Roslyn, New York
Clock tower at Main Street and Old Northern Boulevard, one of Roslyn's best-known landmarks
|Name origin: From the Scottish village of Roslin|
|Municipality||Town of North Hempstead|
|Center||Ellen J. Ward Memorial Clock Tower|
|- elevation||60 ft (18 m)|
|- elevation||300 ft (91 m)|
|- elevation||0 ft (0 m)|
|Area||0.6 sq mi (2 km2)|
|- land||0.6 sq mi (2 km2)|
|- water||0.0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|- elevation||60 ft (18 m)|
|Timezone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|- summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0962929|
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Roslyn (// ROZ-lin) is a village in Nassau County, New York, on the North Shore of Long Island. As of the United States 2010 Census, the village population was 2,770. Roslyn was once called Hempstead Harbor, but its name changed to Roslyn on September 7, 1844 due to postal confusion regarding all the other "Hempsteads" scattered about Long Island.
The Village of Roslyn is at the eastern edge of the Town of North Hempstead.
Roslyn is located at  According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), of which, 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of it is land and 1.56% is water.(40.800100, -73.650573).
As of the 2010 census  the population was 86% White 76% Non-Hispanic White, 2.2% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 8.85% Asian, 2.6% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.2% of the population.
As of the census  of 2000, there were 2,570 people, 1,060 households, and 603 families residing in the village. The population density was 4,082.2 people per square mile (1,575.1/km²). There were 1,124 housing units at an average density of 1,785.4 per square mile (688.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 86.81% White, 2.33% African American, 0.08% Native American, 6.15% Asian, 2.02% from other races, and 2.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.34% of the population.
There were 1,060 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.1% were non-families. 37.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.89.
In the village the population was spread out with 18.2% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 22.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 83.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.4 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $72,404, and the median income for a family was $101,622. Males had a median income of $65,156 versus $45,221 for females. The per capita income for the village was $47,166. About 1.3% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.
Greater Roslyn Area
In addition to the Village of Roslyn, the following villages and unincorporated areas are considered part of the Greater Roslyn area:
The Heights School serves as pre-kindergarten and kindergarten for the entire district, and as first grade for half the students in the Roslyn area.
The two elementary schools each serve half of the Roslyn school district. Harbor Hill School is located on Glen Cove Road in Greenvale, New York, and provides education for students in grades one through five. The East Hills School on Locust Lane serves students in grades two through five.
Roslyn Middle School is on Locust Lane as well, and has students in grades six through eight.
Roslyn High School is located on Roslyn Road and Round Hill Road. Built on land donated by the Mackay family, it serves students in grades nine through twelve.
Points of interest in Greater Roslyn
- Nassau County Museum of Art, former estate of Childs Frick.
- Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center, the only full service JCC on the North Shore. The JCC offers programming for newborns through senior citizens. The site include 13 classrooms, auditorium, 2 full court gymnasiums, an indoor olympic-size heated pool, lounge areas, a cafe and an outdoor playground.
- Cedarmere, estate of William Cullen Bryant.
- Main Street Historic District, earliest-developed part of Roslyn with many homes from early 19th century.
- Roslyn Village Historic District, the rest of the village core, along East Broadway. Some commercial and institutional properties, with more late 19th and early 20th-century architecture.
- Rescue Hook & Ladder Company No. 1 Firehouse, on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Trinity Church Complex (Roslyn, New York), also on the National Register of Historic Places.
Notable current and former residents
- Gary Ackerman, Democratic Congressman for the 5th District of New York State
- Eric Asimov, former dining reporter for The New York Times
- Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of The Secret Garden, A Little Princess and Little Lord Fauntleroy
- William Casey, former director of the CIA
- Michael Crichton, author of Jurassic Park and creator of ER
- William Cullen Bryant, poet, journalist and editor
- Allison Danzig, sportswriter for The New York Times and author
- Hal David, Grammy-winning, lyrics-writing partner of composer Burt Bacharach
- Judith Steinberg Dean, Roslyn High School graduate and wife of Gov. Howard Dean, physician
- Katarzyna Dolinska, model and former contestant on America's Next Top Model
- Carolyn Gusoff, journalist
- Jeffrey Guterman, author
- Roman Hamrlík, retired National Hockey League defenseman
- Ken Hechler, West Virginia, Democratic politician
- Paul Housberg, artist
- Stan Isaacs, Newsday sports columnist
- Henry Jackson, financier
- Bobby Kotick CEO, president, and a director of Activision Blizzard
- Edward Lampert, Chairman of Sears Holding Company
- Wendy Liebman, comedienne
- Matthew Lippman, author of The New Year of Yellow, taught at Roslyn High School.
- Clarence Mackay, financier
- Bernard Madoff, former NASDAQ chairman and swindler 
- Janet Maslin, The New York Times Critic
- Chris Miller, co-writer of the screenplay for the film Animal House
- Gabriela Mistral, Chilean poet and Nobel laureate
- Christopher Morley, foremost American children's author who died at his home, "Green Escape", in Roslyn Estates in 1957
- Nas, rapper lived in Roslyn Heights' Summitt Community
- Eugene H. Nickerson, Democratic Nassau County Executive, Long Island, N.Y., 1962–1970, and federal district court judge whose trials included the Abner Louima police brutality case
- Lilly Pulitzer, socialite and fashion designer
- J.P. Rosenbaum, Contestant and Winner of Season 7 of ABC's The Bachelorette
- Jose Santos, jockey and winner of the 2003 Kentucky Derby
- Adam Schefter, NFL reporter for ESPN lives in Roslyn Harbor
- Darin Strauss, best-selling author
- Darryl Strawberry, former Major League Baseball outfielder
- Stephen Taber, Congressman from New York from 1865–1869
- Fred Wilpon, owner of the New York Mets
- Jeff Wilpon, COO, the New York Mets, son of Fred Wilpon
- Moger, Roy. "About Roslyn". Nassau County Library. Retrieved 2008-07-02. "...the name Roslyn, said to have been proposed by Mr. Cairns because our valley reminded him of Roslin, Scotland, received the most votes and was subsequently approved by all"
- Sloam, Myrna (2006). "Timeline of Roslyn History". Nassau County Library. Retrieved 2008-07-02.
- About Roslyn
- "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.
- Roslyn Public Schools
- Interview with Matthew Lippman
- "Wall Street legend Bernard Madoff arrested over $50 billion Ponzi scheme". The Times (London). 2008-12-12. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
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