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#76 2007-07-17 14:35:25

_paul
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

memories

Geez, this brings back memories, Walcliff, Wetsons, Great Eastern.  What ever happened to great places like that?

Paul
http://www.akaharry.com

 

#77 2007-07-19 10:18:20

_jlavalle
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

Kaplan's

Wasn't Kaplans the little variety store on 227th?  I think there was a drugstore on the corner and a dry cleaner's in that block also.  There was also a small italian grocery store across the street.  When I was  pre-teen my mom used to send me there every afternoon to get a fresh loaf of Italian/French bread for dinner.  By the time I got it home I had chewed off both ends.  After that she'd get it herself.    <img src="images/wink.gif">

 

#78 2007-07-30 22:48:47

_cmillius
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

cambria heights

Kaplans was a  store on 227th.We used to call it a candy store. They had soda fountain counter and sold candy and comic books. Neff's pharmacy was on the corner. There was a Chinese Laundry next to Neff's.

 

#79 2007-08-07 14:09:16

_daved
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

Cambria Heights

I attended PS 147 from 1950 to 1958.
I remember the "speedball" games against the handball court and how the "spaldeen" would fly into Mike Bohacs's yard!
Also Cohns candy store on Springfield and 221st st. Tackle football on the Cross Island Parkway grass. Someone else mentioned those baloney heroes for 15 cents and I agree!
---
Dave D.

 

#80 2007-08-09 23:47:53

_cmillius
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

cambria heights

I think the name of the gas station on the corner of Springfield and Linden was Sal-Vick's.

My Dad would take his 53 Buick Roadmaster there and have them fill it with"High-Test".

 

#81 2007-08-15 13:02:17

_peter
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

cambria heights

Wow, this site is great,  I lived in Cambria Heights from 1967 to 1984 at 114-62 colfax st. Went to P.S 147 then on to P.S 192 then went on to high school at Forest Hills HS, the donut shop at the terminal was an everyday stop. Remember Walcliff, Great Eastern,Gouz rhimes with cows, A&P on linden blvd,. the library a to z hardware where I got most of my matchbox collection played in CH little league. the L.I. Press had to be the hardest paper to throw as a paperboy, does anyone remember the slot car shop called Vicks on linden and I think 231st. Went to the team club  at sacred heart church where  we would hang out in the summer, those were the good old days

 

#82 2007-08-23 14:47:17

_sm
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

Jackson

"Jackson's got a heat wave - woo - woo!"

1965-1966

Greatest high school track team of all time.

 

#83 2007-08-25 07:03:07

_julianalamberti
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

Cambria Heights

I love reading all these posts about CH.  I lived at 116-02 232nd St and remember Grand Union on Linden Blvd, Tony the Tailor's shop on Linden Blvd, there was also a camera store and drugstore near the tailor. Also Jacks, Josephine's Candy Store, the library, Carvel, Alden Bike Shop, A to Z where my father used to decorate the store window. It was a great place to live and the neighborhood homes still look nice. I went to Sacred Heart for 8 years and PS 147 for kindergarten. I remember taking the Q4 bus to Jamaica to shop at Gertz and Mays. There was also a great place named Teddy's next to Gertz that had great ice cream sodas.

 

#84 2007-09-06 17:11:33

_222street
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

Cherry Woods etc.

I certainly remember Cherry Woods on Springfield Boulevard near 119th-120th Avenues, and Colen Field was around 220th and 120th. No one has mentioned Bill's Luncheonette on 222nd and Linden or Izzy's on 217th and Linden or Pat's across from John's deli.
One of the saddest things is when you go to the Viet Nam Veterans' Memorial and see the names of Kenny Cummings, Doug Brussman, Jerry "Peg" Paulsen, John Dixon and Mickey McGovern..and I'm sure I've missed some. That's a large group from just a few yeras at SHS.

 

#85 2007-09-08 20:54:51

_house231
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

VICKS HOBBY SHOP

VICKS WAS ON LINDEN BLVD ON 228 ST CORNER RIGHT NEXT TO WHAT USED TO BE THE OPEN LOT. I MOVED HERE IN 67 & RESIDE THERE NOW.

