The Irving and Eva Bibicoff Room
Irving and Eva Bibicoff, with son Philip and their dog
in the backyard of the home on Coney Island
Brooklyn, New York
Eva Bibicoff, nee Chawa Uscien of Ostrow Mazowiecka, Poland, was eight years old
when she immigrated with her mother Rose (Sora Ruchla) in 1921. Irving was
a native-born New Yorker.
apparently opened up his glass shop right next to Harry's shoe shop.
That's how it all began.. The address
was 492 Central Avenue, and this was both their home and their
business. They lived there and my while my father lived on Driggs Avenue in
Williamsburg, he opened up his glass store there. And my grandfather was
impressed by this hard-working young man, so they became friendly. And I
guess my father had to close and have any messages taken. So whoever
would want to leave a message would into the store next door to leave
messages. So, I guess that's how it originally started.
Eventually, my father moved to Coney Island Avenue
where he opened his glass shop.
He had maybe 250 framed, carved mirrors
on display." -son Philip