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Re: NY Post: L train almost eliminated?

Posted by Dupont Circle Station on Sun Feb 26 12:47:19 2012, in response to Re: NY Post: L train almost eliminated?, posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Sat Feb 25 18:30:33 2012.

You can be as snobby as you want but the deeds to the building my great-aunt lived in from 1911 until 1983, and 3 others in the block (that she and her husband bought between 1919 and 1927) all said Ridgewood. (The city, however, couldn't make up its mind if their properties were in Brooklyn, Queens or even both at the same time.) They also owned the big German bakery that used to be at Wyckoff & Stanhope from 1915 until the mid-1960s (where the hospital is now), and a smaller one on Onderdonck & Bleecker from the 30s to the 60s. Everyone I knew there back in the 60s and 70s considered it Ridgewood to Irving or Myrtle (including the folks on the "other" side of St. Nicholas. It was the mid and late 70s when the Germans and Italians pulled out of the area south/west of St. Nicholas and it became universally regarded as Bushwick.


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