something
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No
Comments:
Linda,

I e-mailed you my phone number to give to Stephen looking forward to hearing from him.



Name: Paula Falcone <Pfalc710@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-05
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 Leland Avenue
When did you live there 1964 - 198 something
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no
Comments:
Joe: Crazy Eddie of all people he drove me crazy, funny story with him he came to my house one day with a bunch of albums and gave them to me then had the nerve to ask my mom if he could marry me, she just about killed the guy, lol.

That guy used to follow me around the neighborhood, I had to push him into a dryer in the laundermat. Roy used to protect me from him he always told him he would kill him if he came near me.

That's my story about our local nut.



Name: Matt Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-05
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland and 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 50-74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no, been in & on top of all
Comments:
To Queen Linda and All: Banishment is a tad harsh, don't you think. Don't we have rights in this wonderful Kingdom anymore, like getting arrested, right to remain silent, a lawyer, a trial? I guess not! So, shall I go to the forest and seek refuge like Robin Hood. Not succumbing to pressure but to be a voice of reason, I will try to help. The clues lie herein. My Dear Lady, may I call you without disrespect, as your screenanme so states, Lady Hawk. I guess they don't call you that for nothing. My dear Majesty Lady Hawk your vision is keener than most, but a keen eye is not required from where your throne may be perched, you began and lived your life here and will have to look to your roots. This tribute is quite visible and I know for certain it has been observed by all, old and young, many many times. Of the approximately 15 streets in the kingdom the first syllable from two of those streets should give you significant insight. To be even a little warmer to the quest, there is a picture on the site hereof of my father in his WW II uniform with my mother and older brother which was taken at about the time the tribute was dedicated. Much to my suprise that photo was taken not to far from the site of this wonderful and lovely tribute to our service men and woman. So, my Majesty Lady Hawk, I hope you feel more comfortable as you are perched on your throne. Is that good enough, Can I come back now. Have fun. May you all have Love, Peace and Happiness. Matt Keenan

Name: Linda hall <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-05
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
JOE-Your discription and depiction of CRAZY WAS ON THE MONEY!You would think to yourself this is a smart guy,well versed and almost trying to be a holy man,passing on the work and word of God.Till one day I fell pray to what seemed to be something he certainly was not.He was a plan and simple pervert,I do not like to say anything derrogatory about anyone but you reminded me of an insident with this so called holy man,he had the f --- nerve to expose himself,to me,and said ,"god would forgive him", well just another day in the life of a crazy,I hope he has recovered.Claire I sware I can hear you laughing all the way down here.Just thought I would share it is funny!I was in complete shock to say the least,as he was preaching in the park.You never know .THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES

Name: LINDA HALL <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-05
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Claire- I have to say, I love seeing your name up there in bold type,you the bestest of the bestest.But this question sucks!!!!!!!!!Now don,t get me wrong what I ment to say is I am one frazzled human being. I don,t have a dame clue.It is driving me crazy,I could not even sleep.I,m just kidding my pretty.Remember you the best and I hope someone can get this.Matty is this a plague of some sort? Is it on a wall? How visible is it to the human eye? Heck I don,t know.You too banished!

Name: claire scanlon <claire5075@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-08-05
Where did you live in Stratton Park beach
When did you live there 50-77
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
No he was not religious, he alot of good info though,Everyone really loved him although some would disagree he was apeaceful man, he knew things haha

Name: claire scanlon <claire5075@sbcglobal .net>
Date: 2006-08-05
Where did you live in Stratton Park beach ave
When did you live there 50-77
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Joe, Linda I heard alot about crazy Eddie but no it is not him. Our dude smoked a pipe thats a clue.he also was a bit older then you's.Now Al straino you know, John tell so do you see ya claire

