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Stamford, CT

#61 Jul 12, 2012
Does anyone know what became of Louise Mayo after Mayos down by Center Island closed. Her husband Pete passed a few years before. It was a great spot in the 70's and 80s'.
William Hill

Rochester, NH

#62 Aug 20, 2012
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Jay Mulet

Orlando, FL

#63 Mar 12, 2013
I lived on Quincy and work in Abe Barnett's Candy Store for three years. He was my first boss before I went into the navy in August 1965. Abe loved his wife and always together in the store. He was a good boss and taught me many things about life which I still used today. Bayville was a magical place back then. I remember the Mobil Gas station at the other end and Rumpf's liquir store in the middle. Did Reinharts burn down. The LVHS class of 1965 was a great bunch of kids , but we are much older now.

Staten Island, NY

#64 Jul 7, 2013
Richard wrote:
I recall Reinhardts in the 50's as I used to work there on weekend during summer. Chick Reinhardt was one of the nicest guys.
Pete and Louise Mayo opened Mayo's down near Centre Island Beach in the early 60's. In town it was the Holiday with Joe and Sam.
This was when we still had the Bayville Police Dept and we would beat the Glen Cove All Stars (little league) every year with Mr. Stanco. Bill Gronneman was assistant coach.
Hank Wragge was Scoutmaster when I was a boy scout in the 50s.
Jim Dougherty was 6th grade teacher, Miss Rogers was 5th. Mrs. Sparenday was 8th and Mr. Gibbs was 7th.(from the early 50s).
Tony Belsito was chief of police then.
Jack Davis was our coach for all sports at Bayville School but he left Bayville and a fellow named Paul Butler was coach my last year or two at Bayville School.
The town library was actually in an old house on Library Lane.
There was a bar at East Slope Rd and Bayville Ave, but I cant recall the name. And, of course, the Log Cabin, Pig n Whisle, Moms and Gus' pizza before he move to his own place down the other end. And who could forget the Cabana. Dickie Jenkins owned it then (early 60s).
That is all I can recall. I have lived in California since the late 60s after I had served in the Army.
I recall Clifton Flowers and jumping off the Bayville Bridge near his boats when the police couldnt see us.
I think the town had 900 residents then excluding those from summer homes.
Bayville had to be the greatest town I could ever hope to grow up in. I have nothing of fond memories. There wasnt much to do, so we played sports most of the time we werent in school and were the best in the area in baseball for sure. That was when Dont Be Cruel and Houndog were 1 and 2 for like the whole year!
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Staten Island, NY

#65 Jul 7, 2013
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Staten Island, NY

#66 Jul 7, 2013
Richard wrote:
Before Abe a fellow named Lou ran the soda fountain and magazine store. There was a small market next to him and the gas station.
Bob Jones ran the Sinclair gas station near Hotines, the Flying A was across from it and Ed Muller had the Texaco on Bayville and Ludlam.
We used the Bayville Bridge as a diving platform in those days.
The bar know known as Walls used to be a soda hang out with a jukebox. No alcohol.
I worked at Chick Reinhardts during some summers.
The Picolo brothers had the holiday and years later Pete Mayo ran the bar close to Centre Island Beach. At the other end we went to the Log Cabin and Pig "n Whistle. I recall a stand called Moms.
We whipped the Glen Cove allstars every year in Little League. Ralph Stanco and Bill Gronemann were the coaches.
Sandy Belsito was the chief of police, with Sam, Harry, George and ????. Joey Belsito is claimed to have only gotten a half haircut at one time cause the barber near Friendly Corner lost a bet on a horse race during the haircut and refused to do anymore hew was so upset! I dont know it it actually happened but everyone talked about it.
All we had was an A&P market which didnt sell meats because there was a butcher next door and then the drug store. And we had Our Hobby Market which did sell meats but catered mostly to Centre Island etc.
My teachers were MrGibbs, Jim Dougherty, Mrs Sparendei, Ms Carrol, Jack Davis, Mr Butler, Mr and Mrs Gault. Bayville School went to 8th grade. Mine was the last class to go to Oyster Bay HS. After that, everyone went to Locust Valley.
Charlie had the luncheonette downtown. Joe Alfano had the TV repair.
I grew up there in 40's and 50s. Loved every minute of it and have the greatest memories of Bayville. It is a great town to grow up in!
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Ridge, NY

