718 Area Code BBSes Through History (80's Version)

MAP OF THE 718 AREA CODE
718-217-0898
NYCZ 12, NY
Pharm Stat, Pharm Stat Systems, PHARMSTAT , PharmStat BBS, PharmStat PCB 800meg, PharmStat Systems BBS, PharmStat Systems Public
(1987-1995)
Jeff Goldrich R.Ph.PCBoard
718-229-1189
NYCZ 11, NY
The Palladium, Direct Connect
(1985-1988)
The 0perator
718-229-2460
NYCZ 11, NY
Entropy's Edge
(1988)
Brimstone
718-237-2734
NYCZ 6, NY
Microvilla
(1988)
Red Ryder Host
718-238-7855
NYCZ 7, NY
Atlantic Palisades
(1985-1988)
Jesse Levine
718-238-8120
NYCZ 7, NY
Emergency Medic
(1986)
Glenn Carlson
718-241-9007
Brooklyn, NY
Paradise Network, PARADISE NETWORK BBS
(1989-1994)
Luc'e
From the September 1994 issue of Boardwatch: Brooklyn, New York since 06/89. Sysop: Luc'e. Using Custom 1.0 with 17 lines on MS-DOS 80486 with 1345 MB storage. Supra at 2400 bps. $30 Annual fee. New York's Largest Adult BBS. Hundreds of singles & couples looking to chat, exchange mail, and meet! X-rated GIFS and animations. High female to male ratio. Free two week trial. 9600 v.32 (718) 241-9049. All adult, must be 21. Credit cards accepted.
718-259-9661
NYCZ 7, NY
F.B.I., FBI, FBI node # 1
(1988-1990)
718-268-2062
NYCZ 10, NY
Apple Sauce, Apple Sauce BBS
(1988-1994)
718-268-3173
NYCZ 10, NY
WB2SQM, WB2SQM BBS
(1988-1994)
WB2SQM
718-278-2120
NYCZ 8, NY
The Wall
(1988-1995)
Robert LanzaRed Ryder Host
718-279-1165
NYCZ 11, NY
Harry's Place
(1989)
Alan Boritz
718-331-3195
NYCZ 7, NY
AmigaChannel
(1988)
718-332-1330
Brooklyn, NY
Liveline!
(1985-1992)
Magick EntertainmentMajorBBS, Galacticomm
"Started in 85/86 when the only other game in town were 2 line bbs'. Opened with a 16 GComm board and went to 24 lines before I closed down in '92. considered starting up again many times, but then there was this thing called the internet..." - Magick Entertainment
718-338-3501
NYCZ 7, NY
Gateway NRA
(1986-1989)
Richard Clark
718-339-1352
NYCZ 7, NY
The Emerald Forest
(1989-1990)
Edward Reggi
718-343-2185
NASZ 2, NY
Eastern Queens
(1986)
Rich Mazzara
718-351-3859
Staten Island, NY
Ariel BBS
(1986-2000)
A. SessaWildcat
"Member of New York Sysops Assoc. I was a stay at home mom and I began the BBS after being a cosysop on a few Staten Island BBSes (SISTER, Night Shift and Grand Central). In the beginning, I ran Ariel BBS on a C64 with two floppy drives on Ribbit software and one phone line. Ribbit was full of bugs, so I became a beta tester for Frog software which was very good. I was finally forced to upgrade to an IBM 286 to keep up with new technology. (MY C64 was also innocently crashing several of my favorite BBS systems and I didn't want to do that.) I tried several shareware BBS programs and again fixing bugs took up too much time. I finally upgraded to better equipment with Windows 95 and settled with Wildcat. The BBS worked great for many years, until the Internet took over and users went down to one caller a week." - A. Sessa
718-358-3340
NYCZ 9, NY
L & P Dynamic BBS, L&P Dynamic
(1989-1994)
Lewis Kopp, Kopp & HazePCBoard
718-359-4316
NYCZ 9, NY
Hitchhikers Guide to the Gal.
(1989)
718-363-9806
NYCZ 6, NY
Computron HQ
(1988)
Wildcat
718-392-8836
NYCZ 8, NY
Thunder Rd. PCB2 REL QWIK REG, Thunder Road BBS, ThunderRoad
(1989-1994)
Tom VeraPCBoard
718-417-1761
NYCZ 6, NY
The WPC Comm. Center, WPC Communication PCB
(1989-1991)
Peter AbramsPCBoard
718-428-6776
Bayside, NY
Milliways, The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe BBS, Milliways, TRATEOTU!
