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New Yorks Past.....I'm feeling nostalgic today

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Does anyone remember Korvettes? They had the greatest prices on records. The picture on the left was the Lawrence store but I am not 100% sure about the one on the right it may be Carle Place.

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This was the store on Main St. in Flushing.

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2 more.......... Alexanders in Rego Park and Gertz in Jamaica

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anyone remember the singing elevator operator who worked in the Koprvettes on 34th street in Manhattan. He would sing what was on each floor of the store as the elevator approached it. WOW! Have not thought about that in years.

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This Bargain Town used to on Rockaway Blvd. in Lawrence not far from Korvettes

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Pop artist Melanie signed albums in Korvettes Paramus store

<a href="http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/David_Boldinger/McKorvet.htm" target="_blank">http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/D...er/McKorvet.htm</a>

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The website "Forgotten New York", a great place to find pictures of the present-day remnants of NYC's past, has this view of a Brooklyn store where a Korvette's was once located in the 70s.

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The irreplaceable Woolworth's

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I never knew Commack in Long Island had a Kleins, the famous one was on 14th St in Manhattan

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We talked about Hojo Cola, who was brave enough to try Bohack beer?

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I remember Korvettes. I lived in the Detroit and Windsor area for a time in the early 1970's and they were a presence there as well.

However, I recall many "legacies" of NY's past because I have lived in this state for many years. I can still hear the advertising jingle for May's Department Stores: "Everyday's a sale day at Mays." (This store was not connected with the west coast May and Company Stores.) It was sort of a discount chain.

I remember those annoying television ads for Mi-Lem Cocktail Mix.

I remember Gimbels, B. Altman and I once ate at an Automat.

The Woolworth Building (the Cathedral of Commerce) remains a landmark in lower Manhattan not far from the WTC site. The headquarters of WT Grant and Company is in midtown not far from what Grand Central Station as I recall.

I also recall the afternoon kids show on WPIX (channel 11 in NYC) that was hosted by a guy dressed as a cop ("Officer Joe Bolton," I think he was called). It included cartoons and a Three Stooges short. He was nuts about the Stooges and the highlight came when he actually landed a bit part in one of the Stooges 1960's feature films. Holy crap, he made it seem like the second coming. He also did some weekend anchor work on WPIX. Several times, he took his show to the World's Fair. I remember that so well.

I remember WOR's "Farewell To The Fair," which aired on the Sunday afternoon following the 1965 closing of the exposition.

Wow, I,m old!

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I rememer officer Joe very well, found this just now

<a href="http://www.angelfire.com/ny/nyuk/bolton.html" target="_blank">http://www.angelfire.com/ny/nyuk/bolton.html</a>

<a href="http://www.tvparty.com/lostny2bolton.html" target="_blank">http://www.tvparty.com/lostny2bolton.html</a>

WPIX also used to have Captain Andy who showed Popeye and WOR had Bozo

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What a great trip down memory lane with Officer Joe. MANY thanks.

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I'd love to find pics of the Korvettes at Ceasar's Bay in Brooklyn. Also the Wetsons Hamburgers on 86th St in Bay Ridge. Years on, I still can't believe the White Castle on 92nd St is gone despite it being in Saturday Night Fever.

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Can one still find Chock Full O'Nuts Coffee shops throughout Manhattan?

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Anyone rember 2-Guys which meant Two guys from Harrison (NJ)? also, I think Korvettes meant Eleven Jewish Korean War Veterans.

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I have old TV shows recorded from the late 70s that still have their jingle. "We save money for you at Two Guys, Naturally!"

Here in the suburban NJ market, Bambergers was a big name department store for years until being taken over by Macy's (known then as Macy's/Bambergers in the transition period before the name disappeared completely).

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Can one still find Chock Full O'Nuts Coffee shops throughout Manhattan?

Don't think so, Jim.

But back in the 60's they seemed to this visitor to be everywhere, kinda like Starbuck's is today.

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Looks like there are still a few locations left in the NYC area:

<a href="http://www.chockcafe.com/locations.html" target="_blank">http://www.chockcafe.com/locations.html</a>

Best Regards,

Kevin

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Anyone rember 2-Guys which meant Two guys from Harrison (NJ)? also, I think Korvettes meant Eleven Jewish Korean War Veterans.

Yep..used to go to the two guys store in Neptune

Regards,Dave

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I sort of figured Starbucks might have killed Chock Full O'Nuts because the former is supposedly more "upscale" or something. I still remember the jingle: "Chock Full O'Nuts is the heavenly coffee....."

I also remember Two Guys.

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I recently heard a Chock-Full-0'-Nuts commercial on the radio during a Yankees game where that old jingle was brought back, but it was being performed in a very hideous rap-type rendition.

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