Senator Kemp Hannon
6th District New York
Introduction to Levittown

History

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 family the opportunity to purchase large tracts of land at low cost. Following World War II, there was an urgent need for housing resulting from the return of servicemen/women and the baby boom. This demand, in combination with the cheap farmland and experience in construction throughout the Depression Era, provided the building opportunity to Levitt and Sons.

Young William Levitt devised a plan to produce homes for veterans on affordable plots of land and enlisted the help of his father and brother in this endeavor. Levitt homes became easily available to its prospective buyers, since veterans had the opportunity to take low-interest, insured GI Loans. Levittown expanded drastically. Two days after the announcement of the plan to build, half of the real estate had already been rented. The continued demand for housing in Levittown caused Levitt and Sons to expand their 2,000 home plan to 6,000 homes. Levittown continues to expand today as remodeling and expanding efforts continue to individualize each home.

For more information, see the additional historical matter here: Expanded History

Be sure to visit the Levittown Historical Society’s museum or visit its web site: http://www.levittownhistoricalsociety.org/index2.htm


Public Schools

MacArthur High School (9-12)
3369 Old Jerusalem Road
Levittown, NY 11756-3518
(516) 520-8450

Division Avenue High School (9-12)
120 Division Avenue
Levittown, NY 11756-2932
(516) 520-8350

Wisdom Lane Middle School (6-8)
120 Center Lane
Levittown, NY 11756-1062
(516) 520-8370

Jonas Salk Middle School (6-8)
3359 Old Jerusalem Road
Levittown, NY 11756-3500
(516) 520-8470

Summit Lane Elementary School (K-5)
4 Summit Lane
Levittown, NY 11756-3044
(516) 520-8385

Northside Elementary School (K-5)
35 Pelican Road
Levittown, NY 11756-3201
(516) 520-8395

Lee Road Elementary School (K-5)
901 Lee Road and Brent Drive
Wantagh, New York 11793
(516) 783-5190

Gardiners Avenue School (K-5)
610 Gardiners Avenue
Levittown, NY 11756-3750
(516) 520-8485

East Broadway School (K-5)
751 Seamans Neck Road
Seaford, NY 11756-3750
(516) 783-5180

Abbey Lane School (K-5)
239 Gardiners Avenue Levittown, NY 11756-3750
(516) 520-8495

Private Schools

Maria Montessori School
99 North Village Greeen
Levittown, NY 11756
(516) 520-0301

Holy Trinity Diocesan High School
98 Cherry Lane
Hicksville, NY 11801
(516) 433-2900

South Shore Christian Elementary and Secondary School
50 Farmedge Road
Levittown, NY


Neighborhood Groups

Levittown Kiwanis
Gary Crozier, President
PO Box 152
Levittown, NY 11756
(516) 579-5361

Knights of Columbus
Levittown Holy Innocents Council #3581
3591 Jeffries Road
Levittown, NY 11756
Harvey Diamond, Grand Knight

Levittown Property Owners Association
9 Tulip Lane
Levittown, NY 11756
President, Mr. Jim Morrow

Levittown Chamber of Commerce
http://www.levittownchamber.com/
Les Rumel, President
E-Mail: lesro39@aol.com
(516) 731-8041

Park Bridge Civic Association
15 Bench Lane
Levittown, NY 11756
President, Mr. Bruns

American Legion
Levittown Post No. 1711
3123 N. Jerusalem Road
Levittown, NY 11756
Bill Hynes, Commander
(516) 731-9114

American Legion Ladies Auxiliary
Levittown Post. No. 1711
3123 N. Jerusalem Road
Levittown, NY 11756
Thelma Slingo, President

American Legion Island Trees Post 1877
PO Box 245
Levittown, NY 11756
Commander, John Lively

Disabled Americans, Levittown, Nassau County 117
Levittown Hall
PO Box 104
Levittown, NY 11756

Disabled Americans, Levittown, Nassau County 117 Ladies Auxiliary
Levittown Hall
PO Box 104
Levittown, NY 11756
Judith Eisele, Commander

VFW 9592
Levittown-Island Trees
55 Hickory Lane
Levittown, NY 11756
George Dowl, Commander

Jewish War Veterans Ladies Auxiliary Post #709
27 Chimney Lane
Levittown, NY 11756
Blanche Weintraub, President

