2005-12-09 / Community

PS 47 Students Learn About The Old Broad Channel


Broad Channel resident Joe Carey, 91 years young, spoke to PS 47 seventh graders about what it was like growing up in Broad Channel. Carey remembered days gone by; how he was born in a house on Shad Creek Road when the streets in Broad Channel were still made of sand, and boats and the Long Island Railroad were the only means of transportation. The students were fascinated to learn about his school days and how the only place you could go roller skating back then was at the railroad station. Eilene Hanning, family assistant, was also present.Broad Channel resident Joe Carey, 91 years young, spoke to PS 47 seventh graders about what it was like growing up in Broad Channel. Carey remembered days gone by; how he was born in a house on Shad Creek Road when the streets in Broad Channel were still made of sand, and boats and the Long Island Railroad were the only means of transportation. The students were fascinated to learn about his school days and how the only place you could go roller skating back then was at the railroad station. Eilene Hanning, family assistant, was also present.

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