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Offline jimbo247

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Re: OLDTIMERS! Did you live in Jackson Heights at any time prior to 1950?
« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2016, 04:00:24 PM »
Update:  Forgot to mention the location of the Army Barracks
in Jackson Heights would be Northern Blvd & 71st/72nd Street.
Sure would be nice to hear from someone who remembers that
area.

Offline bernie

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Re: OLDTIMERS! Did you live in Jackson Heights at any time prior to 1950?
« Reply #31 on: July 24, 2016, 05:39:34 PM »
I was married in Our Lady of Fatima's Church that was a quonset hut. My home was on 82nd St between 32nd Ave & Northern Blvd.
The brown bus used to stop in from of our 6 family apt bldg.  I remember those quonset huts very well and all the places we frequented on
Northern Blvd. as teenagers.

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Re: OLDTIMERS! Did you live in Jackson Heights at any time prior to 1950?
« Reply #32 on: August 02, 2016, 04:04:11 PM »
Hi
Anybody Remember a Jackson Heights bartender named Billy Brennan who worked in many bars during the 1950's-early 1960's

Offline Frank Newton

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Re: OLDTIMERS! Did you live in Jackson Heights at any time prior to 1950?
« Reply #33 on: August 12, 2016, 02:09:51 PM »

           I was born in Jackson Hts. at Physicians Hospital in March 1944. I still live in Jackson Hts. and have lived here for 72 years, I served 4 years in the U.S. Air Force. I've seen so many changes have so many good memories of Jackson Hts. I lived with my parents, aunt & grandfather, uncle and brother's & sister in a house on 92nd. St. bet. Roosevelt Ave. & Elmhurst Ave.  Any one remember the guy in a white uniform on a bike with a bell riding around the neighbor hood selling good humor ice cream. I also remember an old Italian man with a horse drawn cart going thru the streets collecting rags.Remember a guy with a small van who drove around sharpening everyone's knives, scissors, tools etc. Remember seeing Ice man delivering large Blocks of Ice to all the houses and bars. In our old refrig the block of ice was put in top section of frig. All the houses were mostly heated by coal. The coal man would come and fill up our coal bin which was in the basement of our house. I remember Trollies running along Junction Blvd. There were several movies in Jackson hts. The Corona,on Junction Blvd. bet. Roosevelt Ave. & 37th. Ave. The Polk theater,on Polk Ave. between 93rd. St. & 94th. St. The Colony on 82nd. St. bet. Roosevelt Ave. & 37th. Ave. The Boulevard Theater on Northern Blvd. about 81st. St. There was another Movie House on 37th. Road bet. 73rd. St. & 74th. St. Does any one remember it's name. There also  was The Jackson theater, on 82nd. St. bet. Roosevelt Ave. & Baxter Ave. The Jackson is not really in Jackson Hts. it is in Elmhurst. I remember a big empty lot that was along Roosevelt Ave. bet. 93rd. St. & 94th. St. we all burned our used Christmas trees there. I remember a Carvel Ice Cream store with a drive in parking lot it was on Polk Ave. bet. 93rd. & 94th. Sts. I remember Movies cost 25 cents. You saw 2 full feature films, cartoons and News Clips. I remember usher at the polk Theater, she dressed in a white uniform and carried a flash light, the manager or owner of the Polk wore a suit and had a carnation in his lapel.  I also remember movie would stop for some type of malfunction if not fixed quick kids would go crazy and start screaming & yelling, there were times every one was kicked out of the theater. Okay enough for now. will submit more memories at a later date.

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Re: OLDTIMERS! Did you live in Jackson Heights at any time prior to 1950?
« Reply #34 on: August 17, 2016, 08:17:01 PM »
There was another Movie House on 37th. Road bet. 73rd. St. & 74th. St. Does any one remember it's name
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Think it was called THE EARLE THEATRE

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Re: OLDTIMERS! Did you live in Jackson Heights at any time prior to 1950?
« Reply #35 on: August 17, 2016, 11:43:27 PM »
It was the Earle. I saw the James Bond film Thunderball there. Like many of the other theaters in area --the Fair, the Polk--it changed to more adult entertainment at one point.

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Re: OLDTIMERS! Did you live in Jackson Heights at any time prior to 1950?
« Reply #36 on: December 20, 2016, 06:45:59 PM »
I visited JH before I moved there in 1950. My aunt lived on 80th st right off Northern. I remember way before PS145 was built that there were tennis courts on that land. I was little, but I used to watch the people playing from her window. I also remember the GayDome bar on Northern between 80th and 81st streets

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Re: OLDTIMERS! Did you live in Jackson Heights at any time prior to 1950?
« Reply #37 on: July 07, 2019, 05:03:36 PM »
My family moved to Jackson Heights from Astoria in 1943. We had an apartment on 73rd Street, north of 37th Avenue. I don't remember the address, but it abutted the building on the corner that was The Blue Haven -- when it was a respectable nightclub. I remember being a Junior Air Raid Warden, and boy didn't I think I was hot stuff. I went to P.S. 69 from the 3rd to the eighth grade; I was a cub scout at St. Marks Episcopal Church; and went to Mass at St. Joan of Arc. I grew up with a group of boys from the neighborhood that played all sports as a team called The Jackson Heights Trojans. I have so many great memories from that time of my life, I could fill a book. In 1987, Lew Ressequie, Joe Allen (the now famous restaurateur) and myself, Howard Giordano, organized a reunion at a Manhattan east side restaurant. Of the twenty or so kids that played on team at one time or another, we located eighteen guys, but only fourteen could make the reunion date. They came with wives, and one guy who couldn't make it, sent his sister as a stand-in. The evening turned out to be one of the most nostalgic evenings of my life.
More memories on another post.       

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Re: OLDTIMERS! Did you live in Jackson Heights at any time prior to 1950?
« Reply #37 on: July 07, 2019, 05:03:36 PM »