Letter to the Editor: Edit Your Rhetoric for Evolving Elmont

Words by Alexandria Harvey* If I were leading a seminar about Elmont, I would probably begin with the following inquiry: When you tell people that you are from Elmont, what is their reaction? If you are like me, you are all too familiar with the widened eyes, raised brows, and gaping mouths. Some recipients of our … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Edit Your Rhetoric for Evolving Elmont

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Fosters Family: Why Elmont & Rosedale Are Like Brother & Sister

For those of us growing up in Elmont, the lines between Elmont and Queens have always been blurry. This fact endures today -- whether geographically, culturally, socially, or politically -- Elmont and Queens undeniably share a great deal in common. We reached out to Bill Florio -- a Valley Stream resident, historian, and author -- … Continue reading Fosters Family: Why Elmont & Rosedale Are Like Brother & Sister

Elmont Senior, Harold Ekeh, Accepted Into All Eight Ivy League Schools and MIT

Source: James Galloway and Bryan Ahrens, The Island Now Sewanhaka senior Harold Ekeh has a tantalizing decision facing him: Yale or Harvard? Or maybe MIT? Or, if he decides he wants still more options, he can always fall back on Princeton, Columbia, Dartmouth, Brown, the University of Pennsylvania or Cornell. Ekeh, the Elmont Memorial High … Continue reading Elmont Senior, Harold Ekeh, Accepted Into All Eight Ivy League Schools and MIT

A New Beginning at Green Acres Mall

[Long Island Herald] The Green Acres mall announced on July 10 [2014] that six retailers, featuring a mix of shops and restaurants, are making their way to town, with one already opened, according to a release. Popular eateries Panera Bread, Häagen-Dazs, Chipotle and Starbucks will join Justice, which opened in April, and Journeys Kids as … Continue reading A New Beginning at Green Acres Mall

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 to … Continue reading Foster’s Meadow: A German farming community

History (Part 2)

[via franklinsquarehistory.org]: Fosters Meadow was named for two brothers who used the western tip of the Hempstead Plains as a sheep pasture in the 17th Century. In the 18th and first half of the 19th Century it was populated by descendants of Dutch and English immigrants who established a vibrant farming community. But it was in the 1850s when the … Continue reading History (Part 2)