From Crazy Eddie, The Wiz and Roosevelt Raceway Flea Market to My Father's Place, The Oak Beach Inn and Koenig's restaurant, Long Island has loved and lost many beloved shops, restaurants, nightclubs and attractions over the years. Here are our favorites.

(Dates in parentheses indicate when the photos were taken.)

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The Oak Beach Inn in Oak Beach. Notice the car in the parking lot has a "Save the Oak Beach Inn" bumper sticker on its rear bumper. (Aug. 15, 1980)


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Entenmann's baking plant in Bay Shore ceased production in August 2014. In December 2015, it was announced the building would be transformed into a new industrial park. Entenmann's began as a bake shop and expanded to the plant for large-scale production. This is the factory on Aug. 14, 2014.

B. Freedman Jewelers

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B. Freedman Jewelers, at 345 New York Ave., in Huntington closed in June 2014 after 78 years in business. This photo was taken on Nov. 3, 2010.

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Blockbuster Video at 1633 Dutch Broadway in Elmont. (Nov. 15, 2005)

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Roosevelt Raceway Flea Market in Westbury (Sept. 20, 1995)

Freeport Speedway

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Also known as Freeport Stadium and Freeport Municipal Stadium, Freeport Speedway was in operation in various incarnations from 1933 to 1983. It's currently the site of a BJ Wholesale Club. (April 21, 1974)

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Rickel Home Center on Northern Boulevard in Greenvale closed on Jan. 4, 1992. (April 1, 1987)

Jones Beach Marine Theater

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Before rock bands roamed the stage and Northwell Health lent its name, Jones Beach was home to the Marine Theater, where audiences watched lavish Broadway musicals -- like this one from the '50s that featured a moat within the stage area -- produced by "Mr. New Year's Eve" himself, Guy Lombardo. Lombardo's orchestra, the Royal Canadians, would also play during intermission. Some guests would arrive via motorboat from Lombardo's Freeport restaurant across the bay.

The Long Island Arena (Commack)

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The minor-league hockey Long Island Ducks and the American Basketball Association's New York Nets played at the Long Island Arena in Commack, but the always-freezing barn hosted some pretty decent concerts in its day, including Peter Frampton, who recorded a large part of his landmark "Frampton Comes Alive" album inside the arena. It's pictured here on Dec. 8, 1964.


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Tuning to 92.7 FM (WLIR/WDRE, "The station that dares to be different") gave Long Island kids a musical education in New Wave, punk, post-punk and synth-pop. It was the place to hear the Smiths, Duran Duran and Depeche Mode and great jocks like Larry the Duck, Malibu Sue and Donna Donna. "Dare to be Different," a documentary about the radio station, screened at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. Here, Jed Morey, when he was president of WLIR Radio, on April 5, 1999.

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Flynn's Restaurant on Maple Avenue in Bay Shore. (May 14, 1974)

Rocky Point Drive-in

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The Rocky Point Drive-In, pictured Nov. 23, 1977, during its idle winter months, on Route 25.

Melville's 110 Drive-in

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Melville's 110 Drive-In, pictured on Oct. 19, 1969.

Victor Koenig

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Victor Koenig's, Floral Park: Victor Koenig's in Floral Park has served its last sauerbraten. The 71-year-old German-continental restaurant has closed. A staff message on the Koenig's web site stated: "We regret that we cannot continue to serve you, our faithful customers. The past 71 years have been full of good times, good food, and the appreciation of our loyal clients."

Paddy McGees

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Paddy McGees Fish House & Bar, a fixture in Island Park for 30 years, was devastated by superstorm Sandy in October 2012 and never reopened. (July 13, 2008)

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Hampton Bays Diner, Hampton Bays: Hampton Bays Diner, a local landmark for three decades, has closed in a dispute over payment of rent and taxes.


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Mitchell's, the 11-year-old diner in Oceanside known for its house-made ice cream and toppings, closed in July 2015.

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Lily Pond Nightclub at 44 Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton, May 5, 2008.

Bistro Citron

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Bistro Citron, Roslyn: A fixture overlooking Roslyn's duck pond since 2003, Bistro Citron has closed. Reststar Inc., the owners, will be replacing the casual French eatery with a casual Italian one, Salumeria Pomodoro.

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Tony Roma's restaurant on Jericho Turnpike in Syosset (Aug. 7, 1989)

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The Industry Night Club at 2686 Hempstead Tpke. in Levittown, June 4, 2011.

