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#1022
Aug 13, 2010
 
ps dont forget those stellar onions im crying
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#1023
Aug 22, 2010
 
Lived in Bay Shore from 63-72. Went to St. Annes from 69-72 1st through 3rd grades, then moved to FL. Bay Shore/Brentwood were great areas to live. Have'nt been back in years...great memories.
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#1024
Aug 25, 2010
 
Bwood 85 wrote:
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Back in the 80's I think it was Rickshaw.
Rickshaw! That's it - good call
nrhuges

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#1025
Nov 4, 2010
 
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Thanks for sharing some great memories. Did anyone attend Northwest Elementary in the 1960s and 1970s?
My older sister and I did! 1973-1974, and then my family moved further east. I remember having Mrs. S. Sustrin (sp?) for kindergarten and Mrs. Cantor (I think that was her name) for first grade. It's hard to find info on that school. Is it even still there? I haven't been back that way in a long time.
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Nov 15, 2010
 

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Aiight so listen all you people that are runnin your mouth how we got bodegas and only latino food shut tha hell up..if you don't like it den come and try to change us..all you people are blaming latinos for makin dis town bad seriously,? Are you guys stupid ? We got tha gangs dat are ruining this town jus cus you wear blue,red or yellow dis town is nice I just hate all you people talkin bad bout us !not everything stays tha change so keep that in mind.
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#1027
Nov 20, 2010
 
Andrew wrote:
Hey Steve,
I saw your post, by any chance do you remember a bakery called Brink's it was on Commack Rd, there was also a deli near it called Van's. This is around 1968. Let me know if you have any info.
Thanks
Andrew I grew up in brentwood I worked at Van's deli on commack road before that it was angelo's deli
tom

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I lived there from 1955 BHS class of 1968 US army 1970 to 1972 lived on hilltop drive till about 1978 moved to Lake Grove till 1995 Manorville till 2007 then retired and moved to Tennessee. In my day Brentwood was the best
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#1029
Nov 21, 2010
 
kenny M wrote:
I remember cutting through the woods from St Anne’s from 2nd ave to Washington Ave. We rode our bikes or walked home and cut through where Grants and that movie theater were. There were some old houses at the end of the trail by the memorial and bandstand. We would go through these disserted homes and watch for ghosts. This was long before Grants and any development in that wooded area.
Most of you were too young to even remember those days. In the later years 1962, 63 we would go through the trail and stop to make out with our girls friends, in the dried out creek bed. Being the good catholic boys we were, we had to then go to confession and tell Father Hyatt that we had impure thoughts and then did it all over again the next week because we had been forgiven.(no girls names mentioned here but I still remember the faces and the pigtails)
There was no Friendlys and no Jack in the Box, just a Taxi Stand on that corner where Jack in the Box was built. We would stop at the station luncheonette and get a 5 cent coke. Then ride down Washington Avenue and stop to climb the old oaks and look down at the cars going under. There were no sidewalks just a dirt path with lots of roots sticking up over the walks that we hit with our bikes. My best friend Ricky O’Rourke lived on Jefferson Ave and we would stop by his house and his mom would give us a cookie and some milk. She reminded me of Aunt Bea on The Andy Griffith Show.
When I got home late I would tell my mom that we had to stay late and help the nuns. Another lie that was confessed to the priest but it was worth the lecture or punishment and I think of how great those times were. Things were so simple then and life was so uncomplicated. Sometimes I wish I was still there with Ricky and the girls but you know what they say; you can never go back home again.
Hey I remember it all
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#1030
Nov 25, 2010
 
nrhuges wrote:
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My older sister and I did! 1973-1974, and then my family moved further east. I remember having Mrs. S. Sustrin (sp?) for kindergarten and Mrs. Cantor (I think that was her name) for first grade. It's hard to find info on that school. Is it even still there? I haven't been back that way in a long time.
The Sustrin twins still dress exactly the same...saw them at the Candlelight Diner about a year ago. Google them to find they're currently writing children's books.
Laura NC

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I lived in brentwood from 55 to 1974. I left because I wanted to see more. I still think of brentwood as home. I lived on Hudson Ave., sold the house when mom died in 97. I miss the deli and carvel, Hills , Tony's Pizza And the Pine Tree Bar( dads favorite place). I'd like to see the place again and show my husband. But when you here so much negative about it I can't really be proud. The memories I have are great and hope I never lose my mind, because Brentwood is no place like home. You know I miss all the great pastries from Cambles bakery. I was thin in NY but I hung out at the downtown park near the tracks and walk back and forth two or three times a day. thank you all for all the menories you have wrote.

