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Long Island: Malverne

Malverne Long Island Map Malverne is an incorporated village located in Nassau County, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York. It is within the Town of Hempstead and the county seat is Mineola.

As of 2010 census, there were 8,514 people, 3,076 households, and 2,409 families residing in the area. Most of the resident’s ancestries were Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish. Malverne is only a 45 minute ride from the heart of New York City. The median income for a household in the village was $115,972, and the median income for a family was $124,264. The latitude of Malverne is 40.678N. The longitude is -73.674W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 36 feet.

Malverne Welcome SignA sign welcomes visitors and residents to Malverne, an incorporated village in Nassau County, on the South Shore of Long Island.

Grace Lutheran ChurchGrace Lutheran Church, founded in 1930 by five families from St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Brooklyn who moved to Malverne.

Grace Lutheran SchoolGrace Lutheran School, a religious Evangelical Lutheran School which began first classes in 1961 with 2 teachers and grades K-2. There were 34 students at the time and Richard Rath was the first principal. Grades 3 and 4 then 5 and 6 by 1963.

Malverne Cinema 4Malverne Cinema 4 on Hempstead Avenue, a favorite place for residents to catch a flick.

Malverne Post OfficeMalverne Post Office at 339 Hempstead Avenue, Malverne opened in 1962.

The area was first settled by the Rockaway Indians whose lands extended over a good part of present day Queens and Nassau. They were known for their skill in making wampum from shells. Due to its land fertility, farming became their way of life. Aside from this, there were a number of other businesses in Malverne, including a wheelwright shop, a grist mill, several general stores, a greenhouse, a small hotel and a tavern.

Joseph Cavalieri Plaza SignFire Lt. Joseph Cavalieri, the father of two teenage girls was a community leader in Malverne. He died while fighting a residential high-rise structure fire as he and two others rushed to the tenth floor to search for victims..

Francis Street, MalverneFrancis Street and Hempstead Avenue, Malverne.

Bridge ChurchThe Bridge Church of the Nazarene, 1 Norwood Avenue, was formerly known as Valley Stream Church of the Nazarene, and founded in 1950.

Malverne Long Island Rail RoadMalverne is a historic railroad station along the West Hempstead Branch of the Long Island Rail Road.

Malverne City CenterMalverne’s city center is crossed by the Long Island Rail Road near a small park and the Malverne station.

The former and merged names include Norwood and Norwood Station and were changed to Malverne because the Village of Norwood already existed in upstate New York. The community was named after a village in England. On April 13, 1921, the area’s incorporation was finalized. Malverne has celebrated the 1921 anniversary at the 25-year, 50-year, and 75-year. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, many Malverne homes were built on some of the familiar streets of Malverne resulting in their names from early families such as the Cornwells, the Riders, the Wicks, and the Nostrands.

Thomas DriscollThomas Driscoll was an attorney by profession who was the mayor of Malverne and police justice at the time of his death in 1981.

Malverne Police DepartmentMalverne Police Department.

Chester A. Reese Veterans Memorial ParkChester A. Reese Veterans Memorial Park, named after World War I veteran and recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross.

Malverne Post No. 44World War Memorial for the American Legion, Malverne Post No. 44.

Malverne War MemorialMalverne War Memorial for specific names honorees.

The village is governed by a Mayor and their Board of Trustees. It is publicly served by its own Police Department, Volunteer Fire Department (Norwood Hook, Ladder & Hose Company), Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Police Reserve, and other government sectors. Malverne has been also home to many notable residents like Fran Purcell (former Nassau County Executive), Ralph Penza (WNBC-TV news reporter and anchor), Tony Danza (actor and former boxer), and more.

Deputy Mayor John F. Norris MemorialDeputy Mayor John F. Norris Memorial; Norris worked on the board with the other officials to maintain a successful leadership for Malverne residents.

Edward Rezek Memorial StoneEdward Rezek was one of the remarkable plantsmen who helped popularize dwarf conifers in North American horticulture and was a founder of American Conifer Society.

Frank Zabatta MemorialA memorial dedicated to Frank Zabatta, a 1963 graduate of Malverne High School, and member of the VFW.

Malverne DelicatessenMalverne Delicatessen located near the Malverne Long Island Rail Road station.

Francis Thomas Purcell MemorialA memorial dedicated to Francis Thomas Purcell, county executive of Nassau County from 1978 to 1987. He also served as a Village Trustee and Mayor of the Village of Malverne.

The Malverne Union Free School District provides opportunities for educational development from full-day Kindergarten classes through high school. It offers good educational programs which encourage each student to attain their goals. The Malverne Public Library has a Genealogy Research Databases apart from the usual resources, materials and facilities.

Malverne Firefighters MemorialA memorial area dedicated to Malverne firefighters who died in the line of duty.

Two Memorial PlaquesTwo memorial plaques dedicated to Malverne firefighters who died in the line of duty.

Two Memorial PlaquesTwo memorial plaques dedicated to Malverne firefighters who died in the line of duty.

Fireman Memorial ParkFireman’s Memorial Park in Malverne, a small trip of grass and a memorial area across from the Fire Station on Broadway.

Malverne Fire DepartmentMalverne Fire Department was established in 1911 and was originally was called Norwood Hook & Ladder Company.

The Little League’s Opening Day is still one of the biggest events in the village. It is established as a way of honoring the 2.7 million “everyday” players in Little Leagues around the world and the more than one million volunteers who help them play. Malverne really has it all and residents enjoy the variety of sports, restaurants, night life, schools, museums, and entertainment.

Malvern Fire Department MascotHonoring the Malvern Fire Department Chips Mascot 1978 – 1989.

Malverne Senior High SchoolMalverne Senior High School, 80 Ocean Avenue across from the middle school.

Malverne Middle SchoolMalverne Howard T Herber Middle School, 75 Ocean Avenue, right across the street from the high school.

Malverne High School Mascot on BleachersThe Malverne High School Mascot is the Mules; uses colors Royal Blue and Orange.

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