Long Island

Nassau

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Nassau County is located immediately east of New York City. The county, together with Suffolk County to its immediate east, are generally referred to as "Long Island".

Two cities, three towns, 64 incorporated villages, and more than 60 unincorporated hamlets are located within the county.

Nassau County is the wealthiest county in New York. In 1947, William Levitt built his first planned community in Nassau County, in the Island Trees section (later renamed Levittown). While in the 1930s, Robert Moses had engineered curving parkways and parks such as Jones Beach State Park and Bethpage State Park for the enjoyment of city-dwellers.

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Main Industries: Manufacturing, particularly the aviation industry, declined while retail and service employment boomed. A dramatic increase in office construction with some buildings exceeding over 1,000,000 square feet, changed the Nassau horizon and established it as a major place of white collar employment.

Education: Nassau County is home to numerous colleges and universities, including Adelphi University, Molloy College, Briarcliffe College, New York Institute of Technology, SUNY Old Westbury, Nassau Community College, Hofstra University, C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University, United States Merchant Marine Academy, and Webb Institute.

Land: Nassau County has two nationally protected areas of Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge and Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

Elected Officials
Elected Officials
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County Executive - Edward P. Mangano

Presiding Officer, County Legislature - Norma L. Gonsalves

Municipalities
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Contact
Contact

516-571-2664

Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building 1550 Franklin Avenue Mineola, NY 11501-4898