Long Island Motor Parkway

  • 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)

  • Mar 26 2009

    Then & Now: The Roslyn Lodge and the Motor Parkway Bridge over Roslyn Road

    Residents of Roslyn, East Hills, East Williston and Albertson are often very surprised to find out that an automobile bridge existed over Roslyn Road from 1909 to 1939 and that remnants of the bridge exist today. In this 1928 photo, courtesy of the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, the Long Island Motor Parkway bridge (1 comments)

  • Mar 24 2009

    Motor Parkway Presentation in Queens

    Al Velocci and I focused last Sunday on the Queens section of the Long Island Motor Parkway at a Queens Historical Society presentation. (0 comments)

  • Feb 28 2009

    More Cool Feedback from the Stewart School in Garden City

    Last Tuesday, I had a wonderful meeting with students of the Stewart School in Garden City who are researching the Long Island Motor Parkway. As shown in this 1960 aerial looking east, the Motor Parkway was directly north of the school and was parallel to Stewart Avenue. Among the images that (0 comments)

  • Feb 26 2009

    The Stimulus Bill and the Motor Parkway

    The Long Island Business News reported on Wednesday that Suffolk County plans to ask the state for its fair share of the federal stimulus funds. Among the three shovel-ready projectsready to go is a "$4 million resurfacing job on Motor Parkway." This amount represents about double the initial capitalization of the (1 comments)

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