Jun 22 2013

The Wonderful “Clean-Up Deadman’s Curve Day” in Bethpage

Forty-Two people from the Long Island Motor Parkway Preservation Society, the Bethpage community, Boy Scout Troop 604 from Bethpage and the Long Island Branch of the Tzu Chi Foundation came together on Saturday to clean-up the historic Deadman's Curve.

Great fun and a tremendous feeling of achievement were had by all.  Great job!


Howard Kroplick




Then: 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race

Then: May 28, 2013 (Photos courtesy of Bruce Adams)

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Planning the clean-up at the Plainview Diner.

The work begins.

Boy Scout Troop 604 marking out the poison ivy.

Stabilizing the Motor Parkway after 75 years.

The Motor Parkway at the curve measured 22 1/2 feet wide with a 16 degree bank.

Greg was voted MVP of the day!

Anna, who lives adjacent to Deadman's Curve, thanking the team of workers. Anna has been taking care of this section of the road for years.

Great teamwork!

Boy Scout Troop 604, friends and family.

The partially restored Deadman's Curve.

The super "Deadman's Curve" team.

HowardKroplick's 2013 Cleanup Deadmans Curve album on Photobucket


Jun 23 2013 Ken Harris 9:21 AM

Thanks to you all for doing this.  Looks like a really nice job.  I’m only sorry that I was unable to participate.


Jun 23 2013 Ann Albertson 7:51 PM

Hi Howard!  Great job!  Great turn out!  We too are sorry we could not be a part of this historic clean up.  We did have our representative there to help out.  Passing the torch to the next generation.  Ann

Jun 25 2013 S. Berliner, III 11:35 PM

Oh, WOW!  Thanks folks!  Sam, III (in Massachusetts)

Jul 19 2013 Ted 12:33 AM

Has anyone been back after the cleanup to see if the payloader ever came? If not I’ll take a ride over and check it out and take pictures and send it to you Howard if it wasn’t done yet

Jul 19 2013 Ted 4:39 PM

I went to take a look,it really doesn’tt look bad,about the same as we left it a month ago. I took some pictures,do you want me to send them to you? 9 of them. I guess the payloader didn’t come.

Aug 06 2013 Ted 10:56 PM

I went back again last week and alot was done since the last time I was their 7/19.some trees were cut and some of the road was cleared better.I thought I would give you an update on that,just in case you didn’t know about it.

Sep 02 2013 Ted 5:47 PM

I have an update for you. In my travels I stopped to take another look,I met a neighbor,he said that it’s being kept clean by the neighbors and some other people are coming too,people were there just before I was. I’m not sure but I think some of the dirt was pushed to the sides,it might have been that way from the last time I was their. It really looks good

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