It is still standing and is currently used as a community center. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Strathmore Vanderbilt is located south of Quaker Ridge Rd.
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Many structures and properties, such as the Quaker Meeting House were burned, seized or damaged. The Town of North Hempstead separated from the Town of Hempstead in because the South, inhabited mainly by Church of England people, was loyal to the king.
The Northern communities and villages, dominated by Yankee Congregationalists supported independence. The Manhasset name was adopted in and comes from the native word "Manhansett", meaning "island neighborhood.
In , the Long Island Railroad arrived, bringing with it wealthy New Yorkers looking for country homes with easy transportation to more urban areas of New York City. The Manhasset Valley School, originally built to serve the children of the help on the local Gold Coast Estates, eventually came to serve Manhasset's African American community, and was closed in the s by a desegregation lawsuit. It is still standing and is currently used as a community center.
The centrally located but antiquated Plandome Road School was demolished in the early s, having been replaced by the new Shelter Rock School by Currently, Mary Jane Davies Park sits on the site of the old school.
Incorporated in , the Village of Plandome is a tight knit community with frontage on Manhasset Bay , the village center with its village green, and the wooded hills area. Plandome Manor, incorporated in , is a beautiful section of Manhasset with many waterfront properties and parking at the railroad station. Plandome Heights, incorporated in , has a rich history of Spanish architectural styles of white stucco exteriors and red-tile roofs, bordering downtown unincorporated Manhasset.
In , Louis Sherry , the wealthy confectioner, sold his estate and mansion to prominent newspaper publisher Frank A. Munsey had no heirs, no family and his entire estate and assets were left to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
One portion of the Munsey lands—the Strathmore area and the magnificent chateau—was sold to Mrs. The Metropolitan Museum developed a model community with all the homes built as authentic American colonial reproductions and the streets named for American artists.
A walk along Copley pond in Munsey Park , there never were, nor are there today, anywhere in the village any adjacent or nearby homes of identical design. After a decade of providing a gracious setting for lawn parties and social festivities, the Vanderbilt family sold the acre property to architect William Levitt who developed the Strathmore Vanderbilt community centered around the presence of the French Chateau at the end of the long and winding tree-lined drive. Strathmore Vanderbilt is located south of Quaker Ridge Rd.
It runs from Northern Blvd. North Strathmore is between Northern Blvd. Shelter Rock is an ton granite boulder, the largest known on Long Island, deposited by a glacier more than 11, years ago near what is now Shelter Rock Road, in the Village of North Hills. The Matinecock Indians used its foot overhang for shelter in their village on the site. Many legends woven by both Indians and colonists who arrived in the s are still told.
By the s a dozen families owned huge estates, including railroad magnate Nicholas F. Brady , who built Inisfada , once one of the largest houses in the country. In the past few decades, the area developed into several private gated communities surrounding Deepdale Golf Club, founded by William K. The name of Flower Hill can be traced to the early 18th century when the village consisted of several residences and other buildings located where today Port Washington Boulevard, Bonnie Heights Road and Country Club Drive intersect.
This was a village that served farmers whose land was located along Port Washington Boulevard and extended down to Hempstead Harbor. Three of the original farmhouses in Flower Hill are still in existence: Proximity to the water was important because those farms shipped vegetables, grain and fruits to New York City from docks in Roslyn or Manhasset Bay. In the spring many flowering cherry trees line the road to the farms with fields and meadows always filled with wild violets and other wildflowers.
There are even some apple trees still standing that date to the days when Flower Hill farms sold the produce from their apple, pear and peach orchards. Approximately a quarter of Manhasset lands still belong to the private acres 1.
The family mansion and surrounding lands are among the few remaining largely intact Long Island " Gold Coast " estates. The Greentree Foundation occupies the property as a conference center dedicated to international justice and human rights issues.
As of the census  of , there were 8, people, 2, households, and 2, families residing in the census-designated place CDP. The population density was 3, There were 2, housing units at an average density of 1, The racial makeup of the CDP was Hispanic or Latino of any race were There were 2, households out of which The average household size was 6.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with The median age was 41 years. For every females, there were For every females age 18 and over, there were Out of the total people living in poverty, 5. Manhasset is well known for its high-end premium open-air shopping center, the Americana Manhasset. The Americana first opened in as a simple community-style shopping mall; however, in the early s gradually it catered to luxury goods boutiques such as Ralph Lauren , Brooks Brothers , Prada , Giorgio Armani , Chanel , Theory, Louis Vuitton , Hermès , and Burberry , among others.
The old commercial center of Manhasset is situated around the railroad station on Plandome Road, where the LIRR connects directly into Manhattan for a minute commute. The area has bakeries, pizzerias, delis, bars, coffee shops, and a movie theater.
Centralized in town is a small park and a gazebo. The public library is located 1 block east of Plandome Road on the corner of Onderdonk Ave. In April Knightsbridge Properties Corp. Due to the bankruptcies of Sabena and Swissair , the real estate deal took over a year to finish. Sabena was scheduled to move out of the building on May 10, The Manhasset School District covers not only the unincorporated areas discussed in the census reports, but several incorporated villages including Plandome, Plandome Manor, Munsey Park and part of Flower Hill.
Manhasset High School is rated among the top in the country. In the Newsweek magazine's annual list of the top American high schools, Manhasset is ranked 87th nationally out of the 1, schools evaluated. Membership dues and profits from fund-raising efforts benefit the schools in Manhasset; no percentage of funds goes to a state or national offices of a larger organization, thus all monies raised benefit the Manhasset schools directly. Myra and Ludlow's entire Queen's railroad apartment was a set built in the basement of Christ's Church in Manhasset.
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