Rosenthal review, Running on Empty

John A. Strong. Running on Empty: The Rise and Fall of Southampton College, 1963-2005. Albany: Excelsior Editions, SUNY Press, 2013. Pp. 325. ISBN: 9781438446967. $85.00 cloth, $29.95 paper. This is an exceptionally well-written narrative history of the Southampton branch of Long Island University. In many ways, the tale of the Southampton campus, an outlying branch […]

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Johnson, reviews of Port Jefferson and Yaphank

Robert Maggio and Earlene O’Hare. Port Jefferson. Charleston, SC: Images of America, Arcadia Publishing, 2013. Pp. 127, photographs. ISBN: 0738598178. Paper, $21.99. Tricia Foley and Karen Mouzakes. Yaphank. Charleston, SC: Images of America, Arcadia Publishing, 2012. Pp. 127, photographs. ISBN: 0738592951. Paper, $21.99.    Recently, I read in the real estate section of a Long Island […]

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From the Editor

First of all, apologies for the delay in delivering Volume 24-1 of the Long Island History Journal.  Administrative reorganization and technical issues conspired to delay this issue but with the work of our editors, especially Joshua Ruff, and the very kind assistance of Paul St. Denis of Stony Brook’s Teaching, Learning  and Technology Center, the […]

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What Do You Do With the Garbage? New York City’s Progressive Era Sanitary Reforms and Their Impact on the Waste Management Infrastructure in Jamaica Bay

Introduction For most of New York City’s history, the city’s filth was about as evenly distributed as its wealth.  Before reliable municipal services were widely available, affluent residents paid for regular garbage collection, street sweeping, and privy cleaning.[1] But in poorer neighborhoods garbage and filth were allowed to accumulate on the streets and in the […]

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Contributors

John Broven is the author of Walking to New Orleans (1974), South to Louisiana (1983) and Record Makers and Breakers (2009). He  was co-editor of Blues Unlimited, co-founder of Juke Blues Magazine and consultant at Ace Records, London. His website, also featuring Golden Crest Records, is www.johnbroven.com. Frank J. Cavaioli is Professor Emeritus at Farmingdale […]

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From the Editor

A brief look at the masthead for this fifth issue of the online LIHJ will reveal a change in the editorial staff. Noel Gish has left his position as an associate editor. He was part of the original editorial team since the inception of the online version of the LIHJ in 2009 and we thank […]

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review, Rochdale Village

Peter Eisenstadt, Rochdale Village: Robert Moses, 6,000 Families, and New York City’s Great Experiment in Integrated Housing.  Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2010.   Pp. 323. Maps, photographs, bibliography, and index.  ISBN: 0801448786. $35.00. The title of Peter Eisenstadt’s new history, Rochdale Village: Robert Moses, 6,000 Families, and New York City’s Great Experiment in Integrated […]

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review, sound rising

Richard A. Radune. Sound Rising: Long Island Sound at the Forefront of America’s Struggle for Independence. Branford, Connecticut: Research in Time Publications, 2011. Pp. 308. Maps, illustrations, bibliographical references, notes and index. ISBN: 9780976434115. $20.00. “The year was 1750 and it was the dawn of Long Island Sound’s Golden Age” (20), writes Richard A. Radune in […]

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Golden Crest Records: The Independent Record Industry Comes to Long Island

Before this technological era of music carriers, iPods, MP3s and digital downloads, Golden Crest Records was Long Island’s only significant gramophone record company. Operating from 1956 through 1984 and based in Huntington Station, it flirted with national influence through hit records by the Wailers in 1959 and 1964, and released a broad spectrum of American […]

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