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

The 914 Area Code was split into the 914 and 845 area codes in 2000.
MAP OF THE 914 AREA CODE
Exchange List (Before 2000) (After 2000)
914-221-0774
RBBS IBM PC Hopewell Junction, The Sports Network BBS
(1984-1987)
John Giberson
For-Pay System ($30)
914-221-0980
Sports
(1985)
John Giberson
914-221-2248
Eclectic
(1985)
David Hunter
914-227-6503
Poughquag, NY
Horse Head, SENY Northern HUB
(1989-1994)
Karl Hoedl
914-228-4321
, Carmel, NY
Infinity ACI BBS
(1988-1992)
Bret Ancowitz
"Hello! My BBS number was 914-228-4321. The only mention I have found of my BBS here in the Google/internet age was in an archive of FidoNet boards here: http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/athena/reference/net-directory/host-tables/FIDONet-Hosts.txt. There is also an entry into the FidoNet History Project here: http://ambrosia60.dd-dns.de/fidonet/nlarchive2.php?e=Infinity+ACI. Here is my history below: "I was the SysOp of the Infinity ACI BBS in roughly the 1988-ish to 1992 timeframe. It was an Amiga BBS and it felt like I changed BBS software every few months, given the fact that Amiga BBS software was, in general, the product of mostly amateur efforts of middling stability and almost no support. I absolutely adored BBS'ing, especially growing up as a teenager in an obscure rural area (Putnam County), with obscure teenage interests (Sci-Fi, history, politics, science), using an obscure computer system (the Amiga). So the universe of BBS'ing was for me a proxy way to explore both the world and myself. The power of computers to connect people and communities that we take for granted today was new and intoxicating during that era, especially for teens, and it had the additional allure of feeling very forbidden and "underground." Enjoying BBS's as I did, starting one became a no-brainer in high school once I convinced my parents to purchase some additional phone lines. I can't praise my parents enough. They poured time, money, and effort into helping me start what almost became a round-the-clock enterprise despite their occasional concern and their incomplete understanding of what I was doing. How perplexed (and patient) they must have been to see my Amiga running 24 hours a day, the CPU fan audible around the house, as modem connect tones punctuated the quiet at all hours of the day and night! In the middle of dinner, a connect tone would ring out and I would jump down and run to my room to see who was on my BBS and what they were doing. I don't remember why I named the BBS what I did. I vaguely remember that the Infiniti car brand was about to soon launch in the US (which they later did in 1990) and remember feeling that the name did indeed sound somewhat upscale but I disliked Nissan.s silly, deliberate misspelling with the .i. at the end. So I thought I would beat them to the use of the name and spell it correctly. The infinity symbol was great fodder for a logo as well. The ACI? I have no idea. Acronyms seemed very adult and official. I don't know if the "A" was a play on my last name or Amiga. The "C" and "I" are lost to the dark recesses of my memory. The most fun I had was in doing animated and elborate ANSI menus for the BBS, a feature most users viewed once, praised, and then promptly turned off in favor of simplified text menus. I had some active forums on my site, especially relating to the Amiga, Star