AdsOne Shots MANNY’S, Gravesend by Kevin Walsh March 3, 2013 March 3, 2013 On a google street view link from elsewhere I spotted an old sign for Manny’s Men’s Shop, at the Kings Highway BMT station on West 7th. I can’t make out the address, but I doubt it’s still around. 3/3/13 BrooklynGravesend 10 comments FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin previous post NEWKIRK PLAZA, Midwood Park next post FAREWELL 5th and West 32nd 10 comments neil March 3, 2013 - 6:01 pm sign no longer there as well.. Reply Kevin Walsh March 3, 2013 - 6:12 pm …and a more recent photo reveals it’s been painted over. Reply Kevin P. March 3, 2013 - 9:08 pm It looks like the sign is also no longer around. At 0:14 in the video below (not mine, just one that I found), you can see that the side of the building has been painted. http://youtu.be/b27aoeiNmus At the NYC Municipal Archives Gallery there’s a 1980s tax photo that includes the sign when it was in better shape: http://i.imgur.com/2jI8LL2.png More information about what became of Manny’s is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gkjarvis/229542430/ Reply John T March 3, 2013 - 9:18 pm Some info from here, don’t know how accurate: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gkjarvis/229542430/ “The asian restaurant remodeled the old storedront which had a recessed entrance with display windows on both sides. Manny’s was replaced by a womens’ lingerie shop which later became the restaurant. West 7th st & Kings Highway.” Reply Morning After March 5, 2013 - 5:18 pm This shop was owned & operated by Manny Rosen, who was one of the few survivors of a capsized cruise ship back in 1972. His wife, Belle, a former star of her Brooklyn high school swim team, perished in the disaster after diving to save other passengers. She succumbed to a heart attack. Up until the time Manny retired & sold the business, he errected an upside down Christmas Tree in front of the store as a tribute to Belle. According to survivors accounts, one was utilized in this very way as means to climb up & out of the topsy-turvey main dining room. Reply Simon March 5, 2013 - 7:51 pm Boy, this sure sounds like the 1972 movie “The Poseidon Adventure” Reply Larry March 6, 2013 - 1:12 pm Never got off at that station..It’s the Sea Beach N?…..still looks like a nice area Reply P Muhr March 8, 2013 - 11:32 am God bless, Mrs. Rosen! – James Martin Reply dominick squeglia March 12, 2013 - 5:24 pm Was’nt MAnny shot and killed in a robbery in his store? I belive he was hard of hearing. Nick Squeglia Reply Rogo March 21, 2013 - 6:14 am It’s deafenitely possible. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.