Introduction to Manhasset, New York
Manhasset was a farming community in the nineteenth century. It is located on an inlet of Long Island Sound, between the Cow Neck and Great Neck peninsulas. In the 1920s, a commercial district began to develop along Plandome Road. However, the commerce received a setback in the late twentieth century, as the Miracle Mile on the Northern Boulevard began to gain importance.
Manhasset and nearby Attractions
- American Irish Historical Society
- Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site
- Bergen Museum of Art & Science
- New York Botanical Garden
- Apollo Theater
- Bethpage State Park
Things To Do In Manhasset
Parks in and around Manhasset include Tallman Mountain State Park, Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, Hempstead Lake State Park, Belmont Lake State Park and Valley Stream State Park. There are several museums in the area as well, including the American Museum of the Moving Image, the Long Island Children's Museum, the Brooklyn Children's Museum, the American Family Immigration History Center and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. The Deepdale Golf Club is the local golf course.
John F. Kennedy International is the nearest major airport.
Manhasset Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include CUNY Queensborough Community College, Adelphi University and SUNY College at Old Westbury.