Created by Pamela
Boslet Buskin (Apr. 17, 1945—Feb. 4, 2006) and John Delin
Update: Look for the signs to see the latest additions, as of April 2015.
My book for Arcadia Publishing. Images of America: Syosset People and Places went on sale in August 2008. While you will recognize many images from this site, there are many new ones and extensive text. I believe you will want to hold this Syosset book in your hands and enjoy it! Syosset People and Places is dedicated in loving memory to Pamela Boslet Buskin. She would have co-authored it had she lived.
For those of you who no longer live in Syosset or Long Island, you can order Syosset People and Places from
Arcadiapublishing.com, Amazon and other book sellers.
Click here for my interview with Kim and Jim on KJOY radio, 8/22/08: Radio Interview
Pictures from my successful book signing at the Syosset Borders 8/23/08:
(photos courtesy of Christina Delin Ruggiero)
Welcome home to Syosset!
"To some of you, Syosset is still home, a vibrant, ever-changing community. To others, Syosset exists only in your memories.
To all of you, we hope you will enjoy this brief trip home." Pamela Boslet Buskin (1945-2006)
"Nearly all of the old town can only be seen in memories and in eyes closed resurrections in front of the new boring unaesthetic fleeting structures. Many houses and churches, tho, are still there The Rail Road tracks and Rail Road station remain but the surrounding stores contain only ghosts. " John Delin
This site, established in December 2000, is expanding as new material is discovered.
There are now thousands of images.
Many photographs and memorabilia are from Pamela Boslet Buskin's collection; some are from John Delin's. Many of the photographs were taken by Pam's father, Robert Boslet, or by Bob's brothers, Joseph and Donald. There are numerous late 19th and early 20th century photographs by George Edward VanSise (1873-1965). A number of pictures were originally posted on eBay. Several photos of recent vintage are from the Web sites of various institutions. Other acknowledgments are listed with the images.
Listen to the late Joseph Boslet Jr., interviewed by Isabel Goldenkoff at the Syosset Public Library as he reminisces about old Syosset. We placed excerpts from this 1991 tape throughout Scrapbook. You may have to temporarily disable your firewall in order to access the sound files.
Look for the signs. If you live in Syosset, visit the library to borrow the entire tape and tapes featuring other longtime Syosset residents. If you wish to listen to the tapes in the library, call the library first to see if they have a tape player; otherwise bring your own.
Look for videos:
Joe Boslet with parts of model airplane, 1937, and Joe on right with younger brother Don and mother Winifred, c. 1957.
(click on pictures to enlarge)
If you can identify anyone in a picture who is not named, please tell me.
If you notice any inaccuracies or have further information regarding any of the pictures, please tell me.
To view and sign the Guestbook, click here.
To contact me or to send comments directly, click here.
Split Rock School, 1954
Split Rock School, 1954
To tell a friend about this site, http://syossetscrapbook.freeservers.com, click here.
Go to Links (below) for links to other sites of interest to present and former Syosset residents.
Special Notice: Syosset High Alumni News has migrated from AOL.
Syosset High Alumni News: http://syossetscrapbook.freeservers.com/olofblue.html
Alumni site by John Delin with news, reunion pictures, and featured alumni.
Feel free to copy any of the images for personal use. If you'd like to display any on a Website, please let me know. Use the following credit: From "A Syosset Scrapbook," courtesy of John Delin.
NOTE: The quality of the photos may be affected by your web browser's graphic settings. If you are using AOL and the photographs do not look clear, click here.
Please be patient. The images may take a while to load.Click here: Syosset Scrapbook Part One
Scenes around Town
Click here: Syosset Scrapbook Part Two
Sports, Clubs and Organizations
Click here: Syosset Scrapbook Part Three
Syosset Post Office
Syosset Fire Department
Syosset and World War II
Click here: Syosset Scrapbook Part Four
Local Restaurants and Bars
Click here: Syosset Scrapbook Part Five
Click here: Syosset Scrapbook Part Six
Syosset High School
Local Houses of Worship
Click here: Syosset Scrapbook Part Seven
Long Island Rail Road
Syosset Area Estates
Click here: Syosset Scrapbook Part Eight
Click here: Syosset Scrapbook Part Nine
Click here: Syosset Scrapbook Part Ten
Click here: Syosset Scrapbook Part Eleven
Other Long Island Scenes
Click here: Syosset Scrapbook Part Twelve
Steel Rails Through the Pines
The First 150 Years of the Syosset Station by Tom Montalbano
Free download! Fabulous history of the Syosset LIRR station and its influence
with informative text, beautiful illustrations and many old photos.
