We got lots of responses to last week's photo quiz, and most of the people who responded let us know that last week's quiz was much more difficult than some in the past. It was, and even the venerable Wave staff of old-timers had a problem identifying some of the people in the photos. Have some pictures you'd like to submit? Mail them to The Wave or drop them off. They will be returned.
|1. The Big Bow Wow on Cross Bay Boulevard was the hang-out for bikers and hotrodder's and almost any night you could find a race going on. The races ran from the hamburger joint south on Cross Bay Boulevard to the Broad Channel line. Drivers had to try hard to stay out of their way. 2. The property in the photo, at Beach 50 Street and Beach Channel Drive, now houses a Dunkin' Donuts and little else. 3. From left, Rabbi Joseph Weiss, the Reverend Michael Curran and the Reverend John Kelly, CM. Can anybody tell us what religious institutions they headed? 4. From left, Congressman Gary Ackerman, City Councilman Walter Ward, an unidentified rabbi, Assemblywoman Gerdi Lipschutz and soon to be Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer, who took over from Lipschutz when the latter resigned under pressure for providing no-show jobs for political cronies. 5. The famous St. Camillus band, which played every year in Miami's Orange Bowl parade. 6. Walter Ward, right, was our City Councilman. Next to him is Queens District Attorney John Santucci. The two other men in the photo are unidentified, although it is believed that they were aides to the two pols. 7. A very young Jim McVeigh (left), who won the great majority of the Rockaway Ocean Runs from his teens until recently, faces a challenge. 8. The telephone building on Beach 84 Street is historic because the first Atlantic Cable, allowing telephone calls between the United States and Europe, came into this country at that building. 9. The 1980 photo shows, from left, Congressman Gary Ackerman, City Councilman Walter Ward, an unidentified woman, city commissioner Bess Myerson, another unidentified woman and Democratic District Leader Helen Leonescue. 10. The Broad Channel Volunteers march in a St. Patrick's Day Parade in the early 1980s. |