Saturday, June 21, 2008

Working at Tibbetts









I worked there 1963-67 with a big crew...John Cazzola was the big boss,
Joe Grecko, was a good choice to oversee us, as we knew he could and would beat us up if we got too bad. Salvatore Starro was my boss on the boy's side with a crew of eight...Guys from YHS like Anthony Tascione,
Roby Borak, Bucky Landy, Louis Intervalo, Carl Natali...
Nurse Weeks was ready with the Mercurochrome and the Life Guard boss was Pete Faget...one of the life guards was Richard Lapchick ...
they liked to pump up on weight before going on and liked inhaling the O2 after hangovers...




Working on the Boy's side was not as good as working on the Girl's
side where you could flirt and another benefit was that the guys took the pins out of the curtains on the booths so they could watch the girls change through the peek holes...

Bucky Landy worked on that side, and we often got a Landy's wedge
from his father's store near YHS.

11 comments:

Locker Boy said...

Please help get this blog off
the ground by posting some
of your own memories of Tibbetts.
Put your name or we will not know who you are. TIA, Ed Reilly, YHS 64

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Is that a real photo of a Landys wedge? It sure looks like it. I lived off of Elm St and had a Landys wedge many times in the 80s.
As far as Tibbets, used to go there with my Mom in the 70s and and as a young teen in the 80s me and my friends used to cross the foot bridge from Rumsey into the park.

Anonymous said...

I did not take the photo
of the Landy's wedge
but it looks like the
genuine article.
Carol has some great
current photos of
the Tibbets pool being
torn up for the new water
park. Email me at
atmanman1@aol.com if
anyone wants me to send them
some.

Jane said...

How about when we had to run from the girl's locker room down the stair through the cold showers!!! Does anyone remember my grandmother, Mary Weeks, who was the matron on the ladies side of the locker room? I spent all my Saturday's at Tibbetts...and have fond memories.

Anonymous said...

OMG,I loved Mrs.Weeks.My Dad,Charlie Marasco was Foreman. there for many years. I also remember Esther and and Ollie, the 2 sisters who used to take tickets. I used to go thru the police station(on the side) and get gown to the nurse station where Mrs. Weeks would let me stay with her before the pool opened.I spent every summer day there, on the swings, wandering both lakes and the going around the north and south fields. The Cazzolla kids and I where great mischief makers.Had lots of great times there.Laura Marasco Fontenova

Jane said...

I distinctly remember Charlie Marasco's name in my house. My grandmother Weeks lived with us. My dad would drive Esther and Ollie home to Locust Hill! Did you know Mrs. Coughlin who worked in the outer restrooms? And what about those locker boys and lifeguards thinking they were all that?

Anonymous said...

Didn't Charlie the Foreman
live in Mulford Gardens?
Wasn't Jane one of those
Catholic school girls who
a bathrobe over her modest
1940 type bathing suit?

maxi said...

Hi! I was a regular at the pool and had a HUGE crush on Roby Borak. Was friends with his sis Janine. Roby reminded me of James Dean. I was about 12 or 13. My girlfriend and I stopped going after that as the Bronx started coming up and killing the peace up at the pool. Lake Welch became the place if someone had an older Brother with a car!

Anonymous said...

I KNOW THE GUY WHO TOOK THE PHOTO LENNY WOULD NEVER LIE I CAN SMELL THAT STORE NOW' GREAT MEMORIES I WAS A LITTLE KID BUT WE USED TO WALK TO LANDYS FROM SOUTH YONKERS

Anonymous said...

Hey Locker Boy,

I worked there during that time too in the boys locker room. Let's see, Sal was our supervisor, sort of. Tash was the supervisor on the other side. There was Gary M., Ed, Jack. Lou, the rest will come to me. Who are you? Do you remember when we all called in sick and went to the Worlds Fair? I think we got fired for one day.

Al Cheli