We will be discussing and signing copies of our book Long Island Oddities at the following dates and locations:
10/23/13 7PM Carle Place, Barnes and Noble
10/24/13 7PM Bay Shore, Barnes and Noble
10/30/13 7PM Lake Grove, Barnes and Noble
When this store was built, as Gertz's department store, it was cheered and celebrated by people in this neighborhood because it was the only department store nearby.
It had a bridge over Manor Lane to connect it to the stores across the street, which was later the enclosed Gardiner Manor Mall. This was an awesome mall as it had all these really unique shops and a small town atmosphere where everyone kind of knew each other.
Gertz later became Sterns and in its final months became Macy's. The mall is long gone but this abandoned department store remains for now.