Monday, December 24, 2012

Old Long Island Turns 5!

Today marks the 5th anniversary of the creation of Old Long Island.  Today also marks the 1,500th post and up to now there have been over 415 estates featured, thousands of photos uploaded, over 325,000 visitors and over two million pageviews.  On this day I usually remark that I hope I have enough material to keep Old Long Island going for another five years.  While I'm not entirely sure another five years of material even exists out there I do pledge to continue posting photos and history for as long as I have something new.  Thanks as always to anyone who has ever sent me an email, left a comment or shared some photos or a story.  That's the gasoline that keeps this car running.  Above, a Christmas and New Years card from 'Wheatly', the E.D. Morgan III estate designed by McKim, Mead & White between 1890-1900 in Old Westbury.  Photo from the Elizabeth Morgan Jay Etnier Hollins archives.  Happy Holidays!

15 comments:

HalfPuddingHalfSauce said...

The BEST, archival, daily fix... Thanks,congratulation, five more years....

Anonymous said...

Great work! On to 2013!

Old Grey Dog said...

This is WONDERFUL, Zach !!! I wish we all could have joined the Hunt. Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas, and a Healthy and Prosperous New Year ~ and Congratulations on Five Great Years !!!

Doug Floor Plan said...

Many thanks to you, Zach. Although I no longer comment I still visit almost daily & will always be impressed by the knowledge, stories, & resources you & your commentors possess.

I predict you easily have five more years -- there is more "stuff" out there than we can guess. Happy Holidays to all.

The Down East Dilettante said...

Well, Tally Ho and all that!

Congratulations--and thanks for creating something that is as essential to my morning as the New York Times.

As for Wheatley---what can one say? sublime. But definitely not a place for the home handyman.

Unknown said...

Congratulations. I discovered the site about two years ago. Love the history, the photos, the comments.....
Thank you for a well organized, well written blog.
Mark

Anonymous said...

Happy holidays all.

Parnassus said...

Five years! A substantial achievement that has provided hours of reading pleasure and also constitutes a large block of solid scholarship.
--Road to Parnassus

bern said...

Hey "Next Store" from your neighbor at "Catawba Farms" who solutes you on a huge effort and talent these past 5 years. Thank You with great gratitude from my youth on a 68 acre estate of my family over 50 years ago.

The Devoted Classicist said...

Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas!

Patricia said...

Thank you, Zach for your daily time machine. I appreciate all your research and effort. Thanks, too, to the learned (and otherwise) commenters who have taught me a great deal.

Watched Patrick Stewart as Scrooge tonight so I have to add, "God bless us every one."

montana channing said...

ZACH - YOU DE MAN!! and happy holidays from the wilds of maine.

DD - wheatly was a norman village - you get the peasants to do the upkeep. i hope you weren't suggesting that the owner did any work - heaven forfend.

security word def (sidebar - i hate this new two part code - i can't even read the number code with a magnifier but it makes me feel oh so secure -yeah right) "itsite" - Twiggy's estate (at least that's what i think it says)

archibuff said...

Congratulations on five long history filled years and here's to five more. Keep those photos, drawings and insightful posts on Long Island coming.

VanNostrand said...

Thanks so much for such a wonderful site! I never miss it! Your contribution to public awareness of the extraordinary heritage of Long Island is greatly appreciated!

Anonymous said...

I just can't thank you enough for all you continue to give us! I hope you continue for another 50 years!