Subject: 70'S AND 80'S
Subject: Re: 70'S AND 80'S
Old School wrote: Looking for people who grew up in the area during the 70's and 80's? Looking to get this forum going with some catching up on old times. Prospect Park, Farrell's, Holy Name schoolyard, Iced Tea's from Henry's, etc.
MrsLimestone wrote: I grew up here in the 80s too although I don't remember Henrys. Where was that?
YankeeFan wrote: That movie theater is long gone. So is the one on Kings Highway, Bay Parkway, Fort Hamilton Parkway, Fulton Street, and a lot of others. I hear even the movie theater in Kings Plaza is closing soon, if not gone already. A lot of movie theaters are closing down.In Windso Terrace, I’m told that many decades ago there was a movie theater called Venus on Prospect Avenue by the corner of Vanderbilt st. I obviously have no memory of that. But I do remember a video store in the 80’s and 90’s called Venus Video that was a block or 2 down Prospect Ave…. I guess Venus Video was named after this old movie theater?
YankeeFan wrote: Who remembers that store Boys of Summer on 9th ave btwn Prospect ave & Windsor pl (in the space where Babbo’s books is now)? They had a great collection of old baseball cards, autographed baseballs, bats, and everything. They even had a few comics, and an arcade game in the back I use to play sometimes. They were there up until probably around 1997 I think.
Obamanut wrote: Remember the short time when Rays & Otto's (also known as 'Luv's') had arcade games in the back, but later had to get rid of them cuz kids were getting robbed back there? I remember getting into a few scraps over a game of Strider.
Italian Princess wrote: I grew up on 20th Street and 8th Avenue during the 70's and 80's. Went to Holy Name and Bishop Ford H.S., An answer to the question, what was the name of the ice cream store that was open for 2 months it was Bonali's Ice Cream Store. It was next door to a card shop which was next to Smith Son's Funeral Home. Is Billard's Pharmacy still on the corner of 16th Street and 9th Avenue? Is Regina Bakery still on the corner of Prospect Avenue and 9th Avenue?