2012-01-06 / Columnists

Historical Views of the Rockaways

The Lundy Brothers Restaurant at Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn
From The Rockaway Museum Commentary by Emil Lucev, Curator Dedicated To The Memory Of Leon S. Locke

Today’s Historical View is a blast from the past, and I do believe that there are some old-timers still around who remember this Sheepshead Bay restaurant. Lundy’s, I believe, was on Emmons Avenue near Ocean Avenue, on the north side of Sheepshead Bay. The food, especially the seafood platters, was the best ever, and the prices were reasonable.

Above the entrances were signs that read F.W.I.L. Lundy Bros., and I do not recall what the four letters stood for. The building was a block long and two stories high and could seat 2,800 people. This photo was taken in 1951, and Lundy’s was closed in 1979. At the end of the last century, an honest attempt was made to re-open the restaurant, but I think it failed. Does anyone recall what happened?

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