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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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  • Hell's Kitchen is back!

     
    Here's John-John on last night's Hell's Kitchen:Sixteen contestants sweat over food while a larger-than-life egoed celebrity yells at them. Am I still watching The Biggest Loser? Naw. Hell’s Kitchen is back, and Gordon Ramsay picks up right where we...
  • 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...
  • 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: 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....
  • 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...
  • 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)...
  • 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...