Tag: Toll Lodges


  • Mar 19 2010

    New York Times Article “Cars and the City, Imperfect Together”

    The New York Times will published a cover article in Sunday's Automobiles section detailing the upcoming exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York.

  • Jan 11 2010

    The Motor Parkway Tollgate Inns That Were Never Built

    In October 1906, William K. Vanderbilt Jr. and his associates announced "the first automobile speedway ever constructed in this or any other country".

  • Dec 26 2009

    Then & Now: The Great Neck Lodge in Lake Success

    The Great Neck Lodge, located off Lakeville Road in Lake Success, was one of the six toll lodges designed by John Russell Pope. As shown in this photo looking east, Lake Success was the western terminus of the Motor Parkway in 1911. Note the barricade blocking access to the Lakeville Road

  • Dec 18 2009

    16 Photos of Motor Parkway Lodges, Gates, Kiosks and Entrances/Exits

    As a follow-up to my 10/10/08 toll lodge post, here are photos of 14 of the 20 toll collection structures and 2 entrances/exits of the Long Island Motor Parkway (Updated: December 21, 2009):

  • Dec 17 2009

    The Mystery of the “Deer Park Lodge”

    As seen here, most maps issued by the PR department of the Motor Parkway indicated the route and the location of the toll lodges including the Deer Park Lodge. However, as documented by Al Velocci's excellent book "The Toll Lodges of the Long Island Motor Parkway, and Their Gatekeepers' Lives"

  • Sep 15 2009

    The Great Neck Lodge in Lake Success

    Hi Neal, thanks for the book review! Let me help you get oriented with one of my favorite Motor Parkway buildings.

  • Jun 30 2009

    Then & Now: The Massapequa Lodge

    Continuing our "Then and Now" series, this photo captured Old 16, the eventual winner of the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race, climbing the Long Island Motor Prarkway bridge over Massapequa-Hicksville Road. To the right is the Massapqua Lodge, one of the three John Russell Pope-designed toll lodges opened in 1908.

  • Mar 29 2009

    Then & Now: Entrance to the Meadow Brook Lodge from Merrick Avenue in Westbury

    One of my favorite photos in the book The Long Island Motor Parkway is this 1910 image of the entrance to the Meadow Brook Lodge.

  • Mar 26 2009

    Then & Now: The Roslyn Lodge and the Motor Parkway Bridge over Roslyn Road

    Residents of Roslyn, East Hills, East Williston and Albertson are often very surprised to find out that an automobile bridge existed over Roslyn Road from 1909 to 1939 and that remnants of the bridge exist today. In this 1928 photo, courtesy of the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, the Long Island Motor Parkway bridge

  • Feb 10 2009

    In Search of the Nassau Boulevard Toll Booth: Part III

    Sunday's post In Search of the Fresh Meadows Toll Booth: Part I documented that the Motor Parkway designated two new "toll lodges" in Queens when the Nassau Boulevard entrance was opened on July 1, 1928. The existence of the Rocky Hill Road Toll Booth was confirmed in both aerial photos and a



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