A & P Herricks 1955 Current

A& P Rockaway – Now the Wave

A & P Herricks

A & S



Pajama / Shirt Ad from 1950’s

A & S Mug Ad Late 70’s


Alexanders Roosevelt Field

Alexanders Calculator Ad

Alexanders Rego Park

another of Alexanders Rego Park

Audio Breakthroughs
Bayside Army Navy

Bayside Volkswagen Ad Circa 1963

Bayside Lumber
Bay Terrace Shopping Center (Mofar, El Prado)
26th Ave Part1 26th Ave Part 2 (Salutations, Naughty Nitie)

Bayside Fish Market

B & B Lorry’s Fresh Meadows

Best & Co. Manhasset

Big D East Williston
Bloomingdales Fresh Meadows
Bohacks / Pizza Hut / Pick a Pup
Original Picture

Bohack Great Neck

Bohack Great Neck Site, Current

Bohack Ad

Kew Gardens Photo

Bonwit Teller Manhasset BB&B Current

Breitfeller Motors (Flushing)

Broadway Lumber Bayside

Castro Convertibles

Circuit City Hicksville
Caldor Westbury

Caldor Flushing
Chase Manhattan Bell Blvd 1943

Coronet (1111 Old Country Road)

Chess King
CompUSA Carle Place

Complete Auto Body (Joey Buttafuco’s old place)
Consumer Distributing Bayside
Coronet / Topps / Coronet Westbury

Coronet 1111

Westbury Camera

More on Coronet
Chock Full of Nuts (A Manhattan thing)

Chwatsky’s Oceanside
Crazy Eddie Westbury

Crazy Jerry

Crazy Eddie Store Locations
Cross Island Pwky Service Station

Dans Supreme Milk Carton

Dans Fresh Meadows Aerial
Eldee – Francis Lewis Blvd
Egghead Software Westbury

Fanny Farmer Candies
Fresh Meadows Shop Ctr

Food Fair Kissena Blvd


Food Fair Fresh Meadows

47th Street Photo



Fortunoff Postcard
Fotomat Herricks

Franks Nursery and Crafts

Friendly Frost

Gas Rest on CIP

Genovese Drugs
Gimbles Roosevelt Field Green Acres Green Acres 2nd shot

Ginny’s Candy Store Hillside Ave

Gertz 1957

Gertz 1952 Flushing

Gertz Flushing 1974

Gertz Jamaica

Gertz Plaza Jamaica
Grand Union

Great Eastern Mills Sign

Great Neck Pharmacy
Green Acres Mall 1957

Curtiss Field 1940
(Green Acres before it was Green Acres)

Guss’s Pickles Lower East Side

Herman’s Sporting Goods
Herricks Shopping Center 1955 Current
Hicksville Mid Island Mall
1960 Floorplan
1970 Floorplan
Hostess Outlet Store Westbury
Incredible Universe Westbury

Jack Lalane Spa’s

Jamaica Gas and Electric
(What’s the story Jerry)
JJ Newburry Green Acres

The Joly Joint
Kaufman Carpets
King Kullen Jamaica 



Douglaston Before

Douglaston Art Gallery Ad

Korvette’s Carle Place Building Aerial

Carle Place Drawing

Korvette’s Flushing

Green Acres

Lake Success Shopping Center Kleins Brits Modells Pergament
Lafayette Electronics

Lincoln Savings Bank Plainview

Lindvue Shopping Center

Le Petit Mall ad montage

Le Petit Mall Photo
Levitz Carle Place


Luffs Hardware
Roosevelt Field Current Roosevelt Field 1957
Queens Center

Marretta’s Bakery Bayside
Mays Levittown Glen Oaks

Mays Sign

Grand Opening Glen Oaks

1951 Glen Oaks Aerial

McKeon’s Elmhurst
Merritt Gas – Northern and Bell

Mid Island Plaza 1957


1955 Photo – Pre Mid Island Plaza

Mid Island Department Stores

Morton’s Army Navy Store, Rockaways
Munsey Park 1943 Current


Nicks Garage Rockaway
Nassau Farmers Market
Aerial of 80’s – 90’s Shopping Center
After shopping center leveled

Nassau Mall
Newmark and Lewis Whitestone

Orbach’s Old Country Road?
Path Mark Jericho / Hicksville
Peck and Peck Manhasset
Manhasset Current
Garden City Garden City Current


Pergament Levittown/Plainedge

Plainview Shopping Center Ad (Food Fair, Woolworth, Grand Union, Penny’s)
Playworld Hempstead Turnpike

Premier (Christmas) Decorations Woodside

Queens Center Mall Opening

Rainbow Shops Rego Park


Ray’s Anchorage Glen Oaks


Robin Hood Sunrise Hwy

RockBottom Discount / Drugs
Roslyn Savings

Royal Video Union Turnpike

Old Roosevelt Field Sign

Roosevelt Field

Rainbow Mall

Roosevelt Field – 1951

Roosevelt Field 1987 Christmas Ad

Roosevelt Field 1980 Ad

1981 Photo


Record World

S. Klein Flushing
Sam Goody Roosevelt Field
Service Merchandice East Meadow
Sneaker Stadium Levittown
Sexy Scissors Bell Blvd Bayside
Sears Great Neck Hicksville 1964
Stella Dora Doro Bakery

