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Offline Metsboy

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Re: Does anybody remember the old bars of Jackson Heights?
« Reply #30 on: March 12, 2009, 10:11:06 AM »
It was an American bar! :coolsmiley:

LOL..I know..but they thought it was a straight Irish American Pub..I would pay money to see pictures of their faces :2funny:

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Re: Does anybody remember the old bars of Jackson Heights?
« Reply #31 on: March 23, 2009, 02:07:30 PM »
On the gay circuit the Betsy Ross reincarnated as the Magic Touch on 37th Rd along side the Eagle theater and was there until the late 90's or early 00's.  Also, along Roosevelt there was Billy the Kid (there was always a pool game to be had there) which was open till the late 90's.  About the only one still open from that time would be Friends.  I'm sure there were more.  Can anyone fill in the blanks?

Before it was the Mgic Touch it was the Betsy Ross, before the Betsy Ross it used to be a pretty good restaurant called the Adirondack...
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Re: Does anybody remember the old bars of Jackson Heights?
« Reply #32 on: March 24, 2009, 08:39:02 AM »
Back in the mid-50s, I used to live at 30-01 83rd or as my Bklyn buddies called it, toity-oh-wun-aiddy-toid.
Three of us lived in a cellar apartment of a nice Hungarian lady who kept us alive at times by giving us a big pan of goulash.
We worked as air traffic controllers at NY Center then at Hangar 11, Idlewild......6 days a week, 8+ hrs a day for about $85 bucks.
There was a bar at Northern and 89th called, I think, Club 89.  Big guy named Tony ran it and he, too, kept us fed with a twice a week freebies of lasagna or some other pasta.
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Offline suebe

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Re: Does anybody remember the old bars of Jackson Heights?
« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2009, 06:56:54 PM »
How about STABLEMATES that was on 80st/30 ave,,,now is called Cassidys,,,,,regards Mugsy
Yeah Stablemates was on 75th & 31st ave. We used to go there afterhours, i.e. 4a.m to whenever.

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Re: Does anybody remember the old bars of Jackson Heights?
« Reply #34 on: May 02, 2009, 03:55:45 PM »
Was the Dumbarton next to the Earl Theater?  I remember going to a restaurant called the Adirondeck Lodge next to the theater in the 1950s.  It was owned by a local politician, Johnny Cronin.

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Re: Does anybody remember the old bars of Jackson Heights?
« Reply #35 on: May 03, 2009, 01:36:06 AM »
yes, Dumbarton was next to the Earl where Kabab King is now. I couldn't tell you about the Adirondak as that's a little before my time.
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Re: Does anybody remember the old bars of Jackson Heights?
« Reply #36 on: May 03, 2009, 04:21:20 AM »
Does anyone remember Crossroads. It was located where Delhi Heights Restaurant is now.  There was also a bar on 74th Street just off Broadway, although I don't remember the name.  A very long time ago there was an Irish bar on 74 Street in the building next to TD bank.
Legends still remains on 35th between 72 and 71 Street.

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Re: Does anybody remember the old bars of Jackson Heights?
« Reply #37 on: July 23, 2009, 01:57:23 AM »
I can still see myself walking by all the old places and yes I especially remember the Green Blazer on 82ND street.


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Re: Does anybody remember the old bars of Jackson Heights?
« Reply #38 on: July 24, 2009, 01:20:27 AM »
There was also a bar on 74th Street just off Broadway, although I don't remember the name. 

If memory serves and my spelling is correct I believe it was called Davitt and McDonough. I really should remember since the house I grew up in was two houses down from it.  ???

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Re: Does anybody remember the old bars of Jackson Heights?
« Reply #39 on: July 27, 2009, 07:53:44 PM »
Don't forget Maxl's on 74th Street near 37th avenue.  Learned to drink there at .15 per draft beer.  Even though we were just out of high school, a grand old bartender named Fred always made us feel welcome. Anyone remember the place?

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Re: Does anybody remember the old bars of Jackson Heights?
« Reply #40 on: July 27, 2009, 10:17:04 PM »
If memory serves and my spelling is correct I believe it was called Davitt and McDonough. I really should remember since the house I grew up in was two houses down from it.  ???

You are correct.  Most people just referred to it as Davitt's.  I believe it later became "Montana"  which was primarily a straight bar during the day and primarily a gay bar at night.

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Re: Does anybody remember the old bars of Jackson Heights?
« Reply #41 on: July 27, 2009, 10:18:57 PM »
Don't forget Maxl's on 74th Street near 37th avenue.  Learned to drink there at .15 per draft beer.  Even though we were just out of high school, a grand old bartender named Fred always made us feel welcome. Anyone remember the place?

Did Maxi's later become Shoot the Breeze or were they two separate bars?  Shoot the Breeze was open in the 1980's on the western side of 74th street closer to 37th avenue than to Roosevelt.

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Re: Does anybody remember the old bars of Jackson Heights?
« Reply #42 on: August 18, 2009, 09:00:25 PM »
The Blue Haven was located at the corner of 73rd Street and 37th Avenue. Lenny Bruce was there in 1947 when he was just starting out.  The nightclub had a blue mirrored facade and a big circular bar, as did Dumbarton Oaks.  Attached is a picture of the old place.  And speaking of bars, who remembers The Orchid on 37th Avenue between 76th and 77th streets?

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Re: Does anybody remember the old bars of Jackson Heights?
« Reply #43 on: January 18, 2010, 08:31:47 PM »
Roosevelt Ave was full of old Irish bars. Anyone remember them?

Poweres & Healy on the corner of 83rd and Roosevelt.

Cullens on 82nd between Roosevelt and Baxter


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Re: Does anybody remember the old bars of Jackson Heights?
« Reply #44 on: January 18, 2010, 08:41:59 PM »
Oh yea!!!! After hours... Jack Hardy's!  82nd right off Roosevelt, upstairs next to the Karate school.  Booze, pool, and gambling.

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Re: Does anybody remember the old bars of Jackson Heights?
« Reply #44 on: January 18, 2010, 08:41:59 PM »