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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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* [[Glen Cove]]
 
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* [[Long Beach (New York)|Long Beach]]
Glen Cove, City of (516) 676-2000
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* [[Merrick]]
Long Beach, City of (516) 431-1000
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* [[Mineola]]
Hempstead, Town of (516) 489-5000
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* [[Plainview (New York)|Plainview]]
      Atlantic Beach, Village of (516) 371-4600
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* [[Rockville Centre]]
      Bellerose, Village of (516) 354-1000
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      Cedarhurst, Village of (516) 295-5770
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      East Rockaway, Village of (516) 887-6300
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      Floral Park, Village of (516) 326-6300
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      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==
 
==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==
 
==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==

Revision as of 00:36, 6 April 2012

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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