Saddle Rock, New York

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Saddle Rock, New York
Incorporated Village of Saddle Rock
The historic Saddle Rock Grist Mill.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York
Saddle Rock, New York is located in New York
Saddle Rock, New York
Saddle Rock, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°47′40″N 73°44′56″W / 40.79444°N 73.74889°W / 40.79444; -73.74889Coordinates: 40°47′40″N 73°44′56″W / 40.79444°N 73.74889°W / 40.79444; -73.74889
Country United States
State New York
County Nassau County, New York
TownNorth Hempstead
Named forSaddle Rock
 • MayorDan Levy
 • Deputy MayorDavid H. Schwartz
 • Total0.27 sq mi (0.69 km2)
 • Land0.25 sq mi (0.64 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
79 ft (24 m)
 • Total830
 • Estimate 
 • Density4,016.26/sq mi (1,548.91/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)516
FIPS code36-64430
GNIS feature ID0963208

Saddle Rock is a village on the Great Neck Peninsula in the Town of North Hempstead, in Nassau County, on the North Shore of Long Island, in New York, United States. The population was 830 at the 2010 census.


The first settlers arrived in the 17th century. The Village of Saddle Rock is so named for an offshore boulder that gives the appearance of a saddle, first noted on a map in 1658.[3]

The village is also home to a historic mill. Officially known as the Saddle Rock Grist Mill, it was built circa 1700 and is located inside a small cove that opens onto Little Neck Bay off Long Island Sound. The mill is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is the oldest continually operating tidal grist mill in the United States. The mill is now owned and operated by Nassau County as a working museum open to the public. The mill has been restored to its mid-19th-century appearance and is located on Grist Mill Lane in Saddle Rock.

The first Mayor of Saddle Rock was Roswell Eldridge, who was appointed "Acting Mayor" after he had incorporated his own private estate as the Village of Saddle Rock in 1911.[4][5]

In 1926, Eldridge's wife, Louise Udall Skidmore Eldridge, officially became the first female Mayor of Saddle Rock, and reportedly the first female Mayor in the state of New York. Louise Eldridge served as Mayor from 1926 until her death in 1947.[4][6] She was also the last private individual to own the grist mill.


U.S. Census map of Saddle Rock.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), of which 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (7.69%) is water.[7]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)988[2]19.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 791 people, 265 households, and 236 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,239.8 people per square mile (1,272.5/km2). There were 275 housing units at an average density of 1,126.4 per square mile (442.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 90.39% White, 0.76% African American, 6.19% Asian, 1.01% from other races, and 1.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.77% of the population.

Ancestries: Russian (10.5%), United States (9.7%), Arab (9.4%), Polish (5.8%), Hungarian (2.0%), Lithuanian (1.9%).[10]

There were 265 households, out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 81.5% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.9% were non-families. 8.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 23.1% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 15.7% from 25 to 44, 33.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $125,630, and the median income for a family was $137,962. Males had a median income of $92,073 versus $40,625 for females. The per capita income for the village was $63,242. About 3.4% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over.


Village Government[edit]

As of September 2021, the Mayor of Saddle Rock is Dan Levy, the Deputy Mayor is David H. Schwartz, and the Village Trustees are Manny Alani, Alex Kishinevsky, and Ronen Ben-Josef.[11]

The following is a list of the Mayors of Saddle Rock', from 1911 to present:[12]

Mayors of Saddle Rock:
Mayor's name Year(s) in office
Roswell Eldridge 1911–1926
Louise Udall Skidmore Eldridge 1926–1947
Henry E. Treadwell 1947–1950
Samuel Berger 1950–1951
George Wolf 1951–1952
Jacob W. Friedman 1952–1954
Harold I. Glasser 1954–1962
Jack I. Antokal 1962–1968
Emanuel R. Bachner 1968–1980
Leonard Eisenberg 1980–1985
Allen Michelson 1985–1991
J. Leonard Samansky 1991–2011
Dr. Dan Levy 2011–present

Representation in higher government[edit]

Town representation[edit]

Saddle Rock is located in the Town of North Hempstead's 5th district, which as of September 2021 is represented on the Town Board by Lee R. Seeman (D–Great Neck).[13]

Nassau County representation[edit]

Saddle Rock is located in Nassau County's 10th Legislative district, which as of September 2021 is represented in the Nassau County Legislature by Ellen W. Birnbaum (D–Great Neck).[14][15]

New York State representation[edit]

New York State Assembly[edit]

Saddle Rock is located in the New York State Assembly's 16th Assembly district, which as of September 2021 is represented by Gina Sillitti (D–Manorhaven).[14][16]

New York State Senate[edit]

Saddle Rock is located in the New York State Senate's 7th State Senate district, which as of September 2021 is represented in the New York State Senate by Anna Kaplan (D–North Hills).[14][17]

Federal representation[edit]

United States Congress[edit]

Saddle Rock is located in New York's 3rd congressional district, which as of September 2021 is represented in the United States Congress by Tom Suozzi (D–Glen Cove).[14][18]

United States Senate[edit]

Like the rest of New York, Saddle Rock is represented in the United States Senate by Charles Schumer (D) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D).[19]


In the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the majority of Saddle Rock voters voted for Donald Trump (R).[20]


School district[edit]

Saddle Rock is located entirely within the boundaries of the Great Neck Union Free School District.[14][21] As such, all children who reside within the village and attend public schools go to Great Neck's schools.[14][21]

Library district[edit]

Saddle Rock is located within the boundaries of the Great Neck Library District.[14]



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  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  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 Goldstein, Judith S. (2006). Inventing Great Neck: Jewish identity and the American dream. Rutgers University Press. ISBN 9780813538846.
  5. ^ "The Gold Coast of Long Island". Eldridge successfully lobbied the state legislature and the governor of New York to change the state law’s minimum requirement to organize a village from 250 residents to 50. By including his family and his servants, Mr. Eldridge incorporated his estate and set a precedent that was emulated throughout the Gold Coast...the huge upsurge in the population in the twenties witnessed no less than twenty-one “golf club” village incorporations. Many of these “villages” were little more than three or four estate owners banding together to form a municipality.
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  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  10. ^ "Saddle Rock, New York". Retrieved 2013-11-14.
  11. ^ "Leadership – Village of Saddle Rock". Retrieved 2021-09-30.
  12. ^ "History – Village of Saddle Rock". Retrieved 2022-03-14.
  13. ^ "Town of North Hempstead - Councilwoman Lee R. Seeman (5th District)". Retrieved 2021-09-12.
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  16. ^ "Gina L. Sillitti - Assembly District 16 |Assembly Member Directory | New York State Assembly". Retrieved 2021-07-22.
  17. ^ "NY Senate District 7". NY State Senate. Retrieved 2021-07-22.
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  19. ^ "U.S. Senate: Contacting U.S. Senators". Retrieved 2021-07-22.
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  21. ^ a b "Composite School District Boundaries Shapefiles". NCES. Retrieved 2020-10-23.

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