Introduction to Uniondale, New York
Uniondale, New York, in Nassau county, is 1 mile E of Hempstead, New York (center to center) and 20 miles E of New York, New York. The town is conveniently located inside the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area.
Uniondale is an unincorporated part of the Town of Hempstead. The region was first settled in by Europeans in the 1640s after the establishment of a treaty between the local Indians and English colonists. Though the early settlers came from the English colony of Connecticut, it was New Amsterdam that issued them a patent after the purchase of the land. Uniondale, which was earlier known as Turtle Hook, started developing after the opening of Mitchel Field, which is now home to the Nassau Community College and Hofstra University.
Uniondale and nearby Attractions
- Hofstra Museum
- Cradle of Aviation Museum
- Eisenhower Park
- Hempstead Lake State Park
- Cherry Valley Golf Course
- Belmont Park Race Rack
Things To Do In Uniondale
The Belmont Race Track, which is one of the most popular attractions in the neighborhood, is a thoroughbred horse-racing facility. The main track is around 1.5 miles long, and is the largest dirt track used in thoroughbred racing. The Hofstra Museum has an excellent collection of art exhibits and a sculpture garden. The Eisenhower Park is spread over an area of about 930 acres, and offers facilities like tennis courts, playgrounds, athletic fields, golf courses, an indoor swimming and diving center and a theater.
John F. Kennedy International is the nearest major airport.
Uniondale Higher Education
Hofstra University, New York Institute of Technology, SUNY College and Nassau Community College are nearby.