by Kevin Walsh


Arlene Thorner April 28, 2014 - 7:04 am

I grew up on 42nd and 9th and went to PS 131. I am trying to find the number of the building I lived in, so that I can locate it on a google map. There was a big central courtyard in the front and the park down the street. The park area faced another large building with small restaurant on the corner. The photos posted are wonderful and memories are flooding back to me. My parents were Rose and Edward Vorob, both deceased now. I am wondering if you can assist me in locating the building. Thank you. Arlene

Ed Schlags July 20, 2017 - 8:40 pm

Arlene, my name is Edward Schlags. If you are who you sound to be. I know you. as a matter of fact if you are who I think you are. You were my first date. We spent time in your apartment watching Saturday kids shows.We went to the movies (Lowes 46 street) on new Utrecht Avenue in Brooklyn, under the the BMT train. We went during the summer to cool off under the shower heads.at the playground park down the block on 10th Avenue.You lived next .to me on the walk up 2nd floor on the left side stair case as you walk into the lobby ( 961-42nd street). Call me at 561-638-8748. If you are the Arlene I remember I would love talking to you directly. I have been married for 47 years and have 3 childfren,4 grandchildren with one on the way in Septemeber 2017. A Shella Silverstein Skolsky contacted me and asked me if i know Lois Schlags (my older sister)

Ed Schlags July 21, 2017 - 3:52 am

Hello Arlene, I was contacted by Shelia Silverstein Stofsky she was interested in finding my sister Lois Schlags who she she said she played with when she was a child living @! 961-42nd Street. I didn’t remember her but I do my growing up on 42nd Street. I asked her if she remembered those I remeber like you. My name is Ed Schlags and I lived in the next apartment down the hall from you and spent many a Saturday watching tevision with you in your parents apartment. You were my first date. Took you to Lowes’s 46th Street movie theater located under the BMT train that ran along New Utrecht Ave. We went to the same Public School on Fort Hamilton Parkway (P.S. 131). Many times my mother took me to the playground during the summer on 10th Avenue to cool off under the shower heads. Slid down the slide,swang on the swings learned to ride a bike around the plaground.
I am now 70 years old have three grown children, married for 47 years to a retired New York City School teacher, along with four grandchildren and another one due in Sepemeber. I live in Delray Beach. I would love to hear from you. My telephone #: 561-638-8748 email: eschlags@gmail.com
With fond memories best regards, hope to hear from you, Ed Schlags

Sheila Silverstein Skolsky April 16, 2017 - 12:25 pm

Hi Arlene,
I believe I have the right person. I was Sheila Silverstein and lived next door to you when we were little girls. I was always in your house and loved your family. I do hope you remember me and respond. My email is sheila1112@yahoo.com and I have lived in Florida for 25 years. My telephone number is 561-870-5454.
Looking forward to hearing from you.

Sheila Silverstein Skolsky April 16, 2017 - 12:26 pm

The address was 961-42nd Street.

Allan Marshall April 16, 2019 - 8:18 pm

This is a very unusual request. I believe I recognize the names of the three above contributors and would like to correspond with all three and others. My name is Allan Marshall and I attended Pershing JHS and graduated John Jay HS in 1964 (attended 40 year reunion in 2004). Classmate Marty Rosolinsky was my best man {1971}. I’d like to offer a very funny anecdote: During JJHS graduation rehearsals the chant “Gallo did it, Gallo did it” filled the auditorium much to the chagrin of teachers. I never knew Gallo or his deed until a few years later while serving in the navy aboard a destroyer. I met two brothers, both Gallos, one a 1964 JJHS alum. So I asked the obvious question and was shocked by the reply, “I GRADUATED!” I now live in the SouthShore region of Florida (a 2014 transplant from Virginia) and I invite e-mail replies: altdoc@gmail.com – Thank you for your indulgence,


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