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Long Island In The 1980s

long island history project logoBayport and its rapid neighborhood in Islip on the south shore of Long Island have some deep ties to historical past. There’s the Bayport Aerodrome with its classic airplanes, the Meadowcroft Estate of John Ellis Roosevelt, and the roadside sphinx of the Anchorage Inn from the early 1900s.

But what would all this imply to an adolescent within the early 1980s? Today we discover out with Bayport native Rob Walch who grew up within the space in the course of the age of video video games and the Islanders dynasty.

It’s native historical past via one man’s life, from a part-time job at Satelite Pizza to a place on the highschool rifle group to clandestine forays into the Girl Scout camp subsequent door.

You can hearken to the episode right here.

The Long Island History Project is an unbiased podcast that includes tales and interviews with folks keen about Long Island historical past. It is hosted by educational librarian Chris Kretz.

Listen to extra New York Almanack podcasts HERE.

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