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Lynbrook

Lynbrook
Beginnings: Just as it does today, Lynbrook sat at the crossroads of major trading routes for hundreds of years. For most of that time, however, the routes were dirt paths used by Merikoke Indians. By 1785, a small community had been established where several trails met - a spot still known as Five Corners, at the intersection of Merrick Road, Hempstead Avenue, Broadway and Atlantic Avenue. Initially it was known as Bloomfield, but it soon became better known as Pearsalls Corners, after general store owner Wright Pearsall. The community began to grow in the years after 1853, when Merrick Road was covered with planks.
Photo: The Business Street, Lynbrook (from "Long Island To-day" by Fr...
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Beginnings: Just as it does today, Lynbrook sat at the crossroads of major trading routes for hundreds of years. For most of that time, however, the routes were dirt paths used by Merikoke Indians. By 1785, a small community had been established where several trails met - a spot still known as Five Corners, at the intersection of Merrick Road, Hempstead Avenue, Broadway and Atlantic Avenue. Initially it was known as Bloomfield, but it soon became better known as Pearsalls Corners, after general store owner Wright Pearsall. The community began to grow in the years after 1853, when Merrick Road was covered with planks.
Photo: The Business Street, Lynbrook (from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909)
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    After two hours of debate, the State Assembly today passed a local-government consolidation bill backed by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, James T. Madore reports. The measure has sparked controversy. Volunteer firefighters, mayors and special district...

    The God Squad: God will take your questions now

    Some time ago, I asked readers to share with me the one question they would ask God. I personally would ask: "Was I a good man?" I'd want to know how much of our goodness is credited by God, how much of our evil is forgiven by God, and how much God simply...

    Questions for God

    Some time ago, I asked readers to share with me the one question they would ask God. I personally would ask: "Was I a good man?" I'd want to know how much of our goodness is credited by God, how much of our evil is forgiven by God, and how much God simply...

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