Senator Kemp Hannon
6th District New York
Welcome to New York's Sixth Senate District

Welcome to my community guide for NY's Sixth Senate District.  Here you can learn about each of the communities. You'll also find lists of contact information for schools, municipal services, community groups, points of interest, and news outlets, and much more.
 

Bethpage

The Indians were originally drawn to the area of Bethpage because it was distinct from the rest of the Hempstead plains as it had a stream which supplied the Indians with an abundant supply of fish. Thomas Powell purchased the land from the Marsapeque Indians. The area received its name as a combination of biblical influence and Powell’s own …
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East Meadow

Although East Meadow is now a booming suburb, it’s name reflects its rural history as the “Eastern Meadow” of the Hempstead Plains. The East Meadow was utilized as the ground for grazing cattle and significant to industry in the colonial period. During the 1700’s, much of the country’s wool needs were supplied by East Meadow-grazed sheep …
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Farmingdale

Farmingdale sits near the eastern end of what was the Hempstead Plains-the vast, treeless prairie then covering what is now central Nassau County. Englishman Thomas Powell purchased about 15 square miles, including the area that became Farmingdale, from the Marsapeque Indians for 140 pounds in 1695. He and his children divided the land into lots and began more than a dozen decades of agriculture in the area …
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Franklin Square

The town now known as Franklin Square emerged around a hotel built by Louis Schroeher in 1852. As a result of this investment in the previous grazing area known as the Hempstead Plains, came an influx of German settlers and travelers on the Hempstead-Jamaica Turnpike. The hotel became a center of society and even held elections in 1881 …
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Garden City

Garden City was once a significant portion of the expansive Hempstead Plains. This land became available for sale in 1867, giving Charles Harvey the opportunity to purchase the land for $42 an acre. Alexander T. Stewart also had plans for the Hempstead land, bidding $55 per acre in the hopes of creating his dream, a planned …
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Garden City South

Garden City South is a hamlet located between Garden City, Franklin Square and West Hempstead. This charming community includes wide streets and plenty of trees. …
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Hempstead

Hempstead gained its reputation as “The Hub” as a result of its central role in the lives of Long Islanders. As the oldest community in Nassau, it became the pivotal location for all public transportation, and the ultimate location for shoppers. The community sprang up on this location because the first English settlers were able …
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Island Trees

The story of Island Trees begins with the story of the Hempstead Plains, sixty thousand acres of flat, treeless grasslands that was once considered the largest prairie in the eastern United States. It was here, in 1644, that a group of English colonists established Hempstead, the first permanent settlement in what later became …
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Levittown

Initially part of the Hempstead Plains, Levittown became a nationally recognized symbol of post World War II suburban development. The Hempstead Plains became the Hempstead settlement in 1644 and later, Nassau County. In the 1930’s, potato farms were devastated by the golden nematode. This devastation, however, offered the Levitt …
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Malverne

Malverne was originally settled by the Rockaway Indians with the current Ocean Avenue serving as an Indian path. During the 1790’s, the Cornwell family first settled here and began farming the area.…
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Massapequa

The Massapequas have a star-studded history. They served as the childhood home to comedian Jerry Seinfeld and the Baldwin brothers. Massapequa received its name from the Marsapeague Native American tribe. The name, Massapequa, means “A Great Water Land”“, which accurately reflects its southern shore. The first non-indian settlers …
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Plainedge

Plainedge is a hamlet within the Town of Oyster Bay located north of North Massapequa and west of South Farmingdale. It is 1.4 square miles in area and has a population of about 8,575 (Jan. 1999).

The community was given its name around 1663 because of its treeless landscape. During the mid-1800s, Plainedge was known to have had one of the largest …
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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 …
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Seaford

With the arrival of Captain John Seaman, a native of Seaford, England, Jerusalem South was created which was eventually to become Seaford and also commonly referred to as Seaman's Neck. …
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Uniondale

Uniondale, known before 1853 as Tutle Hook, has been the site of rich military history. It's story dates back to the Revolution when Uniondale served as an enlistment center and takes us through World War II with the development of an Army Air Force Base in 1961. …
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Wantagh

Historians claim that Wantagh was originally known as Jerusalem which is why the creek running north and south through Wantagh was called the Jerusalem River. The first post office was built in 1837, for Jerusalem, although mail service began around 1780. …
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West Hempstead