(1986-1989)
SunspotC-Net 128
"Originally was Split/Infinity BBS, was a cDc board. The years of operation are estimates, my memory doesn't work too well anymore (anything over two weeks ago is a little hazy)." - SunSpot, cDc
718-441-1262
NYCZ 10, NY
Wishbone BBS
(1989-1994)
Neil HoffmanPCBoard
718-442-1056
NYCZ 14, NY
New York Transfer, NY Transfer
(1986-1994)
Bob Richards
718-444-4555
NYCZ 6, NY
MAS BBS, MAS User Group, MAS,!, MAS-BBS
(1989-1996)
Matt KahndBBS
718-445-4615
Queens, NY
The Festering CyForce
(1989-1992)
CyBorg, Strike Force, ForceSHOTelegard 2.01 / PCBoard
718-446-1159
NYCZ 8, NY
Little Big Foot
(1989)
718-448-2358
NYCZ 14, NY
New York Transfer BBS, NY Transfer, NY Transfer News Service
(1989-1992)
Bob Richards, K. Kelly & B. Richards
718-448-9119
Staten Island, NY
Isle-Net
(1984-1987)
Dan LewisTBBS on a TRS-80 Model I
718-449-9119
Staten Island, NY
Isle-Net (18+)
(1984-1987)
Dan LewisTBBS
718-454-2551
Flushing, NY
Channel One
(1988-1992)
Matthew TraceyOpus and Wildcat
"Channel One originally started on a Tandy 1000 computer, running the built in Terminal Host from the Tandy Deskmate software suite (very primitive!). Later ran Opus software with FidoNet feeds, and eventually the Wildcat! software from Mustang." - Matthew Tracey
718-457-1752
NYCZ 8, NY
Friends Too , Friends! Too
(1987-1989)
P. KronenbergPCBoard
718-468-4797
NYCZ 12, NY
Bayside Board II, The Bayside Board II
(1988)
Peter AbramsWildcat
718-492-3054
NYCZ 7, NY
The Outer Limits
(1988)
Star Gazer
718-492-8431
NYCZ 7, NY
Frontier BBS
(1989)
Kelvin Natal
718-494-9273
NYCZ 14, NY
NEW YORK CITY HUB II, NoVaSys, NYCNet Ogate, Outer New York City HUB, The Event Horizon
(1987-1995)
John Cottrell
718-497-0267
NYCZ 6, NY
Rom's Domain, Rom'sDomain
(1989-1994)
Mike ChambersPCBoard
718-499-1633
NYCZ 6, NY
ELECTRONIC CALL BOARD
(1986-1987)
718-499-9277
NYCZ 6, NY
BaphoNet
(1986-1992)
Tony Iannotti
718-526-5395
NYCZ 10, NY
SilentRunng, Smurf'sTurf
(1988)
718-531-3979
Brooklyn, NY
Wavelength, Wavelengths BBS
(1987-1989)
John Sorrentino and Gene ReynoldsBBS Express Pro
"John and I started Wavelengths on an Atari 800XL with an ICD Multi IO board (1MB version) connected to the parallel bus. This, along with a 100MB hard disk and a Hayes Smartmodem 2400 completed the set. At the time, I believe we had one of the largest amounts of storage for a BBS at that time. We loved our old BBS and the people we met through it." - Gene Reynolds
718-531-5223
NYCZ 6, NY
Doctor'sOffice
(1986-1996)
Neil LederPCBoard
718-539-3338
Queens , NY
New York Amateur Com Club, New York Amateur Computer Club Club, NY Amat.ComClub, NY Amat.ComClub
(1986-1997)
Hank KeeRBBS, PCBoard
"NYACC - The BBS of the New York Amateur Computer Club. It was run by the host of the WBAI-FM radio show Hank Kee - I got this free for membership and was the main reason I renewed my membership every year. It was an RBBS system that later became CBoard. It later had Internet e-mail. It was the second BBS I called. It went down on July 1-3 1997 - the same time Hong Kong passed over to Chinese control. I asked the SYSOP to leave it up a bit longer than its scheduled time so I could download files and he said he would as long as it was being used. I delayed calling - I mean I could have called more than I did so it went down around July 3." - Sammy Finkelman
718-575-9623
NYCZ 10, NY
The Toxic Dump!
