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Massapequa Park

Massapequa Park
Beginnings: The incorporated village shares the early Indian history of Massapequa. Then, in the 19th Century, families of German descent relocated from Brooklyn to what is now Massapequa Park, and the resulting community was known as Wurtenberg or Stadtwurtemburg. The main attraction and center of activity was the Woodcastle Hotel, a rooming house built in 1868 on Front Street next to the fire department as a summer resort. It was destroyed by fire in 1952 and replaced by houses.
Photo: Bardy Park in Massapequa Park (Newsday / Dick Yarwood)
Beginnings: The incorporated village shares the early Indian history of Massapequa. Then, in the 19th Century, families of German descent relocated from Brooklyn to what is now Massapequa Park, and the resulting community was known as Wurtenberg or Stadtwurtemburg. The main attraction and center of activity was the Woodcastle Hotel, a rooming house built in 1868 on Front Street next to the fire department as a summer resort. It was destroyed by fire in 1952 and replaced by houses.
Photo: Bardy Park in Massapequa Park (Newsday / Dick Yarwood)
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  • New Details Emerge In Accidental Shooting Death of Long Island Cop

    New Details Emerge In Accidental Shooting Death of Long Island Cop
    A wake for fallen Nassau County Special Operations Officer Geoffrey J. Breitkopf, 40, was held today as new information emerges in the investigation into his death. Breitkopf was shot at close range by MTA officer, Glenn Gentile, while responding to a...
  • Nassau PBA President: Interfering Ex-NYPD Cop To Blame For Nassau Cop's Death

    Nassau PBA President: Interfering Ex-NYPD Cop To Blame For Nassau Cop's Death
    The word is "gun" and Nassau County PBA President James Carver says he knows who yelled it moments before an arriving MTA police officer mistakenly shot and killed Nassau County police officer Geoffrey Breitkopf at the scene of a melee with a knife-...
  • 2 Cops Who Died From Fall, Friendly Fire Laid To Rest

    2 Cops Who Died From Fall, Friendly Fire Laid To Rest
    Two police officers will be laid to rest today after two separate but equally as tragic incidents last weekend. Nassau County Police Officer Geoffrey Breitkopf will be laid to rest in Selden, Long Island this afternoon and NYPD Officer Alain Schaberger'...
  • Hundreds of Police Officers Unite and Ride In Honor Of Fallen Cops

    Hundreds of Police Officers Unite and Ride In Honor Of Fallen Cops
    When it comes to unity, there may be no more shining example than the men and women we trust to protect us every day. In funeral after funeral this year alone, they came out in numbers to honor their fallen brothers and sisters. And today, up to 700...
  • LI Christmas Communion Spreads Hepatitis, Not Cheer

    LI Christmas Communion Spreads Hepatitis, Not Cheer
    Catholics who received communion at the Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Christmas Day may have been exposed to hepatitis A, according to the Nassau County Health Department. Health officials said individuals who received communion during the 10:30 a.m....
  • God Squad: More examples of thanks during the holiday season

    Thanks to all my wonderful readers for sending me your lists of what you're thankful for this holiday season. If we think of thankfulness as just some abstract concept, we lose its transforming power in our lives. If we just express gratitude for...
  • Long Island Army Veteran Speaks Out On Iraqi Jail Nightmare

    Long Island Army Veteran Speaks Out On Iraqi Jail Nightmare
    An Iraqi war veteran from Long Island,  who was held in an Iraqi jail for three weeks, is ecstatic to be a free man.  “I’m thrilled to be home,” said Alex Antiohos, 32, who lives with is his wife in North Babylon.  “I’m...
  • Calls For Better Regulations In Wake of L.I. Fatal Pharmacy Shootings

    Calls For Better Regulations In Wake of L.I. Fatal Pharmacy Shootings
    Police are waiting for the results from ballistics tests to determine if John Capano, 51, was killed by an armed robber -- or, if he was the victim of friendly fire. One thing became clear to people walking past Charlie's Pharmacy in Seaford Sunday...
  • Federal Agent Was Killed By Friendly Fire During L.I. Pharmacy Robbery

    Federal Agent Was Killed By Friendly Fire During L.I. Pharmacy Robbery
    Police now believe the bullet that killed off-duty federal agent John Capano, 51, was fired from an off-duty NYPD officer's gun, according to reports. According to authorities, Capano -- an off-duty Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms agent --was in Charlie's...
  • Nassau public union big takes elective village post

     
    Nassau labor leader Jerry Laricchiuta (shown here in logo from his union's Web site) is getting a feel for what it???s like on the other side of the table. Laricchiuta, president of Nassau County???s 7,000-member Civil Service Employees Association......
  • NY Congressman Peter King Slams Michael Jackson

    NY Congressman Peter King Slams Michael Jackson
    A day after posting a YouTube video labeling Michael Jackson a pervert and a child molester, Congressman Peter King has gone even further. In an interview at his Massapequa Park, New York office, the Long Island Republican took aim at a call by the Rev....