Category Archives: Your Town Long Island

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Glen Cove NY

Glen Cove is a city in Nassau County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. As of the United States 2010 Census, the city population was 26,964. Part of the early 20th…

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Babylon NY

Babylon is one of ten towns in Suffolk County, New York, United States. Located on Long Island, the town population was 213,603 as of the…

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Amityville NY

Huntington settlers first visited the Amityville area in 1653 as a source of salt hay. Chief Wyandanch granted the first deed to land in Amityville…

Patchogue NY

Patchogue NY

Patchogue, which is approximately 60 miles (100 km) east of Manhattan, became incorporated in 1893. A natural riverfront and harbor are resources that the village has…

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Farmingdale NY

The first European settler in the area was Thomas Powell, who arrived in 1687. On October 18, 1695, he purchased a 15-square-mile (39 km2) tract of…

Long Beach NY

Long Beach NY

Long Beach’s first inhabitants were the Algonquian-speaking Rockaway Indians, who sold the area to English colonists in 1643. While the barrier island was used bybaymen and farmers for fishing and…

Levittown NY

Levittown NY

Levittown gets its name from its builder, the firm of Levitt & Sons, Inc. founded by Abraham Levitt on August 2, 1929, which built the district…

Massapequa NY

Massapequa NY

A 19th-century writer identified Massapequa as one of the “13 tribes of Long Island,” but additional research has shown that they were a band of Lenape,…

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Garden City NY

In 1869, the Irish-born, Scottish millionaire Alexander Turney Stewart bought a portion of the lightly populated Hempstead Plains. In a letter, Stewart described his intentions…

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Manhasset NY

Manhasset is a Native American term that translates to “the island neighborhood”. In 2005, a Wall Street Journal article ranked Manhasset as the best town for raising a family…