Staten Island Memories
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Past Remembrances from Visitors to this Website

We are over 1000 memories, so get your reading glasses, put on a pot of coffee
and let yourself return to the Staten Island we all remember

(Please pardon me for any doubles, I can no longer check each entry)



Our favorite diners, drive-ins, pizzerias  and eateries

- The Old Mill at the corner of Hylan Blvd and Clove Road in Grasmere
- Jack in the Box on Victory Blvd near Jewett
- Capellis Restaurant with the lobster on the roof near the entrance to Great Kills Park
- Maria's Club Nostalgia on Fox beach road New Dorp Beach
- Pizza Town USA - New Dorp Lane (Pizza Clown)
- Chuck Wagon Diner - Hylan Blvd - Dongan Hills
Sizzler's (in New Dorp)
- A&W on Hylan Blvd - Dongan Hills, when it was a car hop
- Cosmo's Drive In with kiddie rides ( Hylan Blvd near Old Town Road )
- Bacci's Charcoal Haven, Hylan Blvd & Ross Avenue
- Marty's (New Dorp Lane)
Tai Chi (Bay Terrace)
Silver Dollar restaurant Richmond Road and New Dorp Lane
Family Affair (New Dorp)
- Ja-Net's home of the foot-long hot dog
- Paul's Sweet Shop - New Dorp Plaza
- Al Deppe's Richmond Avenue
- Charlie's Drive-In on Richmond Ave. in Greenridge, not far from Al Deppe's
- Stechmann's on the Port Richmond Ave. In Port Richmond
- The Jolly Trolley was at Clove Rd & Victory Blvd. It was a hamburger/hot dog kind of diner, made out of a real trolley car. The Loose Caboose wasn't around for a long time, but was the same kind of place right next door. Again, was made out of a real caboose.
- Ann's Sugar Bowl in Sunnyside
Diner of the 80's
- Country Club Diner Hylan Blvd Grasmere
- Wetsons Hamburgers ( One on 1525 Hylan Blvd., Dongan Hills - One on 1767 Forest Avenue, Graniteville - One on Forest Avenue and Broadway - One on Richmond Avenue, New Springville)
- The Kings Arms Forest Avenue
- The Sugar Bowl Luncheonette - South Beach
- Gene and Tony's Luncheonette - South Beach
- Chinese restaurant (Republic Gardens) upstairs over Woolworth Stapleton
- The Pine Room on Fingerboard Rd
- Henny's Steak House on Richmond and Travis Aves.
- The Colonade Diner Hylan Blvd - Dongan Hills
- Beachcomber Restaurant - Princes Bay
- Artie's Luncheonette - Great Kills
- Buddy, Buddy Club on Clove Road
- The Shoals
shoreline restaurant - Great Kills
Nunzio's Hylan & Midland - Grant City
Gene's Restaurant - Port Richmond
Denino's Pizzeria - Port Richmond
- Venetian Gardens - Port Richmond
- Nanets Sweet Shop - Tompkinsville
- Duffys Diner - Midland Beach
- Mikes Place on New Dorp Lane
- Demyans Hofbrau on VanDuzer Street.
- Tina's Diner on Victory Blvd, at the top of Jewett Avenue in Meier's Corners
Riviera Chateau in Bay Terrace
- Magnotti's in Dongan Hills.
- The Villa on Beach St
- Top of the Mast
- Sleepy Hollow Inn was a great place! It was on Bloomingdale Road
- Before Sleepy Hollow, it was called Reinhart's (and before that "Neighbors" if I remember the legend correctly).
- 'Frankies Hole in the Wall', and the veal cutlet parmagiana heroes were out of this world!
- Tung Bo's Chinese restaurant in Stapleton,
down from the Paramount Bar & Grill on Canal Street
- The Plaza Casino on Castleton Ave.
- Trolley Diner on the corner of Post and Port Richmond Avenues
- The Esquire Club on Clove Road and Delafield Ave
- Moulin Rouge on Forest Ave and Van Pelt Ave. (
They used to have the Frankenstein Monster over the entrance with a Frank in one hand and a Stein of beer in the other hand)
- The Alps on Richmond Road just past New Dorp Lane.
The El Sal Restaurant next to the Royal Flamingo Swim Club on Amboy Rd.
Lee's Tavern in Dongan Hills across from the train station ( Great Pizza )
- The 666 Club on Forest Avenue
Bonanza Restaurant - Hylan Blvd - New Dorp
Carmen's Spanish Restaurant (off Hylan by the shore)
Penny Feathers (New Dorp Lane)
- Sweet Basil's - Annadale
Stewarts Root Beer on Jefferson Avenue and Hylan Blvd ( became A&Ws)


