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This is a picture of P.S. 225, which is located at the corner of Brighton Beach 12th Street and Ocean View Avenue. It was taken in 1960.

--Michael Frucht


Here is a shot of the Boardwalk, looking toward Coney Island from Brighton Beach 7th Street. It was also taken in 1960.

--Michael Frucht


Here is a picture of Mrs. Stahl's Knishes store, taken around 1976, on the corner of Brighton Beach Avenue & Coney Island Avenue. Oh, what I'd give for a cabbage knish or an onion pretzel. Burt Unger from Cambridge, MA, adds: The onion concoction they served there was not a pretzel (which looks like a pretzel) but a pletzel (which looks like a fried and baked onion pancake, which is what it is). Pletzels (from the Yiddish word for little plate or platter) were also available at Brighton Beach bakeries in a breadier form. I was in Brooklyn last year and Mrs. Stahl's was still going strong with the menu reflecting the Russian character of the neighborhood.

--Michael Frucht


Lost on the beach in Brighton Beach.
According to Bill A., the building is the Luna Park Coop.
According to Mike T., Bill A's analysis of the picture is incorrect. It's a view of the Boardwalk from Bay 2 looking east toward Bay 1. The highrisers are Seacoast Towers 2 (on the left) and Seacoast Towers 1 (the lighter colored building) on the right.
According to Arlene R., "this is neither Seacoast Towers nor Luna Park Cooperative apartments. It's Brightwater Towers. I've been living there since 1966."

--Michael Frucht


Looking down Brighton 7th Street from the uptown platform of the Brighton Beach station. This picture was taken in 1968.

--Michael Frucht

Editor's Note: The ads on the side of the tenement could be 50 or more years old, but it's hard to say. Many signs like these persisted until their


This picture of an entrance to the BMT was obviously in Manhattan, based on the routes it offers. Few of these old style ceramic glazed signs exist anymore.

--Michael Frucht


If you need to be told what that structure is behind the entrance to the parking lot, then you're probably not from Brooklyn. I've heard many people refer to the Parachute Jump from Steeplechase Park as the Eiffel Tower of Brooklyn.

--Michael Frucht


Italian chewing gum.

--Michael Frucht

Editor's Note: According to Mike, this is the best-selling gum in Italy. Perhaps that's because it's potato-knish flavored?


View of the Brooklyn Bridge, from the piers in Brooklyn Heights. October, 1974.

--Bob Friedman


Me and 'Happy' in front of the Wonder Wheel in Coney Island. September, 1974.

--Bob Friedman





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