For displaced, misplaced, and nostalgic ex-Brooklynites

Re: Local candy stores/ice cream soda fountain stores


[ Responses ] [ Post Response ] [ Nostalgia Message Board ] [ Brooklyn Board Home ]

Posted by Barb on Sunday, November 17th 2019:

In Reply to: Local candy stores/ice cream soda fountain stores posted by Nate Goldman on Sunday, November 17th 2019:

We had two candy stores on the next block (Lil & Irving's and across Quentin Rd down the street was Lil & Lou's). Both had large selections of penny candies, a soda fountain, school supplies (very handy on the way to PS 222 further down the street), some cosmetics, an array of tobacco products, and the newsstand out front with an open cigar box for the coins (all on trust where you could make change). There were five or six daily papers, including "The Brooklyn Eagle".

Kramer's Ice Cream parlor of course had a fountain. They made some of their own ice cream, and they had a juke box, which made the place a teen hangout.
A big joke among the teens was taking an empty glass off the marble counter, sticking their chewing gum on the glass's bottom, and then howling with laughter when the gum congealed, causing the glass to shatter onto the ceramic tile floor. The Kramer's son Henry was shell-shocked (now PTSD - post-traumatic stress disorder) from WWII and would suffer a panic attack. Cruel now as then.

Reference ID: BK96040



Responses:



Post a Response

Your Name:
Your E-Mail:
Password:
Alternative E-Mail:
Email Address in Post?Show original     Show alternative     Show no email address
Subject:Re: Local candy stores/ice cream soda fountain stores
Message:

Non-supporters are limited to 2 messages per 24-hour period. If you'd like to become a Brooklyn Board supporter and have unlimited access, click here.
By clicking on "Post This Message", you agree to abide by the Message Content Guidelines.

You must be registered to post your response.

   


[ Responses ] [ Post Response ] [ Nostalgia Message Board ] [ Brooklyn Board Home ]