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Yes, wasn't the store also called "Goldy's"? The female proprietor was short with white hair. I 'm vague on the A&P, think it was next to the Orient movie house.
Yes, it was George's Bakery. The cupcakes with the small toys...toy rings? Thanks for jarring my memory!
Also, the small Public Library opposite the candy store.
The laundromat, recall the clean smell of clothes washing, lots of bleach tho.
The Myrtle Tavern, then next corner of Bostwick Ave was Flaherty's Tavern. More when I can...

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Yvonne remembers when every resident had five free valet parking spots each.

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Please go on. What else?

I remember the candy store on Ocean and Claremont. It was down a few steps.
I remember the playground on Arlington and Claremont.
Where was the A&P?
Remember George's Bakery? Halloween we used to get a cake
with little prizes in it. You had to be very careful eating it.







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Great memories...how about further long Ocean Ave?
Old Lady of Sorrow RC Church and Grammar School
Goldsteins Candy Store on corner of Ocean & Claremont
Orient Movie Theatre (popcorn machine self despensing for 10 cents)
A&P Store
Lakes Meat Market
Adams Candy Store
Drug Store on corner of Grant Ave & Ocean
P.S. 29 Kindergarten to the 4th grade
Four or 5 piece band that played on Claremont Ave in the summer
Playground on corner of Claremont Ave and Arlington Ave
Water trucks spraying Ocean Ave
Coal truck and Ice man deliveries...I could go on...




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I remember when the 100 steps had about 80 cause they were in such bad repair. It took years to get them taken down.

Few understood why I sat in the back of the room snickering when the cry went up that there was a need for the 100 steps had to be built.


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Brook Valley Day camp was great fun.

I remember going on walks and we would find salamanders. Some of the guys were good at catching bull frogs.

I also remember there was a peach orchard nearby and we would go there and snatch peaches off the trees. Those peaches were gigantic. One day, when a bunch of guys were in the tree, a branch snapped and fell on one of the guys. He was hurt. The branch fell on his shoulder. After that we ran back to the camp. Someone said the orchard owner had a shot gun and that he used it to to shoot salt pellets at the kids.

It was great fun.

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Here's a tough one--anyone recall a little variety shop called Georgie's on Wayne Street?

It was up from the turnpike heading towards the water. He always had a lot of things in his window that would catch a kid's eye.


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Rogut's Toy Shop only left about a year ago, and the pawn shop on Bergen is still there and bigger/better than ever - they took over Rogut's old space next door.


I can remember as a kid just looking and looking in the big window at Rogut's--all of those wonderful toys there.

And all of the gold that was always in the window in the pawn shop.

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Ah yeah, but they were beautiful things in a beautiful environment, eh?

The vegetable guy would send his helper to yell in your grandmother's hallway.

Plenty of people lived with their parents' parents.

If only there were time machines.

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Rogut's Toy Shop only left about a year ago, and the pawn shop on Bergen is still there and bigger/better than ever - they took over Rogut's old space next door.

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Anyone recall the street peddlers:

Yico with the vegetables and fruits

Johnny Budenza who sold Italian deli from the trunk of his car

Petey the watermelon man?

I remember the fruit and vegetable guy and also the knife sharpening guy. The F&V guy would yell peaches, apples...with a loud screeching megaphone. And when the knife guy came around the older Italian ladies would run out of their houses with meat cleavers in hand. Both vendors and their trucks looked like a throwback from the Bowery Boys days.

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Anyone recall the street peddlers:

Yico with the vegetables and fruits

Johnny Budenza who sold Italian deli from the trunk of his car

Petey the watermelon man?

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How about Rogut's Toy Shop and the Pawn shop next to it on Bergen avenue across from Lee Simms.

Paul Revere's Boys Club and Mr. Jones

Mastria's rag and paper business burned down in a fire.

All of the paper recyclers on Montgomery street.

The bread baking in the windows.

Manhattan Laundry.

The railroad trestles across Montgomery and Mercer streets.

Candy stores everywhere on the corners.

Vernese's Poultry market.

Rocket Auto Stores

Modern Hatters on Third Street

Jelly Royals for two cents--o baby

Irv's on Montgomery Street

The CYO


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Brummer's is now in Westfield - only a chocolate shop not an
ice cream parlor.

Another name that comes to mind from JC Dino Dinelli (sp?)

How about Santa Clause came to Jersey City on a Train,

gave away Lollipops and asked for donations for the Veterans?

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I remember Murray's toy store. We used to go there to get the latest Match Box Cars and Hot Wheel cars. If I recall correctly, they cost 89 cents! As for Hot Wheel cars...we walked there one day specifically to get the Spittin' Image...they didn't have it that day, but they finally got it in stock.

It was great to be able to go to a store dedicated solely to toys. Those were the days. We had great fun.

And, again, if I recall correctly, they were a block or so from Sandler's...where the boys would get their gym shorts (green for 40 school...blue for 30). The girls were relegated to those blue hideous one piece suits.

I remember going to Brummer's with my grandmother. It was always a big deal. We felt like we were going somewhere special. I remember also when they shot scenes from the movie: The Sting at that location.

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The Showboat

Nick Adamshok, Clerow Wilson,

The Store windows on Jackson Ave painted by Snyder

Students for Halloween.


