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Valley Stream

Valley Stream
Beginnings: Rockaway Indians were Valley Stream's first residents, hunting in the forests alongside the area's several streams. Europeans first used the land for farming, dating to the late 1700s, and several small communities sprang up. There was Hungry Harbor, a settlement of squatters named for the status of its residents, along with Fosters Meadow toward the north and Tigertown to the northeast. The name Valley Stream dates to 1843, when Scottish immigrant Robert Pagan lobbied for a post office. The area remained rural for decades. The planked Merrick Road offered the first easy transportation from the area in 1853.
Photo: A Business Street in Valley Stream (Photo from "Long Island...
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Beginnings: Rockaway Indians were Valley Stream's first residents, hunting in the forests alongside the area's several streams. Europeans first used the land for farming, dating to the late 1700s, and several small communities sprang up. There was Hungry Harbor, a settlement of squatters named for the status of its residents, along with Fosters Meadow toward the north and Tigertown to the northeast. The name Valley Stream dates to 1843, when Scottish immigrant Robert Pagan lobbied for a post office. The area remained rural for decades. The planked Merrick Road offered the first easy transportation from the area in 1853.
Photo: A Business Street in Valley Stream (Photo from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909)
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  • Talks To Continue Past Midnight To Avert Strike At Macy's

    Talks To Continue Past Midnight To Avert Strike At Macy's
    Talks between the union representing 4,000 workers at four New York City area Macy's Inc stores, including its Herald Square flagship, and the company could continue past the midnight deadline on Wednesday to avert a strike at Macy's for the first time...
  • LIRR Issues Travel Advisories For Tuesday Morning

    LIRR Issues Travel Advisories For Tuesday Morning
    The MTA has issued a series of cancellations for the Long Island Rail Road, and warns that customers should anticipate significant schedule changes and delays during the Tuesday morning and evening rush hours. The cancellations are a result of damage...
  • LIRR CUSTOMERS ADVISED TO EXPECT CANCELED TRAINS, DELAYS FOR THURSDAY'S AM & PM RUSH HOURS, AUG. 26

    MEDIA ADVISORY: LIRR CUSTOMERS ARE ADVISED TO EXPECT CANCELED TRAINS, DELAYS FOR THURSDAY'S AM & PM RUSH HOURS, AUGUST 26 MTA Long Island Rail Road is advising customers to expect significant schedule changes and delays during Thursday's morning and...
  • LIRR Reports Weekend Service Changes

    LIRR Reports Weekend Service Changes
    The following is a media update from the Long Island Railroad concerning services changes this weekend as workers continue to repair and improve the infrastructure: "The LIRR continues to make progress on repairing critical switching and signal equipment...
  • MTA Announces Service Changes In Anticipation Of Snow

    MTA Announces Service Changes In Anticipation Of Snow
    In anticipation of Friday's snowfall, the MTA has announced several service changes on the subways and railroads. On Friday, straphangers can expect express trains 2, 3, 4, 5, A, E, D, F, N and Q will run local in various sections of their routes. The...