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Hi everyone. I was born and raised in Brownsville until the age of 13. Lived at 192 Bristol then 196 Bristol until I was 8 or so, then moved to 274 Amboy Street until I was 13. I have a brother called Pito and a baby sister named Carmen (not baby's anymore . My dad was head of maintenace at the high school (263) for many years. Although I am not of the Jewish faith, I did become familar with all the traditions that I still enjoy to this day with my close friends. We were the first latino family to live on Bristol Street. My father's name was Andres and everyone knew him. I remember the soda shop in the middle of the block before reaching PS 175. I had my first egg cream there - I remember this well. That's where I met my friend Jay Silverman. He also attended PS 175. I clearly remember the push cart man - he sold bleach, eggs, etc. There was a chocolate flavored powder that he used to sell that came in a heavy glass jar - does anyone out there remember this? If so, do you recall the name. I'm so happy this site is available and to be able to share all of our Brooklyn memories.