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Brooklyn Back in the Day: Kensington Snow, 1956

February 3rd, 2009 · 3 Comments

We love old pictures of Brooklyn, old being anything pre-1990. We’re guessing many of our readers may have some gems and scanners. If so, and you’d like to share them, send us the JPEGS at thegowanuslounge (at) gmail (dot) com.

McDonald Av. ; B'klyn NY / close-up
[Photo courtesy of Betty Blade/flickr]

After a snowstorm in March, 1956. The photographer writes: “When I was a kid.. and I was pestering my mother too much she’d say. ‘Why don’t you go look at the puppies in the pet shop’. The thing was… there weren’t any… just a few parkettes, a lot bird seed and men buying cigarettes by the carton. Oh yeah,., and did I mention when Crazy Joe Gallo visited; he used to toss quarters to the kids … he was swell. Just a quiet little shop. Bungalow Pet Shop. McDonald Ave near Church Ave, Brooklyn NY. photo March 1956 .” We love this.

Tags: Brooklyn Back in the Day · Kensington

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 anonymous // Feb 3, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    What’s a parkette?

  • 2 Brenda from Flatbush // Feb 3, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    I thought *I* was a parkette! — a feminine park enthusiast!
    Great pic, btw–I think I had that hat back then, too.

  • 3 Joy // Dec 19, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Wonderful photo!