Long Island Motor Parkway

  • 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)

  • Apr 18 2009

    The Elusive Bridges of the Motor Parkway

    According to the book The Long Island Motor Parkway, 65 bridges were built by the Motor Parkway to bypass major roads and rail lines. Only five of these bridges are still standing today, three in Queens (73rd Avenue, Hollis Hills Terrace, and Springfield Boulevard) and two in Nassau County (Old Courthouse (2 comments)

  • Apr 14 2009

    Six Degrees of Separation: The Vanderbilt Cup Races and the New York Mets

    On April 13, 2009, I attended Opening Night at Citifield- the new home of my beloved New York Mets (see my brief highlights film). After a fun evening and another tough loss, I wondered if it is possible to link the New York Mets to the Vanderbilt Cup Races. Here is my (2 comments)

  • Apr 14 2009

    Historic Motor Parkway Sites in Bethpage

    Kevin, you grew up in a section of Bethpage with many significant Motor Parkway sites. (0 comments)

  • Apr 10 2009

    Aerial View of the LIMP: Follow the yellow-lined path

    Check out the Wikimapia website. Someone has mapped out most of the right-of way fro the Long Island Motor Parkway. For example, just place your cursor over the Western Terminus box, and the Long Island Motor Parkway right-of way will appear as a yellow-lined path. (1 comments)

  • Mar 29 2009

    Then & Now: Entrance to the Meadow Brook Lodge from Merrick Avenue in Westbury

    One of my favorite photos in the book The Long Island Motor Parkway is this 1910 image of the entrance to the Meadow Brook Lodge. (1 comments)

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