Welcome toUniondaleNew York. Population 26,034Accordingto the 2010 Census. Population 26,034
The Hamlet of Uniondale is a suburb of Long Island located in central Nassau County. The area is approximately 2.7 square miles and is bordered by Garden City, Hempstead, East Meadow and Roosevelt. The major roadways are Hempstead Tnpk, Uniondale Ave, Front Street and Jerusalem Ave.
The main attractions of Uniondale consist of Museum Row, where you can explore the Cradle of Aviation and Air and Space Museum
The Firefighters Museum, the LongIsland Children’s Museum and thehistorical Nunley’s Carousel.
Just around the corner you can see a New YorkIslanders Hockey Game or your favorite Musical Artists performing at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Uniondale has two major colleges. Nassau Community College is a State University of New York (SUNY) school and the largestsingle-campus community college in the state, NCC has a remarkable mix of quality academics, activities, athletics,arts, and one of the best AssociateDegree Nursing Programs in the country.
Hofstra University’s beautiful campus offers students about 140 undergraduate and about 150graduate programs, in Liberal Arts and Science, Business,Communication, Education, Health and Human Services and Honors Studies, as well as a School of Law and School of Medicine.
The Uniondale Union Free School District consists of five elementaryschools, two Middle schools and one High School. While driving into the High School I was stopped by a police officer at the gate. He allowed me to continue as I explained my community project and I noticed a sign as I entered through the gate. Police presence is a necessary andcontinual occurrence at this School. There was another police officer at the gate exiting the school.
The local library can be found on Uniondale Avenue in the “Down town” area of Uniondale.
There are two fire houses. One is the mainheadquarters. The members are all volunteers.
Wal-Mart Department store and Shop Rite Grocery Stores are thelarger shopping centers. You can also find the local fish market, convenience stores like theUniondale Grocery and 7 – eleven as well as a community pharmacy, in town.
Uniondale’s residential area consists of approximately 6,225 households, mainly single family homes, which may or may nothave private apartments within. The median combined income for a household in Uniondale is $61,410. This community is extremely diverse. The population is made up of 7,330 white residents, 12,984 black residents of African American and Caribbean decent, 9,779 Hispanic, 716 Asian, 335 Indian, 44 Hawaiian and 5,683 mixed nationalities. There is an equal male to female ratio. I found the homes to be aninteresting mix of old and new constructions. Some of the landscapes are beautifully groomed and others are neglected and may possibly be abandoned.
The diversity of the population also includes a diversity of religious denominations. There are Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, Jehovah Witness, Episcopalian, Apostolic and somenondenominational places of worship. Idid not notice any Jewish temples in the area.
I took note of a number of Day Care facilities scattered throughout the town. Some of them were in privatehomes and others were in churches and professional buildings.
The neighborhood restaurants reflect the multi – culture andethnicity of the community. There are Caribbean, Dominican, El Salvadorian, Italian, and American cuisines to satisfy your hunger.
The community health services range from one small walk- in medical center, various private practice physicians,two dental offices, Rota care free clinic, and A. Holly Patterson extended care facility for the aged.
Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre Winthrop University Hospital, MineolaNassau University Medical Center, East Meadow The closest area hospital is Nassau University Medical Center, which is three miles away. Winthrop University Hospital, LIJ Franklin Hospital and Mercy Medical Center all range between a 4 North Shore LIJ Franklin Hospital, Valley Stream to 5 miles radius.