Friday, June 20, 2008

Remembering our long-gone stores

Any of you shop at these stores?









If you're looking for a more modern gone-but-not-forgotten Queens experience, Urbanite has just the thing for you.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the memories!

Anonymous said...

You're welcome, you old coot.

Anonymous said...

I miss Woolworths!

Anonymous said...

DILBERT'S!!! In Flushing, on Main Street between Maple and Sanford Avenues, across the street from the Post Office.

Flushing WAS a nice town.

Anonymous said...

My parents would take me to Main Street every weekend shopping. I'm talking about Gertz, Alexander's and Woolworth etc. Does anyone remember The Wiz and Busy Bee flea market? And it actually was not considered a slum then. What happened?
Ah, the good old days.

Julie said...

Hey look at photo #2. Remember when Communists were called "Reds". Ha!

Anonymous said...

This is sad.

It tells of a time when Queens used to have middle America, quality merchandise, even high end merchadise.

Now its 99 cent pigstys, bodegas, and pimp/hooker clothing stores on shopping strips that are dieing.

Deborah Dederick Ng said...

Korvettes! They were in the Hills shopping center which is now where the Toys R Us is in Douglaston. I remember my parents dragging us there on the weekend for their regular shopping excursion. Oh the trauma.