Tag: Roosevelt Field

  • May 11 2010

    From the Drennan Collection: The Roosevelt Raceway Bar & Restaurant

    For the 1936 and 1937 Vanderbilt Cup Races, a former huge hangar for Roosevelt Field was converted into the Administration Building for the new Roosevelt Racway. As shown in this 1936 aerial, the buidling was located south of Old Country Road and behind two grandstands. Glass negatives from the Drennan Collection provide insight

  • Jan 31 2010

    Historic Views of Roosevelt Field, the Motor Parkway and Lindbergh’s Takeoff

    As shown in this 1938 aerial, the Long Island Motor Parkway was located to the west and south of the historic Roosevelt Field airfield. Here are other historic photos of Roosevelt Field and the Motor Parkway

  • Dec 11 2009

    The Fairchild Collection of the NY State Archives-North Hempstead

    The latest favorite website on VanderbiltCupRaces.com The Fairchild Aerial Survey Collection in the New York State Archives,forwarded by Bill Bellmer, provides hundreds of historic aerial photos of New York. Last Thursday's post highlighted several Motor Parkway aerial surveys in Queens. A few more Motor Parkway treasures can be

  • Aug 11 2009

    Charles Lindbergh and the Motor Parkway in 1927

    One of the busiest days on the Motor Parkway was June 16, 1927, when Charles Lindbergh returned to Roosevelt Field to celebrate his successful solo flight to Paris. Lindbergh had taken off from the Roosevelt Field east runway 27 days earlier. The Motor Parkway is the road in the middle of the image

  • 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.

  • Mar 12 2009

    Linking the Vanderbilt Cup Race Course from Ellison Road to the Motor Parkway

    The fourth set of 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race photos from the Hayden Allen Collection focuses on a stretch of the course that connected Ellison Road with the Motor Parkway just west of Merrick Avenue.

  • 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.

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