Friday, 30 April 2010 00:00When Shelter Rock Tennis and Country Club was formed, Harold Nelson was on the board of Temple Judea of Manhasset as well as the club, which adjoined. He got both to agree to enlarge a path to a paved road. The temple could park their holiday overflow on the club’s lot, and the club had access to Searingtown Road.
Harold Nelson resided on Robby Lane in Manhasset Hills for over 50 years, and for the last four years resided in Great Neck.
At recent funeral services for Mr. Nelson, both the Temple Rabbi and the club members praised his “Robert Moses” foresight in building the road.
Club members have always called the road “Nelson Highway” and Temple members have done the same. He is now honored with a “Nelson Highway” sign at the entrance. There’s a speed bump halfway down the road to remind us that it was Harold who made this possible.