Tag: Queens


  • May 17 2010

    Aerials of the Motor Parkway in Hollis Hills, Queens

    Steve, this 1941 aerial shows the Motor Parkway in Hollis Hills looking east. The photo is courtesy of the Fairchild Collection at the Benjamin and Gladys Thomas Air Photo Archives located in the UCLA Department of Geography.

  • Feb 17 2010

    The New NYC Parks & Recreation Motor Parkway Historical Marker in Queens

    As noted on December 16, 2008, through the efforts of historian Bob Miller, New York Parks & Recreation has placed new plaques celebrating the Long Island Motor Parkway on the Queens Greenway section. Remember to click on the photo to enlarge it.

  • Feb 11 2010

    Video “The Queens Motor Parkway Bike Path”

    Nycbikemaps has posted this 2009 five-minute video of the Brooklyn-Queens Greenway bike path including a good portion of the Motor Parkway in Fresh Meadows. The 20-minute bike ride was played back at 4 times the speed. As a result, you can visualize what it was like to ride on this section of

  • Oct 17 2009

    The Motor Parkway in Hollis Hills, Queens

    Art, one of the best preserved sections of the Motor Parkway is near your parent's home in Hollis Hills, Queens. When the parkway closed on April 17, 1938, Robert Moses created a bike path over the first two and half miles in Queens. The bike path is still very active today and

  • Oct 14 2009

    Motor Parkway from Little Neck Parkway to Marcus Avenue Part II

    Joe, thanks for the comment and excellent observation. LIMP expert Sam Berliner agrees with you and suggested the Motor Parkway bridge that I labeled Little Neck Parkway actually went over Hewlett Avenue. To determine the facts, I called in the LIMP CSI Team and requested a Concrete Scene Investigation.

  • Oct 08 2009

    The Motor Parkway from Little Neck Parkway to Marcus Avenue Part I

    Elliott, thanks for the questions. First, the pavement of the Long Island Motor Parkway was only 16 to 22 feet across. The Motor Parkway right-of way (the area purchased by Vanderbilt and his business associates) was typically 50 feet to 100 feet in width. The property lines and the guardrails for the Motor Parkway

  • Sep 04 2009

    The Long Island Motor Parkway Bridge Over Little Neck Parkway in Queens

    Here is a rare photo of the Long Island Motor Parkway Bridge over Little Neck Parkway courtesy of the Queens Borough President's Collection. Looking north, this 1928 photo was taken in rural Queens.

  • Aug 14 2009

    Queens Urban Park Rangers to Tour the Motor Parkway on Sunday

    The Queens Courier reports that Urban Park Rangers will conduct a walking tour of the Queens section of the Long Island Motor Parkway this Sunday: On Sunday, August 16 at noon travel back in time as the Urban Park Rangers discuss the History of Vanderbilt Motor Parkway at Cunningham Park. Meet

  • May 02 2009

    The Proposed Motor Parkway Monorail in Queens

    In the early 1930s, the crushing impact of the Depression coupled with the ever-expanding free New York State highly system effectively sealed the fate of the Long Island Motor Parkway. Several innovative proposals were made for the parkway's right-of-way, including a monorail rapid transit system proposed by the Queens Chamber

  • 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.



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