[BOOKS] We Are Staying: Eighty Years in the Life of a Family, a Store, and a Neighborhood

We Are Staying: Eighty Years in the Life of a Family, a Store, and a Neighborhood. Jen Rubin, 2018
We Are Staying: Eighty Years in the Life of a Family, a Store, and a Neighborhood. Jen Rubin, 2018
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We Are Staying: Eighty Years in the Life of a Family, a Store, and a Neighborhood is a new book from author Jen Rubin which dives in to the story of an eighty-year-old family-run store on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The 210 page book tells about the rise, struggles, and fall, and the family that owned it across those decades.

For eighty years, a store named Radio Clinic stood on the 98th Street block of Broadway on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. My immigrant grandfather opened it in 1934 during the depths of the Depression as a radio repair shop. To distinguish his shop from his many nearby competitors in those early days of radio, he sat fixing radios in the storefront window – visible to the public in his “clinic” -- wearing a white doctor’s lab coat. The business grew over the decades to sell radios, televisions, appliances big and small, electronics, and air conditioners, lots and lots of air conditioners.

Pick up a paperback copy of We Are Staying: Eighty Years in the Life of a Family, a Store, and a Neighborhood for just $16.95 on Amazon.

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