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" If you brought you birth certificate to Jahns on your Birthday, you got a free ice cream Sunday. Back then, it was great to go to Corde's after school and Gebhatdt's on Saturday after waking to the delicious aroma of the bakery. I know a lot of history of Richmond Hill dating back into the 1930's. My grandfather built this house and owned much of the property in and around this area. If you read this Anthony, please send me a note so we can keep chatting. My mom Anita Seisler grew up at 124-06 Hillside, in Jamaica, Queens. Not many in their graduating class left, I imagine. But we always stopped at the penny candy store first! Let's face it we played in the street with everyone who lived on the block. We had nothing in terms of material things, but we had fun, and learned values, and respect of elders, priests, nuns, and police. My parents bought the house in Richmond Hill in 1953 for ,000 and that's where my brothers and I grew up. We went to Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) Catholic Elementary School. They call the neighborhood South Richmond Hill now.
Does anyone remember, "Jahns's Ice Cream Parlor Special? I seem to have written his email down incorrectly and can't get in touch with him any more. Looking for anyone who might remember her, I'm sure she would enjoy hearing from them. I was thinking about their fried baked ziti and wondered if they opened in another area. And How can I forget the Lefferts theater or sometimes we went to the Casino theater under the El.
Hard to remember, since I was about 5 years old when we moved to 88th Ave between 102nd and 104th Street.
One of my many childhood remembrances from Richmond Hill from far away and long ago. My dad owned Carlo' s Pizza on Lefferts Blvd and Liberty Ave and we would take the bus there every Friday to spend time with dad. I played baseball and basketball for HCJ with my brother Terry and just about everything else. He was born in 1865 the night Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, in the locksmith house south of Van Wyck Blvd and Hillside ave. Some day I hope to revisit my old neighborhood and will drop in to see you all in person I graduated from Our Lady of the Cenacle in 1967 ! Little kids to teenagers all got to participate in a game of ringalivio, or jump rope, or hopscotch. They opened Aqueduct Race Track in 1959 and the Resorts World International Casino in 2011. Just really appreciate all that you do to keep our home town history alive.
I remember the streets lined with beautiful large trees and beautiful frame houses. The old maps and street names are very interesting to see and learn about. Richmond Hill was selected in 2016 and we came to cheer on the 2017 groups: Chelsea, Manhattan; Corona-East Elmhurst, Queens; Hart Island, The Bronx; Mott Haven, The Bronx; Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn & West Harlem, Manhattan.
In 1963 I returned to Richmond Hill to marry my wife Susan Mc Carthy of Richmond Hill in Holy Child Jesus Church which I have always considered to be a very beautiful Church. Grew up in Richmond Hill in the forties and early fifties. Played ball on summer school teams and for Watt and Watt drug stores, lived on 133 st and Liberty ave / 103rd ave. I remember my fun-filled summer months in Richmond Hill. Wonderful stories to see, I grew up on Liberty Ave and 116 st went PS 100 and JHS 202, we had great times playing stickball on 107 Ave, football on the side streets, stoopball, going to the Rockaways on trains that cost 15 cents, and hanging out at Shea's candy store. Noticed several posts about Gebhardt's Bakery, a favorite in our family.
After many years in NJ and Illinois, Susan and I visited RH and were disappointed in the lack of trees and the bad condition of the remaining ones. met by war monument which had the names of all Richmond Hill's Vets. i would love to hear from anyone one who might remember me. Always went with my brother and sister to Cypress Pool on the J train, ate lots of ice cream at Jahn's, stayed cool at RKO movies, and Sunday's we went to Rockaway Beach! Although I was quite small when we moved I still hold great memories of the neighborhood. I found a blog, Heather Likes Food, and there's a recipe German Crumb Cake that is very similar to Gebhard's.
We were also surprised that Jahn's Ice Cream Parlour was completely empty on a Sunday afternoon. My cousins Eddie and George Blank and Artie and Bobby Brooks were on two of the good softball teams of the time the Atomics and the Royals. I miss those days very much but thankful I had those times in my life. Lived in Richmond Hill during the 1960s near Metropolitan Ave. Great memories of Forest Park, Victory Field, the Carousel, and Bandshell. Had fun hanging out at PS66 and going to all the stores on the "avenue" such as "Marie's" candy store, Wise drugs, vegetable store on Jamaica Avenue, and Woolworth's to name a few. Among the possibilities for your father's HS could be: Bishop Loughlin, Brooklyn Prep (Jesuit), St. It is so delicious and tastes even better the next day! later on going to the Triangle Hofbrau for a great meal with great company and beer.
