Recent Comments

Feb 16 2020 Bob Andreocci 6:47 PM

I’m guessing that the Round Hill Restaurant wound up the Huntington Town House?

Bob A

From Kleiner's Kolumn: The Long Island Motor Parkway in Advertising

Feb 16 2020 S. Berliner, III 4:38 PM

Re #29, as I noted in some earlier blog, Ron’s full pix of demolition of this Main Line bridge and the Oyster Bay Branch bridge are at: <http://sbiii.com/limpbrdg.html#rrbridgs>.  Re #38, the old 2013 blog notes “telegraph poles” for what were actually that early PRR/LIRR electrification project just documented.  Sam, III

From Kleiner's Kolumn: Documentation of the Long Island Motor Parkway Bridges in Nassau County (#28-#42)

Feb 16 2020 S. Berliner, III 3:52 PM

I beg to differ - Westbury Avenue *MUST* have existed, at least on paper, or Willie would NEVER have allowed for it in the bridge design. Two lanes PLUS tracks - NO WAY!  Doubting Thomas (a.k.a. Sam, III)

From Long Island Motor Parkway Bridge Series: #28 Westbury Avenue Motor Parkway/Trolley Bridge

Feb 16 2020 S. Berliner, III 3:39 PM

The Round Hill was supposedly at 167 Jericho Tpke. but I can’t find ANY hill at either 167 W or 167 E in Huntington or H. Station, let alone any such edifice.  Just where was is and what became of it?  Sam, III

From Kleiner's Kolumn: The Long Island Motor Parkway in Advertising

Feb 16 2020 Howard Kroplick 12:19 PM

From Art:
Bill - thanks, here’s a Brooklyn Daily Eagle ad from July 3, 1919 promoting the arrival of the R34!

From Kleiner's Kolumn: Documentation of the Long Island Motor Parkway Bridges in Nassau County (#28-#42)

Feb 16 2020 Roger A Price 8:11 AM

Howard,
Congratulations on your award.  You and the Tucker keep racking up the well deserved awards.  The photos are terrific.
All the best,
Rog

From Tucker 1044 Honored with Best in Class and Billy Gardell Trophies at Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance

Feb 16 2020 Jim Ryan 7:17 AM

Congratulations for wining at the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance.
Great pictures and Video of Tucker # 1044.
If you live in New York, February is the best time of year to attend a Florida Concours show.

From Tucker 1044 Honored with Best in Class and Billy Gardell Trophies at Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance

Feb 15 2020 Bill 9:23 PM

Anyone have any pictures of any fire trucks or know what kind of fire trucks were there? And where they might be now?

From What was the Long Island Automotive Museum?

Feb 15 2020 Mark Lanese 9:10 PM

Correction - Old concrete is in front of new concrete in picture.

From Kleiner's Kolumn: Documentation of the First 15 Long Island Motor Parkway Bridges in Nassau County

Feb 15 2020 Mark Lanese 4:32 PM

I just walked the LIMP at great neck South campus. I believe that my theory that the grade was lowered is correct. It is clear that starting approximately 75 feet east of the lodge that the concrete extensions west bound are different than what continues east of that point. The concrete is of a different age. As well different materials were used in the aggregate. The newer concrete has crushed bluestone mixed in the aggregate which I doubt was available when the original extensions were added on the LIMP. There is currently a 6 to 7 foot elevation difference between the road and the foundation of the lodge/current house. It’s more likely that the elevation of the original LIMP was close to even with the lodge. The original LIMP most likely continued to rise as it curved south towards the Lakeville Road bridge.

From Kleiner's Kolumn: Documentation of the First 15 Long Island Motor Parkway Bridges in Nassau County

Feb 15 2020 S. Berliner, III 12:46 PM

Brian - re #19 and Old Homestead road, I amended that after reading #20 but it never made it to the blog.  As to Dave’s puzzlement re the 3’ extensions on the Lakeville-to-NSP stretch above, add me to the list of the puzzled.  Could it be that this was the entry ramp, *NOT* the RoW?  Consider how far south it is from the old lodge-cum-kitchen.  Someone get out the old plats/maps and the GPS, please.  Sam, III

From Kleiner's Kolumn: Documentation of the First 15 Long Island Motor Parkway Bridges in Nassau County

Feb 14 2020 Al Velocci 10:41 PM

Brian, After the 1927 Belcher Hyde Atlas of Nassau County we see various versions of development in and around the southern part of the Hempstead Spur. In 1926 the Parkway sold that portion of the spur below the 50 foot wide section to a Jacob Breen. He later sold it to developers who laid out a sub-division called Marvin Terrace which had California Ave. extended north of Hempstead Tpke. to the top of the sub-division. There already was a road of sorts there which on early maps was referred to as “Highway” leading from Scott’s to Wright Fowler’s, most likely just a dirt lane with no official dedication. As we know there was no development in this area as the government acquired all the property up to the Oliver W. Bird estate for the extension of Mitchel Field.

