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Lynbrook, New York
Village
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
Area
 • Total 2.01 sq mi (5.21 km2)
 • Land 2.01 sq mi (5.21 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation 20 ft (6 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 19,427
 • Estimate (2019) 19,448
 • Density 9,661.20/sq mi (3,730.52/km2)
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, 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 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.

History

The area currently known as Lynbrook 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 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.

Schools

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 Union Free School District:

  • 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.

Geography

Lynbrook-ny-map
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)..

Demographics

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. 2019 19,448 0.1%
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.

Television appearances

  • 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.

Business

  • The Novelty Company Honor House Products Corp. was a novelty company that published ads in comic books for a multitude of items. The company was located on Wilbur Ave. in Lynbrook. The building now houses BioSpecifics Technologies Corp

Movies

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

Notable people

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 was a resident from Summer 2015 to 2019.
  • Bob "Captain Kangaroo" Keeshan was born in Lynbrook
  • Pardon the Interruption television personality Tony Kornheiser was raised in Lynbrook
  • Charles Nam, sociologist
  • Quint Kessenich, American sportscaster for ABC and ESPN television covering lacrosse, basketball, football, hockey, wrestling and horse racing since 1993.
  • Tex Antoine, Early TV Weatherman that would draw cartoons with the weather reports, Mr Weatherby was the characture that he used.
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