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Offline ECG

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Re: Any long time Jackson Heights residents out there?
« Reply #240 on: January 31, 2013, 12:23:24 PM »
Hey, Tarbender, I remember all those places even though I'm a girl (no Andersons). I used to read the comic books in Maxies and get a vanilla soda.

I'm still in JH and half a century later, I STILL resent them building on the lots!

My folks had victory gardens behind Saint Mark's Church.

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« Reply #241 on: February 01, 2013, 09:09:41 AM »
Good morning! We also had a family Victory Garden in our lot (all the neighbors) on the corner of 82nd St. & 35th Ave. NW where we all grew tomatoes, carrots, etc. around the edges. Was in the Cub Scouts at St. Mark's Pack 201. Pastor was Scofield and Cub Master Fuller. Went to Mrs. Wills nursery school (right alongside Garden Country Day) then to kindergarten at P.S. 69, and grammar school at St. Joan of Arc. My folks moved to JH when they were married in 1930 and both passed away in JH in the 80's. Great memories.

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« Reply #242 on: February 01, 2013, 10:09:28 PM »
i'm an interloper --only been here for 17 years -- but i LOVE hearing stories right from the source.

not long after i moved into my very first place alone -- in 1981, at east 6th and ave D in manhattan-- the doorbell rang, and an elderly gentleman was on the stoop. he told me he'd lived there as a child in the early '20s and asked if he could come in. i brought him in, and he had an hour's worth of lovely tales of the folks who'd lived there then. it was an irreplaceable moment.

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« Reply #243 on: February 01, 2013, 11:11:24 PM »
Hi Dss,

No problem, it is nice to know that others appreciate our memories. When you get older, I've thought we become invisible to the younger people. (Yes, I know mixed tenses, etc in that sentence). JH to us as kids seemed quieter.

But you should know that Roosevelt Ave was always formidable. Noisy, dirty, only one or two shops, the toy store, Shelley's Bakery, Meyers diner and a  Chock Full o' Nuts are all I can remember.

On the other side of Roosevelt there was a Sears where they sold tools and lots of fishing tackle and ran the catalog business.

Oh well, things do change and of course a kid wouldn't have noticed all the bars.
 

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« Reply #244 on: February 02, 2013, 10:03:13 AM »
Cubs at St. Mark's were a real eye opener to me as a tenderfoot when on Saturdays there were paper drives, scrap metal collections, tires, that we would collect in our wagons and bring back to the parish house where fathers would sort and load them onto trucks to deliver to scrap dealers and raise funds for aiding "DP's" (displaced persons) and other deserving charities. Cleaned up the neighborhood to my eye and got a lot of junk out of basements, cellars, and garages. The same with clothing drives, bake sales, going to Veterans Hospitals and pushing wheel chair bound folk to their activities. All wonderful events and great experiences for young kids to participate. North pointing principles were the goal of Pack 201. Fine leadership by Fr. Schofield and Cub master Fuller. My hero at the time was an older boy Bobby Case who lived in my apt. building and he was probably (15-16) an Explorer Scout and introduced me (9) to his St. Mark's friends. Listening to their camping and Jamboree activities started my interest in real scouting later on. Amazing to still be able to remember the names and some faces of kids have not seen or heard from in 40 years. Johnny Williams, Jimmy Laffin, Kevin Gordon, Ted Schroetter, Dicky Ryan, Morgan Healy, Ed Mazilauskas, Charlie Ramos La Salle, Jimmy Buckland........what a bunch of feather-merchants!  You are right about the memories. Nice and mellow.

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« Reply #245 on: January 15, 2014, 10:39:05 PM »
I grew up in Jackson Heights from 1951 (my birth year) to 1968, when my family moved to Laurelton. I went to PS 148 (1957-1963), JHS 145 (1963-66) and Newtown HS (1966-1968). In the late 50s/early 60s, my dad was a manager in the Northern Blvd. Safeway someone mentioned here. It made me very sad to leave all the people I grew up with behind and move to another neighborhood. I spent my senior year and graduated from Springfield Gardens HS, but it may as well have been on the Moon, it seemed so far away.

