Category Archives: Flatbush Junction

In & Around Flatbush Junction – Outmoded Food Terms & Eating Habits

June 2003 © Frank H. Jump

Li Hung Chang, considered by some to be China - Underwood and Underwood. “Li Hung Chang, China's greatest viceroy and diplomat,” 1901. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Reproduction Number LC-USZ62-110736.

Chop Suey Was Invented, Fact or Fiction? August 29, 1896

Have you ever eaten chop suey? The origin of this Chinese-American dish is a bit of a mystery. Legend has it that, while he was visiting New York City, Chinese ambassador Li Hung Chang’s cooks invented the dish for his American guests at a dinner on August 29, 1896. America’s Story – Library of Congress

History of McDonalds – Wikipedia

The McDonald’s concept was introduced in San Bernardino, California by Dick and Mac McDonald of Manchester, New Hampshire. It was modified and expanded by their business partner, Ray Kroc, of Oak Park, Illinois, who later bought out the business interests of the McDonald’s brothers in the concept and went on to found McDonald’s Corporation.

June 2003 © Frank H. Jump

Ray Kroc's first franchised restaurant, the tenth-ever location (though torn down and rebuilt twice), Fresno, California. - Wikipedia Commons

History of Obesity:

Obesity is simply fatness in a degree higher than being overweight. The energy intake coming from food is stored as fat because the body does not use it. Obesity has quite an impact in one’s physical health that many degenerative diseases are directly and indirectly linked to obesity as observed in the history of obesity. It may even have a much worse impact on a person’s mental health. Throughout the history of obesity, its reputation varies from appreciation and the opposite among cultures and in time.

Perhaps the most controversial is the independent film, Super Size Me. Released in 2004, Super Size Me was written, produced and directed by American independent filmmaker, Martin Spurlock in an exploration of the prevalence of obesity in the USA. He documented 30 days of his life in an experiment of eating only McDonald’s food with completely no exercise. He began the project as healthy and lean but ended up overweight. It was later followed by several other documentaries and a few changes in the McDonald’s menu. The history of obesity should be well studied so precautions can be practiced and thus prevent obesity from spreading. History of Obesity

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American Gothic – Flatbush Junction & Chicago

© Matteo Brogi

© Matteo Brogi

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa

Flatbush Squirrel Eats Florida Papaya

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Lady Liberty Snowbound – A Flatbush Terrace

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© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

McDonald’s – Hillel Place – Brooklyn College – Flatbush Junction

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© Frank H. Jump

Unsalted Brooklyn Roads Bring Buses To A Halt – Flatbush

Buses on Farragut Road near Flatbush Junction pulled over. - © Frank H. Jump

Buses on Farragut Road near Flatbush Junction pulled over. - © Frank H. Jump

FLATBUSH, BROOKLYN 7:00 PM: All up and down local Brooklyn roads this evening, you will find bus operators pulled aside due to hazardous snow conditions created by unsalted roads. One bus operator told me that the NYC Sanitation Department had not salted local routes and a unanimous decision by bus operators was to pull over until roads were made passable.

Rows of buses can be seen pulled over down Nostrand and Rogers Avenues. A local resident observing me taking pictures of the scene told me that he saw parked buses parked down New York Avenue for blocks. What’s up Mayor Bloomberg? Saving some dough by not salting our streets? Let’s hope there are no accidents caused by this lack of snow maintenance.

Another bus operator told me that they were trained to pull over in the event of encountering unsalted roads and other hazardous snow conditions. Apparently many of the operators called each other and made the decision to park it until they can pass safely. Good call.

Fading Ad Blog Hits Quarter Million Hits – Marc’s Tire Shop – Farragut Road, Flatbush

Nostrand & Farragut - Flatbush, Brooklyn - © Frank H. Jump

Flatbush Pigeons - Nostrand & Farragut - Flatbush, Brooklyn - © Frank H. Jump

This was taken in April 2007. A Clinton-Gore sticker still clings silently to the metal gate.

