Tag: Garden City


  • May 18 2010

    Then & Now: Potential Nassau Historical Markers on the Motor Parkway Trail

    Nassau County is currently developing a master plan for a continuous multi-use Motor Parkway Trail. Part of the plan calls for the placement of markers "at the location of historical remnants and will serve as a way to educate the public on the history of the corridor as the original

  • Jan 06 2010

    The Motor Parkway Weathervane in Garden City

    Walter, as discussed last week, in 1929 a new Garden City office was built for Alfred J. Kienzle, the Motor Parkway's General Manager from 1911 to1938. As seen in this December 2009 photo, the building, now a private residence, does not currently have a weathervane.

  • Dec 28 2009

    Then & Now: The Motor Parkway Office in Garden City

    From 1915 to mid-1929, the first Long Island Motor Parkway Office was built in Garden City. In 1929, the small office was replaced by this attractive building which served as the office for General Manager Alfred Kienzle.

  • Jul 03 2009

    Then & Now: The Motor Parkway Around Roosevelt Field

    Izzy, as shown in the above 1938 aerial, the Long Island Motor Parkway was located to the west and south of the historic airfield Roosevelt Field.

  • May 17 2009

    Keystone Bombers Over the Long Island Motor Parkway

    One of most spectacular photos in the book The Long Island Motor Parkway shows Keystone bombers flying over Roosevelt Field and the Long Island Motor Parkway in East Garden City.

  • May 11 2009

    Garden City News “Quest Students are History Detectives”

    As previously posted, I have been assisting 13 fourth and fifth graders of the Stewart School in their research of the Long Island Motor Parkway. On April 27th, the students and I explored the archives of William K. Vanderbilt Jr. at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum in Centerport.The Garden City

  • 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

  • Feb 21 2009

    The Motor Parkway Bridge Under Old Country Road in Mineola/Carle Place/Garden City

    As discussed yesterday, over the next week, I will be highlighting the Motor Parkway and Vanderbilt Cup Race structures located near the Stewart School in Garden City. Today, the focus is on the Long Island Motor Parkway bridge under Old Country Road (shown within the red circle).

  • Feb 19 2009

    The Parkway Behind the Stewart School in Garden City

    I am very excited to be visiting the Stewart School in Garden City this Tuesday. I will be consulting with a group of dedicated 4th and 5th graders who are researching the Long Island Motor Parkway.

  • Oct 08 2008

    The 20 Toll Collection Structures of the Long Island Motor Parkway-Updated 3/17/2018

    One of the myths of the Long Island Motor Parkway’s history was that there were 12 lodges designed by prominent architect John Russell Pope and built to collect tolls and provide housing for the toll-takers and their families. The answer to the question of the number of toll lodges on



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