Trek, and some regional issues. I tried emulating the America Online thing in vogue at the time by joining FidoNet and, I think, ICN (see The Brewster BBS). In fact, I joined what felt like every available message network and it often felt like my BBS spent as much time doing timed dialing out to exchange messages as it was available for people to dial in. In fact, I have vague memories of one phone line being exclusively used for networking and another being used for dial-in. In short order, my BBS rapidly developed a reputation for being *the* place to go in my zone of the 914 area code for networked message forums, something that was helped by the fact that Amiga BBS software at the time seemed far ahead of its PC counterparts in forum organization and management. I even tried doing updated local weather, a local visitors guide (something I started long before when I had a Commodore 128), something resembling journalism for my local community, and opinion pieces. At the BBS's peak, I probably had 2 or 3 phone lines and several users per hour and a few even paid me for "upgraded" access. I, for about 5 minutes, tried to establish an Amiga "warez" scene on the BBS which immediately failed due to my lack of cred in that community and due to a general lack of Amiga users in my area code. I got to know several of my online users very well and even met one or two in the real world. My experience keeping the BBS cobbled together, attractive, and operating became increasingly difficult as the technology, boardering the proto-internet age, started to zoom ahead. I rapidly hit the ceiling of my self-taught technical knowledge at the end of high school and was keeping things going by trial and error, the advice of generous experts on help forums, and by sheer will. It was increasingly apparent that computer-based connectivity was professionalizing, separating the truly knowledgeable from us mere tinkering hobbyists. The best BBS operators started to become people who did IT for a living or were purposefully taking computer networking or graphics design courses to keep themselves relevant as BBS.s became websites. Like many, I shut everything down before leaving home for college, which was less an event than I had imagined it would be, as my user base began to dwindle as the overall Amiga and BBS communities both entered their twilights. At the end, I ha d maybe 3 or 4 daily users. While I'm still amazed that the average American lives in a society that is drenched in a style of 24/7 connectivity far outstripping anything of my BBS youth, I can't help but feel sad that something from that BBS age has been lost." - Bret Ancowitz
914-234-3453
Bedford, NY
The World's End
(1987-1988)
Spell BinderGenesis Deluxe
"The original. Ran on an IBM PCjr for awhile." - Spell Binder
914-235-4957
New Rochelle, NY
The Stand , The Stand BBS
(1989-1994)
Scott EdgarPC-Board, PCBoard
914-237-6405
Yonkers, NY
Excalibur, Excalibur BBS
(1984-1988)
Mac Campbell
914-238-4251
Chappaqua, NY
Chappaqua Remote, RBBS IBM PC Chappaqua Remote
(1984-1985)
RBBS
914-238-5196
Chappaqua, NY
Stuffed-Node E-MX RCP/M
(1985)
Andy Rubin
914-238-5833
Chappaqua, NY
Programmer's Workshop, Programmers Wkshop
(1987-1991)
Mike LeppPCBoard
914-238-8195
Ferretville, NY
The Works BBS
(1986-1991)
Jason Scott, Terror FerretPCBoard, Ferret BBS (FBBS)
BBS Run by the Now-Webmaster of TEXTFILES.COM when he was 16.
914-245-2455
