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Posted by Flatbush Kid on Tuesday, August 15th 2017:

In Reply to: Re: Brooklyn Public Libraries posted by tony s on Tuesday, August 15th 2017:

Tony, it certainly is interesting how things evolve in our old neighborhoods.

As to the Newkirk, East 17th area: Before Ditmas Junior High School opened up in April of 1957, about half of the student body was housed on the fourth and fifth floors of P.S. 217 (the other half was housed at P.S. 179, 202 Avenue C.) So, from September, 1956, until we left 217, many of us new junior high kids would eat at local places.

This included the luncheonette on Newkirk across from 217. Other places (and I hope I'm right with the names) included a corner delicatessen (Roth's?) on Newkirk, about a block west of the Plaza; also, a luncheonette run by a guy named Al Drucker, about a half block from the Plaza. Both were on the south side of Newkirk.

Do these sound familiar?


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