Our Staten Island Memories


  1. EJ Korvettes
  2. Santa Claus at Lobel's in Port Richmond
  3. Food Farm on Hylan Blvd 
  4. Garber's (in New Dorp) (cutting through the store to Mill Rd)
  5. Going to South Beach to watch the fireworks display
  6. W.T. Grants in New Dorp
  7.  "In Jeans" the five dollar jeans store on Forest Avenue
  8. Going to Port Richmond for school uniforms
  9. Drag racing on the soon-to -be Richmond Parkway
  10. The Dump – (was it really seen from outerspace)
  11. The Paramount Theater on Bay St., Stapleton -later became a disco club
  12. The Old Sears on Forest Ave.
  13. Pergaments (New Dorp and at the Mall)
  14. The Choir Loft (Bay Street)
  15. Cashing in Green Stamps on Forest Ave.
  16. Louie's Superette in South Beach
  17. Summer "Camp" at PS 39
  18. The Rustic Inn - Hylan Blvd - Dongan Hills
  19. Going to the rides at South Beach for a nickel and a bottle cap
  20. Wiegands Bowling Alley .It was said that it was the first bowling alley on Staten Island. It was located on Clove Road in Concord
  21. Feasts at St. Michael's on Harbor Road, Mariners Harbor
  22. Minstrel Shows at P.S. 44
  23. Remember the old yellow La Rue dry cleaning home delivery trucks?
  24. The crash site at Miller Field of the TWA Constellation. (1960s)
  25. Shore Acres Pond
  26. The grotto at Mt. Manresa
  27. Sleigh riding down the hill at the McGiness Mansion on Belair Rd
  28. Holtermann's Bakery Delivery ( Loved their bread and cakes )
  29. Sterner and LeBlanc appliance store near Jewett. If you needed a TV, that's where you went.
  30. Parades. We used to have them Memorial Day and the Fourth of July right down Castleton Avenue
  31. Zinicola's pepperoni Italian bread - only on Sunday.
  32. The Ferry in Port Richmond square to Bayonne
  33. Proctor & Gamble as well as US Gypsum
  34. Whitehouse Tavern and Coopers Bar on Rossville Avenue
  35. Bakers Pharmacy in Prince's Bay
  36. Richmond Memorial Hospital
  37. Picking lead to sell to the junk man. picking it from the hind side of the shooting range on Claypit Rd while people were firing ( I love this one )
  38. Ghost Town (St. George)
  39. C & B on Castleton Ave
  40. Snoopy's on Castleton Ave
  41. Inn By The Wayside on Hylan Blvd
  42. Vincent's Bakery (Ferry Terminal)
  43. Wilfred Beauty Academy
  44. Shuba's in South Beach
  45. Parking in Great Kills Park
  46. Piccadilly Circus on Richmond Terrace.
  47. Master's Dept. Store  on Hylan Blvd
  48. Willowbrook (Home for Mentally Challenged) (Made Geraldo Rivera Famous)
  49. The Rainbow Roller Skating Rink" on Quintard Rd. in South Beach. It was then "Skate Odyssey" and then "Motions Disco".
  50. Westerleigh Park Concerts
  51. Scarlet's - South Beach - (Strip Joint)
  52. 3-Jays bar in New Dorp which later became Toto's.
  53. Great Kills Point Beach Parties
  54. Black Garter ( Strip Joint)
  55. Mission Soda Plant - Richmond Road - Concord 
  56. The Organ at St. George Theater
  57. The Drive-In Theater
  58. The Caves (on Van Duzer)
  59. Kingstons store at the foot of Fox Beach Ave.
  60. Flagship Store on Hylan Blvd. Grant City.
  61. Weissglass Saturday Night Stock Car Races
  62. Buda Bakers on Richmond Road, Grant City
  63. Reinhardt's Bar and Picnic Grounds
  64. Rube's Tavern in Charleston
  65. Green Lantern Bar and Grill - Stapleton
  66. William Penn Bar - Rosebank
  68. Marty's Candy Store in Pleasant Plains
  69. Penny Beach
  70. Vanderbilt's Tomb
  71. Ralph's Ices
  72. Egger's Ice Cream Shoppe
  73. Bowling on the Green ( Just torn down August 13, 2004 )
  74. Woolworths (Port Richmond Avenue and Stapleton)
  75. Johns Bargain Store (Stapleton)
  76. Tirellis Merry-Go-Round ( South Beach )
  77. Row Boating at Willowbrook Park
  78. The Ritz Theater
  79. The Hylan Movie Theater
  80. Bungalow Bar Ice Cream Truck
  81. Bayonne Ferry
  82. Riding down Hylan Blvd when there were only 2 lights on the whole Blvd.
  83. Faber Pool
  84. Sleigh Riding (Jack's Pond, Lockman Street, Todt Hill Golf Course)
  85. Major's Dept. Store
  86. Leaving Doors Unlocked ( Many Visitors said this )
  87. Sky slide on Forest Ave
  88. Tottenville Pool
  89. Ice skating on Martlings Pond
  90. Swimming at Lyons pool in Tompkinsville
  91. Mount St. Carmel Feast on Castleton and Clove
  92. Serious brush fires in the early 60's when more than 100 homes were destroyed (The fires of 1963. )
  93. Sedutto's Ice Cream
  94. Mom and Dad used to give me 10 cents to get into Tompkinsville Pool
  95. Melody Ann's dress shop on Richmond Ave
  96. The SI airport where the Mall is now
  97. Pouch terminal and Pouch Boy Scout Camp
  98. Musk rat trapping in Great Kills Park
  99. Franzreb Stables in Clove Lakes
  100. Linoleum factory in Travis
  101. Mount Loretto church
  102. Bayonne Ferry
  103. Tottenville Ferry
  104. The 69st Ferry to Brooklyn
  105. The St George theater, the matron walked around with her flashlight looking for kids making out.
  106. Rolladium at New Dorp
  107. Graham Beach Bungalow Colony
  108. Store of a Million Items in Stapleton
  109. Von Briesens park
  110. Godomski's Bakery
  111. MacNamara's Picnics
  112. Jerry Lewis Theater - Forest Avenue
  113. Sites (Seitz’s) Candy Store on the corner of Craig Avenue & Main Street in Tottenville
  114. Drag racing @ South Ave.
  115. Roller Skating at the Ritz
  116. Great Kills Point Friday Night Beach Parties
  117. Pheasants were plentiful
  118. Farmers Market in Mariners Harbor on Forest Avenue - Farmers market became Majors department store
  119. Madalone's Coliseum ,a bowling alley on Richmond Ave & Richmond Terrace
  120. Harmony Park (Schenkel's Harmony Park)
  121. Bakers Pharmacy in Prince's Bay
  122. Richmond Memorial Hospital
  123. Vastola's Farm  
  124. Ekstrands florists
  125. YMCA
  126. Clove Lake Stables
  127. Our Lady Queen Of Peace
  128. Racing slot cars at the Family hobby  
  129. The farmer's market on Richmond Avenue
  130. Matinee at the Ritz theater
  131. Faber Pool
  132. Ice skating on Pots & Pans
  133. In the 1940s, along Port Richmond Avenue, there were three five and ten cent stores; Woolworth’s, Kresge’s and Fisher-Beer.
  134. The Draft Board office in St. George.
  135. Eggers
  136. Farms on Richmond Avenue
  137. The airport.
  138. The old pavilion at the Conference House
  139. Lane Theater
  140. Swiss Chalet
  141. Goldens Deli Richmond Avenue
  142. Penn fruit Supermarket
  143. Joe's cab stand next to rail road tracks. ~ Eltingville~
  144. The concerts at Silver Lake every Wednesday night
  145. Old linoleum factory at the end of Victory Blvd in Travis
  146. Sleigh riding down a steep hill someplace near Gordon St.
  147. The "Honeycomb" in the lower part of the mall
  148. Luke & John's Deli on Victory Blvd
  149. Sand Pits in Great Kills
  150. Franks Candy Store - Mariners Harbor 
  151. The Old New Dorp High School
  152. Cows near Mt Loretto
  153. Cle's Pharmacy ( Midland Beach )
  154. Pete Devitos Dept. Store ( Midland Beach )
  155. Millers Hardware Store ( Midland Beach )
  156. Concerts at Cromwell Center
  157. Wed. night dances at Westerleigh Park,
  158. Friday night dances at Fox Hills
  159. Sleigh riding and ice skating at Clove Lakes   
  160. Christmas locomotive ( I heard of one on New Dorp Lane and one on The Terrace)
  161. Cusack's veggie truck
  162. Robert Hall Clothes Store ( Hylan Blvd )
  163. Deer running wild through the peach & apple orchids.
  164. Old barracks in Fort Wadsworth
  165. St.George Movie Theater
  166. Ruby Lanes
  167. LaRosa's pastry shop on Olympia Blvd in South Beach where Sadie would throw you out if you came too late on Sunday (they closed at 1 or 2 PM and reopened at 4).If you went past the showcases you were in their kitchen. They had the best pastry. I could smell it now. 
  168. Remember horseback riding at cloves lakes,
  169. Skating at Brady's Pond
  170. Burger Chief - Stapleton
  171. "Schwartzies" store in Tompkinsville where Burger King is now
  172. Roller Skating at the Ritz,
  173. Jerry Lewis Theater,
  174. Plaza Casino being knocked down,
  175. Joe's Paramount Bar
  176. Piel's Brewery
  177. Dom's Barber Shop and Shoe Repair - Bement and Forest Avenues
  178. DeJong's Bakery (later Myers Bakery)
  179. Smiling Sunnys Toy Store ( Forest Avenue )
  180. Sacred Heart's Summer Bazaar
  181. Mucci's Sporting Good's Shop
  182. Remember the fire dept big ladder truck driving down North Railroad Avenue every Christmas morning with one fireman dressed as Santa and giving away small boxes of candy to any kids that would run out of the house to get it. They would pass my block between 6 & 7 AM every Christmas morning for years
  183. Oven Bake Shop
  184. Rome's Flying A gas station in Dongan Hills around Cromwell Ave and Atlantic Ave.
  185. Tassis's Tire Town corner of Midland and Hylan
  186. The Dog House in Dongan Hills
  187. Bohack in New Dorp
  188. Safeway Supermarket Hylan and Old Town Road
  189. There was a soda factory at the corner of Old Town Road and Hylan Blvd where the bank is now. I believe it was Squirts
  190. Francis Ford, Hylan Blvd Dongan Hills
  191. Marone's hardware, Norway Avenue
  192. The Cafe Clarette
  193. The "Sugar Bowl" was a little shop on Victory Boulevard by Grand Avenue. Sweets galore!
  194. Horrman's ( 2 R's) Castle on Howard Avenue was the home of the one owner of the old Stapleton Brewery, Rubsam and Horrman. The site is now housing, it was at Osgood Avenue and Vanderbilt Avenue.
  195. Memoly Motors, a Dodge dealership on Richmond Terrace at Jewett Avenue.
  196. Stuckey's Auto Salvage, Amboy Road
  197. Wagner's, used to be a Chrysler dealer on Richmond Road close to the Expressway.
  198. Dinger's farm, now Macy's and Circuit City area.
  199. Dave's Soda Shop on Bay St. in Rosebank
  200. Dot and Vic's Candy Store on Hylan Blvd. & Tompkins in Rosebank
  201. Joann's Candy Store on the corner of Evelyn Place and Bay St.
  202. Sliding down a dirt hill behind Labetti Post on a cardboard box
  203. Playing football behind Labetti Post
  204. Swinging on a tree rope behind Labetti Post
  205. Smoky's Candy Shop on Fingerboard
  206. Running under all the clothes racks at Robert Halls Clothes Store
  207. Auer's Bakery on Targee Street (Richmond Road?) Concord
  208. Sleigh riding on cardboard boxes behind Labetti Post from Maryland Ave.
  209. Visiting the museum at Fort Wadsworth
  210. Summer camp at Damatti''s playground Rosebank. Roller-skating, tennis and art and crafts trucks would come.
  211. The "Pelican Club" on Fingerboard Rd.
  212. Smokey's donut shop on Fingerboard Rd. The donuts used to taste like cigarettes
  213. St. Mary's School on Bay Street, when there were nuns for teachers and hot lunch. Sister Basil
  214. Putting baseball cards on our bike spokes to make clicking noises.
  215. Hanging out at Mount Manresa, and getting chased out by the nuns
  216. Playing softball at East Shore Little league.
  217. The old P.S.13 on Anderson and Hylan
  218. Richies Ice Cream Parlor - Dongan Hills
  219. The Honeycomb at the SI Mall
  220. The Factory
  221. Rocky Horror Midnight Show
  222. Sid's Candy Store on Forest Ave
  223. Joe's Question Mark Richmond Avenue  & Victory Blvd. - Italian American Restaurant
  224. Johnny Maestro singing in the stair well on the 8:10 ferry to NY
  225. Drag Racing on Arden Ave.
  226. New Dorp- Curtis Thanksgiving Football games
  227. Semlars Park ( now Grant City Apartments)
  228. Professional Wrestling ( Wiessglass Stadium)
  229. Bayonne- Staten Island Ferry
  230. The Pavilion ,Tottenville
  231. Fitzgerald's Nite Club
  232. The Italian Kitchen Hylan Blvd
  233. The East Shore Community Center Fox Hills
  234. Lucci's Bowling Alley,Grasmere
  235. Eibs Pond Mosel Ave.
  236. Edna's Sweet Shop, at the top of Hyatt Street, on St. Mark's Place. After a movie at the St. George, that was the place to go.
  237. The Victory Theater was up the street and you got to see 2 movies for 10 cents on Saturday and sometimes they gave dishes and glasses away as gifts.
  238. The two way toll at the Verrazano Bridge sometimes missed exact change hopper had to open car door
  239. The Cobblestone roads on Snake Hill and Todt Hill Road
  240. As kids we swam in the old saw mill creek and off the old Manhattan barge down from Travis Ave.
  241. My father's best friend, Bill LaTourrette, lived in Mariner's Harbor with his wife. At the back of his backyard was a tiny house, rather run down even to my young eyes (maybe I was 8 or 9) belonging to a Miss Butts who lived alone. She was very old and frail, and I was afraid of her. One day Uncle Bill and I paid her a visit and she fascinated me. She had a deep voice and gnarled hands from arthritis. Fear was replaced by an eagerness to get to know her. We talked many times. I loved her stories of Buffalo Bill coming to SI and setting up on the property in back of her. This little house had been her home and she never left it. Stories of cowboys and Indians, Annie Oakley, buffalo and trick riders were music to my ears. It must have been wonderful then.
  242. The fluoroscope machine at Lobel's children's dept. where you could x-ray your feet in sickly green and watch the bones move!
  243. I think the matron at the Capitol in the '40s was Mrs. Snow. Starched white clothing and white hair.
  244. Wednesday was plate night at the Ritz Theater on Richmond Ave. In the late '50s, three of us - my mother, aunt and I, and sometimes my cousin, would see the evening movie and get a plate or whatever, for my cousin's upcoming wedding. It was only 35 cents on plate night.
  245. An ice cream place that looked like an ice cave with penguins and polar bears (looked like an iceberg). Near South Beach. What was the name...the Polar Cave? (New Dorp? Maybe)
  246. Sleigh riding on the hill in front of the Latourette Country Club right outside of historic Richmondtown.
  247. Cutting class and exploring the TB wards at Seaview
  248. When Great Kills "village" actually was a real village with a Chinese Laundry, fish market,  Farrell's Hardware Store, Harry's Dept. Store, Trunz's Meat and last but not least Benedicts Grocery Store where the butcher would slice you a piece of cold cut while your mother shopped!
  249. When the Express Bus to Manhattan was a dollar
  250. The original SIRT with wicker type seats instead of plastic
  251. Rickels Home Improvement store
  252. Farrell’s ice cream parlor at the Mall – remember “the zoo”??
  253. Clarence the milkman (Tottenville)
  254. Living below the blvd. in Tottenville
  255. Driving all the way down to the waterfront at the Conference House, before the barricade was put up
  256. Frank’s Bakery at the corner of Amboy Road & Sleight Ave.
  257. Shopping in Port Richmond Center before the Mall was built
  258. The Century Inn (now Killmeyer’s)
  259. Rinky Dink Roller Rink on Main St. in Tottenville
  260. Santa Claus handing out toys on Innis Street by the Cichon Post in Elm Park.
  261. George's candy store - Guyon Avenue near Oakwood Train Station
  262. Pinky and Jacks luncheonette on New Dorp Lane corner of Clawson Street
  263. The Pizza at 3 Jays
  264. Drag racing in EJ Korvettes parking lot
  265. I remember walks in Clove Park on Easter Sunday afternoons, after  church. 
  266. New Dorp Lane Paul's Sweet Shoppe for the black & white egg creams.
  267. The Red Barrel Tavern, South Beach on the corner of Sand Lane and Seaside Blvd.
  268. Johns Bargain Store was not only in Stapleton, there was 1 on Richmond Avenue near the railroad tracks.
  269. Nathans on Hylan Blvd near Tysen's and the Grant's shopping center.
  270. Next to Sears was Neisners a five and ten
  271. Cromwell Center in Tompkinsville
  272. St. George Diner on Bay Street
  273. There were 3 locations for Pal Joey's Pizza,  Oakland and Forest, Forest and Davis & Bement at Forest.
  274. I remember going blackberry picking with my brother and all the honeysuckles that grew behind our house. my sister worked at the candy counter in the palace theater, we always did our Christmas shopping on Richmond Avenue where the lights were strung across the street.
