Talk:Hempstead, New York

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Naming[edit]

Hmm. Somebody moved this article to an atypical article name. Towns in N.Y. are given as "TownName, New York", unless they share their name with a city, village, or CDP, in which they are "TownName (town), New York". what was the rationale behind the move? You don't see "City of Yonkers", "Village of Pelham", or "Town of Greenburgh" as titles elsewhere. --Nelson Ricardo 12:08, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

If we were to name the article after what it's about, it would be called "Town Of Hempstead". Politicians and local media consistently refer to it as the Town of Hempstead, and the town's Web site refers to Town of Hempstead, not Hempstead Town or Hempstead Township or Hempstead (Town). --Meadowbrook 18:44, 2 February 2006 (UTC)

It's completely inconsistent with every other U.S. place name article. --Nelson Ricardo 22:30, 2 February 2006 (UTC)
It's inconsistent, yes, but the article name is more correct than the unofficial standard. Also see this page for futher support. To take the convention City, State, then Town of Hempstead, New York is again, preferred since it's official and colloquial name is The Town of Hempstead. Meadowbrook 04:48, 3 February 2006 (UTC)
The page you cite does not support the name of this page. Can you locate other articles so named? --Nelson Ricardo 05:23, 3 February 2006 (UTC)
Similarly, there's no written convention for Hempstead (town). I don't think this article name needs to be restricted by other article names. We're talking about America's largest town which is consistently referred to as the Town of Hempstead, why would we name it any other way? --Meadowbrook 22:11, 3 February 2006 (UTC)

hello i really have no idea where to put this, but i have a correction. I live on Long Island near Hempstead.. and im pretty sure Hempsted was named after the Hemstead indians who inhabited the Hempsted plains. who ever reads this, cause you please edit it correctly. thanks —Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.246.19.218 (talk) 09:53, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

List Needed[edit]

Do we need the list of villages and hamlets if it also exsists in the Town template? I think we don't, it makes the article unwieldy in legnth. --Meadowbrook 16:54, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

Wow[edit]

Town of 756,000 people? Simply south (talk) 02:10, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Not entirely unusual, as "towns" in the New York State sense are unique compared to the rest of the country. Ontario also has municipalities that are legally incorporated as towns with populations pushing 300,000 people, like Markham. Same deal as Hempstead - a suburb directly attached to the core city. Snickerdo (talk) 08:08, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Villages?[edit]

The article lead mentions 22 incorporated villages, but the later section only lists 21, and the template again lists 22. Which is correct? WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 14:43, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Why the move?[edit]

Why was Hempstead (town), New York moved to Hempstead, New York (town)? What bearing does this have on other NY town articles? I favor naming them all "Town of Xxxx, New York", since that makes the most apparent distinction betweeen the towns & villages & hamlets with same names as towns --JimWae (talk) 07:59, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

I have reverted the move. The user that moved it should have voiced their concerns over the naming convention at a project level for the reason you gave above (the effect the move would have on articles across the state). – TMF 21:31, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

Hamlet Consistency[edit]

We need to come up with a standard here. On the different hamlets' articles, some link Hamlet to hamlet (place); some link to Administrative divisions of New York#Hamlet, and some link to Political subdivisions of New York State#Hamlet. (Others linked to the Shakespeare play or nothing at all, but I've been correcting those.) Theusernameiwantedisalreadyinuse (talk) 09:46, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

False hamlets?[edit]

The Town of Hempstead does not show the following supposed "hamlets" on its town map, nor does it list them:

  • Baldwin Harbor
  • East Garden City
  • Lakeview
  • Malvern Park Oaks
  • North Lynbrook
  • North Wantagh
  • North Woodmere

On what basis are they counted as hamlets? All but the last are CDPs, however, North Woodmere is not even that. --JimWae (talk) 07:46, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

Infobox Montage[edit]

Why is this page's infobox photo so large? That's pretty irregular, and not preferred on Wikipedia in general. It likely can be paired down pretty easily, anyone want to take a shot at this? ɱ (talk · vbm · coi) 02:55, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

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