I spend most of my Saturday going in to town in Far Rockaway, These were very special days for me. I would bring my favorite foods, or other times I would eat at the counter at Woolworths . I would always see a new movie at the Strand. And then to the books at Woolworths . Many of the books from the 1960 are from there. They were in the back on the left.
I found these amazing photographs on google images and it led me to this blog.
Footnote Maven: This photo is the reason I believe my family motored out to Edgemere. My Grandfather loved to drive and was fond of what he called hot cars. Once on a visit to New York he took my sister and me for a ride in his Karman Gia which he called the “Hottest Car On Long Island.”
Bushes in front of our house near the corner of Sprayview Avenue, Straight ahead are the original bungalows toward the elevated subway and Edgemere Ave
This is our house on Beach 38th street right off the boardwalk , Its the big brown one, I can still hear my family and all the people that would come and spend their whole summer or just a week.
I started looking on Skips’ And Carols’ wonderful FarRockaway.com site when it first began. Like many of us is this is where I got the bug. I couldn’t get enough. This led me on a journey to rediscover the three beach houses on my grandparents owned in Edgemere.
This has led me in my own way to bring Edgemere back to life. There are two ways to see many of my photos. One is thru my families photos and the other is through the streets, buildings and stores. Through all of these years, no one has ever put up anything on Beach 38th street and Sprayview Avenue. I searched and kept waiting for a picture to show up. Years went by without a photo of this street. For anyone who loves all these sites, it is all of us that are keeping it alive.
It’s now my time to relinquish my treasures of my families history in Edgemere. I hope you enjoy them.
For anyone that has gone to the boardwalk, there was always the chance that you might come home with something you won. The great stuffed animals, you name it and it might show up. I started to collect images many years ago from all different places. Much of it came from Skip and Carol’s websites, early E-bay, and always searching the web for items and photos.