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This page will serve as a tribute to the Woodhaven That Was . . . places that are no longer with us. In some cases, we've managed to track down or have been given an old photo -- and whenever we have a picture available we'll display that in the listing below. But that doesn't mean the other entries aren't worth looking at -- for in many of those cases, we will be posting other items of interest such as old advertisements, receipts, photos, business cards, etc. Take a walk down Woodhaven's Memory Lane . . .

Bars / Taverns
Circus Bar - a very unique looking bar, near 89th and Jamaica. Faded from view in the 90s.
Fischetti's - A bar on 90th and Jamaica Avenue that was taken over by the Forest View.
Paddywack's - Popular location for a bar throughout the decades. Also known as Mom's and Frankie & Johnny's.

Clothing
Connie's Dress Shop - Located near Woodhaven Blvd. Picture Available!
Glo-Ann Bridal Gowns - Near 78th Street in the 50s and 60s.

Delicatessens, Butchers, & Fishmongers
Don's Delicatessen - Near 90th and Jamaica in the 70s.
Joe Harrison Meats - Near Forest Parkway back in the 50s.
J & J Fish Market Inc. - Near 85th and Jamaica in the 70s.
Marques Sea-Food - Jamaica Ave. near the Boulevard in the 70s.
S&G Meat Co. - Lithuanian butcher on 84th and Jamaica during the 70s.
Woodhaven Delicatessen - Near the Boulevard in the 70s quite possibly longer.

Electronics / Repair
Apex Television Company - Near 89th Street and Jamaica Avenue in the 70s, maybe earlier.

Florists
Buday's Flower Shop - Flowers of Distinction on Jamaica Avenue near the Boulevard in the 70s.
Karlson's Flowers - Near Forest Parkway in the 70s.

Grocery / Food
Supreme Fruit Market - Near 85th and Jamaica in the 70s.

Hair, Nail & Beauty
Emma's Beauty Shoppe
- A 2nd Floor beauty salon on 92nd & Jamaica from the 1940s. Picture Available!
I&C Cosmetics - Located at the corner of 92nd and Jamaica, doubled as a pharmacy.
John's Hairstyling - Around 87th Street and Jamaica in the 70s.
Mme. Weiss - Longtime resident between the 50s and 70s at 86th and Jamaica.
Schiavelli's Beauty Salon - Longtime resident between the 50s and 70s near Forest Parkway.
Vincent's Beauty Salon - Around 87th Street and Jamaica starting in the late 30s and lasting into the 70s at least.

Home Improvement
J.B. Installation Corp. - Carpets, Linoleum & Tile. Near Forest Parkway in the 70s.
Whalen's Hardware - Near the corner of 85th and Jamaica in the 50s.

Jewelry
Brown's Jewelers
- Longtime resident near 92nd & Jamacia. See Also Pfiefer's Jewelers.
Pfiefer's Jewelers - The predecessor to Brown's Jewelers, from the 1940s. Picture Available!
Woodhaven Jewelers - 84th and Jamaica in the 50s.

Liquor & Beer
Columbia Wine & Liquor - Near 90th and Jamaica in the 60s and 70s.
Coyne Liquors - 85th and Jamaica in the 50s.
Goldstein Liquors - Near 84th and Jamaica in the 50s.

Miscellaneous
Berke's Trophies & Engraving - The corner of 80th and Jamaica in the 70s.
Cousin's Fabrics - Also repaired sewing machines, 87th and Jamaica in the 70s.
Rubie's Fun House - Beloved joke shop turned global business with offices around the world.
Shalin's Funeral Home - Near Forest Parkway for many decades.
Woodhaven Records & Tapes - Jamaica Avenue near the Boulevard in the 70s.

Newsstands / Smoke Shops
Betts & Bobb's Gift & Smoke Shop - At the intersection of Forest Parkway and Jamaica Avenue in the 70s.

Pets & Animals
Bob's Tropical Pet Center - Located near 92nd and Jamaica. Destroyed in a 2006 Fire. Picture Available!

Pharmacies
Rexall Drug Store - The corner of Jamaica and Woodhaven through the 60s and 70s.

Photography
Frederick's Studio
- Located at the corner of 88th and Jamaica.
Haven Photo - Located at the corner of Woodhaven and Jamaica.
Stephen's Photo Studio - Near Forest Parkway in the 50s.

Real Estate / Taxes / Insurance
Kiernan Real Estate - Located near Woodhaven Blvd. Picture Available!
Sackett Realtor- Located near Woodhaven Blvd.

Restaurants / Food
Carvel - The original Carvel's of Woodhaven, 92nd and Jamaica.
Forest View Diner & Restaurant - Long time resident of Jamaica Avenue, recently closed. Picture Available!
James' Restaurant- The predecessor of the Forest View.
Meyers Luncheonette - 88th Street and Jamaica in the 50s.
Star Tea Garden Chinese Restaurant - Near 85th and Jamaica in the 50s.

Shoes
Buster Brown - Longtime resident of the corner of 90th and Jamaica.

Shopping / Discount
Lewis of Woodhaven (East) - One of the more beloved institutons in Woodhaven's history.
Marten Cards - The predecessor to Hallmark in the 70s.
M&M Children's Shop - Near Forest Parkway in the 70s.
Ye Lytte Shoppe Greeting Cards and Gifts - 84th and Jamaica in the 50s.