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Woodbury (Oyster Bay, New York)

Woodbury (Oyster Bay, New York)
Beginnings: Woodbury was part of the large land purchase that Welsh settler Robert Williams made in 1648 from the Matinecock Indians. By the mid-1700s a small number of farmers began to cultivate land in the area. The center of the community was a tiny schoolhouse, notable mainly because poet Walt Whitman taught there for the 1837-38 school year. The tiny community remained isolated, connected only by old Indian paths to Cold Spring Harbor and Jericho, until the railroad arrived in nearby Syosset in 1854. In time, that attracted more farmers to the area, who saw that the Syosset train station opened up the large markets of western Queens, Brooklyn and New York.
Photo: Jericho Turnpike a...
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Beginnings: Woodbury was part of the large land purchase that Welsh settler Robert Williams made in 1648 from the Matinecock Indians. By the mid-1700s a small number of farmers began to cultivate land in the area. The center of the community was a tiny schoolhouse, notable mainly because poet Walt Whitman taught there for the 1837-38 school year. The tiny community remained isolated, connected only by old Indian paths to Cold Spring Harbor and Jericho, until the railroad arrived in nearby Syosset in 1854. In time, that attracted more farmers to the area, who saw that the Syosset train station opened up the large markets of western Queens, Brooklyn and New York.
Photo: Jericho Turnpike at Woodbury from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909
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  • SEC, NY broker face off over scheme to profit from terminally ill

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York broker went on trial on Monday over a U.S. securities regulator's claims he participated in a scheme designed by a Morgan Stanley employee to profit from the death of terminally ill patients through variable annuity sales....
  • Super Bowl 'party pack' madam pleads guilty

    Super Bowl 'party pack' madam pleads guilty
    The leader of a ring that promised to deliver “party packs” of sex and drugs around large events in the New York area, including the Super Bowl, pleaded guilty to charges that could land her in prison for as long as three years. Hyun Ok...
  • 'Annie Get Your Gun' In The Open Air

    'Annie Get Your Gun' In The Open Air
    Clay & Wattles sounds like it might be an old-fashioned trick-riding sport, like skeet-shooting or Cowboy Mounted Shooting. Which isn't a bad confusion to have, since the Clay & Wattles theater company is presenting the sharp-shooting Irving Berlin...
  • Rob Zombie Lists Bucolic Connecticut Country Spread

    SELLER: Rob Zombie LOCATION: Woodbury, Conn. PRICE: $2,285,000 SIZE: 4,693 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: It seems old school shock rocker turned low budget horror filmmaker Rob Zombie and his wife -- veteran video vixen, part-...
  • “Long Island Medium” Season 3 recap of “Theresa and the Tent”

     
    Long Island Medium Season 3 recap of “Theresa and the Tent” found Theresa Caputo comforting a couple who lost a child, helping new home owners rid their house of any negative spirits and trying to overcome her fears of claustrophobia. Although...
  • Playwrights Annie Baker, Dael Orlandersmith, Heather Woodbury to give talk

     
    The Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach hosts its 142nd artists-in-residence program with master playwrights Annie Baker, Dael Orlandersmith, Heather Woodbury and 18 associate artists. Annie Baker's name might sound especially familiar to...
  • Thwarted Long Island Home Invasion

    Thwarted Long Island Home Invasion
    A teenager's 911 call helped thwart an early-afternoon home invasion on Long Island that began when a man holding a bouquet of flowers showed up at her family's front door and brandished a handgun, police said Saturday. Six New York City men were...
  • 6 People Killed, 8 Injured, After Van Crashes on New York State Thruway

    6 People Killed, 8  Injured, After Van Crashes on New York State Thruway
    A horrific traffic accident in Orange County has left at least six people dead. Seven other people were critically injured. It happened on the New York State Thruway, not far from the popular Woodbury Common Premium Outlets shopping center. Police say...
  • The Hartford Will Break Apart, Raising Questions About Jobs

    The Hartford Will Break Apart, Raising Questions About Jobs
    Connecticut's largest employer in the insurance industry, The Hartford, is breaking apart. The Asylum Hill company that dates to 1810 enjoyed relative calm from the time it was spun off by ITT Corp. in 1995 to its near collapse in 2008, a period when...
  • Zandra Rhodes is back with a new handbag collection

    Zandra Rhodes is back with a new handbag collection
    Legendary designer Zandra Rhodes continues riding the momentum. After her spring runway show — her first in 20 years — won rave reviews in London last season, Rhodes signed a licensing agreement with Girari Design to produce a collection of...
  • Trash Executive Expected To Plead Guilty

    Trash Executive Expected To Plead Guilty
    James Galante, the accused architect of a sweeping conspiracy to inflate trash-hauling prices in western Connecticut and New York, is expected to drop his long-standing claim of innocence and plead guilty to federal tax and racketeering charges as early...