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Old 12-30-2007, 09:09 AM
 
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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:

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/longisland/ny-litnank1230,0,2007686.story (broken link)


Located at 1010 Northern Boulevard, Jay Saltpeter's second-floor office is in Thomaston (Great Neck P.O.).

In other words, if you want to send a letter to Jay Salpeter, you would address this letter to "Great Neck, NY"; however, if you want to actually go to Jay Saltpeter's second floor office, you would go to Thomaston.

For those who may not be familiar with Thomaston:

Thomaston is a village (incorporated in 1931) in the northwest part of the Town of North Hempstead, in the northwest part of Nassau County.

Beginning on the north and moving in a clockwise direction, the Village of Thomaston in the Town of North Hempstead is bordered on the north by the Village of Kensington; on the east by the Hamlet of Manhasset; on the south by the Hamlet of Manhasset and the Village of Lake Success; and, on the west by the Hamlet of University Gardens, the Village of Russell Gardens and the Village of Great Neck Plaza.

Thomaston is one of those many villages and hamlets on Long Island where none of the places in the community have the village name as part of their mailing address: places in the Village of Thomaston have a "Great Neck, NY 11021" mailing address.

More than 8 of every 10 places with a "Great Neck, NY" mailing address (6,022 acres) are NOT in the Village of Great Neck (866 acres).

Quickly eyeballing the map overlay of the "Great Neck, NY 11020 through 11024" postal ZIP codes versus village and hamlet borders, the following 13 communities (9 villages and 4 hamlets) seem to be at least partially within the borders of the "Great Neck, NY" postal zone and hence places in these communities can have a "Great Neck, NY" mailing address (if the community is a village, its year of incorporation is shown inside the parenthesis):

.................................................. .....acres
Village of Great Neck (1921).................866
Village of Great Neck Estates (1911).....489
Hamlet of Great Neck Gardens................*
Village of Great Neck Plaza (1930)........199
Hamlet of Harbor Hills.............................*
Village of Kensington (1921)..................156
Village of Kings Point (1924)...............2,125
Village of Lake Success (1927)...........1,205
Village of Russell Gardens (1931)..........109
Village of Saddle Rock (1911)................169
Hamlet of Saddle Rock Estates...............*
Village of Thomaston (1931)..................270
Hamlet of University Gardens...................*

* The Hamlets of Great Neck Gardens, Harbor Hills, Saddle Rock Estates and University Gardens total 596 acres.



http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/08/Thomaston-ny-map.gif (broken link)


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
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Old 12-30-2007, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Wellsville, Glurt County
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Saltpeter....what a name!
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