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Farmingdale

Farmingdale
Beginnings: Farmingdale sits near the eastern end of what was the Hempstead Plains, the vast, treeless prairie that covered central Nassau County. Englishman Thomas Powell purchased about 15 square miles, including the area that became Farmingdale, from the Marsapeque Indians for 140 pounds in 1695. He and his children divided the land into lots and began more than a dozen decades of agriculture in the area.
Photo: The business street of Farmingdale
Beginnings: Farmingdale sits near the eastern end of what was the Hempstead Plains, the vast, treeless prairie that covered central Nassau County. Englishman Thomas Powell purchased about 15 square miles, including the area that became Farmingdale, from the Marsapeque Indians for 140 pounds in 1695. He and his children divided the land into lots and began more than a dozen decades of agriculture in the area.
Photo: The business street of Farmingdale
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  • Cuomo's two-track role equals one political lift on L.I.

     
    By far the most common public response from top law enforcement officials to a question about a matter being probed is: ???No comment ??? it???s under investigation.??? Not true of Andrew Cuomo, certainly not on Thursday. New York State???s...
  • Update on Nassau's New Deal

     
    FDR can rest easy. His legacy does not appear to face a challenge from the ???New Deal for Nassau??? announced two months ago by Diane Yatauro, right, presiding officer of the Nassau County Legislature. ???By cutting the red tape...

    Tea-party etiquette: A taxing affair

     
    At one local forum organized by a tax "tea party" group Friday night in Massapequa, where a reported 150 attended, Legis. David Mejias (D-Farmingdale) clashed with others in the room, including his GOP challenger Joseph Belesi and Oyster Bay Supervisor...

    Casting Set For 'Cabaret"'At Playhouse on Park

    Casting Set For 'Cabaret"'At Playhouse on Park
    Erin Lindsey Krom (Everyman Theatre's “Private Lives”, The Secret Theatre's “Side Show”) plays Sally Bowles in Playhouse on Park’s production of the musical “Cabaret” which runs June 12 to July 21 in West...

    Olympia Fields has designs on another U.S. Open

     Olympia Fields has designs on another U.S. Open
    Olympia Fields members joke about having not only the world's largest locker room, but also the world's largest heating and air-conditioning bill. The scale of the club is remarkable. At its grandest, more than 1,000 members traversed four 18-hole...