May 29, 2024

New Podcast Episode Available Now: Ronek Park: Postwar Non-Discriminatory Housing on Long Island

A New York Minute in History

This episode tells the story of Ronek Park, a non-discriminatory housing development built in 1950 in the village of North Amityville. Unlike the many housing developments created in the post-WWII U.S. that followed the practice of redlining and did not allow African American or Jewish people to buy homes, Ronek Park specifically marketed itself as allowing anyone to purchase a home regardless of race or creed.

Marker of Focus: Ronek Park, Village of North Amityville, Suffolk County, Long Island

IntervieweesMary Cascone, Town of Babylon Historian and Eugene Burnett, Ronek Park resident and former Town of Babylon Police Department Sergeant.  

Click here to listen to the full episode.