LET’S GO SHOPPING – 1920

Rockaway Ol`times
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This is just one view of the many retail stores that existed a hundred years ago in Far Rockaway. Honorable mentions, on the left (ground level) is F. W. Woolworth 5 & 10 Cent Store. The second level is Remsen B. Decker, Men, Women, Child Apparel Clothing. Left towards the center is F. Susset Shoes, then Liberty Candy Soda Shop, United Cigars. Center/Right is the Mott Avenue Train Station (LIRR). Further right behind the lamp post is the old Far Rockaway Bank building. Many Rockaway businesses survived the depressions, recessions, wars and pandemics. As a young kid (1960s - 1970s) my favorite stores in Far Rock to shop were Bert’s, Thriftway Drugs, Walbaum’s, and Buster Brown Shoes. Lunch was always at Gino’s Pizzeria!

By Katie Lucev

 

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