  275. Lets not forget "Schaeffer's Tavern" located at Victory Blvd. & Bradley Ave. Schaeffer's Tavern has been around since  the 1930's and is still an excellent eating & drinking establishment.
  276. James Thompson and sons Lumber Co. and Thompson Stadium, where they had football games and midget auto races. A public school on Tompkins Ave in Stapleton now stands there.
  277. Dorhety's Bar on New Dorp Lane
  278. The Stumble Inn on Post Ave.
  279. Coral Lanes Bowling Alley on Richmond Ave now the Coral Shopping Plaza
  280. Victory Lanes Bowling Alley
  281. Sunset Lanes on Richmond Ave. now the 122 pct sub station
  282. Piazza's Bakery
  283. Tucky's
  284. Miniature golf Arthur Kill and Richmond
  285. Blue Willow Inn
  286. Al's Pizza
  287. "Old Dutchman's"  bar and grill  at the top of Clarke Ave
  288. Sarcone's Pony Rides
  289. Palermos
  290. The Towne House
  291. Aliseo's Market
  292. Sam's Taxi
  293. Silvestri's Gas Station
  294. Zilly's Pontiac
  295. Central Lanes
  296. Rendezvous Club
  297. Log Cabin Inn
  298. Ann's Sweet Shop across from Central Lanes
  299. Pops candy store.
  300. Vigliottis Bakery
  301. Beddia Bros Bakery
  302. Ice skating on the site that is now Waldbaums on Richmond Ave.
  303. Grasso's Pizza
  304. Fanelli's Farm
  305. Lady of Pity Bazaar Lamberts Lane and Richmond Avenue
  306. Beauty Pond
  307. Orchard Inn
  308. Mardi Gras Club Great Kills
  309. Meurot Club
  310. Casa Barone in St. George
  311. Oak Room
  312. Boulder Stadium off Arlene
  313. Sleigh riding down Lamberts Lane toward South Ave.
  314. Swimming in the creeks below South Ave.
  315. Plaza Casino
  316. Knotty Pine Lanes
  317. Sunnyside Club
  318. Finest Supermarket
  319. Sally's Ice Cream truck
  320. Red & Tan and Blue and Grey bus to the city
  321. Dew Dale record shop at Castleton Ave. and Richmond Avenue
  322. PRHS graduation walking from the CYO to the Ritz
  323. Decker Ave Christmas tree
  324. Riding in the September Horse Shows at Clove Lake Stables.
  325. Forest Dance Studio
  326. Lady of Good Counsel Dances
  327. Palms Pizza on Castleton
  328. Brighton Lounge on Brighton Avenue, near Goodhue Park
  329. Crocitto's
  330. Columbian Lanes Bowling Alley
  331. Bohack’s Supermarket on Forest Ave
  332. Splash parties at Goodhue Pool, New Brighton and everyone trying to get the greased watermelon out of the pool
  333. Marty's candy store on New Dorp Lane
  334. Avino's pizza  at New Dorp Beach
  335. The original Jolly Trolley was located on Clove Road just before Victory Blvd.
  336. The Miami Club in South Beach
  337. Charlie Chips delivery truck bringing potato chips to your door
  338. The Sugar Bowl on Victory near Grand Ave was called “Annie’s Sugar Bowl” 
  339. Weissglass stadium stock cars. I went round an round, some times upside down. Charles Edkins #43x 
  340. Tumble Town (an outdoor trampoline center on Post Ave near Clove Road)
  341. The Miami Club (a night club on Jersey St and Brighton Ave that attracted many celebrities).
  342. The Good Humor Man (In his white suit)
  343. Dugans Bakery Trucks
  344. The Knights of Columbus on Clove Road (with the bowling alley in the basement).
  345. Cricket games at Walker park
  346. Little Joe's Pony Track and Animal Farm on Richmond Ave in Graniteville
  347. Tucky's Pizzeria on Arthur Kill Road in Greenridge
  348. Jean's Beans in Forest Ave Plaza selling cooked foods for take-out
  349. Rendevous Club on Richmond Ave opp. Our Lady of Pity R.C. Church Bulls Head
  350. US Army camp on Richmond Ave in Bulls Head
  351. Zinicola's Bakery on Hooker Place opposite Denino's
  352. Casa Nova Restaurant on Richmond Ave in Port Richmond
  353. Teams of guys climbing the grease poles to get the prizes at the top at summertime feasts at Our Lady of Pity, St. Michael's (Mariner's Harbor) and other local Churches 
  354. Lemon creek and Richmond Ave. drawbridges
  355. Millways bar on Hylan and Adams Street
  356. The Alps restaurant on Richmond Road in New Dorp
  357. Charlie Stringer's team of Belgian horses stabled at Franzreb's.  He was a powerful, small black man who loved those horses and he'd hitch them up for hayrides and parades.  I believe he was also a farrier
  358. The zoo after Church on Sunday.  One birthday morning my father asked the primate keeper if I could go behind the rail and touch a spider monkey.  I did!  It was magical for a young animal lover.
  359. Surf Club, Ocean Avenue & Seaside Blvd, South Beach
  360. Jakes Ice Cream Trucks on the South Shore
  361. Shoals Dock and Marina
  362. Jumping off the sand dunes when they were building Crookes Point
  363. Flash Gordon serials on Saturday morning at the Ritz Theater
  364. Parks Dept. dances on Wednesday nights alternating between Westerleigh Park, McDonalds Playground, and Cromwell Center
  365. Ski jump on Little Clove Road
  366. Sleigh Riding all the way down Waters Avenue
  367. Veterans gazebo at Jewett Ave. and Boulevard
  368. After school swimming at the old JCC
  369. "Dressing" the May Pole in Clove Lakes Park
  370. Barranco's Diner on Forest Ave.
  371. Taking what seemed like the longest ride in the world by car-Drumgoole Blvd.
  372. Every storefront on Richmond Ave. occupied by would be doo wop groups
  373. The miniature golf course at New Dorp Lane and Hylan Blvd.
  374. The Polar Cave across New Dorp Lane from The miniature golf.
  375. Fitzgerald's Hotel and ball field at the foot of Nelson Ave. in Great Kills.
  376. WWII Honor Roll - top of Nelson Ave and Amboy Road in Great Kills
  377. Tiger Market - Great Kills Village.
  378. Browers Hardware - Great Kills Village.
  379. Katzmans Dept. Store - Great Kills Village.
  380. Jim & Charlies Barber Shop - Great Kills Village.
  381. Talk of The Town Tavern - Great Kills Village.
  382. Fiorelli's Shoe Store - Great Kills Village.
  383. Fiorelli's Drug Store - Great Kills Village.  
  384. Staten Island Edison Company - Great Kills Village.
  385. Bub Cohn's Fish Market - Great Kills Village.
  386. The Great Kills Bank - Great Kills Village.
  387. Whitmans Candy Store - Great Kills Village.
  388. The Bock Agency - Great Kills Village.
  389. Sherman Williams Paint Store - Great Kills Village.
  390. Nicotinie's Taylor Shop - Great Kills Village.
  391. Springstead Lumber Co. - Great Kills Village.
  392. Ralston's Grocery Store - Great Kills Village.
  393. I used to get ready for school by the clock on the old R&H Brewery
  394. Sleigh riding in Silver Lake Golf Course on the "big" hill
  395. Beefsteak Charlie's (by the Mall)
  396. Lucci's TV
  397. Friday Night dances at St.Peters H.S.
  398. Forest Avenue Farmers exchange, now Pastosa's, especially at Christmas with the tree's for sale.
  399. Staten Island Pickle Works on Targee St.
  400. Picking blackberries next to Anne's Sugar bowl at Victory Blvd and Melrose Ave.
  401. Moore's Stable on Victory Blvd, where the mounted police kept their horses.
  402. Playing "pickup" ball at Clove Lake park, basketball, football, baseball, whatever!
  403. Shoe Barn in Port Richmond, where you went for school uniform shoes.
  404. Piels Brewery, originally Rubsam and Horrman.
  405. Hormann Castle when the Presentation Nuns lived there.
  406. Augustinian Academy on Grymes Hill.
  407. Amboy Twin Cinema's - Amboy Road in Great Kills
  408. SIRT with the wicker-covered seats that would flip back & forth
  409. Public schools were open during the summer for sports, crafts, food, and trips.
  410. Tavern on the Green restaurant Hylan Blvd., New Dorp
  411. Temptee Freeze ice cream shop corner of Greeley Ave and Hylan Blvd.
  412. Goodies Hamburgers opposite Temptee Freeze corner of Greeley Ave and Hylan Blvd.
  413. Weissglass Milk, delivered to your house in glass bottles
  414. I remember sleigh riding down Targee Street from Van Duzer
  415. In Stapleton, there were dances at Immaculate Conception Church, then we went to dances at Tappen Post, and at the Armory
  416. Porters Frozen Custard Stand it was across Arthur Kill Road from Al Deppes
  417. Fair Way Club (Dining and Dancing) it was across Richmond Avenue from Al Deppes.
  418. Gretta Nissen Florist I used to work there for 25 cents an hour. Milton, Gretta, and Lillian Nissen were very friendly people
  419. I had a gas station and garage at 4585 Amboy road Eltingville the name was Clint's Auto Service I wonder if any body remembers my Gas Station.
  420. Miltons Beacon (great fast food) a restaurant that was built just like a Light House. It was on the corner of Richmond Hill Road and Richmond Avenue.
  421. Arthur Kill Incinerator where they burnt all the garbage that was picked up on Staten Island.
  422. (Gus and Frank Dinger) Dingers farm
  423. A trolley called The Red Mike along Richmond Avenue
  424. Sarlos Soda and Ice cream on Broad Street and Targee Street. (The music was playing on the Wurlitzer and best ice cream sodas on earth)
  425. My mother swam from South Beach to Hoffman Island and back
  426. My Dad owned the College Pharmacy Van Duzer St.
  427. I delivered prescriptions by bike to the soldiers families living in Fox Hills.
  428. I took lessons at Franzrebs Stables in Clove Lake.
  429. We often took blankets to Silver Lake Park, and slept there on a hot night.
  430. Dad owned Katz Drugs and Surgicals on Bay and Water St. in Stapleton.
  431. St. Louis Academy on Drumgoole Blvd.
  432. Barranco's Diner (Vic Barranco owned it) in West Brighton was called the Midway Diner
  433. Marconi's Restaurant, New Dorp Beach behind the bowling alley.
  434. Dongan Hills train station, a stationery store that all the kids called "Carls" which also had a soda fountain .
  435. Nanette's in Tompkinsville
  436. Empire Theater with a dollar in the 50’s $.25 for the double feature with cartoons etc from 10am- to 4 pm .You could win prizes , see a live stage show etc You could have candy for .05 and soda or popcorn for a dime….I remember hiding behind the half wall when they played Dracula with Bela Lugosis
  437. Ice skating at Jack's Pond
  438. Fairyland and the Sandpit behind Great Kills swim club
  439. Joey's Showboat and Sonny's Lounge
  440. I lived in Bulls Head and I remember the rodeo down the street – I would wait on the curb for one of the cowboys to come down the street walking out the horse and ask for a ride – they always gave me one…..– but it is so cool to tell people that I grew up down the street from a rodeo!!!
  441. I also remember all the farms down Richmond Ave. – from Victory Blvd. to past where the mall is now
  442. All those concerts were at the Ritz Theater
  443. Henny’s Steak House
  444. LaRosa's Bakery , South Beach (they had the best lemon ice)
  445. May's and Fay's Hotels, South Beach
  446. The train with wicker seats that you could move backwards and forwards.
  447. One of My dad first jobs was delivering coal to homes on S.I. and dropping some coal from the truck along the way in poor neighborhoods.
  448.  Aida's Bakery on New Dorp Lane, across from The Lane Theater
  449. The Sail Inn Bar on Hylan Blvd & Nelson Ave, Great Kills
  450. Gulf Station at Post and Richmond Avenue
  451. Habilds Camera and Art Store on Winham Avenue - New Dorp.
  452. Ciro's Italian restaurant on Reid Avenue and Hylan Blvd
  453. The Island  Movie Theater on Richmond  Ave.
  454. I remember the rodeo that used to be on the corner where Richmond Terrace met Richmond Avenue right across the street from Seduttos
  455. Record Baron on forest where everyone bought their 45's
  456. Master pizza,   When Eggers was across the street from Sears
  457. Berts Gift Shop in Port Richmond
  458. Life Savers' Beach in Tottenville
  459. A popular place in Tottenville in the fifties was The Hut, a hamburger place on Amboy Road, where we could go for a burger or just hang out. 
  460. Fox Hills Army Post, Concord, where Italian POWs were kept
  461. The Keyboard Lounge in Grant City and Emily singing “Crazy”
  462. The Lion’s Den on Midland Avenue
  463. Otto’s  Sweet Shop on Victory Blvd, people running to catch the bus to ferry. picking up the paper and leaving a nickel  
  464. The Village Inn on Richmond Road
  465. Trimsrche's Restaurant Hylan Blvd & Alter Avenue, Dongan Hills
  466. Sandy's Rowboats in Lemon Creek
  467. Flo's Bar and the Castaways Bar on Sequine Ave.
  468. S.S. White Dental Works
  469. Thomas's Rent a Boat They were all painted orange and kept on moorings at the mouth of Lemon Creek.
  470. The C.Y.O camp on Johnson Terr. And Sequine Ave.
  471. The bridge over Lemon creek (it opened by moving on tracks)
  472. Anne's Candy Shop at the corner of Castleton Ave/Brighton Ave.
  473. Crupi's Cozy Corner  - corner of Bay Street and Maryland Avenue in Rosebank.
  474. Perosi's Ceramic Studio In Elm Park.....forty years of fun
  475. New Dorp - Curtis annual Thanksgiving Football game at Weissglass Stadium. 
  476. The old blue and white laundry on Post Ave. and Clove Road
  477. Plaza Casino Bowling Alley
  478. The Wright Toy Store on Van Duzer
  479. Eibs home delivery milk service to your front door
  480. The changing of the name of Seaside blvd. to Father Cappidano Blvd
  481.  Paul's Sweet Shop in New Dorp.  Aside from selling the best darn Egg Cream you ever had, Paul used to sell pea shooters with extra bags of ammo that we would by and bring them into the Lane Theater, sneak up into the balcony and start shooting people during the movie. Paul himself was not a bad guy but he had no patience for kids. Especially juveniles.  If you were a kid and in the scope of 2 minutes after entering the store without spending money, Paul would chase you out and you wouldn't even think about reading any comics or magazines without first paying for them.
  482. Going  for shoes at Buster. Browns on Forest Ave.   They had penny machine in the store, you could watch a Charlie Chaplin  short.
  483. I remember in the early 50s there were two neighboring eating places in
    the same location as Al Deppe's -- one was called the Jolly Trolley and the other, The Loose Caboose -- more hot dogs and ice cream. Collectively, they were all "Al Deppe's" in our minds. 
  484. I could remember when R&H was right up the street from where I lived (Wright St)  My friends and would go to the back of the brewery and climb up the latter to the tower where we would catch a few pigeons and sell them for a dime each to Rubin's egg and chicken market located on water street right under the train tracks.
  485. Steckman's Sporting Goods on Bay Street next to the Paramount Theater. Supplier of Spalding Hi- Bounce" pinkies  and sneakers and ice skates to "The Island" for over 50 years.
  486. Marine Motor Sales (MG-Triumph-Saab-Jaguar) 419 Castleton Ave. last British new car franchise on Staten Island
    The Factory Rock Club
  487. My mother and father Charles and Caroline Gerhard were caretakers for the Old Actors Home (torn down 1934) which was across from the S.I. Zoo
  488. The Tompkinsville Blue Jays Basketball Team
  489. Bobby Darren used to spend his summers with his family in a bungalow at the beach
  490. Nanette's Ice Cream Parlor in Tompkinsville
  491. Hillside Swim Club on Signs Road
  492. Casa Nova Restaurant in Port Richmond
  493. Double D Deli which became Double S next to the Dakota Diner on Richmond Ave
  494. Arnold Palmer Batting Cage and Miniature Golf on Forest Ave & South Avenue just a little past Majors across the street from Knotty Pines Lanes
  495. Batting cage and Driving Range on Goethals Rd which is now a trailer park
  496. "Big Moe's"  hot dog truck that was parked on South Avenue near the SI Expwy for over 30 years
  497. Domenico bus to the city
  498. Alessio’s on Richmond and West Caswell
  499. Clove Lake Ice Skating – Before the bubble!
  500. Santos Sporting Goods on Hylan Blvd
  501. Bills World of Sports on Victory Blvd
  502.  Bennett’s Bicycles was always needed at least once every summer to fix a flat or a bent rim - on Jewett Avenue
  503. Kobren’s Pharmacy on Forest Ave
  504. MacDonalds Inn (tavern/eatery) at 238 Morningstar Road owned by my dad (Phil Perosi's)
  505. Hadaar Disco  located on Clove Road
  506. Shoshoni Disco located on Manor Road 
  507. I remember seeing vaudeville shows in the Ritz Theater on Saturdays
  508. There were rowboats in Clove Lake.
