Tag: Sea Gate

Aug 30

Fresh Off the Boat (1953-1956)

[Translate] Our new home in Sea Gate was an attic in an old mansion at 4120 Manhattan Avenue.  It had the same sloping ceilings as our old place on Feststrasse in Frankfurt, but it was only two flights up, a great improvement.  I had a little cubbyhole of a room, and soon decorated its walls with pictures …

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Aug 30

Crossing the Atlantic (1953)

[Translate] (Continued from Memories of Frankfurt) The S.S. United States was the state of the art in ocean travel in 1953.  She had been built just a year earlier for the express purpose of beating the British giants, Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth, for the transatlantic speed record.  She more than broke the record, she …

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