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The end of Manor East June 16, 2013

Posted by Mike C. in Internet, Media, News, Personal, Travel, TV, Video.

A piece of my early teens – and my sister’s, as well – is no more.  Thursday, without warning, Manor East in Massapequa closed down (WABC-TV, WNYW-TV, CBSNewYork.com, Bellmore Patch).  The catering hall at the corner of Jerusalem Avenue and North Broadway was home to my Bar Mitzvah reception in November 1994 and my sister’s Bat Mitzvah reception in September 1996 (two months after her birthday).  (Our services were at the now-defunct Union Reform Temple in northwest Freeport.)

I pass by it whenever I take the n55 NICE Bus to Sunrise Mall or on the way to Lumara Salon for my monthly haircut.  I can’t imagine what will take its place.

I feel terrible for those that paid for parties and receptions at Manor East and are left scrambling to find alternate locations.

Here is home video that I shot outside Manor East in February 1995 before going in for my friend Rob’s Bar Mitzvah, three months after mine:

(Sorry about the poor camerawork.)



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