Amawalk Premium, Amawalk Premium PCB, The Amawalk BBS
(1989-1996)
Richie CawleyPCBoard
914-245-4034
11PM TO 7AM
(1985)
Forem ST
914-246-6906
Saugerties, NY
Data Plus, Data-Plus
(1987-1994)
Harry Kaemmerer
914-246-7605
Saugerties, NY
RBBS IBM PC S.U.E., RBBS IBM PC S.U.E. Saugerties
(1982-1987)
Robert J DemkowiczRBBS-PC
"A second phone line added 1984 for rollover dialin, and scheduled store and forward of mail/files. Host files for MHVPC, mirror directory listing for NYPC, Capital PC and C - Users Group. Site moved to Rhinelan in 1988." - Robert Demkowicz
914-255-8154
New Paltz, NY
PC Paradise, PC-Paradise
(1989-1994)
Eric BarkieWildcat
914-271-9366
Croton, NY
Croton Computer Club, The Croton BBS
(1989-1994)
Martin GlynnPCBoard
914-277-8030
The Somers BBS
(1985-1991)
Steve HaasePCBoard
914-279-5693
Brewster, NY
Brewster RBBS, RCP/M RBBS Brewster
(1982-1983)
Paul Bosshold & Carl ErhornRBBS
914-297-0665
Poughkeepsie, NY
BBS IBM PC Poughkeepsie, Mail reg., PC-Rain Node #1, PC-Rain Node1, Rasputin Compute's, Rasputin Computes Node #1, SouthEast NY State HUB
(1984-1996)
Ray Hyder
914-297-5616
Wappingers Falls, NY
Software City BBS
(1987-1991)
David Burkart, Dave BurkhartPCBoard
40mb of Storage
914-297-8810
Wappingers Falls, NY
The 5-K BBS
(1989-1994)
Rick Kramer
914-298-0527
Wappingers Falls, NY
The 5-K BBS
(1988)
Rick Kramer
914-298-1319
Wappingers Falls, NY
USS Starcross
(1978-2001)
Tony Denizard
914-328-9078
West Harrison, NY
The Wrong Number ][
(1986-1998)
Al DeRosa
"Wow, Like someone else said, I can't believe my old BBS made a list! This thing started out as a way to exchange warez and became a way of life for me for 12 years. Started out on a Commodore 64 with a floppy drive, and ended as a Pentium 75 with 5 Gigs of HD Sheesh! Now all of that seems small. Something that has to be mentioned is that WE (us sysOp's) were the pioneers of the WWW. We made it possible for "users" to send email across the country (though sometimes it took days) we made it possible for people to write messages like todays newsgroups, and all this took place when AOL was known as QLink, and AppleLink. Thanks for including my BBS, who knows maybe one day I will get the bug back and put it on the web. Thanks again.." - Al DeRosa
914-338-8837
Saugerties, NY
Spectrum 007 bbs, The Spectrum 007 BBS
(1989-1994)
Albert SorbelloPCBoard
914-339-4210
Kingston, NY
Supra Image Center, SupraBBS
(1988-1991)
Thomas MajewskiOdyssey BBS
"We had a network of affiliated BBSs that would dial each other up each night and pass on emails. Network never made it past the Hudson Valley. My user list, however, was worldwide. Attraction was one of the largest collection of GIF pics on a small BBS around at that time. No one ever heard of spam. People were happy to get messages!" - Thomas Majewski
914-339-6818
Kingston, NY
The Ucon
(1987-1988)
Arnold Fischer
914-342-4941
Wawayanda, NY
Luv at First Byte
(1989-1996)
George ArmstrongWildcat
914-343-2434
Middletown, NY
Banana Republic
(1987)
914-343-3791
Middletown, NY
Solomon's Portico
(1988)
Bryon Dayton
914-343-5065
Middletown, NY
Ouan BBS
(1987)
914-343-5076
Middletown, NY
TI-NET BBS
(1987)
914-343-8292
Middletown, NY
The Beta Projections BBS
(1985-1989)
Chuck Newman
914-343-9836
Middletown, NY
Bernie's BBS
(1987)
914-344-0833
Wurtsboro, NY
Top Notch, Opus BBS
(1987-1988)
John Barden
914-344-4716
Wurtsboro, NY
V.M.S.
(1987)
914-344-4718
Wurtsboro, NY
V.M.S.
