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JFACEBOOK: The Greenleaf from the late 70’s

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2013 01JAN 05 Greenleaf

Manhattan College Alumni
This week’s Way-back Wednesday photo is The Greenleaf from the late 70’s. Cheers to the good ol’ days and to 2013!
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Pete Krupp Least we forget Broadway a/k/a Joe’s Pizza. Some great times were had there before and after the Greenleaf, Pinewood or Terminal. I didn’t distinguish between locals or student establishments. A cold adult beverage was a cold adult beverage no matter the source. 72 – 76.
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Richard Enright Brings back memories. I was known to have tipped a couple of tall cool ones there.
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Anthony Pignataro What was the name of the bar just a little way up from Overlook? 1980-84 timeframe… Drawing a blank on that one
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William S. Kehrer The Class of ’63 spent many a Friday night there.
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Angela Lynch Guerriero The Leprechaun was up from Overlook.
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FJohn Reinke For this injineer, the Greenleaf was a required rest stop after Theoology with Father Bruce. With my head filled with “dannny lew” and the ways to know God, Teilhard de Cardin saying science leads us to God, and being called a blundering barbarian from down the hill to tortue the Arts Department, I needed to wash away my sins. Argh! Times were so much simpler then. I didn’t patronize the Leaf when I was in High School, they checked proof; whereas the Terminal was content to over charge us for the ‘water of life’. Argh! So much simpler.
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Joseph Morris very cool. I guess this later became Characters
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Joseph Morris The Terminal, Characters are now long gone of course
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Ed Maher Anthony, Downey’s was the name of the bar up the hill from Overlook…’70 – ’74. One of the owner’s sons (I think his name was Mike) was a Jasper…class of ’76 I believe.
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Gerry Whelan In the name of the Greenleaf, the Pinewood and the Holy Spirit…places of worship!
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Peter Muszynski I remember when they were the only bar you could get Coors, because of the difficulty in delivering. We would be packed in like sardines to get a beer that wasn’t really that good.
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John Meyers It didn’t look much different than this in 1985!
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Meg Garvey Seman OMG! Many a fun time there and at the Terminal!,
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Phil Nannery Love it !!
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Rich DeVito We spent many nights there breakng up fights.
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Cathleen Russell DiBenedetto Holy Cow!! The girls from Elizabeth Seton College used to go there after we drank at the Terminal first!
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Jim ODea 5 drafts for a buck. Prairie fire shots (white tequila/tabasco) and you had to gargle it
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Gordan Duffield Best corned beef and cabbage on the planet on St. Pats!! All the draft beer you can drink!! This from an Iona Gael!!
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Gordan Duffield Talking 1966 thru 1969!!
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Kathy O’Connell McGrath Lots of Memories……
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Kathleen Sherlock great picture
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Christine Campbell for those of us at the overlook dorm very convenient. an institution.
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Rosalie Lorenzo OMG! Tons of memories!
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Joe Doc Dougherty Ah the Greenleaf! Remember old Tim Nancy Botjer Riordan
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Jim Gallagher First beer as a freshman there, 1978.
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Jim Gallagher Also loved to watch Monday night football there.
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Martha Elena Miranda I think this was Characters when I was at Manhattan…?
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John Cass I am probably still banned
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Kathleen Leonardi What a great place – a lot of good memories (I THINK!!!)
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Maria Norcia Santillanes Great memories for sure!
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MaryAnn McCarra LOL! Any pictures of the Pinewood, the Terminal, or Dorney & Malone’s? Sidekicks? Doubledays?
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Nancy Campion memories
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Manhattan College Alumni MaryAnn, you’ll have to wait to see. Many more Way-back Wednesday photos to come!

