This is not a crime area where one gets mugged randomly like in NYC
This is a town 50 miles east of NYC. It is a commuter town and is extremely community minded, if you will. Also inhabited by some with much wealth, but who enjoy relative anonymity.
Heard of a guy back in the seventies who went against a union and was flattened, to death mind you, by a steamroller in his parent’s driveway. My - at the time- steady date told me about this the morning after it happened and was upset. Can’t imagine what else the story could have been, but I guess no way of really knowing.
Huntington, Long Island, north shore - maybe not quite 50 miles east of Manhattan.
Raised there from 1939 to 1949, in the Soundview/Westbury/Carley Ave. area. . .
Almost always drive thru there when visiting from our residence now in So. CA.
And always amazed by the convenience of using the Long Island Rail Road!
When I was a kid, I overheard adults talking about enemy soldiers being held prisoners around there. (Germans? Italians?) Don’t know. Very scary. We had blackouts, recycling, ration books, war bond drives, etc., and then heard this.
Thought about that a few years ago, and realized I never knew if this was true or not.
Haven’t researched it to this day!
It’s a cautionary tale to all parents to be very careful what you say around kids.
I have observed parents nowadays - including our daughters - talking about everything under the sun in earshot of kids - not good. Why burden kids with your ap-cray - ??
(For the most part, my parents said very little ‘adult stuff’ in front of my brother and I. Believe they waited until in their bedroom).
Sorry to hear all the troubles disaster workers are having in the New York area.. Don’t blame them one bit for not going back.