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Nassau County

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Nassau County is in New York state, USA.


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. [9]

Cities, Towns and Villages

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. [10]

Glen Cove, City of (516) 676-2000 Long Beach, City of (516) 431-1000 Hempstead, Town of (516) 489-5000

     Atlantic Beach, Village of (516) 371-4600 
     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


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.


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

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Get around






  • 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'.
  • Belmont Racetrack, 2150 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, New York, [2]. 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. [3]
  • Cradle Of Aviation, 1 Davis Avenue, Garden City, New York, 11530, 516-572-4111, [4].
  • Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, New York, 516-572-8400, [5]. 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.


  • Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, Merrick and Stewart avenues, 516-572-0348, [6]. 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.
  • Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, New York, [7]. 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.
  • Adventureland, 2245 Broad Hollow Road, Farmingdale, New York, [8]. 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.


All American Hamburger Drive-In in Massapequa is a vintage, 1950's-style burger joint.[11]

  • 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.


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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