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Old-timers will remember JClist without Yvonne's banter on certain topics !

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Yico the peddler. He'd send his helper into the hallways to yell that he was here. Think he had a horse in the early days.

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Yep,

That was Johnny Budenza.

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Remember buying the NY Sunday Daily news the night before to read the box scores. Yankees mostly.

That was known as The Night Owl came around in their old Daily News black box truck every night around 9pm. As a teen waited in line with all the others to get the track mutual pool number.


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do you remember the Polio Bros grocery store that was next door to the fire station on Central Ave. ? How about the A&P store on Montross & Beech street ?

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Remember buying the NY Sunday Daily news the night before to read the box scores. Yankees mostly.

That was known as The Night Owl came around in their old Daily News black box truck every night around 9pm. As a teen waited in line with all the others to get the track mutual pool number.

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Remember buying the NY Sunday Daily news the night before to read the box scores. Yankees mostly.

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I remember a produce guy in the 1960s and 70s. I'm not sure of we are thinking of the same guy.
This guy would have produce baskets in the back of his flatbed truck
and he would walk beside the truck yelling out things like:
"GET YOUR ONIONS, GET YOUR TOMATOES. He would walk next to the truck while someone drove it really slowly.

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No, there was a bakery called 5 corners on Newark Avenue, they made excellent bread. It was near the 5 Corners Library.
I wasn't a fan of their cakes but their bread with light and cripsy.


Best onion rolls ever.

We'd get them fresh early mornings while still warm.


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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 do.

One guy yelled 'Peaches Apples'
had an open type truck and put everything in paper bags.
Short Fella with big ears.

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That was Fisher beers behind the State theatre kiddo. Great Five and Dime--had some classiness about it.

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Where was the Woolworth store in Journal Square located? Was it near the State Theater? I remember going to a department store which was near the State Theater in the mid '70s. The store was probably Woolworth, Lynns or Moriel's.


Woolworth was near the old Hudson Tubes (PATH) transportation Hub before the new complex was completed in 1976. Woolworth was across from the Tube Bar and pizzeria.

Across the street from the State Theater was Liss Pharmacy which was as large as a department store complete with a lunch counter. Next to the Lowes Theater was J.M. Fields which is now the C.H. Martin.



Thanks, Shadrack! I'm not sure why but someone mistakenly told me that there was a Woolworth store near the State Theater. There was probably another department store near the State Theater which I may have visited. I remember Liss Pharmacy & J.M. Fields. I used to go to Liss Pharmacy for cold remedies. I went to J.M. Fields to shop for school clothes before the school year began when I was living in JC. I left the city in late June of '75.

It could be that a Wolworth store existed near the State Theater during an earlier time period than the '70s

This 1972 photo shows Kennedy Boulevard near Journal Square.
(State Theater, Rags to Riches, Joyce Leslie, Moriel’s, Lynns, Kitty Kelly & Danny Mack shoe stores) http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?656


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I might be four years late in posting this -- but anyway -- if you look at the reflection -- you will see there was a Woolworth's in Journal Square.

Santa takes a break for a cup of joe at Liss Drugs in Jersey City in this undated photo. (Taken from web -- Courtesy of Jack Ricci.)

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Goodies Butcher Shop on Newark Ave.


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Loca Diablo. Woo Woo.

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To clarify, Brummer's was at what we called "the Junction," not near W. Side Ave., and the two guys who used to run the newspaper operation were a guy we called "Skeets," and "Con," later known to me as Connie Hartnett, who I believe was a policeman, or detective.

And the guy who used to run the Lamont newsstand up at the Square was a guy they called "Patty," or "Paddy." He had "pegged teeth" and probably the worst breath of any person I ever met. At that time (circa 1970), he was an old timer.

I also fondly remember a bum whose turf was the West Side Area but also Journal Square once in a while who we called "Hoochie." He billed himself as the "hoochie-coochie man." A kind soul who never hurt anyone.

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I used to sell newspapers at night in front of Brummer's, on Communipaw and West Side, and we also covered all the bars, bingos and bowling alleys from West Side through Greenville. As a young kid I also used to run a crew of guys who used to put together the Sunday papers for AJ Lamont news stand that was at the entrance to the old "tubes." We used to set up in the walkway of the old bus terminal.

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




Was thinking of Brummer's and could not recall the name.

Another part of old school JC history.



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Benmore was on Communipaw Ave., a few doors up from West Side Ave. I used to bowl there as a kid and I used to reset the machines and remove stuck pins. My wife's grandmother was asking about the Baldwin Ave. bowling alley because she used to live around the corner from it and she used to bowl there. Thanks.

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this is b4 my time but I will take a guess Benmore's Bowling Lanes?

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Does anyone remember the name of the bowling alley that used to be on Baldwin Ave., between Newark Ave. and Court House Place? Did some searches and couldn't come up with the name. Thanks.

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Any pics around of how the Hudson Mall used to look like? Or that area of the mall, toys r us, Consumers, Valley Fair, Two Guys, etc?

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Yes, Hamilton Park was Needle Park. People going to the hospital would have someone drive them and get out of the car and run to the door. That was in the early 1970's.

Grove St was a little scary in the 60's too.



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in Hamilton Park there was a tunnel in the park that the kids could run down into and exit about 10-12 feet away

and HP had used syringes all over the place. no one walked through the park after dark, not even as a pack of teenagers like us...

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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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