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#1 2013-09-01 10:44:23

LennyBlue2
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Peck's Stationary - Former Employees 1977-84

If you ever shopped at Peck's Stationary between 1977-1984 and bought Art supplies then you met me. My name is Lenny Weiland and I worked there. j was 22 at the time and worked with a great crew, Jane Brunner- " The Guru of Art Supplies" ; an older heavy weight lady with her hair in a ponytail that knew everything about art materials. She taught me a lot. Dave Hoffman, Bob Nealon, Denise, Maya; a great calligrapher, and a slew of other people. I dated a girl from Flushing , Jovanka Houdkova aka; Raven. Frequented the following businesses ; RKO Keith theatre, Bacigulups restaurant , Gloria's Pizza; yum, Lum's Chinese . I also worked at Pecks with Liz, Heidi, Gina, Mike, Eddie, Jean, Robert Peck, John ,Ronald Brown,  and others. Do you know me? Had a big curly Afro.

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#2 2013-09-01 11:06:52

Mike
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Re: Peck's Stationary - Former Employees 1977-84

Hi Lenny. Where was Peck's, the name doesn't ring a bell - yet I'm familiar with every other place you mentioned. Any relation to the Weiland's of Benham st. in Elmhurst, up by Roosevelt ave?

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#3 2013-09-01 11:12:09

LennyBlue2
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Re: Peck's Stationary - Former Employees 1977-84

Sup Milke? Pecks was on Main Street and Northern Blvd. Next to Patterson Silks. Don't know those Weilands in Elmhurst. I'm 56 yrs old now . Maybe your much younger.

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#4 2013-09-01 11:27:45

Mike
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Re: Peck's Stationary - Former Employees 1977-84

Funny you say that Lenny, we're the same age. The Weilands I knew are our generation.
There's a few people that post here that grew up in Flushing, so check back in.

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#5 2013-09-01 12:13:11

Pomonoker
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Re: Peck's Stationary - Former Employees 1977-84

While those places were on the other end of Flushing from where I lived, I remember them. Never had a need to go all the way to Pecks. Lums was a "THE" Chinese restaurant back in the day. Gloria's was a pizza place that many people reminisce about. Relatives of the owners of Gloria's, have opened a new Gloria's on Queens Blvd in Forest Hills. I cannot tell you whether it compares favorably to the original, having not tried it. And, of course the RKO Keith's was probably the most grand movie theater I ever entered. Unfortunately, a developer began gutting it, and before he was stopped, the place was left in shambles. There are many people hoping to get the city to restore, but I think they'll have quite a battle to get that done. If you use Facebook there is a good group named "Did you grow up in Flushing", which has many discussions and pictures of Flushing, old and new.

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#6 2013-09-01 13:13:54

ed d
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Re: Peck's Stationary - Former Employees 1977-84

Pecks was all the way down main St. across from Goulds record store, and right near the paint store on the corner. you are correct that Lums  WAS the place to go for Chinese food, and virtually the only decent place until Tai Tung opened up across from the municipal parking lot.

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#7 2013-09-03 11:50:36

jimbo
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Re: Peck's Stationary - Former Employees 1977-84

Welcome aboard Lenny Blue2. .... I grew up in the Flushing of the 50's and 60's. I shopped Peck's... great store from what I remember.

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