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==Regions==
 
==Regions==
  
Nassau County is generally divided into North Shore and South Shore. The North Shore is known for its hilly roads and rocky beaches. In comparison, the South Shore of the County is flat and contains sandy beaches. The Long Island Sound splits the North Shore of Nassau County from Connecticut while the South Shore leads to the Atlantic Ocean. The entire county spans 453 square miles. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nassau_County,_New_York]
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Nassau County is generally divided into North Shore and South Shore. The North Shore is known for its hilly roads and rocky beaches. In comparison, the South Shore of the County is flat and contains sandy beaches. The Long Island Sound splits the North Shore of Nassau County from Connecticut while the South Shore leads to the Atlantic Ocean
  
==Cities, Towns and Villages==
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==Cities==
  
Within Nassau County there are 2 cities, 3 towns, 64 incorporated villages and over 100 unincorporated areas. The entire county is physically divided amongst the 3 towns: Hempstead, North Hempstead, and Oyster Bay, and the two cities, Long Beach and Glen Cove. Within the three towns reside the 64 Incorporated Villages, all of which are listed below with their contact information. [http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/website/AG/Federal/towns.html]
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* [[Oyster Bay]]
 
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* [[Lynbrook]]
Glen Cove, City of (516) 676-2000
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* [[Bethpage]]
Long Beach, City of (516) 431-1000
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* [[Mineola]]
Hempstead, Town of (516) 489-5000
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* [[Hempstead]]
      Atlantic Beach, Village of (516) 371-4600
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* [[Plainview (New York)|Plainview]]
      Bellerose, Village of (516) 354-1000
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* [[Old Bethpage]]
      Cedarhurst, Village of (516) 295-5770
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* [[Levittown]]
      East Rockaway, Village of (516) 887-6300
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* [[Hicksville]]
      Floral Park, Village of (516) 326-6300
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* [[Long Beach (New York)|Long Beach]]
      Freeport, Village of (516) 377-2200
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      Garden City, Village of (516) 742-5800
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      Hempstead, Village of (516) 489-3400
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      Hewlett Bay Park, Village of (516) 295-1400
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      Hewlett Harbor, Village of (516) 374-3806
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      Hewlett Neck, Village of (516) 295-1400
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      Island Park, Village of (516) 431-0600
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      Lawrence, Village of (516) 239-4600
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      Lynbrook, Village of (516) 599-8300
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      Malverne, Village of (516) 599-1200
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      Mineola, Village of (516) 746-0750
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      New Hyde Park, Village of (516) 354-0022
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      Rockville Centre, Village of (516) 678-9300
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      South Floral Park, Village of (516) 352-8047
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      Stewart Manor, Village of (516) 354-1800
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      Valley Stream, Village of (516) 825-4200
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      Woodsburgh, Village of (516) 295-1400
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North Hempstead, Town of (516) 627-0590
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      Baxter Estates, Village of (516) 767-0096
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      East Hills, Village of (516) 621-4251
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      East Williston, Village of (516) 746-0782
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      Flower Hill, Village of (516) 627-2253
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      Great Neck, Village of (516) 482-0019
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      Great Neck Estates, Village of (516) 482-8283
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      Great Neck Plaza, Village of (516) 482-4500
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      Kensington, Village of (516) 482-4409
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      Kings Point, Village of (516) 482-7872
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      Lake Success, Village of (516) 482-4411
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      Manorhaven, Village of (516) 883-7000
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      Munsey Park, Village of (516) 365-7790
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      North Hills, Village of (516) 627-3451
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      Old Westbury, Village of (516) 626-0800
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      Plandome, Village of (516) 627-1748
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      Plandome Heights, Village of (516) 627-1136
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      Plandome Manor, Village of (516) 627-3701
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      Port Washington North, Village of (516) 883-5900
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      Roslyn, Village of (516) 621-1961
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      Roslyn Estates, Village of (516) 621-3541
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      Roslyn Harbor, Village of (516) 621-0368
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      Russell Gardens, Village of (516) 482-8246
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      Saddle Rock, Village of (516) 482-9400
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      Sands Point, Village of (516) 883-3044
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      Thomaston, Village of (516) 482-3110
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      Westbury, Village of (516) 334-1700
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      Williston Park, Village of (516) 746-2193
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Oyster Bay, Town of (516) 624-6100
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      Bayville, Village of (516) 628-1439
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      Brookville, Village of (516) 626-1792
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      Centre Island, Village of (516) 922-0606
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      Cove Neck, Village of (516) 922-1885
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      Farmingdale, Village of (516) 249-0093
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      Lattingtown, Village of (516) 676-6920
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      Laurel Hollow, Village of (516) 692-8826
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      Massapequa Park, Village of (516) 798-0244
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      Matinecock, Village of (516) 671-7790
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      Mill Neck, Village of (516) 922-6722
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      Muttontown, Village of (516) 364-3476
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      Old Brookville, Village of (516) 671-4664
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      Oyster Bay Cove, Village of (516) 922-1016
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      Sea Cliff, Village of (516) 671-0080
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      Upper Brookville, Village of (516) 624-7715
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==Other destinations==
 
