Aug 24 2019

Highlights from the Motor Parkway Field Trip to Bethpage

Members of the Long Island Motor Parkway Preservation Society and the Central Park Historical Society had a wonderful time exploring the Bethpage section of the Motor Parkway today. Highlights included Bethpage memories and tales as told by Lenny Mulqueen, Paul Mering, Anne Albertson and Arthur Mauriello.


Howard Kroplick

From Left to right: Lenny Mulqueen, Anne Albertson, Paul Mering and me.

Sammy and Dave Russo.

Al Velocci discussing the site of the Nibbe Farmway Motor Parkway Bridge.

Arthur Mauriello, grandson of thelodgekeepers Thomas and Josephine Zinzi, related his childhood stories of rowing up in the Massapequa Lodge.

Paul Mering's father bought a property bordering on the Motor Parkway in 1936 when the parkway was still operating.

Paul with an automobile abandoned by his father .

Mark Schaier provided this photo of Paul's father's automobile make and model.


Aug 24 2019 frank femenias 10:45 PM

Had such a great time with great people, and so much learned from long-time residents. That’s as good as it gets. Art’s FOIL report of 135 construction will be arriving shortly. I look forward towards the next meet with the same Central Park group. Thank you all for a great summer day.

Aug 25 2019 Mark Lanese 8:27 AM

Howard. Sorry I missed yesterday’s gathering. Drove daughter back to college. Look forward to the next meeting.

Aug 25 2019 Brian D McCarthy 7:51 PM

Thanks to Howard and The Central Park Historical Society for arranging this get together. Much appreciated the memories and stories of the locals that are rooted here. The historical society’s website is excellent -

Aug 26 2019 Joe Oesterle 11:49 PM

Looks like you guys had a great day.  I was away for the weekend.  And wish I had the chance to join everyone.

Sep 06 2019 Tom 4:28 PM

Glad the weather and turn out was fine.

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