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Bottle caps

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The 5 and 10 near the State Theater was called Fischer and Beers I think. Woolworths was near the Bridge/ Path trains.
Barricini candy up the Square Liss's and Cara Carson's
I remember Murray's Toy Store at Neptune and Ocean Ave
Erk's Restaurant on 3rd Street (?) The Cup and Cone on Ocean
Ave Next to the Cameo-Bowl-O Bernie's, Brummer's and
Reilettes Ice Cream soda shops. Billan's records at the Square
The Magic Id on Newark Ave, Boulevard Pool, and Roller Rink on the Bayonne City Line, The Birthday Truck, The Red Feather
Circus at Roosevelt Stadium, and 4th of July's there too. and the Western on Newark Ave.

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Oops now I get it you were looking for information on Brook Valley Day Camp sponsored by the YMCA. Carry on.

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Living in Kinnelon now and can not find the YMCA site. Spent 6 summers there and would love to know where it was. I remember Ray the bus driver.....


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Hey I remember Ray the bus driver he used to drive us there and on the way he would stop at the bakery on 23 north. We would board the old gray fish bowl bus ID #B-30 I remember seeing him about 6 or 7 years later driving route #10 Bayonne Hudson Boulevard bus line. Cool times at Brook Valley Day Camp. I often think about that place. Do you remember councilors Cathy, Luke, and the Casey brothers, and also that mean camp leader Chong ?




Hey DZ1977 here are some links about the YMCA.I don’t know the status of the project ….654 Bergen Ave

Jersey City set to transform former YMCA; mayor's opponent calls it election-year gambit

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... y_set_to_transform_f.html

JC press release about the project (pdf):

http://www.cityofjerseycity.com/uploa ... MCA%20press%20release.pdf


Cool JC history link…(click return to A to Z)

http://www.njcu.edu/programs/jchistory/pages/y_pages/ymca.htm

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Living in Kinnelon now and can not find the YMCA site. Spent 6 summers there and would love to know where it was. I remember Ray the bus driver.....

Hey I remember Ray the bus driver he used to drive us there and on the way he would stop at the bakery on 23 north. We would board the old gray fish bowl bus ID #B-30 I remember seeing him about 6 or 7 years later driving route #10 Bayonne Hudson Boulevard bus line. Cool times at Brook Valley Day Camp. I often think about that place. Do you remember councilors Cathy, Luke, and the Casey brothers, and also that mean camp leader Chong ?

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Living in Kinnelon now and can not find the YMCA site. Spent 6 summers there and would love to know where it was. I remember Ray the bus driver.....

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Yeah the Canton was a beautiful restaurant.

I think I may have asked this before. Down in Marion/JSq we used to play a street game called skelsies. Do any JC old-timers remember that game?

We used to have big tournaments at the end of summer vacation. Brackets, ratings, seeds, rain dates the whole deal.

You would use your "bestest" flat top filled with wax. I think the winner got a Pink hi-bounce ball and bragging rights. (chicks always dug the skelsies champ)

There are a lot of people from different parts of the tri-state area and country on JCList. Did you have a similar game? NYer's called it sully.

www.streetplay.com/sully

(Cool website)


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To this day, when I think of really good traditional Chinese Restaurants, I often think of the Canton.

I'm not sure places like that exist much anymore. They have been replaced by urban corner, or suburban strip mall establishments that pale in comparison.

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I remember those days, properties were selling for less than $10,000 each. I know someone who picked up a property for less than $500 (five hundred) dollars. Taxes were reasonable too.

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Can't get it to embed, but here is a cool old video of "The Village" area downtown 40 years ago:

http://youtu.be/Tx96c-3z0-4




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Yeah, that's a bit young. I was at 105 Ocean Ave. Neptune at one end, and Winfield at the other. Lived over a bar called "The Rainbow Tavern"

Most of that block is gang territory now, 105 is abandoned crack house. There is not much left of the childhood home you once cherished, the city has let most of Ocean ave rot. It is currently listed at 45k.

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Yeah, that's a bit young. I was at 105 Ocean Ave. Neptune at one end, and Winfield at the other. Lived over a bar called "The Rainbow Tavern"

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I agree! I don't have many, but love to see some pictures from my childhood home.

Where was it located? Ocean ave is nothing like it was, the city has pretty much destroyed it. It is most likely an abandoned building or an open lot. If you know the address I will take a picture and post it here.

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There's still a Mr. Softee in the Heights. Same guy who rode the truck in the 80's...but I'm not sure if that's old timer enough...

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Oh my God! I remember so many of these places, and things! Moved away from Jersey in 1976. Was born in Bayonne. Moved to Jersey City at 4 or so. Started school at Ezra L Nolan/PS 40. I lived on Ocean Ave, so I know the A&P, Sodano's Chicken Market, Greenville Bakery, Schuetz Bakery, Sandler's! Both sides of street! Got OUR sneakers and BLUE Gymsuits there too! Bayonne Pool every summer, Finest Grocery Store. The Freezer Fresh and Mister Softee Ice Cream Trucks, the guy who sold fresh hot bread loaves out of his car/station wagon! Shall I continue?!!! Oh my, the stories I have about growing up in Jersey City!

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