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Old 06-26-2008, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Rosedael
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i went to PS 195 and I remember the first time the concord flew into JFK. The teachers took us all out in front of the school to see it come in as the planes flew right over the school...
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Old 06-26-2008, 12:44 AM
 
Location: Rosedael
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Does anyone remember, Bettys lunchonettte, and the egg creams?
LeftWent to Springfield untill 1979,
I totally remember it! It had the wooden phone booths and they made the best egg creams!
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Old 06-26-2008, 08:14 AM
 
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Does anyone remember, Bettys lunchonettte, and the egg creams?
LeftWent to Springfield untill 1979,

We used to go to Betty's every morinig before school and get a cup of coffiee and a buttered role. She had great chreese burgers too and the fountain was the best. I am not sure why they don't have businesses like that any more.
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Old 06-26-2008, 12:24 PM
 
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I lived in 143-74 230th Street from 1970-1997. Then I lived at 253-something 148th Road until 2002.
On 228th street we used to go to Joe's deli all the time and we called Brookville snake road. We would get these long packs of Now-and-Laters for 25. cents and he still had penny candy. Jolly Joes, Charlie Chans, Lemon heads, fireballs, jawbreakers (the big ones), bazooka, sour balls, dum dums, dip sticks, straws, and those wax candies with the sip of liquid inside. Candy necklaces and bracelets, big blo's, jolly ranchers and we could go by a hoola-hoop or jumprope for a dollar at the supermarket up the street. 228th also opened the first carribean store in rosedale. It was tiny and hot all the time but you could get a beef patty or sugar cane to suck on.
Does anyone remember the three planes crashing into the swamp?
I went to PS 181 which is has a twin on the other side of Rosedale. We used to go on the roof to watch the Concord. I remember we also had drills where we ran under the desks and we still have a evacuation siren out by Rockaway which occasionally goes off.
Does anyone remember the smoke from the airport. Now that I work at JFK I get to see the airport firemen train. You used to be able to watch through the fence but they've covered all that up. Also does anyone remember the tennis courts at the start of five towns. It used to have a big green and white cover over it during the winter months.
I remember a chinese delivery place on the conduit and 224 but they stopped delivering real fast because of all the prank calls.
In the mid to late '80's crime picked up but I think overall that was a national problem. Again I could get back into the race issue but I won't if people will stop making off-handed comments about color being the cause of crime. My brother had his first bike stolen in Rosedale by white kids. I got beat up by white kids, so let's leave the race card in the deck, okay, let's just remember Rosedale without it.
Does anyone remember the referee George Papadapolus? And my friend Derrick McCargo had the one inground pool over on 225th street and everyone was always there. They recently put up the skinniest house I have ever seen on that spot. They have widened snake road twice and I think they're putting in a wildlife lookout preserve.
Over in Green Acres Mall (when it was a strip of stores) with Korvettes, Sam Goody, Gimbles, Alexanders, Mays also had a supermarket I think it was Finast with a German bakery next door. Now I think Best Buy is there. And Red Lobster is still standing strong and even the GA movie theatre. All the old people used to go there. Toys r us is still on the corner by Mill Road.
Let's see what else? Oh there are some activists protesting the building of a hourly hotel right across the street from Springfield HS. Recently in the news a hotel off of Rockaway and the conduit was busted for having hookers and porn movies filmed there.
Mini-mansions are going up all over Rosedale now. They're nice and all but nothing as beautiful as the old victorians in Laurelton. Many of the larger homes on that side have been maintained.
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Old 06-27-2008, 09:57 AM
 
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Are you thinking of 243rd Street in the town of Rosedale, I'm talking about east of Brookville Blvd. There wasn't any stores on 225th street just 228 street. I'm not sure what the name of the grocery store was it was located on 146 avenue and 228 street.
Hey everybody. This is my first post here. I moved to Rosedale in the summer 1982 @ age 8. 241-56 148th Road. I don't live there anymore but my parents still do. I have a family of my own now...but anyways I do remember that grocery store on 228th street. I'm not sure if it's still there or not because I rarely go past 230th heading west. I turn left to go to take my kids to the Soccer field behind PS 181. It's the new home of the Rosedale Rockets. My sons play for the Rosedale Rockets soccer club. Yes, the soccer club is still there and their Div One traveling team is consider "elite" in NYC & Long Island.

Since I lived closer to "town" Keyfood was our grocery store of choice. If my mother was pressed for time she'd send me to Sal's on Brookville Blvd. Sal's has always been a "Bodega" type store and it still is today. Latino's have taken over and they do good business. Rosedale Pizzeria was the best pizza and pasta in Queens. Columbia's Corner on Brookville & Franny Lew came in a strong second. Pazza Pizza on the Conduit and Franny Lew just never tasted good to me at all! I practically grew up on Rosedale Pizzeria's food. I forget the owners name but their son Robert aka "Dooby" was my classmate @ PS 138 and JHS 231. He had an older brother Dennis that always looked at me funny never could understand why until I got a little older. His mom wa always nice to me and my siblings. I'm African American (and believe me there were a few of us back then) and I guess he was concerned about his little brother hanging out with my brother and I. He was never mean to us but was always short with his words. Back then we were all innocent and oblivious to "the worlds problems" and having fun was top priority.