Absolutely saddened for the disregard to the history of Richmond Hill. If their is anyone who worked there or knows someone who did, or what finally happened to the store, please post it or contact me. Wow, had no idea regarding the history of my old home town! My family lived in Richmond Hill during the 1950s and 1960s. I have great memories of Jahn's Ice Cream Parlor, Forest Park, and the "El" train. I have always had good memories of being there, especially shopping on Liberty Ave. I grew up in Richmond Hill in the 1960's - 1970's, attended St. I grew up on 109th Avenue but 125th Street was the place to be. Left Richmond Hill 1n 1960 but have great memories: Baseball at Smoky Hollow, ice skating on Jackson Pond, the wonders of Forest Park. Every SINGLE time we sat next to someone who was either from Richmond Hill or around it and then it was non-stop talking for 3 hours about the old neighborhood. Only thing I remember was that there was a hand written sign on the door saying "Sorry, Closed Will Re Open Soon." That was the end of Steve's. If anyone's interested, please use the link bellow to submit your info by choosing alumni immediately at Invitations are going out and time is of the essence for replies since many are expected. is the Alumni Mass, Concelebrated by past and current Clergy.Does anyone know the address or what happened to the sanatorium. Attended Holy Child Jesus School which gave me a great education. Hi, I am still curious about what happened to, Nancy Hecht, Harold Meyer, Judy Meyer, Edwina Mitchell, Henry Mueller, Doris Mueller, The Gendron Family, Billy Haas, John Ormond, and The Daily Family. I grew up in Richmond Hill and enjoyed finding your website. I hope anyone interested will come back to enjoy what will be a wonderful day and night! Richmond Hill Historical Society President Ivan Mrakovcic, Vice President Helen Day and board member Joanne Tanzi attended the Historic Districts Council, 2017 Six to Celebrate Launch Party on Feb 15, 2017, near Gramercy Park. Father declared he would re-open when the son returned from the war. I used to peek in the window and the bar was in the same condition as it was on the last night. I appreciate all the fascinating information and history I have learned from your Historical Society. L.) Created, owned, and operated popular AL'S STEREO BAR, Richmond Hill, NY. Devoted grandfather of Kyle, granddaughter-in-law Courtney, Kurt, Natalee, Julia, Kathryn, Alexander, and Grace. His brothers were Don, Marty, Joe, and his cousin Bob Timurlane (who died in 1969 driving drunk in the area). His father Martin died in 1965 and mother Lillian in 1973. They had a house near Hillside Ave after living in an apartment in Brooklyn. I remember always going to Van Wyck Lanes, The Roller Rink, and Jahns! Hello, I am going to try this one again, does any one remember a Vegas Night with number of wheels of fortune depending where your wheel stopped was your prize or nothing some of the wheels you picked numbers 1-40 or so others had prizes or zero. Growing up in the 1970's in a care free sense of being was wonderful. Peace Stumbled on this site quite by accident and enjoyed reading everyone's memories of Richmond Hill.I am trying to find a photography studio that was there in 1960. He died after suffering a fractured skull fighting a two alarm in 1935. After school went to Jahns before taking the bus home to Glendale. Many a good man and many a good memory came flooding back. My father's great uncle, Charlie Mulligan, owned a bar called Mulligan's on Myrtle Ave, I believe in the lower 60's of streets. If anyone knows what the address was or even has pictures, please email me! Is there a list of WWII casualties that went to RHHS?He complained of feeling faint and nobody called for a doctor or ambulance and he was dead in the morning. He had a high level of alcohol in his system BECAUSE HE WAS SELF-MEDICATING TO KILL THE PAIN. My mother was Elizabeth Schnoor and my father was John Wubbenhorst, and they met after the war. I'm trying to find out about Robert, who I think served in the army and was KIA.