Stony Brook Location Jet Hangar Video Shoot Rental
Personal Private Jet Photoshoots Stony Brook
Looking to escape the stresses of city life at the dawn of the twentieth century, Brooklyn residents Frank and Jennie Melville planned a Long Island summer retreat with their son, Ward. Intending to reach the popular Hamptons on the East End of Long Island, they accidentally boarded the wrong train and instead traveled to the hamlet of Stony Brook. Ultimately falling in love with the quaint village, Frank and Jennie immersed themselves in local life. They were troubled by the growing effects of the Great Depression and the area’s collection of rundown buildings. Jennie urged civic cooperation among the three neighboring communities of Stony Brook, Old Field, and Setauket and tagged them the “Three Villages,” while Frank served on civic boards and the Chamber of Commerce. Succeeding his father as president of the Melville Shoe Corporation, Ward joined in his parents’ passion for conservation and economic development. He actively worked to formulate a plan to fulfill Jennie’s dream of a beautiful, planned business community with the help of his wife, Dorothy. Starting in 1939, Ward extensively renovated the Old Hallock Homestead he had inherited and renamed it the Three Village Inn. Dorothy became co-founder of the Suffolk Museum (now known as The Long Island Museum). Realizing the scale of their goal to preserve and maintain historic Stony Brook, Ward created a not-for-profit corporation, the Stony Brook Community Fund in 1939; it was renamed The Ward Melville Heritage Organization in 1996. The organization would protect the historical and sensitive environmental properties that he would deed to it over the coming years. Melville's dream was to create a “living Williamsburg,” Ward Melville envisioned a colonial-style village that would breathe new life into the area. Seeking community cooperation, Ward hosted a dinner at the Three Village Inn on January 19, 1940. He presented his plans for a crescent-shaped Village Center with connected shops grouped around a federalist-style post office, which were designed by close friend and architect, Richard Haviland Smythe.
Movie, Video & TV Filming Near Stony Brook
We rent our hangars, eight of our private jet aircraft and helicopters for social media pictures, special picture settings, commercials, movie shoots, private events, music video, major motion picture and television shoots - all from our extremely large Long Island, Islip, MacArthur airport location - just off the runway.