East Meadow 11554

Gilded History

Generations ago and still today, East Meadow was and is home to many Gilded Era estates, which are now woven into the fabric of the town today. The old Hoeffner homestead is now the site of Veterans Memorial park, and East Meadow's Post Office. Part of the old Barnum farm is now the site of Barnum Woods Elementary School, and the main road that passes by the school, Merrick Avenue, was originally called Barnum Avenue. The Brookholt estate, once belonging to Ava Vanderbilt, stretched across several hundred acres on both sides of Front Street to the east of Merrick Avenue.

A Cinematic Past

A number of films have been shot in East Meadow, including Let the Good Times Roll, The Hot Rock, Married to the Mob (1988), Pieces of April (2003), Enjoy the Show (2005), September 12 (2005), Knight of the Peeper (2006), Scum (2009), The Smurfs (2010)

Residential Community

At the time of World War II, East Meadow was a small farming town with a couple thousand residents. With the post-war economic boom and the suburban development rush, East Meadow became a thriving residential community in quick time. By 1951 the population had grown to 25,000, peaking in the 1960’s at 60,000.

Today, Road Ready services cars from East Meadow old and new. From quick tune-ups to major auto repair services, Road Ready is the best option around for quality and honest vehicle maintenance and service.