Films


  • May 22 2009

    Video: “Alco-6 Black Beast Restoration Update”

    The restoration of the Alco-6 Black Beast Racer will be completed by the end of June. This one-minute film highlights the progress that has been made over the last three months. Hear the engine roar! (2 comments)


  • Mar 11 2009

    Video: Mission to Cuba

    In March 2009, 25 members of the Sid Jacobson JCC of East Hills, New York went on a government-approved mission to explore the Jewish community in Cuba. This nine-minute film captures photo highlights of this mission including views of; Havana, the three major synagogues, a Jewish cemetery founded in 1906, and the Cuban (2 comments)


  • Jan 24 2009

    The Alco-6 Racer Gets Fired Up

    On Saturday, January 24, 2009, the restored Alco-6 Black Beast Racer was fired up for the first time since its return to the United States. (9 comments)


  • Jan 15 2009

    Video: The Alco Black Beast Racer Arrives On Long Island

    The restored 1909 Alco-6 Black Beast Racer arrived on Long Island on Tuesday, January 13, 2009. (10 comments)


  • Dec 15 2008

    Video:“The Long Island Motor Parkway” with Robert Miller

    In 2007, Queens historian Robert Miller with Fred Hadley put together this excellent 21-minute tour of the Long Island Motor Parkway from Lake Ronkonkoma to Queens. (1 comments)


  • Oct 25 2008

    Willie K. Talks!

    It is a cold, misty Saturday morning here on Long Island. Very similar to the weather conditions on a Saturday morning 100 years ago on October 24, 1908 when George Robertson became the American driver to win the Vanderbilt Cup Race in an American car. As a salute to William K. Vanderbilt, Jr., (0 comments)


  • Oct 20 2008

    Howard Kroplick Interview: The Vanderbilt Cup Races and the Long Island Motor Parkway

    Howard Kroplick was interviewed in August 2008 by North Hempstead Town Clerk Leslie Gross on the Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island and the Long Island Motor Parkway. (2 comments)


  • Oct 20 2008

    “Over the Seven Seas”: A Film Starring William K. Vanderbilt II

    William K. Vanderbilt II (Jr.), his wife Rosamund, his friends Mr. and Mrs. Earle Smith and crew set on a world cruise in 1931 aboard his beautiful 265-foot yacht Alva. They departed Long Island and traveled through the Panama Canal to the Galapagos Islands, the Society Islands, Samoa, Australia, Java, Bora (0 comments)


  • Mar 15 2008

    1916 Vanderbilt Cup Race Video

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  • Mar 10 2008

    Film “1936 Vanderbilt Cup Race”

    This newsreel highlights the 1936 George Vanderbilt Cup Race held at the new Roosevelt Raceway on Long Island. The race was held on October 12, 1936 and was won by the Italian ace driver Tazio Nuvolari in an Alfa Romeo. (1 comments)




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