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Five Things You CAN’T Do in Lindy

There are many things to do in Lindenhurst, but here are five things you can’t.

Normally this column focuses on everything you can do in Lindenhurst and gives you what you need to know for the day – but not this time.

Riffing off a Twitter , #5ThingsYouCantDo, here’s a top five list of what you can’t do in Lindenhurst – some of which should earn chuckle, and evoke a little nostalgia:

1. See a movie: No, sadly the old movie theater on the corner of Montauk Highway and Wellwood Avenue is no more, but kudos to the for offering a weekly to help fill the void. And it’s free.

2. Go bowling: Remember Werner’s Bowl? So tiny with its 12 lanes, but chock full of memories. This former member of the girls’ bowling team remembers it well. It’s just not the same to see an auto parts store there.

3. Land a plane: We haven’t had that ability since Zahn’s was turned into New Horizons back in the 1980s. Lindy gave that up to nearby Republic Airport in Farmingdale in favor an industrial park, and a park.

4. Sit in your car at the docks at the end of Wellwood Avenue without getting chased out: It’s beautiful there, no matter what the season, but you’d be hard-pressed to enjoy the scenery without a permit.

5. Find a 7-Eleven: Okay, so anyone who’s ever lived in Lindy knows that’s not true. There are six, including the one that replaced the Friendly’s in town (sadly, there’s another thing that can’t be done anymore), and if you also count the one on Sunrise Highway and Straight Path, and this @LindyPatch editor does.

And here’s a bonus for you – thanks to ’s list– since within our town limits we have a lesser known version of the Commack Motor Inn:

Bring your kids for a stay at the : Much like at the Commack Motor Lodge, you're more likely to find a child being conceived there than a child sleeping there!

So…what else can’t you do in ? Lindenhurst Patch would like to know.

christian minucci July 02, 2011 at 07:33 PM
Yea one step up from Lemon tree!
JOHN BENKERT July 05, 2011 at 05:39 AM
YOU CAN'T DRIVE FAR WITHOUT SEEING WHAT SEEMS LIKE DOUBLE THE STOP SIGNS IN SOME AREAS AND THIS IS A GOOD THING PROVIDED PEOPLE AREN'T RACING FROM ONE SIGN TO THE NEXT. THE POWERS THAT BE CAN STICK ONE FEATHER IN THEIR HAT. BUT DON'T STOP THERE WHY NOT FILL YOU'RE HATS, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. LIFE LONG RESIDENT PROUD OF OUR VILLAGE.
Lindy Mets Fan May 05, 2012 at 04:42 PM
You can't have more than 1 yard sale per calender year . The one that you are allowed to have requires a $10 permit . A permit to have a yard sale , a permit to park at the docks , a permit to crab at the docks . They should just rename the village to "You'll Need A Permit " . Change the welcome signs to "Welcome To The Incorporated Village Of You'll Need A Permit" . What's next ?
Lindy Mets Fan May 05, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Oh , I forgot something . You can't use the small baseball field at Fireman's Park . It is just for use by the Little League . Don't the Village taxpayers pay for this ? Then we should be able to use it . (My son , daughter and I were playing baseball on it a few years ago and were told we couldn't use it and had to get off it . There were no Little Leaguer's anywhere in sight . If there were any, I wouldn't have been there)
Rich Cicero May 20, 2012 at 01:23 AM
I grew up there in Lindy and moved out in 82. My wife and daughter wound upon there by accident (via GPS) looking for pizza while coming home from Robert Moses. I wanted to see what was up and came across this page. I was one of the kids who went to the movies theater, went crabbing (for free) , ate at A&W and bowled at Werner. I was shocked to see how my little quaint town village turned into my current town in northern Westchester of "You need a permit". Go Snails !

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