herricks55 A & PHerricks 1955 Current
A& P Rockaway – Now the Wave

A & P Herricks
asmanh2 A & S

Pajama / Shirt Ad from 1950’s

A & S Mug Ad Late 70’s
itsalexanders Alexanders

Alexanders Roosevelt Field

Alexanders Calculator Ad

Alexanders Rego Park

another of Alexanders Rego Park
Audio Breakthroughs
baysidearmynavy 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 PictureBohack Great NeckBohack Great Neck Site, Current
Bohack Ad

Kew Gardens Photo
Bonwit Teller Manhasset
BB&B Current
Breitfeller Motors (Flushing)
Broadway Lumber Bayside
Castro Convertibles
circuitcity Circuit City Fortunoff Mall (Shown)
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 Coronet / Topps / Coronet Westbury
Coronet 1111
Westbury Camera
More on Coronet
CHOCK3 Chock Full of Nuts (A Manhattan thing)
Chwatsky’s Oceanside
Crazy Eddie WestburyCrazy JerryCrazy Eddie Store Locations
Cross Island Pwky Service Station
Dans Supreme Milk Carton
Dans Fresh Meadows Aerial
Eldee – Francis Lewis Blvd
Egghead Software
Fanny Farmer Candies
Fresh Meadows Shop Ctr
Food Fair
Kissena Blvd Manhasset
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
gouz Gouz
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
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 JamaicaWindowPricing
Douglaston Before

Douglaston Art Gallery Ad

Korvette’s Carle Place Building Aerial

Carle Place Drawing

Korvette’s Flushing
Green Acres
Lake Success Shopping Center
Lafayette Electronics
Lincoln Savings Bank Plainview
Lindvue Shopping Center
Le Petit Mall ad montage

Le Petit Mall Photo
Levitz Carle Place
Luffs Hardware
Macys Roosevelt Field
Roosevelt Field
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’sOrbach’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 Mystery
Stereo Warehouse
Stereo Warehouse
Sterns Pickle Works
Sterns Picke Works II
Roosevelt Field
Steve and Barry’s
Stevens TVAstoriaInteriorStevens Astoria II
Times Square Stores Huntington ElmontVintage ElmontLevittown?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
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…

  49. ruth

     /  January 18, 2015

    remember lion chevrolet in baldwin i bought a car there. please reply if you worked there or bought a car there. anyone remember john the salesman who worked there he was so nice, or remember park inn ford in valley stream and joe the salesman. please reply if you do.

  50. ruth

     /  January 18, 2015

    glass oven bakery. lens in the malls, valley stream mall and roosevelt field. lens sold hot dogs boiled in beer, i believe. and they also sold some kind of sauce in jars to take home.

  51. yvonne gelbord

     /  February 19, 2015

    Does anyone remember the bowling alley on Union Turnpike off of 188th Street and Eddie’s Ice Cream Parlor? Yvonne

    • Michelle

       /  April 17, 2015

      I do remember that bowling alley….It’s been a Grocery store for a while now….Wow, I forgot all about that..

  52. SueB

     /  February 26, 2015

    Does anyone remember the name of a restaurant in Northern Blvd I think in Manhasset with a garden with a sundial clock?

  53. Bill

     /  February 27, 2015

    It was Patricia Murphy’s Candlelight Restaurant. It was on the corner of Northern and Port Washington Blvd. I worked there. Today it is a Benihana.

  54. how about Robert Hall? I worked for Eldee Appliances in NHP for about 7-8 years. The store was a converted movie theatre.

    • how about Robert Hall? I worked for Eldee Appliances in NHP for about 7-8 years. The store was a converted movie theatre. Also do you remember Lafayette Electronics?

  55. Bill

     /  April 17, 2015

    I lived around the corner from Eldee in NHP. It was on Jericho at the corner of Lakeville Rd. I lived off Jericho on NHP Rd. for a couple of years. Bought a few things from them. The price was right. Plusmy union had a discount card there. They had another store in Deer Park. Bought my father-in-law a TV there My parents bought me an Easter suit at the Robert Hall in Hempstead because it was cheap when I was about 12. That’s when it was safe to go to Hempstead.l also remember Lafayette In Lynbrook on Sunrise near the corner of Atlantic Ave. They also had a store in Syosset. All good stores and good times back then.

  56. Does anyone remember Harveys burger and shake place it was across the street from the driving range up the block by the cross island Pkwy there used to be a amusement park called kitty city just a old queens guy remembering Felix cappuccio.

  57. Bill

     /  July 9, 2015

    Do not remember Harvey’s but I do remember the driving range and also the amusement park. If I’m correct there was also a batting cage there. Possibly the the batting cage was before the driving range.

  58. Michelle

     /  July 11, 2015

    I do remember the driving range, and Kiddy City. My grandparents used to take us there when we were real little. Don’t remember Harvey’s though. Good memories! I believe the driving range used to be Freedom land. Not really sure though.

  59. delores childs

     /  July 11, 2015

    Freedom land was in the Bronx.

  60. Hempstead, NY around 1960’s Men’s Clothing store, ethnic, madras dress jackets, tyrolean hats with feather holder pin, unusual items, served free cokes…I am guessing it might have been David Miller’s Town & Country. Anyone know if that’s the store?

  61. Stan W

     /  October 28, 2015

    I think there was a White Castle on the corner of Union Tpke & kissena Blvd.

  62. Stan W

     /  October 28, 2015

    Where are all the Brooklyn Dodger fans ??
    Who can forget Ebbets Field on Bedford Ave & Sullivan Place ?????

  63. Stan W

     /  October 28, 2015

    Where are all the students from Eastern District High School ??
    Come on, write something

  64. Bill

     /  October 30, 2015

    They are now Met fans as they should be.

  65. Monte

     /  January 11, 2016

    On Union Turnpike there was: a pony ride on the SE corner of Utopia Parkway. On 188 Street there was The Book Mark, Charney’s Deli, Hartman’s department store on 192nd street and Union turnpike, Tiny’s Bar, Rose Florists, Candy stores on the corners of union and: Utopia, 188 st (NE corner), 192 Street and 193rd Street. The Utopia Theatre and Surrey’s Delicatessen.

  66. Monte

     /  January 14, 2016

    Clothing store on Union Turnpike and about 181 Street by the name of Mr. Marvin. There was a lumber yard in the 1950s on 187Street and Union Turnpike just west of the Utopia Theatre.

  67. Monte

     /  January 14, 2016

    Periwinkles seafood restaurant and 4&20 Pies on Hillside Ave.

  68. Monte

     /  January 14, 2016

    Dapper Dan’s Subs on Union Turnpike and Little Neck Parkway

  69. Monte

     /  January 22, 2016

    There was also a Sam Ash Music Store, a diving shop and an A&W root beer drive in in Hempstead.

    Stan is correct. There was a White Castle on the corner of Union Turnpike and Kissena Blvd.
    There was outdoor car service with window trays and waitresses.

    • Michelle

       /  January 31, 2016

      White Castle on the corner of Union Tpke and Parsons. I was a nurse in the hospital across the street. Hillcrest Hospital, then St. Joseph, Now a Rehab.


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