A History of Westbury, Long Island

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The History Press, 2007 - History - 158 pages
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The Long Island community of Westbury was once a small-town farming neighborhood. While some towns in Brooklyn and Queens mushroomed into urban giants, the population of peaceful Westbury hovered below five hundred. Then the Wall Street tycoons arrived? and everything changed. In A History of Westbury, author Richard Panchyk narrates the dramatic transformation of this once-agricultural hamlet, founded in 1670 by Quakers. Little more than a country town until the first 2 decades of the twentieth century, Westbury changed overnight as titans of industry and finance embarked on a frenzied pace of building and development'mansions, resorts, even a racetrack and an airport'catapulting the community into modern times. Westbury was the site of one of the country's first auto races, the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup. Let Panchyk whisk you through the region's occasionally contentious, frequently dramatic and always entertaining growth and development in A History of Westbury.
  

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What I've read here, of the book, I enjoyed immensely. If's nice to know that someone wrote about my hometown, and do hope that more about New Cassel will be written as well. Very good reading and learning. Thanks again. D.P. B.

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Contents

Quaker Beginnings
13
From Farms to Suburbs
33
A Westbury Education
55
Trees Flowers and Hicks Nurseries
61
From Horses to Airplanes
71
Post Avenue The Heart of Westbury
105
Religion in Westbury
129
Old Meets New
139
Appendix
153
Bibliography
157
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About the author (2007)

Richard Panchyk has published 19 books, including German New York City and Catholic New York City. He has studied the built environment of New York City for the past 20 years. Using vintage postcards culled from his extensive collection, he offers a closer look at the fascinating history of New York City's incredible skyscrapers.

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