Tag: Queens


  • Dec 26 2008

    When Gasoline was 14 Cents a Gallon

    Several people have requested an unedited version of the image posted this Wednesday of the corner of the Hillside Avenue and Springfield Boulevard on January 22, 1931.

  • Dec 24 2008

    The Treasure Hunt Continues

    Okay, I admit it- I really enjoy the treasure hunt for new Vanderbilt Cup Race and Long Island Motor Parkway photos and memorabilia. As a result, I currently have a over 25,000 images and 150 collectibles collected over a five year period.

  • Dec 17 2008

    A Queens Tour of the Long Island Motor Parkway

    Many viewers have requested maps of the Long Island Motor Parkway so they can walk this historical road and find remnants of America's first parkway. I have put together routes in Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties using a 1940 map which still showed the Long Island Motor Parkway right-of-way. In the

  • Dec 15 2008

    VanderbiltCupRaces.com Exclusive: New Queens LIMP Signage

    Along the right-of-way of the Long Island Motor Parkway, there are several historical plaques that commemorate the road. Unfortunately, many of the plagues provide misinformation and often mistakenly call the road the "Vanderbilt Motor Parkway". Wrong!!! For several months, historian Bob Miller has tried to correct and expand the Motor

  • Dec 04 2008

    A Rare Photo of the North Hempstead Turnpike LIMP Bridge

    In the early 1950s, Robert C. Levine went for a walk with a friend in a Queens park and stumbled on remains of the Long Island Motor Parkway. The road ended on an abandoned bridge near ball fields in Fresh Meadows. His friend documented the moment in the above photo

  • Nov 01 2008

    City Takes Action To Protect LIMP Greenway

    On October 14, 2008, Fox 5-TV of New York continued their investigation of Queens home owners infringing of the Long Island Motor Parkway greenway in Oakland Gardens.

  • Aug 17 2008

    Queens Chronicle reports “Land Grab” along the Long Island Motor Parkway

    The Queens Chronicle reports reports that New York City will be taking action against residents who infringe on the right-of-way of the Long Island Motor Parkway.

  • May 06 2008

    The Lost Bridges of the Motor Parkway: The Wheeler Farmway Bridge in Queens

    When the 48 miles of the Motor Parkway were completed in the 1926, a total of 65 bridges had been built over and under the parkway. Most of the bridges were used to avoid intersections of major roads. However, many of the bridges were built to connect adjoining properties and farms. These "farmway"

  • Mar 19 2008

    Current Views of the Motor Parkway in Queens County

    Links to current views of the LIMP right-of-way in Queens County.



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