RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

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...
Show more »
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)
« Show less

Top West Hempstead Articles

Displaying items 12-22
  • Man Visits Friend In Jail and Lands Himself in the Slammer

    Man Visits Friend In Jail and Lands Himself in the Slammer
    A 31-year-old man is accused of biting a member of the law enforcement. According to Nassau County police, Sharrief Yelverton, of West Hempstead, became angry when a Corrections Officer refused to let into the Nassau County Jail to visit a friend after...
  • Officials: FDNY Captain Attempted to Fill Phoney Vicodin Prescription

    Officials: FDNY Captain Attempted to Fill Phoney Vicodin Prescription
    A 26-year veteran of the FDNY was arrested and charged Monday after she attempted to fill a phony prescription for a large quantity of Vicodin, Nassau County police said. According to investigators, 47-year-old Faye Baughman attempted to fill a...
  • 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...
  • Protests Held Over Planned LIRR Service Cuts

    Protests Held Over Planned LIRR Service Cuts
    With big cuts on the way for the Long Island Railroad, the United Transportation Union is fighting back, with help from some heavy hitters. Come September, service will be cut on the Port Washington line. Instead of running trains every half hour, "off...
  • Commuter Rails, Buses Adjust Service Due To Snow

    Commuter Rails, Buses Adjust Service Due To Snow
    Today's snow storm is hindering commuter traffic of all sorts. According to the New Jersey Transit website, bus service for all routes North of I-495 is suspended until further notice. All trains on the Port Jervis Line have been suspended. Call (800)...
  • 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...
  • Cops: Fire At Elementary School Was Arson

    Cops: Fire At Elementary School Was Arson
    The intense fire that consumed part of an elementary school Monday night was arson, according to Nassau County investigators. The fire broke out at about 8:35 p.m. inside the George Washington Elementary School, located at 347 William Street, in West...
  • Teens Arrested In Connection With LI School Fire

    Teens Arrested In Connection With LI School Fire
    Two teenagers are in police custody in connection with a fire that severely damaged George Washington Elementary School in West Hempstead. The pair of 14-year-old boys are charged with fourth-degree arson. The fire broke out at about 8:35 p.m. Monday...
  • 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-...
  • 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...