About Hempstead, NY

The 17th century town of Hempstead is nestled in the midst of Nassau County on Long Island as is the most populated village in New York. Once the home of poet and essayist Paul Whitman, film legend Lionel Barrymore and the summer residence of an adolescent Eleanor Roosevelt, Hempstead's charming 360-year old history is as rich and captivating as its abundance of pristine park space, glimmering beaches, and blend of classic and modern American architecture.