Friday, November 13, 2009

Kensington Quiz (Vol 7)


Now I have no clue what was here before Carvel. I know Carvel opened in 1971 or so, but if anyone knows what was there before Carvel please let us know.

Ron

11 comments:

Ginny Furneaux said...

I'm not 100% sure, but in the late 50s, I think there was a luncheonette there. I had a friend who lived above it, but I'm not sure if it was on E. 3rd or E. 2nd. The apartments look very familiar and the entryway to Carvel looks like the entry to the luncheonette. I have a picture somewhere. If I can locate it I'll check it out and try to send it to you

Anonymous said...

Reo dry cleaner?

Pete said...

REO RAND dry cleaner - I'm certain.

Anonymous said...

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&q=Church+Ave,+Brooklyn,+Kings,+New+York+11218&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=34.534108,78.837891&ie=UTF8&cd=1&geocode=FRQvbAIdcTiX-w&split=0&hq=&hnear=Church+Ave,+Brooklyn,+Kings,+New+York+11218&ll=40.643451,-73.977892&spn=0,359.997594&z=19&layer=c&cbll=40.643496,-73.977785&panoid=7IhxEFcjBSYiyWXZst5ufQ&cbp=12,152.5,,0,5

Anonymous said...

It's hard to believe that they were able to put a food related business in were there was a dry cleaner before. That shit would never fly today. They shut down Sabbaros in Port Washington for the same reason six years ago.

rasmus said...

If my memory serves me correctly, I think that there were two stores there: (1) a shoe store on the corner and (2) a small jewelry store next to it. Next to the Carvel was a meat store but it was called M&S Meats.

Michael said...

I just asked my parents about this - my mom moved to E3rd in the 50s - they confirm that a shoe store was on the corner before Carvel.

Ginny Furneaux said...

Yes, it was a shoe store. Now I remember it well. It had one of those kind of x-ray machines for your feet.

Evelyn said...

There was definitely a shoe store there in the '50s. It was where I used to get my Stride Rites! Yes, my feet were x-rayed many times, too!

Anonymous said...

Since I live on that block it was a shoe store. I don't remember the name of it though but I remember buying my first pair of Keds sneakers.

Nancy
E 2nd St

Anonymous said...

Since I live on that block it was a shoe store. I don't remember the name of it though but I remember buying my first pair of Keds sneakers.

Nancy
E 2nd St