Sunrise over the Great Peconic Bay on Long Island’s North Fork.
Bob Serrao once appeared on American Bandstand, sang for Steve Allen and released two records. At 17, his rock and roll career as a member of the Brooklyn-bred Bay Bops was moving faster than teens at a sock hop.
DJs of a certain age play for older crowd: http://www.newsday.com/lifestyle/retirement/djs-of-a-certain-age-play-for-older-crowd-1.7238043
Snow day along Northport Harbor.
(Source: Flickr / jasonmolinet)
There was room to grow on Long Island in the 1950s. Deer Park Avenue boomed. When the nearby Babylon School District could no longer handle the burgeoning population of students, North Babylon High School was built and opened its doors in the fall of 1959.
Red Cross Sandy Aid on Flickr.
Patch.com editors helping the American Red Cross distribute Sandy aid on Long Island’s South Shore. Dec. 2012. Photo by Pam Robinson.
The Lockheed Constellation Pegasus - On October 8, 1970, the Lockheed Constellation ‘Pegasus’ crashed, due to very low visibility landing conditions. Nobody was hurt or wounded except for the propeller driven airliner built by the Lockheed Corporation. This aircraft was 1 in 856 and powered by 4 18-cylinder radial Wright R-3350 engines and distinguished by a triple-tail design and dolphin-shaped fuselage. This type of plane was the presidential aircraft for U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
The ice landing strip was then named Pegasus Field in honour of the aircraft.
The Pegasus remains there to this day, buried beneath snow and residing alone in this Antarctic Sound.
Fun Newsday video ‘tawking’ about the Long Island accent: http://www.newsday.com/long-island/towns/long-island-now-1.1732330/tawking-about-the-long-island-accent-1.6613761