The hamlet of West Hempstead was once a dense woodland used by the Algonquin Indians for a gathering place because of its central location. Close to three Long Island Rail Road lines and with its own exit on the Southern State Parkway, West Hempstead’s draw as a centralized location has always attracted a diverse group of people.. …
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Related Articles


Senator Hannon's Upcoming Event Calendar


Senate Passes Hannon Bill to Increase Access to Naloxone
Hannon, the Chairman of the Senate Health Committee, announces the passage of his bill, S.6477-B, which will increase access to Naloxone, the drug-overdose antidote. If timely administered, Naloxone can prevent an overdose death.


Senate Passes Bills to Crack Down on Dangerous Sexual Predators
On May 1, 2012, the Senate passed a package of bills to help keep our children, our schools and our communities safe from dangerous sex offenders.


Important Superstorm Sandy Recovery Programs for Homeowners & Businesses
New York State has established several Superstorm Sandy recovery program for homeowners and businesses that you may find helpful.


Hannon Joins With Adelphi Mother's Day Campaign
Hannon encourages all New Yorkers with any type of breast cancer concerns to call the Hotline at their toll-free number, 1-800-877-8077, to speak with someone who has “been there.” Callers can receive updated information and emotional support from the Hotline’s specially trained volunteers, most of whom are women who have had breast cancer.


Senate Passes Bill to Protect Teens from Sexual Predators at Schools
Senate passed legislation to make it a crime for school employees to engage in sexual activity with students, including those who are older than New York’s legal age of consent. The legislation is Senate bill 6714,


Storm & Hurricane Emergency Numbers & Websites


Rooting On The Stony Brook Seawolves in the CWS
The Stony Brook Seawolves have made the College World Series -- and are quite the "Cinderella" story. We all wish them luck!


Hannon Partners with Adelphi for Mothers Day Breast Cancer Awareness
The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program Provides Info & Support To Those Coping With Breast Cancer. I encourage all New Yorkers to call the Hotline at their toll free number, 1-800-877-8077.


Putting an End to Unwanted Sales Calls
The National Do No Call Registry provides you with an opportunity to limit the number of telemarketing phone calls you receive. Information here.


Food Drive Benefiting the I.N.N.


Senator Hannon's Salute to Veterans


Senator Hannon’s Annual “There Ought to Be a Law” Contest


Securing the Rights of Chinese Americans in Nassau County
There are more than 12 million Asian Americans in the United States. Here in Nassau County, one group is dedicated to securing the rights and serving the evolving needs of those Americans: The Long Island Chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA).


Salisbury Church Provides Full Thanksgiving Meal for More Than 160 Families
It’s called “A Place of Hope,” the outreach program of CrossBridge Church in Salisbury, which will provide full Thanksgiving dinners for over 160 families this Thanksgiving.


Senator Hannon Honors Hofstra Radio for 50 Years of Service and Journalism Excellence
Five hundred WRHU, Radio Hofstra University, alumni gathered on November 7th at the Long Island Hilton to celebrate 50 years of Hofstra Radio on the airwaves. A special presentation was held by Senator Kemp Hannon (6th District), who presented WRHU General Manager Bruce Avery with a New York State Citation for 50 years of community minded radio, exceptional student achievement and journalism excellence.


Photos from Sen. Hannon's 'There Ought to be a Law Contest' Award Ceremony


Summer 2009 - Library Visits in the Sixth District
Photo Gallery

Sen. Kemp Hannon presented high school sophomores and juniors with the Youth Leadership Award, Uniondale Library.

Sen Kemp Hannon visited the Garden City High School to recognize two students who have been selected winners of Cablevision’s Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest, Esteban Ortiz (11th grade) and Erika Rooney (8th grade).

Sen. Kemp Hannon attended the Framingdale Lady Daler Lacrosse Fall Fest at Farmingdale High School.

Sen. Kemp Hannon attended the Music in Our Schools concert, seen here with members of East Meadow School District

Senator Hannon visits with the Levittown Soccer Club

District Office
595 Stewart Avenue, Suite 540
Garden City, NY 11530
516.739.1700
Albany Office
420 State Capitol Bldg.
Albany, NY 12247
518.455.2200