(1987)
914-352-0926
Monsey, NY
#357
(1985)
Eric Brown
914-352-5452
Spring Valley, NY
The Gotham City BBS
(1988-1994)
Da JokerWWIV, Citagel, Renegade, TAG
"This was the best BBS in Rockland County, New York that was the first to have chat sessions with members of the BBS and first to have color DOORS games - every other BBS practically copied its style and everyone else tried hacking it for years. It was a hip BBS of the pre-Net phenom days and it later incorporated usenet groups it downloaded every so often. It was ANSI and ascii that made it very noticeable. Surprised it wasn't on the 914 or 845 area code list earlier." - Da Joker
914-352-6543
Monsey, NY
Sherwood Forest III, Sherwood Forrest ///
(1985)
High Technology
Source of many Phreaking and Hacking Textfiles
914-353-2176
PC Rockland, The PC-Rockland BBS
(1985-1994)
Charlie Innusa, Charles InnusaPCBoard
914-353-4256
The Liberator BBS
(1988)
][llender
914-355-3829
Slate Hill, NY
Amiga Vault
(1989-1990)
Larry Slonaker
914-355-7508
Slate Hill, NY
Pirate Ship
(1987)
914-356-2849
ComputerDiscnt
(1988)
914-357-8791
Satan's Hollow
(1984)
Ronnie James Dio
914-359-1517
Nyack, NY
Sherwood Forest II BBS, SHERWOOD FOREST ][, Sherwood Forrest //
(1982-1985)
Creative CrackerCustom Apple II software
Home of BIOC Agent 003 and the Basics of Telecommunications Series
914-361-4318
Blue Jay's Nest
(1987)
914-365-0180
Mnematics Videotext
(1988-1991)
WA2IAC/(K2SK-HR SIG)
914-368-0658
Suffern, NY
Eastern 'C' Brd, Eastern C-Board BBS, The Eastern "C" Board
(1987-1994)
Mike HalsallPC-Board, PCBoard
"This is a trip seeing this again - bringing back memories from the dialing past and man, all those boards I used to leech from - thank you for keeping it alive! The board used to run on a nice old 8mhz 8086, 1mb ram, and a snazzy hayes v-series 9600 (could talk to another v-series at 19200 - when another one of those boards were found, it was full bore for days!)... had almost 3000 users at the high water mark. I was 10 years old - thought I knew everything! :) Thanks Again." - Mike Halsall
914-376-2657
Hire-A-Techie, The Tycoons's Tabernacle
(1987-1991)
Norman DachamnPCBoard
100mb of Storage Space
914-425-2613
Spring Valley, NY
Rainbow Corner BBS
(1986)
Ted NeedlemanFidoNet
914-428-7216
White Plains, NY
CITADEL Crystal Palace
(1985)
CITADEL
914-429-5616
Stony Point, NY
The Crucifixion BBS, The Crusification
(1983-1986)
Violent Fox, Torino Man (Co-Sysop)
914-442-4006
Music Net
(1988)
914-454-2379
Poughkeepsie, NY
Halnet DataGrid BBS, Poughkeepsie Hub
(1989-1998)
Ronald E. Schrivani, Ronald E. ScrivaniTelegard
"Hi; Ron here...Well, it does bring back memories seeing this compilation. I am glad to see that there are those whom care enough to preserve a little piece of history. The BBS was our internet back then. Slow....Steady.....but very Personal, and many members really enjoyed the time spent on their favorite boards. I THANK YOU ALL FOR THE CHANCE. Special thanks to: The Poet, Warren Katz, Mike Consumio, and..........FREELOVE." - Ronald E. Scrivani
914-462-0363
Wappingers Falls, NY
The Outer Limit, The OuterLimit BBS
(1986-1996)
Scott WolpertRBBS, Genesis
914-462-1536
Wappingers Falls, NY
PC Panic, PC-PANIC , PC-Panic BBS
(1986-1996)
Paul CoreyPCBoard
914-462-7674
Wappingers Falls, NY
PC Rain Node #2, PC-Rain Node2, Rasputin's Annex BBS
(1988-2000)
Ray Bobak
914-462-8128
Wappingers Falls, NY
Hudson Valley BBS
(1988-1990)
Wildcat
914-472-6522
Scarsdale, NY
PHALSE Fido
(1986-1988)
Dave O'SheaFidoNet
914-478-1097
Hastings, NY
Forem ST MIDI Atari, Octagon
(1989-1991)
Mike GondekForem ST
914-482-3693
Jeffersonville, NY
Quark, the Electronic Fanzine BBS
(1987)
914-485-3393
Poughkeepsie, NY
COYnet Ham Radio BBS, Ham Radio, Hamnet-80 BBS, Hamnet-80(Login:GUEST, HamRadio
(1988-1996)
Bob Farrell, WB2COYPCBoard
914-528-4739
Peekskill, NY
Fun and Games BBS, Fun&Games
(1989-1991)
Ron DayWildcat
914-561-0864
HudsnVly/Amicu
(1988)
914-562-4621
Newburgh, NY
The Land of Dementia BBS
(1987-1991)
James NowackPCBoard
914-562-8528
Newburgh, NY
Mid Hudson Mac, The Mid-Hudson Mac BBS
(1988-1992)
Phil LeahyRed Ryder, Red Ryder Host
914-564-3342
Newburgh, NY
Micro Mania, Micro-Mania, MicroMania BBS, Mirco-Mania, SENY Northern HEC
(1988-1994)
John CoombsWildcat
914-564-7228
Newburgh, NY
Mike & Mel's All Night BBS
(1987)
914-564-9465
Newburgh, NY
Night Shift
(1986-1988)
Wayne McWilliams (spectre13)Genesis, RBBS
914-565-3088
Newburgh, NY
The Last Resort
(1987-1989)
Steve Davis
914-565-6696
Newburgh, NY
Info Center BBS, InfoCenter BBS, The InfoCenter RedRyder BBS
(1988-1992)
Fritz KassRed Ryder, Red Ryder Host, Second Sight
914-566-0130
Newburgh, NY
"TINY", T I N Y, The Tiny BBS, TINY BBS.