And Jaspers, please feel free to send any photos from your time at Manhattan to the alumni office. We’d love to use your submissions for future postings. Email photos to alumni@manhattan.edu.
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Edward Tsyitee Maria, in the70’s, you weren’t old enough to go there
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Jean Burwell Scanlon brings a smile to my face…good times in the early 80s
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Tom Blackburne Pinewood is now a Pizzeria. We had great times in all 3. Terminal stayed open latter that the other 2 in the early 70s. And then there was the 24/7 favorite – White Tower… it’s gone also. Drinking age in early 70s was 18.
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Kenneth Raleigh I spent a many a night in the GreenLeaf.always a good time
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Maria Norcia Santillanes Edward, I graduated in ’80 …. but thank you for the compliment
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Frankie Flynn Ah the memories…..
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Edward Tsyitee Ahh, you’re still just a kid
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Elizabeth Budington Perricelli I went there every weekend when it was Characters! Loved that bar!!!! Great memories!
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Pete Smith good lord a gohst from the past i remember crawling out of that hovel
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Eleanor Rush-Morgan what memories…
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Nancy McCarthy Dolan Riker Oh my, a blast from the past. Loved the music.
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Kathy Tobin I had many a good time there!!
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Jim Romano Wow, Glen what about the Terminal and the Pinewood?
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Mary Rynne Is that the Greentree on Bainbridge
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Frankie Flynn No Mary, 242nd St. & Bway. Manhattan College bar.
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Dan Carbone Oh yeah, the Big 3: The Pinewood, The Terminal and The Greenleaf.
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Bob Athanasidy OMG! Loved that place – held most of my classes there!
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Joseph McNulty 5 beers for a $1.00 those were the days…
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Emma Julia Ted asks: Is it still there?
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Dan Carbone The Big 3: The Greenleaf, The Terminal and The Pinewood.
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Thomas Emmett Flynn By our time, the mid-sixties, The Pinewood was the place to be! The Greanleaf and Terminal had sunk beneath raunchiness. And then there was The Broadway Deli next door to The Pinewood where I labored weekends making the best hero sandwiches in NYC.
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Thomas Dwyer i wonder where our pinewood mugs are?
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Dominick Lauria I remember drinking Coors at the Green Leaf in the 70’s when it was hard to get it on the East coast. It came in cans with two tabs on top.

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JOBIT: Kennedy, Joseph Martin [MC1970 RIP] on 2017-05MAY-19

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Joseph-Martin-Kennedy-104821566

Joseph Martin Kennedy January 31, 1949 – May 19, 2017 New Jersey

Joseph was born on January 31, 1949 and passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017.

Joseph was a resident of New Jersey.

He graduated from St. Joseph’s of the Palisades High School Manhattan College and New York Law School.

Visitation will be on Tuesday May 30 2017 from 2-4 pm and 6-9 pm at Higgins and Bonner Funeral Home located at 582 Springfield Ave. Westfield NJ. The Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Genevieve Church at 200 Monmouth Road in Elizabeth NJ on May 31 2017 at 10 am. Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery 1100 East Broad St. Westfield NJ.

Donations can be made out to NYU Medical Center; in the memo portion kindly write “Vulnerable Brain Project” in memory of Joe Kennedy; donations can be mailed to the office of: William Slater MD Associate Professor Division of Cardiology NYU School of Medicine 530 First Ave Skirball 9U New York New York 10016.

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Kennedy, Joseph Martin [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

                I believe that Joseph is a member of the Class of 1970.

                     May He Rest In Peace.

                                     Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Kennedy, Joseph Martin [MC1970 RIP]

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POSITRACTION: Photographer gives his skill and then some to poor children

2017-May-28

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/photographer-offers-take-free-graduation-photos-kids-cant-afford/?utm_campaign=newsletters&utm_medium=weekly_mailout&utm_source=24-05-2017

Photographer Offers to Take Free Graduation Photos for Kids Who Can’t Afford Them
by McKinley Corbley – May 18, 2017

2017 05May 27 Kids Graduating Facebook

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Richard Wah doesn’t have any photos of his high school graduation – that’s because he didn’t have the money to pay for a photographer when he was a teenager.

Now that he’s 44 years old, however, he wants to give other kids the opportunities that he never had.