Name: joe mac <joe mac102@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-05
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
hey clair,

gonna try to answer that question...was the neighborhood poet/prophet the one and only CRAZY EDDIE from the co-ops on theriot ave?....i remember him going all over the place painting the words to poems/psalms everywhere (he called his writtings or belief.. TREEZ ) i remember, going to 102 park one morning 7am or so, and there was CRAZY EDDIE in the ballfield ,on roller skates,gallon of paint w/ brush in hand, painting (quotes from his good book )on the ballfield ground it self..w/ each word written about 8 to 10 foot scale. asked him what for? his response... "so people in the airplanes could read his words" now thats a prophet! can`t make that sh*# up..

joe mac

Name: LINDA HALL <ladyhawk@optonline. net>
Date: 2006-08-05
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
CLAIRE GOOD MORNING,RISE AND SHINE AND GIVE GOD THE GLORY GLORY!ANOTHER ONE OF MY BIRDS FAVORITS. CLAIRE I AM TRULY AT A LOST.I say it may be someone from the bible,like ST.John the

HELLO CLAIRE,RISE AND SHINE AND GIVE GOD THE GLORY GLORY!JUST SOMETHING MY BIRDIES SAY IN THE MORNING.CLAIRE YOU HAVE ME ON THIS ONE.IS IT A PERSON FROM THE BIBLE. HOW ABOUT ST.JOHN.I FEEL IF IT IS NOT A SPIRITUAL PERSON, IT MUST BE A SONG WRITER.HECK I AM NOT GETTING IT. I WILL TRY AGAIN.IF IT IS SOMEONE FROM THE NEIGHBOR HOOD THAT COULD BE ANYONE.HELLLLLLP LINDA



Name: Linda HALL <ladyhawk5@optonlin, netys>
Date: 2006-08-04
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
CLARABELL IS THIS A PERSON WHO LIVED IN STRATTON PARK? Was this person into God?Is it God?So the person had insite into the future and also wrote poetry? WHO THE HECK IS IT?Did you know this person on a personal level? Is it a male or female?Are they still alive? Clarabell my pretty you must give some hints or I will banish you from the castle!Pretty please with sugar on top.I,ll buy you a present!!!Just a hint or two might help.Is it you?I got it, it is Betty.Only kidding,thought I would make you laugh!I,ll have to think on it hitting the hay.As my birds say," nite nite don,t let the bed bugs bite." LINDA

Name: LINDA HALL <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-04
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
KENNY JUST A REMINDER I WILL SEND YOUR REGARDS TO CLIFFY,AND ASK HIM IF HE REMEMBERS YOUR DOUBLE DATING WITH JOE!I promise not to forget.THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES.LINDA HALL

Name: Matt Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-04
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 50-74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No, Been in & on top of all
Comments:
Dear Regina: That was a good try and there maybe a tribute memorial there. Howevr,I think our newly crowned Queen Linda may be upset because that is beyond the juridictional limits of her kingdom. So now we know it is between Noble field and White Plains Road, Tremont and the Cross Bx. expwy. Getting closer? Keep trying. If it is getting to hard, I'll drop some clues. Love, Peace and Happiness to all. And God Bless our Men and Woman who serve our Country. Matt Keenan

Name: LINDA HALL <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-04
Where did you live in Stratton Park YES
When did you live there YES
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat YES
Comments:
Hello your one legged queen has returned.I was only thinking I would love a set of gold crutches to complete my ware,I hope you know I am just kidding around, any way,PAULA-Thank you for your responce much appreciated,we will figure something out,to get you and Stephen in touch.He asked me to get your no.that is up to you.I am a third party here doing my best.PAULA keep writing you are a special person to the life of this site.To KENNY again thanks for that compliment, I do the best I can. We must stay positive.KENNY I am not surprised you fell in love with Noreen Fitzgerald-Clark,she was and still is beautiful,inside and out.She is a great girl and also special to me as we were friends growing up.Kenny nevor underestimate yourself. I am sure your a great catch for any girl.Remember you are of nobal and royal blood!To MATTY THE MAGNIFICENT,that is a great trivia question and not to forget I have much power,I just may have the answer.To CLARABELL THE PRETTY,who I always said had courage, I say we must go to chambers and chat.That was a good one my pretty.To MATTY THE MAGNIFICENT,great trivia question,I,m sure you will get some interesting answers.Good luck KINGS and QUEENS of STRATTON PARK,I hope this finds you well. Thank for the memories.LINDA Hall Aug.4,2006