  509. We hitch-hiked to the beaches
  510. Victory Blvd had trolley cars
  511. Moe's candy store in Sunnyside
  512. The first A & P, air-conditioned, in Stapleton
  513. The 1938 hurricane
  514. The Country Squire Press on 48-50 Jefferson Blvd. in Annadale (Owned by Bernard Zipprich)
  515. Angelo's Hair Stylist 505 Forest Avenue (Owned by Angelo Call from 1947 to the late 1960’s)
  516. Railroad tracks were ground level ,with R.R crossing gates at some street crossings
  517. St Christopher’s Church , that was bought from Sear & Roebucks ,shipped to the location  in  boxes
  518. Playing football for the Staten Island Tigers, home base was Grant City
  519. I remember seeing soldiers parachuting into Miller Field
  520. I remember the Old Army hospital in New Dorp Beach being knocked down with a wrecking ball
  521. The Carousel Diner ( Tottenville ) 
  522. Main Bar and Grill on Main St. ( Tottenville ) 
  523. Club 93 was on Main St. and Arthur Kill Rd ( Tottenville ) 
  524. Ammy's Men's Shop on Main St ( Tottenville )
  525. Mary's Five and Ten on Amboy Rd and Main St ( Tottenville )
  526. Antonio's Pizza on Amboy Rd. near Main St ( Tottenville )
  527. Playing tennis at the Tottenville Racquet Club
  528. The Factory Rock Club
  529. Terramarine Hotel Staten Island Huguenot Avenue
  530. Piels Brewery
  531. The Park Villa
  532. Jack in the Box on Victory Blvd near Jewett Ave
  533. Angelina's Pizzeria, Todt Hill
  534. The Blackout of 1977
  535. Johnny the ice cream truck man he would throw bubble gum up in the air with one marked for a free ice cream
  536. 1961. Quart bottles of milk from Weissglass dairy had U.S. presidents pictures and info on the bottle caps. First the company gave you a sheet with the pictures of the Presidents , and a place to tape the bottle cap to
  537. The Swamp. Colon Ave & Katan Ave. We would ice skate there in the winter. In the summer tell stories of people drowning while walking their dogs there
  538. The 6's on Forest Ave
  539. Two early Boy Scout Camps. One in Annadale in 1915 off Arden Avenue called Camp Wilson and another on Clove Lakes called Camp DuBois in 1917
  540. Angelos Pizza on Canal Street.
  541. Earls Sporting Goods and Record Shop, Canal Street
  542. Colonial Lanes, Bay Street
  543. Gigi's Tavern, Rosebank
  544. Golden Cue Pool Parlor, Canal and Wright Streets
  545. Stapleton AC Bowling, Baseball, Basketball
  546. Shields Deli Broad Street before moving to Hylan Blvd in Great Kills
  547. Millers Pharmacy Broad Street
  548. Gelgiesers Hardware Broad Street
  549. Stape Darts Football
  550. Thompson’s Stadium now the Stapleton Houses
  551. Mickey Jays Bar Broad Street
  552. Sam' (Belotti) Service Station Tompkins Avenue
  553. Charlie and El's Pine Room Fingerboard Road
  554. Pier 6 Tompkinsville
  555. Staten Island Hospital, Castleton Avenue
  556. Goodhue Pool Lafayette Street
  557. Fagos Barbershop Tompkins Avenue
  558. The Corn Exchange Bank, became Chemical Corn Exchange then Chemical 
  559. Trunz Butcher & Market
  560. St. Christophers yearly picnic at Semlars Park. 
  561. The Corner House Bar and Restaurant on Lincoln Ave and North RR Avenue.
  562. The Rex Theater in Stapleton it had wooden bench for chairs 10 cents admission and the huge live big bands at the Tompkinsville piers on Saturday nights
  563. There was also a roller skating rink down the street from the Paramount Theater
  564. The Elegants, practicing in our school hall.
  565. The roaring of engines from the stock car races at Weisglass stadium
  566. New Dorp High School Bowling Team.
  567. During WWII I lived at the top of Chestnut Ave. on the corner of White Plains Ave.  There was an old wooden bridge over the railroad that went up to Fox Hills.  From what I can remember, there were mostly black army troops that were stationed there And every morning they marched down Chestnut Ave. to the docks.  Don’t know what they did down there.
  568. Hedges (New Dorp)
  569. Also at Fox Hills there were Italian POW’s.  And they played soccer and as kids we would stand on the bridge and watch them..   After the war I do know that some of the prisoners stayed in Rosebank
  570. There were Flower factories down on Tompkins Ave. and Chestnut.
  571. Watching the “King and His Court” play softball at Weisglass Stadium
  572. Skippy's Hot Dogs (Truck- since the 50's) parked on Hylan Blvd near Slater Blvd in Dongan Hills.
  573. Three Hills (a/k/a Down Back) located off Holland Avenue and Richmond Terrace in Arlington/Port Ivory/ Mariners Harbor.  There were three swamps there with three little hills (hence the name). 
  574. Neisner's Dept Store on Forest Avenue.  There was a Diner in there and they would have you pop a balloon for a penny ice cream sundae. 
  575. Plaid Stamp Store on New Dorp Lane.
  576. The Mini Lounge in Dongan Hills.
    The Wonder Bar on Midland Ave
  577. Cavanaugh Leagues, twilight and Sunday morning softball.
  578. Watching from Dominic's pizzeria the making of the video poppa don't preach from Madonna
  579. Dugan's delivering bread to the door
  580. Safeway on Victory Blvd at Westcott
  581. Robins Reef Buick on Van Duzer
  582. Island Chevrolet on Castleton at Clove
  583. Petrillo Oldsmobile on Castleton at Broadway. 
  584. Fairyland( the woods that ran from Giffords Lane to Richmond Ave near Arthur Kill Rd.
  585. Watching Rodeos at Weisglass stadium.  I remember there was some cowboy who had singing whips and he rode a  black horse with white saddle and bridle named Rye Whiskey.  He'd whip cigarettes right out of some woman's lips!
  586. Finding salamanders in the Silver Lake Park creek
  587. Major's Department store's food market's grocery conveyor belt.  You would put your groceries in a wooden box with a number to remember, put it on a conveyor belt that took your groceries out while you went to get your car, and when you pulled up there were your groceries waiting for you.  Sometimes there would be someone to help put them into your car! 
  588. The milk processing station (you could see the big tanks and tubes through the window) down in Mariner's Harbor on Forest Ave.
  589. Montanti's  a western wear/feed store on   Richmond Terrace near Weisglass Stadium
  590. Galloping on horseback past the Travis generating station smokestack on the soon to be West Shore Expressway before it was paved.
  591. Piccadilly Liquor Store, Victory and Bay St., Tompkinsville (where the Burger King is now)
  592. The Lido Restaurant, Victory Blvd, Tompkinsville
  593. DeNora's Ice, Coal and Oil, New Brighton
  594. Dancing to Cold North at the Hunt and/or Rigby's
  595. Major's Department Store -  Mariners Harbor
  596. Jimmy Mack (you can still see him perform on the Island)
  597. The Road House, Clove Road
  598. Manor Sweet Shop, Manor Road 
  599. Concerts at Snug Harbor, Richmond Terrace 
  600. St. Rita's Church Bazaars, Bradley Avenue
  601. Manor House, Manor and Tillman
  602. Fazzino's Superette, Manor Road
  603. New Dorp Lumber
  604. Lerner's
  605. Tyrone's Shoes
  606. Oven Bake Bakery
  607. John's Bargain Stores.
  608. Just outside the Forest Avenue Shopping Center was a small dance studio that was always busy, and across the street was the Robert Hall clothing store
  609. The old railroad that used to run through Mariners Harbor.
  610. The Sanitation Depot which used to be on Alaska Street.
  611. Plaza Casino, a banquet hall on Castleton Avenue which held many weddings, receptions and special events.
  612. Nat’s Candy Store on the corner of Rose Avenue & South Railroad Avenue
  613.  Conte’s Grocery Store on North Railroad Avenue
  614. Wetson's - I remember getting 2 hamburgers, french fries and a coke for 99 cents!
  615. Staten Island Speed Shop
  616. Richmond Auto Parts
  617. Nedicks ...... tucked into that back corner of the Forest Avenue Shopping Center where the kitchen/grill was in the center of the restaurant and you could watch them cook your burgers ....... where the hamburgers smelled like heaven and tasted just as good, and where they had buckets of pickles on every table.
  618. Majors had a supermarket section in the back, and after paying for the groceries you could have someone put your groceries into bins on a conveyor belt that brought it all to the back of the store where you could pull up and have them loaded into your car. 
  619. Majors also had Santa arrive every year in a helicopter 
  620. Bennet's Bicycles was always needed at least once every summer to fix a flat or a bent rim......and they're still there on Jewett Avenue today
  621. Circle-S Milk Farm on Forest Avenue near Jewett Avenue
  622. Tally Ho Field on Hylan Blvd, Great Kills
  623. Milton's Beacon on Richmond Ave & Richmond Hill Road
  624. Italian farmers delicatessen on New Dorp Lane
  625. St Joseph's Bakery across the street from Italian farmers. They had the
    best Baba Rhum in the world!
  626. Fairyland, a wonderful pristine forest area in the Arthur Kill Road area that ran behind our house on Ridgewood Avenue known as Fairyland.
  627. Hurricane of 1948
  628. A bakery on Castleton Avenue called Shumans Bakery. They had the best jelly donuts, iced coconut and iced coffee cake were the best.
  629. Grandpa's Comedy Club - New Dorp
  630. Moe's candy store opposite the train station on Richmond Avenue, Eltingville, next door to Delco Drugs.
  631. We all use to walk from the top of Ridgewood Avenue where we use to be able to sit and watch the screen at the drive in theater; of course we couldn't really make out what we were seeing, too far.
  632. I am a native Staten Islander and lived on Ridgewood Avenue. My grandparents owned the original Val's Pizzeria, which was my first job at age 11. I sold Christmas trees on the corner in the winter, and worked the garden center in the summer. I also sold pumpkins and dressed up like a farmer girl with braids and a peasant blouse. I worked the deli that was next to the pizzeria for as long as it lasted. Oh yea, and I sold ice cream inside Val's for a very short time. Before Val's of course we all remember Al Deppe's. My father worked at Al Deppe's in the kitchen opening clams.
  633. Club Brazil was located at 86 Mills Avenue in South Beach, and was actually the ground level of a large wooden frame house. The "bar" was located in the center of an entirely residential street (the lot is all attached townhouses now) It catered to a "special" crowd in the 70's and held great live shows back in the day. The clientele were great people and this was their "hide-away" back in a less tolerant time
  634. Steve’s Orange House was located on the shoreline around the Prince’s Bay area.
  635. Pizza Patio (In the Pleasant Plains town, near the train station and owned by the Buono Family from Nocera,Italy.)
  636. Bagel Nosh (Restaurant, right on the corner of Victory and Richmond Avenues.)
  637. Prince's Bay Trade Mart (In the old, former S.S.White factory on Hylan Blvd. down Seguine Ave. It was supposed to be the new :”Mall” of the South Shore, however, it never truly caught on.
  638. Blossoms Disco a disco club on Midland Ave. in front of the hotel.
  639. The Silver Fox  (The local bar in Annadale town.)
  640. The Blooma Barn (Located on the second level of the Prince’s Bay Trade Mart, they sold women’s underwear, gifts and intimate apparel.)
  641. Playing in the abandoned South Field Coal Company
  642. Mark's Chinese Restaurant in Dongan Hills during the mid to late 
  643. Mary’s Variety Shop at 330 Clove Road
  644. Eileen Peters clothing store on Richmond Ave near Forest.  They had the cool car you could play in while your mom shopped for your clothes.
  645. Rickles Hardware Stores.
  646. Big Apple Bazaar that took over the Korvettes building
  647. The Chopper fishing boat that used to dock off Bay street....Their motto was " I caught my whopper on the Chopper"
  648. The rock quarry on Forest Ave.
  649. Picadilly Circus on Richmond Terrace
  650. Tony's Candy Store Forest and Bard
  651. Racenstien's Drug Store Forest and Lawrence
  652. Dongan Diner on Castleton Avenue and Dongan Street
  653. Midway Diner Forest and Broadway
  654. Donoghues Bar and Grill Forest Ave
  655. The corner of Hylan Boulevard and Lamport Boulevard where the bank is now, used to be a Carvel Ice Cream store.  There used to be carnivals in the parking lot once a year.
  656. Raymond’s Bakery in Stapleton
  657. Coopers Tavern (not Cooper’s Bar) Located on Rossville Avenue and was an old-time spot that had the nicest and kindest staff that would serve you. The staff and most of the patrons were old timers from the Sandy Ground area.
  658. Gifts Galore - located on New Dorp Lane near the Blvd. They sold all sorts of gaudy and cheap gift items in the 70’s.
  659. Mrc -The neighborhood local supermarket and general store on Huguenot Avenue. It was there throughout the 1960’s and assuredly before.
  660. The Coffee Shack - located on Huguenot Avenue it was the local coffee and sandwich shop that catered to the Tottenville H.S. students.
  661. Huguenot Library on Huguenot Avenue, the tiny white wooden building is still there today as a thrift shop and was said to be a post-office in the 1950’s.
  662. Alfredo's Restaurant - Hylan Blvd. in Great Kills. They had the best pizza and fried calamari
  663. Beach Haven - a small “women only” bar on Father Capodano Blvd. somewhere between Sand Lane and Midland Ave.
  664. Chester Beach - located along the shoreline just east of Huguenot Avenue. I do remember a cluster of white-washed shacks that served beer and hot dogs around 1969-70.
  665. Honey for the Bees-a disco in the late 70’s on Clove Road
  666. The Sandcastle-a gay bar in the 80’s located in South Beach
  667. Living on Vanderbilt Avenue watching the Verrazano Bridge being built from our second floor picture window
  668. Seeing all the fires in 1963 from the hill behind our house,
  669. The cobblestones on Van Duzer Street, and
  670. Hamburgers and French Fries (with the skin partially on) at Wetson's.
  671. The name of the carousel at South Beach was Terrellis (could've been spelled Tirellis) This was a "real merry go round" with the horses that went up and down and the arm sticking out where one could lean out and try to get the "brass ring" for a free ride. The rest of the rings were iron and the man came around with a wicker basket at the end of the ride and collected them. Whoever got a brass ring stayed on and gave it to the ticket taker at the beginning of the next round. I don't think there was a kid on Staten Island who rode on that ride who didn't sneak at least one iron ring home.
  672. The fishing pier at South Beach: was at the Northernmost (the end closest to Manhattan) end of the boardwalk. In the 40's one could stroll down to the end of the pier and (as a little kid) see people pull in all kinds of fish and crabs: fluke, blue, porgies, stripers, blue crabs, skates, sea robins, sand sharks, eels, etc. There was a roofed pavilion at the end of the pier and some of the local "heroes" would climb the roof and dive off of it. After a couple of bad hurricanes the pier deteriorated and the city fenced off the entrance to it, but people would climb over or make holes through the chain link fence and barbed wire and go fishing anyway. After a few years however, there were not enough deck boards left to walk out on. The last time I saw it, (the 60's) the only things left were a few broken pilings sticking out of the water
  673. The biggest seafood restaurant in Prince's Bay was Semlers.
  674. The biggest factory in Prince's Bay was S.S. White, and they made dental tools. They had some pretty advanced devices that were also used in the fledgling semi-conductor field...sand blasters that allowed development labs to take off molecular layers of the semi- conductors one layer at a time
  675. The famous big ship that got stuck in the mud in the Kill Van Kull was the USS Missouri, the biggest battleship we ever had. She did it coming out of the Bayonne Navy Yard. She was grounded right off Richmond Terrace approximately in front of St. Peter's Girl's High School.
  676. Fitzgerald's Fairway Club was the bar across from Al Deppe's
