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The "Welcome to West Hempstead" sign at the entrance of Hall's Pond Park on Hempstead Avenue and Nassau Boulevard greets residents and visitors. (April 4, 2013)

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West Hempstead is an unincorporated hamlet located in the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County. It is home to a diverse population of 18,862 people, according to the 2010 U.S. census. West Hempstead encompasses eight schools, two fire departments and Nassau County's largest lake, which is in Hempstead Lake State Park.

Congregation Anshei Shalom is at 472 Hempstead Ave.
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Congregation Anshei Shalom is at 472 Hempstead Ave. in West Hempstead. (April 4, 2013)

The headquarters for the Nassau County Auxiliary Police's
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The headquarters for the Nassau County Auxiliary Police's 4th Precinct North Units is at 831 Hempstead Ave. in West Hempstead. (April 4, 2013)

Hall's Pond Park, owned and operated by Nassau
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Hall's Pond Park, owned and operated by Nassau County, is on Nassau Boulevard and Hempstead Avenue in West Hempstead. (April 4, 2013)

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The West Hempstead Public Library is at 500
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The West Hempstead Public Library is at 500 Hempstead Ave. in West Hempstead. (April 4, 2013)

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The "Welcome to West Hempstead" sign at the entrance of Hall's Pond Park on Hempstead Avenue and Nassau Boulevard greets residents and visitors. (April 4, 2013)

Young Israel of West Hempstead is at 630
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Young Israel of West Hempstead is at 630 Hempstead Ave. in West Hempstead. (April 4, 2013)

The Hebrew Academy of Nassau County's Samuel and
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The Hebrew Academy of Nassau County's Samuel and Elizabeth Bass Golding Elementary School is at 609 Hempstead Ave. in West Hempstead. (April 4, 2013)

The Hebrew Academy of Nassau County's administrative offices
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The Hebrew Academy of Nassau County's administrative offices and its Samuel and Elizabeth Bass Golding Early Childhood Center is at 240 Hempstead Ave. in West Hempstead. (April 4, 2013)

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The West Hempstead Post Office is at 245
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The West Hempstead Post Office is at 245 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. (April 4, 2013)

The Town of Hempstead's Echo Park Pool Complex
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The Town of Hempstead's Echo Park Pool Complex is at 399 Nassau Blvd. in West Hempstead. (April 4, 2013)

The St. Thomas the Apostle Chapel is located
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The St. Thomas the Apostle Chapel is located at 875 Hempstead Ave. in West Hempstead. (April 4, 2013)

The headquarters of the Town of Hempstead's Sanitary
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The headquarters of the Town of Hempstead's Sanitary District No. 6 is located at 80 Cherry Valley Ave. in West Hempstead. (April 4, 2013)

The headquarters of the West Hempstead Volunteer Fire
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The headquarters of the West Hempstead Volunteer Fire Department is located at 295 Hempstead Tpke. in West Hempstead. (April 4, 2013)

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St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School is located
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St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School is located at 12 Westminster Rd. in West Hempstead. (April 4, 2013)

The Long Island Rail Road's West Hempstead train
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The Long Island Rail Road's West Hempstead train station, seen on April 4, 2013, is located at Hempstead Avenue and Hempstead Gardens Drive in West Hempstead.

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church is located
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St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church is located at 24 Westminster Rd. in West Hempstead. (April 4, 2013)

The Lakeview Peace Garden is located along Woodfield
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The Lakeview Peace Garden is located along Woodfield Road in West Hempstead. (April 4, 2013)

Beth-el Church of God in Christ is located
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Beth-el Church of God in Christ is located at 1030 Woodfield Rd. in West Hempstead. (April 4, 2013)

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The headquarters for the Lakeview Volunteer Fire Department
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The headquarters for the Lakeview Volunteer Fire Department is located at 891 Woodfield Rd. in West Hempstead. (April 4, 2013)

The Robert Van Cott American Legion Post 1139
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The Robert Van Cott American Legion Post 1139 is located at 734 Woodfield Rd. in West Hempstead. (April 4, 2013)

The Long Island Rail Road's Lakeview train station
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The Long Island Rail Road's Lakeview train station is at Eagle Avenue and Woodfield Road in West Hempstead. (April 4, 2013)

