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Offline Hank Stamper

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Old JH and New
« on: September 20, 2017, 09:54:03 AM »
I thought some of you old time JH folks would appreciate the recent post from my photography blog:

http://citylightsphotos.tumblr.com/

Enjoy

Offline Shelby2

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Re: Old JH and New
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2017, 01:53:36 PM »
It would be fun to see some pics from your old days in JH!

Offline Hank Stamper

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Re: Old JH and New
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2017, 03:18:05 PM »
As I told my kids recently, in the days before iPhones we did not record every moment of our lives. Cameras came out on special occasions -- birthdays, weddings...  As a teenager with a decent camera I never felt the urge to photograph the stores on Roosevelt or 37th because I just assumed they'd be there forever.  Too bad.  I rode to the 78th Street Park (now called Travers) and the place was unrecognizable to me. I think only the handball courts and baseball backstop remain unchanged from 50 years ago. I wish I would have taken some shots of the park back then.  With that said I will look through my boxes and see if anything turns up. 

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Re: Old JH and New
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2017, 06:18:14 PM »
I grew up in the area in the 60's--born in 1955. Graduated from PS 69 and 145. Don't remember any lumberjack families.  Then again my parents didn't name me Queenskid2. What schools did you go to? 

Offline Morris-twins

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Re: Old JH and New
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2018, 02:01:51 PM »
I thought some of you old time JH folks would appreciate the recent post from my photography blog:

http://citylightsphotos.tumblr.com/

Enjoy

Nicely done.  Zero out of 400.  Wow! There was a bakery next to Meyer's correct?  My Dad would bring home an assortment of sweet buns on Saturday mornings from there (although Nellie Spears was his favorite)

My Mom was horrified by all the retail street displays she witnessed a few years back.  She considered it an end to genteel Jackson Heights and typical of Delancey St on the LES of Manhattan. She was on the Altar Guild at St. Marks Episcopal Church (Protestants were a minority in the Heights except for a small square of garden apartments between 75th and 82nd streets, north of 37th avenue and south of Northern Blvd.)

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Re: Old JH and New
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2018, 02:01:51 PM »