Jan 01 2019

Long Island Motor Parkway Photos From the NYC Municipal Archives

As a follow-up to last weekend's Mystery Foto, below are additional Motor Parkway photos from the New York City Municipal Archives.


Howard Kroplick

Motor Parkway Signs

Nassau Boulevard and Rodman Street, February 17, 1931

Nassau Bolevard and Kissena Boulevard, February 18, 1931

Black Stump Road (73rd Avenue)

November 28, 1941

Central Railroad Right-Of-Way

October 31, 1928

Winchester Boulevard

View looking north, November 27, 1928

View looking south, November 27, 1928

Commonwealth Boulevard

View looking north, June 5, 1942

Workers taking down the bridge. July 24, 1942

Little Neck Parkway

June 5, 1942


Jan 02 2019 Tom 1:00 PM

I love browsing those archives, especially the newly viewable 1940s tax photos!

Jan 02 2019 frank femenias 9:13 PM

Fantastic Fotos! Motor Parkway history gets clearer all the time. Keep ‘em comin’! Thanks Howard

Jan 06 2019 Andy 9:22 AM

Real clear pictures, thanks for sharing.

Jan 11 2019 Tom 10:11 PM

2-17-31, there’s a lot of signs on that pole!

Jan 12 2019 Tom Padilla 10:50 AM

I believe the 2-17-31 shot corresponds to this view today.

Jan 12 2019 Tom 10:52 AM

1924 aerial of Nassau Blvd and Rodman Street

Jan 12 2019 frank femenias 1:59 PM

Tom - A favorite 1931 Queens shot, entrance to Mt. Hebron cemetery at Horace Harding Expwy looking east. This road remains today the busiest thoroughfare connecting Queens and Nassau. In 1926, Rodman St (Strongs Causeway) was only one of 3 roads crossing Queens through the Flushing Creek’d ash dump, now Flushing Meadow Park, The other two were Northern Blvd far north, and Union Tpke further south. In 1939, an overpass was put here (for the World’s Fair) allowing Rodman to go under Nassau Blvd (Horace Harding Blvd). Now the LIExpwy, Rodman is permanently severed and the only way across now is through College Point Blvd. It’s still jam packed with cars today on the LIE. Photos can be found here.

Jan 13 2019 Tom 10:45 AM

Thanks for sharing,,

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