It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to a labor of love, Long Island 70s Kid. Admittedly, a strange little slice of the web; it’s my humble tribute to our collective childhood.
First off, my name is Eric and I’m the creator of this website. That’s a picture of me, along with my favorite bike that I received during the Christmas of 1976. Loved that bike, and it’s just one of the many fond memories I have of growing up on Long Island in the 70s. Here, my goal is to pay tribute to all of those special parts of the decade, including foods, toys, places, music, the era and any other childhood treasures that you might have forgotten. We’re here to remind.
To that end, let me better explain what you can actually do here:
- You can read our (hopefully) informative articles which we publish multiple times each week. Each puts the spotlight on a memorable part of a childhood spent on Long Island.
- You can explore individual categories by clicking on “The Era” tab in the navigation bar at the top of the page. You’ll find dozens of our past articles on various topics like foods, toys, childhood, music and the era itself.
- You can explore our image gallery (located under the media tab) and view dozens of pictures that capture Long Island during the 70s era. Here you will find pictures of roller rinks, racetracks, lighthouses, schools, restaurants, clubs and amusement parks that existed on Long Island back in the day, plus much more!
- Feel like listening to a little 70s music while you browse? Simply go to the Long Island 70s Radio section (located under the media tab) and select which year you would like to listen to hits from. This will bring up a separate browser window with a YouTube playlist open. Click “Play All” and minimize the window. Now, it’s just like you have a 70s radio station on in the background while you wax nostalgic.
- Do you have fond memories of watching television back in the 70s? Our Long Island 70s TV page (located under the media tab) has multiple videos that will bring you back to those golden days of television. From Beefsteak Charlie’s to Charlie’s Angels, there’s lots of fun and nostalgic viewing to be had here.
- Want more information on Long Island? Our Links page (located under the media tab) has a number of additional resources to enhance your exploration.
- Feel like trying your hand at a few classic video games from the era? Check out our video arcade; we just might have your favorite game? And, unlike the 70s, none of our games require a quarter to play.
- Visit our Long Island 70s Store to find hundreds of items relevant to the era. You’ll be surprised at what we’ve dug up, and every purchase helps to support the site.
Thank you so much for visiting and reading my ramblings. I hope you’ll spend a few minutes and look around a bit.
Until next time,
Long Island 70s Kid.