  677. The bar where Buddy Hackett got a lot of bookings before he was known was Dooley Warren's Melody Club on New Dorp Lane. Tommy Billotti ( Paul Castelano's chauffeur was a bouncer there )
  678. The farmers market on Richmond Ave was called 'the auction' by us old timers.
  679. The Conca D'oro Swim Club on Forest Ave. Mariners Harbor
  680. The Royal Flamingo Swim Club on Amboy Rd.
  681. The D'Antoni's were the barbers of choice.
  682. Bement Pharmacy
  683. Annual Lou Marli Thanksgiving Day Run at Clove Lakes Park
  684. Connies sweet shop, which was right next door to Buda Bakers, where you could get a good egg cream and play a game of pool in the back..
  685. Laughing Fat Lady at Old South Beach Boardwalk (I remember her at the Sand Lane Rides)
  686. The Volunteers of America had a really nice place at the end of Joline Avenue on the beach in Tottenville. It was used for city kids in the summer months.
  687. When we lived on Bement Ave. , we could hear the tigers and lions roar at night (from the Zoo), in the summer
  688. SIRT - The gates were raised and lowered by hand by a worker in a small shack.
  689. During World War II there were army barracks at Fox Hills, over the railroad tracks at the top of Chestnut Avenue, Rosebank
  690. Tray riding down Howard Ave. on trays "borrowed" from Wagner College dining hall
  691. Port Richmond HS basketball team playing for City championship at Madison Square Garden (1957)
  692. We lived on Seaside Blvd. ( Now Father Capadano ), South Beach about 500 feet from May's Hotel. We lived in a bungalow which was very hot in the summer. This was before air conditioning. I remember sleeping on the front porch and going to sleep listening to the sounds of laughter and music coming from May's.
  693. My great Aunt told us stories of coming home from work, SS White's in Prince's Bay, in a horse drawn carriage, in the middle of a snow storm
  694. Family doctors would make house calls for $2 or a chicken leg if you didn't have the $2.
  695. Pharmacist compounded their own prescriptions under the physician's direction.
  696. North Shore Railway was 10 cents from Mariners Harbor to St. George, then you could continue to South Beach as well
  697. I remember the Saturday night auctions near the airport
  698. Miller Field was an U.S. Army Military Base. When I was a child I used to watch the troops jumping hurdles. I'm guessing it was a training base. We always played around with all the kids on the block and sometimes one of them would purposely through one of our shoes over the barbed wire fence just so that we could go to the main gate and have one of the soldiers drive us in a jeep to retrieve the shoe that was thrown over the fence.
  699. My father used to go to Buda's Bakery every Sunday morning to buy crumb buns.
  700. I can remember riding up and down Richmond Ave with maroon and white streamers taped to my car, after the Turkey Day football game between Curtis and New Dorp High Schools
  701. There was Ciro's Italian restaurant on Reid Avenue and Hylan Blvd
  702. Al Deppe's Hot Dog. It brought back GREAT memories. Did you know they had a Franks &Beans plate called "The Gasser"?
  703. I can remember as a teenager, ice skating on Cameron's Pond, we would light a fire on the little island in the middle of the pond
  704. Sloppy-Joe's tavern corner Sunset and Bradley Avenue
  705. Bradley Avenue was called nanygoat hill.
  706. The sound "sh-shineee?" "sh-shineee?" was the call of the shoeshine men on the ferryboats.
  707. I remember climbing the remains of a wooden roller coaster at Midland Beach
  708. I remember the remains of a horse race track (probably the old fairgrounds) on the east side of Richmond Road where the Berry projects are now
  709. This one is a bit long but you are going to love it. It’s from a Staten Island airplane pilot. A year or so before Staten Island Airport closed, an archery range and a golf driving range were opened just north of the airport office building. When we were taxiing out for take off we could see archers and golfers actually trying to hit us. Still have an arrow hole in the plane. Just before we departed the airport for the last time, heading for secure Miller Field, another plane and I took revenge. We taxied first to the archery range, turned out tails to the office and opened full throttle with our brakes locked. My plane has 600 HP and the other plane about half of that power. I suspect some bows and lots of arrows wound up in New Jersey. After dispensing justice to the archery range we repeated the performance for the golf driving range, sending hundreds of golf balls across Richmond Avenue
  710. Miller Field witnessed landings by aviation giants Charles Lindbergh & Admiral Richard Byrd.
  711. Jahn's Deli on Forest Avenue
  712. The WPA was a government program. It paid a small salary to keep people employed during the lean years before WW11. The New York Stage and Theater actors and singers etc. were no different. They would come to Silver Lake and set up a stage and put on Operettas and Plays and we would come from all over the Island with our blankets to sit on the grass and watch some of the best performances we would ever see in our lives for nothing. I think that was some education in itself as I do not think I would have ever have had such an opportunity on my folks income to get to see this caliber of theater.
  713. In the early 'sixties, we'd go to concerts at Silver Lake as well. Also the Joseph Papp Shakespeare productions at Clove Lake.
  714. Benny Goodman came to Midland Beach, or one of the beaches, one summer around '61.
  715. The N.Y. Philharmonic came to the Paramount Theater in Stapleton
  716. Goats on a lawn across the street from P.S. 12
  717. The Candlelight Bar
  718. Joe Rella's Ice Co.
  719. Soap Box Derby Races in St George Theaters parking lot
  720. Playing tackle football on the lawn of Boro Hall in St George
  721. Schwartz 5 & 10
  722. Johnicks On St Pauls Ave. Best Chili dogs ever.
  723. Sleigh riding in Silver Lake Park
  724. Peter Pan Alley on Forest Ave.
  725. I remember when PS 39 had a blacktop ball field installed. It was a big thing in those days and of course they had a parade to celebrate its opening.
  726. Sunnyside Hospital was torn down for the Staten Island Expressway
  727. Zodiac Disco on Hylan Blvd just past Richmond Avenue
  728. Huge live big bands at the Tompkinsville Pier on Saturday nights
  729. I remember when PS 39 had a blacktop ball field installed.  It was a big thing in those days and of course they had a parade to celebrate its opening.
  730. Weissglass was between Union and Van Pelt on the south side of Forest.
  731. My first part-time job was stocking shelves in the toy department at Majors on Forest Avenue.
  732. Stevensons Luncheonette on Victory & Mountainview they had hand packed Breyers ice cream and stayed open late to get the "bulldog" edition of the daily news.
  733. The small town feel that is now missing, such as shopping for Christmas trees on a vacant lot, across from Nunzio's pizzeria on Hylan Blvd. and Midland Ave.
  734. Going with the family to The Moravian florist, to shop for new Christmas lights and ornaments.
  735. Occasionally, on special occasions, having dinner at the Tavern on the Green
  736. I sold magazines in the late 30's, and then the Staten Island Advance in Sunnyside and in Grymes Hill, when it cost 3 cents a copy.
  737. I bought my first 45 record "lightning’s striking again" by Lou Christie at Woolworths. 
  738. We would drive around the Island every Sunday afternoon and go to the Dinger Farm, young Gus was my dad's friend. 
  739. My dad used to drive his (Gus from Dinger Farm) stock car for him at Weissglass Stadium. 
  740. We would go to watch the model airplanes being flown at the old airport. 
  741. St. Peter's dances
  742. I also  remember  Gus Semler , with the football  field and  the  bar ,with the  large multiple seating out houses on  the  picnic area Gus Semler was a  great guy and would do anything for any sport being  played in  the  field , that was surrounded by and old wooden fence
  743. Strawberry ice cream sodas at  Paul's , corner store at  Lincoln and  South Railroad Avenue , Grant City
  744. The  old  train  station  in  Grant City, ( when the  tracks were  above ground )  that  had  a  pot-belly stove in  it, to  keep  warm  waiting  for  the  train
  745. A mafia godfather lived on Staten Island. Paul Castellano, lived in a mansion on a 3.5 acre estate on Staten Island at the top of Todt Hill at 177 Benedict Road ,valued at $3.5 million and built as a copy of the White House. In fact, he called it his "White House."
  746. The El Sal Resturant was located next to the Royal Flamingo Swim Club on Amboy Rd.
  747. Deppes corner consisted of Al Deppes (corner of Richmond Ave & Arthur Kill Road); Gas Station (corner of Arthur Kill Road & Richmond Ave ); Elks Club Building (corner of Richmond & Drumgoole); Miniature golf (corner of Drumgoole & Arthur Kill Road.); Fairway Club (corner of Arthur Kill Road & Richmond Ave)
  748. We used to ice skate on Arbutus Lake. 
  749. Villa Deste Pizza - Oakwood
  750. We also ice skated on Wolf's Pond and the older folks would park their cars facing the pond with their headlights on so we could see. 
  751. Fitzgerald's Fairway Club was the bar across from Al Deppe's
  752. Dairy bought out or absorbed by Weissglass was called New Dorp Dairy
  753. Wooded area on left, heading to Al Deppe's from Gifford's Lane was called Fairyland.
  754. The Orange House was at the foot of Arbutus Ave on the beach. 
  755. As a youngster, it was a great treat to go to Al Deppe's more for the games in the back than  the food! 
  756. Avino's Pizza down at New Dorp Beach. 
  757. We used to go to the Pavilion at the end of Hylan to sit and watch the boats. 
  758. On the fourth of July we would go there to watch the fireworks from Perth Amboy. 
  759. The old bridge over the Fresh Kills was a drawer bridge but never in my life did I ever see it opened
  760. The wicker seats on the train did do a number on women's stockings as there was always a loose piece to snag them! 
  761. There wasn't any air conditioning nor ceiling fans on the trains so the windows were opened to get some air during the summer.
  762. The poles and hanging holders on the trains were white porcelain covered.
  763. The trains also had conductors and other workers on board to take your ticket or sell you a ticket. 
  764. The fare from my house to Great Kills when I was young, was eight cents each way. 
  765. Later on going to the Ferry would cost thirty two cents
  766. The conductor would punch where you got on and were getting off besides the cost.  Everyone, knew the conductors after a while. 
  767. February 1961 after attending a Broadway play, we did finally get to th the Ferry then to the train in St. George.  But the train only got as far as between Tompkinsville and Stapleton due to the heavy, deep snow covering the tracks and third rail.  We spent the night on the train (only about a dozen or so people in total in both cars) until the early morning when a  locomotive came from somewhere, finally and pushed us the rest of the way. 
  768. My dad had an uncle, Joe Pesci, who owned Joe’s  Restaurant (Joe’s Question Mark, The Question Mark
  769. A schoolmate of mine, her father owned a small bar/tavern on Richmond Terrace somewhere between St. Peters Place and Laporte Place.  I believe, if my memory serves me right, it was called the Hole in the Wall.  It was on the Borough Hall side of Richmond Terrace, not the water side and it was quite small. 
  770. Honey for the Bees - a disco in the late 70’s on Clove Road
  771. It is a positive fact that Seaview Hospital was a Tuberculosis Hospital operated by the City of New York.
  772. The Farm Colony was across the way. Not a TB Hospital at all but a home for older people.
  773. Halloran Hospital was a U.S.Army Hospital during WW11 and did a lot of reconstructive surgery for wounded soldiers
  774. Halloran Hospital was changed to Willobrook after the Army moved out.
  775. Sea View was originally use as a hospital for T.B. patients operated by the City of New York
  776. Farm Colony was a cooperative. I remember a very large barn with milk cows. I do believe it was a cooperative farm.
  777. The Sandcastle-a gay bar in the 80’s located in South Beach
  778. My fondest Memories of Graniteville was Dominick’s Pizzeria on the corner of Forest Ave & Morningstar Road.
  779. I could remember when R&H was right up the street from where I lived (Wright St)  My friends and would go to the back of the brewery and climb up the latter to the tower where we would catch a few pigeons and sell them for a dime each to Rubin's egg and chicken market located on water street right under the train tracks.
  780. Habilds camera and art supplies store on Winham Avenue in New Dorp.
  781. Summer camp run by the CYO in Prince's Bay at the end of Seguine Avenue.  (behind SS Whites)
  782. Also in Prince's Bay right next to the CYO summer Camp was a factory which later became in indoor shopping center called the "Trade Mart" where they held Chinese auctions on the weekends.
  783. As kids, we used to play in the greenbelt around the New Dorp/Oakwood area. 
  784. Some people forgot to mention a few things about Paul's Sweet Shop in New Dorp.  Aside from selling the best darn Egg Cream you ever had, Paul used to sell Pea shooters with extra bags of ammo that we would buy and bring them into the Lane Theater, sneak up into the balcony and start shooting people during the movie. Paul himself was not a bad guy but he had no patience for kids, especially juveniles.  If you were a kid and in the scope of 2 minutes after entering the store without spending money, Paul would chase you out and you wouldn't even think about reading any comics or magazines without first paying for them.
  785. Before Jake's ice cream trucks started routes on the south shore.  There was Cal the ice cream man and I have to say, the nicest darn ice cream man I could ever remember.  After he finished serving everyone when he started driving away, he would throw free bubble gum out the
  786. In Great Kills park before they built the stone jetty, there was a bulkhead that you could easily scoop blue claw crabs up with a scoop net.  I remember catching dozens of them and big ones every time I went there and we also used to use the crab traps.
  787. I remember the bridge that runs over the Kill Van Kull on Richmond Avenue was a small two lane narrow stone bridge before they renovated it and people used to crab there.
  788. The junkman coming along Van Duzer street yelling "any junk today?"  his horse had a hat on.
  789. The street cleaners in the 1940's who wore white jackets and swept the curbs pulling a pail on wheels.
  790. Sunnyside Hospital was torn down for the Staten Island Expressway
  791. Zodiac Disco on Hylan Blvd just past Richmond Avenue
  792. The Old Woodrow Methodist Church with a grave yard filled with many, many of the old family names of Staten Island
  793. Library in Huguenot was a very small one room building next to the Reformed Church
  794. Huguenot, there used to be a post office on Amboy Road where, I think a barber shop is now.   Then it became a barber shop and then a sneaker/sports store after the Post Office left.
  795. Remember calling the Verrazano Bridge "the guinea gangplank"
  796. The family of Carolyn Bessette Kennedy summered in the 1950s
  797. South Beach lifeguard parties
  798. The "Perils of Pauline” films were shot at Brady's pond in Grasmere with a special railway line being built as far as Rosebank.
  799. Killie Bends was a tidal creek that ran through the pasture land at Sailor's Snug Harbor in Livingston
  800. The farmers market on Richmond Ave was called 'the auction' by us old timers. 
  801. Always heard that the name Fingerboard Road was given to my street by an old fashioned "Finger Board" sign pointing to street on corner of the now Fingerboard Road and Bay Street. People would always say..."Turn at the Finger Board" and that's how it got it's street name
