Tagged: bethpage

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Happyland

They might not have agreed upon the name of the place, but for two decades, families on Long Island frequented a little amusement park in Bethpage officially called Happyland. You might know it as Nunley’s, Smiley’s, or by the name of the restaurant next door, Jolly Roger. One thing we can agree on is that it sure was a fun place for a 70s kid to visit. … read more

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Drive-In Movies

Drive-In movies once dotted the landscape of Long Island, providing inexpensive summertime entertainment to millions of families. Today, they exist solely in our memories, a reminder of a simpler time before the birth of the megoplex concrete bunkers that began to infest the landscape. … read more

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Old Bethpage Village Restoration

The Old Bethpage Village Restoration might seem a topic more appropriate for an 1870s website than a 1970s one, if it weren’t for the fact that so many of us visited this historic “living museum” as schoolchildren during the decade. … read more