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Old 11-23-2007, 01:45 PM
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Another example of NEWSDAY mistaking the community name in the place's mailing address for the community in which that place is located:

Times change, and so should state's colleges -- Newsday.com (broken link)

Located at 100 Shelter Rock Road, Herricks High School is in Herricks (New Hyde Park P.O.).

In other words, if you want to send a letter to Herricks High School, you would address this letter to "New Hyde Park, NY"; however, if you want to actually go to Herricks High School, you would go to Herricks.

Herricks is a hamlet (an unincorporated area) in the southwest section of the Town of North Hempstead, in the west part of Nassau County.

Beginning on the north and moving in a clockwise direction, the Hamlet of Herricks in the Town of North Hempstead is bordered on the north by the Hamlet of Searingtown; on the east by the Hamlet of Albertson; on the south by the Village of Mineola and the Hamlet of Garden City Park; and, on the west by the Hamlet of Manhasset Hills (please note, until the 1990 federal census, the Hamlet of Manhasset Hills was part of the Hamlet of Herricks).

Herricks is one of those many villages and hamlets on Long Island where none of the places in the community have the hamlet name in their mailing address: places in the Hamlet of Herricks have a "New Hyde Park, NY 11040", a "Roslyn, NY 11576" or a "Williston Park, NY 11596" mailing address.

For a good set of town-by-town maps showing all the villages and hamlets in each of LI's 13 towns (3 in Nassau County and 10 in Suffolk County):

Excellent Long Island Geographic Resource

And, by the way, the State College at Farmingdale, known today as SUNY Farmingdale, was/is in East Farmingdale (Farmingdale P.O.).
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