Introduction to Syosset, New York
Syosset, New York, in Nassau county, is 7 miles N of Levittown, New York and 25 miles E of New York, New York. The town is part of the Nassau- Suffolk metropolitan statistical area. About 18,544 people live in Syosset.
Syosset is a census designated hamlet located in the Town of Oyster Bay. Syosset derived its name from an Indian term meaning "place in the pines." The first railroad entered the area around 1854. This enabled many wealthy residents from New York City to build estates in the hamlet. Until World War II, Syosset was primarily a farming community.
Syosset and nearby Attractions
- Syosset-Woodbury Community Park
- Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary
- Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
- Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
- Adventureland Amusement Park
- Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
Things To Do In Syosset
During your stay in Syosset, you can spend your leisure hours at the Bethpage State Park, Eisenhower Park, Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park or the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, Nassau County Museum of Art, Cradle of Aviation Museum, Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum and Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum are also popular local spots. Golfers can enjoy the facilities offered by the Cantiague Park Golf Course.
Air transportation is available from Republic Airport.
Syosset Higher Education
New Center College for Wholistic Health Education and Research lies within Syosset. SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale and Hofstra University are also nearby.