Name: regina buckley emilio <rme122853@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-04
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1517 Taylor
When did you live there 1953-1975
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
i think i have an answer to the trivia question. i dont' know why but i think it might be the metropolitan oval. just a guess.

Name: Matt Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-04
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 Leland & 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 50-74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat No, but been in & on top of all
Comments:
Pat: That is a very thoughtful and clever guess. But I have to say No. You posed your answer as if the memorial tribute to WW II Vets was in the past and no longer there. As of last weekend it was still there and has been quite visible for all to see and pass everyday since 1943. C'mon guys you can do it. How is the tribute signified, what is it and where is it and is there more than one?????

Claire: You be careful now, you just about blurted out an expletive. You have to be careful now, with a position of dignity and grace and children maybe reading this stuff checking up on what their parents are doing on-line. The Prophet and the Poet you got me on that one. So, now we have Double Trivia. Be well. Good to see you on board again and hope to see you soon. Love, Peace and Happiness, to all. Matt Keenan


Name: claire <claire5075@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-08-04
Where did you live in Stratton Park beach ave
When did you live there 50-77
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Hear me roar Matty I have been Queen of a lot of S....! But no Kingdom as for your place of interest I Don't know. I've got one for you.Who was the Prophet and Poet of Stratton Park?

Name: Pat <jdelsav@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-04
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1459 Taylor, 1807 Archer
When did you live there 1942-1967
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Matt,
Was the memorial located at Noble Field??
Pat

Name: Kenny Doyle <bronxboy57@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-08-04
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1574 Beach Ave
When did you live there 1957-1978
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Hi Linda,

You are definitley a high energy person!. Nice to see the face behind the print my Queen. I lived in the same building as Noreen and was in love with her as a little kid(and probably as a big kid). She was outta my league as I was at the time much to young for her. I remember we used to talk a lot and she was always very nice to me. Tell her I said hello. Dont know Margie who I asked about in pink(very pretty). Please ask Cliff if he remembers our triple date(s) with Joe Beefy.


Name: Matt Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-04
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1555 leland and 1556 Thieriot
When did you live there 50-74
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no, but been in & on top of all
Comments:
Hello to All in the Kingom or is it Queendom. A "Super Duper" trivia querry seeks an answer beloweth. But firstith, my lord, I leave for a couple of days and return to find we have a Queen. Long live the Queen, Long live the Queen. And, Queen Lady Linda did not part with any time to to ruleth and by already taking control has bestoweth Queenhoods on other ladies of the land, such as Claire Scanlon. The fine Lady has even demanded certain hotsy-totsy regalia of her liking. Hey guys, we are in a heap of trouble. Linda and Claire ruling the land? Where is a King when you need one? Just kidding girls, just kidding, the court jester speaketh, please, No, No, No, not my head. Yes, your Majesty, Whatever you say your majesty, Anything else your Majesty. By the way when is the official crowning? How about at the moat at the 2007 Mud Bowl. Oh, I'm in a heap of trouble now........Well in this fine Kingdom of ours we have something, I consider very special. But, despite passing it thousands of times, I did not know it was there till just a few weeks ago.. The first correct answer posted hereon will win five (5) pre-purchased tickets for the 2007 mud bowl drawing to be picked by the Queen or one of her delegated loyal servant's. Attendance at the gathering will not be required to win the drawing prize. You can kind of look at it like an internet scavenger hunt. Here we go. In our fine land, known as Stratton Park there is an outdoor tribute to the men and women who served our country during World War II. Does anyone know how this memorial is signified, what it is, and is there more than one. An obscure hint can be found right here among the picture pages of this site. Another hint is that it was dedicated in 1943. Fell free to ask questions and maybe you'll get some more clues. Well, I'll have to check with the Queen first, but I think it will be okay. If I don't like her answer I'll just ask the other one. Oh, By the way I was told by a fellow kingdom person that no one will know the answer. I have more faith in my fellow countrymen, and yes countrywomen, too or is is countrypersons. When you have a Queen, one musteth be Politically correcteth. Isn't that righteth Queens Linda and Claire. By the way before being bestoweth Queen, Linda began this trivia stuff just a few weeks ago. Love, Peace and Happiness,to all Matt Keenan Long Live Our Queens, and please find a King.

