Posts Tagged: Long Island

Americas Trains Derailed – LIRR, Dashing Dan and the The Summer From Hell

Americas train systems are off the rails. New York train commuters were told to be braced for the “Summer from Hell.” It was to be a summer of heat, humidity and horrible train service. After years of increasingly poor service,

Americas Trains Derailed – LIRR, Dashing Dan and the The Summer From Hell

Americas train systems are off the rails. New York train commuters were told to be braced for the “Summer from Hell.” It was to be a summer of heat, humidity and horrible train service. After years of increasingly poor service,

Summer of 1960 Beach Club

JFK and the Summer of High Hopes

A Favorite From the Vault The sizzling summer of 1960 was dominated by the equally hot Presidential race between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. Earlier in the summer Kennedy had boldly beckoned us to hitch our wagon to his

Summer of 1960 Beach Club

JFK and the Summer of High Hopes

A Favorite From the Vault The sizzling summer of 1960 was dominated by the equally hot Presidential race between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. Earlier in the summer Kennedy had boldly beckoned us to hitch our wagon to his

vintage illustration at the beach 1950s

The Missiles and Sandcastles of Summer

As eyebrows are raised as Russia tests a new ground launched cruise missile, my thoughts drifted to those pre-test treaty times when the sight of a truck toting  a missile was just part of Cold war summer fun. Summer beach

vintage illustration at the beach 1950s

The Missiles and Sandcastles of Summer

As eyebrows are raised as Russia tests a new ground launched cruise missile, my thoughts drifted to those pre-test treaty times when the sight of a truck toting  a missile was just part of Cold war summer fun. Summer beach

Vintage boy eating Ice Cream

When Good Humor Ruled the Suburbs

Growing up in mid-century Long Island, no  sound was more welcome than the suburban siren call of summer – the seductive jingling  bells of the Good Humor truck. Normally at the first ring of that irresistible ding-a-ling-ling, slippery tots would

Vintage boy eating Ice Cream

When Good Humor Ruled the Suburbs

Growing up in mid-century Long Island, no  sound was more welcome than the suburban siren call of summer – the seductive jingling  bells of the Good Humor truck. Normally at the first ring of that irresistible ding-a-ling-ling, slippery tots would

JFK for president button

Sun, Sand and JFK

The sizzling summer of 1960 was dominated by the equally hot Presidential race between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. Earlier in the summer Kennedy had boldly beckoned us to hitch our wagon to his train and be pioneers in

JFK for president button

Sun, Sand and JFK

The sizzling summer of 1960 was dominated by the equally hot Presidential race between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. Earlier in the summer Kennedy had boldly beckoned us to hitch our wagon to his train and be pioneers in

summer child beach 7 up ad

Beach Club Paradise on Patrol

Life Guards During the 1950’s and 60’s my grandmother was in possession of prime beach club real estate on a narrow spit of land on suburban Long Island. A much coveted corner cabana at the El Patio,  we were treated

summer child beach 7 up ad

Beach Club Paradise on Patrol

Life Guards During the 1950’s and 60’s my grandmother was in possession of prime beach club real estate on a narrow spit of land on suburban Long Island. A much coveted corner cabana at the El Patio,  we were treated

sunglasses ray bans 1960

Beach Club Paradise on Parade

Preening In the summer of 1960 the glitter and glamor of my Grandmothers beach club often rivaled the showboating and schmoozing of the presidential campaign that summer. A glittering spectacle, out dazzling the sun and each other with their gleaming

sunglasses ray bans 1960

Beach Club Paradise on Parade

Preening In the summer of 1960 the glitter and glamor of my Grandmothers beach club often rivaled the showboating and schmoozing of the presidential campaign that summer. A glittering spectacle, out dazzling the sun and each other with their gleaming

car cadillac 1960s

Wouldn’t You Really Rather Have A Cadillac?

With the conviction of a car salesmen selling a wouldn’t you rather have a Cadillac, Mid-Century Americans were convinced that America was the standard by which the world’s other countries were to be judged. Indeed when you compared we were

car cadillac 1960s

Wouldn’t You Really Rather Have A Cadillac?

With the conviction of a car salesmen selling a wouldn’t you rather have a Cadillac, Mid-Century Americans were convinced that America was the standard by which the world’s other countries were to be judged. Indeed when you compared we were

Vintage Ad WWII Texaco 1945 serviceman gas station

Gas Rationing WWII

 “In NY, drivers sometimes tail a gasoline tank truck until, like a pied piper, the truck had collected a string of cars following it to its destined delivery point. Cars would line up for blocks- as many as 350 of

Vintage Ad WWII Texaco 1945 serviceman gas station

Gas Rationing WWII

 “In NY, drivers sometimes tail a gasoline tank truck until, like a pied piper, the truck had collected a string of cars following it to its destined delivery point. Cars would line up for blocks- as many as 350 of

Beach Club Paradise on Patrol

Life Guards During the 1950’s and 60’s my grandmother was in possession of prime beach club real estate on a narrow spit of land on suburban Long Island. A much coveted corner cabana,  we were treated to unobstructed vistas of

Beach Club Paradise on Patrol

Life Guards During the 1950’s and 60’s my grandmother was in possession of prime beach club real estate on a narrow spit of land on suburban Long Island. A much coveted corner cabana,  we were treated to unobstructed vistas of