#67 Aug 4, 2014
In 77' 78' and 79' there was a party at Reinharts called the Crattilion. My friend Joe's cousin was one of the partners in the restaurant. For 10 dollars a head you could drink all the tap beer you wanted and eat hamburgers and hot dogs all day long. Bands played all day and night long.
I laugh at the article in Snoozday about the Crecent clubs noise issue. Sheesh Summertime in Bayville as I recall was always noisy, it was a party town. All those bars you mention Ive been to back in the day. I grew up in Albertson and invaded Bayville regularly. I remember get great Souvlaki's and kabobs down by the beach.

Bolivia, NC

#68 Mar 9, 2015
Conservative Senior wrote:
I lived in Locust Valley in the early 50s and Bayville was a favorite hang out.I was a helper on the merry go round on the beach side and collected tickets for a guy named Harold,and across the street we worked for Pase who ran the miniature golf and small kiddy park later on.Going east on the strip was GI Joes,a small custard stand that sold corn dogs,A sort of nite club (name?),a boat shop,a bar(name?)pig & whistle,log cabin tavern.I'm sure I got some out of order and the names?I hope some one will help me out on them.WE also volunteered for the Civil Air Patrol and stood watch in a stand on the sound side just before the Center Island entrance reporting any air craft we saw via phone.
Nite club = Lobster house, then in order,
The Breakers (bar)
Gehraghty"s or Soundview Marine depending on the year
Souvlaki stand
Cabana(bar,and a rough one too)
Ralph's Pizza
Log Cabin is gone,replaced by 1,2,3 failed restaurant startups

Mountain View, CA

#69 Jun 2, 2015
DaisyMay wrote:
OMG! Abes!!! How long ago was that! I used to ride my bike down from school with a friend and have a coke float for lunch :) Harrison and Williams - I remember hanging out in there with friends. Reinhart's??? I used to "live" there. Billy Joel asked me to dance when he was there one night, when he first made somewhat of a name for himself.
Ahhhh the memories

I lived at the Full Sail Inn with Tommy Petersen. I forget the name of the guy who owned it. Super nice. It was the 1976-77 era. I ran a place called Admiral Hasley's. It was next door to some fancy Italian restaurant. We did pretty good. My Barracuda got totalled while parked out front one night.

Bayville is a beautiful part of Long Island.

I remember Horse Cagney. He had Canney's in Oyster Bay. Everybody went there. Then he built the place in Bayville on the beach. I worked there for a few months then moved to Montauk.

Good times

Wantagh, NY

#72 Oct 19, 2016
[anyone remember Phil and Tesses pizzeria across the street from Guses pumps

Laurel, DE

#73 Jan 2, 2017
Pete wrote:
I'd love to hear comments on the old Bayville of my youth. Getting comics and candy at Abe's (where the Chinese rest. is), exploring the ruin's of the Baroness' estate (the greenhouses. the aviary, the fountains), going down the back way to Centre Island on the old dirt road through the marsh before they built what I still call the "new road".

Or as I got older the rich night life that was in Bayville Reinhart's (much better than the out of place Crescent), the old wall’s, fisherman's reef (I remember when it was a deli), Holt's grove (with the pull tab curtains)

Come on people reminisce with me.....
It was Hults Grove Tavern named after the owner, right next to a pizza stand & I think across from Walls. It's where I met my husband back in the 60's.

Torrington, CT

#74 Aug 23, 2017
Patti wrote:
Anyone remember Mayo's Bar - just east of the now defunct Gus' Pizzeria, prior to the entranceway of Centre Island Beach? I think the owner's name was Louise Mayo.
I definitely remember Mayo's Bar. It was like a little house set back just before Center Island Beach. We frequented it in the late 50's .

United States

#75 15 hrs ago
I spent summers in bayville from mid to late 60s...spent a lot of time fishing on fromt of the broken down wall on the beach to the left of the big rock on cliff drive beach... trips to Abes, Guses was simple and beautiful...anyone remember the wall...built a lot of forts in those days lol

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