Flatbush House Fire on Glenwood Road Has Local Raccoon Up a Tree – Friday, April 18, 2008

Glenwood Raccoon
© Frank H. Jump

As I was driving home for lunch on Friday, I arrived at the end of the block just as the firetrucks had arrived on the corner of Glenwood Road and East 32nd Street. There was a distressed raccoon on the roof of the house trying to find a way off. I ran home and got my camera and ran back down to the corner. Deborah Brathwait, a resident of the building was visibly shaken, but fortunately managed to get out safely. Brathwait informed me that all other residents managed to evacuate unharmed. By now the raccoon was in the tree, which also was at risk of going in flames. A local organization, Silver Lining Outreach – that apparently helps local fire victims and the homeless, gave me their card. I’m not familiar with this org but will do some research.

Arnold Duncan, another local photographer was at the scene and we started to chat a bit. [Duncan forwarded me his link to his pics. I posted two down below with links.] According to Duncan – a longtime College Glen resident – the corner house that had burned had once belonged to the adjacent church – The Vanderveer Park United Methodist Church – which has been trying to get the former parsonage back.

Glenwood House Fire

Fire on Glenwood Road and East 32nd Street, Flatbush Junction

Glenwood House Fire

Glenwood House Fire

Glenwood House Fire

Glenwood House Fire

Glenwood House Fire

Glenwood House Fire

Glenwood House Fire

Glenwood House Fire

Glenwood House Fire

Glenwood House Fire
© Frank H. Jump

Some shots from another neighborhood photographer, Arnold Duncan.

© Arnold Duncan

Glenwood House Fire - Arnold Duncan
© Arnold Duncan

Click here for a slideshow of Duncan’s pics of the fire.

Kudos to Ladder 147, The Pride of Flatbush! For their impeccable response time and professionalism- and for putting up with questions like “Did you see where the raccoon went?”

Flatbush Junction Chop Suey, June 2003

Flatbush Junction Chop Suey, 2003
© Frank H. Jump

Eaglo Paint Update from Robert Baptista

Eaglo Paint
© Frank H. Jump

Hi Frank,

The Eaglo Paint and Varnish Corporation was located at 49-20 Fifth St. in Long Island City. It was established in the early 1900s. Herbert E. Hillman was Technical Director for many years.

Attached [below] is an ad for Eaglo Paint that appeared in the Bridgeport Post on May 11, 1973.

The New York-New Jersey metropolitan area was home for many of the largest paint manufacturers such as Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moore. The raw materials for paint, namely pigments, solvents, resins and additives, were readily available from local industries.

Robert

Eaglo Paint Ad

Thank you Robert!

Lazarus Swanrose – Sheepshead Bay & Flatbush Junction – Spring, 2005

Lazarus Swanrose

Swans - Sheepshead Bay

Lazarus Rose
© Frank H. Jump

Garden Variety Saints & Armchair Dictators – Alice, Lazarus & Mao – Flatbush Forsythia

Lazarus

Armchair Mao

Flatbush Forsythia

Alice & Mao
© Frank H. Jump

More on Lazarus & Forsythia

Wide Open Target – Flatbush, Brooklyn

Open Target

Open Target

Open Target

Open Target

Open Target
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Fading Ad Visits Target Flatbush Sunday Evening – Happy Shoppers Amidst the Opening Week Chaos

Target Flatbush

Target Flatbush

Target Flatbush

Target Flatbush

Target Flatbush

Target Flatbush

Target Flatbush

Target Flatbush

Target Flatbush

Target Flatbush

Bharata & Jean
Bharata & Jean

Joseph & Christy
Joseph & Christy

Melissa Severe
Melissa

Target Flatbush

Target Flatbush

Target Flatbush

Target Flatbush

Target Flatbush

Target Flatbush

Target Flatbush

Target Flatbush

Target Flatbush

Target Flatbush

Target Flatbush

Target Flatbush

Target Flatbush

Target Flatbush
© Frank H. Jump

Brooklyn Junction visited earlier this weekend when it was a bit tidier.

Lords Bakery – No Worries in the Shadows of Target – Flatbush Junction

Lords's Bakery

Lords's Bakery

Lords's Bakery
© Frank H. Jump

Andy Zuckerman has managed Flatbush Junction’s Lords Bakery for 30 years since he graduated from Brooklyn College. Andy has seen many customers coming into the bakery this week with Target bags. Zuckerman, when asked if the “mom and pop” local businesses might suffer from the opening of the new Target, said he thought perhaps the retail clothing stores would feel the pinch, but as far as baked goods, they can’t beat Lords’ Red Velvet Cake.