Welcome Syosset Residents, Past and Present: http://syossetimages.freehosting.net/
Tom Montalbano's site, about his book, Images of America: Syosset, and how to order it. A 128-page pictorial history of "The Place In The Pines" from 1650 to 1950, featuring more than two hundred rare photographs and documents. It also contains a chapter: "Beyond the 50's."
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Syosset Fire District Home Page: http://www.syossetfd.org/index.php
Syosset-Jericho Tribune: http://www.antonnews.com/syossetjerichotribune/
Denise Nash's review of Syosset People and Places, Aug. 15, 2008: http://www.antonnews.com/syossetjerichotribune/2008/08/15/news/
Denise Nash's article on Syosset alumni Websites, Dec. 22, 2000: http://www.antonnews.com/syossetjerichotribune/2000/12/22/news/
Syosset Public Library Home Page: http://www.nassaulibrary.org/syosset/
Residents for a More Beautiful Syosset: http://www.syosset.org/
Syosset Chamber of Commerce: http://www.syossetchamber.com/
Lex Realty: http://www.lexjim.com/index.htm
Great sites to help stay in touch with our hometown.
Syosset High School Alumni:
Sandy and Richard Riccardi ('60) All-Comedy Cabaret http://www.partyriccardi.com/default.html
Syosset Rules! Delphi Forum: http://forums.delphiforums.com/syossetrules
This free forum is hosted by Rob Giordano ('67). Message, chat and exchange pictures and attachments with your classmates.
Rainbow Puddle Psychedelic Lightshow Projections: http://www.rainbowpuddle.com/
Hal Muskat's ('65) site, which includes information for the class of 1965 plus old Syosset photographs.
Syosset Memories, a Delphi forum: http://forums.delphiforums.com/syossetmemories
Reminisce about Syosset on Bob Zito's ('69) free forum.
Bob Zito's The Misfits of Channel 10: http://www.lulu.com/content/62395
Join Bob Zito (SHS '69) for a nostalgic look at Lafayette Radio, the awkwardness of coming of age in the Syosset '60s and not being one of the “in crowd.”
Comprehensive directory of Long Island with regional search engine, news and more
Long Island's Gold Coast, Past and Present, by Warren Conklin: http://ligoldcoast.com
A guide to Long Island's Gold Coast mansions, past and present. Includes mansion ruins and those used in movies.
Comprehensive Long Island site, including many images, past and present.
The Long Island Rail Road History Website (Unofficial): http://lirrhistory.com
S. Berliner III's Long Island Rail Road Page: http://sbiii.com/boxcabs1.html
Everything you want to know about the Long Island Rail Road
Long Island Seek has information about Long Island's wineries, schools, real estate, towns, classifieds, traffic, transportation, forums, and more.
Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities:
House museums and collections, historic properties, exhibits, and more
I Dream of Genealogy Databases - New York - Long Island Cemeteries:
All the genealogy information you need.
North Shore Wx Long Island North Shore Weather and Outdoors
Site by Ed Moran, SHS '78. Great Long Island nature photography and information, including pictures of Syosset snowstorms.
ken*again, the literary magazine: http://kenagain.freeservers.com/
Poetry, prose and art are featured in this ezine inspired by ken*, the Syosset High School literary magazine. Edited and published by John Delin (SHS '60). Conceived and co-founded by Pamela Boslet Buskin (SHS '63).
Pam: A Eulogy, in the Spring 2006 issue
Nancy E. Lutz's vintage maps of New York City, Brooklyn and Long Island:
Many fine old maps from the 17th to the 20th Century
Historic Map Works, Residential Genealogy: https://www.historicmapworks.com/
The National Gallery of Art : http://www.nga.gov/
Cinerama-- site by Roland Lataille: http://cinerama.topcities.com/index.html
The Internet's Original Trainboard.com: http://www.trainboard.com/
This site is one of the oldest railfan and model railroad-related message board/discussion forums on the Internet. Here you will find Syosset Scrapbook contributor Gregg Mahlkov (Thirdrail)'s images of the William Willock estate railroad and further description. http://www.trainboard.com/railimages/showphoto.php/photo/26178
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