Roslyn Estates, New York
Roslyn Estates, New York
|Incorporated Village of Roslyn Estates|
"The Estates"; "The Eden of Long Island"
|County||Nassau County, New York|
|Incorporated||June 8, 1931|
|Named for||The original development firm's name and its location adjacent to Roslyn|
|• Mayor||Paul Leone Peters|
|• Total||0.44 sq mi (1.13 km2)|
|• Land||0.44 sq mi (1.13 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||230 ft (70 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||2,821.51/sq mi (1,090.13/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0962931|
Roslyn Estates is a village in the Town of North Hempstead in Nassau County, on the North Shore of Long Island, in New York, United States. It is considered part of the Greater Roslyn area, which is anchored by the Incorporated Village of Roslyn. The population was 1,251 at the 2010 census.
Roslyn Estates was first developed in the early 20th Century (circa 1908) by Dean Alvord, who also developed Prospect Park South in Brooklyn and Belle Terre in Port Jefferson. It was nicknamed "The Eden of Long Island" when originally developed, due to the community's design and setting.
In 1931, residents decided to try incorporating Roslyn Estates as a village, due to the fact that the original deed restrictions were set to expire around that time. Their efforts to incorporate were successful, and the Village of Roslyn Estates was incorporated on June 8, 1931.
In 1974, Mayor Robert D. Zucker attempted to have the boundaries of the Manhasset Park District redrawn to include the village after the district added an additional 260 parking spaces to the commuter parking fields at the Manhasset Long Island Rail Road station. Zucker stated that many Roslyn Estates residents preferred the Manhasset station over the closer Roslyn station due to the fact that service to/from Pennsylvania Station on the Port Washington Branch is direct, whereas a change at Jamaica is required on the Oyster Bay Branch. By having the district boundaries redrawn to include the village, Roslyn Estates residents would have the ability to be guaranteed a parking space at the Manhasset station for commuting to/from Manhattan. Officials from both North Hempstead and the Manhasset Park District, as well as Manhasset residents lamented the idea, given that Roslyn Estates is not part of the Greater Manhasset area, and felt that the needs of Greater Manhasset should be paramount for the Manhasset Park District. The proposal was ultimately denied.
In 1972, Roslyn Estates Village Hall was built. It was designed by John A. Grammas on land given to the village by the firm of Saul Sokolov, Inc., which had developed that section of Roslyn Estates.
Roslyn Estates celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 1981.
The name of Roslyn Estates was taken directly from the name which was used by the community's original development group, Roslyn Estates, Incorporated. The "Roslyn" part of its name is shared with Roslyn, Roslyn Harbor, and Roslyn Heights, and ultimately can be traced back to when the name "Roslyn" was chosen for that village, which was chosen because the geography in Roslyn reminded officials of the geography of Roslin, Scotland.
Roslyn Estates is split between four minor drainage areas: Inner Hempstead Harbor (part of the Hempstead Harbor Watershed), Hempstead Lake, Mill River (both part of the Mill River Watershed), and Leeds Pond (part of the Manhasset Bay Watershed), and is located within the larger Long Island Sound/Atlantic Ocean Watershed.
Like the rest of Long Island's North Shore, Roslyn Estates is situated on a terminal moraine known as the Harbor Hill Moraine. This moraine was formed by glaciers during the Wisconsin Glacial Episode, The moraine is named for Harbor Hill – the highest geographic point in Nassau County, which is located in nearby East Hills.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Geological Survey, the highest point in Roslyn Estates is located between The Pines and The Hemlocks, at 287 feet (87 m), and the lowest point is located near The Locusts, at approximately 170 feet (52 m).
Roslyn Estates is a bedroom community of the City of New York, which is how the community was originally developed to be by Dean Alvord. As such, a significant number of Roslyn Estates residents commute to/from New York for work.
