Introduction to East Rockaway, New York
East Rockaway, New York, in Nassau county, is 5 miles SW of Hempstead, New York and 17 miles E of New York, New York. The village is conveniently located inside the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area. There are an estimated 10,414 people in East Rockaway.
East Rockaway History
East Rockaway was originally known as Near Rockaway. Because of its proximity to deep inland channels, the town was suitable for ships and started as a center for shipping and trading. Joseph Havilland built the first grist mill in the area in 1688. The present name, East Rockaway, was adopted by the village in 1869. It was officially incorporated in 1900 with a population of 969.
East Rockaway and nearby Attractions
- Bay Park
- East Rockaway Grist Mill Museum
- Belmont Park race track
- Rock Hall Museum
- Fine Arts Museum of Long Island
- Cradle of Aviation Museum
Things To Do In East Rockaway
As it is located close to the Atlantic Ocean, the many beaches in the area provide recreation to the resident of East Rockaway. There are a number of golf courses nearby, which offer excellent facilities.
East Rockaway Transportation
John F. Kennedy International Airport is nearby.
East Rockaway Higher Education
Higher studies can be pursued at Nassau Community College, Adelphi University, Hofstra University and the New York Institute of Technology.