Stereo Warehouse

Stereo Warehouse

Sterns Pickle Works

Sterns Picke Works II
Roosevelt Field




Steve and Barry’s
Stevens TV


Stevens Astoria II

Times Square Stores


Vintage Elmont


Rockville Centre


Tower Records

Toy City
Two Guys / Channell etc. Hillside Ave New Hyde Park

Vic Tanny’s Spas

Virgin Records

Walt Whitman Mall
Waldbuams Americana / Charcoal Chef, Floyds, Brentanos, The Heather Shop

Westbury Camera

Whelan Drugs Hicksville

Same spot in 1925

Whitestone Savings Lefrak City

Woolworths Beach 116th St

Woolworth Herricks

Woolworths Queens Village

Woolworth’s Fresh Meadows

Woolworth’s Port Washington
The Wiz Carle Place

The Wiz 1980’s store locations

The Wiz Jamaica

The Wiz Flushing

W.T. Grants Flushing

W.T. Grants Massapequa
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  1. Sol and Jeans on Fresh Meadows Lane. It had the counter with stools and great egg creams

    • I remember Sol and Jeans, Whenb you didn’t have money you could run a tab. How about the Drug Store on the corner of Fresh Meadow Lane and 69th Ave?

  2. DocC

     /  July 29, 2009

    How about Sears on Hillside Avenue?

  3. joyce zahn

     /  January 16, 2010

    How about Woolworth’s on 188th st in fresh meadows?

  4. joyce zahn

     /  January 16, 2010

    How about Cracker Barrel Supermarket on 69th ave and 164st?

    • Billy

       /  September 30, 2010

      Wow! In the 50’s and 60’s my Aunt & Uncle & cousins lied in one of the the Elechester buildings on 164th St diagonal to Cracker Barrel. They did a lot of shopping there.

  5. Michelle

     /  March 29, 2010

    Remember Castles Pharmacy on Jamaica Ave.? and Winters Ice cream parlour?


     /  June 10, 2010


  7. Patricia Marshall

     /  July 25, 2010

    Hey… what about the Valencia movie theater on Jamaica Avenue? I spent many a saturday afternoon there with my friends, catching a double-feature!

  8. there are sporting goods that are very cheap but the quality is not very good **.

  9. Barry

     /  July 7, 2011

    Does anyone recall GREAT EASTERN? I believe this department store was on Northern Boulevard near Roslyn, NY and down the road from CW Post campus. Although I have no specific memories of the store, I do recall that my family used to go there on occasion.

    • Katherine

       /  February 5, 2013

      There was a Great Eastern Mills in Elmont I think on Hempstead Ave.

  10. Seeing Audio Breakthroughs and Crazy Eddies reminded me of Hi Fi Fo Fum, Tech Hi Fi, Battlin Barry’s, Newmark and Lewis, Harvey’s… and I can’t remember the name but there was a discount audio store on the corner of Jericho Tpke and Rt 110.

  11. Bill

     /  August 25, 2011

    I remember the audio store however I don’t know the name either. On the southwest corner was an Oldsmobile dealer. believe it was Pace Olds.

  12. Rocco

     /  February 19, 2012

    How about madison hardware NYC

  13. none of the picture links that I clicked on, worked.

    • I think it is predicated on being logged in at facebook. Many go back to my facebook photos where they were originally posted.

  14. Don’t forget Fields dept. store on 82nd St and 37th Ave in Jackson Heights.

  15. Bill

     /  February 6, 2013

    Katherine: Don’t remember a Great Eastern where you are talking about or on the north shore even,however there was a Great Eastern on Hempstead Tpke in Elmont about 1/2 mile east of Belmont Racetrack.There is a Pop Boys auto store there now.

  16. Barry

     /  March 8, 2013

    When I was very young I thought that GRAND UNION was a store for communists!!! Perhaps I got it mixed up with “Soviet Union”!!!!

  17. I remember a movie cinema on jamaica ave and 220 st. In queens village. I remember the beatles did a concert there in the 1960s. Is this just a hallucination from my past, could someone confirm this for me.

  18. Bill

     /  July 13, 2013

    You are correct Julie. I go past that area on occasion. I don’t remember the name but it closed about 15 years ago. After standing abandoned for a number of years they partially knocked it down, rebuilt some of it and today it is some sort of church. About three years prior to closing the movie house like many in New York that are on the verge of closing showed XXX films. Glad I could be of assistance.

  19. Nancy

     /  December 8, 2013

    Anybody got a picture of a Diary Barn? Are there any left?

