May 15 2019

Sam & Dave’s “Excellent 2019 Vanderbilt Day”- #7 Mineola & Carle Place

Our favorite Motor Parkway father and son team Dave and Sammy Russo journeyed once again on their bikes to explore our favorite parkway from Lake Success to Melville. In the seventh post of the series, Sammy and Dave explored the Mineola/Carle Place section of the Motor Parkway.
 The Russo father/son series helps to document the current condition of the Motor Parkway, while uncovering several new surprises.
  Howard Kroplick

 2019 Vanderbilt Day  
  March 30, 2019
  Dave Russo :
  So we did it yesterday. After a one year hiatus, Sam and I resumed our annual Vanderbilt Day tradition.
  What better starting point than the Deepdale Mansion  in Lake Success, William K. Vanderbilt, Jr.'s  residence in the early 1900s. The home is still standing, just steps off of the Motor Parkway.  I'm sure not by coincidence.
   Moving west to east as always, we traveled 18 miles by bike from Lake Success to the Maxess Road Bridge in Melville We had a great time!

 The location of the bridge that once went under Jericho Turnpike

LIMP at the Mineola Lodge looking where the LIMP was

 Mineola Lodge -- who would ever know?


Great stretch of LIMP west of Glen Cove road and moving from north to south towards Westbury Ave

 Approaching Westbury Ave where there is a famous lunch location....

 Have to bribe Sammy with unlimited nuggets!

Posts just west of Old Country Rd - recently discussed on the site

Former railroad bridge location just north of Old Country Road

The street sign people were obviously history buffs


May 16 2019 frank femenias 1:18 PM

Amazing the old parkway south of the lodge can still be ridden on bike. I have to try this someday. Thanks Sam and Dave for the updates and thorough exploration!

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May 19 2019 LMK 8:59 AM

Love this series ....Thanks again for the effort taken to compile this series…

May 19 2019 Walt Gosden 12:29 PM

Just so nice to see the father /son activity - the memories being made and shared with all of us. SO few people now take an interest in what is around them to notice significant places and pieces in time , and just rely upon and take for granted that “someone” will record it for them so they can have it when it suits them.

May 19 2019 Dave Russo 8:25 PM

This stretch of LIMP from Raff Ave to Weatbury Ave, and a bit over Westbury Ave before the ballfields is a very unique and easily accessible route.

I definitely recommend going in late winter / very early spring as the thorns make things a lot less fun and visible!

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