(1989)
Wildcat
718-592-1095
NYCZ 8, NY
Friend's , Friend's,Women's
(1985-1996)
Gerry PulverPCBoard
718-604-1930
NYCZ 6, NY
Blaise Pascal BBS , Blaise Pascal RCP/M
(1985-1989)
Jacqu. Durosier, Jacqu. Duvosier, Jacques A. Durosier
718-624-9141
NYCZ 6, NY
C U R A #2 IBM RBBS-PC
(1984-1985)
Brian Callahan
718-624-9148
NYCZ 6, NY
C U R A #3 NY Kaypro Users
(1984-1985)
Brian Callahan
718-625-5931
NYCZ 6, NY
C U R A #1 RBBS-RCP/M
(1984-1985)
Brian Callahan
718-648-3502
NYCZ 7, NY
Micro Link
(1988)
718-651-4267
NYCZ 8, NY
Patch House #2
(1989)
Laurie Gonzalez
718-667-4470
NYCZ 14, NY
Black Box BBS, HUB 600 EchoMail Coord
(1987-1994)
John Outhwaite
718-692-1069
Brooklyn, NY
Into the Black, Sanitarium - DDial #66
(1986-1988)
William HertlingDDial (Diversi-Dial), AmigaBBS
"Saniarium was the fourth DDial in the 718 area code. Two of the three prior DDials were "Out of the Blue" and "The Great Beyond". A monthly subscription was $15. Sanitarium had seven phone lines, and ran on an Apple //e with seven modems. Night time was frequently busy enough to fill all seven lines for hours on end. We frequently linked to Out of the Blue (for weeks on end), as well as DDials in New Jersey and Texas. One term in frequent use then was "blog", short for backlogged. This occurred when the sum of the input from the other six phone lines was greater than the 300 baud output to your line, and was worsen when you would type a message, stalling output to your line. Shortly after Sanitarium started, a fifth DDial started in Brooklyn, by the name of "Joe's Bar and Grill". Unfortunately, with five DDials to choose from, most users would not financially support more than one or two. The base of users in the 718 area code wasn't growing, and with little to differentiate the DDials, it was difficult for any one DDial to have enough paying users to cover the expense of seven phone lines. Later in 1987, Sanitarium was taken down." - William Hertling

"Into the Black was a short-lived BBS that bridged the period from Sanitarium (DDial #66) to a later, more successful BBS known as the Programmer's Pit Stop. Running on an Amiga, storage consisted of a: 1MB RAM Disk, two 880K 3.5" floppy disks, and a 440K 5.25" floppy disk. Because the Amiga had real multitasking, even way back when, it was possible to run the BBS and still use my computer, which was great compared to other systems." - William Hertling

718-692-2498
Brooklyn, NY
Moon Dog, MoonDog BBS, MoonDog BBS , MoonDog BBS 1 Public, Moondog BBS Public, MoonDog's , MoonDog's Free BBS, Moondog's PCB REL, NYCnet Network CoOrdinator, NYCnet Satellite Feed
(1987-2004)
Don BarbaPCBoard
718-693-6122
NYCZ 6, NY
Vitasoft
(1986-1989)
Robert Phillips
718-698-7875
NYCZ 14, NY
Hamnet
(1988-1994)
718-699-2564
NYCZ 8, NY
Brass Tacks!
(1988)
718-699-5310
NYCZ 8, NY
The Invisible Man
(1987-1988)
Larry Porter
718-720-7673
NYCZ 14, NY
Nova Labs
(1986-1991)
Robert ReadyPCBoard
718-743-2434
NYCZ 7, NY
EntrePlex 4 Entrep.
