SEEN AROUND TOWN

Waiting For The Bridge

Photo Courtesy Wanda Jendral

Here is Joan Jendral in 1956 At Smith Point. As You Can See Somethings Goin' On In The Background Besides Her Little Sister Wanda Looking For Horseshoe Crabs. Next week It will be 49 years ago when the bridged first opened ( July 4, 1959 )

PIDGEON'S PLACE

rest of these photos courtesy Chris Moss

It Started in the 1930's When Leo Cattiue of the Bronx Opened His Ice Dock On The Corner Of Whittier & Aspen . Leo Added A Second Location In NewTown On the North West Corner Of Diana Dr & Neighborhood Rd. I Don't Know If Leo Ever Sold Anything But Ice? (perhaps kersosene?) as he called it Mastic Beach Ice Service. About 1949 Gus Pidgeon Took It Over Adding Fuel To Mix. I Recall Getting Ice There Once In A Blue Moon In The Early '50's When Hurricanes Took Out The Electric Service Or We Would Have A Backyard Party. But I Think Gus Was Our Regular Fuel Supplier The Whole Time We Lived There . Gus Had A Bad Fire Here In The 70's or 80's...I'm Not Sure If He Ever Rebuilt

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Nick Bohouris' Lumber Yard

Nick started out as a builder in the '50's. he put up a bunch of small ranch houses all over the place. He also sub contracted for Walter Shirley. I went to school with his son Peter. Not sure if it was the late '50's or very early '60's that he opened his lumber yard on Commack & Neighborhood Rds next to Neighborhood Pizza. Looks like back then you could get a gallon of paint for around 6 Bucks. Today you can get a six pack of beer for $$$ as it is now a deli.

Way Out West

Joe Trocciola had his meat market on Neighborhood Road & Oakwood Dr, way out past the west end of town. I went to Floyd with his son Ray. We had a bus crash here at the fork of Neighborhood & Havenwood in 1952 before this store was built. And I'll never forget his son Bobby standing at the doorway waving at our school bus either. Not sure what it is now, but back then Joe would sell you 5 quarts of milk in glass bottles for $1.05!

RETURNED FOR REGROOVING

John Moraldo Opened His Used Tire King later to be called Mastic Tire King in the late '50's selling primarily used tires and what was far worse "Regrooved" ones . Not sure when regrooving tires that were fit for boat bumpers was outlawed in NY State But I Don't See Any Sign Of Them Here. He Also Sold Used Cars & Trucks.... Hey John How Much For The Willys Wagon? As you can see he was a phrophet too, stocking up on bikes anticpating 50 cents a gallon gas that would send us all looking for bikes. Johnny B. Moraldo Was No Dummy & He Had A Sense Of Humor Too

"WHERE YOU CAN'T GET A BETTER DEAL IF YOU STAND OND YOUR HEAD"

JIM LAGUMIS'

Jim ran this place just north of the 5 corners on Mastic Road forever it seems. I went to school with two of his daughters Natalie & Mary Ann. It's still a Wine & Liqour Store

Next Door To Lagumis Was Louis Stein's Place Where You Could Get Two Kinds Of Homes

SUMMER & YEAR ROUND ONES !

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