Name: Paula Falcone <Pfalc710@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-04
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 Leland Avenue
When did you live there 1964 - 198 something
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no
Comments:
Linda,

Thank you for the special attention you truly are a queen. I'm very happy your brothers remember me they were such wonderful guys and a kick to hangout with. I would love to talk with stephen he also holds a special place in my heart.
So from one queen to another, I agree with you Linda lets keep this site going, I haven't thought about such wonderful days in a long time and it really feels good to be able to speak with people that lived those days.

Paula

Name: LINDA HALL <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-04
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
HELLO PAULA, HOW ARE YOU ? JUST WANT TO GIVE YOU SPECIAL ATTENTION YOU DESERVE IT.PAULA, I TOLD MY BROTHER,S YOU WERE ASKING FOR THEM, THEY WERE ALL VERY HAPPY TO HERE FROM YOU.I TOLD STEPHEN YOU REFERED TO YOURSELF AS "SQUIRT",YOUR NICKNAME. HE REMEMBERS YOU IN A SPECIAL WAY.HE WOULD LOVE TO TALK TO YOU. I GUESS HE WANTS TO REMINISCE ABOUT YOUR OLD CROUD,YOU WERE ALL A NICE BUNCH OF GUYS AND GALS,ACTUALL PAULA ALL THREE OF MY BROTHER,S FRIENDS HOLD A VERY SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART, AS THEY WERE ALL SO SPECIAL. WELL I HOPE YOU DON,T MIND I DUBBED YOU A QUEEN PAULA,SINCE YOUR FRIEND KENNY WAS SO NICE TO MAKE ME ONE,I AM VERY HONORED. ALL IN FUN, THAT IS WHAT THE SITE IS ALL ABOUT AND I HOPE IT HAS A LONG LIFE,KEEP WRITING PAULA YOU ARE SPECIAL TO THE LIFE OF THIS SITE.AGAIN THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES!LINDA HALL

