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Gerritsen Back in the Day: Brooklyn Public Library

Gerritsen back in the day

Taken sometime in the 1960’s. Notice the double T in Gerritsen!

If you have an “Old” picture of something Gerritsen Beach please send it in!


27 comments to Gerritsen Back in the Day: Brooklyn Public Library

  • tc

    One dozen bagels please….

  • seamus

    What a great picture, was Dr. Baronberg’s office upstairs or was it some place else?

  • Yes the good doctors office was above the library.
    I am not sure but I believe the photo might be circa. 1965.

    Lots of good memories from that place.

    • seamus

      That guy was the best he would visit your house with his big black medical bag in the middle of a snowstorm, you dont get service like that anymore.

    • tc

      it would be nice to see some pics from before the streets were raised///anybody know a web site

  • ls

    does anyone remember the librarian with the red hair. how she
    would yell at us for talking to loud! and oh the doctor, he was
    such a nice man still remember his little mercedes.

  • actually it was a “57” ford thunderbird, that was later stolen, there will never be another doctor like old Baronberg, if you look closely at the upper window you can see the (small) sign

    L.J. Baronberg M.D.

  • Anon-Anon

    Dr. Baronberg was so nice and so was the nurse who worked with him. Cannot remember her name but I can see her face.

  • Anon-Anon

    Remember Sal the barber?

  • ls

    sal the barber, bohacks, ira’s deli, jacks, newmans, all the cleaners we use to have nicks the hairdresser, polays,
    the jewelry store could go on and on wish someone had some
    old pictures to post. good old days!!!!

  • Hopefully I can do this “back in the day thing weekly”.

    Im hoping i dont have to resort to takeing any existing pictures from the Gerritsen Memories website.

    Someone already sent a pic in. please send in more!

  • Anonymous

    You can’t deny Memories are important.

    The librarian I remember is Katherine Schmidt.
    doyle than duffy butchers, the tire repair guy..

  • John Lawlor

    Who was the king of kiddie beach in 1967 ?

  • local broker

    this website has old pics

  • nosy

    I dont live in GB but after reading all the lovely comments on Dr. Baronberg it brought a smile to my face that he was so fondly remembered. Thank you to all who took the time to write those nice comments.

  • Anonymous

    Dr. Baronberg was a healer who didn’t ask for your insurance ID before he would treat you. Apparently he has relatives who read this blog & they should know 30yrs later & then some, the good DR is remembered. We could use another Dr Baronberg down here.

  • Anonymous

    I cut my foot when I was about 12 years old. This was about 1970. It happened walking on the rocks in the shallow water of the creek. I think it was the dead end of Florence. I went to Dr. Baronberg and he gave me a few stitches right away. My family did not go to him at all. I was a complete stranger to him, but he helped right away. I don’t remember any questions at all about my insurance or even who I was. I went home and told my mother and I am sure she went up there, but it seemed to be of no concern to Dr. Baronberg. This guy was one of a kind. GB was so was lucky to have him.

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  • anonymous

    I miss it there sooo much

  • Shea Holmes

    Dr Baronberg was an all around Good Guy.I might have some old pictures.If I can find them I will scan them and email then in.

  • Diane

    I used to work there after school! Thanks for the photos.