Community journalist T.C. McCarthy at the Hicksville LIRR station

Community journalist T.C. McCarthy at the Hicksville LIRR station Credit: Josh Stewart

This week, for the second installment of our “Town Focus” series, community journalist T.C. McCarthy will be embedded in the hamlet of Hicksville.

The town of about 41,500 people is widely known for its Long Island Rail Road station. In fact, the town is named after Valentine Hicks, the second president of the LIRR, who helped establish the station in 1837. It is now one of the busiest stops in the system.

But it there’s a lot more to it, including some shopping malls, a culturally diverse array of restaurants and other attractions like the Hicksville Gregory Museum and the Long Island Reptile Museum and Expo.

T.C. will be out and about with his mobile journalism gear visiting these favorite places, among others, and profiling interesting people around town.

Have a suggestion about someone he should meet or a place he should visit? We want to hear from you about how to get the full Hicksville experience. Reach out through Twitter, email or in the comments below.

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