A Brief History of Valley Stream
In 1640, a mere fourteen years after Dutch colonists arrived in Manhattan, what would become Valley Stream was purchased by the Dutch West India Company from Rockaway Native Americans. Still, it would take two more centuries for the woodland area to be developed. In 1840, the census listed about 20 mostly farming families, and the area was broken up into sections called Fosters Meadow, Rum Junction, Cookie Hill, Skunks Misery, and Hungry Harbor.
It took almost another century for the area to be incorporated into the village of Valley Stream in 1925. The community grew slowly, helped by the South Side Railroad and the emergence of Merrick Road as a major artery connecting Merrick in the east and Jamaica in the west. Many tourists who vacationed in Valley Stream from Brooklyn and Queens ended up moving there permanently.
Queens Long Island Dental Care in Valley Stream, NY
We love serving the people of Valley Stream and helping them achieve their dental health goals. Whether that means emergency dental care when accidents or injuries happen, something more advanced like dental implants, or even cosmetic treatments to give your smile a pearly white gleam, we look forward to being your partners in lifelong dental health. Check this map if you need directions to our practice.
If you are unsure whether your situation is considered a dental emergency, do not hesitate to contact us anyway. We quickly diagnose and determine the gravity of the problem and treat you according to your emergency needs promptly. Sometimes life happens, and there are just times when dental care is immediately needed. In these times, an emergency dentistry like us is who you need to call.
Discover What Valley Stream Has to Offer
A great local place to visit is the Valley Stream State Park, a lovely site to bring a picnic or barbecue. There are paved walking paths, basketball courts, soccer fields, and play areas for kids. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon outdoors!
If you’re looking for some local cuisine, try Mitchell’s Restaurant, which has been operating in Valley Stream since 1938, making it one of the longest-standing restaurants on Long Island. Mitchell’s is a supporter of local schools, churches, and other groups and has won many awards as a local business. Most importantly, their menu is delicious!