(1987-1988)
Larry Alex
718-746-2006
NYCZ 11, NY
Stac Net
(1989-1991)
718-746-5287
NYCZ 11, NY
Harmony Skates (Line 2)
(1988-1993)
SkaTeMasTeR (Shawn Reimerdes)Prodoor/PCBoard
718-746-5861
NYCZ 11, NY
InfinPortal
(1988)
718-756-7201
NYCZ 6, NY
L'chaim BBS
(1989-1995)
Rueven Blau, Reuven Blau
718-761-5727
NYCZ 14, NY
Programmers Corner
(1988-1994)
David Snyder
718-767-1931
NYCZ 11, NY
Harmony Skates (Line 1)
(1988-1993)
SkaTeMasTeR (Shawn Reimerdes)Prodoor/PCBoard
718-779-7864
Bronx, NY
The TARDIS BBS
(1986-1993)
Time Lord SupremeSpitfire
"My name is jose Soto, i Ran the Original Tardis BBS in the NY area for about 7 years sysop name "Time Lord Supreme".. from commodore 64 to 128. from 1200 baud to 9600 baud. a 20 meg Data chief.. MARRIAGE took my away form the Site... Andrew Borrs an old NYC Ems co-worke,r started the Tardis II in the (914), then he took over my site. Now i run www.BachataRadio.com... a latin based music site" - Jose Soto
718-786-4191
NYCZ 8, NY
Thunder PCB2 REL QWIK PRIV, Thunder Road
(1989-1991)
Tom Vera
718-793-8548
Flushing, NY
THE ICEBOX BBS
(1988-1996)
Darren KleinPCBoard
From the September 1994 issue of Boardwatch: Flusing, New York since 04/88. Sysop: Darren Klein. Using PCBoard 15.1 with 5 lines on MS-DOS with 34000 MB storage. Microcom at 28800 bps. $25 Annual fee. Internet/USEnet access. Thou-sands of files available for download. Many online games. Chat live with users. Offline mail reader. New files daily. Many famous echo'd mail networks. Visa Mastercard Accepted.
718-797-4857
NYCZ 6, NY
French Connection UNaXcess
(1989-1991)
Jean Ecochard
718-816-7792
Staten Island, NY
BQSNet Groupmail Coord, Free NY Groupmail Coord, HUB 600 GroupMail Coord, Net2603 Groupmail Coord, Night Shift BBS, Outer New York City HUB, The Night Shift
(1981-1994)
Peter PaulAMIS, TBBS
"When it first started as the Night Shift, the intent was to only have the BBS up between 11PM and 7AM but when the number of calls during the day were overwhelming (a week or two later) a second phone line was installed just for the BBS and it was operational, 24x7. It had a 5.25" 77kb Atari floppy drive for the code and the message base. When it finally shut down, there were 4 19.2k lines installed, 2 300 mb harddrives, etc. but it couldn't compete with the internet." - Peter Paul
718-827-1240
NYCZ 6, NY
Enchanted Jungles
(1989-1991)
Richard Arenaro
718-837-3236
NYCZ 7, NY
Consultant BBS, Consultant BBS PCB1, Consultant,sh/w, The Consultant BBS
(1988-1996)
Jay CaplanPCBoard
718-849-6694
New York, NY
Backroom
(1986-1991)
Artie Kohn
"I think you have several listings for the same "BACKROOM BBS" which existed in NYC from at least 1986 when I became a member until 1997. It started as basically a gay social media BBS, and became a major source for AIDS information as the epidemic spread. It was founded by Artie Kohn, a great guy who died of AIDS in 1991. I believe Artie's brother Fred kept it running for a year or two after his death, and then a member, "Tiger Tom" kept it running from 1993-1997. It had several dial-in numbers (the main one above) but there were alternate numbers in the 212 exchange and perhaps others. David Charnow served as co-moderator of the board from 1987-1990. Aside from the online aspect, there were "Backroom Bashes" held at a Brooklyn gay bar or at Artie's apartment where members could meet and greet their online friends. My handle was "Wings Theatre" (my company). My lover was "Hot Spik". The Backroom was an important part of my life after first moving to NYC, and then in '88 getting an HIV diagnosis. I'm still close friends with two or three of the guys I met on the Backroom ("GT Pete" and "Sy Clops" were the handles.) Upon the arrival of the internet, Artie became one of the first to link to the new technology and we all received internet email addresses. I remember The Backroom with a great deal of fondness and appreciation. I can upload an old Backroom print ad if you like." - Wings Theatre
718-852-0347
NYCZ 6, NY
TechNet
(1989-1994)
Fred Mirer
718-852-2662
Brooklyn, NY
New York On-Line
(1983-1992)
William BowlesRed Ryder Host