The demographics obviously have changed over the years but compared to other areas in Queens, Rosedale is still one of the safest communities in Queens.
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Old 06-27-2008, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Rosedael
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Remember the great block parties?
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Old 06-30-2008, 08:04 AM
 
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Hey everybody. This is my first post here. I moved to Rosedale in the summer 1982 @ age 8. 241-56 148th Road. I don't live there anymore but my parents still do. I have a family of my own now...but anyways I do remember that grocery store on 228th street. I'm not sure if it's still there or not because I rarely go past 230th heading west. I turn left to go to take my kids to the Soccer field behind PS 181. It's the new home of the Rosedale Rockets. My sons play for the Rosedale Rockets soccer club. Yes, the soccer club is still there and their Div One traveling team is consider "elite" in NYC & Long Island.

Since I lived closer to "town" Keyfood was our grocery store of choice. If my mother was pressed for time she'd send me to Sal's on Brookville Blvd. Sal's has always been a "Bodega" type store and it still is today. Latino's have taken over and they do good business. Rosedale Pizzeria was the best pizza and pasta in Queens. Columbia's Corner on Brookville & Franny Lew came in a strong second. Pazza Pizza on the Conduit and Franny Lew just never tasted good to me at all! I practically grew up on Rosedale Pizzeria's food. I forget the owners name but their son Robert aka "Dooby" was my classmate @ PS 138 and JHS 231. He had an older brother Dennis that always looked at me funny never could understand why until I got a little older. His mom wa always nice to me and my siblings. I'm African American (and believe me there were a few of us back then) and I guess he was concerned about his little brother hanging out with my brother and I. He was never mean to us but was always short with his words. Back then we were all innocent and oblivious to "the worlds problems" and having fun was top priority.

The demographics obviously have changed over the years but compared to other areas in Queens, Rosedale is still one of the safest communities in Queens.
Hi, I lived 241-53 148 Drive That part of Rosedale was a great place to live. I still like J&S Pizza and think it the best. The best pizza in the area had to offer back in the 60 and 70 was the place thet used to be in Green Acres. But was long gone when I left Rosedale in 1976. I still get back there every couple of years and am glade that the neighborhood is kept so nice.
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:47 PM
 
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That Pizza place in Green Acres Mall was California Pizza. Closed before Green Acres got enclosed and huge !!
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Old 07-03-2008, 07:09 AM
 
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California Pizza was great. No relation to the current national California Pizza chain IIRC.

J&S is still great. And it is still the best kept secret among pizza lovers IMO.

Gaby's Pizza, in the shopping center at Francis Lewis Blvd. & Hillside Avenue *WAS* a great kept secret. But apparently Rachel Ray got wind of it and gave it some kind of "Best Pizza Slice" award. So now it gets a brisker business. Still worth the trip there though.

My mother told me about the days when at Green Acres, mothers could just leave the baby carriages outside the store and go inside shopping .... leaving the babies outside! There would an impromptu "baby carriage parking lot" outside of a store like Gimbels. A more innocent era, no one ever expected anything to happen.

Imagine if a mother did that nowadays? She'd be in handcuffs lickety split!

I still remember the lady with the pretzel stand in the days before the mall was roofed in. Pretzels were 3 for a quarter ($.25).

She had this stainless steel box with a fire in it to keep the pretzels warm. She was always freezing, trying to warm her hands by the fire.

And then there was Len's Sandwich Shop, the site of the original "Eternal Flame." What was that flame in the window all the time???

Did anyone mention St. Clare's yet? One thing I have noticed from the LIRR vantage point; St. Clare's church was built in a Spanish Mission architecture, with the rounded clay roofing tiles. I like the way a large part of Rosedale and moreso Laurelton grew, with the houses designed to match the church's architecture.
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Old 07-03-2008, 09:00 AM
 
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California Pizza was great. No relation to the current national California Pizza chain IIRC.

J&S is still great. And it is still the best kept secret among pizza lovers IMO.

Gaby's Pizza, in the shopping center at Francis Lewis Blvd. & Hillside Avenue *WAS* a great kept secret. But apparently Rachel Ray got wind of it and gave it some kind of "Best Pizza Slice" award. So now it gets a brisker business. Still worth the trip there though.

My mother told me about the days when at Green Acres, mothers could just leave the baby carriages outside the store and go inside shopping .... leaving the babies outside! There would an impromptu "baby carriage parking lot" outside of a store like Gimbels. A more innocent era, no one ever expected anything to happen.

Imagine if a mother did that nowadays? She'd be in handcuffs lickety split!

I still remember the lady with the pretzel stand in the days before the mall was roofed in. Pretzels were 3 for a quarter ($.25).

She had this stainless steel box with a fire in it to keep the pretzels warm. She was always freezing, trying to warm her hands by the fire.

And then there was Len's Sandwich Shop, the site of the original "Eternal Flame." What was that flame in the window all the time???

Did anyone mention St. Clare's yet? One thing I have noticed from the LIRR vantage point; St. Clare's church was built in a Spanish Mission architecture, with the rounded clay roofing tiles. I like the way a large part of Rosedale and moreso Laurelton grew, with the houses designed to match the church's architecture.

I thought the flame in Lens window was the guy cooking the burgers and stakes, he kept it flaming up. Walgreen's also had a fountain that served burgers and shakes, also a great place to eat. This was all before the concept of the food court.
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