7 Blocks: Hicksville Train Station

7 Blocks

April 6, 2012 1:56:29 PM PDT
Hicksville station, The station and the hamlet that surrounds it both founded by Valentine Hicks, the son of an Abolitionist preacher who also briefly served as the president of the LIRR.

Outside the station you find a bustling shopping and restaurant district.

"If you want to have a good time and not spend so much money?come down to Hicksville," said Donald Wennik.

And when it comes to deals, many travel four blocks north of the station to the Broadway Mall.

It originally opened in 1956 on the site of a former boy's orphanage. Today, it's a source or reasonably priced sales.

Just beyond 7 blocks you will find a 127-acre park that has something for just about everybody.

Golf, a pool with waterslides, an ice skating rink. It's Canteog Park and there just too many activities available to park goers here to even list.

But while this location is good for the body, two blocks from the station is a museum that is good for the mind. This former courthouse was converted by a local science teacher in 1973 into an impressive collection of dinosaur bones, rare minerals and local history. It's called Hicksville Gregory Museum after Gardiner e. Gregory.

Rare artifacts, shopping and a day at the park can all be found within 7 blocks of the Long Island Railroad Stop in Hicksville.