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A wide range of options

June 20th, 2015


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Barberz #115

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This store must have taken its name from the 168th Street terminal station of the Jamaica El, which stood here on Jamaica Avenue prior to its demolition in the late 1970s. A woman I spoke to inside couldn't confirm the name's origin, but she told me the store has been around for 60 years or so. A couple of Long Island Daily Press articles from 1933 and 1935 suggest the business may be even older, however, and the final survivor of a mini-empire of neighboring Terminal shops once located a few blocks away on what is now Guy R. Brewer Boulevard: Terminal Flower Market, Terminal Lingerie and Hosiery Shops, Terminal Pants Shop (where Fats Waller was a customer), and Terminal Wines & Liquors. (There was also once a Terminal Sea Food in the area.)

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DONT PANIC

June 20th, 2015

B"H
In many of the more relaxed civilizations on the Outer Eastern Rim of the Galaxy, the Hitchhiker's Guide has already supplanted the great Encyclopedia Galactica as the standard repository of all knowledge and wisdom, for though it has many omissions and contains much that is apocryphal, or at least wildly inaccurate, it scores over the older, more pedestrian work in two important respects.

First, it is slightly cheaper; and second, it has the words DON'T PANIC inscribed in large friendly letters on its cover.

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ELECTRONICS FOR BEST

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This 1813 building is home to "the oldest continuously serving Presbyterian congregation in the United States", founded in 1662.

UPDATE: This was Donald Trump's childhood church.

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Leonard’s Bootery

June 20th, 2015



Enna Jettick: America's Smartest Walking Shoes!

Opened in 1939, Leonard's survived into the 21st century, and its neon sign was still intact at least as recently as 2013.

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THIS IS A CHURCH

June 20th, 2015



CURB YOUR DOG

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Jamaica Colosseum Mall

June 20th, 2015



Opened in 1947, this "unsung modernist masterwork" was originally a Macy's. It's now home to the Jamaica Colosseum Mall, a collection of "over 120 merchants and jewelers under one roof".

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Other plaques here at the Jamaica Main Post Office pay tribute to the Jamaica Postal District employees who served in World War II and the Vietnam War.

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Vasavi Book View

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An aged sign

June 20th, 2015



As far as I can tell, the Department of Traffic ceased to exist in the late 1970s or '80s, when it was folded into the city's Department of Transportation.

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Liquid sustenance

June 20th, 2015



Cups of Cheerful Carrot Juice, Romanian Green Smoothy, and many other beverages have been set out for the runners of the 2015 Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race.

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Today’s race-prayer

June 20th, 2015



Taken from My Race-Prayers, part 3, this is one of the many "race-prayers" spontaneously composed by Sri Chinmoy at the end of a footrace.