Name: LINDA HALL <ladyhawk5@optonline.neet>
Date: 2006-08-04
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
HELLO KENNY,HOW ARE YOU THIS MORNING?IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE IN GREAT SPIRITS.I AM GLAD!HAY KENNY THANKS FOR DUBBING ME QUEEN,NOW WHERE IS MY CROWN AND SCEPTOR,I,LL TAKE ONE IN GOLD AND ONE IN SILVER PLEASE.I HAVE TO COORDINATE MY WARDROBE ACCORDINGLY,WOULD NOT WANT TO LET MY PUBLIC DOWN.NOW KENNY SINCE YOU HAVE DUBBED MY QUEEN I THINK THAT ENTITLES ME TO MAKE YOU A KING SINCE YOU ARE JUST AS WORTHY TO HAVE THE TITTLE.I WILL DUBB ALL ON THE SITE KINGS AND QUEENS AS ALL ARE EQUALLY ELIGIBLE,HAY HOW ABOUT CLAIRE SHE IS ONE OF MY BESTEST BUDDIES I WOULE LOVE TO SEE HER QUEEN !RIGHT MY PRETTY? AND TO ALL THE REST OF THE SITE I SHARE THE SAME FEELINGS,GIRL AND GUYS ALIKE. YOU ALL KNOW WHO YOU ARE,BUT KENNY THANK YOU THAT WAS VERY NICE OF YOU. NOW ON TO SOME OTHER FOLKS YOU SPOKE OF MY BROTHER CLIFF,OF COURSE A GREAT GUY.ALSO A KING .AND JOE MONTANA,ANOTHER.BIG AND LITTLE PETE ALSO.WHAT NICE GUYS ALL OF THEM.MY BROTHER CLIFF HAS A DELI UP IN HARTSDALE,WESCHESTER WITH LITTLE PETE. THEY ARE DOING QUITE WELL.I WILL TELL THEM YOU WERE ASKING FOR THEM,I HAVEN,T SEEN BIG PETE IN SOME TIME A VERY NICE FELLOW AND VERY SMART.THE LAST TIME I SAW HIM HAD TO BE THIRTY YRS. AGO KENNY.THE PERSON WHO IS ME IS IN PIC. NO.36,I HAVE ON A GREEN TOP,THE OTHER PRINCESS IN THE PIC. WITH A PINK TOP IS MY GOOD BUDDY NOREEN FITZGERALD-CLARK.A REAL BEAUTY TO SAY THE LEAST. KENNY THE ONLY OTHER BEAUTY QUEEN IN A PINK TOP IS MARGIE DURKIN,SHE IS IN A VERY LITE PINK! KENNY WITH ALL DUE RESPECTS THANK YOU THAT WAS A VERY NICE THING TO SAY,IT MADE MY DAY.IT ACTUALLY REMINDS ME OF WHEN I WAS A YOUNGER GIRL LIVING AT HOME AND I HAD ALL MY WONDERFUL BROTHER,S AROUND ALL THE TIME.KENNY THEY WOULD CALL ME THE QUEEN!WITH THE DEEPEST AFFECTION OF COURSE SO THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THE MEMORIES.I HAD FORGOT! HELLO TO ALL YOU WONDERFUL PEOPLE, HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND AND STAY SAFE.THE QUEEN HAS SPOKEN. BY FOR NOW KENNY WE WILL TALK AGAIN.THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES. LOL LINDA HALL

Name: Paula Falcone <Pfalc710@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-04
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 Leland Avenue
When did you live there 1964-198 something
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no
Comments:
Lisa,

I'm doing great, I'm happy to hear you and Muzzie are together both you guys are great. A reunion would be great I wish I would have spoken with you guys a few months ago, I was just back in NY at the end of June visiting family it would have been great to see you guys. So lets plan a reunion get Joe on it.

Name: Kenny Doyle <bronxboy57@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-08-04
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1574 Beach Ave
When did you live there 1957-1978
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
Yes Stella I'm still here. We called Johnnylegs, Dirty John cause of all the coal he shoveled in our building.

Kudos to this wonderful site as I have have now been in contact with 5 dear friends who I havnt seen or spoke with in over 20 years. Most recently Mikey Butler, my best friend on Beach Ave along with Ralphie in my pre-teen years.

Gotta ask some questions though, Linda Hall you seem to be the Queen of this site. Where are you in the picnic photos? For a time I hung with Cliff, and Joe Beefy as well as big and little Pete. Can you tell me who the girl in the pink top is at the picnic as well.

Joe Mac, I hung with Sean and played football with him and watched his career as a lead singer for that band with Chuck Chop on drums. Brendan gave me many free beers while he worked at MSG.



Name: Lisa V acchelli-Romano <yo25@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-03
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1467 Taylor Avenue
When did you live there 1964-1979
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat Yes
Comments:
Paula: Muzzie is doing just fine. We live together in Yonkers. How is everything with you? I read Joe's comment; it would be great to have a reunion!!

