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2/15/2005 9:47 AM
 
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Originally posted by gerri: Carvel(it may still be there, haven't been in HB for years).....
Carvel is still there, but it's not the free-standing building it used to be. It is now in a strip mall.
 
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3/18/2005 6:51 PM
 
The only two movie theaters were the Howard and the Crossbay which was in Ozone Park. There was never a movie theater where Crossbay Lanes was. I remember the name of the Kosher deli near Rockwood Beauty Salon, it was Wolfman's. Great food! How about Mr. Diff's? Anchor's Aweigh which later was the Bamboo East? Danny's Chinese restaurant used to be China Wall. However, right after it was China Wall, it had another name for a short time. Does anyone know what it was?
 
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3/23/2005 11:21 PM
 
Little Cricket used to be the Bayview Rest, an Italian Restaurant. I remember their Panamanian shrimp dinner and clams on the half shell, nice people and good food. Wasn't there a motel named Surfside 3 near it?
 
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3/27/2005 9:45 AM
 
There used to be a childrens clothing store called Pin N Pan. It was next door to Glickmans. Panzarella Real Estate used to be on the same block I think.
 
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4/28/2005 12:06 AM
 
Wow, this listing really takes me back. I miss the simple times that HB and Crossbay Blvd. afforded us. It was great walking on the Blvd and just seeing friends, schoolmates, etc. and saying hi. Remember the Bait and Tackle store and the beer distributor just before 165 ave. The Aquarium across from Kiddie Land. Roosevelt Savings Bank (before they moved to the corner one). Loft's candy store (down the block from Waldbaums). Thanks for the memories.
 
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5/19/2005 11:31 AM
 
Yup, the surfside motel was next the the lil cricket. That's of course until the lil cricket was blown up in an "accident".
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Originally posted by Lovely: Little Cricket used to be the Bayview Rest, an Italian Restaurant. I remember their Panamanian shrimp dinner and clams on the half shell, nice people and good food. Wasn't there a motel named Surfside 3 near it?
 
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3/20/2006 12:49 PM
 
I remember the Roman Fishing Boat Victors Marina I played with his son Old King Cole Restaurant (MY fathers place) where KFC is now. The smoked eel house Archery ,go-carts,battering range etc
 
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3/26/2006 3:39 PM
 
My dad just passed away... When cleaning out his papers I found 10 mint condition tickets to Crossbay Amusement Park. I remember going there on Friday nights with my parents when I was 6 or 7 and spending my big $2 allowance on rides. ( We must have gone home early that night!) Thats 40 yrs ago
 
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4/27/2006 3:43 AM
 
AHHH, the Aquarium. I remember when Howdy got bit by a Oscar and he went back to kill it. Edited by - JoshMiller on April 27 2006 02:45:01 AM
 
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5/19/2006 1:13 AM
 
In response to old time places on the Blvd. Does anyone remember Tile-A-Rama . Now stands the medical building on the corner
 
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5/20/2006 5:13 PM
 
I went back to HB, the last time in 1993. Crossbay was so overcrowded and dirty looking! What a shame! What happened to that place? It's so busy and run down. So many loud people yelling all around you. It used to be such a happy peaceful place as I remember it. It's best not to go back to visit, just remember it the way it was.
 
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5/20/2006 5:20 PM
 
innocent93 It wasn't Glickman's, just Glick's kosher meats. I knew the family very well. Yes, it was on the same block as Panzarella Realty, Sans Egal, King George, Ltd., Home Federal Savings, Sugar Bun. If Rose from Panzarella Realty or her daughter reads this board, then please get in touch with me.
 
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5/22/2006 9:57 PM
 
Down by the batting cages their used to be go-karts and and an archery range.
 
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5/28/2006 9:13 PM
 
There was Rockwood pharmacy on the block with Sugar Bun. Mid-City Liquors and who remembers when the HB Library was on Crossbay next to Chelsea House (now Matteos)? Before Waldbaum's was built on the corner where it is now, there were plans to build a Jerry Lewis multi-plex theatre. There was Gem Lumber just north of Conduit. It became Color Tile and is now the pet store. Petco used to be A&P and then BFL (Brands for Less). Strauss store used to sell toys for 1/2 price on the day after Xmas. Blockbuster was Joes Sunoco station. Ragtime news was a car service place for awhile. I don't remember a gas station there. Lindenwood had Happy's Deli and the Village supermarket. My parents were original owners from 1952. I'm still in that $13,375. Rockwood Park house.
 
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5/28/2006 10:20 PM
 
Yes HB there was a gas station at one time where Ragtime is because I used to go in there for gas every week.
 
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5/28/2006 11:38 PM
 
There used to be a Mobil gas station there. I used to go there every day. They gave away glasses, haha. Is the Gulf station still next to New Park Pizza?
 
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5/28/2006 11:43 PM
 
Sorry, didn't mean to speak badly of Howard Beach. I have wonderful memories of the place but I just haven't been hearing good things about it anymore or reading good things about it on this site. I'll always remember it as a nice place to grow up. Don't get the chance to go there too often. Have some relatives still there but usually speak with them on the phone or see them when they come out my way.
 
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5/29/2006 10:38 PM
 
A lot of what may appear to be blatant criticism is often nothing more than nostaglia, when I first saw them, I was totally taken back by the fact that HB now has one way streets. My opinion was that HB had hit the skids and ceased to be a unique place, it had become just another NYC neighborhood. It doesn't taken much for an old timer to feel a place has gone to the dark side, hard to think of Heller's as a flower shop and Frank's barber shop as an extension of Malone's.
 
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5/30/2006 11:39 AM
 
Lovely......... The Ragtime site was originally occupied by a Texaco Gas station. You are correct.....it was Glicks Kosher Deli. I went to school with a son....Gerald Glick. The gulf Station next to New Park Pizza was recently taken down. Do you remember the Stride Rite shoe shoe?....They had two gentlemen who worked there forever selling Buster Brown shoes. I can't rmember there names. It was next to Sans Egal
 
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5/31/2006 3:29 PM
 
Yes, I think it was called Joplings. I used to buy my older son's shoes in there, when he was little. He's now 35, haha. As for Heller's being a flower shop I guess that would do well, next to Casey's. It makes sense. I do remember the barber shop but it's funny, I don't remember the bar there.
 
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