Lynbrook, New York

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Lynbrook, New York
Rechquaakie
Incorporated Village of Lynbrook
Lynbrook Village Hall on August 8, 2022.
Lynbrook Village Hall on August 8, 2022.
Motto(s): 
"Roll Brook"; "Jelly Fam"
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York
Lynbrook, New York is located in Long Island
Lynbrook, New York
Location within the state of New York
Lynbrook, New York is located in New York
Lynbrook, New York
Lynbrook, New York (New York)
Lynbrook, New York is located in the United States
Lynbrook, New York
Lynbrook, New York (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°39′30″N 73°40′22″W / 40.65833°N 73.67278°W / 40.65833; -73.67278Coordinates: 40°39′30″N 73°40′22″W / 40.65833°N 73.67278°W / 40.65833; -73.67278
Country United States
State New York
County Nassau County, New York
TownHempstead
Incorporated1911
Government
 • MayorAlan C. Beach
 • Deputy MayorMichael N. Hawxhurst
Area
 • Total2.01 sq mi (5.21 km2)
 • Land2.01 sq mi (5.21 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
20 ft (6 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total20,438
 • Density10,153.01/sq mi (3,920.42/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
11563-11564
Area code516
FIPS code36-43874
GNIS feature ID2390951
Websitewww.lynbrookvillage.net

Lynbrook is a village in the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County, on the South Shore of Long Island, in New York, United States. The population was 19,427 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The area currently known as Lynbrook has had other names, including Rechquaakie (originally), Parson's Corners, and Bloomfield. It was later named Pearsall's Corners, after Mr. Pearsall's General Store, because this store became a famous stagecoach stop for travelers coming from New York City to Long Island. Alternatively, it was called "Five Corners" because the stagecoach 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.[2] 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.[3]

Since 1912, Lynbrook has been served by the Lynbrook Police Department. The Chief of the Department is Brian Palladino. Since 1879, the Lynbrook Volunteer Fire Department has served Lynbrook. The department has six firehouses around Lynbrook. The Chief of the Department is Christopher Kelly. Lynbrook is also served by its own Department of Public Works, which provides sanitation management. The superintendent is Phil Healey.

In 2008, three houses in Lynbrook were listed on the National Register of Historic Places: House at 251 Rocklyn Avenue, House at 474 Ocean Avenue, and House at 73 Grove Street.[4] The Rockville Cemetery was listed in 2015.[5]

Geography[edit]

U.S. Census map of Lynbrook.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2), all land.[6]

Lynbrook neighbors Malverne to the north, Valley Stream to the west, Hewlett to the southwest, East Rockaway to the southeast, and Rockville Centre to the east.[7]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19204,371
193011,993174.4%
194014,55721.4%
195017,31418.9%
196019,88114.8%
197023,15116.4%
198020,424−11.8%
199019,208−6.0%
200019,9113.7%
201019,427−2.4%
202020,4385.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 census [9] the population of the village was 85.3% White 77.7% Non-Hispanic White, 3.7% African American, 0.1% Native American, 4.5% Asian, 4.3% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13% of the population.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[10] 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.

Government[edit]

Village government[edit]

As of May 2022, the Mayor of Lynbrook is Alan C. Beach, the Deputy Mayor is Michael N. Hawxhurst, and the Village Trustees are Robert Boccio, Michael N. Hawxhurst, Ann Marie Reardon, and Laura Ryder.[11]

Representation in higher government[edit]

Lynbrook is part of New York's 4th congressional district, which is currently represented by Democrat Kathleen M. Rice.[7] Lynbrook is also part of New York State Senate District 9.[7] Furthermore, Lynbrook is part of the New York State 21st Assembly District, which is represented by Democrat Judy Griffin, who resides in Rockville Centre.[7]

Education[edit]

Public education[edit]

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-Woodmere, Malverne, Lynbrook and Valley Stream School Districts, depending on where they reside within the village.[7]

Lynbrook Union Free School District:[7]

  • Lynbrook Kindergarten Center
  • West End Elementary School
  • Marion Street Elementary School (located in East Rockaway)
  • Waverly Park Elementary School (located in East Rockaway)
  • Lynbrook South Middle School (located in Hewlett)
  • Lynbrook North Middle School
  • Lynbrook Senior High School

Malverne Union Free School District:[7]

  • Davison Avenue Elementary School

Private education[edit]

The village is also home to Our Lady of Peace Roman Catholic Elementary School.[7]

Transportation[edit]

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 in the heart of the village.[7] There is also the Westwood station, located off Whitehall Street. Lynbrook is also served by Nassau Inter-county Express's n25 bus route in the aera. [7]

In popular culture[edit]

Television appearances[edit]

  • The sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond is set in Lynbrook.[12] The fictional Marie and Frank Barone reside at 319 Fowler Avenue. Their son Raymond Barone and his family reside across the street at 320 Fowler Avenue, a real street in the center of town. The filming took place at Warner Bros. Burbank Studios in Burbank, California.
    Fowler Avenue in August 2022.
  • In a Seinfeld episode, the gang mentions 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.

Movies[edit]

  • Scenes from the motion picture After.Life, starring Christina Ricci, Liam Neeson and Justin Long, were filmed on Atlantic Avenue.[13]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. ^ "History of Lynbrook Website". lynhistory.com. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  3. ^ "How did Lynbrook get its name?". Newsday. Retrieved 2019-02-04.
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  5. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 11/16/15 through 11/20/15. National Park Service. 2015-11-27.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Long Island Index: Interactive Map". www.longislandindexmaps.org. Retrieved 2022-06-01.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ Bureau, U.S. Census. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  11. ^ "Mayor & Village Board". Incorporated Village of Lynbrook, New York. Retrieved 2022-06-01.
  12. ^ Strickland, Carol. "Can Sitcom Make It With L.I. Setting?", The New York Times, December 1, 1996. Accessed June 1, 2022. "On the show, the frequent exterior shot of a Long Island Cape home, complete with two upstairs dormers, is a real Long Island house,' Mr. Rosenthal said. In the writer's mind, the show is set in Lynbrook rather than non-specific Nassau County."
  13. ^ "After Life Film Locations - On the set of New York.com". onthesetofnewyork.com. Retrieved 2017-05-19.
  14. ^ Berkun, Todd. "Tex Antoine: A Career on the Air", LI & NY Places that are no more, January 27, 2017. Accessed June 1, 2022. "Tex moved into a four bedroom house in Lynbrook, Long Island, and made many island area public appearances until the 1960’s when he got married."
  15. ^ Witness. Random House. 1952. pp. 92–94, 749 et al. ISBN 0-89526-571-0.
  16. ^ Vinciguerra, Thomas. "Ghosts Rest at Whittaker Chambers Home" , The New York Times, March 30, 1997. Accessed June 1 , 2022. "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."
  17. ^ Smollins, Mike. "Former Lynbrook resident, Fox News host Alan Colmes dies at 66", Long Island Herald, February 23, 2017. Accessed June 1, 2022. "Former Lynbrook resident and political commentator Alan Colmes died Thursday after battling a brief illness. He was 66."

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