  20. Bill

     /  December 13, 2013

    No pictures but they are still here on the island. Click the link:

  21. brenda watts

     /  December 26, 2013

    Do you have any information on the Better Funeral Home located in Washington, DC around 1940?

  22. Bill

     /  December 27, 2013

    brenda watts; Wasn’t that the place where your funeral was held?

  23. Patricia

     /  December 29, 2013

    Nancy, yes – there are still Dairy Barns on Long Island. In West Babylon on Little East Neck Rd, and in Deer Park on Deer Park Avenue to name just two!

    • Patricia,

      The one on Deer Park Ave is now called The Barn and is owned by a different company than Dairy Barn. I don’t know for sure what the Little East Neck Road one is, but Dairy Barns website says its not a Dairy Barn.

  24. JoAnn Leib

     /  January 3, 2014

    I remember a good bakery on the strip with May’s, across from St. Bernard’s Church, but the name of the bakery is totally gone from my memory. Any ideas?

  25. Bill

     /  January 3, 2014

    Where pray tell is St. Bernard’s Church?

    • Dovid Fraiman

       /  January 4, 2014

      st bernard’s is here i believe 3100 Hempstead Bethpage Turnpike, Levittown, NY 11756

  26. deloresc

     /  February 21, 2014

    does anyone remember the name of the ladies clothing store in the original Herricks Shopping Center in New Hyde Park, NY?(1955ish)

  27. Bill

     /  February 28, 2014

    I don’t remember a ladies clothing store there. I do remember the A&P on the corner , now a RiteAid and there was a Jahns ice cream parlour there that we used to go to and order a kitchen sink. .

  28. deloresc

     /  February 28, 2014

    The A and P was not on the corner. There was a drug store on the corner, then the A and P, then the card store, next a delli, then Danish Maid ( a bakery), an open air fruit market(Smiley’s) which became Trunz meats, then National Shoes, then Woolworth, then Beau Geste Cleaners, Then Bo Peep (kiddie store) a ladies store, Jahn’s and then Grand Union.
    I might be off on the exact order of things… These were the original stores when the shopping center opened in around 1954or 1955ish

  29. Bill

     /  February 28, 2014

    Sorry. I must be wrong about the A&P being on the corner on Herricks Rd. I must be getting old. I worked in the A&P in 1959.

    • Lou

       /  May 11, 2014

      My first part time job was the A&P in Bayside on Fraces Lewis BLVD.

  30. deloresc

     /  February 28, 2014

    did you go to herricks bill?

  31. Bill

     /  March 1, 2014

    No. I went to Mineola.

  32. deloresc

     /  March 1, 2014

    Thanks Bill

  33. Sam Cave

     /  March 7, 2014

    Trying to find a photo of the Reavel Knoxx store that use to be on Jamaica Ave off of than New York Blvd, in Queens

  34. San Man

     /  March 27, 2014

    How many remember Ed Debenidetto Buick on Northern Blvd. in Bayside by the Clearview Expwy.?

  35. Bill

     /  April 4, 2014

    I remember it. If you remember Ed Debenidetto Buick you surely must remember Breitfeller’s Pontiac in Bayside just east of the Cross Island Parkway.My girlfriend bought a 1962 Tempest there.

  36. Pete

     /  April 4, 2014

    What about the old “Hills” supermarkets on Long Island headquartered in Farmingdale !

  37. Bill

     /  April 4, 2014

    There was one a mile from me. It’s a Riteaide now.

  38. Marsha

     /  April 10, 2014

    Food Fair, in Queens Village on Hillside Avenue, among other places:

    also White Tower at corner of Springfield Boulevard and Hillside Avenue (we didn’t know from White Castle!)

  39. Bill

     /  April 11, 2014

    Marsha: I remember it well although I never went in. There is a McDonald’s on that spot now. Never went in there either.

  40. What about great neck bowling alley or Woolworth Saturday afternoon bowl at great neck bowl and have fried chicken platter at Woolworth and Howard Johnson’s in little neck ? Um

  41. Show Howard Johnson’s in little neck

  42. John

     /  July 15, 2014

    Lums /Pars on Hempstead Turnpike on Levittown in the mid 1960’s.

  43. John

     /  July 15, 2014

    Howard Johnson’s on Hempstead turnpike in Levittown

  44. John

     /  July 15, 2014

    Burger and Shake on Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown before it became a Ford Dealership

  45. John

     /  July 15, 2014

    Henshaws on the corner of Jerusalem Ave and Hempstead turnpike in the 1960’s

  46. dee

     /  September 20, 2014

    Is the pic of the dairy barn in east rockaway ny?

  47. James C. Chakalakis

     /  October 5, 2014

    I am trying to find any information on a candy store in washington d.c. that was owned by my grandfather in the 1920s. His name was James K Chakalakis. He died in 1935. Any help or information on this subject would be greatly appreciated. Thank You

  48. S Schlau

     /  October 23, 2014

    Does anyone remember “Britches” Clothing Store on Bell Blvd. in Bayside, NY? It was off of 73rd Avenue…


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