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Motor Parkway

Winchester Blvd., 210 St. bet. 77 Ave. and Kingsbury Ave.

Queens

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

This park is named for the Long Island Motor Parkway; a private toll road built in 1908 by the young auto enthusiast William K. Vanderbilt Jr. (1849-1920). One of the first concrete roads in the nation, the parkway originally stretched 48 miles from Queens to Lake Ronkonkoma. While only portions remain, the section that begins here and ends at Cunningham Park has been restored as part of the NYC Greenway program, a planned network of over 350 miles of landscaped bicycle and pedestrian paths throughout the city.

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Motor Parkway Weather

  • Mon
    Breezy
    38°F
  • Tue
    Snow Likely
    33°F
  • Wed
    Rain Likely
    42°F
  • Thu
    Chance Snow
    29°F

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