(1988-1994)
Joe SantacroceWildcat
914-576-6139
Smart Office Solutions (SOS), Smart Office Solutions BBS, SOS
(1987-1994)
Bob BrownePCBoard
914-591-9285
The Conference Center, The Conference Center (Password: EXEC)
(1986)
Ascii Express
20mb Disk Space
914-592-1959
Soaring SIG
(1987-1988)
Brian Shoemaker
914-592-5385
Nybbles-80 Elmsford
(1982-1983)
914-623-1471
Apple Pit I
(1986)
AE/CatFur/BBS, Ascii Express
10mb of Disk Space
914-626-4637
Accord, NY
High Peaks ACOA, MetroLink Editor, Seacom Systems RBBS
(1988-1989)
Don Schryver, Dona Hall
914-628-7578
Prodeus Electronics BBS, U.S.S. Enterprise
(1988-1989)
Joseph Grimont
914-633-0043
E.B.B.B.S. Relay 3
(1988)
Fabian Gordon
914-633-2019
Programmer's Forum BBS
(1989)
Wildcat
914-634-1268
New City, NY
APPLE TREK I, NET-WORKS Pirate's Lodge, NET-WROKS Pirate's Lodge 201 202 203 204 205, Pirate Trek BBS, Pirate's Lodge, PIRATES TREK
(1982-1985)
NET-WORKS
914-634-8385
D.A.T.A.
(1985)
Dennis Friedman
914-634-8692
West Nyack, NY
The Dragon's Lair
(1982-1989)
Dragon Master, Mike SpikeCustomized TBBS?/CatFur/AE Line -- 20 MB online
"My brother and I ran the Dragon's Lair at both: 914-624-8692 914-624-8888 (later number -- mostly AE). The first experience was using commercial software -- we came home one day and some jerk hacked the BBS and deleted the software off floppy disk. So, we went back to the drawing board and took parts of other BBS software and customized it. We would love to hear from the "old school" people that were on our BBS. Funny anecdote -- when I went to high school, my typing teacher accused me of taking a typing class already :) I couldn't really tell her I was running a BBS at home. Funny anecedote (2) -- I received a call from some guy at home saying he was from the New York Times -- Science Section on a weekend and they were running a story on the BBS phenomenon. I thought it was total BS so we called the New York Times on the other phone number and asked for this guy....They transfered me to his desk and we got his voicemail. Needless to say, the short interview was very tame and not a lot of information was passed along to the New York Times :)" - Dragon Master
914-635-1059
Pleasant Valley, NY
BOARDwalk, The Boardwalk BBS
(1989-1994)
Ed HosierTBBS
914-636-1455
Advanced Computer Concepts BBS, AdvComp
(1989-1994)
Skip RossPCBoard
914-654-1981
New Rochelle, NY
Advanced Computer Concepts, Advanced Computer Concepts Node #1
(1989-1996)
Skip RossPCBoard
914-667-2607
Mount Vernon, NY
Amer Herald BBS, The Herald
(1987-1988)
Rich Craparo
914-667-4567
Mount Vernon, NY
Exec Net, Execnet BBS, ExecNet,LAN, Executive Network, The Executive Network
(1987-1996)
Andy KeevesPCBoard
Continues to run in present day as an ISP in Mount Vernon (www.execnet.com)
914-667-9385
