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Jolly Rogers Bethpage, Long Island, NY

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I lived on Oakdale Avenue from 1951-1959.  I played on the Potter's team in the early 50's.  I went to the annex (4th grade) in 1951-52, then on to "The Plainedge School" (renamed John H West School) for 5th and 6th grade.  We would often go to Nunley's Happyland and to Jolly Roger's next store.  As someone mentioned, you could just eat the condiments and not buy anything.

Across Hempstead Turnpike was Mal Pierce Pontiac - I purchased my first "real" car there in 1968.  Across from that, on Hicksville Road, was the Food Fair shopping center, which contained a cleaner, Herbie's Candy Store, (maybe) a drug store and auto parts store.  

On the intersection of Stewart Avenue and Hempstead Turnpike was Five Corners Bar.  Behind it was an empty lot, which would eventually become a bowling alley.  Next to Five Corner's was Roy's Diner, which would also sponsor a team in the Plainedge Little League.

East on Hempstead Turnpike was Zorn's farm (still there) and, next to it, Nicholson's Farm.  Across the street was the Hempstead Turnpike Drivein.   We would often walk in and sit on a long in the back of the property and watch movies for free.  It was build above a crematorium, which we would often explore during the day.  The Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway was built over that in the early 60s.

 



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I grew up in Levittown on Center Lane. My Dad worked for the May Company.  Moved away when I was 5 (1955).  Loved going to Jolly Rogers.  Favorite ride was the little "bike" you sat on and turned the handles to make it go. 

Those were the days.

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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 brianes53@yahoo.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. 



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Jolly Rogers Bethpage, Long Island, NY

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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.



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Jolly Rogers

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confuse When did Jolly Rogers close down  (yr) & was it food town that went up in it's palce?



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When I worked there in the 1970s we used to chase the kids that ate the sauerkraut.



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Thanks so much for posting that!



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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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Thanks for the Wetsons ad!!

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Yes, I remember and have been to Friendly Frost. Many times.

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I remember Jolly Rogers fondly.  Such great memories.  I can even rememebr going to Pergament to get a haircut before a friend's 1st grade b-day party at Jolly Rogers back in the early 70's.  Memories...

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Jolly Rogers Bethpage, Long Island, NY

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it was nunleys first you r too young



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I did . By the batting range

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I worked in that store when Herb Eisnenberg was there. It was bought by another Aid Auto store owner named Gene Newberg, I think. He also owned an Aid Auto store on Franklin St. in Hempstead.

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I remember making a "record" in this little booth they had there.  Me and some other girls ... doing some girlgroup song.... I also remember the carousel...it was a great place to spend Saturday afternoons at!

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It was strauss stores. I always bought bicycle stuff there! Great memories!

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   We would go to the crematorium and look for skeletons or
anything else that was ghoulish.   It was intimidating to go down
into it.   Didn't the expressway also take away the Stark farm
off Boundary Avenue? 

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I remember that drive in - as a young kid I would go to a friends house on Spencer? drive and he had a treehouse in his yard with a speaker in it. And there was the creamatorium with the red paint on the wall which everyone said was blood. All that was torn down when they built the Seaford-Oyster bay expressway. But Zorns poultry farm is still there! I think they got rid of the little zoo they had though. I remember going on pony rides at Zorns when I was a tyke!


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Those House that had speakers in there back yards and views of the movie screen were on West Zoranne Drive but only on the west side of the block.
I know becuase I grew up on West Zoranne Drive on the East side of the street.
But it was already gone before I moved to Plainede in the summer of 1961, from a hurricane or large storm I heard. It's now a sump off the Seafrod Oysterbay Expressway.

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T!hanks for the great pic and the memories

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just keep post about the old days... when I stand in that spot now there is not a trace the place was ever there.

Hey what about Wetson's hamburger chain that existed from 1959 to 1975. At its peak, Wetson's had approximately 70 locations in the greater New York metropolitan area. The chain was known for its signature burger the "Big W" and 15-cent burgers, 10-cent fries.

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And someone one told me to stop writing about Jolly Rogers   This goes to you-PO!76furious

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    On Hempstead Tpk. there was a drive- in -theater east of
New Island Hospital.  I heard that houses with back yards
facing the drive -in had the privilege of having a speaker,  and
being able to sit in the back yard and watch the movies.
     Can anyone verify this?

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Thanks for the great memories. I grew up on Moore Dr. I remember Mr. Frost, and the Pea**** lounge, and the Jolly Roger.....good times.

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I went there in 1951 & 1952, 2nd & 3rd grade. There was 2 classrooms. The main floor and a basement one. To keep me out of trouble the teacher assigned me to ring the bell when play time and lunch was over.

