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Mystery Picture: July 24, 2012

Preston Rosh Knows Oyster Bay

Preston Rosh called to identify the July 12 mystery picture in the Enterprise Pilot. He said, “I think it is of the parade in Oyster Bay.” He’s correct. (Our apologies, the column was delayed a week in printing.)

Billy Minicozzi, too, recognized the location as being in Oyster Bay, with the Girl Scouts marching. On a sports note, he was cheering for the Mets. He is also delighted that the New Jersey Nets are now moving to Brooklyn. They used to play in the Nassau Coliseum, moved to New Jersey in the ‘70s and are now moving to Brooklyn to the Barclay Center.

Former Town Councilman Tom Hogan called and added to the ID of the photograph. He IDs the building: “That’s the Edward Durrel Associates building. Jim Smiros was the architect. The street you are looking at in the photo is Spring Street. I remember when it was built there was a lot of controversy about the third floor of the building.”

Since we had him on the phone, we asked about the new building going up on Forest Avenue, opposite the North Shore Country Club. He said the frame will be covered in pre-cast concrete and will be a beautiful building.

Thank you for the calls. Our apologies for the delay.