5. 105 Hobby Shop: Jamaica Avenue near 105th Street Richmond Hill, Queens, 2010
105 Hobbies aka Hobby Shop first opened in 1964 and specialized in selling model airplanes and train kits. When the second-generation owner Peter Cernauskas took over, he shifted the store’s focus to radio-controlled cars and slot cars. It was known as a place where you could find both guys and young kids hanging out together on a regular basis, talking hobby. It sadly closed in 2018.