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
It wasn't to long ago when the aerospace industry on Long Island was thriving. Grumman used to be a major employer that many worked for. The Republic factories in Farmingdale were once a part of this industry. As business dwindled it shut its doors. For a while it was used as flea market. It is amazing that in the abandoned structures one not only sees signs of the flea market, but little left behinds from the aircraft-manufacturing era as well, such as an old aircraft part sticker on a wall.
This is one of the places where LI's version of "Rosie the Riveter" worked during WWII, riveting airplane wings.