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The Long Island History Project

It’s a long island with a long history. Want to hear it? Interviews with historians, scholars, authors and anyone with a story to tell and a passion for this unique region of New York.

Jul 24, 2019

Imagine a world with a private airport around every corner and an airplane in every garage. Where your form of ID could just as easily be a pilot's license as a driver's license and your weekend is spent with people with names like "Red" and "Speed" and "Ace".

That's the world Walt Winnicki grew up in, learning to fly...

Jul 9, 2019

David Morrison knows his railroads, from his six books on LIRR history and stations to his extensive research collection to his years overseeing thirty-nine stations.  With his seventh book due out from Arcadia Press on July 15th, we could think of no better time to sit down with David and get a crash course on...