This is the Nike Missile radar base located in Livingston, NJ. The base sits high atop a hill and is now an art park.
The radar base was set here to control Nike missiles which would have been launched from the base in East Hanover, NJ, just a few miles away. (Have a look at the file I uploaded previously for the East Hanover Nike missile base.)
This is the site of the old East Hanover, NJ Nike Missile Base. It is now gone, covered by condominiums. The streets in the center of the map are where there used to be a bunch of missile silos. If you look off Nike Drive, toward Hornung Road, these now-abandoned homes were once soldier's homes.
The Nike Missiles at this base had small nuclear warheads and were intended to prevent...
The Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare Italiana or "AMI") continues to operate MIM-14C Nike Hercules missiles for air defense. The AMI's 1st Air Brigade operates the missiles from sites in the areas of Padova (Padua) and Montichiari (in the vicinity of Lake Garda) in northern Italy.
Orchard Beach, located in the Bronx, NY. Beach was opened in the 1920's and provides relief from summer heat to residents of the Bronx. Fireworks are fired in thew water off the beach during the 4th of July.
This former airfield had an extremely short life in its original role as a military airfield. According to Army Corps of Engineers documents,
the Navy acquired 220 acres by lease for Hart Outlying Field in early 1942.
The Naval Air Advanced Training Command developed the site
and used it to support flight training operations in the Jacksonville area.Only nine months...
This is a view of Co-op City, located off Route 95 in the Bronx. I believe it is the biggest co-operative in the world, but I am not sure. 55,000 people live there in over thirty tall buildings that range from 24 to 32 floors. Co-op has its own police force and numerous parks and shopping centers. One shopping center, Bay Plaza, has the first and only Barnes & Noble in the Bronx. People got...