December 9, 2010
The Natives in their natural habitat, Levittown's North Village Green
Here's a 1961 photo that really turns back the clock for those who spent any time at the North Village Green a half-century ago. It seemed like most of these kids were always sitting on a park bench or tossing around a ball. Going home during daylight hours on non-school days was not an option.
Left to right: unknown, Bobby Lombardi, Tommy Byrne, Doug Duffy, Artie Reiersen, Ira Nerzig and George Vine. All of these lads, except Reiersen and unknown, were charter members of The Natives. To learn more about the group, see Ken Taylor's blog story about The Natives posted here on November 1.
Jackie Bernstein Karp snapped this picture with a Kodak Brownie camera. She attended Division Avenue High but her family moved before graduation. Jackie's brother Perry was in the class of 1960.