Foster’s Meadow: A German farming community

[Via Elmont Herald] The Franklin Square Historical Society announces a new website for the preservation of the memory of Fosters Meadow — a German farming community that was established in the 1850s. Fosters Meadow was originally a large sheep pasture that was purchased by Thomas and Christopher Foster in 1650. Today, this area corresponds toContinue reading “Foster’s Meadow: A German farming community”

A Traveler’s Journey Along the Queens-Nassau Borderline

[History: Part 3, via Forgotten New York] There are not one, but two signs welcoming motorists to Nassau County as the border is crossed east of the Cross Island Parkway. There are, of course, no such signs welcoming visitors to New York City or Queens as you are going west.     Just past theContinue reading “A Traveler’s Journey Along the Queens-Nassau Borderline”