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Bethpage in Nassau County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

L.I. Motor Pkwy

 
 
L.I. Motor Pkwy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 24, 2019
1. L.I. Motor Pkwy Marker
Inscription.  
10/10 1908 - 4/17 1938
Private toll road from
Queens to Ronkonkoma AKA
Vanderbilt Parkay. Also
hosted auto racing

 
Erected by Central Park Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 44.253′ N, 73° 28.523′ W. Marker is in Bethpage, New York, in Nassau County. Marker is on Central Avenue east of North Herman Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bethpage NY 11714, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Post Office (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bethpage Hamlet (approx. mile away); Arthur F. White (approx. mile away); Captain Brian C. Hickey Memorial (approx. mile away); Central Park Cider Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named L.I. Motor Pkwy (approx. half a mile away); Broad Spring (approx. mile away); Powell Home (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethpage.
 
Also see . . .  Old Motor Parkway (Central Park Historical Society). (Submitted on May 6, 2019.)
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesSports
 
L.I. Motor Pkwy Marker - wide view, looking west along Central Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 24, 2019
2. L.I. Motor Pkwy Marker - wide view, looking west along Central Avenue
<i>Long Island Motor Parkway; Dead Man's Curve</i> image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of the Garden City Public Library, circa 1910s
3. Long Island Motor Parkway; Dead Man's Curve
"Dead Man's Curve, Motor Parkway, Central Park" E of N Hermann Ave, Bethpage facing SW. The curve is approximately 400 yards south of the marker site. From the curve, the parkway alignment headed north and crossed where Central Avenue is now at the marker site.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 6, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 123 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 6, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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