Long Island Motor Parkway


  • Sep 21 2009

    A Postcard View from the Powell Avenue Motor Parkway Bridge in Bethpage

    Cyril, the location of the Motor Parkway in his excellent postcard had me stumped for months. However, the big curve in the background and the bridge just after the curve (seen just above the trees on the right) were major clues. Here's your answer: (0 comments)


  • Sep 15 2009

    The Great Neck Lodge in Lake Success

    Hi Neal, thanks for the book review! Let me help you get oriented with one of my favorite Motor Parkway buildings. (2 comments)


  • Sep 04 2009

    The Long Island Motor Parkway Bridge Over Little Neck Parkway in Queens

    Here is a rare photo of the Long Island Motor Parkway Bridge over Little Neck Parkway courtesy of the Queens Borough President's Collection. Looking north, this 1928 photo was taken in rural Queens. (7 comments)


  • Aug 18 2009

    Article “The License Plates of the Vanderbilt Long Island Motor Parkway”

    In response to several requests to my E-Z pass post and with the permission of my favorite co-author Al Velocci, I am posted a pdf of the article "The License Plates of the Vanderbilt Long Island Motor Parkway" published in the Spring 2000 issue of the Long Island Forum. (0 comments)


  • Aug 15 2009

    Matching a Motor Parkway License Plate to Its Original Owner

    Peter, thanks for the follow-up to last week's post on the Long Island Motor Parkway porcelain plates and for sending photos of your father's wonderful car with his 1928 LIMP plate. (0 comments)


  • Aug 14 2009

    Queens Urban Park Rangers to Tour the Motor Parkway on Sunday

    The Queens Courier reports that Urban Park Rangers will conduct a walking tour of the Queens section of the Long Island Motor Parkway this Sunday: On Sunday, August 16 at noon travel back in time as the Urban Park Rangers discuss the History of Vanderbilt Motor Parkway at Cunningham Park. Meet (0 comments)


  • Aug 11 2009

    Charles Lindbergh and the Motor Parkway in 1927

    One of the busiest days on the Motor Parkway was June 16, 1927, when Charles Lindbergh returned to Roosevelt Field to celebrate his successful solo flight to Paris. Lindbergh had taken off from the Roosevelt Field east runway 27 days earlier. The Motor Parkway is the road in the middle of the image (1 comments)


  • Aug 04 2009

    Film- The First “E-Z” Passes- The Porcelain Plates of the Motor Parkway

    From 1913 to 1937, the Long Island Motor Parkway Inc. issued porcelain annual-fee plates to permit unrestricted year-round use on the Motor Parkway. It is likely these plates were the first "E-Z" passes, allowing cars to pass toll gates without stopping. This two-minute film documents the various designs of the Long Island (2 comments)


  • Jul 10 2009

    The Long Island Motor Parkway Trail Update- July 10, 2009

    For several years many Long Island groups have been trying to preserve the right-of way of the Long Island Motor Parkway and create a greenway and recreational trail called the "Long Island Motor Parkway Trail". These groups include; the Long Island Motor Parkway Panel led by Sam Berliner, Pedal Pushers (3 comments)


  • Jul 03 2009

    Then & Now: The Motor Parkway Around Roosevelt Field

    Izzy, as shown in the above 1938 aerial, the Long Island Motor Parkway was located to the west and south of the historic airfield Roosevelt Field. (5 comments)




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