Click on to enlarge the photo below and see if you can see a feature in the food court in the mall that appears to be another vehicle of early aviation. It is a zeppelin!
It is astonishing to think that land with such a historical background is now a shopping mall, but nearby the Roosevelt Field Mall is The Cradle of Aviation Museum, located on Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City, NY which is preserving some of that history. The year 2009 will mark the centennial of the first flight on Long Island when Glenn Curtiss flew his "Golden Flyer" over the Hempstead Plains during the summer of 1909, and the museum is planning a year long celebration of Long Island's role in aerospace history with a series of events to commemorate this historic event.
To read more about the history of early aviation in Long Island on the museum's web site click here, also The Long Island Early Fliers Club has many interesting articles and photos from that era and a list of past and present Long Island aircraft manufacturers and aircraft.