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Carle Place

Beginnings: Carle Place existed initially as a fragment of the Hempstead Plains. One of those settlers was Capt. Thomas Carle purchased land in the area in 1656. Cattle and sheep were turned loose on the plains to graze and thought little else of it. Not until 100 years later did farmers realize the land could be cultivated. One of Carle's descendants, Silas Carle, had become a successful pharmaceuticals merchant in New York City. Some time after 1800, he returned to Long Island to build a showy house on 220 acres for his family. Indeed, it became a local landmark, referred to by residents as "the Carle place,'' a name that eventually came to be applied to the community that developed around... Show more »
Beginnings: Carle Place existed initially as a fragment of the Hempstead Plains. One of those settlers was Capt. Thomas Carle purchased land in the area in 1656. Cattle and sheep were turned loose on the plains to graze and thought little else of it. Not until 100 years later did farmers realize the land could be cultivated. One of Carle's descendants, Silas Carle, had become a successful pharmaceuticals merchant in New York City. Some time after 1800, he returned to Long Island to build a showy house on 220 acres for his family. Indeed, it became a local landmark, referred to by residents as "the Carle place,'' a name that eventually came to be applied to the community that developed around it, replacing the name Frog Hollow. « Show less

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  • MTA Announces Service Changes In Anticipation Of Snow

    MTA Announces Service Changes In Anticipation Of Snow
    In anticipation of Friday's snowfall, the MTA has announced several service changes on the subways and railroads.
  • Public Hearings, Protests Continue Against MTA Cutbacks

    Public Hearings, Protests Continue Against MTA Cutbacks
    Public hearings are underway throughout New York City and surrounding counties on the MTA's proposed cuts to close a $750 million budget gap. Among the MTA's proposals to save money are reducing service, eliminating the student MetroCard program and...

    MTA Public Hearings On Service Cuts, Student MetroCards Begin

    MTA Public Hearings On Service Cuts, Student MetroCards Begin
    Beginning Monday, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will host a series of nine public hearings throughout the New York City, Long Island and Westchester County on their proposals to close a $750 million budget shortfall. Among the MTA's proposals...

    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...