Author Topic: Was there a bus depot on Northern Blvd/77th St before the 1970's?  (Read 4574 times)

Offline snickers

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I am sure there are lifelong jackson heights residents on here. I can only remember as far back as the late 70's. Somebody asked this question on another forum.

"I remember a depot on the south side of Northern Blvd around 77th street that served the #15 route (possibly split with a Manhattan Depot) ant the #16 route. I believe that the building carried on as a car dealership (Plymouth ?) into the 1970's if not later."

If anybody knows anything about this, please let me know, thanks.

Offline Queenskid

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Re: Was there a bus depot on Northern Blvd/77th St before the 1970's?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2009, 06:28:35 PM »
Sorry, I don't remember it.

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Re: Was there a bus depot on Northern Blvd/77th St before the 1970's?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2009, 08:43:39 AM »
Sorry, I don't remember it.

Likewise.  But I'm only good back to the 70s as well ... I do recall some of the big changes on Northern being the loss of Northern Bowl on 75th and PC Richards on 73rd or 74th (next to IHOP).

I also as type this recall a tornado in the 80s that blew the IHOP sign out ... unrealted I know, but I'm scattered.
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Re: Was there a bus depot on Northern Blvd/77th St before the 1970's?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2009, 08:11:28 PM »
There's a New York & Queens County Railway Co. depot at Northern Blvd. & Woodside Ave./51st Street.  Could this be what this person is remembering?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wallyg/541387922/

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Re: Was there a bus depot on Northern Blvd/77th St before the 1970's?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2009, 10:14:09 PM »
Likewise.  But I'm only good back to the 70s as well ... I do recall some of the big changes on Northern being the loss of Northern Bowl on 75th and PC Richards on 73rd or 74th (next to IHOP).

I also as type this recall a tornado in the 80s that blew the IHOP sign out ... unrealted I know, but I'm scattered.

There was a Newmark & Lewis there, not a PC Richard & Sons

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Re: Was there a bus depot on Northern Blvd/77th St before the 1970's?
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2009, 12:36:06 AM »
YES, that's it!

And my friend at the time, John Terranova, worked there too.

I guess I had PC Richard on the brain!
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Re: Was there a bus depot on Northern Blvd/77th St before the 1970's?
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2009, 12:36:50 AM »
Told ya I was scattered!
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Offline coolpapa

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Re: Was there a bus depot on Northern Blvd/77th St before the 1970's?
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2009, 08:05:13 AM »
yes there was in the late 50s early 60s right down from the playground

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Re: Was there a bus depot on Northern Blvd/77th St before the 1970's?
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2009, 02:01:03 PM »
There was a bus depot on the south side of Northern Blvd between 76th and 77th Streets. My family lived across the street. I remember being awakened by the sounds of dozens of buses revving their engines when I was a child.

Later there was a Peugeot car dealership on the same site. Years later the Queens County Bank took over the space.

And I too, mourned the loss of Northern Lanes on 75th St. I was a child when they were building it - I remember the construction - our house was right behind the parking lot. When I was a teenager I hung out there practically full time. Good times. We even had a Northern Lanes softball team sponsored by Mickey, the concession owner.

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Re: Was there a bus depot on Northern Blvd/77th St before the 1970's?
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2010, 08:47:52 PM »
I went to JHS 145 with a kid named Steven Kaye in the mid 1960's.  Somewhere in the back of my mind I remember that his family either owned or managed Northern Lanes.

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Re: Was there a bus depot on Northern Blvd/77th St before the 1970's?
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2010, 08:47:52 PM »