Monday, March 23, 2009

Remember Jahn's Ice Cream Parlor

On the way home I was standing on the platform on the Times Square subway station waiting for the 3& train to go home. I was reading the City Section of yesterdays New York Times when I found an article about the last standing Jahn's Ice Cream Parlor. This last one is on 37th Avenue and 81st Street in the Jackson Heights section of Queens. years ago there were many Jahn's in NYC. I best remember the on in Rego Park on Queens Blvd. Back in high school the sidewalk in front of it was a hang out for Forest Hills High School kids. At time we went in for ice cream. If you showed your birth certificate you got a free sundae on your birthday. There was another Jahn's in downtown Flushing just a short walk from Shea Stadium. We would often go there after seeing a Mets game.

1 comment:

victorgettinger said...

I remember Jahn’s very well growing up in Queens, NYC in the 1950’s & ‘60s, but my places were located in Forest Hills nearish to Borough Hall & in Jamaica underneath the El. I have very fond memories of their banana splits with a whole banana split lengthwise with 3 to 5 scoops of ice cream piled high with whipped cream, nuts & cherries. I would take my girlfriend named Jeffrey, ( yes, she was a real girl) there every few weeks until we split up.

Thanks for the update.

Victor G Ettinger

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