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Mystery Market

May 6, 2009 12:50 PM | 3 comments

Market in unidentified location

Here is another mystery market for all you Brooklyn mavens.  Anyone who can tell us the location of this market gets a copy of the print.


5/6/2009 2:55:57 PM #

Got some old phone books?  Look up Marvin's at 221 whatever-street and you've got your answer.


5/11/2009 8:17:31 AM #

Thanks Mike. We do know how to do the leg work--just thought someone might actually recognize the spot, or at least have fun coming up with the answer.


5/30/2009 4:09:30 PM #

Dear Joy and the rest of our friends at the Collection:
We believe this image to be a ca. 1940 shot of the soon-to-be condemned area along the north side of Myrtle Avenue, looking east to Navy Street, seen from front of frame building at left, #221, housing Marvin's Cut Rate. Directories were of no use; our only clue on the poor scan was the steel elevated column, trolley tracks, and the address number on a store. Lee and I are nearly certain we are correct, and hope additional data bears us out. Best Wishes, Brian Merlis & Lee A. Rosenzweig 5/1/08

Brian Merlis & Lee A. Rosenzweig