Bethpage bĕthpāj´ [key], uninc. village (1990 pop. 15,761, including Old Bethpage), Nassau co., SE N.Y., on W Long Island. Northrop Grumman Corporation's large defense plant here is being partly redeveloped for diversified industrial use. A village restoration in Old Bethpage features 20 pre–Civil War buildings.

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