Levittown celebrates 60th anniversary

Levittown celebrates 60th anniversary

There are 114 comments on the Newsday story from Oct 1, 2007, titled Levittown celebrates 60th anniversary. In it, Newsday reports that:

Sixty years ago this weekend, pioneering families from New York City and beyond settled along the treeless, circuitboard streets of Levittown, seeking space for their families and modeling a way of life that ...

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Missing LI

Pooler, GA

#30 Oct 1, 2007
Born and rasied ib good old Levittown.... Planning on moving back.. Just can't give up Long Island. Although things need to improve in the schools and on the streets
Greetings From Texas

United States

#33 Oct 1, 2007
Levittown is a good town with a lot of hardworking people. I grew up in that town and would love to move back there and have my grandchildren live there. I guess people in these posts either are ignorant or jealous that people can turn 9,000.00 homes into 400,000.00 homes and who needs basements anyway, I have had both and all basements do is catch a lot of crap and living on the island who needs the chance of a flood.
FRAN

Valhalla, NY

#34 Oct 1, 2007
former owner wrote:
<quoted text>
oh please, also being from levittown, i will admit things sure changed in the 80's. levittown was the rental capitol of long island and many welfare families were moving in.
even today when i drive thru or visit friends, just drive down any block you have a green house, a blue house, a house with plastic over the windows, another with cars on the side of the houses etc. i'm embarassed to drive down the blocks in case someone see's me. i don't know what part of levittown you live in, but i grew up off of wantagh ave, and it was a nice area then, not so nice now.
Well I live more towards the Hicksville side and the area I am in is very nice not one crappy house on the block and great nieghbors. I have lived in this area for over 40 yrs and yes things have changed but some of these comments are untrue and uncalled for.
Lenny

Bronx, NY

#35 Oct 1, 2007
Old Timer wrote:
I remember buying my first Levitt home in 1947.... a two bedroom bungalow for $7,990. I had just got out of the service and I put $90 down.... and I paid $58 a month - which covered the mortgage AND taxes.....
It was a different world then .... none of this crime.... or traffic ..... or ridculous cost of living...or drugs and gangs... or inferior schools..... or 350 pound transvestites tea-bagging each other while watching the Mets bend over and grab their ankles .....
Mom put down $50 back in '67! Dad said yes, sight unseen!

What a bargain...in those days.
Romeo

Bronx, NY

#36 Oct 1, 2007
Levittown...where white trash gather to spawn.
FRAN

Valhalla, NY

#37 Oct 1, 2007
former owner wrote:
<quoted text>
oh please, also being from levittown, i will admit things sure changed in the 80's. levittown was the rental capitol of long island and many welfare families were moving in.
even today when i drive thru or visit friends, just drive down any block you have a green house, a blue house, a house with plastic over the windows, another with cars on the side of the houses etc. i'm embarassed to drive down the blocks in case someone see's me. i don't know what part of levittown you live in, but i grew up off of wantagh ave, and it was a nice area then, not so nice now.
And you should talk Orlando FL talk about white trash armpit living.
HA!
Howard

Bronx, NY

#38 Oct 1, 2007
First time I ever got called a "dirty Jew" was in Levittown. It was the late '60s. He and I were both five years old. Where a kid learns that at that age (save for Levittown) is beyond me.

When word got out that Dad had bought a bigger place in Suffolk after only 4 years of living there, one of the local adults actually called me "ba [email protected]" in broad daylight. I was 8.

2 good things about Levittown:
- it kept the white trash penned in
- it makes the rest of Nassau look like Upper Brookville.
Howard

Bronx, NY

#39 Oct 1, 2007
d*i*r*ty J*3*w*

That was the term Newsday **** in my above posting.
Johnny

Bronx, NY

#40 Oct 1, 2007
FRAN wrote:
<quoted text>
UP YOURS BUDDY!
From a long time Levittowner !!
Man...if you response doesn't prove a point. LMFAO! But let's get the accent right, shall we?

"Up yowz Buddy! Youse guys'll neveh unnestan how wundufull Levittown is!"
Gene

Bronx, NY

#41 Oct 1, 2007
Old Timer wrote:
I remember buying my first Levitt home in 1947.... a two bedroom bungalow for $7,990. I had just got out of the service and I put $90 down.... and I paid $58 a month - which covered the mortgage AND taxes.....
It was a different world then .... none of this crime.... or traffic ..... or ridculous cost of living...or drugs and gangs... or inferior schools..... or 350 pound transvestites tea-bagging each other while watching the Mets bend over and grab their ankles .....
You're not an old timer, som knock it off.