The village itself is predominantly residential in character, with the heavy majority of lots within the village being zoned for single-family homes. The village has a business district along the south side of Northern Boulevard, which is where the heavy majority of businesses within the village are located. The exception is the former Roslyn Estates Sales Office at the southeastern corner of the village; this building is now a restaurant.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,251 people residing in the village. The racial makeup of the village was 90.25% White, 0.40% African American, 8.23% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.36% of the population.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,210 people, 401 households, and 354 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,727.7 people per square mile (1,061.8/km2). There were 410 housing units at an average density of 924.3 per square mile (359.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 93.22% White, 0.17% African American, 4.88% Asian, 1.24% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.23% of the population.
There were 401 households, out of which 46.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 81.3% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.7% were non-families. 9.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.22.
In the village, the population was spread out, with 31.6% under the age of 18, 3.4% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $154,849, and the median income for a family was $157,402. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $65,893 for females. The per capita income for the village was $73,628. About 2.0% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.
Parks and recreation
- Black Ink Pond (formerly known as Lotus Pond)
- The Fenway Preserve
- The Loch Pond (also known as Little Turf Pond)
Additionally, a private tennis club, the Tennis King, is located adjacent to Village Hall at the southern end of the village, and Christopher Morley Park forms part of the border between Roslyn Estates and North Hills.
Representation in higher government
New York State representation
New York State Assembly
Roslyn Estates is split between the New York State Assembly's 13th and 16th Assembly districts, which as of July 2021 are represented by Charles Lavine (D–Glen Cove) and Gina Sillitti (D–Manorhaven), respectively. The 13th district covers the southern parts of the village and the 16th district covers the northern parts.
New York State Senate
United States Congress
United States Senate
The Village of Roslyn Estates is located entirely within the boundaries of the Roslyn Union Free School District. As such, all children who reside within Roslyn Estates and attend public schools go to Roslyn's schools.
Roslyn Estates is located within the boundaries of Roslyn's library district.
One state-owned road travels through Roslyn Estates: Northern Boulevard (NY 25A); Northern Boulevard forms the western half of the northern boundary of Roslyn Estates. Mineola Avenue, Old Northern Boulevard, and Searingtown Road (all owned by Nassau County) form the eastern, northeastern, and most of the western boundaries of the village, respectively.
There are roughly 7.8 miles (12.6 km) of village roadways within Roslyn Estates.
Roslyn Estates features a winding and organic street layout, which meanders and can be unpredictable. Many streets, such as The Hemlocks and The Birches, use a street naming convention based on nature, including plants, flowers, and trees, and begin with "The."
No rail service passes through Roslyn Estates. The nearest Long Island Rail Road stations to the village are Roslyn on the Oyster Bay Branch and Manhasset on the Port Washington Branch.
Roslyn Estates is served by the n20H, n21, and n23 bus routes, which are operated by Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE). These three bus routes travel through the area via Northern Boulevard and Old Northern Boulevard, along the northern border of Roslyn Estates.
Roslyn Estates is partially sewered. The southern part of Roslyn Estates is within the Nassau County Sewage District, and roughly 60-70 lots were hooked up to it as of 2013. Another, smaller sewer district exists within Roslyn Estates, called The Birches Sanitary Sewer District. This district includes roughly 25 homes and flows into Nassau County's system.
- Steven B. Derounian – Former United States Congressman.
- Fontaine Fox – Cartoonist and illustrator known for works such as Toonerville Folks.
- I. Michael Leitman – Surgeon and Dean for Graduate Medical Education at Mount Sinai Health.
- Christopher Morley – Author, journalist, and poet.
- David B. Pall – Chemist, inventor, and the founder of the Pall Corporation.
- J. Russell Sprague – First County Executive of Nassau County.
Association of Roslyn Estates
The Association of Roslyn Estates is the village's civic association. Founded in 1911, it is the oldest civic association in the County of Nassau. Its original headquarters was at the intersection of Mineola and Warner Avenues. This building still stands, and is now used as a restaurant.
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