Long Before "The Acres"
& "The Beach" ........There Was
The very first development the Smadbeck
Brothers did on the Mastic Neck area was called Mastic Park .
They started it in 1922 with land they purchased from John Frost,
William Dana, and August Floyd. Using subscriptions to the Brooklyn
Citizen as their "sales gimmick" they moved a lot of
land at $55 a lot.
The Billboard at the Mastic station
in 1922 was bigger than the station itself.
It proclaims ..... MASTIC PARK /
Summer Resort / The Brooklyn Citizen / A Newspaper /
Progressive * Consistent * Reliable
The Nichols and Floyd kids would say the same about
their newspaper The Mastic News in 1925
(click to read it)
This is the Mastic Park Clubhouse
as seen from Forge River in 1922.
Lots of scrub pine and a lonely
dock. Anyone know the exact location of it?
These two ads appeared in the Brooklyn Citizen four
years later in April of 1926
Notice The Clubhouse is now landscaped The pic on left
is Montauk Hwy passing over Forge River & Twin Ponds
These were the last ads the Citizen ran for Mastic
Park before making their announcement of
a more exclusive offer just to the south .........Mastic
Beach at a "slightly higher" price
(click to view)
Map of both areas circa 1940s published
by Walter S. Cole
(Map courtesy of George Barnes)
Below The Streets Of Mastic Park
. I lived
at 215 Patchogue Ave in the 1970's