Then and Now
Come join the Long Island Motor Parkway Preservation Society and the Bethpage community for a "Clean Up the Historic Deadman's Curve" Day at 9:00 AM Saturday, June 22, 2013. (8 comments)
On Saturday, April 20th, you are invited to help clean-up a historic section of the Motor Parkway in East Williston. Here is a "Then & Now" of this area between the LIRR tracksof the Oyster Bay Branch and Roslyn Road.
The intersection of Massapequa-Hicksville Road and the Long Island Motor Parkway was a favorite location for watching for watching the 1908, 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races. (5 comments)
The hometown favorite of the 1905 and 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Races was millionaire sportsman and Wall Street broker Foxhall Keene. Keene lived just one mile north of the 1904 and 1906 starting lines in his Old Westbury estate called “Rosemary Hall.” The house still stands today. (9 comments)
The private home that was formerly the Ronkonkoma Lodge is being remodeled and expanded. Here is an updated "Then & Now" of the building from 1923 to today. (7 comments)
In celebration of the first road built exclusively for the automobile, my favorite co-author Al Velocci and I will present tonight a then and now review of the North Hempstead section of the historic Long Island Motor Parkway.
As part of the lecture series sponsored by the Roslyn Landmark Society, tonight I will be presenting an overview of the Vanderbilt Cup Races with a focus on racing in the Roslyn area.
The closest the Vanderbilt Cup Race courses of Long Island Island ever came to Suffolk County was the Woodbury Turn at the intersection of Woodbury Road and Jericho Turnpike.
The north-east corner of the 1905 and 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Races was the East Norwich Turn located at the intersection of Jericho-Oyster Bay Road and North Hempstead Turnpike (25A). Here is a "Then & Now" analysis. (2 comments)
Racing teams for the Vanderbilt Cup Races typically had local headquarters to store and work on their racers and also provide lodging. In 1905 and 1906, the Locomobile team from nearby Bridgeport, Connecticut set up their headquarters at Maple Cottage, a farmhouse and inn located in Lakeville (now Lake Success). (8 comments)