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The Incorporated Village of Freeport, New York is the second largest village in New York State. It is located less than an hour east of New York City's Manhattan. The vast history of the village is illustrated by the opening of the Library Cornerstone. The cornerstone was laid in 1922 as part of the Freeport Library. Inside said cornerstone was a copper box, which held membership lists of the local organizations, a memorial committee list, the names of all of the pupils in the school, all public official names, a photograph with an aerial view of Freeport, the village's history and copies of each local paper. There are many Freeport, New York urban legends, and many of them are true. They cover a variety of topics. Theodore Roosevelt did, in fact, visit Freeport. Lou Gehrig was not married in Freeport (but they did have a reception there). The Village Hall in the center of town was designed as a replica of Philadelphia's Independence Hall. Lillian Russell, an actress in the early 1900s, received a speeding ticket on Merrick Road in town, and Gabriel Heatter did, in fact, have a bomb shelter in his Freeport basement. While the Incorporated Village of Freeport, New York is a wonderful town in and of itself, it is known far and wide for The Nautical Mile. The Nautical Mile is a very popular place in the summer weather. When the warm weather comes around, people stay at the Nautical Mile all day. Restaurants with fresh seafood abound. Outdoor bars are a top destination for people from miles away, enjoying a drink and the fresh sea air, taking in the view of the ocean only feet away. Living in Freeport, New York allows a quick commute to Manhattan, a nice ride to Suffolk County, whether you are going to the North Fork wineries or the Hampton, and enjoyable South Shore life. Residents are close to nearby Jones Beach for concerts and shows, a short drive to Roosevelt Field Mall, and plenty of attractions in between.

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  • Archer Street School
  • Bayview Ave School
  • Caroline G. Atkinson School
  • Early Chldhd Educ Ctr
  • Freeport Hs
  • John W. Dodd Jhs
  • Leo F. Giblyn School
  • New Visions Es

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