“just an old hippie!”

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#1032
Dec 26, 2010
 
tom wrote:
I lived there from 1955 BHS class of 1968 US army 1970 to 1972 lived on hilltop drive till about 1978 moved to Lake Grove till 1995 Manorville till 2007 then retired and moved to Tennessee. In my day Brentwood was the best
My husbands family lived in Manorville, Sunny Coners, the Foster's, does that name ring a bell?
niclyndee

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#1033
Dec 29, 2010
 
I lived in Brentwood too..... now in fla. I ate charlies hot dogs everyday when i was pregnant.. the BEST..... I was married to the O'connor family....
Bob Pavelock wrote:
To those commentors who still feel of Brentwood as home, I know EXACTLY what you are feeling. I lived on Whalen court in the southeast part of Brentwood from 1962 to 1977, when my parents sold the house just before the boom in prices! My God, so many happy, calming memories of growing up in Brentwood. When we moved to our new house into a new development, I remember that all the people moving into the new houses were from within a few blocks of our old Brooklyn nieghborhood. I remember all the new houses going up, the smell of fresh tar, the block parties, help tag involving 100 kids! Everybody looked after each other. I remember the spooky sounds of the Islip Speedway in the summer, the nieghborhood barbecues, Bono Pizza in the King Kullen shopping center. I went to Loretta Park Elementary, South Junior high, and Ross high school. I currently live in Upstate NY which is truly like a different country. Not bad, just different but NOT Long Island. By the way, there is no Long Island accent, the rest of them need to speak correctly. Does anybody remember Charlies Hot Dogs. The BEST IN THE WORLD! Long live memories. They serve a purpose but do not substitute for present reality (unfortunatly). My e-mail is polypman41@aol.com for anyone who like to share remidies.
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I lived in Brentwood and ate Charlies Hot dogs everyday when i was pregnant,, sooo Good..... kids went to North elementary...
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Grew up in Brentwood in the early 60's. Hung out with the guys & girls from Hills and Town (downtown). Have great memories of those's days.

If your ever in the town of Brentwood stop down at the Town Park across the street from the railroad station. There's a monument to the brave young men from Brentwood who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country during the Vietnam war who grew up in Brentwood during the 'good old days of Brentwood.'

Forever Young

May they Rest in Peace.

MICHAEL CACCIUTTOLO
PFC ARMY BRENTWOOD NY 3/12/1949 - 4/23/1968

PETER COLICCHIO
PFC ARMY BRENTWOOD NY 5/18/1947 - 2/15/1968

NICHOLAS HEFER FRITZ
PFC ARMY BRENTWOOD NY 1/28/1948 - 3/1/1968

JOSE ANTONIO JR GRANIELA
PFC ARMY BRENTWOOD NY 6/22/1944 - 8/16/1968

GARY ARNALDO GUASP
2LT ARMY BRENTWOOD NY 3/16/1946 - 5/5/1968

DANIEL JOHN HOMMEL
CPL ARMY BRENTWOOD NY 12/13/1947 - 5/25/1968

EDWARD LYNN LA BARR
AME3 NAVY BRENTWOOD NY 1/12/1947 - 7/29/1967

RICHARD P JR LANCASTER
PFC ARMY BRENTWOOD NY 1/16/1943 - 2/20/1966

ALAN PAUL PAGLIARONI
SP4 ARMY BRENTWOOD NY 10/27/1948 - 5/3/1968

JOHN MICHAEL ROSA
SP4 ARMY BRENTWOOD NY 9/1/1950 - 11/15/1969

DAVID SCOLNICK
PFC MARINE CORPS BRENTWOOD NY 11/8/1948 - 4/26/1969

JAMES SEIDENSTICKER
PFC ARMY BRENTWOOD NY 8/4/1947 - 1/31/1968

WILLIAM WELLS
PFC ARMY BRENTWOOD NY 1/20/1947 - 5/18/1967
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#1036
Feb 8, 2011
 
ray wrote:
grew up in brentwood bayshore area and remember eating at wetsons on sunrise highway but there was another burger joint on the north side of sunrise in bayshore it looked like a giant crown and was there for years after the place closed i think it was called king burger. anybody else remember this place?
YES!!!!! I've been trying to research that place for years now! I used to go there with my mom. Everyone I describe it to looks at me like I'm crazy and imagined it! It was a circular building with spires on top like a king's crown. On Sunrise! If anyone has any info on it, or the name of it, or maybe an old photo, please let me know!!
Mike