Joe Mac: We have been trying to reach you, but only get your voice mail. Hope to hear from you soon. Hope all is well. Everything here is going well. I heard from JR. He was having a party but we were not able to go. Were you able to make it?

Hope to speak to you soon.

Lisa



Name: loretta burke <lrtburke@verizon.net>
Date: 2006-08-02
Where did you live in Stratton Park white plains rd
When did you live there long time ago
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no
Comments:
HI EILEEN & BRIDGET

I WAS SO SORRY TO HEAR THAT YOUR BROTHER JIMMY HAS PASSED AWAY MY PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU, REMEMBER MY FAMILY THE BURKES ACROSS THE HALL. MY BROTHER TOMMY TOLD ME ABOUT THIS SITE AND EILEEN ROSEANN FORESE TALKS ABOUT YOU OFTEN ,ROSEANN HAD HEART SURGERY NOT TO LONG AGO DOING VERY WELL, IF ANY ONE ELSE REMEMBERS 1537 WHITE PLAINS RD I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU

Name: loretta burke <lrtburke@verizon.net>
Date: 2006-08-02
Where did you live in Stratton Park white plains rd
When did you live there 1950
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no
Comments:
would like to see if any one from my class is on site

Name: LINDA HALL <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-02
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
JUST CAME BY TO SAY HELLO,IT IS NOW 102 DEGREES IN THE CITY AND TEMP.IS RISING,SOUNDS LIKE A SONG I KNOW.AGAIN I SEND ALL MY BEST TO YOU,AND HOPE YOU ARE DEALING OK IN THIS 2006 HEAT WAVE WE ARE HAVING.I HATE TO SAY THIS BUT STAY COOL EVEYBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!BY FOR NOW "ME O MY ITS ------- HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOL LINDA HALL AUG 2,2006

Name: ANN WHITE METSCHER <Thieriot1500@BellSouth.net>
Date: 2006-08-01
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1500 Thieriot /1467 Taylor
When did you live there 1948 -1962/////1962-1971
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat didn't we all?
Comments:
The best friends, great neighborhood, St. Anthony's, a good life growing up. Enjoy reading all your messages to each other,In-laws Don and Chris I heard it was a great get together in Congers.Great pics too
I am in Fort Lauderdale now after 33 years in Miami. Quieter here. 4 grown children and 12 grandchildren !!!
After retireing from Miami-dade Co.Schools, now have second career as Legal Secretary...Love and good times to all

Name: joe maccormack <joemac102@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-01
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1459 taylor
When did you live there when i lived there
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat so i`m told
Comments:
hey paula,

silly question, of course i remember ya paula. after all the hang-out party time we`ve done (bad gents crowd) on the corner of archer & taylor or whiteplains & archer then there were many a time spent in the schoolyard. or ,how about all the bashes up on the backstop benches, did i mention a concert or two at madison square garden & central park, weekend partying up lisa derosa`s house on theriot are coming to mind. why do the handball courts ring a bell ? oh yeah, then there was high school....

come to think of it .. than was a lagitimate question !

ya know paula, when i saw your name on the board i had ta smile. cause, i often think of you and alot of the others we hung with. (good times ) i see timmy o`sullivan,jimmy hepburn,gerard donoghue etc. on a regular. and every couple of months or so i`ll talk to or hang with muzzie. all are doing well. hope all`s well & fine on your end.

hey paula, e-mail me for my # maybe we can get a lil reunion thing going? ( ya hear that everybody )thats for the wall-flowers... chime in people

hey..hey.. paula,the last i heard you were persuing a career in the music industry. whats up ?

o.k. gotta go now, my typing fingers got a cramp, i have ta ice it. later.