Long Island Center for Independent Living for Disabled
3601 Hempstead Turnpike
Levittown, NY 11756

Friendly Sr. Citizens-Levittown
Gathers at:
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
3434 Hempstead Turnpike
Levittown, NY 11756
(516) 731 7387
Elaine Eckard, President

Levittown Golden Age Club
Gather at:
Levittown Memorial Education Center
150 Abbey Lane
Levittown, NY 11756
Noreen Hunt, President

Senior Center at Yours, Ours, Mine Community Center
152 Center Lane
Levittown, NY 11756
Kim George, Program Director

Levittown Senior Center
555 N. Newbridge Road
Levittown, NY 11756
516 433 5454
Annemarie Burke, Coordinator

Island Trees Senior Citizens
gather at:
Island Trees Middle School
45 Wantagh Avenue
Levittown, NY 11756
516-520-2157

Levittown/Island Trees Youth Council
28 Chase Lane
Levittown, 11756
Kevin Regan, Executive Director
516 731 5016

Levittown Soccer Club
PO Box #325
Levittown, NY 11756
Mike Gennaro, President

Levittown North Baseball
www.levittownnorthbaseball.com
Michael Pappas, President
516 731 0110
admin@levittownnorthbaseball.com

Levittown Football League
Levittown Red Devils &Cheerleaders
3661 Howard Lane
Wantagh, NY 11793
735-2417
Dennis Machado, Commissioner

Levittown Athletic Club Girls Softball
Donna Ward
19 Daisy Lane
Levittown, NY 11756
516-579-9230

Levittown Central Babe Ruth Baseball
http://www.eteamz.com/lcbb/
PO Box 358
Levittown, New York 11756
(516)796-2701

Levittown Little League
Glen Brannigan, President
P.O. Box 895
Levittown, NY 11756
516-731-5771


Municipal Services

Town Representation

Hempstead Town Hall
Kate Murray, Town Supervisor

One Washington Street
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 489-5000

Town Councilman
Gary Hudes

1 Washington Street
Hempstead, NY
(516) 489-5000

County Representation

Nassau County
1 West Street
Mineola, NY 11501

County Legislator
Dennis Dunne

(516) 571-6215

Services

Nassau County Police 8th Precinct
286 Wantagh Avenue
Levittown, NY 11756
(516) 573-6800

Levittown Fire Department
120 Gardiners Avenue
Levittown, NY 11756
516-731-5800
For Emergencies Only: (516) 731-4110 or 911

Levittown Public Library
Celeste Watman, Director
1 Bluegrass Lane Levittown, N.Y. 11756-1292
E-Mail: levtown@nassaulibrary.org
(516) 731-5728

Police Auxiliary Unit 129
PO Box 695
Levittown, NY 11756
Lieutenant Peter Lalonde
(516) 520-8036


News

Levittown Tribune
(516) 747-8282
Jaime Tomeo, Editor
http://www.antonnews.com/levittowntribune/


Points of Interest

Town of Hempstead Parks and Pools
Levittown has a unique array of pools located throughout the community. In addition, the nearby beaches (state, county and town), along with parks and recreational facilities, provide Levittown residents with unique opportunities.

http://www.townofhempstead.org/content/rc/parks.html

Levittown Historical Society Museum
Levittown Memorial Education Center
Abbey Lane
Levittown, NY 11756
516-735-9060
Hours: Wed. 2:30-4:30pm, Friday 7-9pm

http://www.levittownhistoricalsociety.org/index2.htm


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Photo Gallery

Administrators, students, staff and members of VFW Post 1711 joined New York State Sen. Kemp Hannon on the front lawn of the Levittown Memorial Education Center to dedicate the district’s first new flagpole in a commemorative ceremony.

Sen. Kemp Hannon attended the Levittown Soccer Club opening day ceremony at General Douglas MacArthur High School, Levittown

Sen. Kemp Hannon attended the Levittown Fire Department Apparatus Dedication for Engine Company Two and Five

Levittown-Island Trees Veterans Memorial Park

Sen. Kemp Hannon attended the Levittown Red devil's Award Ceremony at the Wisdom Lane Middle School, Levittown. L-R Sen. Hannon, Commissioner Dennis Machado and Nassau Legislator Rose Walker.

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