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Lee, Carol and Bobby
Matt Rosenshine and Allen 1940
Taken at "the lots" on Skillman Avenue between 40 and 43 Streets before Torsney Park was built in 1952.
Matt and Allen 1940
Next to their building at 4100 - 43 Avenue.
Matt with Allen 1942
At "the lots" between 40th and 43rd Streets on Skillman Avenue where Torsney Park was built in 1952.
Near his apartment building at 4300 43 Avenue in 1942.
Allen Rosenshine 1942
Check out the prices in the grocery store display window!
Allen in Costume 1945-47
Allen dressed as the butler for a school play at PS 150.
Allen's Friends 1948
From bottom up left to right: Allen, Sheila Feldman and Florence Goldberg, Larry Fiedler, Steven Wolfe, Alan Finke and Richard Efron
Matt and Allen 1948-49
On 45th Street in front of his apartment building.
Allan and Binnie Berlind
Allan Berlind and Myra Goldberg
On 47 Street where Myra lived.
Bliss Street Sunnyside
Taken ca. 1945 when 46th Street (Bliss Street) was a two-way street.
Courtesy Grace Polk
The 46th Street Crew
Robin Wolfe, Henry Plimack, Larry Kappel, Clifford (Kiffy) Karp, Ronnie Aldana, Jackie Dawson, Michael Karp, Steve Wolfe, Steve Kappel, Georgie Krause, Matthew Rifkind, Bobby Sheridan.
Steve Wolfe on 46th Street
Standing on 46th Street. Note the Zuckerman's 1947 Studebaker, the car that looked as if it had two front ends and could go either way!
Georgie Krause and Matthew Rifkind
Georgie Krause and Michael Karp
Georgie up front, Michael in the rear.
Lee Stonehill and Billy Gullo 1954
At the trellis across the alleyway.
Georgie, Billy, Lee, Michael 1953
In front of an alleyway trellis.
Roller hockey was very popular with the boys on 46th Street.
46th Street Fall Football Team
(Standing) Gene Turitz, Eric Fried, Bobby Stonehill, (Crouching) Matthew Rifkind, Michael Karp, (Seated) Lee Stonehill, Peter Greenblatt, Daniel Levy
Matthew Rifkind 1954
Richie Efron 1951
Amy and Jenny Snider on 45th Street
Seated on the hood of his dad's 1948 Dodge on 46th Street.
Steve Kessler lived across the alleyway from the Kappel family at 39-55 46 Street. Steve and Larry Kappel were good friends.
Seated on steps down to 43rd Street from a courtyard where his aunt and uncle (the Dolids) lived, munching on a Good Humor ice cream cone.
Steve Kessler and Larry Kappel
Best buddies in 1955, they also went to camp together in the summer.
Steve Kappel Plays Ball
In the alleyway between his house at 39-54 46 Street and 47th Street. Ethel Plimack, age 106, still lives in the house behind him across the street.
Steve Kappel in the Alleyway
The alleyway was used for all kinds of recreation.
Steve and Larry
In the alleyway, Steve lobs the ball back to the pitcher while Larry waits for the next pitch.
Steve and Larry on 46th Street
Note the other hockey players down the block, a common every day sight.
Steve Kappel and Two Friends
On 46th Street, Steve's in the middle. Who are his buddies?
Larry Kappel Climbing Grillwork
At his house, 39-54, Larry has his own jungle gym!
Friends gather in Washington Court North to share food and fellowship.
Little Ruthie Horowitz
Standing in front of a sycamore tree in front of 39-20 46 Street.
Ruthie and David
In front of 39-20 46 Street where the Horowitz family lived until 1949 when they were evicted.
Ruthie and Michael Colloms
On the steps in front of 39-07 44 Street.
Mugging for the camera on his home turf, 47 Street.
Adria and Stevie Fisher
Atop a Woodside building before they moved to Sunnyside Gardens.
Good Humor men
The Good Humor men arrived with bells a-jingling and children poured out onto streets.
Maria's on her back porch in Lincoln Court South.
Dave and Jack McAndrew
In the back yard at 39-39 47 Street where they lived.
First Day of School 1948
Joanna Mehrer and Philip Penner excited and nervous about their first day at school.
On the stoop with her doll carriage at 41-10 44 Street.
Joanna and Janet Lewis
The girls dig out from the "Big Snow" of 1947.
Joanna and Bobby Mehrer
Playing potsy was popular. Here Bobby watches his sister and waits for his turn
Ricky Holt with Joanna and Bobby
We were always outdoors, no matter the weather. Here, Ricky, Joanna and Bobby are seen on a sunny cold day.
Girls Gather on 46th Street
We spot Phyllis Baron, Ellen Fried, Susan Vladeck, Carol Zuckerman, Rita Zuckerman, Susan Black and Valerie Lewis. Can anyone help with identifying the others?
Halloween on 46th Street
Sylvia Plimack, Carol and Rita Zuckerman with two unknown witches.
Dressed in costume, Betty Brody, Rita Zuckerman and Ellen Fried share a happy moment after a dance recital at Elizabeth Polk's dance school on 46th Street.
Serious Girl Talk
Rita and Carol Zuckerman, Devera Ehrenberg and Grace Polk discuss dolls.
Liivia Ranna and Friends
In front of Benowitz' ice cream parlor. Is that Barry Orvell in the eyeglasses? Can you help name the others?
Out on a Snowy Evening
Liivia and friends out for an evening of sleddling.
Susan Meyers from 48th Street
Susan Meyer's 48th Street Friends
(Standing) Ian Jenkins, ??, Jane Saul. Who are the others?