A few weeks ago, I was driving out to Long Island to scout some airports while listening to the Howard Stern Show on Sirius-XM. During a replay of an old interview with Eddie Murphy, Stern and Murphy began commiserating over having grown up in the town of Roosevelt, Long Island – and I suddenly realized his old home address wasn’t far from where I was.
I decided to go have a look.
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Two weeks ago, I wrote about the impending destruction of St. Paul’s, a beautiful turn-of-the-century school building in Garden City, Long Island (detect a bit of smarminess in that post? Sorry, it’s just that sometimes what you find to be obvious isn’t so obvious to others). The city is currently exploring the costs of demolition, and it looks like this time, it . . .
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Over the past three days, we’ve taken a look at the grounds of Hempstead House, the opulence of its first floor, and the decay of its basement. Today, I’m finishing off the series by taking you to the upper floors and beyond. We start by heading to the second floor via the master staircase…
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We’ve taken a look at the exterior of Hempstead House, as well as the beautifully restored rooms of the first floor. Heading down the hallway at the south end of the mansion, it’s time to go a little deeper…
At first, you come to a series of more generic rooms:
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This is Hempstead House today:
In comparison, the below picture was taken in 1940, shortly after Hempstead became a home for refugee children from England, who had been sent to the US because of World World II. The caption reads: “Huntsmen three play safari in the jungle that once composed the formal . . .
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When you own an enormous castle like the one pictured below, and it’s only used to house your servants and horses…
…you’re living in a world few of us can imagine.
Castle Gould, based on Kilkenny Castle in Ireland, is located in . . .
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