Facebook Power: Goodbye to Nathans Yonkers - Thanks for the Memories

Real Estate Broker with The Corcoran Group

I grew up in North East Yonkers in a section called Crestwood. On Friday via Facebook, I found out that one the the neighborhood's most iconic landmarks will close its doors on Nov. 25 after more than 47 years in business. Nathans Famous.

My family actually moved to Yonkers before there was Nathans. Prior to Nathans opening it was Adventurer's Inn. My father always referred to it as Adventurer's Inn which was also located at the Cross county Shopping center.

For every generation in Yonkers and Westchester, the Nathan's Famous hot dog restaurant on Central Avenue triggers memories. It will be replaced by a plaza mall with a small Nathans inside.

After hearing about the historic hot dog joint -- the only one of its kind in the county closing for a year on Nov. 25, people from High School converged on Facebook and had a reunion yesterday.



The following video was produced by Len Epand one of our neighbors growing up. Len became a top executive in the music industry and has produced some of the best music videos.

Steven Tyler of Aerosmith (Steven Victor Tallarico,-) also went to Roosevelt High School in Yonkers. He is a few years older than me. The video is about Yonkers and Roosevelt HS class of 68/69.

I graduated in 1973 and thanks to Facebook I've been notified that my 40 year HS reunion is next year. One of my friends and classmate from elementary school through High School was Jay Walker founder of Priceline.com.


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Rob Spinosa
Marin Mortgage Broker
RPM Mortgage, Marin County, CA

Funny because I am visiting the town where I grew up and where my father still lives.  They've torn down my high school but the local hot dog joint remains.  Sort of a yin/yang thing going on here....

November 21, 2012 06:08 AM
Joel Weihe
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Realty World Alliance

Nathans really is famous. I've heard of it way over here in Kansas.

November 21, 2012 06:10 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Realtor Licensed in Connecticut and New York
Sivba Group at Eagle Properties, LLC

A "virtual reunion" to commemorate Nathan's - that's great!

November 21, 2012 06:40 AM
Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417
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Keller Williams Dallas Premier

Next time you are in Northern New Jersey, head over to Clifton and try the hot dogs at Rutt's Hut.  BEST dogs ANYWHERE. Get yourself a side of fries and a side of onion rings and when you order the hot dog, ask for a Rutt's Ripper and they'll think you're a regular.

November 21, 2012 07:13 AM
Laura Cerrano
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Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island

I say there are way to many malls as is, keep Nathan's what a shame :( I guess at least they will have one inside but the atmosphere is never the same. 

November 21, 2012 11:32 AM

Mitchell J Hall

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