2009-01-16 / Columnists

Historical Views of the Rockaways

The Holland Creamery, Central Avenue, Far Rockaway … 1946
From The Rockaway Museum Commentary by Emil Lucev, Curator Dedicated To The Memory Of Leon S. Locke


The Holland Creamery on Central Avenue in Far Rockaway of old was a very busy place. As a matter of fact, it was one of the few places on Central Avenue where you had to take a number in order to be waited on. No number … no service! ... no argument! Does anyone remember any other business that incorporated the take a number system? The Holland Creamery on Central Avenue in Far Rockaway of old was a very busy place. As a matter of fact, it was one of the few places on Central Avenue where you had to take a number in order to be waited on. No number … no service! ... no argument! Does anyone remember any other business that incorporated the take a number system?

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Yes, the Harbor Bake Shop had the number system!


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