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Where & When: Game 45

Welcome back to yet another round of Where & When. I’m hoping going to bounce around the city a little bit this week, so hang on to your hats and let’s go.  Here’s a photo that certainly requires a little more effort t5o dig that last round, but what fun would this game be if every one of them were out of T-Ball?

Where & When Game 45

In truth, this should be fairly easy as well, but again it requires a certain amount of digging.  So dig it, tell your friends and come back with answers.  We need the place and the date; specifically the corner featured and the exact date (if you ever saw or read V For Vendetta, then perhaps you’ll know what date I refer to.) Two slices and a can for you if you get them both first, and a cream soda as usual for the rest of us.  For a bonus, tell us at least five interesting facts about this region and you’ll get a kebob of choice (lamb, chicken, beef, veggie you name it).   They could be historical, they could be topographal, they could be personal… as long as they are somewhat verifiable.

So there you have it. I’ll try to get back to you if you have any questions, but otherwise enjoy and we’ll talk again soon. No peeking at the photo credit!

{Photo Credit: Shorpy]


1 rbj   ~  Apr 2, 2014 8:29 am

Oh, jeez, pretty sure I know where that is, just not able to come up with anything. Isn't that once of the places The French Connection car chase scene was filmed?

2 RIYank   ~  Apr 2, 2014 8:38 am

I know where it is too, but I have no idea what date.

3 RIYank   ~  Apr 2, 2014 8:46 am

Oh, hold on, I get it.
Sort of. I don't know the year!

4 RIYank   ~  Apr 2, 2014 8:54 am

Well, the location is 165th and Jamaica Ave.
From the clues Will gave, it's November 5th (Guy Fawkes Day, "Remember, Remember, the Fifth of November").
The movie Marquee has "The Story of Dr. Wassell" and "Gambler's Choice", which are both from 1944, so I'll guess it's 1944 (and hope it's not a revival theater!).

5 RIYank   ~  Apr 2, 2014 9:00 am

Is the point of the 'dig' clues just that the el is underground now?

6 rbj   ~  Apr 2, 2014 9:14 am

Got hung up on the H.L. Gross & Bro. Jewelers store. It's in Garden City NY, couldn't find the location of this branch at all.

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