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« Reply #246 on: January 28, 2014, 09:58:28 AM »
Ok, moving to 90th to 89th street & 37th avenue. Between 90th & 89th street-on north side of 37th avenue  was Dave's, a grocery store and Tony tors a jewelry store. On south side a bar, a vetenarian, Bookshop Ida Dormitzer, a supermarket...
anyone remember the rest of the stores?

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« Reply #247 on: October 14, 2014, 05:54:10 PM »
Dave Goldstein and his wife owned the small grocery store on 89th street and 37th Ave
Does anyone remember Itskowitz? deli at the foot of 90th street and Roosevelt Ave and the newspaper store next door?
Albano's fruit market on 90st and 37ave
Key Food market also there
I worked  part time in  all of the above in 1947-1949 while in high school

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« Reply #248 on: October 15, 2014, 12:33:07 AM »
Wow this posting shows how different our territories were. I was on 34th & 83rd so we tended to shop on 37th or Northern between 77-78 up to 86th. I hardly ever went up/down to Roosevelt with the exception of Keffas the florist located on 82nd south of Roosevelt & of course the Jackson Theater.


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« Reply #250 on: December 18, 2014, 02:42:26 PM »
On 74 street I remember miles shoe store national shoe store jay de bakery lama tons ferns cut and curl

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Re: Any long time Jackson Heights residents out there?
« Reply #251 on: December 22, 2014, 12:04:06 PM »
Was just reading where someone couldn't remember shopping on Roosevelt Avenue with the exception of Keffas Florist and I remember going to the A&P on Roosevelt Avenue and 85th Street before the A&P opened on Northern Blvd between 81st and 82nd street. And also the Army Navy Surplus Store on Roosevelt and 83St. (Southside) and a great Italian Restaurant (cheap and cheerful) for Pizza and Spagetti name LIDO on Roosevelt and 81st Street and just thought of Sears Roebuck big store on Roosevelt and 86th Street, As well as a "FROZEN CUSTARD" store on Roosevelt and 83rd (which became a CARVEL) and on the corner of 82nd just past the Cushmans Bakery an ice cream parlor that I don't remember the name of, second only to "Joust" soda store on Northern Blvd. and 83rd next to Conways Funeral Parlor, and accross from the Boulevard Movie Theater and Maxie's "candy store" that sold the wonderful bulk Breyer's ice cream.

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Re: Any long time Jackson Heights residents out there?
« Reply #252 on: January 06, 2015, 05:15:12 PM »
Tarbender- what years are you referencing?  I vividly remember the Army Navy Store  and Lido. The bakery on Roosevelt between 82nd and 83rd I remember as Shelly's?  Is the ice cream parlor you are trying to remember- Meyers? It was an old place with a long counter and booths.   

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« Reply #253 on: January 06, 2015, 05:23:38 PM »
That was Meyers. Joel Meyers, the son, was in my graduating class at Garden -1959. Not sure where he is now.

I LOVED Sears because I went with my dad. He would get hardware and I marveled over the fishing supplies. Boy, Girl, life was simpler then.

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« Reply #254 on: January 06, 2015, 05:54:40 PM »
Time was around 1945-55, when my dad used to take me shopping at Sears Roebuck. Actually, my first two wheel bike was bought there it was a J.C. Higgins and had tail lights when you stepped on the brakes. Big fat wheels so rough on hills. There was a great hill for sleigh riding on the "golf course" which was on 78th Street (I believe) between 34th and 35th. In 1947 or 8 there was a big time snowstorm so we were sledding for days. Do you remember the Hobby Hub on 82nd past Roosevelt almost to Elmhurst? Had model planes and cars that the owner helped us build and if you could afford it, engines for them. The owner was a nice guy who was a former Marine and helped us get started building them.

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Re: Any long time Jackson Heights residents out there?
« Reply #254 on: January 06, 2015, 05:54:40 PM »