Polk's Hobby Memory
October 25, 2012 8:55 AM Subscribe
Polk's Hobby Store
Irwin and Nat started Polk's Hobby as retailers in New York City in 1935 on Seventh Avenue, but quickly moved to a 5 story building.
Each floor represented a different category of the hobby field and was a show case for the industry.
As a child in the 1970's in New York City I vividly remember going to Polk's Hobby Store.
It was five stories of pure hobby fun with each floor dedicated to a topic, trains, planes, cars, boats, figurines. The cars floor was at the top and had a large, bring your own slot car track with a banked figure eight. The place was magical.
Now, with that said, I was young and the memories are sparse. There is a little bit on Polk's on the net as they are still around as a remote control hobby manufacturer.
The only photo
on I could find was in reference to a scene from the Godfather that was shot at Polk's.
Anyone remember the greatest Hobby store in the land?
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