2008-02-29 / Community

Ah,Yes.I Remember It Well:Central Avenue,Circa 1950

From Elfenbein's To Meyer's, Name Those Shops


The Far Rockaway website (www.farrockaway.com) has been looking for people to name the shops that operated in the community's central business district, along Central Avenue, Mott Avenue and Cornaga Avenue during the late 1940's and early 1950's. It was a time when the business district was known simply as "the village," and residents could find anything they needed, from good food to clothing to furniture and movie theaters. This map shows the results that have been gathered by the website to date, but some of them strike Wave editors as incorrect. Let's have the old-timer's among you take a look and fill in the blanks. You can send your ideas to the website or to The Wave at editor@rockawave.com. The Far Rockaway website (www.farrockaway.com) has been looking for people to name the shops that operated in the community's central business district, along Central Avenue, Mott Avenue and Cornaga Avenue during the late 1940's and early 1950's. It was a time when the business district was known simply as "the village," and residents could find anything they needed, from good food to clothing to furniture and movie theaters. This map shows the results that have been gathered by the website to date, but some of them strike Wave editors as incorrect. Let's have the old-timer's among you take a look and fill in the blanks. You can send your ideas to the website or to The Wave at editor@rockawave.com.

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