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Lynbrook

Lynbrook
Beginnings: Just as it does today, Lynbrook sat at the crossroads of major trading routes for hundreds of years. For most of that time, however, the routes were dirt paths used by Merikoke Indians. By 1785, a small community had been established where several trails met - a spot still known as Five Corners, at the intersection of Merrick Road, Hempstead Avenue, Broadway and Atlantic Avenue. Initially it was known as Bloomfield, but it soon became better known as Pearsalls Corners, after general store owner Wright Pearsall. The community began to grow in the years after 1853, when Merrick Road was covered with planks.
Photo: The Business Street, Lynbrook (from "Long Island To-day" by Fr...
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Beginnings: Just as it does today, Lynbrook sat at the crossroads of major trading routes for hundreds of years. For most of that time, however, the routes were dirt paths used by Merikoke Indians. By 1785, a small community had been established where several trails met - a spot still known as Five Corners, at the intersection of Merrick Road, Hempstead Avenue, Broadway and Atlantic Avenue. Initially it was known as Bloomfield, but it soon became better known as Pearsalls Corners, after general store owner Wright Pearsall. The community began to grow in the years after 1853, when Merrick Road was covered with planks.
Photo: The Business Street, Lynbrook (from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909)
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  • NJ Transit, LIRR Shuffle Service In Wake Of Snow Storm

    NJ Transit, LIRR Shuffle Service In Wake Of Snow Storm
    As another major winter storm hits our area, officials are taking the proper precautions on the roads and rails. The National Weather service warns the Tri-State area could be in for significant snow, sleet, and ice accumulations. The storm has the...
  • Governor Paterson Proposes Soft Drink 'Obesity Tax

    As if there aren't enough taxes, you could soon be paying more for soda.       In an effort to close the $15 billion state budget gap, New York Governor David Paterson is calling for a 15 percent tax on soft drinks.       If you drink diet, you're okay. ...
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    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (WPIX) -- A Hofstra University student is facing charges he drove off in a fire chief's official SUV, causing several accidents that left ten people injured, including himself.   According to authorities, the incident unraveled when the...