Lynbrook, New York
|Lynbrook, New York|
|— Village —|
|• Mayor||William Hendrick|
|• Deputy Mayor||Alan Beach|
|• Total||2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)|
|• Land||2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||20 ft (6 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||2390951|
Lynbrook is a village in Nassau County, New York, USA. The population was 19,427 at the 2010 census. The Village of Lynbrook is inside the Town of Hempstead. The Village of Lynbrook's current mayor is William Hendrick.
Lynbrook is part of New York's 4th congressional district, which is currently represented by Democrat Carolyn McCarthy. Lynbrook is also part of New York State Senate District 9, which is currently represented by Republican Dean Skelos. It is also part of the New York State 14th Assembly District, which is represented by Republican Brian F. Curran, who resides in Lynbrook. Long Island Rail Road service to the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn is available at the Lynbrook station located off Sunrise Highway between Peninsula Boulevard and Broadway. There is also the Westwood station located off Whitehall Street that provides service to the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn.
The area currently known as Lynbrook had other names, including Rechquaakie (originally), Near Rockaway, Parson's Corners, and Bloomfield. It was later named Pearsall's Corners, after Mr. Pearsall's General Store because this store became a famous stage coach stop for travelers coming from New York City to Long Island. Alternately, it was called "Five Corners" because the stage coach stop was at the crossing of Hempstead Avenue, Merrick Road, and Broadway. It became known as Lynbrook in 1894 and the village was incorporated in 1911. The name "Lynbrook" is derived by dividing "Brooklyn" into its syllables and transposing them, a tribute to the original home of many of the town's turn-of-the-century residents.
Since 1912, Lynbrook has been served by the Lynbrook Police Department. The Department provides police services 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. The Chief of the Department is Joseph Neve. Since 1879, the Lynbrook Volunteer Fire Department has served Lynbrook. The department has 6 firehouses around Lynbrook. The Chief of the Department is Anthony DeCarlo. Lynbrook is also served by its own Department of Public Works who provides sanitation management. The Superintendent is Phil Healey.
School-aged children residing within the Village are eligible to attend one of the five public school districts that are within its boundaries: East Rockaway, Hewlett, Malverne, Lynbrook and Valley Stream School Districts. The Village has seven schools within its boundaries:
- Lynbrook Kindergarten Center
- West End Elementary School
- Waverly Park Elementary School
- Marion Street Elementary School
- Lynbrook North Middle School
- Lynbrook South Middle School
- Lynbrook Senior High School
Malverne School District:
- Davison Avenue Elementary School
The village is also home to Our Lady of Peace Roman Catholic Elementary School.
Lynbrook is located at .
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2)..
As of the census of 2000, there were 19,911 people, 7,369 households, and 5,239 families residing in the village. The population density was 9,960.8 people per square mile (3,843.8/km2). There were 7,570 housing units at an average density of 3,787.0 per square mile (1,461.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 92.08% White, 0.92% African American, 0.06% Native American, 2.99% Asian, 2.51% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.28% of the population.
There were 7,369 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.20.
In the village the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.0 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $68,373, and the median income for a family was $88,023. Males had a median income of $50,795 versus $36,545 for females. The per capita income for the village was $27,211. About 2.5% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.
- The sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond is set in Lynbrook; the fictional Marie and Frank Barone live at 319 Fowler Avenue, a real street in the center of town. But the actual filming took place at Warner Brothers Burbank Studios in Burbank, California
- In a Seinfeld episode, the gang mention going to a mall in Lynbrook; there is no mall in Lynbrook, but Green Acres Mall is in nearby Valley Stream.
- Lynbrook's Trainland on Sunrise Highway was prominently featured in The Sopranos episode, "The Blue Comet" (aired June 3, 2007), with many scenes shot inside the store.
- Mike's Marbleopolis, a fictional marble column store featured in a spoof advertisement on Saturday Night Live was shown as being at 2941 Central Avenue, Lynbrook.
- Scenes from the motion picture After.Life, starring Christina Ricci, Liam Neeson and Justin Long, was filmed on Atlantic Ave. downtown district and on Merrick Rd. and Horton Ave.
Notable current and former residents of Lynbrook include:
- Raymond J. Barry, actor, was raised in Lynbrook and attended Lynbrook High School
- Whittaker Chambers (1901–1961), Time magazine editor and former Communist turned anti-Communist activist, was raised in Lynbrook and lived here as an adult.
- Alan Colmes, radio and television personality, was born in Lynbrook.
- Edward Field, poet, was raised in Lynbrook and attended Lynbrook High School. He is the author of numerous books of poetry, a memoir, a travel book, and several novels in collaboration with his partner Neil Derrick, notably the best-selling Village, recently reissued as The Villagers by (pseud.) Bruce Elliot. Among his many awards and honors are a Prix de Rome and the Bill Whitehead Lifetime Achievement Award
- Bob "Captain Kangaroo" Keeshan was born in Lynbrook
- Pardon the Interruption television personality Tony Kornheiser was raised in Lynbrook
Lynbrook is notable for its brilliant Black street signs with white lettering.
- Long Island South Shore and Lynbrook History website
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Witness. Random House. 1952. pp. 92–94, 749 et al. ISBN 0-89526-571-0.
- "Ghosts Rest at Whittaker Chambers Home" by Thomas Vinciguerra. The New York Times, March 30, 1997; accessed September 18, 2008. "But thanks to Sam Tanenhaus's Whittaker Chambers: A Biography (Random House), the controversial anti-Communist crusader has been recalled as a native son of Long Island – Lynbrook, to be precise, – where he grew up and to which he returned while working as the embattled foreign news editor of Time magazine."
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