Long Island Motor Parkway

  • Dec 04 2009

    The Planned Fresh Meadows Motor Parkway Western Terminus in 1912

    As noted in earlier posts, the final western terminus of the Long Island Motor Parkway was located at the Nassau Boulevard intersection in Fresh Meadows. However, a review of original Motor Parkway survey maps indicate that this was not the original plan. (5 comments)

  • Nov 24 2009

    Trucks, the Motor Parkway and the Vanderbilt Cup Races

    On Wednesday night, I will be presenting "The Vanderbilt Cup Races, the Motor Parkway and Trucks" at the Long Island Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society. The presentation will be held at the Sound Beach Fire Department beginning at 7:30 PM. For more information contact Dennis Ryan at 1-631-82 (2 comments)

  • Nov 23 2009

    Favorite Website: Art’s Long Island Motor Parkway Site

    A link to Art's Long Island Motor Parkway Site has been added to the Favorite Websites page of VanderbiltCupRaces.com . (1 comments)

  • Nov 16 2009

    A Central Park/Bethpage Postcard from a Motor Parkway Worker

    The initial building of the Long Island Motor Parkway was conducted by over 600 workers who spent weeks and months away from their families to complete the work. One of the workers, T. Griffin, sent this postcard to his sister C.A. Griffin of 262 Bridge Street in Northampton, Massachusetts: (3 comments)

  • Nov 14 2009

    Opportunity to Provide Input on the Motor Parkway Trail

    As reported on November 6, 2009, the contract for developing a master plan for a Motor Parkway Trailway in Nassau County has been awarded to VHB Engineering, Surveying and Landscape Architecture, P.C. Here is an opportunity to provide your input on the master plan. (14 comments)

  • Oct 23 2009

    Garden City News “Stewart School Quest Students Capture Archive Award”

    Congratulations to the Quest students of the Stewart School of Garden City. The Garden City News reports the students have been awarded Certificates of Merit for their research film on the Long Island Motor Parkway. (1 comments)

  • Oct 22 2009

    The Motor Parkway Bridges over the Northern State Parkway

    Ron, with the construction of the Northern State Parkway in the early 1930s, Robert Moses agreed to build two Motor Parkway bridges over the new parkway, one just west of Lakeville Road and another west of New Hyde Park Road. At this section of the Motor Parkway, the right-of way (4 comments)

  • Oct 17 2009

    The Motor Parkway in Hollis Hills, Queens

    Art, one of the best preserved sections of the Motor Parkway is near your parent's home in Hollis Hills, Queens. When the parkway closed on April 17, 1938, Robert Moses created a bike path over the first two and half miles in Queens. The bike path is still very active today and (2 comments)

  • Oct 14 2009

    Motor Parkway from Little Neck Parkway to Marcus Avenue Part II

    Joe, thanks for the comment and excellent observation. LIMP expert Sam Berliner agrees with you and suggested the Motor Parkway bridge that I labeled Little Neck Parkway actually went over Hewlett Avenue. To determine the facts, I called in the LIMP CSI Team and requested a Concrete Scene Investigation. (9 comments)

  • Oct 08 2009

    The Motor Parkway from Little Neck Parkway to Marcus Avenue Part I

    Elliott, thanks for the questions. First, the pavement of the Long Island Motor Parkway was only 16 to 22 feet across. The Motor Parkway right-of way (the area purchased by Vanderbilt and his business associates) was typically 50 feet to 100 feet in width. The property lines and the guardrails for the Motor Parkway (4 comments)

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