Think back to the summers of your youth. You’re playing outside with your friends and you’ve worked up quite a thirst. Thankfully, there is a plastic pitcher in the fridge filled with Kool-Aid that you’ll proceed to pour into an indestructible plastic glass, both items courtesy of Tupperware, a parent’s favored choice throughout the decade.Read Full Article
Every decade has its own unique charm, and the 70s was an entity unto itself. Here are a few of the more memorable items from the era, each special in their own way.
Nothing like a little friendly competition to work out differences and earn bragging rights. Such was the case with Battle of the Network Stars. This annual televised event that pitted the stars of the three major networks against each other, drew enormous viewing audiences through much of the decade.Read Full Article
If you lived in Long Island during the 70s, then you likely remember the February of 1978, when the island, and much of the Northeast was blanketed with the worst storm of the decade. Let’s take a look back at the memorable blizzard of 1978 that brought New York to a standstill.Read Full Article
Love it or hate it, the disco craze dominated the latter half of the 70s and New York was unquestionably the epicenter. The driving beat echoed through discotheques across the island, as well as every local pop radio station, as the nation caught it’s latest case of dance fever.Read Full Article
Prior to the 70s, the image one conjured up of a magician was a man in a black suit, perhaps a cape, wearing a top hat. With his gentle demeanor and big, toothy grin, Doug Henning altered that perception. Looking more like a hippie than an illusionist, Doug charmed the decade with both his formidable magic skills and his engaging personality.Read Full Article
It began in the summer of 1976, only weeks after the Bicentennial festivities ended. What started as a year of patriotic celebration would soon find Long Islanders learning of a serial killer stalking young victims. The top story in the months ahead would be about a man the press labeled “The .44-Caliber Killer” and who called himself “The Son of Sam.”Read Full Article