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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
 
      Cedarhurst, Village of (516) 295-5770
 
      East Rockaway, Village of (516) 887-6300
 
      Floral Park, Village of (516) 326-6300
 
      Freeport, Village of (516) 377-2200
 
      Garden City, Village of (516) 742-5800
 
      Hempstead, Village of (516) 489-3400
 
      Hewlett Bay Park, Village of (516) 295-1400
 
      Hewlett Harbor, Village of (516) 374-3806
 
      Hewlett Neck, Village of (516) 295-1400
 
      Island Park, Village of (516) 431-0600
 
      Lawrence, Village of (516) 239-4600
 
      Lynbrook, Village of (516) 599-8300
 
      Malverne, Village of (516) 599-1200
 
      Mineola, Village of (516) 746-0750
 
      New Hyde Park, Village of (516) 354-0022
 
      Rockville Centre, Village of (516) 678-9300
 
      South Floral Park, Village of (516) 352-8047
 
      Stewart Manor, Village of (516) 354-1800
 
      Valley Stream, Village of (516) 825-4200
 
      Woodsburgh, Village of (516) 295-1400
 
North Hempstead, Town of (516) 627-0590
 
      Baxter Estates, Village of (516) 767-0096
 
      East Hills, Village of (516) 621-4251
 
      East Williston, Village of (516) 746-0782
 
      Flower Hill, Village of (516) 627-2253
 
      Great Neck, Village of (516) 482-0019
 
      Great Neck Estates, Village of (516) 482-8283
 
      Great Neck Plaza, Village of (516) 482-4500
 
      Kensington, Village of (516) 482-4409
 
      Kings Point, Village of (516) 482-7872
 
      Lake Success, Village of (516) 482-4411
 
      Manorhaven, Village of (516) 883-7000
 
      Munsey Park, Village of (516) 365-7790
 
      North Hills, Village of (516) 627-3451
 
      Old Westbury, Village of (516) 626-0800
 
      Plandome, Village of (516) 627-1748
 
      Plandome Heights, Village of (516) 627-1136
 
      Plandome Manor, Village of (516) 627-3701
 
      Port Washington North, Village of (516) 883-5900
 
      Roslyn, Village of (516) 621-1961
 
      Roslyn Estates, Village of (516) 621-3541
 
      Roslyn Harbor, Village of (516) 621-0368
 
      Russell Gardens, Village of (516) 482-8246
 
      Saddle Rock, Village of (516) 482-9400
 
      Sands Point, Village of (516) 883-3044
 
      Thomaston, Village of (516) 482-3110
 
      Westbury, Village of (516) 334-1700
 
      Williston Park, Village of (516) 746-2193
 
Oyster Bay, Town of (516) 624-6100
 
      Bayville, Village of (516) 628-1439
 
      Brookville, Village of (516) 626-1792
 
      Centre Island, Village of (516) 922-0606
 
      Cove Neck, Village of (516) 922-1885
 
      Farmingdale, Village of (516) 249-0093
 
      Lattingtown, Village of (516) 676-6920
 
      Laurel Hollow, Village of (516) 692-8826
 
      Massapequa Park, Village of (516) 798-0244
 
      Matinecock, Village of (516) 671-7790
 
      Mill Neck, Village of (516) 922-6722
 
      Muttontown, Village of (516) 364-3476
 
      Old Brookville, Village of (516) 671-4664
 
      Oyster Bay Cove, Village of (516) 922-1016
 
      Sea Cliff, Village of (516) 671-0080
 
      Upper Brookville, Village of (516) 624-7715
 
  
 
==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.
 
 
Plane
 
 
 
Car
 
  
 
==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.
Train
 
 
 
Bus
 
 
 
Car
 
 
 
Taxi
 
  
 
==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.
 
 
*<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>
 
*<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>
 
 
 
  
 
==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>
 
 
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==

Revision as of 00:36, 6 April 2012

Nassau County is in New York state, USA.

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.

Get out



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