5. 105 Hobby Shop: Jamaica Avenue near 105th Street Richmond Hill, Queens, 2010

Hobby Shop lost mom and op shop in Queens
All photos by James and Karla Murray

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.