Plainview (New York)
Plainview is a hamlet in New York.
Plainview is a small hamlet in located on Long Island in the Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York. Plainview and it's neighboring town, Old Bethpage, share their school system, library, fire department, and water district.
Plainview's history dates back to 1648, when land was purchased because it was considered desirable farming land. The remaining land was purchased in 1695 in a deal called the Bethpage Purchase. When the Long Island Railroad was built, Plainview had an increase in the farming market.
After World War II, many people were trying to leave New York for a more rural area. People moving out of the city resulted in many of the farmers in Plainview to sell their land. Massive development in the area began to take place and turned Plainview into the suburban town that it is now. The population jumped in size, making Plainview change from farmland to a functioning town.
Climate Plainview has a continental climate with four distinct seasons. Fall and Spring are the most comfortable seasons, with weather averaging in the 50s and 60. Winters can be harsh and temperatures usually drop down to the teens and sometimes even single digits. Plainview also gets a lot of snow, mostly in January and February. The summers are relatively warm, with weather in the 70s to low 90s.
The nearest airport in John F. Kennedy Airport, about half an hour from Plainview. JFK Airport has flights coming into New York from all over the country and even all over the world. Another airport, only about an extra 5-10 minutes further than JFK, is Laguardia Airport. Like JFK, Laguardia has many incoming and outgoing flights for those interested in visiting Plainview.
Depending on where your point of origin is, the Long Island Expressway is one of the most useful ways to get in and around Long Island. It stretches across the entirety of Long Island. The LIE can be accessed through taking I-95/New Jersey Turnpike in you are coming from either north or south of New York.
The easiest way to travel to Long Island, especially Plainview, is to take the train from New York City. Amtrak provides a number of services from all over the country ending in New York's Pennsylvania Station. From Penn Station, the Long Island Rail Road can be taken to Hicksville to end your journey just 5-10 minutes outside of Plainview.
Since Plainview is not very large, there is little public transportation available. The easiest way to get from one place to another would be to rent a car from any of these places:
Plainview has numerous community parks. The main park is the Plainview-Old Bethpage Community Park, which is 19-acres and located on Washington Avenue. The main features of this park include an olympic-sized pool, baseball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts and a playground. Those who are feeling adventurous can also hike through the woods, where there are many trails of many different lengths that can be followed.
240 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station, NY 11746. (631)427-5240
Bay Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
Manetto Hill Preserve off of Washington Avenue
60 Skyline Drive, Plainview NY 11803. (516) 822-7625
1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage NY 11804. (516) 572-8400
625 Old Country Rd, Plainview, NY 11803. (516) 694-3330
For more to do, see the "Get Out" section.
Plainview has many different shopping centers where one can find almost anything they need or desire:
New York Pizza
As any New York location should, Plainview is packed with pizza places serving delicious New York pizza. There are a number of places only minutes away where you can have this amazing meal:
New York Bagel
In Plainview, there are numerous places where one can experience this New York treat:
While your time in Plainview can be enjoyable, there is much to do outside of this hamlet:
2245 Broad Hollow Road (RT. 110), Farmingdale NY 11735. (631) 694-6868
8 Bayville Avenue, Bayville NY 11709. (516) 624-RIDE