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5/12/2003 6:39 PM
 
This folder has been quiet for a long while. So to pick up the pace, lets see how many stores and business can you name from the past along Cross Bay Blvd. I'll start with this small list... please feel free to add more. King George Coffee Shop Stride Rite Shoes Sans Egal Beauty Parlor Chase Manhattan Bank Jet Hamburgers Big Bow Wow Pizza City Joe's Candy Store Vicki Lanes womens apparel House of Wong Feel free to add to the list! Ray
 
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5/14/2003 2:36 AM
 
How about Father & Son Grocery Store.
 
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5/15/2003 1:03 AM
 
How many of you recall MEATS N' TREATS. Also before the Honda dealership was in business there was a disco called "Mr. Collosis" (spelling may be off) In addition: -Rockwood Hair Stylist -The Delicatessen (adjacent to Rockwood Hair Stylist) - Chip n' Dales ( Later known as CBS Saloon)
 
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5/15/2003 2:01 AM
 
Shaina, you were right, the store I was refering to was Meats and Treats, not Father and Sons. Thanks for reminding me.
 
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5/16/2003 3:52 PM
 
Shaina: Meats-n-Treats was on the corner of 156 and Cross Bay.....Later it was occupied by a relocated Home Federal savings bank which was originally squeezed in a small storefront adjacent to the Sunoco Gas Station and Duvalls Bakery one block down at 157th Ave. Blockbuster video sits there now. How about: Cross Bay Bowling Lanes A&P Glicks Kosher Deli Waldbaums (at the old site on Cross Bay) Texaco gas station where Ragtime Deli is now. Ray Edited by - Ray A. on May 16 2003 1:53:32 PM
 
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5/23/2003 1:52 AM
 
Remember Bond Motors. An Oldsmobile dealership? It was used as a location in the 1984 movie, "The Flamingo Kid" with Matt Damon.
 
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5/23/2003 10:31 AM
 
AJ I do remember the Bond Oldsmobile Dealership and I remember the movie "Flamingo Kid". I had no idea a scene was filmed there. Cross bay Blvd used to have several car dealerships... I think they are all gone now... Honda Oldsmobile Buick (up by Pitkin Ave) Pontiac (across from Buick, by Pitkin Ave) Ray
 
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5/23/2003 4:21 PM
 
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Originally posted by Ray A.: AJ I do remember the Bond Oldsmobile Dealership and I remember the movie "Flamingo Kid". I had no idea a scene was filmed there. Cross bay Blvd used to have several car dealerships... I think they are all gone now... Honda Oldsmobile Buick (up by Pitkin Ave) Pontiac (across from Buick, by Pitkin Ave) Ray
How about the Shellbank, Kiddieland,the Batting Range, Carvel(it may still be there, haven't been in HB for years).....before Waldbaums, an empty lot where a lot of kids in the winter, went ice skating.....and then it was a golf range......great place to live
 
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5/23/2003 9:22 PM
 
Acrossed the street from Kiddieland was a really old bar called Andy's Pavillion. I t was on Hawtree creek right next to the wooden bridge. There was a vacant lot near the batting cages and the trampolines. They used to have carnivals in that lot.
 
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5/28/2003 1:45 AM
 
Just thought of a few more stores. The original "Lonnie's". (great clothing store when we were teenagers) I also recall a club/bar down the blvd. before the bridge called "The Little Cricket" in the late 70's. I believe it burned down. (????)
 
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5/28/2003 9:33 PM
 
How about Silver Street and the original Party Tyme with Pete the owner that always called the cops on you if were Hangin out..............
 
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6/2/2003 4:11 PM
 
Pete is my dad!!...The old owner of Partyme
 
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10/30/2003 4:19 AM
 
i think even before the bowling alley there was a movie theatre. of course the Bow Wow was the neighborhood favorite. also there was Rookie's sports bar, and Carousel Delites. And the former RomaView was Tony Roma's ribs. You can't forget that.
 
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10/30/2003 4:28 PM
 
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Originally posted by Ray A.: This folder has been quiet for a long while. So to pick up the pace, lets see how many stores and business can you name from the past along Cross Bay Blvd. I'll start with this small list... please feel free to add more. King George Coffee Shop Stride Rite Shoes Sans Egal Beauty Parlor Chase Manhattan Bank Jet Hamburgers Big Bow Wow Pizza City Joe's Candy Store Vicki Lanes womens apparel House of Wong Feel free to add to the list! Ray
it was house of hong
 
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11/2/2003 8:46 PM
 
also the A&P were petco is and crossbay lanes
 
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11/2/2003 8:48 PM
 
oops forgot about Bay Denim and walbaums use to use to be across the street from new park pizza
 
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2/2/2005 5:11 PM
 
There was captain Bligh's Wine and Cheese cafe, down the block from the Bow Wow. My cousin Ralph owned both places. It was a great hang out while it lasted.
 
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2/2/2005 5:14 PM
 
Yes, the Little Cricket did burn down. I remember well because my band was playing there upstairs in the lounge. One night we were fired and told to get our stuff out of there. Lucky for us, it burned down that night.
 
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2/8/2005 2:35 AM
 
Before the Honda dealership was there I believe it was called "Mystic Colossus" and before that, "Swizzle Stix"? The building was painted in BOLD vertical stripes. What about "MY Hero", the sandwich shop, owned by Barry Hirschberg who was a guitarist for "The Crickets" after Buddy Holley was gone. Best Heros on the planet. Anyone remember "Jay's Steak Pub" between "Lynn's Marina" and "Lenny's Pizza" , right opposite the old Ford dealership next to the P.O.? Remember all the Bikers that used to hang out at "Pizza City"? Remember what "Lenny's Clam Bar " used to be? Ans: Ernie's bar. And next to that was the carpet shop and a small custom motorcycle shop. Can't remember thier names though. Gabe DiTillio owned the "Kiddie Land" amusement park. That was my first place of employment. (Gabe shorted our pay envel Edited by - joe crow on February 18 2005 4:11:14 PM
 
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2/9/2005 2:35 PM
 
I used to work at Jimmy's Clam Bar on the corner diagonally across Cross Bay from Pizza City, Vinny Ianacco's Dad owned the place, Cathy Shea's stepfather worked there also. Does any one remember the OLG bazaars on Cross Bay and the motorcycle stunt men who used to ride in opposite circles in a globe made of heavy gauge steel mesh?
 
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