Introduction to 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.
Eisenhower Park was originally built to be the Salisbury Golf Club. During the Depression, the County acquired the property and turned it into Eisenhower Park, named after former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, in honor of those lost in war. East Meadow is also home to the Nassau University Medical Center, a major hospital serving the central region of Nassau County.
East Meadow’s population transitioned from a farming community to a booming suburban community after World War II. Within the context of a decade, the area’s population went from 2,000 to 25,000. Similarly to Levittown, the East Meadow land was being sold at cheap prices to land developers, and returning War veterans and their families sought to establish homes in this budding suburb.
Eleanor Roosevelt, who came to serve as first lady of the United States, was a childhood resident of East Meadow. Her home on Newbridge Avenue, unfortunately, no longer stands. Another famous person who spent his childhood in East Meadow is Julius Erving. He was born in East Meadow, New York as Julius Winfield Erving, Jr. and since has made a name for himself in the basketball hall of fame.
8/16 - Jobs Fair Huge Success!
During this tough economic climate, it’s no easy task to find an employer is hiring. That’s why I took on the challenge to connect job seekers with potential employers and valuable career resources during my 2012 Jobs Fair.
Senate Passes Legislation To Reinstate STAR Rebate Checks
S.7447 would restore the STAR property tax rebate check program. The bill would provide $202 million in property tax relief to senior citizens in the 2012-13 school year and $1.2 billion in property tax relief to middle class families starting in 2013-14.
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
Fifth Grade Students Ask Sen. Hannon About State Government
After delivering over 150 educational booklets to the fifth graders of Barnum Woods Elementary School in East Meadow, Senator Kemp Hannon (6th District) visited the students to answer their questions regarding how the New York State government functions.