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Re: CT, RI, LI NY Hobby Shops
Again, thank you guys.
I will be in my own vehicle and will drive toward the city on either the LIE or Northern State Pkwy, on a weekend, before crossing the Verrazano Narrows bridge to head home after visiting a few familiar sites in the Port Jeff/Setauket area. I noticed a parking lot behind Willis Hobbies on Google maps. Is this parking area available for the shop? Free? Metered? Interestingly, when I was young my father worked in nearby Albertson.
I can recommend two LI hobby shops that I have visited and purchased items from.
The closest to Port Jeff is Bayshore Hobbies, located at 2054 Sunrise Hwy South Service Rd, Bay Shore, NY 11706. It has a large selection of plastic models but it is so packed with inventory it could be difficult getting to something on the shelf. Ships are in the back of the store. I donít recall if they have train related inventory, they might.
The other is Willis Hobbies in Mineola. https://willishobbies.com/
Big on trains and RC cars and planes, but it has a decent plastic kit selection.
Hope this helps,
I will be visiting Battleship Cove in Fall River, MA, as well as the Newport, RI area soon. Also, I will sail on the ferry from Bridgeport, CT to Port Jefferson, NY on Long Island (I was born in Port Jeff). Are there any hobby shops in the Providence/Newport/Fall River/Port Jeff areas with a decent model kit and HO train selection worth visiting? Same goes for Norwich, CT, where a dear friend of mine grew up.
Thank you in advance,
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