Church of the Good Shepherd is at 732
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Church of the Good Shepherd is at 732 Donlon Place in West Hempstead. (April 4, 2013)

Eagle Avenue Middle School at 307 Eagle Ave.
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Eagle Avenue Middle School at 307 Eagle Ave. in West Hempstead is operated by the Nassau Board of Cooperative Educational Services. Nassau BOCES rents the building from the West Hempstead Union Free School District, but will vacate the building when its lease expires in June 2013. (April 4, 2013)

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The West Hempstead Union Free School District's Cornwell
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The West Hempstead Union Free School District's Cornwell Avenue School is at 250 Cornwell Ave. in West Hempstead. (April 4, 2013)

West Hempstead Middle School is at 450 Nassau
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West Hempstead Middle School is at 450 Nassau Blvd. in West Hempstead. (April 4, 2013)

West Hempstead High School is at 400 Nassau
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West Hempstead High School is at 400 Nassau Blvd. in West Hempstead. (April 4, 2013)

The West Hempstead Union Free School District's George
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The West Hempstead Union Free School District's George Washington School is at 347 William St. in West Hempstead. (April 4, 2013)

Trinity Lutheran Church is at 260 Chestnut St.
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Trinity Lutheran Church is at 260 Chestnut St. in West Hempstead. (April 4, 2013)

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The administrative offices of the West Hempstead Union
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The administrative offices of the West Hempstead Union Free School District and the Chestnut Street School share a building at 252 Chestnut St. in West Hempstead. (April 4, 2013)

Congregation Eitz Chayim of Dogwood Park is at
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Congregation Eitz Chayim of Dogwood Park is at 661 Dogwood Ave. in West Hempstead. (April 4, 2013)

The Jewish Community Center of West Hempstead is
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The Jewish Community Center of West Hempstead is at 711 Dogwood Ave. (April 4, 2013)

Chabad of West Hempstead is located at 565
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Chabad of West Hempstead is located at 565 Nassau Blvd. in West Hempstead. (April 4, 2013)

St. Johns Baptist Church is located at 632
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St. Johns Baptist Church is located at 632 Chautauqua Ave. in West Hempstead. (April 4, 2013)

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The Town of Hempstead's Cornwell Avenue Park is
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The Town of Hempstead's Cornwell Avenue Park is located on Cornwell Avenue and Laurel Drive in West Hempstead. (April 4, 2013)

The Town of Hempstead's Harold J. Walker Memorial
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The Town of Hempstead's Harold J. Walker Memorial Park Pool is located at 1085 Woodfield Rd. in West Hempstead. (April 4, 2013)

The Town of Hempstead's Harold J. Walker Memorial
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The Town of Hempstead's Harold J. Walker Memorial Park is located at 1085 Woodfield Rd. in West Hempstead. (April 4, 2013)

Hempstead Lake State Park in West Hempstead contains
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Hempstead Lake State Park in West Hempstead contains the largest lake in Nassau County, three ponds and various playgrounds, picnic areas, horseback-riding trails, a historic carousel, and sports fields and courts. (April 4, 2013)

Hempstead Lake State Park in West Hempstead contains
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Hempstead Lake State Park in West Hempstead contains the largest lake in Nassau County, three ponds and various playgrounds, picnic areas, horseback-riding trails, a historic carousel, and sports fields and courts. (April 4, 2013)

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Hempstead Lake State Park in West Hempstead contains
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Hempstead Lake State Park in West Hempstead contains the largest lake in Nassau County, three ponds and various playgrounds, picnic areas, horseback-riding trails, a historic carousel, and sports fields and courts. (April 4, 2013)

Hempstead Lake State Park in West Hempstead contains
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Hempstead Lake State Park in West Hempstead contains the largest lake in Nassau County, three ponds and various playgrounds, picnic areas, horseback-riding trails, a historic carousel, and sports fields and courts. (April 4, 2013)

American Legion Cathedral Post 1087 is located at
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American Legion Cathedral Post 1087 is located at 233 Woodlawn Rd. in West Hempstead. (April 4, 2013)

Hempstead Lake State Park in West Hempstead is
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Hempstead Lake State Park in West Hempstead is home to a carousel that dates to 1916. (April 4, 2013)

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