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Briar Park April 3, 2012

Posted by Mike C. in Internet, Jazz, Music, Personal, Travel.

Early in my recap of saxophonist Jessy J’s show at the Iridium in February, I said this:

The site I bought [my ticket] through, TicketWeb, listed my hometown, with the 11793 zip code, as Briar Park rather than Wantagh.  I had never heard of that alternate name and a Google search was inconclusive.  I reached out to my Facebook friends from Wantagh or North Wantagh through a status update, but none of them commented.

In the recap comment thread, Zach Pollack had an answer:

The area between the [Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway; NY 135] and Jerusalem [Avenue] up to the Southern State [Parkway] used to be called Briar Park.  So, basically the “T” section and a little bit more.  [I] hope this helps.

I told him it helped a lot.  Via a screencap of Google Maps, this is North Wantagh’s “T” section:



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