Long Island in the 1940s

The view of Montauk Highway looking eastward from

The view of Montauk Highway looking eastward from the corner of Cooper Street in the Village of Babylon on Sept. 30, 1946. The road's sharp "S" curve was the scene of many automobile accidents on the two-lane section of Montauk Highway that was completed in 1912. The area is now the southern terminus of a portion of state Route 231. The S-curve was eliminated and Montauk Highway was reconstructed as a four-lane, separated roadway in the late 1960s to early 1970s. (Credit: Newsday)

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