From Kleiner's Kolumn: Part 2- Mapping the Motor Parkway, Mitchel Field & Mitchel Gardens

Feb 14 2020 Daniel Timothy Dey 12:29 PM

I still remember a color image of the demolition on the cover of Long Island Magazine (which came with Sunday Newsday), but I swear it only included the cupola tilted over. If I recall, the magazine was published in 1975. I never even knew about the place until I saw that article.

From Mystery Foto #17 Solved: The Garden City Hotel Being Demolished in 1973

Feb 13 2020 Brian D McCarthy 11:17 PM

I know why the LIMP is interesting to me, but can’t figure why a road that only existed in minds and maps? A crystal clear 1940 aerial came upon me here. Interesting because it shows the old and new at the same time. I added information from a couple of older maps below. Fairview Blvd isn’t carved out yet on the aerial, but presently is just E/O and parallel with Surrey La. I didn’t line in the proposed Hempstead Spur, but I agree with the below 1923 and 1939 atlases.

From Kleiner's Kolumn: Part 2- Mapping the Motor Parkway, Mitchel Field & Mitchel Gardens

Feb 13 2020 Emmett McCullough 10:41 PM

Graham: Look up Richland ave and Hollis Hills Terrace in Queens. Turn around and you will see the bridge.

From Kleiner's Kolumn: Documentation of the 12 Long Island Motor Parkway Bridges in Queens

Feb 13 2020 Dave Russo 8:51 PM

Matt, thanks for feedback, and can anyone confirm what Matt is suggesting? I always thought this stretch from Lakeville Rd east past the fields was original LIMP. Am I wrong?? The school rebuilt a road that close to the original LIMP with concrete extensions on each side? Really??

From Kleiner's Kolumn: Documentation of the First 15 Long Island Motor Parkway Bridges in Nassau County

Feb 12 2020 Bill 11:51 PM

Photo #33 that’s the R34 coming in!  Important photo.

From Kleiner's Kolumn: Documentation of the Long Island Motor Parkway Bridges in Nassau County (#28-#42)

Feb 12 2020 David Katz 7:23 PM

Very interesting collection and comments. I enjoyed looking it over very much. Thanks, Art!

From Kleiner's Kolumn: Part 2- Mapping the Motor Parkway, Mitchel Field & Mitchel Gardens

Feb 12 2020 Brian D McCarthy 4:23 PM

I never really watched ‘Mike and Molly’, but do remember Billy Gardell on the past ‘Yes Dear’ sitcom. Growing a stache looks right on him : ). Any chance Sharon is related to Howie Mandel ? Like the “power skateboard” that was captured in the video!
________________________________
Howard Kroplick

Sharon was married to my wonderful brother-in-law Jack Mandel.
The power skateboard following Tucker 1044 was really cool!

From Tucker 1044 Honored with Best in Class and Billy Gardell Trophies at Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance

Feb 12 2020 frank femenias 3:44 AM

Al - Just a guess but I noticed on some of the old maps the proposed Hempstead Spur is depicted somewhere between Clinton Rd and Merrick Ave, and always starting with a curve on the north end. I’ve also noticed the spur’s location slightly different for each map. I based my findings of its location from a survey (below) that shows a north exit/entrance plaza instead, accessible from either direction, and located at the end of the Clinton Rd curve just east of Raymond Ct. The survey at the curve shows a bearing of N 73*36’50” E, equivalent to the actual curve’s coordinate N 40*43’59.53”,  W 73*36’50.00”. Another sketch shows Meadow Brook St. (Rd.) at the southern end of the spur, and Fairview Av. (Blvd.) running parallel just to the west of the spur. There’s also the Hempstead/Garden City boundary line defining the wider southern exit/entrance plaza, north of Fulton Ave. I’m not entirely confident the proposed spur was correctly drawn on the maps

Map link:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1396j0_672hYkvbcNFJInbc1mXNJspD9f&ll=40.7234069836966,-73.60931890643269&z=15

From Kleiner's Kolumn: Part 2- Mapping the Motor Parkway, Mitchel Field & Mitchel Gardens

Page 581 of 622 pages ‹ First  < 579 580 581 582 583 >  Last ›