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Re: You know you're a JC old-timer if you remember...
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The Loewe's, the Stanley, the State, and the Pix -- all movie theaters!

Bowling at Roosevelt Lanes

Meyer's (ice cream, candy, and luncheonette) on Bergen Avenue

Cara Carson at the Square

Liss and SilverRod drug stores at the Square

Jules' and Ilvento's on West Side Avenue

"The La" ("The La Petite") on Kennedy Blvd.

Wenton's Shoe Store on Bergen Avenue

Paris Bakery, Five Corners Bakery

Barricini Chocolates

Johnson's Stationery Store on Bergen Avenue

Lee Sims Chocolates on Bergen Avenue (still there!)

...and that little costume shop on Bergen Avenue near Duncan, owned by the little old lady who was like a character right out of Dickens (the name escapes me now!)

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Kiki’s on Second (the best JC restaurant we’ve ever had) and Brummer’s (the best ice cream parlor).

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tippy's, canton, bettinger's, brummer's, roosevelt stadium

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(via a much forwarded e-mail from my mom, who says she only remembers about half of these. i take no editorial responsibility )

* * *

Hudson Boulevard had islands.

You know how O'Hara's got its name.


You knew all the troublemakers before they became cops.

Martin Luther King Drive was Jackson Avenue

Christopher Columbus Drive was Railroad Avenue

Luiz Munoz Marin Boulevard was Henderson Street

Manila Avenue was Grove
Street

Roosevelt Lanes & Putneys Pub



Annual Holy Name and 'Americanization Day' Parades



What Harvard on the Blvd. and St. Richards on the Hill are



Getting Sunday suits at Robert Hall

Sleigh riding down the Medical Center lawn or Mosquito
Park

Bettinger’s on the Square



Uncle Milty’s / Bergen Pointe



The Skyline Cabana Club



You shopped in Woolworth on Journal Square and went to the
Griddle or
Driftwood after a movie

The giant roach in the exterminator’s window on Westside Avenue



Floor shows at the Canton Tea Garden Chinese Restaurant



Charcoal burgers at Tippys



The Tube Bar and Red the owner


Shopping at Cheap Sam's on Central Avenue



The Oyster Bay, Murtaghs, the Alps , Robinsons Steak House, and the Blue
Piano



The PATH train was .30 cents and before that they were called the Hudson
Tubes



The Happy Birthday Truck



Ice skating at Roosevelt Stadium



That St. Als Academy was known as snob hill 



The Bergen School



The OLM dances



The football Giants practicing at Roosevelt Stadium



Drunks and derelicts donating blood for money at the blood bank next to
McCrorys 



Everyone lived in a parish



J.M. Fields



Brummers Ice Cream Parlor at the Junction

The Stanley Theater with clouds that moved over the
ceiling

You sat on the Buffalo at Mosquito Park and rode your sled in winter there



Nedicks on the Square



Monteleones

Five Corners and the Paris Bakeries



You and all your friends were born at the Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital



You lived in a house/apartment with at lease one cousin and/or grandparent
on the same street



You lived within ½ mile of three catholic churches (with schools attached)



The pool at North Street Park (and never called it Washington Park )



Your dad would take the whole family to the Roosevelt Drive-In, but
if you were over 12, he'd hide you in the trunk

You remember Mayor Smith and that he once sparred with Muhammad Ali.



You remember Mayor Whelan and to which country the city's money
"went".



You went to the Mt. Carmel dances every Friday, Saturday &
Sunday.

You know someone who saw a UFO from Mosquito Park or the heights

You knew which house on the Boulevard was haunted

Everyone knew Sam DiFeo.



You knew what time the Mosquito truck fogged the block with diazanon so you
could run behind in the thick smoke

You could see the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building from your
house and never visited them.

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