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The House That Created Howard Stern

A few weeks ago, I was driving out to Long Island to scout some airports while listening to the Howard Stern Show on Sirius-XM. During a replay of an old interview with Eddie Murphy, Stern and Murphy began commiserating over having grown up in the town of Roosevelt, Long Island – and I suddenly realized his old home address wasn’t ... Read More »

Exploring An Empty Mansion: Inside Hempstead House

This is Hempstead House today: In comparison, the below picture was taken in 1940, shortly after Hempstead became a home for refugee children from England, who had been sent to the US because of World World II. The caption reads: “Huntsmen three play safari in the jungle that once composed the formal garden. Pith helmets were produced when children, used ... Read More »

Exploring An Empty Mansion: The Grounds

When you own an enormous castle like the one pictured below, and it’s only used to house your servants and horses… …you’re living in a world few of us can imagine. Castle Gould, based on Kilkenny Castle in Ireland, is located in Sands Point, NY (about 45 minutes from the city), on property once owned by the Gould Family. Howard ... Read More »

The Forgotten Cemetery at Home Depot

The Jericho Turnpike, cutting east-west through Long Island, is pretty much a wasteland of strip malls, corporate office parks, and fast food chains… …and the last place you’d expect to find anything of historical or cultural value is in the parking lot of a Home Depot. I think that’s what makes this place so great. Surrounded on all four sides ... Read More »

Local & Interstate Moving & Storage

I was scouting recently in northern Long Island and happened to drive by this old moving/storage company garage… I love the vintage sign, complete with the old telephone interchange – in this case, ORiole refering to OysteR Bay, NY. Confirming the sign’s authenticity, the company’s telephone number still ends in 6-0114 to this day. However, my favorite bit is this ... Read More »

Long Island’s Empty Jail

Whenever a film or TV show needs to film in a prison location, the go-to place to scout is a decommissioned jail at the Nassau County Correctional Facility. Located in East Meadow, Long Island, the NCCF is the working jail for Nassau County. For years, inmates were housed in the facility pictured. Once a state-of-the-art jail, it no longer meets ... Read More »