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Oceanside (Hempstead, New York)

Oceanside (Hempstead, New York)
Beginnings: Rockaway Indians were the first residents in what was to become Oceanside. In 1682, the Town of Hempstead granted 100 acres in the area to St. George's Church so it could support itself. The property was known for many years as the Parsonage Farm, even after the church sold it in 1826. Gristmills in nearby communities soon attracted settlers, and farmers, fishermen and baymen got the community going during the 1800s. Oyster harvesting, particularly, provided a solid living for residents.
Photo: The welcoming sign to Oceanside (Newsday / David-Paul Grizzle)
Beginnings: Rockaway Indians were the first residents in what was to become Oceanside. In 1682, the Town of Hempstead granted 100 acres in the area to St. George's Church so it could support itself. The property was known for many years as the Parsonage Farm, even after the church sold it in 1826. Gristmills in nearby communities soon attracted settlers, and farmers, fishermen and baymen got the community going during the 1800s. Oyster harvesting, particularly, provided a solid living for residents.
Photo: The welcoming sign to Oceanside (Newsday / David-Paul Grizzle)
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Top Oceanside (Hempstead, New York) Articles

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  • City Life: Don't use 'tomorrow' as an excuse

    The transition from one year to the next is only the difference of a sunrise and the turn of a calendar page. The truth, though, is that there is no tomorrow. Tomorrow is only a promise, a fantasy, a myth that plays over and over each day, stringing...
  • Mammogram may not detect tumors in 40-somethings

    Mammogram may not detect tumors in 40-somethings
    Scientists are reporting in a new study that mammography is not an effective screening tool for women in their 40s because a tumor and the patient's tissue appear to be the same color. Stanford University researchers reporting in the Journal of the...
  • Man Found Dead in LI Home; Residents Face Drug Charges

    Man Found Dead in LI Home; Residents Face Drug Charges
    Two men on Long Island are under arrest on drug and weapon possession charges after Nassau County police found the body of a dead man inside their Oceanside home. Police made the grisly discovery around 4 p.m. Saturday at the home located at 292...
  • Shop smarter for a mortgage

    Brian Diez, a former military man, entered the mortgage business after a career as a stockbroker, figuring the field would offer him an altruistic benefit -- helping families buy their first homes. He learned quickly, however, that not every one of his...
  • Two-Alarm Fire Consumes Building

    Two-Alarm Fire Consumes Building
    A two-alarm fire has erupted in Baldwin, Long Island, leaving at least one firefighter injured. The fire was reported just after 9 a.m. at 2386 South Grand Avenue near Prospect Street. Reports says the fire began on the second floor and extended into...
  • Cop: Passenger in Fatal LI Crash Faces Charges

    The Long Island man, who allowed a woman to drive his van while allegedly under the influence of drugs and ultimately killing a Hempstead woman mowing her lawn, faces charges of driving while impaired and drug possession. According to a release, Brian...
  • Two Sought In Early Morning Fatal Shooting on LI

    Two Sought In Early Morning Fatal Shooting on LI
    Police are searching for two men involved in an early morning home invasion that left a young Long Island man dead. According to authorities, the robbery which escalated into a kidnapping happened at around 1:40 a.m. at a South End Avenue residence in...
  • In The Arts

    FĂȘte de la Musique is Saturday The Laguna Beach Sister Cities Assn. will present the third annual FĂȘte de la Musique at noon Saturday throughout downtown Laguna Beach. Awarded this year's Laguna Beach Arts Alliance's "2010 Best New Arts Program,"...
  • LI Man Arrested In Connection With Six Bank Robberies

    LI Man Arrested In Connection With Six Bank Robberies
    A Massapequa man was arrested in connection with six bank robberies that all took place in Nassau County, according to detectives. Michael Accianto, 39, was arrested at the Nassau County Probation Office, located in Mineola, on Friday after he reported...
  • Judge Challenges Red Light Traffic Cameras in Nassau

    Judge Challenges Red Light Traffic Cameras in Nassau
    Several bad accidents have been caught by Nassau County since officials installed several redlight cameras at various intersections last year. Initially, capturing the collisions wasn't the purpose of the cameras. Officials' intention was to catch...