From: Marret Kauffner
Date: 08 Dec 1998
Remote Name: 188.8.131.52
Mike Karnbach sent in a copy of the May 1962 Beach News. There's a Letter to the Editor in it that's along the lines of what appears in this Bulletin Board. The writer is remembering his gang of 1926. Perhaps someone has something to add to some of the things mentioned:
The police had a little booth in front of Max's Candy Store on Gerritsen and Everett Avenues. [You can see this in the photo of this corner in the 1925 Realty Offer, page 3.--MEK]The police would let kids go in by the pot-bellied stove to warm up.
There were also bus huts where one could wait inside out of the snow and rain for one of Holm's rickety buses.
When the water came right up to Gerritsen Avenue, they used to get crabs. Then they pumped in sand for the mythical golf course.
One year they could walk on the frozen canal from one end to the other.
There was a water tower.
The Old Gerritsen Grist Mill had a tablet that eventually disappeared, and the big grinding stones were still there. Then it was set on fire.
A ferryboat from Flatbush Avenue to Rockaway gave way to the Marine Parkway Bridge.