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Lynbrook, New York
Incorporated Village of Lynbrook
Lynbrook post office
Lynbrook post office
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Country United States
State New York
County Nassau
 • 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)
Population (2010)
 • Total 19,427
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 11563-11564
Area code(s) 516
FIPS code 36-43874
GNIS feature ID 2390951

Lynbrook is a village in Nassau County, New York, USA. 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 South-West, East Rockaway to the South-east, and Rockville Centre to the East. The Village of Lynbrook's current mayor is William Hendrick.

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, which was previously represented by Republican Dean Skelos until his recent criminal conviction; a new election is scheduled to fill the vacancy. It is also part of the New York State 14th Assembly District, which is represented by Republican Brian F. Curran, who resides in Lynbrook. 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 Department provides police services 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. The Chief of the Department is Joseph Neve. Since 1879, the Lynbrook Volunteer Fire Department has served Lynbrook. The department has 6 firehouses around Lynbrook. The Chief of the Department is John Chavatte. 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.


U.S. Census Map

Lynbrook is located at 40°39′30″N 73°40′22″W / 40.658197°N 73.672784°W / 40.658197; -73.672784.

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


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 4,371
1930 11,993 174.4%
1940 14,557 21.4%
1950 17,314 18.9%
1960 19,881 14.8%
1970 23,151 16.4%
1980 20,424 −11.8%
1990 19,208 −6.0%
2000 19,911 3.7%
2010 19,427 −2.4%
Est. 2015 19,558 0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 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.

2000 census

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.


  • Scenes from the motion picture After.Life, starring Christina Ricci, Liam Neeson and Justin Long, were filmed on Atlantic Ave. downtown district and on Merrick Rd. and Horton Ave.

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