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is one of five stations
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of the Long Island Rail Road
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in the village of Garden City, New York
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. It serves the Hempstead Branch
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and is located on Damson Street and St. James Street South in Garden City.
The station was originally opened in 1911 for the sole purpose of serving the Doubleday & McClure Publishing Company. Country Life Press station has some former rights-of-way that led to the West Hempstead
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and the Oyster Bay Branch
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es. It also included the remnants of the Central Branch
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of the Long Island Rail Road that terminates near Nassau Coliseum
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Platform and track
The station has one 10-car-long side platform
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on the east side of the single track.