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Offline Really4rob

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As I read the "remember the ..." threads ...
« on: February 08, 2010, 11:44:22 PM »
... I can't help but think that in twenty years, JH residents online may be struggling to recall names like M&V, Flagship, Cavalier, Luigi's, etc.
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Offline Hank Stamper

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Re: As I read the "remember the ..." threads ...
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2010, 02:13:55 PM »
Very little permanence out there. How many New Yorkers today remember such "institutions" as Idlewild Airport, Gimbels, Wanamakers, Lundy's, Bickfords, Horn & Hardarts, Luchow's, Childs, Jack Dempsey's, the Polo Grounds, the "old" Madison Square Garden, (and the old, old Garden), Sam Wo's, Schrafts,  or that Dinty Moore's was a restaurant?

And if you mention the BMT or IND to "youngins" they just stare at you.

 

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Re: As I read the "remember the ..." threads ...
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2010, 02:21:50 PM »
How many New Yorkers today remember such "institutions" as Idlewild Airport... 

The movie, Breakfast at Tiffany's has a scene where the character, Holly, played by Audrey Hepburn, asks a cab driver to take her to Idlewild Airport.  Today's movie audiences can learn a thing or two of old New York by watching some classic flicks.  Another example involves the movie, Miracle on 34th Street.  Macy's Herald Square v. Gimbels.  Love it!!
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Offline Really4rob

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Re: As I read the "remember the ..." threads ...
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2010, 01:49:27 PM »
Very little permanence out there. How many New Yorkers today remember such "institutions" as Idlewild Airport, Gimbels, Wanamakers, Lundy's, Bickfords, Horn & Hardarts, Luchow's, Childs, Jack Dempsey's, the Polo Grounds, the "old" Madison Square Garden, (and the old, old Garden), Sam Wo's, Schrafts,  or that Dinty Moore's was a restaurant?

And if you mention the BMT or IND to "youngins" they just stare at you.

 

Guess I'm no longer a youngin, I recall BMD, IND and IRT.  Boo being 40!
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Re: As I read the "remember the ..." threads ...
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2010, 03:37:40 PM »
Very little permanence out there. How many New Yorkers today remember such "institutions" as Idlewild Airport, Gimbels, Wanamakers, Lundy's, Bickfords, Horn & Hardarts, Luchow's, Childs, Jack Dempsey's, the Polo Grounds, the "old" Madison Square Garden, (and the old, old Garden), Sam Wo's, Schrafts,  or that Dinty Moore's was a restaurant?

And if you mention the BMT or IND to "youngins" they just stare at you.

  

Holy Smoke!   You mean those places are all gone?  The minute you turn around everything changes!  Well my 74th birthday is coming up in a few days. Guess I'll just stare out across the Rockies and the Prairie, remembering when Jackson Heights had open fields and low-flying DC-3's.  Are you sure that the Toddle House is really gone? Schrafts on Northern Blvd. too? Bickford's? What about the Shelby Bake Shop and Peter Pan's? What about Jackie Dugan, and Kathy Curtin, and Lizzie? They all gone too?

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Re: As I read the "remember the ..." threads ...
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2010, 03:10:45 AM »
And let's not forget two sweet JH memories... Fannie Farmer's (next to Bickford's) at the Victor Moore Arcade... and meet you up on 82 Street on the Baracini's corner! Oh my!
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Re: As I read the "remember the ..." threads ...
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2010, 11:58:36 AM »
... Fannie Farmer's (next to Bickford's) at the Victor Moore Arcade...

The Victor Moore Arcade!!!  Where I would stand along one of the three bus aisles -- the middle one -- awaiting the Q19 Triboro Bus for which I had a school pass.

Don't tell me that's gone too! :embarassed:

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Re: As I read the "remember the ..." threads ...
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2010, 01:06:50 PM »
Getting in or out of the subway station, or making connections between the IRT and IND  was becoming impossible with the increasing volume of people. Also the new busses were too tall for the terminal.

The whole block was demolished and a new terminal was built. The Q19B still runs but is now called Q49.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jackson_Heights-Roosevelt_Avenue-74th_Street.jpg
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Re: As I read the "remember the ..." threads ...
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2010, 01:06:50 PM »