Introduction to East Meadow, New York
East Meadow, New York, in Nassau county, is 2 miles W of Levittown, New York and 22 miles E of New York, New York. The town is part of the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan statistical area. About 37,461 people live in East Meadow.
East Meadow History
Surveyors from Hempstead surveyed the area presently occupied by East Meadow in 1655 and found it suitable for grazing. This resulted in the development of the region as a popular cattle grazing area during the 1700s. The sheep in this area provided over 50% of the wool for the United States. During the Revolutionary War, this area was captured by British forces and remained under its control until the end of the war.
East Meadow and nearby Attractions
- Hofstra Museum
- Cradle of Aviation Museum
- Eisenhower Park
- Bethpage State Park
- Cherry Valley Golf Course
- Roosevelt South Preserve
Things To Do In East Meadow
The Eisenhower Park is home to Safety Town which is a miniature town with paved streets, traffic intersections and some other features of a regular town. It is essentially used to teach children about traffic safety. Eisenhower Park also has a playground and picnic facilities. The town has several museums that deal with a variety of interesting subjects as well.
East Meadow Transportation
John F. Kennedy International Airport is nearby.
East Meadow Higher Education
Hofstra University, the New York Institute of Technology, SUNY College at Old Westbury and Nassau Community College provide facilities for higher studies.