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Feb 23 2020 mark schaier 9:33 PM

Howard, thanks for the posting Roslyn Times of Jan. 31, the page of the photo collages in the middle with me your groupie next to your favorite co-author Al Velocci checking out the water is still flowing from Silver Lake.

From The Restoration of the Roslyn Grist Mill (Updated: February 21, 2020)

Feb 23 2020 Michael Cain 2:56 PM

Very happy to see this historic artifact safely in good hands.

From VanderbiltCupRaces.com Exclusive: The Last Known Surviving Poster for the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race

Feb 23 2020 Peter Stephens 12:48 PM

    Thank you Howard for the memories. I spent the 50s along the Old Motor Parkway between LIJ Hospital and Hillside Avenue and Wheatley Hills Golf Course. We had a high swing near the Motor Parkway where Herricks High School is today. We called the woods, ” Bloody Hollow.” In the fullness of time I have learned that there are several “Bloody Hollows” on Long Island.

From Newsday: Ready for HIS STORY

Feb 23 2020 Sheri Mignano 9:13 AM

Great work! sleuthing is well rewarded in these priceless artifacts!

From VanderbiltCupRaces.com Exclusive: The Last Known Surviving Poster for the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race

Feb 23 2020 Walt Gosden 9:04 AM

Wonderful artifact ! thank you for sharing this with us.
Walt G.

From VanderbiltCupRaces.com Exclusive: The Last Known Surviving Poster for the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race

Feb 23 2020 Brian D McCarthy 8:53 AM

Must have been a nice surprise for Mr. Vanderbilt. Good timing as well.

From VanderbiltCupRaces.com Exclusive: The Last Known Surviving Poster for the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race

Feb 23 2020 Howard Kroplick 5:20 AM

From Art: Thanks for fact-checking Sam!  Duly noted and changes made.

From Kleiner's Korner: Documentation of the Long Island Motor Parkway Bridges in Nassau County (#43-#52)

Feb 22 2020 Jonathan B. Richards II 11:31 PM

Breath taking and most historic photo images are presented in this Long Island Parkway Bridge Series #43. You never disappoint us, Thank you for the superb scholarship and stupendous posts provided each week. Jonathan Richards in Chesterfield, Missouri.
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Howard Kroplick
Jonathan, thanks so much for the feedback! Much appreciated.

From Long Island Motor Parkway Bridge Series #43: Massapequa-Hicksville Motor Parkway Bridge in Plainedge

Feb 22 2020 S. Berliner, III 9:33 PM

Fraud!  Fake news! Misrepresentation!  #53 Clody Farmway Bridge (Melville Sand Pits) is in Suffolk County (the county line is at the fence between the Restoration and the sand pits)!  Sam, III

From Kleiner's Korner: Documentation of the Long Island Motor Parkway Bridges in Nassau County (#43-#52)

Feb 19 2020 S. Belriner, III 8:36 PM

Felice’s?  OMG!  I’d forgotten all about it.  Wonder if the Greentree, up Post Avenue, wasn’t also used by the sporting set?  Seems to me that Whaleneck Road and Merrick Avenue were two different roads, with WR just west of MA, as shown on my Central Nassau page <http://sbiii.com/limpcns1.html>.  See also George Thane’s aerial on my VCR page <http://sbiii.com/limpvcup.html> (where I conflated them in the text).  Other images are lost so HELP, please!  Sam, III

From Mystery Foto #7 Solved:The Intersection of Old Country Road & Post Avenue in Westbury (1908 & 2020)

Feb 19 2020 Al Velocci 3:18 PM

Art, Re: the Red lion Inn… On the postcards T.E. Coffey is listed as manager. In 1919 Nat Chester replaced him. Prior to 1912 it was known as the Elverton Inn which opened in 1908. The Red Lion Inn burnt down in 1927

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

Feb 19 2020 Al Velocci 12:57 PM

Timothy,  Red lion Inn from 1912 to 1927. That year it burnt down. Prior to 1912 was known as the Elverton Inn.

From MysteryFoto #18 Solved: An Abandoned Hotel on Little Neck Parkway and Northern Boulevard in 1926

Feb 18 2020 frank femenias 9:15 PM

Excellent observation Howard. That looks like the LIMP approach to the Merrick Av bridge, most definitely. I missed it.

