Da Queens Stoop had its regulars but it never was as popular as Da Brooklyn Stoop. Many of us had backgrounds in both Brooklyn and Queens. In those days, the site was extremely active. Most of us migrated initially from another Brooklyn site which had draconian rules about what you could post..nothing other than nostalgia. If you veered off into something more current, you'd get a warning and were banned if the warning wasn't heeded. One prolific poster, Bill Boggs, was so interesting that when banned, da Stoop was primarily formed for him..and all his followers came over too. The mindsets of the people here were varied and discussions could get hot and heavy but for the most part were respectful and friendships were formed that often transcended this space when an opportunity presented itself to meet face to face.
I have several momentos that people have sent me that I cherish. Some have been on display all along but in my "clean up" I found a couple I didn't remember I had. One was a disk of Brooklyn songs that Mickey had put together when he left here to start his own page. The other was from one of the earliest members on the board, a lady named Persia. She had become a street performer in St. Augustine. She wanted to start a business of hiring her services out for children's parties and needed a webpage. I was more knowledgeable at the time and helped her put one together. One of the things she sent me was an adorable felt miniature Mickey Mouse doll keychain, too nice to actually use. It surfaced in my cleanout. She was wiped out during one of the Florida hurricanes, dropped from sight and never heard from again.
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