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*[[Leslie West]] (1945-), of the hard rock group [[Mountain (band)|Mountain]].<ref>Fischler, Marcelle S. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=950DE7DC1030F936A25753C1A9609C8B63 "Nascent Hall of Fame to Welcome First Honorees"]., ''[[The New York Times]]'' , [[October 15]], [[2006]]. Accessed [[November 26]], [[2007]]. "Dee Snider of Stony Brook, the shock-rocker from the 1980's heavy metal band Twisted Sister, known for his defiant metal anthem ''We're Not Gonna Take It,'' and Leslie West of the band Mountain, who grew up in East Meadow, Lawrence and Forest Hills, are also being inducted..."</ref>
 
*[[Leslie West]] (1945-), of the hard rock group [[Mountain (band)|Mountain]].<ref>Fischler, Marcelle S. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=950DE7DC1030F936A25753C1A9609C8B63 "Nascent Hall of Fame to Welcome First Honorees"]., ''[[The New York Times]]'' , [[October 15]], [[2006]]. Accessed [[November 26]], [[2007]]. "Dee Snider of Stony Brook, the shock-rocker from the 1980's heavy metal band Twisted Sister, known for his defiant metal anthem ''We're Not Gonna Take It,'' and Leslie West of the band Mountain, who grew up in East Meadow, Lawrence and Forest Hills, are also being inducted..."</ref>
 
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East Meadow, New York
CDP
East-meadow-ny-map.png
Country United States
State New York
County Nassau
Area
 • Total 6.3 sq mi (16.3 km2)
 • Land 6.3 sq mi (16.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 72 ft (22 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 37,461
 • Density 5,955.0/sq mi (2,299.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 11554
Area code(s) 516
FIPS code 36-22502
GNIS feature ID 0973378

East Meadow is a hamlet (and census-designated place or CDP) in Nassau County (Long Island), New York, United States. Its name is derived from being the meadow of Hempstead Plains east of the Meadow Brook (originally a brook, now replaced by a parkway of the same name). Located just 30 miles (48 km) from downtown Manhattan and with approximately 86% of residents commuting to work, East Meadow is a thriving suburb of New York City.

The population was 37,461 at the 2000 census.

East Meadow's postal ZIP code is 11554, and its telephone area code is 516.

History

In 1655, two surveyors (Chris Sorto and Alicia Capache) for Hempstead Town, reported that the "east meadow" would be suitable for grazing. The area quickly became a grazing area for cattle and later, in the 1700s, for sheep. There were more sheep than people at the time.

During the American Revolutionary War, East Meadow was occupied by British forces when they discovered the vast amounts of livestock herded there, and remained under their control until the end of the war.

Two large farms existed in what is now East Meadow: the Barnum farm (Barnum Woods), and the Carman farm.

It is rumored that President George Washington spent a night on the (Barnum) estate during a trip across Long Island in 1790.

A toll booth was operated near the Carman homestead on the Hempstead Turnpike.

Another early settlement was located near what is now the intersection of East Meadow Avenue and Prospect Avenue. The old Hoeffner homestead is now the site of Prospect Avenue Park, and East Meadow's Post Office.

The (Barnum) estate was acquired by the Hoeffner family in 1914. Part of the old Barnum farm is now the site of Barnum Woods Elementary School, and the main road that passes by the school, Merrick Avenue, was originally called Barnum Avenue.

Carman Avenue is home to East Meadow High School, the Nassau County Correctional Facility, and the Nassau University Medical Center, the tallest building in Nassau County.

On March 11 2004, President George W. Bush made a visit to East Meadow for the groundbreaking of a new memorial for the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Notable people

Movies filmed in East Meadow

Education

East Meadow's nine public schools are operated by the East Meadow Union Free School District. The district was organized in 1814 under the name "Brushy Plains," and at one time was the third largest school district in New York State. The first school building was on Front Street (where the East Meadow Public Library building stands today). The district is still highly regarded for its educational programs, but quality teachers left in droves due to a three-year bargaining nightmare which ended in September 2007. The community needs to rebuild its reputation in order to attract good teachers and retain them.

Elementary schools

Middle schools

High schools

Hebrew schools

Defunct schools

  • Front Street School, once located at the corner of Front Street & East Meadow Avenue, burned down and replaced by the East Meadow Public Library.
  • Prospect Avenue School, once located on the corner of Coakley Street & Prospect Avenue; its students now go to Barnum Woods.
  • Newbridge Road Elementary School, once located on Newbridge Road, between 7th Avenue & Lawn Drive, has been converted to condominiums.
  • McCleary Junior High School, previously Meadowbrook Junior High School, was located on Newbridge Road, in the lot adjacent to East Meadow's Wal-Mart. Has been replaced by a housing development.
  • Salisbury School, building now serves as the district offices and alternative school

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there were 37,461 people, 12,186 households, and 9,651 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 5,955.0 per square mile (2,299.5/km²). There were 12,375 housing units at an average density of 1,967.2/sq mi (759.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 85.29% White, 4.32% African American, 0.15% Native American, 6.68% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.96% from other races, and 1.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.01% of the population.

Of the 12,186 households, 35.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.2% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.8% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94, and the average family size was 3.34.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $67,185, and the median income for a family was $74,691. Males had a median income of $50,325, versus $35,422 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $27,076. About 2.3% of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.

For population 25 years and over

  • High school or higher: 86.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 31.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over

  • Never married: 21.7%
  • Now married: 63.9%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 5.3%

Geography

East Meadow is located within the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County on Long Island in New York State in the United States. It is located at 40°42′49″N 73°33′21″W / 40.71361°N 73.55583°W / 40.71361; -73.55583Invalid arguments have been passed to the {{#coordinates:}} function (40.713739, -73.555823).Template:GR

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.3 square miles (16.3 km²), of which, 6.3 square miles (16.3 km²) of it is land and 0.16% is water.

East Meadow is generally flat, and the elevation ranges from 32 feet near its southwestern edge, to 82 feet along Hempstead Turnpike to the north.

No actual meadow remains in East Meadow or the Hempstead Plain, due to the boom of post-World War II development and later, unchecked suburban sprawl.

Landmarks

The most prominent features are the town's water tower and hospital, the Nassau University Medical Center which dominates the "skyline." The Nassau County Jail, East Meadow Public Library, Mitchel Manor military housing complex, and Eisenhower Park, which includes the attraction Safety Town, are also located in East Meadow.

Houses of worship

Jewish

References

  1. ^ Fischler, Marcelle S. "Nascent Hall of Fame to Welcome First Honorees"., The New York Times , October 15, 2006. Accessed November 26, 2007. "Dee Snider of Stony Brook, the shock-rocker from the 1980's heavy metal band Twisted Sister, known for his defiant metal anthem We're Not Gonna Take It, and Leslie West of the band Mountain, who grew up in East Meadow, Lawrence and Forest Hills, are also being inducted..."

Sources

  • East Meadow, Its Past and Present, published in 1976 by the East Meadow Public Library
  • East Meadow, Yesterday & Today, by Mary Louise Clarke, available at the East Meadow Public Library

External links

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