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My father worked for The Nunley's for many many years. He mostly ran the Merry go round in Baldwin & in Bethpage. But he also worked earlier on in Rockaway play land. I keep searching for pictures of him that may have been caught by riders or their parents over the years, but so far, no luck. But I have hours & hours, & Miles & miles in the saddles of those old Merry go Round horses.
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Brian Smith here I also worked at Jolly Rogers was a great time in my life my Father also worked there if there is anyone from this time please get in contact with me email@example.com
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Yes Foodtown did open in that location in 1980 , I worked for them . I think Jolly Roger as we all called it closed in 1978 or 79. But by then the amusement part was called Smileys Happyland and the resturant was called Robin Hood.
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Regarding the Plainedge Annex, my mother worked there (approximately 1955) and I went to kindergarten there in the basement in 1950.
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This was definitely the way it was. I used to sit at a friends house facing the drive-in on Normandy Drive and watched the Incredible Shrinking Man. Those were the good old days!!! Watching a movie for free.
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I worked at Jolly Rogers all through my Plainedge High School years from 10th grade, graduated in 1970. I started out as a busboy and soon moved to the ice cream counter. Then hamburgers and of course everything fried from fish to french fries. I also worked with Joe Neary, the tall skinny guy at the hot dogs counter. In my senior year I worked the birthday parties in the large back room every Sunday. Made enough money to buy a nearly new/used Chevy Camaro across the street at Mal Pierce Pontiac.
I had an absolute BLAST working at JR's and got to know so many kids from other surrounding high schools. Still friends with a few of them to this day. Great memories. (ate like a king)
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I used to work in Bethpage movie theater
as an usher. That was in 1968.
I am pretty sure that Northedge opened in '54 or '55. I went there for kindergarten in 1955-56 with Miss Kasendorf as my teacher.
When did Jolly Rogers close down (yr) & was it food town that went up in it's palce?
When I worked there in the 1970s we used to chase the kids that ate the sauerkraut.
Thanks so much for posting that!
Check out this link - it's a blast from the past especially growing up in Plainedge.
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WASN'T THERE A BIG "Jolly Rodger" FIGURE ON THE N/W CORNER OF 107 AND THE PIKE...OR DID I DREAM THIS ?
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I attended kindergarten New Grace Annex in Plainedge, 1961. Soon left for Toronto.
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it was nunleys first you r too young
Wasn't it "Merry 'Olds"?
I played on the Jolly Rogers little league team in 1956, and Nunleys also sponsored a team that season.
Wasn't it a Pontiac car dealer?
Does anyone remember Jolly Rogers on the turnpike and hicksville Rd? Well it was called Nunleys, and Jolly Rogers was the restaurant. The reason I ask is that anytime I read an article about the horses from the Nunleys carousel it always mentions the Baldwin and never the one by us. I bet alot of the horses are from the Bethpage location. Does anyone know or care. It just bothers me since it was a place that I remember well. It has been there since thelate 50's, I'm sure! Please write if you have any memories!Long Island Business Networking - Long Island Business DirectoryLong Island Online Marketing