Lefferts Boulevard, 1961
"This photo was taken in front of Duffy's Tavern. Up the street on the left was the tailor's shop. He used to sew on the street and I would pull up a chair and chat with him. I worked for the New York Stock Exchange. Sometimes I would go to Wall Street by the Long Island Railroad, the L train at Richmond Hill or the E train at Queens Blvd. Always had nice neighborhoods to walk through winter and summer. I retired in 1997 after 38 years in the stock brokerage business."
[Photograph and memories courtesy of David Rakestraw, a Kew Gardens resident from 1961 to 1969.]
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