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Custard's Last Stand was a cleverly named and popular ice cream spot in Long Beach in the 1950s.

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Christiano's in Syosset, thought by many to be the inspiration behind Billy Joel's "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant," has closed for good.

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Bohack was founded in 1887 by Henry C. Bohack, whose namesake stores operated until 1977. Bohack's grocery store can be seen in background of this undated photo taken during a parade in downtown Babylon.

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Sugar, Carle Place: The kitchen at the club closed in early 2013.

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The Farmingdale Theater on Main Street in Farmingdale (Feb. 15, 1978)

Port Royal Pub & Grille

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Port Royal Pub and Grille, Islip: Gone is this oddball pirate-themed eatery that opened in 2010 and received a one-star review in May of that year. The place had a star turn on Travel Channel's "Man v. Food" when host Adam Richman successfully took on the Davy Jones' Locker challenge, eating massive amounts of seafood.

Boomy's New York Deli

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Boomy's New York Deli, a 31-year-old Kosher-style restaurant on South Oyster Bay Road in Plainview, shuttered in July, 2015.

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Spartan Diner, a Greek-American longtime favorite in Farmingdale, closed in 2014.

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The Westbury Drive-In opened in 1953 and provided big-screen, outdoor entertainment for 45 years before closing in 1998. The theater held 950 cars. (1996)

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Four Food Studio, in Melville: The sprawling, space age-chic eatery started serving the business-lunch and cocktail crowds in 2005. Restaurant partners Jay Grossman and Ray Sidhom, who own the building, say they are planning a second act.

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CoCo's Water Cafe at 917 New York Ave., Huntington, closed in 2004. (Jan. 22, 2004)

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The Huntington Townhouse was a catering hall that began as a restaurant named Gerard's in the 1950s. The structure measured 148,000 square feet and sat on 17.5 acres of land off Jericho Turnpike. (1975)

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Antonette's in Bellmore closed in 2014, after nearly 10 years of serving Italian fare.

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New construction on the Patchogue movie theater on Main Street. (June 1, 1989)

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Mother Kelly's, in Cedarhurst, served residents for 30 years.

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56th Fighter Group Headquarters, which evoked a WWII theme with piped-in big band music and memorabilia, closed in August 2012. For 28 years, patrons who came to dine at the restaurant located next to Republic Airport in Farmingdale could listen to the airport control tower via headphones in some of the booths. (June 4, 2010)

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Canterbury Ales in Huntington served a British-inspired menu for more than 36 years before closing its heavy wooden doors for good. (Aug. 26, 2013)

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Old Huntington Fire Department headquarters is now empty after department built new quarters on Main Street (Route 25A) in Huntington. (Jan. 26, 1960)

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Bee Hive Department Store on Main Street in Patchogue. (May 24, 1960)

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People wait in line to get into Rosebuds Patio Cafe on New York Avenue in Huntington Village. (July 2, 1992)

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Huntington Station looking north on New York Avenue. (Nov. 30, 1962)


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CoolFish, Syosset: The iconic Syosset restaurant CoolFish is now shuttered. Hidden away in an office building, the dining spot launched 15 years ago under the aegis of chef-restaurateur Tom Schaudel. Its ambitious seafood-slanted repertoire garnered three stars from Newsday's Peter M. Gianotti in 2000 and earned that same rating in 2012 when reviewed again.

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Jukebox Cafe on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge (Jan. 3, 1994)

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Bennigan's restaurant on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. (Aug. 7, 1989)

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Chateau LaBoheme restaurant and bar on Smithtown Avenue in Bohemia. (July 24, 1970)

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Orlando's restaurant on New Street in Huntington.

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Gil Clark's, a restaurant on Maple Avenue in Bay Shore

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John Anthony's Water Cafe in Babylon (Jan. 23, 1987)

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Chwatsky's Department Store on Long Beach Road in Oceanside closed in 1995. (Dec. 3, 1982)

Cherrywood Pizzeria

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Cherrywood Pizzeria & Restaurant in Wantagh, best known for its Neapolitan, grandma and Sicilian pies, closed in 2014 after 50 years.

