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Re: You know you're a JC old-timer if you remember...
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2009/5/11 0:31
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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!)

Posted on: 2009/9/26 0:43
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2005/7/14 14:51
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Kiki’s on Second (the best JC restaurant we’ve ever had) and Brummer’s (the best ice cream parlor).

Posted on: 2009/9/25 20:39
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you're gonna make me cry ...

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

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You know you're a JC old-timer if you remember...
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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

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

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

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

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

Everyone lived in a parish

J.M. Fields

Brummers Ice Cream Parlor at the Junction

The Stanley Theater with clouds that moved over the

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

Nedicks on the Square


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

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

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.

Posted on: 2009/9/25 18:41
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