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About this photo (6 June)

Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

June 6th, 2012, 9:36 pm #1


Well, things ain't what they used to be. The once grand S. Klein department store closed in 1976, but not before offering one and all a good deal "on the square."

Of course, the store went all the way back to Halsey Street:



Photo by Glenn Gersheimer

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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

June 8th, 2012, 3:06 am #2

Who's got an S. Klein memory?

Just before Christmas in 1967 my pal Hector Morales (may he rest in peace) and I went downtown to S. Klein, where I purchased the Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour album in the record department. We proceded to the cafeteria, where I opened the album and took the record out to look at the label. But wait! I had been given a record by Buck Owens and the Buckaroos! I took it back to the record department and showed the clerk the album and demanded another one. He said "Nice try, kid" and told me to beat it. He accused me of chicanery! My protestations went nowhere, so my we made a big scene and cursed him out. He came around the counter after us and I knocked over a display as we took off. I never did rectify the error, because we went down the street to Woolworth's, where Hector shoplifted one for me. Friends were good for something back then.
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

June 9th, 2012, 7:06 pm #3

Well, somebody must have an S. Klein story.
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Laura D
Laura D

June 10th, 2012, 2:00 am #4

My memories of shopping at Kleins was the Ladies Dept that had posters of Marlon Brando astride a motorcycle in the Wild Ones, Barbra Striesand in Funny Girl and Steve McQueen .... I got my beloved stretch pants, pastel mohair sweaters, tent dresses, 'mod hats' stovepipe pants, assorted Easter outfits there....
I did have a few friend that "shoplifted there reqularly" ah humm...
I do recall buying green nailpolish in Kleins circa 1972, they had an entire 'Cabaret' section.... probably my one of my last shopping trips to Newark since we moved to So Orange in '70
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ROConnor
ROConnor

June 10th, 2012, 2:19 pm #5


Well, things ain't what they used to be. The once grand S. Klein department store closed in 1976, but not before offering one and all a good deal "on the square."

Of course, the store went all the way back to Halsey Street:



Photo by Glenn Gersheimer
Yeah, took a trip to So. Cal. in June 1966 driving along the famous Route 66 and snapping a wealth of photos along the way including the Painted Desert, Mojave Reservations and many other beautiful and classic sights that are now part of the historic past of that famous road. Had about 10 rolls of film that I took to the photo dept. at Klein's to be developed into slides. Went to pick them up and they had no record of them anywhere. I suspect they're still in the building, or maybe in someone's old family album that will be uncovered in an attic of a house being cleaned out for an estate sale. Anyway, somewhere there's a nice collection of those shots that no one can trace to the photographer.
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Mike
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June 16th, 2012, 12:27 am #6

Who's got an S. Klein memory?

Just before Christmas in 1967 my pal Hector Morales (may he rest in peace) and I went downtown to S. Klein, where I purchased the Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour album in the record department. We proceded to the cafeteria, where I opened the album and took the record out to look at the label. But wait! I had been given a record by Buck Owens and the Buckaroos! I took it back to the record department and showed the clerk the album and demanded another one. He said "Nice try, kid" and told me to beat it. He accused me of chicanery! My protestations went nowhere, so my we made a big scene and cursed him out. He came around the counter after us and I knocked over a display as we took off. I never did rectify the error, because we went down the street to Woolworth's, where Hector shoplifted one for me. Friends were good for something back then.
So sorry to hear that Hector is no longer with us. We went to Sessex Ave. School together. May he rest in peace.
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Mike
Mike

June 16th, 2012, 12:30 am #7

Of course, that should have read Sussex Ave.
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Dan Daly
Dan Daly

June 17th, 2012, 5:51 am #8

Yeah, took a trip to So. Cal. in June 1966 driving along the famous Route 66 and snapping a wealth of photos along the way including the Painted Desert, Mojave Reservations and many other beautiful and classic sights that are now part of the historic past of that famous road. Had about 10 rolls of film that I took to the photo dept. at Klein's to be developed into slides. Went to pick them up and they had no record of them anywhere. I suspect they're still in the building, or maybe in someone's old family album that will be uncovered in an attic of a house being cleaned out for an estate sale. Anyway, somewhere there's a nice collection of those shots that no one can trace to the photographer.
Here's a story for you John. S.Klein's had been closed for many years. Since that time the place has been taken over by legions of pigeons. They roam the entire building. One day a brother police officer told me that he and his partner observed a few teens(code 171's) coming out of a broken window on the West Park Street side. They grabed them and while conducting a field interrogation found out that the Chinese restuarant at the corner of West Park & Halsey Streets would pay five dollars a pigeon if brought alive to them. Needless to say that restuarant never saw a Newark cop as a customer again.PS: The restuarant has since been torn down along with the rest of the buildings on that site. S. Klein's is still there with more and more pigeons.
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Pat Davis
Pat Davis

June 17th, 2012, 1:52 pm #9

I knew it! And everyone said it was just in my head! Go with your gut.
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

June 17th, 2012, 5:06 pm #10

I wondered why there was a feather in my chop suey!
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