Elevate the beauty and functionality of your outdoor spaces with expert landscape lighting from Popkin & Son Electric in Great Neck, NY. Our team specializes in creating mesmerizing lighting designs that transform your backyard, garden, or patio into a captivating oasis.
When you choose Popkin & Son Electric, you’re embarking on a journey to enhance not only the aesthetics but also the usability of your outdoor area. Our landscape lighting solutions not only add a touch of enchantment to your surroundings but also increase safety and security. Imagine hosting evening gatherings under the gentle glow of strategically placed lights or strolling through your beautifully illuminated garden. With our expertise, we make these visions a reality, tailoring designs to your unique preferences and the natural features of your property.
At Popkin & Son Electric, we understand that every outdoor space is unique. We offer personalized design consultations to discuss your vision and preferences.
Our dedicated team of professionals collaborates closely with you to craft a lighting design that complements your property’s architecture and landscaping. We take pride in our meticulous attention to detail, ensuring that every fixture is thoughtfully placed to enhance the overall aesthetic. With an array of high-quality, energy-efficient fixtures at our disposal, we create stunning visuals and provide environmentally responsible solutions. When it comes to installation, our skilled technicians handle the entire process with precision and care, guaranteeing that your landscape lighting seamlessly integrates with the natural beauty of your surroundings.
Landscape lighting isn’t just about illumination; it’s about artistry. Our team excels in strategically placing lights to accentuate the natural beauty of your outdoor space.
By collaborating with Popkin & Son Electric, you’re enlisting the services of passionate lighting artists who understand the interplay of light and shadow. We take a holistic approach, considering your property’s architectural features, foliage, and topography. From accentuating the elegance of towering trees to guiding guests along gentle pathways, we create designs that evoke emotion and infuse a captivating ambiance into your Nassau County property.
Your landscape becomes a canvas, and our lights are the brushes that paint a stunning masterpiece for you to enjoy night after night. Our lighting solutions illuminate your outdoor space and create a sense of drama and wonder. Imagine the warm, inviting glow of your patio, the romantic ambiance of your garden, or the majestic aura around your home’s exterior. With Popkin & Son Electric, your landscape’s beauty is elevated to new heights, becoming a breathtaking spectacle that enchants all who experience it.
Before the Dutch and English settlers arrived on the peninsula of Great Neck in the 17th century, the Mattinecock Native Americans originally inhabited the shorelines of the peninsula. It was not until 1681 when the European settlers held the first town meeting. The Mattinecock or Metoac used Long Island Sound as a way to both fish and trade with others.
They referred to present-day Great Neck as Menhaden-Ock. It is speculated that they chose this name because of the large amount of fish in the area. With the arrival of the European settlers on the peninsula in the 1640s, Menhaden-Ock evolved into Madnan’s Neck. By 1670, Madnan’s Neck had further evolved into the current name Great Neck. Local legend has it that the name “Madnan’s Neck” is named after Anne (or Nan) Hutchinson. It is said that Anne Hutchinson tried to take over what is considered present-day Kings Point upon her arrival to the peninsula. However, Anne Hutchinson could not actually procure a land grant or deed for the land that she desired. Her temper supposedly earned her the nickname Mad Nan.
On November 18, 1643, the Hempstead Plains, which included the peninsula of Great Neck, was sold to the Reverend Robert Fordham and John Carman. In the beginning, the Mattinecock Indians and the European settlers cooperated and coexisted very well together. The Mattinecock would teach the settlers their knowledge of the land in exchange for new technology from the settlers. The settlers even started using the Indian currency of wampum. However, this peaceful coexistence would not last forever, and the relationship between the Mattinecock and the settlers quickly began to deteriorate. Settlers often began complaining of unfriendly Mattinecock behavior, claiming that the natives would damage their homes and hurt their cattle. On November 18, 1659, the settlers passed a law that forced the natives to pay damages for white property that they had damaged. The problem between the settlers and the Mattinecock natives over land and property kept growing and finally came to a head in 1684. A commission of settlers had been elected and given the power to appease the Mattinecock and their leader Tackapousha. Tackapousha was eventually paid off, and received 120 pounds sterling for his land. Tackapousha eventually died, and his body still rests at the Lakeville AME Zion Church’s cemetery on Community Drive, across the street from North Shore University Hospital. The Lakeville AME Zion Church is one of the oldest churches in New York State.Learn more about Great Neck.