Jahn's Ice Cream Parlor
In 1949 when I first met my future wife she spoke lovely of Jahn's Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor in Richmond Hill (in Queens, which is a remote part of New York City). She made it sound so great I couldn't wait to try it---- and she was right on !!!!
Anyone who has flown into JFK Airport was only a few miles away (it was known as Idlewild before 1963)--and Jahn's is still there, and so are the initials of thousands of kids from all over Looooong Island. From what I understand it is changed though. Say-la-vee !!
Because it was located right next to the RKO Keith's movie theater it was the perfect spot to take a date. Movie and Jahn's. Home made ice cream that was heavenly and all kinds of sundaes---some for as many as 6 people. The booths were dark wood and so were the walls and carving your initials with those of the girl you were madly in love with (at the time) was encouraged. I wonder how many girls have their initials numerous times ?????
Order a Super Duper for Two, for a $1.00, and get enough ice cream, whipped cream (real) and assorted nuts. etc to last a month or so.
Other fine and fancy items on the menu that I remember were --- The Kitchen Sink (for as many as 6---The Screwball's Delight----The Boilermaker---Joe Sent Me----and dozens more. The line went from the front door to the movie lobby after every movie. What a Joint !!!!!!!!! I walked in at 6-3/180 and came out about 5 pounds heavier, and I haven't stopped yet ! Alas and alack !!!!
Just a little walk down memory lane for Long Islanders.