Lindenhurst, New York
|Lindenhurst, New York|
|Motto: Lindy Pride|
|• Mayor||Thomas A. Brennan|
|• Total||3.8 sq mi (9.9 km2)|
|• Land||3.8 sq mi (9.7 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)|
|Elevation||30 ft (9 m)|
|• Density||7,411.7/sq mi (2,861.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0955404|
Lindenhurst is located at (40.685400, -73.372228).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 10.0 km² (3.8 sq mi). 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (1.57%) is water.
Nazi sympathizers of the German Bund were centralized in Lindenhurst. In the mid-to-late 1930s, the German American Bund made its appearance and many of its Lindenhurst members were tried and convicted for treason. By 1937, up to 40,000 bundists would arrive on Sundays to celebrate Nazism in America, while young Siegfrieders lined up to greet them as the train pulled into Yaphank. A large contingent of Nazis also marched through the village of Lindenhurst that year.
On October 30, 2012, Hurricane Sandy flooded over half the village's streets. On the southern side of Montauk Highway the water reached up to 6 feet (1.8 m) high. When an electrical fire broke out south of Montauk Highway the firefighters were unable to reach the house that was in flames. Eventually the firemen had to claim the fire as an uncontrollable fire and had to leave it to burn out itself. The people that lived on the northern side of Lindenhurst had no power for over a week. Because too many people wanted to view the effects of the disaster on the south side of Lindenhurst, the police force had to impose limitations. Curfews were enforced, and only people with proof of residency were allowed south of Montauk Highway. After two days the water went down and people started to take apart their homes, and fix the damage of fallen trees in their back yards. Many families had to throw away all of their furniture and clothes, and some houses were claimed to be not safe.
- Jack Barry, famous game show host, grew up in Lindenhurst and was valedictorian at Lindenhurst High School.
- Joy Behar of The View was once a teacher at Lindenhurst High School.
- Pat Benatar, rock and roll singer, grew up in Lindenhurst and attended Lindenhurst Senior High School.
- Hal Hartley, film director, is a Lindenhurst native.
- Eileen Moran, visual effects producer at Weta Digital and Digital Domain, co-producer of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
- Dan Lauria, who played the role of the father from The Wonder Years, resided in Lindenhurst.
- Joe Lhota, former New York City Deputy Mayor, MTA chairman and Republican mayoral candidate, was born in the Bronx but grew up in Lindenhurst.
- Linda Morand, top international model, was born in Lindenhurst.
There were 6,665 housing units, of which 15.1% were in multi-unit structures. The homeownership rate was 86.0%. The median value of owner-occupied housing units was $392,100. 3.6% of housing units were vacant and 20.7% of occupied housing units were occupied by renters.
The racial makeup of the village was 92.1% White, 1.5% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 2.6% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.7% of the population. The village was 85.8% non-Hispanic White.
There were 8,638 households out of which 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 26.5% had individuals over the age of 65, 58.2% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.35.
In the village the population was spread out with 5.0% under the age of 5, 22.5% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 20 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 30.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.3 years.
95.2% of the population had lived in the same house 1 year & over. 13.0% of the entire population were foreign born and 16.1% of residents at least 5 years old spoke a language other than English at home.
88.3% of residents at least 25 years old had graduated from high school, and 21.2% of residents at least 25 years old had a Bachelor's degree or higher. The mean travel time to work for workers aged 16 and over was 31.2 minutes.
As of the 2010-2011 school year, the Lindenhurst Union Free School District had 6,760 students. The racial demographics were 0% Native American or Alaska Native, 3% non-Hispanic black or African-American, 14% Hispanic or Latino, 80% non-Hispanic white, 3% Asian or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander and 0% multiracial. 11% of students were eligible for free lunch, 5% for reduced-price lunch, and 4% of students were Limited English Proficient. 14.6% of students were classified as "Special Ed".
The school district had a graduation rate of 91%, and 1% of students did not complete school. 93% of graduates received a Regents Diploma and 54% received a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. Of the 2011 completers, 49% planned to move on to 4-year College, 29% to 2-year College, 0% to Other Post-Secondary, 1% to the Military, 8% to Employment, 2% to Adult Services, 0% had other known post-secondary plans, and 11% had no known post-secondary plan.
The district currently has:
- Six elementary schools (Grades K-5)
- Albany Avenue
- Allegheny Avenue
- Daniel Street
- Harding Avenue
- West Gates Avenue
- William Rall
- One middle school (Grades 6-8)
- Lindenhurst Middle School
- One high school (Grades 9-12)
For the 2011-2012 school year, the Accountability Status for all seven original elementary schools and the high school was "In Good Standing", while the middle school was "In Need of Improvement (Year 1) Basic". The overall Accountability Status for the district was "In Good Standing".
Edward W. Bower Elementary School ceased operating after the 2010-2011 school year due to the very old age of the building and its low student population. Although Harding Avenue's student population was even lower at the time, the school building is much younger.
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- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "Sandy Slams Lindenhurst". Lindy Patch. Retrieved dec. 3. 2012.
- Schwartz, Meredith (2012). "NY, NJ Libraries Take Stock After Sandy". Library Journal 137 (19): 10.
- Martin, Douglas (2012-12-04). "Eileen Moran, Special Effects Wizard, Dies at 60". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-12-28.
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- "Lindenhurst public schools". Lindenhurst. Retrieved december 3, 2012.
- Village of Lindenhurst official website
- Lindenhurst Chamber of Commerce
- Lindenhurst News and Photographs
- Lindenhurst Tanning and Nail Spa
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