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Old 04-02-2018, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Merritt Island, Fl
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Living in Brooklyn for 40 years, I rarely saw people walking out of a bar clearly drunk and reaching for a car key without someone intervening. Yes it happened here and there, but usually someone stopped them and offered a lift or called a cab. Not so much here where I rarely see intervention of someone saying no. The responce I hear, alarmingly too often is, "no worries, I'm good." And off they go. Maybe its just me, but that is what I have noticed more since moving to Long Island.
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Old 04-04-2018, 01:09 AM
 
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Default Northport & Smithtown theaters

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wasnt there a dollar movie theatre in the village of Northport? Or smithtown?

There absolutely were. Both the Northport and Smithtown theaters came to charge just $1.00 entry. Both excellent venues for movie. Both have been converted to "live" theater/stages.
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Old 04-04-2018, 11:01 AM
 
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How did Bread and Cheese Hollow Road get its name? I lived on Long Island from 1978-1985 in different Suffolk County towns and I used to see this name when I drove on 25A. I loved 25A in the spring & summer when the trees made a beautiful canopy over the road and I remember the peach farm that used to be there east of Northport. I hear it is now gone. :-(
Bread & Cheese Hollow Road got its name from the time when Richard Smith (founder of Smithtown) in the 1600's chose to eat his lunch (of bread and cheese) along this road or trail during his "bull ride" around the area. The local Indians had a deal with him that would entitle him to receive all the land he could circumnavigate in one day's time. Bread & Cheese Hollow Road was the western boundary of his trek that day and remains to this day Smithtown's official border line with the town of Huntington.
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Old 04-04-2018, 11:45 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Well thank you! I was always curious about that road got its name.


Now to the poster who mentioned Cairo in the Catskills. My late husband's aunt ran a small motel, similar to the one in Dirty Dancing in Cairo many years ago. By the time I met my husband it was no longer operational but she lived on the premises in a house. There was a large swimming pool and I hear it used to be quite the vacation place back in the day.


Whenever I mention Long Island I always say "on" also. I never say "in" Long Island. Similar to the Bronx; does anybody say they are from Bronx? No, they always say they are from "The Bronx". Weird, nobody says they are from The Queens or The Brooklyn. Always wondered about that also. My musings for today. :-)
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Old 04-04-2018, 12:37 PM
 
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It's always Da Bronix. If ya don't say it dat way, ya ain't frum dere.
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Old 04-04-2018, 01:13 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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I think it all once belonged to a family called the Bronks who had a huge farm there
so people would say , "I'm going up to the Bronks' farm."
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Old 04-04-2018, 10:19 PM
 
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Default Hamburger Drive-In Stand in Nassau County

Maybe someone can help on this one: back in the late 50's there was a good sized drive-in hamburger/hot dog stand (where the waitresses brought your food out and placed it on the metal tray that they attached to your rolled down car window) in Nassau County not far distance, as I remember it, from the old A&S department store in Hempstead. Don't recall what town it officially was in but it was on a commercial road (maybe Hempstead Turnpike/Rte 24? Not really sure). I was just a small kid then, and this place just bustled with customers. The food, fries, sodas and ice cream concoctions were scrumptious and served promptly right from the kitch1en. The waitresses might even have been on skates but I can't swear to that. Haven't been able to find any reference to it on this blog, or the internet at all and am just dying to recall its name. It even had a giant figure of a boy holding a hamburger on a tray above his head as a roadside sign/sculpture. Kind of like the ones the Bob's Big Boy restaurant chain has/had. After shopping at A&S or the stores in Garden City or Franklin Square, the family would always get lunch or an early dinner at this roadside pre-fast food stand. Great memories!

Anyone remember this joint??? Help!
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Old 04-05-2018, 12:07 AM
 
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Living in Brooklyn for 40 years, I rarely saw people walking out of a bar clearly drunk and reaching for a car key without someone intervening. Yes it happened here and there, but usually someone stopped them and offered a lift or called a cab. Not so much here where I rarely see intervention of someone saying no. The responce I hear, alarmingly too often is, "no worries, I'm good." And off they go. Maybe its just me, but that is what I have noticed more since moving to Long Island.
NYC is different of course, but Long Island is like mainstream America when it comes to that
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Old 04-05-2018, 04:44 AM
 
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Maybe someone can help on this one: back in the late 50's there was a good sized drive-in hamburger/hot dog stand (where the waitresses brought your food out and placed it on the metal tray that they attached to your rolled down car window) in Nassau County not far distance, as I remember it, from the old A&S department store in Hempstead. Don't recall what town it officially was in but it was on a commercial road (maybe Hempstead Turnpike/Rte 24? Not really sure). I was just a small kid then, and this place just bustled with customers. The food, fries, sodas and ice cream concoctions were scrumptious and served promptly right from the kitch1en. The waitresses might even have been on skates but I can't swear to that. Haven't been able to find any reference to it on this blog, or the internet at all and am just dying to recall its name. It even had a giant figure of a boy holding a hamburger on a tray above his head as a roadside sign/sculpture. Kind of like the ones the Bob's Big Boy restaurant chain has/had. After shopping at A&S or the stores in Garden City or Franklin Square, the family would always get lunch or an early dinner at this roadside pre-fast food stand. Great memories!

Anyone remember this joint??? Help!
The one I remember was Richards Drive-in Restaurant on Sunrise Hgwy in Rockville Centre. It was where The Best Western Hotel motel now stands.
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Old 04-12-2018, 12:45 AM
 
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How about the Bethpage Farmers Market across from Grumman on the weekends. My parents went there for The Old Warsaw Bakery and left us in the little movie room to watch the Monkey Movies. Anyone remember those movies?
China View Restaurant closed it's doors 2 years ago...I'm still not over it.
Now...going way, way back, how about the A&P that always smelled deliciously of Eight O'clock Coffee and Smilin' Brothers Butcher Shop nearby (complete with sawdust on the floor).
And last but not least, the Jones Beach bus in the summertime that you could catch at Mid Island Plaza. I remember "Frenchie" or favorite bus driver, all the ladies loved him. He took us to Gertz on the "Plainview Loop" bus.
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