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Roosevelt Raceway began featuring harness racing in September 1940. The track closed in 1988. (1978)

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Exterior view of Negron's Boutique, a shop on West Main Street in Patchogue. (March 15, 1976)

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The Calderone movie theater, 145 N. Franklin St., Hempstead, opened in June 1949 and served as a movie house and concert venue over the years. It is currently being used as a church. (1977)

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Swezey's Department Store at 225 West Main St. in Patchogue, closed in 2003. (Sept. 4, 2003)

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J. Sprats nightclub at 80 Waterfront Blvd. in Island Park closed in May 1997. (June 7, 1994)

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Loehmann's at 301 Jericho Tpke. in Huntington. (May 4, 1983)

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Giant Carpet in Farmingdale (Feb. 14, 1996)

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Shands, on the corner of Main Street and Havens Avenue in Patchogue (Sept. 7, 1983)

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Gouz Farm at 1717 Dutch Broadway in Elmont. (Feb. 6, 1986)

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Nassau County Arena on Magnolia Boulevard in Long Beach (Dec. 26, 1979)

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Nassau County Arena on Magnolia Boulevard in Long Beach (Jan. 15, 1975)

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The Levittown Arena on Hempstead Turnpike opened in 1955 and closed in 1986. (Sept. 10, 1986)

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The Levittown Arena on Hempstead Turnpike closed in 1986. (Jan. 8, 1980)

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Matty T's Nashville USA on Commack Road in Deer Park closed in Sept. 2012. (Feb. 21, 2009)

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Matty T's Nashville USA on Commack Road in Deer Park closed its doors in September 2012. (Feb. 21, 2009)

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Republic Airport Flea Market in Farmingdale. (Sept. 18, 1988)

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The Warner Bros. store at the Walt Whitman Mall in Huntington Station (Jan. 26,2001)

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Home Depot Expo Design Center in Westbury (Sept. 14, 1995)

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Commack Roller Rink on Veterans Highway. (May 10, 1979)

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McLellan's in Amityville (April 3, 1997)

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Levitz Furniture on Old Country Road in Garden City (Oct. 13, 2005)

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Fabric Bonanza on Middle Country Road in Lake Grove (April 7, 1999)

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Roy Rogers in Plainview (Oct. 8, 1991)

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Swezey's in Glen Cove (Sept. 5, 2003)

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Frank's Nursery & Crafts on Jericho Tpke. in Huntington. (Feb. 20, 2001)

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Gimbels, Green Acres Shopping Center on Sunrise Highway in Valley Stream (Nov. 14, 1980)

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Discovery Zone in Huntington Station closed in March 1996. (Feb. 25, 1995)

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Alexander's department store at the Green Acres Shopping Center in Valley Stream closed in 1993. (July 1, 1993)

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The Lobster Grille Inn in Shinnecock Hills, Southampton, closed in late 2016 to make room for condominiums. In January 2017, the waterfront seafood shack, which since 1969 had been the first opportunity to satiate that lobster craving when pulling into the Hamptons, announced it had found a new space along the Shinnecock Bay marina in Hamptons Bays.

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Sports Plus amusement complex in Lake Grove closed on June 30, 2007. (Dec. 3, 2006)

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Jillian's at 261 Airport Plaza Blvd in Farmingdale closed in 2004. (April 14, 2000)

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Bennigan's on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge closed in 2008. (July 30, 2008)

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Glo nightclub in Westbury closed in September 2012. (Nov. 7, 2008)

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The Ground Round restaurant on Montauk Highway in Bay Shore (April 26, 2006)

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The Hollywood Video at 117 Old Country Rd. in Plainview closed in 2010. (April 16, 1998)

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Palmer's Vanderbilt nightclub at 1600 Round Swamp Rd. in Plainview (Dec. 13, 2003)

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The Vanderbilt nightclub was converted into an OTB. (May 20, 2003)

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Service Merchandise in the Huntington Shopping Center on Route 110 closed in 1999. (Feb. 23, 1998)

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Rockbottom in Deer Park closed in 1998. (Aug. 5, 1998)

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KB Toys at the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City closed in 2009. (Nov. 23, 2007)

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Tower Records in the Huntington Shopping Center on Route 110 closed in 2006. (Feb. 23, 1998)

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The Bay Shore Roller Rink on Sunrise Highway in Bay Shore closed in March 2001. (March 7, 1996)

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Caldor in the Melville Mall closed in May 2000. (Feb. 23, 1998)

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The Crazy Donkey at 1058 Broadhollow Rd. in Farmingdale closed on Sept. 21, 2011. (May 22, 2009)

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The Bombay Company at 261 Main St. in Huntington closed in 2007. (Nov. 12, 2007)

