1 Eagle at Hicksville Train Station

Penn Station eagle at LIRR Hicksville Station.

One eagle is located at the Long Island Railroad Hicksville Station, saved by Samuel A. Goldberg, a Hicksville High School Latin teacher and his class. Inscribed in Latin on a plaque below the eagle are the words (translated): “A Roman eagle once urban is now in Hicksville, quite suburban.” Acquired in 1965, the eagle was designated in a grand ceremony where the students dressed in togas and carried Latin signs. In 2010, the eagle got a much needed face-lift, or shall we say “beak”-lift, and was redesignated.