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#501 2013-01-24 22:34:27

jimbo
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Re: Flushing, anyone?

My family moved to Flushing in 1950... There was still some country left back then so I saw some drastic changes take place through out the the years that I lived there. It was a wondeful town to grow up in and my memories Flushing in the 50's and 60's will always have a special place in my heart.
I lived on 150th street near Kissena park so that was a really exciting place for a young boy and his friends to explore.
Be well, Jimbo

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#502 2013-04-16 10:53:43

riccardino
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Re: Flushing, anyone?

Anyone remember the Oktoberfest?

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#503 2013-09-01 10:36:24

LennyBlue2
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Re: Flushing, anyone?

If you ever shopped at Peck's Stationary between 1977-1984 and bought Art supplies then you met me. My name is Lenny Weiland and I worked there. j was 22 at the time and worked with a great crew, Jane Brunner- " The Guru of Art Supplies" ; an older heavy weight lady with her hair in a ponytail that knew everything about art materials. She taught me a lot. Dave Hoffman, Bob Nealon, Denise, Maya; a great calligrapher, and a slew of other people. I dated a girl from Flushing , Jovanka Houdkova aka; Raven. Frequented the following businesses ; RKO Keith theatre, Bacigulups restaurant , Gloria's Pizza; yum, Lum's Chinese . I worked at Pecks with Liz, Heidi, Gina, Mike, Eddie, Jean, Robert Peck, John ,Ronald Brown,  and others. Do you know me? Had a big curly Afro.

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#504 2014-01-27 13:02:27

CathyRegina
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Re: Flushing, anyone?

Here is something that in all the recollection of memories out there, no one has mentioned this one. Does anyone remember Fanny Farmers Shop on Roosevelt Ave. in the Fifties guess it was??  It was alongside Gertz and Miles Shoe Store.  Not far from Main Street. I believe Barricini was across the street from it. When you entered, you could smell the intoxicating aroma of a variety of chocolatey bliss and I would wonder how anyone could work there and not eat them all. Would love if someone could find some pics of it.  I cannot come up with ANYTHING  :(  http://blogs.democratandchronicle.com/rocfood/2012/07/30/mint-memories-fanny-farmer-candies/

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#505 2014-01-27 17:01:40

Sal
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Re: Flushing, anyone?

Cathy -Back in the 50's it was traditional when visiting family or friends to bring a box of candy from the stores you mentioned. Over the years the stores wised up and included a paper insert describing the filling of each candy.

Prior to the insert most kids would poke their finger in the bottom of their selection to find out the filling. A lot of wasted candy!

On another note, a box of cake from a famous boro bakery was the highligt. Ebingers in Brooklyn-Their Black out cake!

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#506 2014-01-27 23:42:37

CathyRegina
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Re: Flushing, anyone?

Sal, lol, yes I was one of the pokers.  I think Lofts was around there also.  Horn n' Hardarts...etc.   Still waiting for someone to remember the shop and lead me to some pics.  I have a few I'd like to post.  A pleasure to share our memories with each other.  Too bad we cannot share pics.

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#507 2014-02-01 16:25:18

SBochner@sendaframe.com
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Re: Flushing, anyone?

Does anyone know of online photos - circa 1950's - 70's - of Flushing?

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