Long Island: Farmingdale
Farmingdale is also part of the name of associated unincorporated areas outside the village limits such as South Farmingdale (also in the Town of Oyster Bay), and East Farmingdale (in the Town of Babylon within Suffolk County) which share the 11735 zip code. The Long Island Rail Road station is within walking distance from almost anywhere in the village.
As of the 2010 census, there were 8,189 people,3,015 households, and 1,921 families residing in the area. The median income for a household in the village was $76,617, and the median income for a family was $98,376. Males had a median income of $64,047 and only $53,086 for females. Majority of the resident’s ancestry were Italian, Irish, German, and Polish. The latitude of Farmingdale is 40.732N. The longitude is -73.445W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 69 feet.
On October 18, 1695, an Englishman name Thomas Powell purchased a 15 square mile tract of land from the Massapeque Indians including Farmingdale as well as neighboring communities such as Bethpage, Melville, and Plainview. During that time, Powell and his family divided the land into lots and started more than a dozen decades of agriculture in the area. Hardscrabble was the former name of the area and it was changed to Farmingdale in 1845. The village became incorporated in 1904.
After the World War II, many establishments were constructed and their industrialization boomed. Farmingdale became a locus for the aircraft industry, notably, Republic Aviation Company. The American Airpower Museum should be on the top of the list for any person on a quick visit, for it is so inextricably linked with the history of Farmingdale. The museum is recognized for its collection of authentic World War II artifacts and memorabilia including uniforms of Allied and Axis countries, armament, photographs, weapons, and equipment.
The village is served by Farmingdale School District which includes both parts of Nassau County and Suffolk County that has a total of six schools. The district helps each and every student to find a learning environment that will maximize their potentials. The State University of New York is also located in the area. It is known for their outstanding educational programs.
Notable residents include Howard T. Hogan (New York State Supreme Court Justice), Joe Pepitone (former New York Yankees baseball player), William Gaddis (U.S. novelist), and Craig Allen (meteorologist).Farmingdale is the site of Charles Murphy’s famous Mile-A-Minute bicycle ride, a publicity stunt in which Murphy tried to keep up with a Long Island Rail Road train and wound up setting a bicycle speed record.
The Adventure Land Amusement Park is a must for children. Exciting rides, games of skills and delicious treats give kids the time of their lives and the site has all infrastructures to set up a memorable birthday party as well.