From Mystery Foto #7 Solved:The Intersection of Old Country Road & Post Avenue in Westbury (1908 & 2020)

Feb 18 2020 Timothy Gillane 3:44 PM

Any history on the Red Lion Inn?  When did it close?
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Howard Kroplick

Here you go:
http://www.vanderbiltcupraces.com/blog/article/mystery_friday_foto_30_a_buidling_on_the_vanderbilt_cup_race_course

From MysteryFoto #18 Solved: An Abandoned Hotel on Little Neck Parkway and Northern Boulevard in 1926

Feb 18 2020 Art Kleiner 3:38 PM

One more pic from a 1927 map of Westbury.

From Mystery Foto #7 Solved:The Intersection of Old Country Road & Post Avenue in Westbury (1908 & 2020)

Feb 18 2020 Howard Kroplick 3:14 PM

Facebook Page: People who grew up in East Meadow

Howard Kroplick: Does anyone remember the restaurant Felice on the corner of Merrick Avenue and Old Country Road?
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Jacqueline Rubin: I had dinner there in the early 60’s. Nice place.

Adam Schaefer: Cafe Bacci on the corner of Merrick Ave and Old Country Rd, used to be a quick serve Chinese place called Rickshaw.

Myk Mäyo: Adam Schaefer my dad used to take us there all the time in the mid 80’s. The Baci sign in front still has a decidedly Asian look to it.

Richie Shor I remember it as a young kid going with my parents for dinner.

Gene Scheinberg: Sure my dad’s favorite…garlic bread knots in little paper bags

Julie Standish Mangano: My parents favorite when they were flush with cash, which wasn’t often.

From Mystery Foto #7 Solved:The Intersection of Old Country Road & Post Avenue in Westbury (1908 & 2020)

Feb 18 2020 S. Berliner, III 1:35 PM

Too funny, Brian; I was about to riposte with a current view of the magnificent stands of pine along the lakeshore and went on Google Maps Street View out at the ends of North and South Drives and Brown’s Road and Kirk Avenue.  The pines are nearly all gone, replaced by massive deciduous trees, so the changeover had to have happened a good while back and I never noticed.  Still, I remember mounds of pine needles when I first photographed the remanent steps down to the lake, behind the ruins, ca. 1995.  Soooo old - did a quick look-up; first started biking the Roslyn Road-LIRR stretch (lotsa glass, lotsa flats) ca. 1962; no idea when Bob Miller gave his first LIMP slide show, to which he’d invited me and which got me going.  Sam, III

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

Feb 18 2020 Linda Madaffer 11:19 AM

Consider contacting David McCullough “The Wright Brothers” Simonandschuster.com and Dawn Dewey, Archivist Wright State Univ Dayton, OH 937-775-2011

I am the archivist at the Wright “B” Flyer, Inc Archivist Dayton Wright Brothers Airport 10555 Springboro Pike Miamisburg, OH 45342

From Seven Upcoming Automotive Events (August 12-13, 2012) & A Mystery Medallion

Feb 18 2020 Al Prete 10:25 AM

I’m embarrassed that I didn’t have a clue about any of the questions, because I traveled the Merrick Ave./Post Ave. route many times as a youngster, from our home in Merrick to relatives in Locust Valley, and have eaten in the Baci restaurant.

Now that I see the pictures, I recognize the Felice restaurant, where I never ate. The area has changed extensively even in my lifetime. One thing that did not change from my youth to today, I always remember the intersection as being busy. But not in 1908!

From Mystery Foto #7 Solved:The Intersection of Old Country Road & Post Avenue in Westbury (1908 & 2020)

Feb 17 2020 Brian D McCarthy 10:22 PM

Frank F and I also have witnessed the newer/less curved roadway leading to Lakeville Rd. Like Mark observed, the original concrete road extensions are pebbled. The 1910 image below shows the steady uprise of the pkwy to the then western end, Great Neck. The 1960 image shows the modified roadway. Great Neck High South est. in 1958, the school must have wanted the road to look uniform, not like a bandaid.

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

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