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Wyandanch

Beginnings: To its earliest settlers, the area was known as West Deer Park. But in the 1880s, the area was renamed Wyandance after a local brickyard, the Wyandance Brick and Terra Cotta Corp. It soon reverted to West Deer Park when the yard burned down in 1894. However, residents adopted Wyandanch, one of many spellings of the great Indian sachem's name, in 1903 to avoid confusion with neighboring Deer Park. Meanwhile, Wheatley Heights got its name from a 1913 housing development promoted by Bellerose businessman William Geiger.
Beginnings: To its earliest settlers, the area was known as West Deer Park. But in the 1880s, the area was renamed Wyandance after a local brickyard, the Wyandance Brick and Terra Cotta Corp. It soon reverted to West Deer Park when the yard burned down in 1894. However, residents adopted Wyandanch, one of many spellings of the great Indian sachem's name, in 1903 to avoid confusion with neighboring Deer Park. Meanwhile, Wheatley Heights got its name from a 1913 housing development promoted by Bellerose businessman William Geiger. « Show less

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  • Victims In Fatal Long Island Crash Identified

    Victims In Fatal Long Island Crash Identified
    The two people killed in that high-speed police chase on Long Island have been identified. Investigators have identified them as 36-year-old Rocco Coscia of Massapequa and 42-year-old Michael Griffin of Wyandanch. The crash happened yesterday morning...
  • Family Dispute Leaves 2 Dead, 1 Wounded

    Family Dispute Leaves 2 Dead, 1 Wounded
    A 30-year-old man from Wyandanch is accused of stabbing his wheelchair bound mother, stepfather and brother at their home on Jackson Street Monday morning, Suffolk County police said. Officers were called to the residence shortly around 8:10 a.m after...