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Ridley & Co of New York – Established in 1806 – Off Queens Blvd on 34th Street

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Confectioners Journal – July 1922 – p.127

Depiction of original Ridley & C0 store established in 1806 on Chamber Street, NYC – From New York City History for Kids: From New Amsterdam to the Big Apple with 21 Activities (Google eBook)

NY Times

Turn Left – [We] Specialize In… – Astoria Blvd – East Elmhurst, Queens

© Frank H. Jump

Krug’s Bread – Astoria Blvd – Corona, Queens

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© Frank H. Jump

Courtesy of Fulton History

Queens Gazette’s Jason D. Antos @ Historic Neirs Tavern: Queens– Then & Now

Jason D. Antos with introductory slide to his lecture based on his 2009 book Queens Then & Now © Frank H. Jump

Neirs Tavern – CLICK FOR WEBSITE © Frank H. Jump

Photograph of ferry terminal at Long Island City for East River Crossings taten in the late 1800s. Love the Castoria ad! – Courtesy of Jason D. Antos

LEFT TO RIGHT: Frank Jump (Fading Ads of NYC), Jason D. Antos (Queens: Then & Now), Brian Merlis (Brooklyn Pix dot com) & David Quintana (Lost in the Ozone) © Vincenzo Aiosa

Tonight, Neirs Tavern  hosted a Queens history night featuring Jason D. Antos’s Queens: Then & Now, a fascinating powerpoint presentation with archival photos of Queens juxtaposed to the same perspectives today.  To quote Antos, “it was an evening of incredible photos of local history, beer and yes…wings!” Antos chose a great historic location since, as Antos says:

Neirs is one of the oldest continuously used bars in New York City and has been in operation since 1834! It is a Woodhaven landmark best remembered for its setting in Goodfellas!

It was a truly enjoyable and informative evening. Thanks Jason for inviting me!

Seal Lock Burial Vault, Inc – Forest Hills, Queens

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Home of Seal Lock Products – Manufacturers of Seal Lock Burial Vaults & Crypts – Tropic Tile
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Long Island Daily Press – Oct 1943 – Courtesy of Fulton History

Concrete products:  A Seal Lock Burial Vault, Inc, 68 Rd & Woodhaven Blvd, Forest Hills, HAvemeyer 3-8444

Ridgewood Theatre – Queens

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Stahl’s Pastry Shop – Ridgewood, Queens

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Stahl’s Pastry Shop Tel: Evergreen 2-9443

Beach Saint – Cross Bay Bridge – Jamaica Bay

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H. Kresberg – Painter & Decorator – circa 1920′s – Glendale, Queens

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© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Collage © Frank H. Jump

Elmwood Theatre – Queens Blvd – Elmhurst Queens

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa