Yep, I’m from Vanderveer Estates. The neighborhood kids would taunt the project disciplinarian, Cavy the Cop, and the sidewalks were often covered in Halloween chalk. My mother’s friend Diana Kind also had an apartment there with her two daughters, who used to babysit me. One of them was Barbra Streisand. For a time, Barbra was working the cashier’s register at the nearby Chinese restaurant on Nostrand Avenue, “Choys”.
Original author: Bizarro7 [e-mail]