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Stony Brook’s Strathmore: A look back after 50 years

The roads are not divided by a line, the yards are manicured and there is a notable absence of side fences. Basketball hoops stand tall against the curb, while sprinklers enhance the lush green grass and kids ride around the 30-miles-per-hour streets on their bicycles. This is Strathmore, the Levitt brothers-built subdivision in Stony Brook and it is now in its 50th year.

In 1963, Stony Brook was identified as the perfect place to begin constructing another of the Levitt and Sons specialty: assembly-line manufacturing of mass-produced housing for middle income families.

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