Open Thread: Remember The Old Gang (Video)


I didn’t have much to say for today’s open thread, so my plan was to turn to YouTube and drop in a random video of a cat nursing a puppy or something. But, when I logged in, this video came up as featured. It’s a video that a (former?) resident put together that stitches together photos of Sheepshead Bay from what appears to be the 1970s to the 1990s.

I feel like it’s a little bit of an invasion of the maker’s privacy, as most of the photos feature his old friends and neighbors around Brown Street and Haring Street between Avenue Z and Voorhies Avenue. But then, I figured, it’s on YouTube, right? To heck with privacy.

And besides, I’m betting more than a couple of you will recognize some faces in this video. Let us know who they are and what they’re up to now!


  1. Truly amazing….brought me to tears…please try to figure out who the players are.  I am in tears.   Loved this and will re post on my facebook!!!

  2. I tried the commercial boxed mix. It was OK. Scared the hell out of me. There should be a warning on the box concerning the food dye!!
    Lords @ the junction.

  3. At 1:52, 5:47 and frame right at 6:21 looks like Larry Tannenbaum. It appears to be Steve Greenstein at 4:08.

    Eh, I’m not much for this nostalgia thing m’self.