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Long Island Outgrows the Country
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Only a dozen years later but look how Long Island's been a-changing!
A quiet day on Coney Island
The original United Nations HQ at Lake Success
Manhattan still beckons
New York International Airport at Idlewild - now known as JFK International - Boeing 377 'Stratocruiser'
When Brooklyn had a ball team
No article about 1950s Long Island would be complete without a glimpse of Levittown
Captain Sully's worst nightmare
If you ever thought returning the defective toaster you got for opening an account was tough...
Muni flats on the march
Cloverleafs and subdivisions
Atom bomb baby
Another dozen years and Grumman would be working on the moon lander
No... I'm not gonna comment on that boat's name...
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little ukraine: 4th Feb 2011 - 00:43 GMT
WOW. really really amazing pictures, especially for an LIer like me. thanks for posting this. looking forward to having time to reading the article..
little ukraine: 4th Feb 2011 - 00:45 GMT
this is really right on the cusp of the population explosion. In 1950, the population of Islip Town, a roughly 100 sq mi municipality on the south shore of central LI, was approx. 70,000. In 1970, it was 270,000. ridiculous rate of growth, and pretty much exclusively, unfortunately, detached single-family homes.
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