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Jahn’s/Chinar Knocked Down

It happened pretty fast but within the last two weeks the scaffolding went up and this week the building was knocked down.

The Last Jahn’s Ice Cream Shop Standing

If you remember there used to be a Jahn’s on Gerritsen Avenue and Avenue U now Chinar.

Jahn’s ice cream shops once covered the NYC metropolitan area with a heady combination of lactose and sucrose. The first Jahn’s was opened way back in 1897 in Mott Haven, Bronx by John Jahn. His three children, Elsie, Frank and Howard, opened Jahn’s in Jamaica, Richmond Hill, and Flushing respectively.

Jahn’s is most celebrated for its Kitchen Sink sundae, which was large enough to serve six. There were also the Boilermaker, the Awful Awful, the Suicide Frappe, Screwball’s Delight, the Joe Sent Me,, and the Flaming Desire, five scoops of ice cream topped by a flaming sugar cube.

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