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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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Top Valley Stream Articles

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  • Elderly Couple Vanishes After Doctor's Appointment

    Elderly Couple Vanishes After Doctor's Appointment
    An elderly couple from Long Island vanished after leaving a doctor's office in Valley Stream Thursday afternoon, PIX 11 News has learned. Joseph Pagliano, 82, and his wife, Barbara, 77, were lost spotted leaving the doctor around 12:40 p.m, according...
  • Weekend Commuters To Expect Service Disruptions On Subway, LIRR

    Weekend Commuters To Expect Service Disruptions On Subway, LIRR
    Weekend commuters can expect several service changes on numerous subway lines and the Long Island Railroad as maintenance work continues. The MTA says the affected lines will be rerouted or replaced with shuttle buses for certain stretches. The only...
  • NJ Transit, LIRR Shuffle Service In Wake Of Snow Storm

    NJ Transit, LIRR Shuffle Service In Wake Of Snow Storm
    As another major winter storm hits our area, officials are taking the proper precautions on the roads and rails. The National Weather service warns the Tri-State area could be in for significant snow, sleet, and ice accumulations. The storm has the...
  • Family of Trampled Victim Sues Wal-Mart, NCPD

    The family of the Valley Stream Wal-Mart employee trampled to death on "Black Friday" filed a lawsuit Wednesday in New York State Supreme Court in the Bronx, the Associated Press is reporting. The wrongful-death lawsuit was filed on behalf of Elsie...
  • College Student Killed in Farmingdale Car Crash

    Jason Shein was 21, studying to become a doctor and hoping to practice one day in New York, close to his family in Levittown. Shortly after midnight Sunday, driving home from a dinner with friends at Applebee's in Farmingdale, he was killed when a...
  • Pedophilic Internet Sex Offender Arrested

    Shahid Ashkar, 33, of 90 Law Street Valley Stream, NY was arrested Friday morning at 11:23am by Ridgefield Park Police. Akhtar is charged with Attempted Sexual Assault (2 counts), Attempted Luring (1 count), Attempted Endangering the Welfare of a Child (4...
  • Man Arrested In Gas Station Clerk Slaying

    A Hicksville man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of a gas station attendant last week in Hicksville, police said Friday. Jose Luis Turcios Banegas, 24, of Myers Avenue, was arrested overnight and is...
  • 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...