Syosset Then and Now: Sweet Spot

Here's an easy one: name this Syosset attraction.

The bustling little Long Island town of Syosset has had many facelifts over the years. Original structures have been remodeled and replaced, leaving just a shadow of the good old days of horse-drawn carriages and general stores.

But if you look closely, sometimes you can see old Syosset hidden among the new constructions. We'll be bringing you back to the old Syosset with the help of Syosset Scrapbook and helpful photo donors.

Last time, we stumped readers, The band's name was The Furys, who played together for several years before breaking up in 1961. Members included guitarist Ralph Stanio, drummer Ray Orobona, lead singer Vinnie Messina, guitarist Joe Getz, and two other unidentified members, according to Syosset Scrapbook.

We'll go easy on you this week and ask you to tell us about this Syosset favorite. It was a favorite for locals and out-of-towners alike. Identify the spot, tell us what sits there today, and share your own memories from this Syosset sweet spot.

Give us your best historic guesses in the comments below!

adrian September 14, 2012 at 09:21 PM
Lollypop Farm.
Tanya September 14, 2012 at 09:41 PM
Lollipop farm
Nina P. Anastasio September 14, 2012 at 10:17 PM
One of my favorite placesas a child - Sweeney's Lollipop Farm. Eve and I went to school together - she was a year ahead of me!
Renata Sciuto September 14, 2012 at 10:48 PM
My sister had a Shetland pony we kept there for a short time. The pony's name was Taffy That was the year we moved to Syosset, I think it was 1955.
NS-Syosset September 15, 2012 at 12:41 PM
I am not familiar with Sweeney's. What sits there today?
Papa Tom September 15, 2012 at 01:52 PM
Neil: Lollipop Farm stood on the spot roughly where the former Border's Books was.
Judy Rome Dusman September 15, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Many Birthday parties there . Loved the wishing well with all the kittens.
Papa Tom September 17, 2012 at 12:25 AM
I've just uploaded a bunch of Lollipop Farm photos from my local folder. Unfortunately, I've lost track of where these came from, so some may be from the Syosset Scrapbook site, which is maintained by my friend, John Delin. If you haven't already, I highly recommend visiting the site.
michelle September 18, 2012 at 10:39 PM
Absolutel y Lollipop Farm! Prior to moving to Syosset i lived in Rego Park with my family. At least twice a year we would drive to the "country" to spend the day at Lollipop Farms with our cousins. I even have 8mm movies of our time there!
Papa Tom September 19, 2012 at 12:13 AM
Michelle: Would love to see those films - and possibly add a copy to the collection at the Syosset Library. Interested?
Heather Doyle (Editor) September 28, 2012 at 05:26 PM
We have our answer and a brand new question here: http://patch.com/A-ylpC


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