Southern Brooklyn

Jimmy’s Famous Celebrates 75 Years In The Bay


Wow, talk about a survivor. Jimmy’s Famous Heros located at 1786 Sheepshead Bay Road (between Emmons Avenue and Shore Parkway) is celebrating its 75th anniversary all month long.

Opened on February 1, 1938, Jimmy’s has survived the Great Depression, World War II, the massive inflation and oil embargoes of the  1970’s and the Great Recession of our time. Bowed, but not defeated by Superstorm Sandy, Victor Spadaro and his crew turn out some of the best sandwiches in Brooklyn.

So, what do they do to celebrate? They bake a cake. Not just a cake, but a cake that looks just like one of Jimmy’s famous heros, Nicole Bochen created this life size replica of a ham and cheese hero. Of course, it’s with the works!

Congratulations Jimmy’s. Here’s to another 75 years of serving the Bay.

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  1. Yay Jimmy! He also survived (easily) those loudmouth Randazzos guys who weren’t satisfied with praising their own product but were insulting both Subway and Jimmy’s. Now THAT’s social justice!

  2. Congrats to Victor and Jack on this momentous occasion. Two great guys who always give back to the neighborhood.

    By the way for anyone looking for a DJ for any event, they also do that as well. They DJed my stepdaughter’s sweet sixteen at El Caribe seven years ago and to this day, people tell us how great the music was that night. As you would expect, they do as a great a job providing music as they do making sandwiches.

  3. In the 60’s it was the summer thing to do. Walk to the beach and stop for a hero…..rarely the whole hero made it to the beach. Jimmy’s was the first place I ever had shredded lettuce on a sandwich!


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