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Local resident Jack Slootweg tends to his family's flower garden on rented farmland located in the area bordered by the south side of Montauk Highway and Muncie Road, in a 1937 photo. This is the present-day site of the K-mart store. This photo was donated by Jack Slootweg.

Local resident Jack Slootweg tends to his family's flower garden on rented farmland located in the area bordered by the south side of Montauk Highway and Muncie Road, in a 1937 photo. This is the present-day site of the K-mart store. This photo was donated by Jack Slootweg.

An advertising postcard for Bulk's Nurseries, showing the property as it appeared shortly after being acquired by Jack Bulk in 1924. The landmark windmill was not built until 1929. Mr. Bulk, a native of Holland, lived in the large Victorian house pictured on the left of the photo, which stood on the south side of Montauk Highway. The nursery was located on the southeast corner of Montauk Highway and Great East Neck Road until the early 1980's.

An advertising postcard for Bulk's Nurseries, showing the property as it appeared shortly after being acquired by Jack Bulk in 1924. The landmark windmill was not built until 1929. Mr. Bulk, a native of Holland, lived in the large Victorian house pictured on the left of the photo, which stood on the south side of Montauk Highway. The nursery was located on the southeast corner of Montauk Highway and Great East Neck Road until the early 1980's.

Photo of a ca. 1960 postcard of Bulk's Nurseries, which operated on the southeast corner of Montauk Highway and Bergen Avenue from 1921 to 1981. The owner, Jack Bulk, was a native of Holland who lived on the property. The 4-story tall windmill was built in 1929 from Dutch blueprints, and originally served as the business office. As the business expanded, the office was moved to the new addition depicted in this photo. The deteriorating windmill stood until 1983.

Photo of a ca. 1960 postcard of Bulk's Nurseries, which operated on the southeast corner of Montauk Highway and Bergen Avenue from 1921 to 1981. The owner, Jack Bulk, was a native of Holland who lived on the property. The 4-story tall windmill was built in 1929 from Dutch blueprints, and originally served as the business office. As the business expanded, the office was moved to the new addition depicted in this photo. The deteriorating windmill stood until 1983.

The Great South Bay Shopping Center as it appeared shortly after opening, in 1957. A two-story A&S department store occupied the present site of National Wholesale Liquidators. The last remaining original store pictured here was Pergament, which only recently moved across Montauk Highway, next to K-Mart. This site was formerly farmland which, in the mid-19th century, was owned by the family of Walt Whitman. The house they lived in on the property was later moved to Park Avenue in Amityville.

The Great South Bay Shopping Center as it appeared shortly after opening, in 1957. A two-story A&S department store occupied the present site of National Wholesale Liquidators. The last remaining original store pictured here was Pergament, which only recently moved across Montauk Highway, next to K-Mart. This site was formerly farmland which, in the mid-19th century, was owned by the family of Walt Whitman. The house they lived in on the property was later moved to Park Avenue in Amityville.

Fred Langa: Long Island Motor Parkway, 1908 (it's now Interstate 495, the Long Island Expressway)

Fred Langa: Long Island Motor Parkway, 1908 (it's now Interstate the Long Island Expressway)

Bayard Cutting Arboretum is in Oakdale on Montauk Highway just east of East Islip on Long Island. It was once the estate of William Bayard Cutting was donated to New York State by his Children

Bayard Cutting Arboretum is in Oakdale on Montauk Highway just east of East Islip on Long Island. It was once the estate of William Bayard Cutting was donated to New York State by his Children

Mathiasis Lake, located next to the home on the corner of Park Avenue and Levant Avenue, in a ca. 1920 postcard view. Longtime local residents remember ice skating at this site as children. The house pictured remains virtually unchanged from the time of this photo, although the surrounding trees and bushes have grown considerably. Today, the small lake is just barely visible from Park Avenue.

Mathiasis Lake, located next to the home on the corner of Park Avenue and Levant Avenue, in a ca. 1920 postcard view. Longtime local residents remember ice skating at this site as children. The house pictured remains virtually unchanged from the time of this photo, although the surrounding trees and bushes have grown considerably. Today, the small lake is just barely visible from Park Avenue.

November Surfcasting in Montauk

Surfcasting Montauk in November - Montauk Fishing Report Nov 26

The Haab vegetable farm, on the corner of Route 109 and Great East Neck Road, shortly before demolition (ca. 1959). Present site of West Babylon Senior High School (opened Fall, 1960).

The Haab vegetable farm, on the corner of Route 109 and Great East Neck Road, shortly before demolition (ca. Present site of West Babylon Senior High School (opened Fall,

Hempstead Turnpike with Loring Road on the left. The man in the photograph is a surveyor overseeing the site of the Wantagh Parkway crossing over Hempstead Turnpike. It was taken in May of 1936. [By PAUL MANTON  Levittown historian]

Hempstead Turnpike with Loring Road on the left. The man in the photograph is a surveyor overseeing the site of the Wantagh Parkway crossing over Hempstead Turnpike. It was taken in May of [By PAUL MANTON Levittown historian]

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