I haven't lived in Brooklyn in more than 31 years (grew up in an apartment building at the corner of Batcheldar Street and Avenue Z. (been so long I'm not even sure I spelled that right - I was only 11 when we moved to Los Angeles.)
I can remember a place where we ate pizza by the slice called Connie's on Nostrand Avenue, in the same shopping center as a grocery store, a Woolworth's and an ice cream parlor called Jan's. I'm sure they're all gone now. (Speaking of food, I can remember the first time a fast food place opened close enough for us to try one - It was a burger king.) Of course, I remember hot dogs at Nathan's and also eating at Shea Stadium (we had season tickets for the Jets - did I mention that it's not much fun following the Jets from 3000 miles away?) I also recall a place called "Seniors" where old people ate crappy food.
Haven't lived in Brooklyn for most of my life and still haven't found a decent bagel, slice of pizza, kosher deli or most especially a chinese restaurant.
Which leads me to my question:
My now 65 year old mom grew up near the corner of 63rd Street and 18th Avenue. Lived there her whole life until she got married and moved to Sheepshead Bay.
Across the street from where she lived was a Chinese restaurant called Silver Star. (We actually called it "Ken's" because she knew the owners name.) Silver Star was the only chinese food we ever ate until we moved west and started eating mexican instead.
I was wondering if anyone knows if all these years later there is still a restaurant called Silver Star at 18th and 63rd. Just sort of feeling nostalgic ...