Book Signings

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.

b_400_300_16777215_00_images_stories_old_Abandoned_Republic_photos_rosie_riveter.jpgThis is one of the places where LI's version of "Rosie the Riveter" worked during WWII, riveting airplane wings.







Comments (7)

    i go there all the time, its pretty much in ruins, hence the name people call it "the ruins", its said to be getting torn down in a couple of months. many people go there and quite a lot of them tend to express themselves with graffiti'ing the walls up, or just smoking a joint or two away from the cops. i use it for photographs, its just something about the place that wants me to go back and explore more each time and take more and better pictures of the place. i would deifnatley suggest going.
    i worked there back in the 70's.assy on the A-10's
    Was this off of Wellwood Ave?
    My friend dared me to sleep there for one night for $5k, and I did it.
    no its actually just sitting there. they now use the lot for mulch and the buildings just sit there falling apart. the property is long island rail roads im pretty sure. they wanted to build a brand new railyard back in 2009 but looks like those plans fell through due to lacking the funds. i do not think this is going anywhere.
    its being torn down as you read

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