joe mac

Name: Matt Keenan <mc1v23@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-01
Comments:
To the Clancy family. My sincere apology for my "faux pas". In my last posting to you a word I intended to use was rejected as spam and replaced with another word "embarrassing" which I had no intention of using. This mistake completely distorted the meaning of my message and I am not happy about it. How, embarrassing is that? So, since the word I wanted to use is not acceptable I am replacing it with a different one that is close to my original intent. The next to last sentence of my posted message should read as follows: "IT IS JUST FURTHER PROOF THAT THE ARMS OF OUR STRATTON PARK COMMUNITY HAVE EXTENDED FAR AND WIDE ENCOMPASSING DIMENSIONS WELL BEYOND STRATTON PARK". Thank you in advance for your understanding. Again, Love, Peace and Happiness to all. Matt Keenan


Name: Paula Falcone <Pfalc710@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-01
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 Leland Avenue
When did you live there 1964 - 198 something
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no
Comments:
Hi all,

Does anyone know whatever happend to Muzzie (Patsy) I think about him often just curious how he is.

Thanks,
Paula

Name: Paula Falcone <Pfalc710@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-01
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 Leland Avenue
When did you live there 1964 - 198 something
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no
Comments:
Hi all,

Does anyone know whatever happend to Muzzie (Patsy) I think about him often just curious how he is.

Thanks,
Paula

Name: Paula Falcone <pfalc710@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-01
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1531 Leland Avenue
When did you live there 1964 - 198 something
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat no
Comments:
Pat,

I do remember that security desk quite well, but the ladies did a good job thank god for the PTA, lol.

Joe Mac: You don't change bud, your looking good now the question is do you remember me.

Paula

Name: Marie-Elena (Ferracano) Riggio <butterflyqueen213@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-08-01
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1512 &1543 Beach ave.
When did you live there the best years of my life
Comments:
HELLO TO MY OLD & NEW DEAR FRIENDS,

It's great to hear from Stella, Linda & Sue. hope everyone is well? Linda, I hope you are getting around better? Susan
as far as my brother pat not emailing you back,he is a bit busy at this time. i will remind him, next time we speak on the phone.
It was great hearing from Michael Butler after almost 30 yrs. thanks for verifying that I DID NOT push Danny Sica out of his cherrytree!My kids didn't believe me.
To all those other old family friends, that knew me way back when. No I do not still have long blonde (shirley Temple) curls.nor was I blessed with a daughter, with curls.Just 2 great boys.Hope everyone else is well.
Marie



Name: LINDA HALL <ladyhawk5@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-08-01
Where did you live in Stratton Park yes
When did you live there yes
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat yes
Comments:
HI SUSAN,HOW ARE YOU AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER,I KNOW IT IS NOT EASY,TO SAY THE LEAST.THE KID,S HAVE TO BE SOMEPLACE,YOU HAVE TO BE SOMEPLACE.HAY JUST A JOKE WE ALL HAVE TO BE SOMEPLACE.AS FOR ME,WHAT CAN I DO? I HAVE TO LET TIME WORK HERE,AND I WILL BE BACK UP AGAIN CAUSING TROUBLE!IT WAS NICE TO SEE YOU BACK ON THE SITE AS I TOLD YOUR FRIENDS MARIE AND STELLA ,YOU ARE WHAT KEEPS THE SITE ALIVE!THANKS FOR YOUR CONCERN,MUCH APPRECIATED AND HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON. BY FOR NOW LOVE LINDA

Name: Betty (Liz) Wong now Shawkat (Schlottman) <eviliz@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-01
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1472 Beach Avenue
When did you live there 1950-1971
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat Yes
Comments:
I am one of the people who was looking for the Heaphy Twins. I am very saddened to hear of James' passing. We were very close. As a matter of fact, he used to call me his little sister. Does anyone remember how he and his brother, Michael, used to grab your hands behind your back and run, causing you to have to run backwards. I can't tell you how many times I fell on my butt because of this.

Michael, if you read this, please email me. I often think of my childhood and the only guys that always pop into my head are you and your brother, James.