Mount Vernon, NY
Brown's BBS, DSNY NET NEC, HUB 100 EchoMail Coord, Interim Host SENY, Joe Brown's BBS, SENY Echomail HUB, SENY GATEWAY, SENY OGATE, SENY Southern HEC, South East NY Net
(1989-1998)
Joe Brown, The Gatekeeper, The OgateFidoNet, QuickBBS
914-668-0515
The Open Door BBS, The OpenDoor
(1988-1994)
Tom DoyleWildcat
914-668-3664
Doc's "R" Us
(1989)
914-669-5582
Raven's haven
(1989-1991)
Brad Johnson
914-677-5890
Millbrook, NY
Camelot II BBS
(1989-1994)
Richard Shankman
914-679-6559
Bearsville, NY
Bearsville Town SJBBS, RBBS Bearsville, RBBS IBM PC Bearsville, RCP/M SJBBS Bearsville
(1980-1986)
Hank SzyszkaRBBS, SJBBS
914-679-8010
Woodstock, NY
Woodstock Fido System
(1985)
John Doak
914-679-8734
Woodstock, NY
RCP/M RBBS Woodstock, WOODSTOCK CP/M, Woodstock RCP/M RBBS
(1982-1985)
John Doak
914-681-1769
Kashmir BBS
(1987-1991)
Jay GoldsteinPCBoard
914-683-8912
Valhalla, NY
FIDO, The Fido Video Music Education BBS
(1989-1991)
Ricky FinnFidoNet
Focuses on Music Education
914-684-8530
White Plains, NY
KAB BBS, Sunset South BBS
(1989-1990)
Darin PrillWildcat
914-695-1443
Middletown, NY
The Light Speed BBS
(1989-1994)
Scott VogtTelegard, SearchLight
914-698-2271
Mamaroneck, NY
AE Line: COTTON, AE LINE: COTTON
(1984-1985)
914-698-5965
Mamaroneck, NY
Circus Maximus AE
(1986-1988)
The Disk-BomberAE/Catfur/BBS, Ascii Express
"Co-Sysop was The Gremlin (that's me). Real name of the board was Circuits Maximus (not Circus... Circuits was my brilliant creativity). The Disk-Bomber and I actually ended up going to college together at Boston University. We were both users on your board. And you and I met several times years later at various 2600 meetings in Boston, iirc, and through the various projects that came out of the l0pht.

"It's pretty funny. The Disk-Bomber and I met because I CNA'd him, looked up his mother's phone number and showed up at his house one day. 15 years later I was the best man in his wedding and we're still great friends."

"The board was amazing for its time because he had a 20mb Apple Sider ][ at a time when 2 HD floppy disks was standard. He also had the Apple Cat with the full 1200 baud (I only had the one that did the half duplex 1200 baud). That hard drive sounded like a helicopter taking off. Thanks for bringing back the memories (and thanks for archiving a couple of my old t-files!)" - The Gremlin

914-725-4060
NET-WORKS 201 202 203 204 205 206 207, OHIO SCIENTIFIC-OSUNY, OSUNA Scarsdale, OSUNY, PBX
(1982-1988)
Frank RobertsCitadel, Cit86 2.17
One of the most famous Phreak BBSes, mentioned in Newsweek, very Popular
914-735-9362
Electronic New York, Electronic NY , ENY
(1987-1998)
Farokh IraniCit286
914-736-9409
Peekskill, NY
The House of Music BBS
(1989-1998)
Paul NewmanWildcat, T.A.G.