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==Get in==
 
==Get in==
  
Train
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Take the Long Island Railroad, Long Island Bus, or drive in via the Long Island Expressway, Northern State Parkway, Southern State Parkway, or Sunrise Highway.
 
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==Get around==
 
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Getting around is very easy by car, especially with the presence of the Long Island Expressway (commonly referred to as the LIE in the area) and several other parkways.
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==See==
 
==See==
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*<see name="Roosevelt Field Mall" alt="" address="630 Old Country Rd Garden City, NY 11530" directions="" phone="(516) 742-8000 " url="http://www.simon.com/mall/default.aspx?ID=102" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Ask any Long Islander and they will tell you that one of the best shopping areas in Nassau County is Roosevelt Field Mall and the numerous outlets surrounding it. The areas of Garden City, East Meadow, and Carle Place have numerous shopping centers and a smaller mall, 'The Source Mall'.</see>
 
*<see name="Roosevelt Field Mall" alt="" address="630 Old Country Rd Garden City, NY 11530" directions="" phone="(516) 742-8000 " url="http://www.simon.com/mall/default.aspx?ID=102" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Ask any Long Islander and they will tell you that one of the best shopping areas in Nassau County is Roosevelt Field Mall and the numerous outlets surrounding it. The areas of Garden City, East Meadow, and Carle Place have numerous shopping centers and a smaller mall, 'The Source Mall'.</see>
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===Itineraries===
  
*<see name="Belmont Racetrack" alt="" address="2150 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, New York" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.nyra.com/index_belmont.html" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Belmont Park is a 430-acre racetrack in Elmont, N.Y. Every year, there is a Spring/Summer series, and a Fall Championship. The park plays hosts to the Belmont Stakes every June, regarded as a "Triple Crown" Race. The Park is affordable and as well considered a family attraction. [http://www.nyra.com/index_belmont.html]</see>
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*Long Beach Boardwalk.
 
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*<see name="Cradle Of Aviation" alt="" address="1 Davis Avenue, Garden City, New York, 11530" directions="" phone="516-572-4111" url="http://www.cradleofaviation.org/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">http://www.cradleofaviation.org/history/index.html</see>
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*<see name="Old Bethpage Village Restoration" alt="" address="1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, New York" directions="" phone="516-572-8400" url="http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/Parks/wheretogo/museums/central_nass_museum/old_bethpage_rest.html" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Old Bethpage Village Restoration provides visitors with a unique and wonderful opportunity to step back in time and experience life in a recreated mid-19th-century American village. The 209-acre village includes an assortment of homes, farms and businesses. Old Bethpage Village Restoration (OBVR) came into existence in 1963, when Nassau County acquired the Powell property, a 165-acre farm located on the Nassau-Suffolk border. The acquisition of the land and the plan to develop a historic restoration were timely, as rapid post-World War II development on Long Island had taken a toll on the area's landmarks.</see>
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==Do==
 
==Do==
*<do name="Eisenhower Park" alt="" address="East Meadow, Merrick and Stewart avenues" directions="" phone="516-572-0348" url="http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/Parks/wheretogo/active/eisenhower.html" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">A 930-Acre oasis of open space and recreation in the heart of Nassau County, Eisenhower Park is one of the largest public spaces in the New York metropolitan area – larger, in fact, than Central Park.
 
The park offers a full range of athletic and family activities, including one of the finest swimming facilities in the U.S., a major golf facility, dozens of athletic fields and courts, picnic areas, summertime entertainment, playgrounds, fitness trails and more. </do>
 
*<do name="Nassau Coliseum" alt="" address="1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, New York" directions="" phone="" url="http://nassaucoliseum.com/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Nassau Coliseum has accommodated virtually all forms of entertainment and sports, from state-of-the-art rock concerts, touring family shows, professional wrestling, boxing, track & field, lacrosse and soccer. Nassau Coliseum is home to the New York Islanders NHL team.
 
