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Jeffrey Eisenmesser, 73, grew up in Bensonhurst in the late 1940s and early '50s. He taught English Language Arts at Mark Twain I.S. 239 in Coney Island from 1992 to 2007. His earliest memories of Coney Island are going to Washington Baths pool as a very young child with his uncle and elder brother. As a teen he went with his friends to Steeplechase Park. Among the stories he tells from his days as a teacher at Mark Twain are being rescued by the fire department when Coney Island Creek flooded during a nor'easter on December 11, 1992 and how the school handled the unfolding crisis on September 11, 2001.