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smileI will never forget Jolly Rogers!! I grew up there. My heart was broke when I guess I was about 11 yrs old and the man said I was too big to ride the ferris wheel anymore. I was like WHAT!!! I have pictures of myself and plainedge highschool friends in the picture booth taken from there. Great memories and great Hot dogs!!!

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A "Miles" Shoe Store was across from Wetsons & Jolly Rogers (Nunleys) LA4 5Y
















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Read up, it was the Strauss Srore that someone had quite a bit of info about.

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Jolly Rogers used to have free saurkraut and other condiments - sometimes we would go and eat just that free! Nunleys (later Smileys) used to have those old 'flip card' viewers which were I think 2 cents and you turned the crank to watch a 'movie'. I remember the old Gulf station across Hicksville road and S&R electronics where you went to buy the tubes for your TV sets and, of course, the Pea**** lounge where I bought my first drinks at 16 with phoney proof. What was the name of that auto parts store on the NE corner? I bought a hood ornament, a swan, that lit up there for my 66 chevy there.

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Wasn't it "Merry 'Olds"?



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In 1950 my sister attended the 1 room school house that eventually became the administration building. They erected a fancy brick building on that site that at some point was sold to Blackman Plumbing supplies, I think. In 1952 or 53 I was in kindergarten John H West, the first elementary school in the district. Did anybody else attend some classes at the little church on the east side of Hicksville Rd somewhere between Wyngate Dr and Queens Ave? This was probably in 1958 before Northedge was completed. I am not sure what year Southedge was built but do remember it being the Senior/Junior High for a few years. After graduating Northedge in 1959 we were the first 7th grade class that attended the new (and present) High School. Being the shops hadn't been completed yet we had to walk over the Southedge for a few classes. Living at the northerly edge of the district we were always taken to school on buses. Do you remember "Dottie" the driver that helped us celebrate the last day of school, one year, by swerving down Hicksville Rd on the way home?

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   Does anyone remember the Plainedge
Annex School, located across from where the 
Nunleys / Jolly Rogers complex once stood?
  Better yet, is there anyone out there who
attended the Annex in grade school?  If so
I think you're part of a unique group. 


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think so-I know that it was near Brothers 3 pools

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Didn't Friendly Forst occupy the location where Auto Barn and Dunkin Donuts now reside?

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Hey there. older than dirt, you sound like you've been around longer than me!  But I bet you don't remember Firendly Frost- that was near the movie theater and they sold fertilizer. I loved going there and getting a ride in the wheel barrel my dad would use to get his gardening supplies. 

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I stand corrected as I am not as old as some of you relics, sorry for the misinformation. Wasn't House of Billards in the same store front as Strauss?

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  Othe little league teams were sponsored by Roy's Diner
and Potters.  There could be more from the mid 1950's
though.  We played on three fields; two at the present
John H. West School, and the Potters Field, which was
located off the south side of Hempstead Tpk., between
Hicksville Road and Stewart Avenue.   Roy's Diner, located
on Hempstead Tpk. in the same area, was still there in
the mid 1960's, but closed sometime after.   Potters
disappeared also. 


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The Strauss store,  actually opened in 52 whe the area was still potato farms, the owners were Herb Eisenberg and Will Krischner, the store kept changing the with the local demographics, garden supplys, plumbing, hardware even toys, but auto parts were the base line.  Somewhere in the early 60's they left the strauss franchise and went with AID Auto.  But over the front door the glass sign read "E & K Auto Parts, 150 Hicksville Rd. Bethpage".  Krischner retired before 68 and Herb sold his interest in the store in 80. 

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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? 

 

 



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Car dealership across from Nunleys was Mal Pierce Pontiac. You have to be older than dirt to remember that. LOL Supermarket diagonally across was Food Fair with a Strauss auto parts store on the corner. It is now Singletons Restaurant where the Class of 1964 will be having their 45th reunion in 2 weks.

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Oh, and anonymous, thank you.  MB 79

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Mal Pierce was the dealers, my dad bought a brand new 2 Pontiac Lemans!

Now, what about the shoe store in between there?? 

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R U sure!?!?  I could swear that I saw Nunleys on the side of the building and my brother had a recording of his voice from there that has a label that say's Nunleys, but! He's 59-so it may have shanged names?! Anybody else have there input. 

PS I do remember the name Smileys too-so maybe it started out as Nunleys??confuse

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Sorry to disagree but I remember it as Nunley's ( I worked across the road from it)  somewhere around 67-69 the name changed to Smileys.   And Wetson's had the best fries.

Triva: who was the car dealer on the north west side of the that intersection?

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It was called Smiley's HappyLand, and Jolly Rogers was the restaurant as you have stated. But it was definately not Nunley's.

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Jolly Rogers Bethpage, Long Island, NY

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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!

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