Monday, October 21, 2013
Cool sign on former First German Sport Club is gone
The First German Sport Club of Brooklyn is next door to yesterday's renovation project. It's been on the market for a long time. You can read some of its history here. It closed when a mafia gambling ring operating out of it got busted.
Yesterday, I noticed that the lettering on the sign was gone, and a "coming soon" sign is now on top of it advertising World Financial Center. I'm hoping they're moving from Himrod Street, but I'm not holding my breath. Someone really should fix that siding!
Posted by Queens Crapper at 12:11 AM
Labels: first german sport club, gambling, mafia, Ridgewood
That old sign was great - looks like it was painted over.
What the hell is the World Financial Group - an Asian money laundering outfit? Their website looks kinda sketchy for a financial services group. I'm thinking "Boiler Room."
I saw that same WFC services sign affixed to the front of another apartment house in that same neighborhood. Always thought it looked illegal.
I always liked that sign from when I first moved to Ridgewood in '81.
I always liked this building.
Back in the late 80s I would occasionally repair some video machines for a friends dad there.
The power was unstable from some AC and fridge compressors the diodes the games power supply would always go we had to add varistors to absorb the spikes.
BTW: The people that hung out there were not German, nor mobsters. They treated me very well
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