  802. Our iceman in the 20's was Mr. Franzreb who also had a riding stable on Clove Rd. He used to come to the house with his covered cart pulled by a horse and bring a huge chunk of ice into the house using huge tongs for our old brown wood icebox.
  803. I remember the cement stairs leading up to Tompkins Circle on Victory Blvd. Near the V that formed Corson Ave. And Victory Blvd. When I was young there was a little newspaper kiosk near the stairs and next to that a Chinese Laundry. This was during the late 20s, 30s an 40s.
  804. I remember Kipp's German Bakery at the corner of Monroe and Victory Blvd.
  805. I also remember Goetz Bakery, a half a block up from Kipp's on Victory Blvd. You could get a whole big frosted layer cake there in the 40's for 50 cents.
  806. Howdy Doody's very own Clarabell the Clown appearing at Clove Lakes Stables in the 50's and scaring all the little kids including me since he never talked but just honked his horn and looked downright creepy!
  807. Tony's Candy Store (Bard & Forest) where the owner Tony would give us a peak at his dirty magazines when the "ladies" left the store...Tony was also known for having at least 4 cigarettes going in his ashtray at the same time and never smoking any of them!
  808. My uncle taking me to Weissglass Stadium to see professional wrestling.  I got to meet Killer Kowalski in the locker room having a beer with the Golden Boy Arnold Skoaland.  They were mortal enemies.  How could they be drinking beers together!   And Kowalski was from Poland but speaking perfect English! My uncle reluctantly told me Killer was from Detroit Michigan.   I was shattered.
  809. Smiling Sonny's Toy Store. Forest & Oakland....All those great toys and yet Sonny never smiled
  810. Carvel...Forest & Bard...major hangout....swarms of kids sitting on the back of their cars in the lot wondering where to go and what to do.... and having a great time doing nothing! 
  811. Anderson's Beach House was a trip. It had a stand on the beach that sold soft drinks, hot dogs, etc. The Beach House itself was a bucket of blood, fight's one night friends the next, only local people, Prince Bay. 
  812. The Christmas Tree Inn was just up a couple of blocks, all Jersey kids since 21 was Jersey's drinking age.
  813. The Tottenvilla was another memorable "restaurant" bar on Hylan Blvd. in Tottenville
  814. Alfee's was attached to Al Deppes, just past the arcade
  815. Diving for clams on the sandbar in the middle of Great Kills harbor just had to look for the "State Boat” since it was illegal because of pollution. Never got sick. The “State Boat was gray. Island Marine Services, Great Kills harbor.
  816. The clay pit ponds, from the old brick factory, Now under the garbage dump. Hills Pond, there would have someone drown every year diving on the submerged drag line.
  817. My memories are of Crochito's on Sand Lane, South Beach which - when I was a boy - was a curiosity since it offered burlesque (ladies in various states of undress, which to a 12 or 13 year old in the early 50s always was found to be an intriguing thought, and a continual subject of conversation among me and my pals
  818. LaRosa's Bakery, the best cannolis and Italian ice in NYC, just off Sand Lane (Sal LaRosa was a classmate at New Dorp High School for the two years I attended before I was shipped off to boarding school)
  819. Time Out Arcade (SI Mall)
  820. And, all of the amusement rides at South Beach, and the Boardwalk. As a 17 year old I was an SPH (Seasonal Park Helper) at South Beach, cleaning the beach every summer morning, starting at about 6AM. And a vivid recollection is all of the fires that occurred in the dry cattails of the marsh areas on both sides of Sand Lane, toward the beach. Seems every few weeks, there was a conflagration!
  821. The Esso gas station at Hylan Boulevard and Sand Lane (by the round-about), which was owned by Jimmy "Pip"
  822. There was an infamous pool parlor on the south side of the RR tracks in Grant City. It could be seen from the train.
  823. The pool room in Great Kills was known as Pop Martinson's. It was on the hill on Amboy Road.
  824. The St. George had a kids section where a "Brunhilda" type matron kept you in line and in the in tow didn't mess with her....and we were good kids. Double feature for a Quarter! The "monster" movies were the best....Godzilla, Rodan, Space stories....Theater was well kept and had a peculiar scent to it unlike the other Island theaters
  825. Levine's on Stuyvesant Place a local newspaper, candy, cigar, magazine and soda fountain service....home of the nickel coke and the infamous zombie The zombie was about six or seven different flavors of fountain syrup mixed of course with seltzer....delicious and probably rotted your teeth! Father and Mother Levine gave over to Mel the son after a while. In summer you needed a winter coat it was so cold in there! Mel was always sweating no matter!
  826. Hyatt Sweet Shoppe on same block a few doors over gave them competition for the fountain service but also served as a fast food shop. Curcio Family owned that.
  827. Jone's Dance Studio at 105  Stuyvesant trained many a young lady in Tap Dance. Miss Jones also taught piano
  828. Grasso's grocery store owned by Emilio F. Grasso and wife actually delivered food to the area residents. Nice family owned store. Usually had a cigar in his mouth! Always caring boxes of groceries to his truck for deliveries in the area.
  829. Joe the baker pizza in the same building as the kiddie rides on Sand Lane, South Beach
  830. My brothers used to live in the children’s home (Bethlehem Boys Home) on Fingerboard Road & Hylan Blvd
  831. The bakery in Travis was Gadonski's Bakery
  832. Fiorelli Pharmacy in the center of Great Kills (1934-1969) Had a soda fountain until 1954
  833. Esquire Club  161 Clove Rd at Del. Ave.  S. I., N. Y.   GI 2-9625
  834. The movie the Godfather was filmed in the Sherwood house at 204 Douglas Rd. with a back entrance to Longfellow. The wedding scene was in the Sherwood's back and side yards that was also adjacent to the Norton's home which was also featured in the movie. The film of the baker asking for justice was in the dining room and Sonny's trist was on the second floor in Annie Sherwood's bedroom. The kitchen scene was the Sherwood kitchen unaltered for the movie. In the hallway underneath the stairs leading to the upstairs was a working phone booth. There was a scene with Michael and his wife Kate sitting on a small stone bench. That bench found its way to the Sherwood Farm in Yulan N. Y. via the liberation by the Late Drew Danishewski, the late Peter Sherry, Mike Sherwood and Me, Anthony Rondinelli. We took it in a Volkswagen beetle. The stone wall in the movie was plastic. The Demyans got the contract when one of the film people asked  Bobby Sherwood if he knew of any catering place that could cater to a large group of movie people. Bobby recommended Demyan's who we all knew and was friends with many of the family members. Mr Demyan is in the movie (Jack) standing in some background scenes during the wedding.
  835. The natural spring with the coldest water around, across from St. Simon's in The Clove;
  836. Pete Bisso's nursery south of Richmond Road in Dongan Hills
  837. Travis on Cannon Ave( had a real cannon)
  838. Hay Rides from Clove Lakes
  839. Army/Navy store in Stapleton
  840. The Idle Hour Bar
  841. Tabors Bar
  842. Benny's Soda Shop, Meiers Corners
  843. The old Christopher House off Willowbrook Road was suppose to be Haunted
  844. Woolworth’s for their famous ice cream waffles sandwiches
  845. Going into Woolworth’s for a ice cream sundae and you can pop the balloon for the next free sundae
  846. I lived across from Clove Lakes where the so called Indian Caves were. I heard that some kids got lost in there but actually it was an old iron ore mine from the 1800's and they were blocked off.
  847. Working summers at U.S. Gypsum and the Farmers Market
  848. Going to Staten Island Community College in 1964 which was located at 50 Bay Street. I took the 69th Street ferry from Brooklyn for my first semester
  849. Summers at Graham Beach bungalow Colony
  850. Mr. Munroe's nursery in Sandy Ground who was a descendant of the Maryland Oysterman
  851. Across from the street from the Lane Theatre there was a theatre that showed Italian language films.
  852. Another memory I have is of the Midland Beach boardwalk which had many films shown on an outdoor screen on the boardwalk on some evenings.
  853. I also remember how sad it was when they took down the drive-in theater to make way for the big flea market and eventually the Staten Island Mall.
  854. I remember the blackouts during the war and I remember the celebrations when it ended.  All the mothers and children on Grimsby Street where I grew up went out into the street making a lot of noise by banging pots and pans together.
  855. I remember another hospital on Staten Island you didn’t mention.  It was all the way at the end of the island somewhere since it was known for treating patients with communicable diseases.  When I was about 5 or 6, I developed scarlet fever.  The doctor came to our house and ordered an ambulance to take me to that hospital.  I spent 21 days there in isolation.  The ward I was in was just for children.  We had beds separated from each other by glass partitions that didn’t go all the way up to the ceiling and did not completely close us in since the glass only covered 3 sides of each of our little space.  We could talk to each other and against the nurse’s wishes we used to throw toys and books etc over the partition to the children on either side of us.  My parents could visit but they had to wear masks and gowns and gloves.
  856. I remember that snowstorm of 1947 you mention since my brother was nearly 2 years old and we took him outside so we could take a picture in our front yard on Grimsby Street to show high the snow was.  It was much higher than he was tall. I seem to remember that that snow lasted for months! 
  857. I also remember a few hurricanes.  One hurricane brought flooding.  The army brought vehicles which could move in water as well as land and came up our street and took us to safety in St. Margaret Mary’s church on Lincoln Avenue since it was very high off the ground. 
  858. The cottages of Spanish Camp (near the beach) in Annandale 
  859. After WWII there was an auto dealer on Hylan Blvd and New Dorp Lane, there we could go in and see the new Tucker cars and place an order for a future delivery of one.
  860. I used to go to Semlers Park in Grant City on Sunday afternoons late  l930s they would give us a little beer as we watched a baseball game. I remember meeting the actress Ann Rutherford and some others there one Sunday.
  861. Travis on Cannon Ave( had a real cannon
  862. The Ten Commandments on Rossville Avenue in Rossville
  863. Joes candy store on Arthur Kill and Winant
  864. Woodys junk yard.
  865. Hanging out at the Bentley yacht club
  866. We would walk the beach from the Perth Amboy Ferry up to Lifesavers Beach or to the bottom of Page Avenue
  867. In the winter months we would hang at Ernie's and the corner fountain shop at main and Amboy Road
  868. The floatation platform at the beach near Mount Loretto
  869. I remember a cave off to the left as you went up Victory Blvd hill after passing Clove Lakes Park. The story went that it was an Indian Cave.
  870. Bowling at Sal's on Richmond Avenue
  871. The old US Gypsum Mill on Richmond Terrace, with the chain driven Murphy trucks
  872. Carl's soda shop, right at the Dongan Hills train station.. the best and only egg creams I ever had
  873. Star Theater 10 cent movies
  874. The North Shore SIRT line
  875. Many silent films were shot on Staten Island, including THE PERILS OF PAULINE.
  876. During the war years (WWII) Looked for hostile aircraft, with my father, from the “watch tower” on top of the Wagner College Administration Building.  We occasionally saw  light from the fires of our merchant ships being torpedoed by the Germans.  Watched huge convoys steam out the Narrows in the early morning
  877. Tony's Barber shop on Nelson Avenue
  878. The Springstead Lumber Yard was on Amboy Road at about the Great Kills/Eltingville town line. In the 1930's it was the Springstead Coal Company later morphing into the Springstead Oil Company and then the Lumber Yard
  879. Our apartment building swayed when the LNG tank in Linden NJ blew it's top from accumulated gas that seeped up into the insulation. The explosion blew out many of the storefront window glass at the Forest Avenue Shopping Plaza (Sears)
  880. The Masonic Temple on Amboy Road, Great Kills. Bowling in the basement with that small town flavor of only 4 lanes and pin boys.
  881. Flag Day Parade and Summer music series at Westerleigh Park
  882. Stuckers dock in Great Kills
  883. Stucker's Studebaker Dealership on Amboy Road, Eltingville right next to Springstead Lumber
  884. Prestel Soda Fountain & Paper Store on Richmond Road, Dongan Hills
  885. Walker park clay tennis courts
  886. Shipyards on Richmond Terrace
  887. There was a Miniature Golf Course where the Hess Station is on New Dorp Lane
  888. Crabbing along the bulkhead in Great Kills harbor and bringing home bushels of blue claw crabs.
  889. I grew up in the Todt Hill Apartments. Our apartment building swayed when the LNG tank in Linden NJ blew it's top from accumulated gas that seeped up into the insulation. The explosion blew out many of the storefront window glass at the Forest Avenue Shopping Plaza (Sears)
  890. Galliger's Deli on Amboy Rd. Tottenville across from The Aquahonga Bar
  891. Summertime, The  Good Humor Man, Mr. Softie Ice Cream and the Whip! all for a dime.
  892. Sinclair Gas Station, corner of Midland Avenue & Hylan Blvd (Duane Read is there now)
  893. The little green Brooklyn ferry with the stove in the middle to keep warm
  894. Drinking at the Swiss Chalet in Great Kills
  895. Winter in Staten Island when NYPD closed Snake Hill and you could sleigh ride down the hill instead of the golf course.
  896. Ship Ahoy gas station in Grant City
  897. Phil's Candy Store on Broad Street, Stapleton. Occasionally they put on magic shows for us kids in the basement.
  898. Valentine Pharmacy (established in 1900) originally on Jersey Street and then moved to Forest Avenue
  899. The Chrampanis Farm stand on Richmond Avenue featured a bunny in a hutch. It was a children's
  900. House "O" Weenies (Hylan Blvd in Great Kills )
  901. Joe the Butcher, on Broad St., close to Gordon Street, Stapleton - He was a great old Italian guy, who used to carry a revolver in his back pocket. You'd see it when he turn around to slice your cold cuts.
  902. Motorcycle races up Todt Hill Road (from Richmond Road) on Sunday mornings in the 1940's
  903. Cookies Steak House by Garbers
  904. Sonny’s Lounge in Great Kills
  905. Rick’s All American Bar on Forest Avenue
  906. Cohn’s Babyland & Toyland on Castleton Avenue
  907. Times Square Store on Castleton Avenue
  908. Goodhue Center which is the reason why everyone who grew up in New Brighton knew each other
  909. I grew up in South Beach projects ,  I always looked forward to Summer , that's when Jimmy the Good Humor man came around. I am  talking about 1958 to 1962. He had a thing where you brought ice cream and saved the sticks , if you saved 10 sticks you got a toy, the more you saved the bigger the prize
  910. Looking out the window Lemon Creek looks much the way it did 40 years ago (minus the bridge at the end of Bayview Avenue). Much of the natural beauty we enjoyed as children still exists here and that makes it worth living here on Staten Island.
  911. Vanderbilt’s tomb still had the original gates and was patrolled by a man carrying a “salt” shotgun. (B&O guards also used them patrolling the RR tracks)
  912. SIRT train fares varied by distance (I too remember the straw seats which flipped forward and backwards) We used to joke about signs saying “Please do not shoot the buffalo while the train is moving”.
  913. Georges Hairstyling (New Dorp Lane and North Railroad Avenue) (New Dorp Plaza)
  914. Wet land at $5.00 per acre – Soon to become the world’s largest dump