Richard, who works as a photographer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is offering free graduation photoshoots to youth who can’t afford them. All the grads have to do is send Richard an email, grab their cap and gown, and show up for the shoot.

The photographer has even hired a barber and two makeup artists to spruce up the grads’ look.

The Philly resident first got the idea for the free photos when he was riding the public bus and saw a group of high school grads sporting caps and gowns – except none of them had any parents or family there to support them.

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OK, it’s not Bill Gates style charity, but maybe IMHO it’s worth more. It’s personal. It’s the Good Samaritan type charity.

It makes the world a kinder place for those that need it.

All it requires is a little sensitivity to the needs of others.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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ENDNOTE: The definition of delusion

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/05/no_author/20-signs-may-living-matrix/

20 Indicators That Signal You May Be Living In The Matrix & How To Unplug Yourself By Andrew Martin Collective Evolution May 6, 2017

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Morpheus: “You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.” –The Matrix

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I personally define the Matrix as a set of beliefs, cultural norms, attitudes, and conditioned states which are pervasive throughout society. These are initially created under an economic rationale which offer products and services to citizens. To promote these goods and services various themes, ideas, and ideologies are promoted to establish compliance and persuade individuals to partake in consumptive patterns. Along the way, this information becomes embedded within a society, creating cultural norms and distracting individuals and society from the truth. As individuals living in a society, we become subservient to authority and start conforming to certain illogical cultural constructs. Eventually, like a fish swimming in the ocean, we are unaware of the water that surrounds us, we become unaware of the Matrix…

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In high school, the good Brothers tried to show us the way. I remember the phrase: “the unexamined life is not worth living” being used a lot. It’s not until decades later when at the end game, I begin to comprehend what they were trying to drum into some very dense heads.

The author gives 20 symptoms and 8 antidotes.

Now, I’m way too old to start over again. But, each day, is a new beginning.

Each year, I’m asked to produce a list of the JOBITs that I’ve collected over the year. This year, due to a software upgrade that I have no control over, it was a little harder. I tried several different ways before getting some support. (“Real men don’t ask for directions.”) That trouble forced me to actually LOOK at the list several times. I was stunned at all those names who were younger, in some cases MUCH much younger.

“Life is available only in the present moment. If you abandon the present moment you cannot live the moments of your daily life deeply.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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MFOUND: Alma Mater 1866

Old MC on 131st streetManhattan College at West 131st Street & Broadway in 1866 shortly after moving from its previous location on Canal Street in downtown Manhattan. In 1922 it would move again this time to Riverdale in the Bronx.

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[Tip ‘o’ the hat to: Al Heitzer and Stephen K. Trynosky]

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JOBIT: Karachuk, Stanley Thomas [MC1957 RIP] on 2017-05May-05

2017-May-09

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ctpost/obituary.aspx?n=Stanley-Karachuk&pid=185329490

Stanley Karachuk
Obituary

Stanley Thomas Karachuk, beloved husband of Margaret Tomaino Karachuk, entered into eternal rest on May 5, 2017, at the age of 82.

Born in New York City and raised in Manhattan and the Bronx, Stan was a resident of Trumbull for more than fifty years. A loyal and steadying presence in the lives of his family and friends, Stan will be missed by his devoted wife Peggy and by their children, David Julian Karachuk of Westport, Halina Lauren Karachuk of New York City, Gregory Thomas Karachuk and his wife Agnieszka Slominska-Karachuk of London, and Robert Karachuk of Columbia, S.C. Stan will be fondly remembered by his brother-in-law Anthony Mario Pagano and by his nieces and nephews, Sarina Pagano Kriston, Paul Pagano, Lori Pagano, and Peter Pagano. Stan is also survived by two grandsons, Kellen Francis Karachuk and Kieron Julian Karachuk. A son of the late Timofe and Aleksandra Kaminska Karachuk, Stan was predeceased by an infant brother, Edward Karachuk. His godparents were the late Paul Kovalchuk and Victoria Janusz. He recently lost his sister-in-law Rosemary Tomaino Pagano.

