Editor's Note: Community journalist T.C. McCarthy is spending the entire week in Hicksville, visiting hamlet favorites and talking to residents.
For my third day in Hicksville I am all over the place. I am hoping to meet with an 85-year-old resident who has lived in the same house in the hamlet his whole life. He has seen everything from the suburbanization of farmland to the widening of Broadway, a sore topic with everyone I’ve spoken to on the subject.
Also, be on the lookout for a story at some point this week about the Sweet Shop, which has excellent chocolate ice cream and egg creams, by the way. I sat down with owner Phil Zouros, who has been the shop’s owner since 1974. He went through its history with me, and I even had the opportunity to sit down with one young man who was enjoying his first-ever root beer float.
I’m also hoping to catch up with some Indian restaurant owners and find out why Hicksville is good for their businesses.
Photo: The Hicksville station on the Long Island Rail Road.