FLAMENCOFLAMENCO
This was a happening Spanish Supper club, complete with semi-nude dancers and strolling flamenco guitarists. All of Miami's Cuban elite went there to party and eat. I went there once and was not impressed, but this was towards the end of its heyday. Now, it sits there abandoned, like an old faded silent movie star.
THE FAMOUSTHE FAMOUS
Located on 6th Street and Washington Ave on South Beach, this was the place to go for authentic Jewish-European food in the '60s and '70s. Beef Brisket, corned beef and kasha varnishkas were piled so high on dishes that it was rumored patrons had to walk out the front door sideways!
Mr. Coney IslandMR. CONEY ISLAND
Coney Island-Called Mr. Coney Island, located on NE 167th Street and N.E. 2nd Ave. In North Miami Beach, this place was a bastion of NY style hot dogs, knishes,egg creams and real roast beef sandwiches. The closest thing to being in Brooklyn on the Boardwalk. Now, it's a coin laundry.
Postcard of Old MiamiPOSTCARD OF OLD MIAMI
Some of these are postcards and a little before my time, but others like Holsum Bakery, certainly bring back memories.
HIALEAH SPEEDWAYHIALEAH SPEEDWAY
Hialeah Speedway had it's last night of racing on August 13th of 2005. It started having races in 1954. The property was sold and I believe a Lowe's Home Center and other businesss are to be built on the property just east of the Palmetto Expressway on Okeechobee Road.
NO MORE TENNIS!NO MORE TENNIS!
My friend Joyce Schweitzer and I bought digital cameras in November 2005 and we were taking an introductory class at South Broward Community School when [we read about the project]. Well, we used to be avid tennis players in the 1970s, '80s and '90s and knew many tennis courts that're now "absent".
LOST STREETSLOST STREETS
I remember as a child in the mid 1960's in a car with my parents driving down Biscayne boulevard between NE 172nd St and NE 163rd St. because the road made a "clickety clickety clickety..." noise as the tires went over the cracks between the concrete roadway sections.
MANSENE'S ITALIAN RESTAURANTMANSENE'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
Mansene's was considered an expensive restaurant at the time. We couldn't afford to go there until the 1970's when money was more readily available. The food was great but being that the neighborhood had changed it had to close down.
NIGHT AND DAY RESTAURANTNIGHT AND DAY RESTAURANT
Night and Day was a very popular open air restaurant that had been [here] ever since I can remember. They served a good breakfast with ham, egg, fries, toast and coffee for $1.29. When I was displaced from my job of 20 years...I went there for breakfast during rush hour and just watched the hustle and bustle. I was very happy I wasn't part of it.
HURTAK'S BARHURTAK'S BAR
Hurtak's was a very famous hangout for the guys in the neighborhood, mostly among Americans. Although I never went inside, our next door neighbor was a frequent visitor - sometimes even walked there. The building was torn down about ten years ago.
McDONALDS RESTAURANTMcDONALDS RESTAURANT
In 1960 and 1961 while living at 14th Ave. and SW 2nd Street, my friends and I would walk at least once a week to McDonald's. I believe this was the first one in this area. We would walk 18 avenues and 9 streets (27 blocks there and 27 back) for a hamburger, fries, and a coke - all for 99 cents! At the time no one I knew owned a car.
YOUNG CIRCLE HOLLYWOODYOUNG CIRCLE HOLLYWOOD
In this location in front of this beautiful tree, for 15 years the Broward Ballet Academy of Hollywood gave free dance performances twice a year. this was the Hollywood Bandshell on Young Circle, now a construction site. At Christmas we performed the Nutcracker Variations and in the spring the Hollywood Philharmonic joined us for a Spring Festival.

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