Stan was a proud graduate of St. Adalbert’s Elementary School and All Hallows High School, both in the Bronx. He earned a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Manhattan College and a Master of Business Administration degree from the City University of New York. Stan also completed the Cornell University Executive Development Program. He was a life member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a longtime adjunct professor of reliability engineering and management at the University of Bridgeport.

Stan made his professional life as an engineer and executive in the defense and aerospace industries. He began his career at Ford Instrument, a division of Sperry-Rand. For more than twenty years, he worked at Perkin-Elmer as a manager or director in the Optical Group, specializing at different times in reliability engineering, product and components assurance, program management, and strategic planning and acquisitions. Among the projects that Stan worked on were the KH-9 Hexagon Spy Satellite and the Hubble Space Telescope. He retired from Norden Systems, a division of United Technologies.

Grateful for his faith, Stan was a parishioner of Christ the King Church and St. Theresa Church. A child of immigrants, he was proud of his Polish heritage. Curious and adventurous, he was an avid traveler. A New Yorker by both birth and disposition, Stan was unwilling to live more than fifty miles from the city and made frequent visits back after moving to the Connecticut suburbs. He was a daily reader of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, an active investor with a constant eye on the NYSE, a regular theatergoer with subscription tickets to the Roundabout Theater, a member of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the New York Botanical Garden, and, of course, a lifelong fan of the Yankees.

Visitation is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017, at the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on the same day at 1:00 p.m. at St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church, 5301 Main Street, Trumbull. Entombment will immediately follow at St. Monica Mausoleum, Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 1056 Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull.

The Karachuk family deeply appreciates the attentiveness and the many kindnesses of Stan’s devoted caretakers in his final years. In lieu of flowers, the family asks friends to consider making a donation in memory of Stanley T. Karachuk to All Hallows High School, c/o Ronald Schutte, President, 111 East 164th Street, Bronx, NY 10452. To leave an online condolence, visit us at http://www.abriola.com.

Abriola Parkview Funeral Home 419 White Plains Rd Trumbull, CT 06611 (203) 373-1013

Published in Connecticut Post on May 9, 2017

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Karachuk, Stanley Thomas [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/ctpost/stanley-karachuk-condolences/185329490?cid=full

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Dear John,

                 I believe that Stanley is a member of the Class of 1957,

                  May He Rest In Peace.

                            Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Karachuk, Stanley Thomas [MC1957 RIP]

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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JNEWS: Docteroff, Michael [MC1987] seeks reelection in West Caldwell

2017-04APR-17

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/west-essex/sections/government/articles/west-caldwell-gop-team-announces-candidacy-for-20

GOVERNMENT

West Caldwell GOP Team Announces Candidacy for 2017

By TAPINTO WEST ESSEX STAFF

April 17, 2017 at 12:00 AM

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The West Caldwell Republican County Committee & Chairman Christopher Smith has announced Council President Michael Docteroff and Councilwoman Kathy Lynn Canale as its 2017 slate of candidates representing West Caldwell for the upcoming 2017 Elections.

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About Council President Docteroff:

Docteroff has served the community of West Caldwell for many years as a volunteer in recreation athletics as well as the Caldwell Athletic Organization, and he has served as president of the Caldwell Gridiron Club. He has also served as a member of the West Caldwell Zoning Board of Adjustment and is also currently serving as a volunteer member of the West Caldwell Planning Board.

Docteroff, a graduate of Manhattan College with a B.S. in Computer Information Systems, is an entrepreneur in the field of technology, serving as president of M.A.D. Technologies, which offers consulting expertise primarily in the area of technology for the Hospitality Industry.

He is married to Stacy Veneri Docteroff and has two children, Lauren, 24, who currently works for Sony Corporation, and a son, Jack, 21, a junior student at Montclair State University.

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Docteroff, Michael [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I believe that Michael is a member of the class of 1987.

                            Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Docteroff, Michael [MC1987]

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