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Where I Grew Up

I grew up in Flushing, Queens, NY. From 1954 to 1966 and I lived in this apartment complex, ages 1-13. This picture is from March 1999, although it looks no different today.

 

This is the building I lived in, on the 5th floor. I've noted my bedroom window on the photo.

 

To the right is a school. PS 189, Daniel Carter Beard Junior High School. This school was built in the late 1950s, and I watched it being built from my window. Prior to the school, the area was all old wood frame single family homes. I went to this school for 3 months in 1966, grade 7, before we moved to NJ.

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Taken on March 7, 1999