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Jan 16 2020 Al Prete 4:55 PM

“I don’t think it’s a bad repair.” Famous last words.

All kidding aside, I’m glad the Beast will be back on the road soon.

That 1957 Buick in front of the repair shop is an eye catcher too.

From Alert: Alco Black Beast Sighting on Jericho Turnpike in Garden City Park

Jan 16 2020 Brian D McCarthy 10:32 AM

Thanks Al. Took me a while to figure what was to the right. Then I was able to see the windows on the side of the home. Hope you don’t run out of these unknown photos : )

From Mystery Foto #2 Solved: The New Hyde Park Road Motor Parkway Bridge Abutment

Jan 16 2020 Brian D McCarthy 9:31 AM

This was fun to watch! Reality TV at it’s best!

From Alert: Alco Black Beast Sighting on Jericho Turnpike in Garden City Park

Jan 15 2020 Casey DeNicola 11:35 PM

Was Sam Greco’s custom auto originally C.Neville?
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Howard Kroplick

I will have to check on that one with Sam.

From Alert: Alco Black Beast Sighting on Jericho Turnpike in Garden City Park

Jan 15 2020 Al Velocci 9:01 PM

Brian, Great deducing,. My guess was looking east from Jerusalem Ave. If I had kept an open mind would have realized that there weren’t many trees of that size in that area at the time. Good work.

From Mystery Foto #2 Solved: The New Hyde Park Road Motor Parkway Bridge Abutment

Jan 15 2020 frank femenias 2:42 AM

Great stuff Art! I cant wait to dig in

From Kleiner's Kolumn: Planning a Long Island Auto Speedway Before the Motor Parkway (1901 to 1905)

Jan 14 2020 Brian D McCarthy 10:36 PM

Thanks Sam III, feels good to hit a home run once a while. : )

From Mystery Foto #2 Solved: The New Hyde Park Road Motor Parkway Bridge Abutment

Jan 14 2020 S. Berliner, III 1:31 PM

Outstanding work, Brian!  Well, at least I was in the right general area; I KNEW it wasn’t Salisbury or Levittown.  Structure?  WHAT structure?  Never even occurred to me that the barrier wall was a “structure”.  These Mystery Fotos are such grand fun; thanks, Al and Howard.  Sam, III

From Mystery Foto #2 Solved: The New Hyde Park Road Motor Parkway Bridge Abutment

Jan 13 2020 S. Berliner, III 3:48 PM

Oh, this gets better and better: <https://books.google.com/books?id=qeZYAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA91&lpg=PA91&dq;=“roy+c.+gasser”+plandome&source=bl&ots=6v2nA76xzi&sig=ACfU3U1kGLefBJySczjc7VnIGIv46M0y_A&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiznbvdtIHnAhXDwFkKHdA8CMMQ6AEwEXoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=“roy c. gasser” plandome&f=false>!  There’s the LIMP and Willie and Roy and Batchelder and Thompson and Fullerton, etc.!  Al - 18 Shore DRIVE; Shore ROAD is a completely different street some ΒΌ-mile to the south.  Sam, III

From Kleiner's Kolumn: Suffolk County Acquisition of the Long Island Motor Parkway

Jan 13 2020 frank femenias 3:29 PM

Patrick - the entire chase was loaded with fine cars, though I prefer the 69 Charger tail lights instead. Steven’s GTO also made an introduction, and that dark green VW Beetle appeared 6 times! It must’ve been popular then

From Update: 1968 "Bullitt" Mustang sells for $3.74 million at Mecum Auction

Jan 13 2020 S. Berliner, III 12:31 PM

Gasser was quite deep with Willie; see <https://books.google.com/books?id=mp2Fp31d1oAC&pg=RA5-PA15&lpg=RA5-PA15&dq=Roy+C.+Gasser&source=bl&ots=KWY7cI_SUQ&sig=ACfU3U3Kfuv0Ohx_OrCI8SRrcaFzdcqyvQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiHk976i4HnAhXBx1kKHeaHBE0Q6AEwC3oECAUQAQ#v=onepage&q=Roy C. Gasser&f=false> re Muriel and Consuelo.  [No, that’s NOT the Great American Novel, just a novel URL]  Sam, III

From Kleiner's Kolumn: Suffolk County Acquisition of the Long Island Motor Parkway

Jan 13 2020 Al Velocci 12:12 PM

On Shore road.

From Kleiner's Kolumn: Suffolk County Acquisition of the Long Island Motor Parkway

Jan 12 2020 frank femenias 11:19 PM

Sad to hear about the homeless in this area. I’ve yet to visit here and always thought this tract to be swampy and uninhabitable; satellite images always show the foliage well flourished throughout. Thank you Lee for the update.

From Mystery Foto #43 Solved : A 1956 View of the Motor Parkway in Levittown Looking West

Jan 12 2020 Howard Kroplick 9:00 PM

From Art: Thanks Al.  I know Gasser Avenue was named in honor of the Gasser family that owned a nearby farm.  Roy C. Gasser was a founder of Plandome, where he and his wife lived.

From Kleiner's Kolumn: Suffolk County Acquisition of the Long Island Motor Parkway

Jan 12 2020 Steve Lucas 7:26 PM

I think this photo could be looking west from Shelter Rock Road. Growing up in North New Hyde Park, it sure looks like what I remember of that location in the 1950’s. The flat, open area to the right of the LIMP could be the old Links Golf Course. The structure on top of the abutment was a barricade built to deter automobile usage after abandonment in 1938.

From Mystery Foto #2 Solved: The New Hyde Park Road Motor Parkway Bridge Abutment

Jan 12 2020 Patrick Bisson 6:38 PM

How about the black Dodge Charge?  Apparently no interest here!

From Update: 1968 "Bullitt" Mustang sells for $3.74 million at Mecum Auction

Jan 12 2020 Al Velocci 11:48 AM

Art, The parkway’s secretary at the tine of the sale to Suffolk County was Roy C. Gasser. I’m trying to tie him to Gasser Ave./Old Westbury Rd.

From Kleiner's Kolumn: Suffolk County Acquisition of the Long Island Motor Parkway

Jan 12 2020 Howard Kroplick 10:45 AM

From Art Kleiner: Lee, yes, I’ve encountered homeless (or signs as to where they’ve been) a few times in my explorations!  Sad.

From Mystery Foto #43 Solved : A 1956 View of the Motor Parkway in Levittown Looking West

Jan 12 2020 Howard Kroplick 10:42 AM

From Art: Thanks Brian and Sam - I’m working on splitting the entire map into sections (probably 20 or so) and will create an entirely new post with a link between this post and the new one.  In addition, anyone wanting me to e-mail you the entire map please send along your e-mail address.  Thanks. 
PS: Sam, I haven’t forgotten your request a few months back concerning doing some follow-up for you.  Continues to be on my to-do list which is tending to grow in retirement!

From Kleiner's Kolumn: Suffolk County Acquisition of the Long Island Motor Parkway

Jan 12 2020 Patrick Bisson 8:09 AM

It would be interesting if this car were in fact purchased by a museum, as today many museums, especially car museums, are struggling financially.
Regarding the new owner sharing it, I have seen enough of this car over the last year to satisfy me for perhaps the rest of my life!

From Update: 1968 "Bullitt" Mustang sells for $3.74 million at Mecum Auction

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