 

#86 2007-09-11 07:01:28

_peter
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

vicks

yep that sounds right,  was a great place to hang out. where in ch do you live, pete

 

#87 2007-09-19 16:28:23

_joep
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

Vic's

Vic's was a slot car racing hobby store that occupied the former Rolley's, circa 1967 / 1968.

 

#88 2007-09-19 19:39:46

_diane
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

My Memories

This is a really cool site, I just stumbled on it.  I lived in Queens Village, from 72-81 my address was 214-10 Murdock Avenue. I went to 192 and Jackson.  I also remeber Ms. Overby, the typing teacher at 192. I now reside in Virginia. I remember the Jack n the box on the corner of Linden.  I remember going to Associated on Springfield and going to the "beer house also located on Springfield Blvd.  There are lots of memories that I have on Colfax Ave, Nashville Blvd, 115th Ave, 211th Street, I could go on.  Who ever created this site, I say bless you... 

 

#89 2007-09-21 08:37:01

_joep
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

Cambria Heights

How many of us remember Sunrise Grocery Store between 230th.& 231st. street and Linden Blvd., Jimmy's Italian / American Deli 234th. street and Linden Blvd,& Chapps Farmers Market 235th. street and Linden Blvd.?

 

#90 2007-09-21 15:13:19

_peter
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

cambria heights

hey Joe, wasn't the Arnold Palmer Cleaners in that same strip of stores at 234-235st and linden, Diane we had to have crossed paths I played stickball on 211st seemed like everyday and also hung out on nashville blvd

 

#91 2007-09-21 16:02:18

_joep
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

Cambria Heights

Hi Peter,

Yes, Arnold Palmer Cleaners was there, and still is today.

 

#92 2007-09-25 14:39:02

_markg
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

Cambria Heights

Wow all those memories of Cambria Heights, I lived on 228th street of 115th ave.
Cambria had to be the best place to grow up as a kid, we had so many kids on my block.
joe kantor, donald burgmeier, mikey mcmahon,
brian mcmahon......I have fond memories of joe the ice cream man, nucombs candy store,a-z hardware store, the boys club on linden blvd and 225 & 226th street.
I attended ps 147, JHS 192 and andrew jackson until 1969 when my family moved to florida

 

#93 2007-09-28 12:42:40

_hendelson
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

Cambria Heights

lived at 115-02 229th St.

147, Jackson, etc.

Been in Fl. since 76

 

#94 2007-09-30 07:28:28

_juliel
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

Grand Union

I thought Grand Union was on the corner of 230 and 231st Street? Maybe that was later on. Wasn't there a candy store on the corner also near the Sunrise/Grand Union store? I also remember a camera store and drugstore in that vicinty on Linden Blvd. It may have been on 231 St. All I know it was a great place to live and I miss it.

 

#95 2007-09-30 18:29:00

_diane
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

Nashville

Peter, what years did you play stick ball on Nashville.  Maybe you played with my cousins. There names are Tory, Darrue, Tobin,is that ringing any bells, did you know folks on that street...

 

#96 2007-10-09 12:27:27

_peter
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

cambria heights

Hi Diane, don't recall those names did they live on nashville between colfax and 115th ave. I played stickball on 210th st

 

#97 2007-10-14 16:41:26

_diane
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

Murdock Avenue

Peter, they played on Nasville off of Murdock Avenue.  I am trying to remember who I knew that lived on 210th Street, did you know any of the Greens', who lived on Colfax??

 

#98 2007-10-18 19:51:44

_bobby
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

SH Parade and Bazaar

Remember the Sacred Heart  Bazaar every spring

 

#99 2007-10-19 10:05:20

_peter
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

MURDOCK AVE

Diane, the green's lived next door to me if we are talking about the same family, two boys?

 

#100 2007-10-29 18:03:52

_diane
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Re: cambria heights, Queens

The Green's

Yes, there were two boys as well as a daughter.  Binky, and Iky were there names...

 

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