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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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  • 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...
  • Financial Planner Accused Of Molesting Boy, 13, Met On Craigslist, Cops

    Financial Planner Accused Of Molesting Boy, 13, Met On Craigslist, Cops
    Parents in West Hempstead are a little unnerved after learning police arrested a 42-year-old man, accused of molesting a little boy, barely in his teens, who he picked up on Craigslist. This was on Friday. David Boutin was arraigned Saturday in First...
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  • 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......
  • Skelos opponent's backers charge harassment at the polls

     
    A little more than four months into his tenure as one of Albany's ruling troika, Senate GOP leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) lost his statewide majority on Tuesday to the Democrats when colleagues Serphin Maltese of Queens and Caesar......
  • Skelos-Simon, a poll inspector's account, and others

     
    As reported, there have been a number of spearate on-the-record statements from people in the Roy Simon campaign and other Democrats about irregular polling-place encounters, centered on his maverick run against Senate GOP leader Dean Skelos. Nicole...
  • 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...
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