Nov 20 2018

Femenias Findings: Exploring the Rustic Bagatelle Section of the Long Island Motor Parkway


Frank Femenias and Brian McCarthy recently explored the "rustic" Bagatelle section of the Motor Parkway Wheatley Heights and Dix Hills (Half Hollow Hills) . This area is rarely visited due to heavy brush and an abundance of poison ivy.

Below is Frank and Brian's report.

Enjoy,

Howard Kroplick


Frank Femenias: Brian McCarthy and I recently explored the Motor Parkway RoW in Wheatley Heights off Bagatelle Road. What a blast we had exploring the sites that have been sleeping silently for ages. This rustic-hilly area must have been very scenic for travellers, often overlooking the land below and above, like cruising on a narrow shelf along a mountain side. We found posts!


West of Bagatelle Road, Wheatley Heights

From Bagatelle Road looking west, the elevated section of the Motor Parkway can still be seen


East of Bagatelle Road, Dix Hills

Madonna Heights School for Girls is just south of #3.

The GPS tracks of Frank's and Brian's exploration.

#3. Roadway found, facing southwest.

#3. More Motor Parkway, facing southwest.

#4. Four posts found on the curve.

#4. Brian on elevated Motor Parkway curve walking south/southwest. Photo facing northwest.

#4. Brian on elevated Motor Parkway curve walking south/southwest. Photo facing northwest.

#4. Four posts on elevated Motor Parkway curve. Looking south/southwest.

#4. On elevated Motor Parkway curve with posts, facing south.

#4. Posts on elevated Motor Parkway curve, facing northeast.

#4. Posts on elevated Motor Parkway curve, facing northeast.These posts held a wooden post to protect automobiles on the curve.

#5 South of Chestnut Hill School.

#6 Chestnut Hill School



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