  915. Nassau Smelting
  916. Pheasant / Rabbit hunting in the marsh along Seaside Blvd (Now called Father Capadano Blvd)
  917. Walking over the Bayonne Bridge (I watched the Bicentennial firework show from there)
  918. When the Verrazano Bridge was built they stated on opening day that they would remove the tolls when the Bridge paid for itself. 50 cents toll when opened and 75 tolls about a month later, now a whopping $11.00
  919. The old St. Stephan’s in Tottenville ( prior to fire )
  920. Hoffman’s Island had structures on it (and some of the largest rats I’ve ever seen!)
  921. Verrazano Narrows Bridge - taking pictures of the bridge during construction was forbidden inside Fort Wadsworth
  922. The Ritz Roller Rink (in Port Richmond )
  923. Pinball Inferno (across from OTB on Forest Avenue)
  924. The All Night Newsstand (New Dorp Lane & Hylan)
  925. Having Paul Zindel (Famous Author) as a teacher in High school
  926. I was raised in Midland Beach, when the beach was packed and swimming was fine in clear, clean waters. A frozen Milky Way from the concession stand on the boardwalk as your feet burned on the sand. Pete DeVita's for school supplies and Christmas shopping with your allowance, Cle's butterfly stitches and Miss Cini's 2 for 1cent penny candy.
  927. Temptee Freeze frozen sundaes for a nicke
  928. Goodies hamburgers.
  929. LaRocca's Ices (on Lincoln Avenue - 1,000,000 flavors)
  930. I remember seeing the Army tanks out on maneuvers up and down the streets around the Armory on Manor Road
  931. Our Westerleigh bunch went to the Armory for supervised (NRA) marksmanship training...we could walk the seven or eight blocs at night with our .22 rifles, uncased, without drawing any attention !! Imagine something like that today.
  932. We hunted in the woods above Meyer's Corners at the top of Gansvordt Blvd where there were plenty of rabbits, quail and pheasant, and the duck hunting in the wetlands out by the vegetable farms was real good
  933. There was a skeet, trap shooting club out on Richmond Ave near the farms.  The men would let us kids pick up unbroken clay pigeons after they were through....they made wonderful BB  gun / sling shot targets.
  934. I remember that the Bayonne ferry would frequently hit bottom when the tides were right and they his a wave, but it never seemed to bother them.
  935. One of my biggest days was meeting Bobby Thompson ( Famous NY Giants Baseball Player) at PRHS....he spent a lot of time on the   Island helping out with  high school baseball
  936. I remember Joe's pony tracks (my uncle Joe Sarcone) on Richmond Ave near Forest Avenue. City kids would take rides around the tracks which my cousin and I would lead the ponies on Sunday mornings. Once around the track  for a dime three rounds for a quarter. He also had a petting zoo, this would have been around 1950' early 1960"s.
  937. Gabes Auto Body Shop my dad ( Gabe Migliori) who built stock cars and raced at Weissglass stadium
  938. Our grandmother "Rosie the Greek" was the founder of Johnicks Luncheonette on Saint Paul's Ave. Johnicks was named after her 2 sons, John and Nick "The Greek" Fillou. My father Nick ran that establishment for almost 40 year, (Johnicks was first known as The Texas Wieners )and famous for their chili dogs.
  939. For $5.00 our parents would take us horseback riding at the West Shore Stables. The dirt trail was what is now the West Shore Expressway.
  940. On hot nights we would sneak into the '700's' on Victory Blvd. and go swimming with a group of girls. The pool no longer exists.
  941.  The Tompkinsville pool.....the smell of hot tar from the piers reminds me to this day of that pool. And then walking up to Johnicks for a chili dog.
  942. The Greek farms on Richmond Avenue
  943. The Shelter in St. George waiting for the bus after school from Curtis H.S.
  944. Buying cases of soda at the Willowbrook soda store (glass bottles that had to be returned)
  945. Ice skating at Willowbrook park
  946. Pino's pastry shop on Post Avenue and Richmond Avenue
  947. Trotters car club on Victory Blvd and Cannon Avenue
  948. Lombardi's motorcycle and bicycle shop on Bay Street
  949. Dew Dales records - Port Richmond
  950. Gasco Field, on Willow Avenue off Bay Street in Clifton, the home of the East Shore Little League. Baseball season would kick off each year with a parade from Labetti Post to the field. In the late 50s and early 60s. Advanced for its time, it had a sound system for a P.A. to announce the lineups and an electric scoreboard for balls, strikes, and outs.
  951. In the 1950's a feast was held on Olympia Blvd. adjacent to Sand Land. They had Opera Singers, music and food and all kind of treats.
  952. I remember when the entire Boardwalk at South Beach had dozens of rides, games, fortune tellers, and food.
  953. They also had a bandstand on the Boardwalk and I loved listening to the music as a little girl.
  954. Licastri's Bakery was a block from my home on Piave Avenue, and each day when they would bake their bread and rolls the wonderful smell of bread baking would come out of the bakery. We would buy the bread and eat it while it was still hot!
  955. I remember the ice truck which delivered ice to our homes. The kids would jump on the truck while the delivery man brought the huge blocks of ice to the homes with big ice tongs.
  956. I also remember the little truck that came around our block every week and where we bought our vegetables.
  957. Another truck also came by which sharpened knives, scissors and the like.
  958. There was a place on New Dorp Lane where they had huge track layouts for your miniature racing cars. I think it was .25 per hour.
  959. Korvettes was closed on Sundays, that's when we used to ride our mini-bikes there.
  960. I remember fishing on the third hole at Latourette Golf Course  before I learned how to play golf.
  961. The Ritz used to be famous for giving out dishes each time you went to a movie.
  962. Chuck Wagon was on Hylan Blvd in Dongan Hills and then it became Pizza Victoria.
  963. We used to call the Staten Island beer R& H, Rotten & Horrible, instead of Rubsam & Hormann
  964. Learning to drive in the Midland Beach Parking
  965. The Bayonne Ferry over to Uncle Milty's  (the boats were the Altair,  Vega, and Deneb)
  966. Jimmy Anderson and the Careless 5  singing Summertime at the Meadowbrook in Great Kills
  967. Kiwannis Grasshopper Little League at Weisglass Stadium
  968. The Square Barber Shop in Port Richmond Square run by Roger Dantoni and his 2 sons
  969. Mango's Pool Hall,.  first in Port Richmond Square and then moved above Manzella's
  970. Food Fair or the Pantry Pride supermarket where Forest Ave Pathmark is, next door was the old Sears & Roebucks
  971. Weisglass Milk  on Forest Ave. Delivered Ice cold milk in Glass quarts right to your house before sunrise
  972. McDonald's Playground on Forest Avenue
  973. Chironna Brothers Fuel Oil on Forest Avenue
  974. Boating on Lemon Creek by Tottenville. The bridge keeper used to raise the end of the bridge ramp with a block and fall, then, after getting a volunteer to help, would insert a large key into the gears of the bridge and using a cross bar would walk around it to open the bridge. They would open it just wide enough to let the waiting boat go through.
  975. The Venitian Gardens restaurant had the best Antipasto around
  976. Bumper cars at South Beach
  977. Weisglass Dairy trucks
  978. Summer Concerts at Silver Lake Park
  979. Skating at Martling's Pond (Clove Lakes Park).
  980. Staten Island Zoo (known for its' reptile collection).
  981. Westerleigh Park and summertime dances around the bandstand.
  982. Sailing in Raritan Bay out of Princes Bay at the foot of Seguine Avenue (today part of the national shoreline park).
  983. The Carousel diner and the Stadium on Main street in Tottenville.
  984. The haunted shed at the Gericke farm in Charleston on Arthur Kill Road
  985. Going to the races at Weisglass, especially the demolition derby.
  986. YMCA day camp
  987. Riding lessons at Clove Lake Stables.
  988. In the old days at the Conferance house at the end of Hyland Blvd there was much to find relics of the colonial era.
  989. The fast pitch softball games at P&G
  990. Baby Day Parade held in Midland Beach on Labor Day weekend on the boardwalk
  991. We used to have the soda delivered by the case
  992. Holtermans bread and cakes delivered
  993. The old Italian man drove up our street in his small truck to deliver salami, capicola, cheese and hot italian bread.
  994. Ugly horse shoe crabs at Great Kills Beach
  995. Before the Verrazano Bridge went up and you could actually "cruise" Hylan Blvd.
  996. Having Paul Zindel (Famous Author) as a teacher in High School
  997. I remember at Miller Field, everyday at lunch time, the alarm would ring from the army base.
  998. Old Homes Day at Richmondtown
  999. I remember Dot's Deli down the street where all us kids would buy quarts of R&H Beer for "our fathers", then hop the fence to the park and drink beer and eat pizza we bought from Nunzio's on Hylan Blvd.
  1000. Red & white poke-a-dot paper milk cartons from Weisglass Milk Co.

