Author Topic: Jackson Heights in the 80's & 90's  (Read 4776 times)

Offline erospolitico

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Jackson Heights in the 80's & 90's
« on: February 04, 2011, 02:30:32 AM »
I have been getting a bit nostagic lately.

I am getting pretty close to being 30, I know kind of young to get nostalgic.

But then again it has be almost 25 years since I entered P.S. 69, and it will be 15 years since I graduated St. Joan of Arc.

Does anyone remember the people, places and events of our fine neighborhood from the 80's & 90's?

I will probably start listing things, but it would be great to see others contribute.

-- All time best person over many generations, is Richie, the custodian, he worked at P.S. 69 for 40+ years before he retired, I saw him yesterday, and that man never slows down.

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Re: Jackson Heights in the 80's & 90's
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2011, 08:19:01 AM »
If it's the Richie I remember (Richie W.), then I played punchball with Richie when we were students at PS 69.  He was one of the best players in the neighborhood.

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Re: Jackson Heights in the 80's & 90's
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2011, 01:32:29 AM »
I never knew Ritchie was a student at PS 69, he's gotta be in 70's.  If we are referring to the same guy.

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Re: Jackson Heights in the 80's & 90's
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2011, 01:40:34 AM »
73rd Street
-Key Food
- Rockbottom
- Dumbarton
- Magic Touch
- Sal's Barber Shop


74th Street
- Lampstons
- Key Food
- Radio shack
- Mona (he is still there)
- Browns Army & Navy (on Roosevelt)
- Pizza Boy
- Financial Federal Savings Bank
- Abe Hill
- Carvel
- Crossroads Bar
- Golden Note Bar
- Joey D's
- La Conca D'Oro
- Merit Farm
- Shades of Vision
- Vincents Hair Salon

75th Street
- Green Theme
- Ricky's Cafe (still there)
- Richard's Candy Store
- Big Deal
- Frank's Pharmacy (original location)
- Carollo Bakery (original location)
- Orchid Liquor (still there)
- Sal's Barber Shop (after they moved from 74th)
- Rauch Furs
- Gourmet Fantasy Foods
- Charcoal Chicken

--more to come

Offline Really4rob

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Re: Jackson Heights in the 80's & 90's
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2011, 04:57:54 PM »
LOL I got nostalgic at 25, and I'm 41 now ... so go figure ...

I love the old neighborhood threads ... the comic store, pizza for under $1, the KFC then Sizzler.
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Offline Al Franco

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Re: Jackson Heights in the 80's & 90's
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2016, 09:13:06 AM »
Who remembres Peter @ Numbers? That music store on 37th. AV

Offline francis

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Re: Jackson Heights in the 80's & 90's
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2016, 12:09:25 PM »
I remember the store for sure. Was Peter the guy who would spin the records in the back of the store?  I would always go in there and take a listen.

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Re: Jackson Heights in the 80's & 90's
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2016, 02:55:42 PM »
the baskin robbins and flower shop (both near 75th) were must stops for me. and the fish store on the south side of the street, which had the best seafood in the area. further up, Luigi's for red sauce Italian sitdown. and Budd's Bar.

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Re: Jackson Heights in the 80's & 90's
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2016, 02:55:42 PM »