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Brentwood is a town that has become a haven for families from South America looking to start a new life. Yes these are not white people. Yes crime is higher because there is a gang problem. Yes illegal housing is an issue because the tax rate is so high that people need to rent out their basements to make ends meet. If you really look drive around the hood you will notice that these people are hard working, very decent people. Most houses are getting fixed up as many people have relatives in construction or landscaping. There are great businesses if you want to give other cultures a try. The columbian and salvadorian bakeries are great. Chicken rotisserie places are awesome places to get rice and beans. Puerto ricans have been a big part of Brentwoods history since the 1940's and so the South Americans felt welcome enough to make their homes there as well. Brentwood is not perfect, it is working class, it is full of brown people, but truth be told most people are racist and move away (its called white flight) when they see color. Brentwood needs to clean up commercial areas and it can be a better area in an instant because the decent, hard working people are already there. In fact Brentwood just purchased a grafitti removal machine and kids from local schools are doing the clean up. Again it is not as bad as people make it. 500 local knuckleheads ruin the reputation of 80,000 hard working people.
BRENTWOOD ROCKS

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Brentwood is a great place to raise a family. I raised four kids here. One is now a doctor, one works for SCPD, one is in an ivy league school and the baby is graduating HS next year. Great, kind kids. Taxes are better than many other LI areas like West Islip which is loaded with drugs and mean people.
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BRENTWOOD ROCKS wrote:
Brentwood is a great place to raise a family. I raised four kids here. One is now a doctor, one works for SCPD, one is in an ivy league school and the baby is graduating HS next year. Great, kind kids. Taxes are better than many other LI areas like West Islip which is loaded with drugs and mean people.
Good for you.

I congratulate you. Good for your kids.. LI is a great place...Many warm memories of Brentwood.

The old Brentwood is a "diffrent animal" than the present day one.

There are still some decent parts left...Like by the golf course and around IGA on Washington Ave.

However, i was disappointed when we went back to visit......It actully got me depressed..

It looks run down in some parts...The town of Islip is not investing in Brentwood. It looks like it has been neglected.

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#1040
Feb 27, 2011
 
Mike wrote:
Brentwood is a town that has become a haven for families from South America looking to start a new life. Yes these are not white people. Yes crime is higher because there is a gang problem. Yes illegal housing is an issue because the tax rate is so high that people need to rent out their basements to make ends meet. If you really look drive around the hood you will notice that these people are hard working, very decent people. Most houses are getting fixed up as many people have relatives in construction or landscaping. There are great businesses if you want to give other cultures a try. The columbian and salvadorian bakeries are great. Chicken rotisserie places are awesome places to get rice and beans. Puerto ricans have been a big part of Brentwoods history since the 1940's and so the South Americans felt welcome enough to make their homes there as well. Brentwood is not perfect, it is working class, it is full of brown people, but truth be told most people are racist and move away (its called white flight) when they see color. Brentwood needs to clean up commercial areas and it can be a better area in an instant because the decent, hard working people are already there. In fact Brentwood just purchased a grafitti removal machine and kids from local schools are doing the clean up. Again it is not as bad as people make it. 500 local knuckleheads ruin the reputation of 80,000 hard working people.
Gotta disagree with you here....a little more than 500 people ruin it....LOL!

It does sound like you love the town though....

The old Brentwood has largely moved to Florida, other points on the island and several Southern states. PR's have as well.

Most of the Hispanics are Central American. Correct.

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Lexington, KY

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#1041
Feb 28, 2011
 
rose wrote:
I also went to Loretta Park, South Jr High and Ross High School - only finished 10th grade!!! My parents moved us in 1977 and I graduated in '79 from a school in North Texas. Do you remember the Tony the Good Humor Man? I lived off Broadway on Tabor St. I miss the beach, every weekend at Jones Beach as a kid and when I finally got some freedom took the ferry over to Fire Island. Oh man so many memories!
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Just found this site. I lived on Wittberg 2 blocks from Tabor, Van St was in between. Used to buy Italian ice from Tony all the time! There was also a Good Humor truck and Mr Softee.

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