"Hi, I ran NYOL from around 1983 to 1992. At the time, aside from the Well, NYOL was the only political BBS around. I ran it initially on an Apple ][ then moved to a Macintosh in the middle of 1984. NYOL networked around 35 newsgroups globally. I have written some history of it for the newsgroup Community Memory. I'll try and dig it out." - William Bowles
718-852-2823
NYCZ 6, NY
Broadway BBS
(1988)
718-876-7251
NYCZ 14, NY
The Photographers Network
(1989-1991)
RonJanorkarWildcat
718-886-1829
Flushing, NY
NYCnet EchoMail Coordinator, NYCnet Manhattan EchoHub, NYCnet Manhattan EchoHub 1, NYCnet Network Coordinator, The United Front
(1981-2000)
Darrell Benvenuto
"The United Front BBS initially began on a CP/M-based Osborne 1 computer in 1981, with a single dialup running at 300 baud. This increased to 1200 baud, then 2400 baud, and the system grew to host a large amount of public domain CP/M applications, with the eventual intent of joining the FOG (First Osborne Group) league of BBSes. But a system failure on the Osborne shelved that plan, and the new United Front BBS began on a 286. This BBS grew and flourished through many changes in its hardware, up through 386, 486 and in its final incarnation, a 486 DX/2 66 driving six 19,200 baud modems while multitasking over an 8-port serial card using Quarterdeck software. At this point the BBS featured a wide slew of online games, inter-user chatting and also inter-user multiplayer games, not to mention a large chunk of the EchoMail feed and also many FidoNET file feeds; with approximately 5 GB of storage, with more content coming in every day on the File feeds, the BBS had a very extensive selection of downloads. By this point too, the SysOp had been elected as the Net Coordinator for NET 278 (NYCNET), with authority over all of the many FidoNET BBSes in New York City and its five boroughs. Over his many years in this position, this BBS also became the primary EchoMail Hub for NYCNET, and the SysOp also accepted the mantle of Net EchoMail Coordinator. Yet the inexorable, growing draw of the Internet, AOL and other commercialized online services and the ongoing decline of FidoNET in general led the BBS gradually from having all six lines continually occupied to getting perhaps one or two calls per day. Always provided as a free service, with subscription being optional, the BBS was shut down in 2000 due to lack of use and lack of operating funds to cover replacing failing hardware and the ongoing expense of six phone lines." - Darrell Benvenuto
718-934-0774
Brooklyn NY
Earth News Central
(1989)
"END was run by an associate of mine, John Gleich. At the time it was the largest BBs (in terms of users and calls) in NY and probabl;y one of the largest on the East Coast. I can't be dead certain when it started. I know that when i started my BBs ENC had been up for a while and that was around 1983 or so. ENC ran as a BBS until around 1989 or 1990 and then soldiered on via the internet." - Anonymous
718-937-7005
NYCZ 8, NY
Bliss Street
(1989-1991)
Paul Weiss
718-945-1115
NYCZ 13, NY
Tentra Red Flag BBS
(1988-1995)
Andi Anderson
718-945-1928
NYCZ 13, NY
HUB 600 EchoMail Coord, Rockaway Beach BBS
(1988-1990)
Douglas Vogt, Doug Vogt
718-951-6652
Brooklyn, NY
Mind Matters, Mind Matters BBS, The Round Table BBS
(1989-1996)
IsraelSilverman, Israel A. SilvermanPCBoard , PcBoard 15.0
"The Round Table BBS was started as a primarily message-based BBS for local users in 1989 by Israel Silverman. It featured a number of popular doors, such as Chess, Hang-'em-high, Wizard's Arena. It ran as a single node board and, after finding out that there was a major PA board named "Round Table," it changed to "Mind Matters BBS" several years into its life, and had two nodes running in DOS windows under OS/2 Warp (Yeah, you try configuring DOS door batch files with variables under OS/2 Warp). It started with a 1200 modem, followed by a 2400 MNP-5 (replaced, by an excited Sysop, with a 2400 V.42bis mode, which of course was much faster). Then, it ran on a Hayes 9600 modem, which "only" cost around $800 under a special Sysop deal. After 1996, calls became fewer and fewer, and it died." - Israel Silverman
718-969-8156
NYCZ 10, NY
Battlefield
(1988)
718-972-6099
NYCZ 6, NY
Star Link Network, Star-Link, Star-Link Net BBS, Star-Link Network BBS
(1988-1996)
Michael KeylinPCBoard
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