</do>
 
*<do name="Adventureland" alt="" address="2245 Broad Hollow Road, Farmingdale, New York" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.adventureland.us/themepark/index.shtml" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">As Long Island became more populated and more housing developments were starting, a source of entertainment was needed. Many kiddielands were popping up throughout Long Island. Two people who were big in the industry were Alvin Cohen and Herb Budin. After visiting a trade show in Chicago, they acquired a 6-acre (24,000 m2) site on Route 110 in Farmingdale, New York. First the team of two constructed a building which housed a restaurant and arcade so the park could be open year round. Along with the building, four rides opened outside: a Carousel, train, Little Dipper coaster, Card, and boats. There was also a mini golf course. In 1962, the 1 million dollar park opened under the name of Adventureland 110 Playland. As the park success went up, the name of the park was changed to 110 Adventureland. Then in 1965 the first major ride opened, a 500-foot (150 m) long Skyliner.</do>
 
*<do name="Jones Beach State Park" alt="" address="1 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, New York" directions="" phone="516-785-1600" url="http://www.longislandexchange.com/jones-beach.html" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Everyone can enjoy the 2,413 acres park which comprises of 6.5 miles of ocean beach frontage and a half mile of bay frontage developed for still water bathing. It is popular for its excellent beaches with 10 km in length facing to the Atlantic Ocean and furnishes one of the most popular summer recreational locations in the New York City area. Jones Beach State Park is also the most popular and heavily visited beach on the East Coast with an estimation of over eight million people visiting the beach each year. </do>
 
 
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==

Revision as of 05:04, 23 February 2011

Nassau County is in New York state, USA.

Contents

Regions

Nassau County is generally divided into North Shore and South Shore. The North Shore is known for its hilly roads and rocky beaches. In comparison, the South Shore of the County is flat and contains sandy beaches. The Long Island Sound splits the North Shore of Nassau County from Connecticut while the South Shore leads to the Atlantic Ocean

Cities

Other destinations

Understand

Nassau County is the second largest county by square mile on Long Island (Suffolk being the largest by far). It is sandwiched between Suffolk County and Queens County. The County Seat is in Mineola. Nassau County also has several beaches, including Jones Beach and Long Beach. You can also visit the downtown areas of each village. There are typically many shops and sometimes even restaurants in those areas.

Talk

English is the main language. Hempstead, Uniondale, New Cassel, Westbury and Freeport have large Spanish-speaking populations.

Get in

Take the Long Island Railroad, Long Island Bus, or drive in via the Long Island Expressway, Northern State Parkway, Southern State Parkway, or Sunrise Highway.

Get around

Getting around is very easy by car, especially with the presence of the Long Island Expressway (commonly referred to as the LIE in the area) and several other parkways.

See

  • Sagamore Hill was the home of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States.


  • Roosevelt Field Mall, 630 Old Country Rd Garden City, NY 11530, (516) 742-8000, [1]. Ask any Long Islander and they will tell you that one of the best shopping areas in Nassau County is Roosevelt Field Mall and the numerous outlets surrounding it. The areas of Garden City, East Meadow, and Carle Place have numerous shopping centers and a smaller mall, 'The Source Mall'.

Itineraries

  • Long Beach Boardwalk.

Do

Eat

All American Hamburger Drive-In in Massapequa is a vintage, 1950's-style burger joint.[2]

  • Five Guys Burgers & Fries, 3497 Hempstead Tpke, Levittown, NY 11756, (516) 796-1237. Great burgers, fries and sandwiches. Also located in Long Beach.
  • Spasso's Pizzeria, 1159 Wantagh Ave, North Wantagh, NY 11793, (516) 785-8560. 11:00-10:00, Open 7 Days/week. Considered the best pizza in Wantagh, Spasso's has over 15 different "specialty" pizzas and great authentic Italian food.
  • My Hero, 1005 Jerusalem Ave, North Merrick, NY 11566, (516) 785-9226. Some would argue that they have the best sandwiches and heros on Long Island, My Hero has been here for years and is extremely popular. It is advised to call ahead as there is always a line.


Drink

Stay safe

Nassau County is in general a safe place to visit. As anywhere, just use basic common sense; this is the average suburban county. Crimes, if any, usually occur in Hempstead, Freeport, Roosevelt, Uniondale, New Cassel/Westbury and Elmont. The Island Trees/Plainedge area of Levittown has seen an increase in crime lately, as well as the western part of Hicksville south of Cantiague Park. Gang violence is rampant in New Cassel, Hempstead, Uniondale, Roosevelt and Freeport. The only safe areas of Hempstead are west of Cathedral Ave, north of Hempstead Tpke and east of Westbury Rd, north of Hempstead Tpke. Uniondale and Roosevelt are safe in the daylight, but be extra careful at night. New Cassel is relatively safe during the day but very dangerous at night. Freeport south of Sunrise Hwy is very safe.

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