Think This Pic was taken on Dress Down Friday!!
Candy Stores.......There were many in our neighborhood in the '40's & '50's, but the one of choice was Benny Levine's, on 42nd & 7th Av. Those that remember Benny's could write at least a page or two, about hanging out there and the nonsensical pranks that were played on this intelligent, humorous and forgiving man . 
Sunset Park....................the old neighborhood . Enduring limestones . Wooden framed houses with fancy molding and millwork. Store fronts with character. Mom and pop bakeries . Bill's and Meyer's ice cream parlors, Mippo's, John's and Engel's delicatessens, Guella's fruit and vegetable store, Thoreson's Dry Cleaners & Tailors, Matty's and Muscarella's barber shops, Joe the Ice Man [he delivered ice], Murray's, Kissen's and Joseph's drug stores, [we got our medicine there] Fiole's Pizzeria, Ralston's, Einhorn's, the Finnish Food Co-op and penny candy stores 
8th Avenue Trolley
8th Avenue Trolley
     40th Street and 4th Avenue
     All Pictures and Words in the Section Below Are Courtesy of Richard Mahany. Thank You Very Much Richard.
This page will hopefully be a compilation of some great old pictures of Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Some stories, if anyone has, of this great neighborhood that we call home, please share with us. If you have any good pics, photos of Sunset Park, Please email them over to us. Historical pictures, Just hanging around the neighborhood pictures, funny photos, any photos of Sunset Park. Heard there was some good street corner Doo-Wopping at one time in Sunset Park, any good stories or pics??!!
The Imatra Society was a Finnish American Social Club founded in 1890 . It provided mutual aid for members, and sponsored social and cultural activities, dances, plays , lectures, concerts, and picnics . The hall housed a theater, gym, restaurant, pool hall, reading room, and sauna . Subgroups included a band, choral and theatrical group and folk dancing . The activities ended in 1961. Many of us had good times there during the 1940's and 50's .
Finn Hall was a rough place with a guaranteed fight every Saturday night . As you can see it is now a Hispanic Religious organization . Many of the buildings on this block have the original siding still protecting them from the elements . The ground store in front of the white van was where my Mom worked as a seamstress. When I was about 8 or 9 years old the owner Mr. Solo. gave me a dollar every Saturday. I swept the floors and oiled the sewing machines
42nd street
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