Lynbrook, New York
Lynbrook is a village in Nassau County, New York, United States. The population was 19,427 at the 2010 census. The Incorporated Village of Lynbrook is inside the Town of Hempstead, neighboring Malverne to the north, Valley Stream to the west, Hewlett to the southwest, East Rockaway to the southeast, and Rockville Centre to the east. The Village of Lynbrook's current mayor is Alan Beach.
Lynbrook, New York
|Incorporated Village of Lynbrook|
Lynbrook post office
|• Mayor||Alan Beach|
|• Total||2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)|
|• Land||2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||20 ft (6 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||9,700/sq mi (3,700/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||2390951|
Lynbrook is part of New York's 4th congressional district, which is currently represented by Democrat Kathleen M. Rice. Lynbrook is also part of New York State Senate District 9. It is also part of the New York State 21st Assembly District, which is represented by Democrat Judy Griffin, who resides in Rockville Centre. 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. There is also the Westwood station located off Whitehall Street that provides service to the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn.
The area currently known as Lynbrook had other names, including Rechquaakie (originally), Near Rockaway, Parson's Corners, and Bloomfield. It was later named Pearsall's Corners, after Mr. Pearsall's General Store because this store became a famous stage coach stop for travelers coming from New York City to Long Island. Alternately, it was called "Five Corners" because the stage coach 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. 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.
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 6 firehouses around Lynbrook. The Chief of the Department is Nicholas Pearsall. Lynbrook is also served by its own Department of Public Works who 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. Rockville Cemetery was listed in 2015.
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, Malverne, Lynbrook and Valley Stream School Districts. The Village has four public schools within its boundaries:
- 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 School District:
- Davison Avenue Elementary School
The village is also home to Our Lady of Peace Roman Catholic Elementary School.
Lynbrook is located at .
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2)..
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the 2010 census  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.
As of the census 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.
- The sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond is set in Lynbrook; the fictional Marie and Frank Barone live at 319 Fowler Avenue and their son, Ray and his family live across the street at street number 320, a real street in the center of town, however the actual filming took place at Warner Brothers Burbank Studios in Burbank, California
- 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.
- Mike's Marbleopolis, a fictional marble column store featured in a spoof advertisement on Saturday Night Live was shown as being at 2941 Central Avenue, Lynbrook.
- Season One Episode 8 of Impractical Jokers was filmed at the White Castle at 490 Sunrise Highway in Lynbrook.
Residents of Lynbrook have included:
- Raymond J. Barry, actor, was raised in Lynbrook and attended Lynbrook High School
- Whittaker Chambers (1901–1961), Time magazine editor and former Communist turned anti-Communist activist, was raised in Lynbrook and lived there as an adult.
- Alan Colmes, radio and television personality, was raised in Lynbrook.
- Edward Field, poet, was raised in Lynbrook and attended Lynbrook High School.
- Joe Gatto, Improv Comedian, Impractical Jokers has been a resident since Summer 2015
- Bob "Captain Kangaroo" Keeshan was born in Lynbrook
- Pardon the Interruption television personality Tony Kornheiser was raised in Lynbrook
- Charles Nam, sociologist
- Patrick Gallagher, Lance Corporal in the Unites States Marine Corps. Recipient of the Naval Cross and namesake for the USS Gallagher.
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- National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "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.
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- Witness. Random House. 1952. pp. 92–94, 749 et al. ISBN 0-89526-571-0.
- "Ghosts Rest at Whittaker Chambers Home" by Tdjdhbdhomas Vinciguerra. The New York Times, Mfdarch 30, 1997; accessed September 18, 2008. "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."