"Hi. Interesting reading. I did use the name "Paul's Porno Palace & Smut Emporium" for my adult board. It was a seperate system for a couple of years but eventually it was accessed as a backdoor from my main site (node 4) with a second copy of my BBS software. I also ran my site on 914-528-3030 for about four years which was really an echomail hub with Frontdoor but was set with everything the same except for local messages. I still have my entire BBS on tape including local & state wide bbs lists as well as Fidonet, Adultnet, etc., echomail lists if you are interested. Was great going through your list and seeing a lot of the names. Wonder how many (like myself) now have websites? Reminds me whats really missing from the Internet!" - Paul Newman
914-737-6770
Peekskill, NY
Cutthroats
(1985)
Mouse Exchange
914-737-7942
Peekskill, NY
Sunset Systems
(1989)
Wildcat
914-738-6857
Pelham, NY
M & M's Pelham, M & M'S PELHAM PUBLIC, M&M Pel-HAM BBS *W2MAC*, M&M Pel-HAM BBS *WA2TGO*, M&M's Pelham BBS, M&M's Pelham Public, The M&M Pelham BBS, The WECA BBS WB2ZII
(1987-1998)
Mike Ciferri, Eddie Maselli
914-762-4679
Ossining, NY
Sing Sing Sing Studios, Sing Sing Studios BBS
(1989-1996)
Ira LichtensteinSpitfire
Conveniently located near Sing Sing Prison
914-762-8055
Ossining, NY
P.A.L. Software, Pal Software, PAL Software BBS, PAL Software NY Inc, RBBS PAL S/W
(1987-1994)
Robert TolzRBBS, PCBoard
914-764-0415
Olathe, NY
The Ranch BBS
(1986-2000)
Bill Barnhart
"The Ranch went the way of the old cowboys was out dated and not needed any longer. Bill is still in computers on the WWW. So rest in peace BBS's of the era it was fun and can never be replaced." - Bill Barnhart
914-769-2970
Hawthorne, NY
S D V RBBS RCP/M, S.D.V. RBBS RCP/M, SDV RBBS RCP/M, Thornwood PCBoard
(1984-1991)
Richie CawleyPCBoard
914-769-7249
Hawthorne, NY
The You-name-it BBS
(1989)
Jim Angiello
914-779-2708
The Westcon BBS
(1989)
Wildcat
914-779-5886
Bronxville, NY
Eyes of KH, The Eyes of the Kwisatz Hadderach
(1985-1989)
Muad'Dib (aka: Antryg Windrose)C-Net
"Just some notes. Ghormenghast Manor (Unicorn, in Dobbs Ferry) was an off-shoot of this site as was one by The Tower Guard (Eyes of the Kwisatz Hadderach 2, Yonkers, NY). Dorian Hawkmoon (dammit what was the name of his BBS in Elmsford)was instrumental in the formation of this BBS even if he didn't know it. KH was well known for its "Never Ending" discussion room that was started with the simple line "I was an egg salad sandwich in a former life. It didn't do much for my karma though..." - Bweltd
914-782-7605
Harriman, NY
MONROE CAMERA SHOP, ST80-PBB Monroe Camera Shop
(1982-1984)
914-783-0343
Chester, NY
GREENE MACHING Hillside BBS, Hillside BBS
(1985-1996)
Bob BiegelPCBoard , GREENE MACHINE
914-783-0992
Monroe, NY
Monroe Electronic BBS, SENY NEC BBS, SENY Northern HEC, The Monroe Electronic Mall
(1989-1995)
Anthony Grillo
914-786-3705
Unix Bulletin Board
(1984-1985)
Bruce Boardman, John Walsh
914-831-0466
Wappingers Falls, NY
The 5-K BBS
(1989)
Rick Kramer
914-835-1315
The Brentwood BBS
(1988-1994)
Guy CappelloPCBoard, Wildcat
914-876-5639
Rhinebeck, NY
Rhinewan
(1988-1994)
Robert J DemkowiczRBBS-PC, Citadel
"Move from Saugerties User Exchange (S.U.E.) continuing to run RBBS-PC. Migrate to CITIDEL86e in 1988,then CITIDELUX 1990 on XENIX moving to AIX PC 1992. A second phone line took calls from other systems twice a day and called out twice a day." - Robert J. Demkowicz
