May 1, 2012

Some Levittown history, from before it was called Levittown; plus some humor


Hempstead Turnpike in 2010 with Loring Road on the left. Photo by Marilyn Monsrud Frese.


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By PAUL MANTON

Levittown historian


The man in the photograph is a surveyor overseeing the site of the Wantagh Parkway crossing over Hempstead Turnpike. It was taken in May of 1936. There's another photo, taken on the same day with the same man, taken looking westwards into East Meadow wherein one can see the Berg farm at what's now the Newbridge Road/Hempstead Turnpike crossing. One of the Bergs wrote a memoir back in the 1970's about her life growing up on that farm in the 1920's and 1930's.

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ON A LIGHTER NOTE . . .


Forwarded by Warren Zaretsky

All the toilets in New York's police stations have been stolen. The police have nothing to go on.

A cartoonist was found dead in his home. Details are sketchy.


England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool.


I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Then it dawned on me.

This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I'd never met herbivore.

I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I just can't put it down.


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