5th Avenue – 1912

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Beach 116th Street was originally named 5th Avenue, and was always a major shopping hub. To name a few stores, on the left is the 5th Avenue Hotel, Horton’s Ice Cream Parlor and the Ocean House. On the right is the Sansara Hotel, the LIRR Station (tower) in the background and several horse carriages on the road. This postcard is facing north (the bay). The recipient’s address is ‘Putman Ave near Hamburg, Brooklyn, NY’ (Bay Ridge).

 

Katie Lucev is the daughter of the late Rockaway Beach Historian, Emil R. Lucev, Sr. (1933-2018)

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