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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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Top West Hempstead Articles

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • West Hempstead Woman Cited At Obama Tax Speech

    West Hempstead resident Latoya Malone conceded she was a bit nervous about her visit to the White House Wednesday for President Barack Obama's tax-day speech. Malone, 26, a New York City employee, was one of seven individuals or couples invited to attend...
  • Cops: Man Nabbed Dismantling Stolen Car

    A Freeport man who was caught in the act of dismantling a stolen car was arrested and charged with grand larceny and car stripping, Nassau police said. Oscar Velasquez, 18, was arraigned Monday and ordered held on $10,000 cash bail, or $25,000 bond....
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • Teen Driver Charged in Passengers' Deaths

    Sitting silently in a wheelchair, Herbert B. Martinez was arraigned Friday on charges of criminally negligent homicide in the deaths of two of his friends and classmates at West Hempstead High School after a noontime crash last spring. Martinez, 17, of...
  • 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...
  • 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......