** Woolworth/ a great store for finding items other stores didn't stock. They carried the best saddle soap for treating leather clothing and handbags.

** Woolworth/ a great store for finding items other stores didn't stock. They carried the best saddle soap for treating leather clothing and handbags.

F. W. Woolworth Co. 5 and 10 Cent Store ~ E. 40th St. & 5th Ave., NYC (1935)

F. W. Woolworth Co. 5 and 10 Cent Store ~ E. 40th St. & 5th Ave., NYC (1935)

Wooden Escalator in Macys Log Home Mom: Store Windows at Christmas Time, NYC Final Day….

Wooden Escalator in Macys Log Home Mom: Store Windows at Christmas Time, NYC Final Day….

Broadway near 34th Street around 1970. Gimbels department store on the left, and the McAlpin hotel on the right.  Gimbels is long gone.

Broadway near 34th Street around 1970. Gimbels department store on the left, and the McAlpin hotel on the right. Gimbels is long gone.

Gimbels stores- I loved going to Gimbel's with Grandma. Going to the store's restaurant was an extra-special treat.

Gimbels stores- I loved going to Gimbel's with Grandma. Going to the store's restaurant was an extra-special treat.

** Franks Nursery and Crafts/ they had the best selection of indoor and outdoor plants. Christmas season the store was a treasure trove of goodies!

** Franks Nursery and Crafts/ they had the best selection of indoor and outdoor plants. Christmas season the store was a treasure trove of goodies!

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