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Helen Day
From: Richmond Hill, New York
E-mail: hday525@aol.com
Richmond Hill Historical Society President Ivan Mrakovcic, Vice President Helen Day and board member Joanne Tanzi attended the Historic Districts Council, 2017 Six to Celebrate Launch Party on Feb 15, 2017, near Gramercy Park.
Richmond Hill was selected in 2016 and we came to cheer on the 2017 groups: Chelsea, Manhattan; Corona-East Elmhurst, Queens; Hart Island, The Bronx; Mott Haven, The Bronx; Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn & West Harlem, Manhattan.
Added: February 16, 2017
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Bill Cosentini
From: 11768
E-mail: patriciavanco@aol.com
Goodwins ladies store, my first job in 1963.
I would like to find Cathy, she worked on the third floor. Anyone who worked their or knew her Please contact me.
Added: February 13, 2017
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John Cowan
From: N.C.
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Wonderful stories to see,
I grew up on Liberty Ave and 116 st went PS 100 and JHS 202, we had great times playing stickball on 107 Ave, football on the side streets, stoopball, going to the Rockaways on trains that cost 15 cents, and hanging out at Shea's candy store.
I wouldn't change a thing growing up.
Added: February 11, 2017
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Edward Fox
From: Nassau County
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Lived in Richmond Hill on 102 Street near Park
Added: February 11, 2017
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Linda (Trick) Fleury
From: Boca Raton, FL
E-mail: lindafleury26@yahoo.com
Noticed several posts about Gebhardt's Bakery, a favorite in our family.
I found a blog, Heather Likes Food, and there's a recipe German Crumb Cake that is very similar to Gebhard's. It is so delicious and tastes even better the next day!
Added: February 5, 2017
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Celeste
From: Middlesex County NJ
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Lived on 113th Street between 101st Ave and 95th Ave in Richmond Hill from 1955 to 1972.
Went to PS 62 and then PS 108 and then Richmond Hill HS. Really enjoy reading the posts. Great memories.
Added: February 3, 2017
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Natalie Kelly
From: ForeverCurious.org
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Hi, We are a group of librarians and educators who are curating and creating the best educational resources for kids on the web. Our next piece is a series of lesson plans using genealogy as a way to teach students about history. In doing research for this project, I came across your site.
Thanks for your resources. :isted are several others that might be helpful:
Top 100 Genealogy Sites
http://www.genealogyintime.com/articles/top-100-genealogy-websites-of-2015-page01.html
Resources for Military Records
http://www.findmypast.com/articles/anzac-day-stories/resources-search-military-records
A Beginner's Guide to Building a Family Tree Online
https://www.retailmenot.com/blog/how-to-start-your-family-tree-online.html
Military Indexes
http://www.militaryindexes.com/
Added: February 3, 2017
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Eddie Foster
From: St. Petersburg, Fl.
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Happy New Year!
Great to be back visiting the old neighborhood!
Added: January 30, 2017
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Dan Russell
From: Charlotte, NC
E-mail: gdrunner@yahoo.com
Hello everyone, I lived in Woodhaven from 1968-1979 and attended P.S. 60 through the 5th grade.
My family moved away to Bergen County, NJ where I started the 6th grade. Does anyone have a copy of the P.S. 60 yearbook from 1980 which is the year I would have graduated? I only have fond memories of growing up on 96th Street and Jamaica Avenue.
My closest friends in the neighborhood were Steven Braun, Frank Dagostino, and David Laino. I hope everyone is doing well.
Added: January 26, 2017
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john trainor
From: suffolk county
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Always in my memories, a great place to be young.
Added: January 26, 2017
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Sue (Diamond) Rizzi
From: San Jose CA
E-mail: sue@jrizzi.com
Last May I posted a comment about Davies candy store. Two people replied to me and one (I think) was in my class at Holy Child. Great fun to look at the comments. Must remember to do it more often.
I remember Gebhardt's - especially for rolls on Sunday after church. There was also a great bakery just the other side of Woodhnave Blvd. on Jamaica Ave. No great German bakeries here in CA and no terrific bagels either! But you can't fault the weather!
Added: January 17, 2017
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George Farrell
From: Missouri
E-mail: Mcy2@aol.com
Just saw Richie Massey's posting from last month and it sent me back forty/fifty years ago to the unforgettable Mickey's Jerome Tavern. Many a good man and many a good memory came flooding back.
Truly a neighborhood institution in its heyday.
Added: January 15, 2017
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Karen Mulligan
From: Brooklyn, NY
E-mail: nysharks30@yahoo.com
Doing some family history research. My great grandparents lived in the Glendale neighborhood of Queens.
My father's great uncle, Charlie Mulligan, owned a bar called Mulligan's on Myrtle Ave, I believe in the lower 60's of streets.
It may have existed around 1940/1950. If anyone knows what the address was or even has pictures, please email me!
Added: January 13, 2017
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Gunther Kuehn
From: walled lake, mi.
E-mail: kuehnd@comcast.net
i lived in Richmond Hill from 1958 to 1969. went to Richmond Hill HS. from 1960 to 1964.
so many wonderful memories of living there. going to Jahn's for ice cream. the RKO Keith's for a 30 cent movie. later on going to the Triangle Hofbrau for a great meal with great company and beer. wish i could go back in time snd be ther right now. so much more to say for next time. anyone who might remember me, please send me an e-mail.
Added: January 9, 2017
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Todd Brannigan
From: Long Island, NY
E-mail: pba4life@optonline.net
Happy New Year to all Richmond Hill present and past residents.
I have very fond memories growing up in this great neighborhood as ours. Reading past comments and for you that remember Gebhard's Bakery on Jamaica Avenue and 111th Street, I've stumbled upon a place that claims to make both the famous Gebhard's Crumbcake and Butter Ring Cake from Richmond Hill. Unbeleivable right? I plan on trying them. Have a wonderful 2017 to all.
Added: January 6, 2017
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Andrew Wubbenhorst
From: Kinnelon, NJ
E-mail: wubstreet@gmail.com
Both of my parents went to Richmond Hill High School in the 1940s.
My Mom was engaged to a guy named Robert who was killed in the Battle of the Bulge in 1944 or 1945. He acted with her in some of the plays, probably in 1943 or 1944. Is there a list of WWII casualties that went to RHHS?
My mother was Elizabeth Schnoor and my father was John Wubbenhorst, and they met after the war. My Dad served in the Merchant Marines. I'm trying to find out about Robert, who I think served in the army and was KIA.
Thanks for any help.
Added: January 3, 2017
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Alice Preston
From: Bay Ridge, Bklyn
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Happy New Year! Thanks for sharing all your memories, stories, and information.
I enjoy learning about the history of New York and its many neighborhoods.
Added: January 2, 2017
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Linda (Trick) Fleury
From: Boca Raton, FL
E-mail: lindafleury26@yahoo.com
Karen Fasano,
That candy store was Karps! They also served food but had the best chocolate!
In Boca Raton we have Hoffman's Chocolates that is very similar but overpriced.
Added: January 1, 2017
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Dennis Doyle
From: Richmond Hill, NY
E-mail: webmaster@richmondhillhistory.org
Wishing all our members, friends, and guests a Happy and Healthy New Year !
Added: January 1, 2017


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