Back in the 1930's, I lived on Jelliff
Avenue near Hawthorne Avenue, which was just several blocks up from
the Weequahic Diner, which I later visited many times. I remember
when the White Castle, across from the diner, was built and the
hamburgers were 5 cents each.
Not mentioned by Nat Bodian in his memories or on the website
is what was on the site before the Weequahic Diner was built. I
remember my father taking me out for breakfast early on a Sunday
morning, prior to going fishing down off the Long Branch pier, to
the diner on that site before the Weequahic diner. I remember the
first diner as being an old trolley car that was converted to serve
as a diner and that it was torn down and later replaced with the
newer Weequahic Diner.
I also remember going to Millman's & Sabin's for 15 cent hot
dogs "with the works" as a teenager and later taking my
own children there later on in years.
I also remember walking evenings from Jelliff Avenue over to Clinton
Avenue near Bergen Street to a store known as "Baker's Pianos"
where we would buy 78 rpm records.