  1001. I remember hunting for pheasants and rabbits on the old Bloomfield Avenue dump off Arthur Kill Road and trapping muskrats, it was like living upstate.

  1002. The Bayonne Ferry Fire.

  1003. Drag racing on Drumgoole Blvd.

  1004. Mauros restaurant when it was on Broad Street.

  1005. Sunny Side Hospital

  1006. Skiing at Clove Road and Foote Avenue (before PS 35 was built)

  1007. Going for shoes at Buster Browns on Port Richmond Avenue and playing the nickelodeon.

  1008. Chasing the mosquito trucks.

  1009. Stick ball until the lights went on.

  1010. Hormann's Castle - Grymes Hill where the nuns lived.

  1011. Little League Bazaars.

  1012. Picking Punks in Travis to light firecrackers

  1013. Our Lady Star of The Sea Church, when it was on Hugeunot Avenue below Amboy Road.

  1014. Hawking golf balls at South Shore Golf Course

  1015. The one armed guy slicing cold cuts in Tumminello's deli

  1016. Watching the bread slicing machine in Marine Park Bakery on Hylan Blvd

  1017. Trapping muskrats and taking the pelts to Freds Tackle Shop for the Furrier

  1018. Getting a hot pretzel or Italian Ice when leaving E.J.Korvettes

  1019. Looking for change in the seats of the old cars in Stuckers Junkyard

  1020. Fishing off the old sunken barge in Great Kills Harbor

  1021. Jumping and swimming off the cement pier at the bottom of Arbutus Avenue

  1022. Elk's Club Bazaar

  1023. Playing baseball & stickball at PS10 in Egbertville

  1024. Hanging out at Paul Sweet Shop in New Dorp

  1025. Watching them move houses on trucks from St. George Street, Andrews Road & Rockland Avenue,  a few blocks to Dalton Avenue & Ebony Street in Egbertville because the expressway was suppose to go through there.

  1026. Walking down to New Dorp beach to go swimming.

  1027. Swimming in the brook off Rockland Avenue

  1028. I went to PS 28 in Richmondtown and the courthouse & jail was next door. When we went out for lunch there would be prisoners in the court yard next door to us.

  1029. The picnic area past St.Andrews church on top of the hill looking down at Richmond Avenue above the airport. there were tables & grills there

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  1031. Picnics at Harmony Park, getting beer for my father in tin cans with handles on them.




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