Long Island Motor Parkway


  • Jun 30 2009

    Then & Now: The Massapequa Lodge

    Continuing our "Then and Now" series, this photo captured Old 16, the eventual winner of the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race, climbing the Long Island Motor Prarkway bridge over Massapequa-Hicksville Road. To the right is the Massapqua Lodge, one of the three John Russell Pope-designed toll lodges opened in 1908. (0 comments)


  • Jun 27 2009

    Film “The Levittown Vanderbilt Cup Race Grandstand”

    Mush, I have several hundred photos of the races that went throught the heart of the Hempstead Plains, now Levittown, from 1908 to 1910. I will be more than happy to send you copies of some of my favorites. (3 comments)


  • Jun 22 2009

    Original Survey Maps of the Long Island Motor Parkway Discovered!

    Over the last 80 years, the survey firm of Barrett, Bonacci and Van Weele has acquired many Nassau and Suffolk survey firms, including several which conducted work for the Long Island Motor Parkway, Inc. Within their historical files were 572 survey maps of the Motor Parkway dating from 1907 to 1985. These maps will (6 comments)


  • Jun 10 2009

    Great Neck and Lake Success’ Role in the Vanderbilt Cup Races & the Motor Parkway

    The Great Neck Historical Society will be hosting a presentation tonight "Great Neck and Lake Success- Their Role in the Vanderbilt Cup Races and the Long Island Motor Parkway" at 7:30 PM in the Community Room at the Great Neck Library. (0 comments)


  • Jun 04 2009

    1951 Aerial View of LIMP Right-Of-Way and Edith K’s Home in Melville

    In response to a VanderbiltCupRaces "contact us" email from Edith K., a 1935 photo of the Long Island Motor Parkway Bridge over Broad Hollow Bridge in Melville was posted yesterday. As promised, today's post features a 1951 Fairchild aerial of the LIMP ROW east of Broad Hollow Road and, hopefully, a view (0 comments)


  • Jun 03 2009

    The Motor Parkway Bridge over Broad Hollow Road in Melville

    Edith, when Al Velocci and I wrote The Long Island Motor Parkway, we wanted to include many photos which have never been published before. Just one month prior to our deadline, we discovered this rare 1935 photo of the Broad Hollow Bridge looking north in the archives of the Suffolk County (3 comments)


  • May 24 2009

    NY Times “How the Indianapolis Brickyard Fell Into Place”

    Today's New York Times includes an article "How the Indianapolis Brickyard Fell Into Place". The article in the Automobile Section by Don Sherman provides a history of this pioneering racetrack and gives significant credit to the Long Island Motor Parkway: (0 comments)


  • May 17 2009

    Keystone Bombers Over the Long Island Motor Parkway

    One of most spectacular photos in the book The Long Island Motor Parkway shows Keystone bombers flying over Roosevelt Field and the Long Island Motor Parkway in East Garden City. (0 comments)


  • May 12 2009

    The Long Island Motor Parkway Porcelain Plates

    Last week we discussed the Long Island Motor Parkway porcelain plates, which may have been the first-ever "E-Z" passes. Ron Ridolph has provided this link to www.porcelainplates.net which provides an excellent review of the history of these plates. Scroll down to the section after "IV. Oddball Porcelains". (0 comments)


  • May 11 2009

    Garden City News “Quest Students are History Detectives”

    As previously posted, I have been assisting 13 fourth and fifth graders of the Stewart School in their research of the Long Island Motor Parkway. On April 27th, the students and I explored the archives of William K. Vanderbilt Jr. at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum in Centerport.The Garden City (0 comments)




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