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Nunley's Carousel and Amusements on the corner of Sunrise Highway and Millburn Road in Baldwin closed on Sept. 17, 1995. (June 16, 1989)

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The Wiz at 109 Old Country Rd. in Carle Place closed in 2003. (Dec. 17, 1997)

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Metro 700 nightclub at 700 Hempstead Tpke. in Franklin Square closed in February 1997. (April 16, 1994)

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Herman's World of Sporting Goods at the Sunrise Mall in Massapequa closed in 1996. (May 6, 1996)

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The Island Inn on Old Country Road in Westbury (June 20, 1960)

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Spit, a disco on Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown, closed in 1994 but lingered for awhile afterward as a one-day-a-week teen club. (Jan. 4, 1991)

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Wetson's on Sunrise Highway and Rockaway Avenue in Valley Stream closed in 1975. (May 20, 1972)

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Abraham & Straus on Hempstead Turnpike in Hempstead closed in 1992. (June 16, 1992)

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A&S in Roosevelt Field, Garden City, closed in early 1995. (Jan 17, 1995)

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Bonwit Teller on Route 25A in Manhasset closed in 1990. (Nov 21, 1990)

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B. Altman on Rte. 25A in Manhasset closed in 1989. (Dec. 5, 1989)

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The Circuit City store in Lake Grove closed in 2009. (Nov. 3, 2008)

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The M. H. Lamston variety store at 850 Franklin Avenue, Garden City, closed in 1991. (Sept. 4, 1991)

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Seamans Furniture Store in Huntington closed in 2005. (June 7, 2005)

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Ronnie's Hardware store on Franklin Avenue in Franklin Square closed in March 2011 after 63 years in business, citing competition from big box stores. (March 10, 2011)

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Ohrbach's on Old Country Road in Westbury closed on March 1, 1987. (1971)

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Carmine Caradonna, deejay at the discotheque Rumour's at 4020 Long Beach Road in Island Park. (Dec. 6, 1977)

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Playworld Toys on South Oyster Bay Road in Hicksville closed in January 1995. (Aug. 10, 1994)

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Syms and Filene's Basement in Westbury closed in January 2012. (Nov.2, 2011)

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TSS Seedman's on Route 110 in Melville closed in 1990. (May 22, 1990)

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110 Drive-in in Melville. (Oct. 19, 1969)

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Mays in Massapequa Park closed in 1982. (April 4, 1963)

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Central Hardware store opened in 1939 in Valley Stream, where it flourished for 72 years before closing its doors in 2011.

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The Goldman Bros. store on Broadway in Hicksville closed in 2010.

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Borders in Farmingdale, closed July, 2011. (July 20, 2007)

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Stern's in Roosevelt Field shopping center, Garden City, closed July 14, 2001. (Feb. 8, 2001)

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Pergament Home Center on Merrick Road in Massapequa closed in 2001. (March 30, 1998)

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Long Island Arena, Commack, closed 1996. (Dec. 8, 1964)

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The Sunrise Drive-In movie theater in Valley Stream closed in 1979. (March 27, 1979)

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Roosevelt Raceway in Westbury, closed July 17, 1988. (1957)

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The movie, 'Practical Magic' plays on one of the three movie screens at the Westbury Drive-In in Westbury, which closed in October, 1998. (Oct. 24, 1998)

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Busy Bee Mall in Massapequa closed on Jan. 15, 2000. (July 27, 1999)

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Islip Speedway in Islip closed in 1984. (1984)

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Woolworth's in Lynbrook closed on Sept. 15, 1997. (Sept. 1, 1997)

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The Angle at Chunky's at 267 Mineola Blvd. in Mineola, which focused on alternative dance music every Thursday night, closed on Sept. 10, 2009. (Feb. 18, 2009).

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Canoe Place Inn in Hampton Bays closed on April 26, 2011.

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Conscience Point Inn at 1796 North Sea Rd. in Southampton closed on June 19, 2005.

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The Oak Beach Inn, off Ocean Parkway in Oak Beach, closed on March 23, 2000. (Aug.15, 1980).

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Oak Beach Inn, just after closing on March 23, 2000.. (Mar. 21, 2000)

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My Fathers Place, Roslyn, closed on Nov. 8, 1987. (June 12, 1972)

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The Neptune Beach club in East Quogue, first open for business in 1989 (and pictured here in May of 2012), closed following the 2013 summer season.

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