Name: Betty (Liz) Wong now Shawkat (Schlottman) <eviliz@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-01
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1472 Beach Avenue
When did you live there 1950-1971
Did you live in an O' Leary Flat Yes
Comments:
I am one of the people who was looking for the Heaphy Twins. I am very saddened to hear of James' passing. We were very close. As a matter of fact, he used to call me his little sister. Does anyone remember how he and his brother, Michael, used to grab your hands behind your back and run, causing you to have to run backwards. I can't tell you how many times I fell on my butt because of this.

Michael, if you read this, please email me. I often think of my childhood and the only guys that always pop into my head are you and your brother, James.

Name: Sue Sica <babidol21@verizon.net>
Date: 2006-08-01
Where did you live in Stratton Park 1549 Beach Avenue
Comments:
Hey Stella: You crack me up! I know, I know, I have not been on the site much. But remember my Danielle is only 10 1/2 and all I do is run ALL DAY. Now I know what my Mom meant about being a chauffeur, etc. The difference is Mom had me when she was 21. Want to give everyone a BIG hello. And Stella, you know I've been going through old pictures as we discussed on the phone. We'll get together and see what we can post.

Bobby Sherwood...dont hate me I WILL CALL! I just want to have a lot of time so we can talk.

Hi Michael Butler. I know that by now you must have talked to your brother Gregory. It was so cool when I first saw him again. He recognized me in the gym of St. Clares where his daughter's volleyball team was playing against my daughter's team. He looks great, he has great kids and his wife is a sweetheart! Say hi to Kitten and the rest of your family. They were so much a part of my childhood. We were either in your house, the courtyard or in my backyard every day. Remember playing manhunt in your building (1574) with your sisters, Kenny Doyle, Ralph Amato, Marie Elena and Little John. Great places to hide. That building was so big. Even the basement was great. We used to hang out there in the winters where it was warm from the coal room. There must have been a 100 cats living in there too! My Mom would get nuts when I came home with black all over me.

Linda Hall: Nice to see all your postings. How's your ankle?

Claire: Hope all is well and your are feeling better.

Kathy Clark: Great to see pictures of you and Kevin from the picnic. Wish I could have made it, but I had a prior commitment. Definitely, next time.

Eileen and Bobby Cutaia: IM SOOOO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT UNCLE LARRY. I ADORED HIM. HE WAS A PIP TO SAY THE LEAST. I know how close you were. My heart goes out to you. When I spoke to you briefly when you called me I hadn't known. If hadn't been on vacation I would have talked longer. Will call you now that I'm home. Danielle really wants to see you guys and Grace, Christopher's newest blessing, and of course Gwen who she is so taken with. She talks about her every day. Big hello to coo-coo Bobby from Danielle.

There's so much more I'd like to say (what else is new) to some many other people. But as usual I have to run. Besides Stella made up for the two of us on her last posting.

Marie Elena: My budd. I hope you're feeling better. I'll call you this week. Give my godson a big hug and kiss (if you can reach that high)and Marc too. Tell Uncle Joe I'm thinking about him.

Pat Ferracano: Where did you disappear to? Email me!

Later guys! Have a great day and TRY TO STAY COOL.

Love, Peace & Happiness,
Sue
P.S. (I've also used this as my closing since I was 15- I guess it was the times) BE WELL EVERONE!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Established in 2003, This page is a monument to a little spot in the Bronx called Stratton Park. Once the name of a thriving community, it describes a part of the Bronx situated between White Plains Road to the Bronx River Parkway, East Tremont Avenue and the Cross Bronx Expressway. The neighborhood was named for a real estate developer, John Stratton O'Leary, who starting in 1926 built blocks of apartment buildings that would become the heart of Stratton Park. His buildings were also known un-officially as the O'Leary Flats. The Purpose of this web site is to remember Stratton Park and to pay tribute to John O'Leary and the many others that made it a great place to live, work and play. Please visit our Message Board to see what other have said and perhaps add your own remembrances and facts.