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Boro Kitchen Cabinets Revisited – Cooper Avenue – Ridgewood, Queens

© Vincenzo Aiosa

The Notorious B.I.G. Mural – Queens Graffiti – August 2010 – Gaia Son

August 2010 © Gaia Son

Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997), better known by his stage names The Notorious B.I.G., Biggie or Biggie Smalls, was an American rapper. – Wikipedia

Had he not been killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles, Biggie would have been 42. Another great shot of this mural can be seen on Not A Queens Photo Blog [http://bit.ly/Z2X0Gq].

Bless Yourself – Billboard Graffiti – Queens, NY – Gaia Son

August 2010 © Gaia Son

Bensons Burgers – Merrick Blvd. – Jamaica, Queens

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Kosher Foods – Meal Mart – Schreiber – Maspeth, Queens

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa

Imported Guinness Revisited – LIC, Queens – Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa

Queens Wines & Liquors – Ridgewood, NY

© Vincenzo Aiosa

Ridgewood Coins & Stamps – Queens

EVergreen 1- 3601 – 5913 71st Ave Ridgewood Queens © Vincenzo Aiosa


Eisenmann’s Bicycle Shop – Ridgewood, Queens

Thank you Enzo’s eyes. © Frank H. Jump

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According to Ted Ernst of Palo Verdes Estates, CA  on January 28, 2007 in a search thread on the Bikelist dot org website:

Eisenmann was a sorta wild guy. He put his name on anything he could. Free Advertising! His last shop address we had was on Wyckoff Street in Brooklyn. My dad did business with Eisenmann back in the ’30s and I suspect that all German people affiliated with a NY German ethnic group was investigated by our authorities in the war, and rightly so. We never heard of any allegations of that sort, In fact right after the war when travel and racing started back up again, John Eisenmann and Ernie Seubert, (later cycling federation president) stayed at our house when they visited Chicago for a big bike race. It was always fun to hear Eisenmann talk Germanic English with a Brooklyn accent. – Search.Bikelist.org

Edward Albert, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Sociology of Chappaqua, NY later added:

…He [Eisenmann] had a store in Ridgewood, Queens and Imported Durkopp’s and Siebers. He was also President of the GBSC – German Bicycle Sports Club — for a time. He may have been investigated during the war for pro Nazi activities but that is not strictly proven.

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

© Vincenzo Aiosa

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)

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