Posted by D'Ambrosio
on Wednesday, July 26th 2017:
In Reply to: Re: Mcglynns bar posted by steve on Tuesday, July 25th 2017:
You mentioned the Manufacturer's Hanover Bank, near the bar. There were two banks at that time on Newkirk Plaza; one was the Manufacturer's Hanover, and the other was the South Brooklyn Savings Bank. There was also a photo shop called Foto-Finish, next to the Manufacturer's Bank; the photo shop sold movie cameras, 8mm projectors, slide projectors, etc. All of them are now obsolete, and have gone the way of the rotary dial telephone. In any event, there was a vast difference in service between the two banks. The Manager of the South Brooklyn Savings Bank was a fine person. However, I didn't like his counterpart at the Manufacturer's Savings Bank. Also, some of the tellers were not very pleasant at the Manufacturer's Bank. At that time, there was no online banking and no ATMs; hence, we had to deal in person with the tellers, and wait on long lines. In 2009, I visited Newkirk Plaza, for the first time, since 1978. It changed quite a lot. There was a post office at the other end, which had a fire in 1970; it was never reopened.
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