Long Island Motor Parkway

  • Dec 15 2008

    VanderbiltCupRaces.com Exclusive: New Queens LIMP Signage

    Along the right-of-way of the Long Island Motor Parkway, there are several historical plaques that commemorate the road. Unfortunately, many of the plagues provide misinformation and often mistakenly call the road the "Vanderbilt Motor Parkway". Wrong!!! For several months, historian Bob Miller has tried to correct and expand the Motor (0 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)

  • Dec 14 2008

    The LIMP Bridge over Stewart Avenue in Bethpage

    Dr. Mark D. has emailed me the following request: I am looking for views of the LIMP bridge over Stewart Avenue in Bethpage, the outer bank is still standing with roadway. I rode my bike on that section as a kid. (0 comments)

  • Dec 12 2008

    Was This Building The Prototype for the LIMP Toll Lodges?

    The first six toll lodges for the Long Island Motor Parkway were designed by the prominent architect John Russell Pope from 1908 to 1911. Prior to receiving this commssion from William K. Vanderbilt, Jr., Pope worked on various Long Island estates and properties including the gatehouse for Willie K's Deepdale estate. One (0 comments)

  • Dec 09 2008

    The Long Island Motor Parkway Bridge over Willis Avenue in Willison Park

    Tony B. of Mineola has requested views of the Willis Avenue area of the Long Island Motor Parkway. The above 1930s image of the Long Island Motor Parkway bridge over Willis Avenue is the only known existing photo of this section. The photo is courtesy of Bob Valentine. Thanks, Bob! (3 comments)

  • Dec 04 2008

    A Rare Photo of the North Hempstead Turnpike LIMP Bridge

    In the early 1950s, Robert C. Levine went for a walk with a friend in a Queens park and stumbled on remains of the Long Island Motor Parkway. The road ended on an abandoned bridge near ball fields in Fresh Meadows. His friend documented the moment in the above photo (1 comments)

  • Nov 01 2008

    City Takes Action To Protect LIMP Greenway

    On October 14, 2008, Fox 5-TV of New York continued their investigation of Queens home owners infringing of the Long Island Motor Parkway greenway in Oakland Gardens. (0 comments)

  • Oct 31 2008

    Large Crowd Attends Book-Signing for “The Long Island Motor Parkway”

    Last night almost 100 people attended the book-signing and presentation of "The Long Island Motor Parkway" by Al Velocci and Howard Kroplick at the Book Revue in Huntington. The special presentation featured an interactive discussion of 20 images from the book and unique memorabilia including the plaque awarded to driver George Robertson (0 comments)

  • Oct 20 2008

    Newsday Publishes Special Pullout on the Long Island Motor Parkway: October 20, 2008

    Newsday featured a special four-page pullout "Road to History: Long Island Motor Parkway, 100 Years Later" in its Sunday, October 20, 2008 issue. A teaser photo appeared on the front-cover (2 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)

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