Introduction to Central Islip, New York
Central Islip History
Central Islip was named in reference to its position between Islip and East Islip. East Islip was once famous for its mental hospital, which was established by New York City in the late 19th century. At its peak in 1955, the hospital had about 10,000 patients. However, it was shut down in 1977.
Central Islip and nearby Attractions
- Jewish Sports Hall of Fame
- South Haven County Park
- Heckscher State Park
- Hamlet Wind Watch Golf Club
- Lake Ronkonkoma
- Blydenburgh Park
Things To Do In Central Islip
The Long Island Maritime Museum is a few miles away and is a popular spot among locals and tourists. The Connecticut River State Park has walking trails as well as a wide range of facilities for relaxation and entertainment. The water front has facilities for fishing, swimming, boating and other water sports.
Central Islip Transportation
John F. Kennedy International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Central Islip Higher Education
Suffolk County Community College, Dowling College and Saint Joseph's College provide opportunities for higher education.