Long Island Motor Parkway


  • 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)


  • May 06 2009

    Presentation “The Long Island Motor Parkway” on May 13th in Smithtown

    The Vanderbilt Cup Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) will be hosting a presentation “The Long Island Motor Parkway” with Howard Kroplick at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, May 13th at the Smithtown Historical Society Brush Barn. This historical barn is located at 211 East Main Street (Route 25) in Smithtown. (0 comments)


  • May 05 2009

    The National Highway Association’s #25 Motor Parkway License Plate

    Gene, here's a neat coincidence- I also own the number 25 Motor Parkway red and white plate issued in 1928. Accordingly, I have researched this particular plate at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum. First , let's discuss the Motor Parkway plate -which was likely the first "E-Z" pass. (2 comments)


  • May 03 2009

    Great Neck Historical Society Presentation on Thursday, June 11, 2009

    The Great Neck Historical Society will be hosting a presentation "Great Neck and Lake Success- Their Role in the Vanderbilt Cup Races and the Long Island Motor Parkway" on Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 7:30 PM in the Community Room at the Great Neck Library (159 Bayview Avenue). (4 comments)


  • May 02 2009

    The Proposed Motor Parkway Monorail in Queens

    In the early 1930s, the crushing impact of the Depression coupled with the ever-expanding free New York State highly system effectively sealed the fate of the Long Island Motor Parkway. Several innovative proposals were made for the parkway's right-of-way, including a monorail rapid transit system proposed by the Queens Chamber (2 comments)


  • Apr 30 2009

    The Motor Parkway House in Central Park (Bethpage) Updated: June 25, 2014

    This rare 1908 photo from the Garden City Archives shows the Motor Parkway House located on Powell Avenue in Central Park (now Bethpage)during the construction of the parkway. (3 comments)




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