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Old 03-04-2008, 01:48 PM
 
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Default Another NEWSDAY geographic goof, "Town serves Farmingdale adult store with violation"

Another example of NEWSDAY mistaking the community name in a place's mailing address for the community in which that place is located:

Town serves Farmingdale adult store with violation -- Newsday.com (broken link)


In the opening paragraph, the article states, "... (A)n adult-theme shop in Farmingdale ... ".

Located on Route 110, the Peek-A-Boo shop is in East Farmingdale (Farmingdale P.O.).

In other words, if you want to send a letter to the Peek-A-Boo shop, you would address this letter to "Farmingdale, NY 11735"; however, if you want to actually go to the Peek-A-Boo shop, you would go to East Farmingdale.

It is important to note that East Farmingdale 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.


For those who may not be familiar with East Farmingdale:

East Farmingdale is a hamlet (an unincorporated area) in the northwest part of the Town of Babylon, in the southwest part of Suffolk County, in the right angle formed by the Babylon/Huntington/Oyster Bay town line along the Suffolk/Nassau county line).

Beginning on the north and moving in a clockwise direction, the Hamlet of East Farmingdale in the Town of Babylon is bordered on the north by the Hamlet of Melville in the Town of Huntington (the Babylon/Huntington town line); on the east by the Hamlet of Wyandanch and the Hamlet of West Babylon; on the south by the Hamlet of North Lindenhurst and the Hamlet of North Amityville; and, on the west by the Hamlet of South Farmingdale and the Village of Farmingdale in the Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County (the Babylon/Oyster Bay town line and the Suffolk/Nassau county line).


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/2e/East-farmingdale-ny-map.gif (broken link)


East Farmingdale 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 East Farmingdale have a "Farmingdale, NY 11735" and "West Babylon, NY 11704" 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
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