Long Island Rail Road Stations

David D. Morrison

Chartered in 1834 to provide a route between New York City and Boston, the Long Island Rail Road ran from the Brooklyn waterfront through the center of Long Island to Greenport. The railroad served the agricultural market on Long Island until branches and competing lines eventually developed on the north and south shores of the island and several hundred passenger stations were built. After Penn Station was opened in 1910, the number of passengers commuting between Manhattan and Long Island began to multiply. Today, one hundred twenty-five stations serve the Long Island Rail Road. Long Island Rail Road Stations contains vintage postcards of the old Penn Station, which was demolished in the mid-1960s; the Grand Stairway at the Forest Hills Station, where Theodore Roosevelt delivered his famous unification speech on July 4, 1917; and the Amagansett station building, where Nazi spies boarded a train bound for New York City on June 13, 1942. Many of the historic stations featured in this book have been preserved by local preservation groups, while others have been replaced with modern buildings to accommodate the passengers who commute on the nation's largest commuter railroad.

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The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint−Exupery

An aviator whose plane is forced down in the Sahara Desert encounters a little prince from a small planet who describes his adventures in the universe seeking the secret of what is really important in life. The anniversary edition includes original reviews of the novel, information about the author's life and work and the making of the story.

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Bayview Avenue then and now (DVD)

  Historical and current photographs from the collection of the Northport Historical Society and Museum, accompanied by narration, take the viewer on a journey into the past of one of Northport's most historically rich streets.
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Kerouac, Off the Shelf

  Unique and primary sources -- Bibliographies -- Fiction by Kerouac -- Poetry by Kerouac -- Biographies -- Nonfiction & literary criticisms -- Selected beat generation works -- Audiobooks -- DVDs -- Music CDs -- Periodicals.
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Teresa Reid and Robert C. Hughes

Once known as Great Cow Harbor, the area that is now Northport grew from a rural farming and fishing village into an industrial hub. Shipyards dominated the harbor's shoreline, while brickworks and sand mines provided building materials for New York City's skyscrapers. As industry flourished, the community grew, and essential amenities for transit, education, and worship were established. During the 19th century, wealthy oyster barons converted seashell fortunes into publishing, banking, and real estate ventures, fashioning Northport into one of the prettiest villages on Long Island. Its harbor and beaches offered a summer refuge for city dwellers and a sanctuary for artists, actors, and writers. From bungalows along the coves to the magnificent Victorian houses along Bayview Avenue, Northport truly provides "Images of America."

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