914-897-2265
Fishkill, NY
The Hackers BBS
(1987)
Forum
914-942-2638
R A C S III, RACS III BBS, TUCBBS
(1982)
914-946-4146
White Plains, NY
Wizard's Den
(1989-1990)
Ozzy Cerzon
914-948-3389
White Plains, NY
Last Homely House , THE LAST HOMELY HOUSE, The Last Homely House BBS
(1988-1994)
John HallWildcat
914-961-8749
Eastchester, NY
Hardgoods East BBS, Hardgoods-East
(1988-1996)
John FixPCBoard
914-963-7187
Yonkers, NY
Hole In The Wall BBS
(1983-1988)
Kid Curry, Optimus PrimeC-Net
"A BBS me and my father ran on our Commodore 64 back in 1983-1988(?) It started with a commodore 64 and one 1541 disc drive running on c-net. It eventually grew to about 4 1541 disk drives and 2 brand disc drives which I cannot remember that actually were 2 disc drives in 1 (equaling 4 additional drives in total).. I was only about 10 years old I believe and was the co-sysop. We were one of the more popular BBS's on the C64 scene and had a dedicated line just for the BBS. The line was alywas busy and we have near 1,000 users. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life in regards to computers and something I hold dear to my heart till this very day. The WWW. Has nothing on dial up BBS!" - Optimus Prime
914-968-8511
Yonkers, NY
The Main Line BBS
(1989-1990)
Vincent Scaramuzzo
"I am the former SysOp of the Main Line BBS out of Yonkers NY. Funny to see my name on the list. I was about 15 when I ran that site for a year, forgot the name of the software I used, I think it was QuickBBS, a great shareware program that was similar to TBBS if memory serves me right. I ran it on a PC with (2) 20 meg hard drive and a 2400BPS modem... How cool I thought I was and what a system I thought I had. I was clued to the Computer 12-18 hours a day. I think I spend more time on my BBS setting things up then actually letting it run! My first BBS experience was with another on the list, M&M's in Pelham, NY...One of the first BBS in Westchester county. I first logged onto that board with my 300BPS modem that I got for x-mas...... What I thought I was doing that x-mas morning as I connected to a ASCII text welcome screen of a Christmas tree...I think the asterisks actually blinked in color! I later spent a lot of time on Joe Browns BBS in Mt. Vernon. Joe is a Ham Radio Operator and Mike from M&M's Pelham (also a HAM) both gave a young kid great guidance on how to run a BBS.... I even got involved with FidoNet and other mail systems... Our way of sending messages across the country in 24hrs! Faster than the post office at the time, and a precursor of E-Mail to come. Little did we know what was to come. Back then my PC booted up quicker, we did everything in DOS. Became the kings of .bat files and ASCII files, and I hardly remember my system locking up or having to reboot.....As for Viruses?????? never got one.... We were the pioneers, blazing across the west on Horseback, only to have trains, then cars, and eventually planes pass us by. Eventually got the keys to a car at 16 and gone was my lust for the BBS. Soon to follow was the Internet when I turned 18 and found it to be a sneaky way to do well in college! Now, the Internet is the wild west, and is only limited by imagination. Back then we had the imagination, just not the technology. I wonder what we will think of the Internet now, in another 15 years... Thanks so much for the memories!" - Vincent Scaramuzzo
104 Sysops currently listed.
134 BBSes Listed.