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Every Four Years…And Then Some

Contributing Writer Joan V. Cusimano Lindquist A few years ago my sister-in-law, Betsy Lynch, sent me a scrap book (keeper of history unknown) that contains, among...

Halloween Scenes

Contributing Writer Joan V. Cusimano Lindquist Halloween 1946 was a dismal one for me. A week or two before, I had had a tonsillectomy, and under...

School Days: Walks to Remember

Contributing Writer Joan V. Cusimano Lindquist September in the city brought the anticipation of a new school year. Labor Day signaled the end of summer but...

Hot Summer Days

Contributing Writer Joan V. Cusimano Lindquist My previous article “Warm Summer Nights” was a recollection and reminiscence of the neighborly closeness among families at our end...

Remembering Brooklyn Square: Warm Summer Nights

Nothing could bring out the neighbors at our end of Derby Street like warm summer nights. By July, the city heat had found its...

Check Out These Prices!

Contributing Writer Joan V. Cusimano Lindquist If the availability and cost of essentials these days have you down and out, maybe a walk down memory lane...

WW II and Brooklyn Square Remembered

Contributing Writer Joan V. Cusimano Lindquist Seventy-seven tears ago, May 8, 1945 marked the end of the war in Europe as the four chief Allied Powers...

Secrets of Brooklyn Square

Contributing Writer Joan V. Cusimano Lindquist The title of this April column may be a bit misleading although the Square undoubtedly held many undiscovered secrets that...

There’s Always a Brooklyn

Contributing Writer Joan V. Cusimano Lindquist If the title of this month’s “Remembering Brooklyn Square” column seems cryptic, let me explain. It wasn’t until I had...

R.R. Rogers School

Contributing Writer Joan V. Cusimano Lindquist Many of my classmates who attended R.R. Rogers School during our elementary school years in the 1940s were drawn from...