Dear Members & Friends,
No other memory of Breezy Point compares for those of us in our late 50s and over of visiting Kotter’s candy store on Market Street and spending what seemed like hours deliberating over what penny candies to buy. Some of us saved our used bubble gum to stick down between the wooden planks on the boardwalk to retrieve dropped coins and others “redirected” their Sunday collection to finance those highly anticipated Kotter’s visits. The granddaughter of the owners of Kotter’s recently donated a wonderful collection of photographs of Market Street and Kotter’s to the Society which we look forward to sharing with you this summer.
Have you stopped by and visited our new office at the Medical Center? We now have additional space for our growing collection of photographs, artifacts and video histories. A big thank you once again to the Cooperative for supporting our efforts! Please clip out our 2018 schedule in this newsletter to ensure that you will not miss one of our programs this summer. Also remember to read our weekly column in the Rockaway Point News for informative articles about Breezy’s history and upcoming events.