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Stores Between 74th and 82nd Street on 37th Avenue 1954-1964
« on: March 28, 2018, 04:29:39 PM »
I was born in Jackson Heights in 1949. Went to PS 69 and PS 145. Lived on 75th Street between 35th and 37th Avenue. Left Jackson Heights in 1964. Thought it would be fun to try to reconstruct the stores on 37th Avenue between 74th and 82nd Street from about 1954 to 1964.  Turns out it was a lot harder than I thought. Here's my list - would appreciate adds and corrections.

74th Street and Roosevelt Ave.
Ferns Stationary
Lamston's
Merit Farms
Jay Dee bakery
Fanny Farmer candy store
Miles shoes
National Shoes

Between 74th and 75th 37th Avenue
Carvel
Chinese Restaurant
Bruson Building
Newtown Lanes (in basement of telephone building)
Cleaners

Between 75th and 76th 37th Avenue
Frank's Dress Store on corner of 75th Street and 37th Avenue
Mollies (aka Sam's) (Owners Molly and Lefty) Ollie worked there.
High end chocolate shop (a lot of European chocolates)
Chinese Laundry
Bohak
Italian Bakery (best sicilian slices)
Toy City
Drug store (Royal Pharmacy was on the other side of 76th Street
Wexlers (When I was 15 I used to work there preparing trays of herring, pickle, potato salad and cole slaw trays - remember smelling like fish all the time)
Travel Agency

Between 76th and 77th 37th Avenue
Key Foods
Toddle House
Hamburger Express (run by Arthur Landau's parents)
Radio Repair Shop
Royal Pharmacy

77th between 37th and 35th Avenues
Pizza place (slices were 15ยข in 1963)

Between 77th and 78th 37th Avenue
P.S. 69
Raja's Candy store (Louie and Willie) (previously Moe & Archie's??)
King Edwards Deli

Between 78th and 79th 37th Avenue
Post Office
Fruit Market (owned by Sal)
Baars

Between 79th and 80th 37th Avenue
Teddy's Butcher Shop (my brother delivered meat for them on a bike in the 50s)


Between 80th and 81st 37th Avenue
Don't remember any

81st and 82 37th Avenue
Jan's Ice Cream Parlor
Arts 'n Flowers Florist Shop
Weiss's Stationary
Fields

82nd  Street and Roosevelt Ave.
Colony Movie Theater
Woolworth
Thom McAn Shoes
Florsheim Shoes
The Record Store
Clark's Women Clothing
Schrafft's Restaurent

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Stores Between 74th and 82nd Street on 37th Avenue 1954-1964
« on: March 28, 2018, 04:29:39 PM »