Sep 282015
 
Islip MacArthur Airport

Nestled in the center of the island, Islip MacArthur Airport has long-served local commuters and travelers alike, who prefer this less hectic alternative to its two big brothers to the East. It’s come a long way from its humble beginnings, growing exponentially over the years, but it still retains its small town charm.

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May 042015
 
A Note From the Editor

Hi, I’m Eric Gabriel, the editor and creator of Long Island 70s Kid. If you are a regular visitor, you may have noticed that not a lot has changed recently on the site. I’d like to offer a brief explanation as to why, as well as share my plans moving forward.

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Aug 092014
 
Flintstones Vitamins

Back in the day, those lovable Flintstones didn’t just entertain us, they also encouraged millions of kids to make sure their daily nutritional requirements were met, thanks to a popular supplement that bore their name and likeness. Today, millions of former 70s kids owe their good health, in part at least, to Flintstones Vitamins.

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Jul 102014
 
C&C Cola

While the two soft drink giants, Coke and Pepsi, waged war against each other throughout the 1970s, New Yorkers enjoyed a third alternative. With its unique flavor and enticing bargain price for anyone on a budget, C&C Cola managed to contend with the two behemoths and win the hearts of many a Long Island family.

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Jul 032014
 
Bicentennial

Patriotic fervor spread across Long Island in 1976, as the nation prepared for its Bicentennial celebration. And after months of suspense, when the Fourth of July finally arrived, countless events were held all around New York to commemorate this special day. Let’s take a look back at this memorable year in Long Island’s history.

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Jun 242014
 
The Last Day of School

There really wasn’t a better day in the life of a kid than the last day of school. Sure, Christmas brought gifts, but it only lasted a day. The last day of school signified the carefree summer ahead, filled with adventure, love, laughter, and yes, a little boredom. But a boring summer day beat the classroom every single time.

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Jun 232014
 
Fire Island

Five miles south from Long Island, NY, across the Great South Bay, sits a small, unassuming paradise of sorts. A vacation spot to some, a residence to others, and host to numerous class field trips throughout the years, Fire Island remains one of those natural treasures that, once experienced, lingers in the memory like the face of a long lost friend.

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Jun 152014
 
Bomb Pop

During those muggy summers in the 70s, there was no sound more welcome than the jingling bells of the ice cream man. And one of his more popular items was always the patriotic popsicle known as a Bomb Pop. Sporting the three colors of the American flag, each representing a tasty layer of flavor, the Bomb Pop soothed many a soul during those dog days of summer.

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