Ask any pensioner in this country what "tea bagging" means and they'll first think of Lipton or Tetley.
LIVELOVELAUGH

Middleburg, FL

#42 Oct 1, 2007
I lived in levittown for 25 yrs..i moved to st augustine a year ago..as much as i love it here i miss levittown..my son works for the town of hemp and is a member of the levittown fire dept...I am proud to say that...cause i think that they are incredible men that think nothing of saving your life in a fire...any time of the day or nite...for non monetary means...I will always hold Levittown close to my heart.......
60 years

Elmhurst, NY

#44 Oct 1, 2007
Mac wrote:
Levittown! Bringing you 60 years of low intelligence, dirty little shacks, and animalistic behavior!
Not true little Mac
60 years

Elmhurst, NY

#45 Oct 1, 2007
Kay wrote:
<quoted text>I knew that the "White Trash" comments were sure to come! Why is it that any town that is not on the North Shore is looked down on? There is nothing wrong with working honest jobs for honest pay. Do your homework first, Levittown has very little crime and school numbers are always decent. I have never lived in Levittown, as a matter of fact I live in one of those North Shore towns, and I think its sad that the only way people make themselves feel better is to call others "trash". Funny, it always comes from someone in a town with a comparable income level and school district ie Franklin Squares comments.
Thank you Kay
60 years

Elmhurst, NY

#46 Oct 1, 2007
Willie Randolph wrote:
<quoted text>
You apparently haven't seen the deed restriction I am talking about, thanks for Bill Oreilly Levittown.
Yeah, 60 years ago, get over it or are you one of those professional victims?
60 years

Elmhurst, NY

#47 Oct 1, 2007
Greetings From Texas wrote:
Levittown is a good town with a lot of hardworking people. I grew up in that town and would love to move back there and have my grandchildren live there. I guess people in these posts either are ignorant or jealous that people can turn 9,000.00 homes into 400,000.00 homes and who needs basements anyway, I have had both and all basements do is catch a lot of crap and living on the island who needs the chance of a flood.
Right on!!!!!!!!!
EVEN STEVENS

Bellmore, NY

#48 Oct 1, 2007
former owner wrote:
<quoted text>
oh please, also being from levittown, i will admit things sure changed in the 80's. levittown was the rental capitol of long island and many welfare families were moving in.
even today when i drive thru or visit friends, just drive down any block you have a green house, a blue house, a house with plastic over the windows, another with cars on the side of the houses etc. i'm embarassed to drive down the blocks in case someone see's me. i don't know what part of levittown you live in, but i grew up off of wantagh ave, and it was a nice area then, not so nice now.
Now those Levitt houses are worth $450,000 (an estate in the Carolinas) and the taxes are $8,000 a year, you're right not so nice now.
60 years

Elmhurst, NY

#49 Oct 1, 2007
LIVELOVELAUGH wrote:
I lived in levittown for 25 yrs..i moved to st augustine a year ago..as much as i love it here i miss levittown..my son works for the town of hemp and is a member of the levittown fire dept...I am proud to say that...cause i think that they are incredible men that think nothing of saving your life in a fire...any time of the day or nite...for non monetary means...I will always hold Levittown close to my heart.......
Live Love Laugh - Levittown!!!!!
Levittone

Elmhurst, NY

#50 Oct 1, 2007
For those who care about Levittown there is a great music CD out:

"Abbey Lane" by Bob Koenig

www.bobkoenigmusic.com

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!
Maryann Cestare Ramshorn

AOL

#51 Oct 1, 2007
I too was an original Levittowner - November 1949 my parents purchased a 49 ranch in the Bird section. That was the best move ever for me - I went to many of the schools in Levittown, Northside, Abbey Lane, Wisdom (the original)and graduated from Levittown Memorial in 1959 and went on to CW Post College there on L.I. I met my husband Howard when he moved in across the street in 1954. We married in St. Bernards original church there in Levittown in 1963, our three girls Kathy now an Engineer for the DOD, Sally a Guidance Councilor for LA Unified schools and Barbara a computer assisted designer all graduated from Levittown schools and are professional women here in California where our 4 Grandchildren (Ian, Anna, Emma and Trevor) were born. Congratulations Levittown you were the best place to be raised and to raise our children. Thankyou, Maryann Ramshorn
Levit houses are ugly

East Setauket, NY

#52 Oct 1, 2007
Mr. Levitt must have been on some heavy drugs when he was looking at those architectural house plans.

Thank gawd some homeowners have the money to dormer and make those look halfway decent ... and that's pushin it.

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