Bayville, New York

Coordinates: 40°54′26″N 73°33′26″W / 40.90722°N 73.55722°W / 40.90722; -73.55722
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Bayville, New York
Incorporated Village of Bayville
Bayville Village Hall on August 29, 2021.
Bayville Village Hall on August 29, 2021.
Official seal of Bayville, New York
Pine Island
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Bayville, New York is located in New York
Bayville, New York
Bayville, New York
Location within the state of New York.
Coordinates: 40°54′26″N 73°33′26″W / 40.90722°N 73.55722°W / 40.90722; -73.55722
Country United States
State New York
County Nassau County, New York
TownOyster Bay
 • TypeBoard of Trustees
 • MayorSteve Minicozzi (T)
 • Board of Trustees
Members' List
 • Total1.55 sq mi (4.02 km2)
 • Land1.46 sq mi (3.77 km2)
 • Water0.10 sq mi (0.25 km2)
39 ft (12 m)
 • Total6,748
 • Density4,637.80/sq mi (1,790.05/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code516
FIPS code36-05034
GNIS feature ID0943216

Bayville (sometimes also referred to as Pine Island) is a village located in the Town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County, on the North Shore of Long Island, in New York, United States. The population was 6,669 at the 2010 census.[2]

The Incorporated Village of Bayville is located on the Long Island Sound facing Greenwich, Connecticut.


Bayville incorporated as a village in 1919 during the incorporated village movement which allowed many larger estate owners on Long Island to establish political and security control over their domains.[3][4]

Like many other Long Island communities, Bayville was first occupied by the Matinecock Indians and was known as Oak Neck and Pine Island. In 1658, Oyster Bay resident Daniel Whitehead purchased the land from the tribes. By 1745, the land was split among 23 men, who mainly grew asparagus. In 1859, Oak Neck was renamed Bayville and the first Methodist church was constructed west of what is now Merritt Lane. Multiple estates were built in the surrounding areas, and in 1898 a drawbridge was built, connecting Bayville and Mill Neck.[4][5]

In 1909, the Bayville Casino opened for business, attracting beachgoers, and in 1919, Winslow S. Pierce, who owned the Dunstable Estate in town, was elected the first mayor of the Village of Bayville. The Dunstable Estate was sold to Harrison Williams and renamed "Oak Point".[6] When the Arlington Hotel, Bayville Casino, and Ritzmore Estate burned to the ground, it prompted the creation of the Bayville Fire Department. Bayville was put on the front page of many newspapers in 1927 when the rum rummer William T. Bell ran ashore at the Oak Point estate. Things were a little slow for a while, but after World War II, the community began to boom. A new church, post office, and school were built in the span of three years, and from 1950 to 1960, the population doubled.

The Bayville Bridge, one of two entrances into the village, opened in 1938 and is a major landmark and tourist attraction; it is the fourth bridge at that location.[7][8][9][10]

The village celebrated its centennial in 2019.[11]


U.S. Census map of Bayville.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), of which 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), or 3.42%, is water.[12]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[13]

As of the census[14] of 2000, there were 7,135 people, 2,566 households, and 1,906 families residing in the village. The population density was 5,065.7 inhabitants per square mile (1,955.9/km2). There were 2,683 housing units at an average density of 1,904.9 per square mile (735.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.01% White, 0.31% African American, 0.24% Native American, 1.64% Asian, 1.08% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.82% of the population.

There were 2,566 households, out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.1% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 23.6% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $68,380, and the median income for a family was $77,838. Males had a median income of $50,969 versus $38,304 for females. The per capita income for the village was $33,665. About 2.7% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.


As of October 2022, the Mayor of Bayville is longtime resident Steve Minicozzi and the Village Trustees are Valerie M. Belcher, Patricia Farnell, Robert M. Nigro, Elisa Santoro, and Peter B. Valsecchi.[15]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Bayville village, New York". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 30, 2011.
  3. ^ Winsche, Richard (October 1, 1999). The History of Nassau County Community Place-Names. Interlaken, New York: Empire State Books. ISBN 978-1557871541.
  4. ^ a b "Bayville Time Line". Archived from the original on May 17, 2011. Retrieved February 15, 2010.
  5. ^ "Bayville, Our Home 2019" (PDF). 2019.
  6. ^ "'Dunstable'".
  7. ^ "New York OPD Geographic Information Gateway". Retrieved September 10, 2021.
  8. ^ "Major repairs coming to Bayville Bridge this winter". Herald Community Newspapers. September 6, 2019. Retrieved September 10, 2021.
  9. ^ Fischler, Marcelle S. (July 1, 2011). "Never Too Far From the Beach". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved September 10, 2021.
  10. ^ Amon, Rhoda (September 2, 2000). "Time Machine / Then & Now / Bridging the Past and the Present in Bayville". Newsday. Retrieved September 10, 2021.
  11. ^ "Centennial Celebration". Village of Bayville, NY. Retrieved August 9, 2021.
  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  14. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  15. ^ "Mayor & Board of Trustees". Village of Bayville, NY. Archived from the original on November 24, 2015. Retrieved August 9, 2021.
  16. ^ Columbia, David Patrick (March 1, 2024). "Rediscovering the Fascinating Life and Legacy of Countess Mona von Bismarck | New York Social Diary". New York Social Diary. Retrieved April 3, 2024.
  17. ^ Gusoff, Carolyn (May 19, 2023). "Comedian Jackie Martling's Long Island home featured in "Blue Bloods" season 13 finale - CBS New York". Retrieved April 3, 2024.
  18. ^ "Long Islander Rick Pitino accepts coaching job at St. John's". Greater Long Island. March 20, 2023. Retrieved April 3, 2024.
  19. ^ "Bayville Native Tommy Sheehan Wins Survivor: Island Of The Idols". Long Island Weekly. January 22, 2020. Retrieved April 3, 2024.

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