Posted by lobo to BxGourmet
on Sunday, April 24th 2022:
In Reply to: Re: What was famous in your old Neighborhood posted by BxGourmet on Tuesday, April 12th 2022:
Thanks for hanging in there with me, The info you posted about the NE corner solved my mystery!
So, back in 1940, on the NE corner of 180th. & Mohegan was E. Rosenstein Pharmacy, then was LeRoy Candy/Newspapers, (as you mentioned). Then Paradise Bakery...(that would be my fathers butcher shop 17 years later). The last storefront within that single story commercial building was Mohegan Cut Rate Market. That was a big storefront, had a large truck like garage door opening between a set of smaller window showcases on each side. The next building adjacent to those storefronts was an apartment complex that had storefronts also. It was right about there that I recall the toy store. Was Leo's toy store on the NE side, as I described above, or across the street on Meyer's side? I do not see a toy in the photo I found...maybe Leo was not there yet in the 1940 photo. I located the actual 1940 NYC Tax Photos taken within the neighborhood from the NYCPRD link you posted. I went from Crotona to B/Post Rd., hard to believe it appears that most of the old neighborhood is gone! What a gem it was in 1940!
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