Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Kensington Brooklyn 1970



Ron Lopez
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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thats one of the coolest pictures yet! I remember seeing the Planet of the Apes there that year, things were never better. Will

Evelyn said...

Oh my God! How beautiful!!!
When I was very small, I dreamed of working at Ebinger's bakery as a sales girl. I was fascinated with the way the girls picked up the flat boxes from a stack and "popped" them into cake boxes with one motion. Then they wrapped and wrapped each box with string from a cone that hung above them on the ceiling. That process to a four-year old was absolute magic.
When we brought the boxes home, my grandmother would collect the string for her doily making. There was so much string on each box she could make a nice doily with just a few stops at Ebinger's.
I stood in the line eagerly waiting for the girl to shout, "Next"!I knew what I wanted, a Charlotte Russe.
And The Beverly Theater, all lit up. Who could ask for more?

Mark B. said...

Great pic! I was 17 and away at college but clearly remember coming home to that kind of a view!! Where's that surly matron with the flashlight???

DM said...

Wonderful picture!

BrooklynBorn said...

Awesome, I lived on East 3rd in the late 70's and my mom took me to see the animated Disney jungle book. We were there with her boyfriend and he decided we should stay for the next feature, which I seconded. The movie after the jungle book was "Apocalypse Now". A very weird cinematic day for me as a six year old.

The Beverly was a great theater. Great photo too! Thanks for the memories!

PS did you see what's happening with the Loew's Kings? It's going to be restored!:http://umbrooklynborn.blogspot.com/2010/02/photo-wednesday-020310-retouched.html

ellen keegan said...

wow great picture all the memories came flooding back, i saw saturday night fever in there 15 times, and when i was a little girl i remeber mom walking the avenue and going to get cake, thoses were the best times.

nick64 said...

Wow! The Beverly and Ebingers together. This photo made my day. I remember seeing Mary Poppins on first run at the Beverly in 1964, as well as so many others in later years. And Ebingers Blackout Cake...has there ever been anything better than that? Great Photo!

E Fitz Smith said...

I miss Ebinger's meringue swans - yum!

Al S said...

wow...i was born in '77, but dont remember this, all i gotta say is amazing....much better back then...than the crap today