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Judith Fletcher
From: Toronto
Happy to discover this website!
I was reseaching Richmond Hill in Canada and found your histoy very fascinating. Thanks!
Added: March 4, 2018
bernie dimaio
From: Richmond Hill
you should see it now, 120 street n 109th ave... linden blvd... lefferts blvd etc. ps 100... olph church... so many changes.
many good memories of the past... now residing in fl... the villages
Added: February 27, 2018
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Anthony DeMartino
From: Massapequa NY
RH was a GREAT place to grow up, lived on 109 street across from PS 62.
As a kid, you had everything you needed. Good schools, organized sports, CYO (Gate of Heaven), Forest Park, Rockaway Beach, Liberty Ave, Casino Movie Theater.
Life time of memories.
Added: February 26, 2018
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Sue Ann Falco (Boerckel) 101 49 131 st. Richmond Hill
From: Vero Beach, Florida
Born in Kew Gardens, married in St. Theresa Church.
Went to PS 55, PS 121, Richmond Hill HS, Piedmont College EDS, Long Island University MS, St. Joseph College, LIU... Masters Education, Piedmont College...
Two children, 4 Grandchildren, Retired. Exceptional Students K-21, also Certified History. Reading Educator
Added: February 24, 2018
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Willie Jusino
From: Charlotte, North Carolina
I lived on 135 Street off Hillside Ave from 1950 to 1965.
I was in the first graduating class of Our Lady of the Cenacle School in 1954. Spent much time in Jamaica and Richmond Hill at most of the places mentioned by your members with many good memories.
Added: February 15, 2018
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Hughie Flynn
From: Galveston, TX
I could use some help finding two friends from what seems so long ago.
Does anyone have information about George or Rosella Burmeister. They lived on 131 street and Jamacia Ave. If anyone knows about them please email me.
Added: February 14, 2018
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Sue Ann Boerckel - 101-49 131 Street
From: Vero Beach, Florida
Our house was owned by my grandparents at 101-49 131 street. Went to P.S. 55 off Jerome Avenue, PS 121 on 107 Avenue, and Richmond Hill HS. I went back to school and earned three degrees in relation to Teaching K through High School. TI then went to St. Josephs College and Long Island University. I have a Specialist Degree in Education. I am now retired.
Added: February 12, 2018
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Peter Harris
From: CT
Quite a while ago someone asked if the Richmond Hill Sanatorium was a hospital. He and I both have that placed as our place of birth. Can someone tell me if it was a hospital?
I spent many wonderful days with friends who lived in Richmond Hill. One great place was an ice cream parlor on Liberty ave. Thanks
Added: February 11, 2018
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Joni Mccown
From: California
I lived on 129th st and Atlantic ave. Maiden name is Silverman. My grandmothers maiden name O’Brien. She married Chet Nielsen, they had three children, Joan Nielsen, Claire Nielsen, Chester Nielsen also known as butch. They hung at Smokey Park. I also hung out in Smokey Park and I remember Pam Powers, she had a sister; Patty Lyons, Joey Salerno, a large family called the Carrolls, McDermott, Finnegans Bar on 101st ave and think 126th st. Eddie Villanova, Diane Villanova, Dennis Winters, Freddy Benzene, the Pizzariella’s, Eddie Silverman, uncle Johnny sardine who married Claire Nielsen, Janet Blakelock. Seal and Frank that owned Finnegans had a daughter named Maureen and sons name was Dennis, Angelenos Italian Restaurant, Jones Candy Store on 101st ave near 126th st.
I was born in 1954 lived in Richmond Hill up to 1970. Does anyone know any of the people I mentioned? I’d like to know where they are today.
Added: February 9, 2018
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From: Terra Vista, FL
There was a Westfall's Restaurant on the SE corner of Atlantic Ave and 111 Street, at least until the late 1960's or early 1970's. I think the building became a funeral parlor.
I lived in Richmond Hill (120 St and Jerome Ave) until 1963.
Added: February 8, 2018
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Paula Mantz Santos
From: Vancouver WA
I am trying to find my biological father. His name is Patrick Mantz.
I know he has a brother named William. Anyone with ANY pertinent information please email. Thank You. God bless you and your family.
Added: February 7, 2018
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Alfonso De Luca
From: Cherry Hill, NJ
Hi! Enjoyed visiting the RHHS website and fascinated to read the early history of Richmond Hill.
Thanks for sharing the old photos, memories, and comments!
Added: January 28, 2018
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Joan Richter
From: Setauket, NY
I lived in Richmond Hill from 1933 until 1951 on 129th St. and 109 Ave.
I remember Abe's Candy Store on 111 Avenue, as well as Tunick's Dept. Store on Liberty Avenue between 128 and 127 St. P.S. 121 was our school and we purchased all our gym clothes as well as Assembly Day clothes there (white middy blouses with red ties, and the boys wore white shirts and red ties). Lefferts Theater on Liberty Avenue had dish night on Tuesday's and Thursdays, and the Greek Ice cream parlor was on the corner. Irene's Dress Shop, Rosenblum's Drug store were just a few of our stores at that time. A great place to grow up in.
Added: January 22, 2018
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Brian McNerney
From: San Dimas, California
Love visiting this site.
I graduated from Holy Child Jesus in 1958. Then Archbishop Molloy in 1962. A lot of great memories of Richmond Hill. Loved playing in PS 66 schoolyard, Forest Park. Lived at 84-08 102nd Street right near the Park. Lived within a few houses of the Russell family and the Carter family. Peter went MIA in Vietnam. Tragic story. We played all day and made up our own games. Loved it.
Thanks for keeping the site up.
Added: January 18, 2018
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Bobby Dillon
From: Tampa, FL
Grew up near Atlantic Avenue and 107 Street.
Played alot in 106 street Park, ate alot at Carvel and Maybees (sp?). Good Times.
Added: January 14, 2018
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Kenneth Ball
From: Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
Trying To Find Out About The Westfall Inn Location In Richmond Hill, and did they have Singing And Dancing Shows there?
We have aWestfall Inn in our Family History. If you know, please help me solve this mystery.
Thank You All, Happy New Year, Ken Ball
Added: January 13, 2018
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John Bartone
Hello, my father is Billy Bartone. He is still going strong! A wonderful man.
Please feel free to email me.
Added: January 8, 2018
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Andy Woods
From: East Brunswick, NJ
I grew up in Richmond Hill near Kew Gardens Road. I remember the Roller Rink and the Van Wyck Bowling Lanes. Fun memories! I joined the Air Force in the early 1960s and relocated to Colorado. I now live in NJ and hope to revisit the neighborhood.
Happy New Year!
Added: January 3, 2018
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Dennis Doyle
From: Richmond Hill, NY
Thank you for adding your comments to our guiestbook.
Wishing all our members, friends, and guests a Happy and Healthy New Year !
Added: January 1, 2018

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