Introduction to Salisbury
Historians say the name Salisbury originated from English colonists because the area resembled the Salisbury Plains in England, which were named after the English Earl of Salisbury.
The Salisbury area encompasses the northwest corner of East Meadow. The heart of residential Salisbury lies in the triangle formed by Carman Ave., Salisbury Drive, and Stewart Ave.
This area, south of Old Country Road, owes much of its history to the Ladenburg family, who turned the area into the Meadow Brook Park Colony. The Colony consisted of large estates and soon became a center for horse breeding and showing. The Ladenburg estate was later sub-divided and developed by various builders.
The area known as Salisbury is largely a product of the post-World War II building boom in Nassau County, during the late 1940ís and very early 1950ís. While many know William Levitt was responsible for the development of Levittown, few realize he was also the primary developer of Salisbury. Approximately 40% of residential Salisbury is comprised of Levitt homes. As Levitt and his sons began to develop the area into one of Americaís first suburbs, the area of the former Ladenburg estate became the heart of Salisbury.
Generations of residents have also referred to this area as Bowling Green. As the area developed, and schools were built, the names Salisbury and Bowling Green were given to two of the schools serving the northwestern part of East Meadow, known today as Salisbury.
2012 College Affordability Program
The 2012 College Affordability Plan will achieve the following objectives: Lowering the cost of a higher education for middle class families and students, encouraging young New Yorkers to stay and begin their careers here at home in the Empire State; and reducing overall higher education expenditures by encouraging students to graduate in a timely fashion.
2012 College Affordability Plan Passed By Senate
SENATE PASSES COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY PLAN
Making College Affordable for Middle Class Families Through Increased Tuition Tax Breaks, Lower Student Loan Interest Rates, Tuition Pre-payment and Truth-in-Lending for Student Loans