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West Hempstead

West Hempstead
Beginnings: West Hempstead, a 4-square-mile unincorporated area in the Town of Hempstead, was once a central meeting place for Long Island Indians. Later it was a flourishing farm community when President George Washington, a knowledgeable planter, passed through the area in 1790 and commented on the agricultural techniques. Farmer Joseph Gildersleeve built a house on Hempstead Turnpike in 1794. His farm was later purchased by Hiram K. Bedell, who built a larger house about 1835. The Bedell house has been moved to Nassau County's Old Bethpage Village Restoration.
Photo: Swimmers cool off in Hall's Pond, West Hempstead, around 1930. (Nassau County Museum Collection, Long Island Studies I...
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Beginnings: West Hempstead, a 4-square-mile unincorporated area in the Town of Hempstead, was once a central meeting place for Long Island Indians. Later it was a flourishing farm community when President George Washington, a knowledgeable planter, passed through the area in 1790 and commented on the agricultural techniques. Farmer Joseph Gildersleeve built a house on Hempstead Turnpike in 1794. His farm was later purchased by Hiram K. Bedell, who built a larger house about 1835. The Bedell house has been moved to Nassau County's Old Bethpage Village Restoration.
Photo: Swimmers cool off in Hall's Pond, West Hempstead, around 1930. (Nassau County Museum Collection, Long Island Studies Institute)
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  • Drastic LIRR Service Cuts Take Effect Monday

    Drastic LIRR Service Cuts Take Effect Monday
    Long Island Railroad commuters, and especially those going to and from Brooklyn, can expect massive service cuts beginning Monday. LIRR passengers can expect changes to the Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn, Long Beach Branch, Far Rockaway Branch, Montauk...
  • Nassau Crime Lab Woes Call High Profile Cases Into Question

    Nassau Crime Lab Woes Call High Profile Cases Into Question
    One drunk driving conviction has already been thrown out because evidence could have been tainted in the Nassau County Police Crime Lab. The lab was shut down last month after revelations supervisors may have failed to disclose inaccurate testing. It...
  • Most MTA Subway, LIRR Service Restored Monday

    Most MTA Subway, LIRR Service Restored Monday
    While an exact time for complete MTA service to be restored is unknown, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and MTA Chairman Jay Walder announced that restoration will begin at 6 a.m. Monday. The restoration plan will have some lines on the subways, buses and...
  • Family key to Nawab's success

    Family key to Nawab's success
    Wearing a colorful sari and a warm smile, Mamta Kumar is a welcoming sight at Nawab's restaurant in Newport News. While she clears tables, checks the lunch buffet and oversees the dining room, Kumar always finds time to interact with customers, which is...
  • All NYC Schools Open; Hundreds Other Schools, Colleges Closed

    All NYC Schools Open; Hundreds Other Schools, Colleges Closed
    All New York City public schools are open Wednesday, despite Mayor Michael Bloomberg's declaration of a weather emergency for New York City due to the overnight snow storm. New NYC School Chancellor Cathie Black made the announcement at 5 a.m. and stated...
  • NYC Public Schools Closed; Hundreds Other Schools, Universities Delayed or Closed

    NYC Public Schools Closed; Hundreds Other Schools, Universities Delayed or Closed
    All New York City public schools are closed Thursday, as well hundreds of other schools and universities have a delayed opening or are closed. NYC Schools Chancellor Cathie Black announced the city-wide school closure just before 5 a.m., as 10- to 12-...
  • Nassau County Police Charge Man With Fueling Hate Between Jews and Muslims

    Rockville Centre resident Gerald Aronowitz was just one of many Nassau County residents to find messages of hate left on his front lawn. Small pieces of paper with the words "KILL JEWS" hand written on them. "It was very upsetting." Aronowitz told PIX...
  • Nassau tongue-twister: Assessor's successor is set

     
    With Nassau Assessor Harvey Levinson expected to retire soon, his predicted successor starts Monday. Anthony Brita, 38, a West Hempstead school board member, was nominated by County Executive Thomas Suozzi and confirmed by the legislature to be the $125,...
  • Dems' Simon takes on sole LIer among 3 in the room

     
    The jackpot prize for the political lottery ticket held by Roy D. Simon Jr. surged three weeks ago when Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) became Senate majority leader. Odds against him remain gargantuan. Simon, 59, of West Hempstead, is due......
  • Cops Shut Down 3 Unlicensed Massage Parlors

    Vice squad detectives raided three unlicensed massage parlors and made six arrests Sunday after a weeklong investigation in Nassau County, police said. The investigation began Oct. 6, resulting in the arrests between 2:30 p.m. and 3:25 p.m. Sunday. It...
  • L.I. Man Arrested For Beating Wife, Stepson

    WEST HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - An 11-year-old boy on Long Island was left with painful welts and bruises on his legs and back after police say his father savagely beat him with a pair of belts over the weekend. Alon Holiday, of West Hempstead, is accused of...