Hello, friends. Thanks for stopping by my site.
My name is Eric and I’m the creator of Long Island 70s Kid. I launched this place back in 2013 to pay tribute to all of the places, foods, events and other items that made a childhood on Long Island in the 70s so special. It’s a snapshot of an era, from a (former) kid’s perspective.
When I was first building the site, I felt a little like Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams, wondering the whole time, “if I build this, will they come?”
It warms the heart to say that a steady stream of you arrived and have kept arriving even when there wasn’t much new material for a while. You have my gratitude and appreciation, especially for all of the wonderful and informative comments you have left over the past five years. Thank you.
Now, if you’ve been a fan of the site for a while, you’ll notice that the place got a bit of a face lift in recent weeks. The poor old site was really, really showing its age, especially on mobile devices. You also might notice that some stuff is missing, like the store and other goofy stuff that seemed like a good idea when I first launched. I’ve simplified the ambitious original scope and whittled it down to simple information about a great time and place.
From this point forth, Long Island 70s Kid will remain an informational archive of a historical era, and a place for those who remember it to share their memories, without pop-up ads or clickbait or any of that other annoying stuff that exists elsewhere. This isn’t for money, this is out of love.
Thanks again, everyone, for all of your support and please keep the comments coming so we can continue to relive this special little bit of history together. There’s lots more to come.
Writer and Creator
Long Island 70s Kid