YOU AIN'T WHERE YOU THINK YOU ARE

The Nassau County Sheriff was advertising county property auctions as being on the steps of the County Court House in Mineola. Someone sued the Sheriff (after missing an auction, I think) because the County Court House is in the Village of Garden City. The Sheriff lost and the newspaper advertisements now say that the auction will be on the front steps of the County Court House in Garden City (Mineola P.O.).

Likewise, the location of the county seat should be given as Garden City (Mineola P.O.), and all similar situations should be handled in a like manner, such as: St. Francis Hospital in Flower Hill (Roslyn P.O.), Westbury Music Fair in Jericho (Westbury P.O.), Roosevelt Mall in East Garden City (Westbury P.O.), Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum in East Garden City (Uniondale P.O.), etc., etc., etc.

(More than half the places in Nassau and Suffolk Counties have a different community name in their mailing address than the community where that place is actually located.)

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This is a preliminary and partial listing of famous Long Island places that are Not Where You Think They Area It's somewhat incredulous that the majority of places in Nassau and Suffolk Counties have a different community name in their mailing address than the community they are actually in,

You Ain't Where You Think You Are
Place, Community (Postal Zone)

Cold Spring Harbor Lab, Village of Laurel Hollow (Cold Spring Harbor, NY)

C.W. Post University, Village of Brookville (Greenvale, NY)

Fishers Island, Hamlet of Fishers Island (Fishers Island, CT)

Hofstra University Dorms, Hamlet of East Garden City (Hempstead, NY)

Jericho Cider Mill, Village of Muttontown (Jericho, NY)

Leonard's of Great Neck, Hamlet of University Gardens (Great Neck, NY)

Long Island Jewish Hospital, Village of Lake Success (New Hyde Park, NY)

Long Island RR Station, Village of Great Neck Plaza ( Great Neck, NY)

Long Island RR Station, Hamlet of East Northport (Northport, NY)

Nassau Executive Building, Village of Garden City (Mineola, NY)

Nassau County Community College, Hamlet of East Garden City (Garden City, NY)

Nassau County Supreme Court, Village of Garden City (Mineola, NY)

Planting Fields Arboretum, Village of Upper Brookville (Oyster Bay, NY)

Republic Airport, Hamlet of East Farmingdale (Farmingdale, NY)

Roosevelt Field, Hamlet of East Garden City (Westbury, NY)

Sagamore Hill, Village of Cove Neck (Oyster Bay, NY)

St. Francis Hospital, Village of Flower Hill (Roslyn, NY)

SUNY Farmingdale, Hamlet of East Farmingdale (Farmingdale, NY)

Suffolk Old County Seat, Hamlet of Riverside (Riverhead, NY)

Sunrise Mall, Hamlet of East Massapequa (Massapequa, NY)

Tilles Center, Village of Brookville (Greenvale, NY)

Troop L, NYS Police, Hamlet of East Farmingdale (Farmingdale, NY)

Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, Hamlet of East Garden City (Uniondale, NY)

Walt Whitman House, Hamlet of West Hills (Huntington Station, NY)

Walt Whitman Mall, Hamlet of South Huntington (Huntington Station, NY)

Westbury Music Fair, Hamlet of Jericho (Westbury, NY)

Contributed by Walter Greenspan

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