As thousands of police and civilians stood waiting on Fifth Avenue, and more than 100 SUVs, police cars, ambulances and motorcycles lined the street on a Friday morning in the heart of bustling midtown Manhattan, only one thing was missing. Noise.
Each month since September, West Hempstead resident Robin Rodriguez, 16, and roughly a dozen sophomores and juniors from West Hempstead High School venture out to make the worlds of several dozen senior citizens a more beautiful place. They lug makeup bags, facial lotions, manicure tools and supplies, and head to the Atria, a senior residence in Lynbrook, to boost the residents’ spirits with a little personal pampering and a lot of personal attention.
West Hempstead attorney David Frankel, 52, pleaded guilty to stealing more than $5.7 million from clients between September 2012 and February 2014, Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced yesterday. He is due back in court on March 1 for sentencing.
The New York State Department of Transportation will conduct a traffic study to evaluate lowering the speed limit on Hempstead Turnpike in West Hempstead, according to information released by New York State Senator Todd Kaminsky.
Take a quick drive around West Hempstead and you can see lots of signs of current and potential growth.
In 1996, when Jennifer Lentini was only 13, she was suffering from a heart muscle disease and in desperate need of a transplant. For months,she waited for one in a hospital, as her heart got progressively worse. “The doctors told my parents to say goodbye to me on July Fourth,” Lentini recalled. “Then on July 5, the organ came in.”
Josh Zeman and Rachel Mills, film producers of A&E’s “The Killing Season” were interested in information about the remains of an unidentified woman found at Hempstead Lake State Park in 1997. …
In August 2015, Matthew Goodison-Orr, a third-year Hofstra University law student, began working with Gary Port, a West Hempstead resident, attorney and U.S. Army veteran, on a pro bono legal case: A marine had suffered a brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder while on duty in Iraq, and never received treatment from the military after he requested it. He began to self-medicate with marijuana, and was kicked out of the Marine Corps after a urine test.
West Hempstead held its annual Holiday at Hall’s Pond event last Sunday, attended by dozens of children, adults and community leaders, who participated in song, feasted on holiday treats, took pony rides through the park and more.
The building occupying 59 Hempstead Gardens Drive in West Hempstead looks like others on that street: industrial, nondescript and plain. But a significant chapter of national history began there, through a company that helped Americans with disabilities nationwide obtain equal rights.