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Roslyn Heights, New York
A Welcome sign to Roslyn Heights on Mineola Avenue, as seen on September 27, 2020.
A Welcome sign to Roslyn Heights on Mineola Avenue, as seen on September 27, 2020.
Nickname(s): 
"The Heights"
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York
Roslyn Heights, New York is located in Long Island
Roslyn Heights, New York
Roslyn Heights, New York
Location in Long Island
Roslyn Heights, New York is located in New York
Roslyn Heights, New York
Roslyn Heights, New York
Location in New York
Country  United States
State  New York
County  Nassau County, New York
Town North Hempstead
Area
 • Total 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Land 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
174 ft (53 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 6,577
Demonym(s) Roslynian
Roslynite
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
11577
Area code(s) 516
FIPS code 36-63814
GNIS feature ID 0962934

Roslyn Heights is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of North Hempstead in Nassau County, on 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 6,577 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all land.

Demographics

At the 2000 census there were 6,295 people, 2,168 households, and 1,773 families in the CDP. The population density was 4,223.6 per square mile (1,631.2/km2). There were 2,226 housing units at an average density of 1,493.5/sq mi (576.8/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 79.03% White, 6.45% African American, 0.11% Native American, 10.01% Asian, 2.00% from other races, and 2.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.45%.

Of the 2,168 households 39.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.8% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.2% were non-families. 15.6% of households were one person and 8.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.21.

The age distribution was 26.7% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% 65 or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.

The median household income was $84,705 and the median family income was $100,474. Males had a median income of $76,812 versus $38,343 for females. The per capita income for the village was $40,132. About 4.5% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.4% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over

Education

School districts

Heights School, Roslyn Heights, Long Island, New York October 14, 2021 A
The Heights School, which is in the heart of Roslyn Heights, serves as one of the Roslyn Union Free School District's three elementary schools.

Most of Roslyn Heights is located within the boundaries of (and is thus served by) the Roslyn Union Free School District. However, smaller portions of the hamlet are located within the East Williston Union Free School District, Herricks Union Free School District and the Mineola School District. As such, children who reside within Roslyn Heights and attend public schools will go to school in one of these three districts depending on where they live within the hamlet.

Library districts

Roslyn Heights is split between Roslyn's library district (which is served by the Bryant Library) and the Shelter Rock Library District. The Bryant Library serves the areas of the hamlet within the Roslyn Union Free School District, and the Shelter Rock Library District serves the areas of the hamlet within the boundaries of the East Williston and Herricks Union Free School Districts.

Infrastructure

Transportation

Road

Two limited-access highways run through and serve Roslyn Heights:

  • The Long Island Expressway (I-495) (exit 37)
  • The Northern State Parkway (exits 28, 29, & 30)

Other major roads which pass through the hamlet include Lincoln Avenue, Mineola/Willis Avenue, I.U. Willets Road, Roslyn Road, and Warner Avenue. Furthermore, the hamlet's southernmost border touches New York State Route 25B.

Rail

Roslyn Heights is served by the Oyster Bay Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. Two stations are located either within or on the border of Roslyn Heights:

Roslyn LIRR sta house jeh
The Roslyn LIRR station's station house in 2011.
  • Roslyn (located in the heart of the hamlet, just south of Lincoln Avenue)
  • Albertson (located on the border between the hamlets of Albertson and Roslyn Heights, just north of I.U. Willets Road)

Bus

As of October 2021, Roslyn Heights is served by two Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) bus routes:

Warner Avenue, Roslyn Heights, Long Island, New York October 15, 2021
An n23 bus on Warner Avenue at the northern end of the hamlet.

Utilities

Natural gas

National Grid USA provides natural gas to homes and businesses that are hooked up to natural gas lines in Roslyn Heights.

Power

PSEG Long Island provides power to all homes and businesses within Roslyn Heights.

Sewage

Roslyn Heights is partially sewered. The southern part of Roslyn Heights is within the Nassau County Sewage District. Another, smaller sewer district exists within Roslyn Heights in the Roslyn Plaza area, which flows into the rest of Nassau County's sewer system via the East Hills Interceptor line.

The remainder of Roslyn Heights relies on cesspools and septic systems.

Water

The portion of Roslyn Heights north of the Northern State Parkway is located within the boundaries of (and is thus served by) the Roslyn Water District, the area of Roslyn Heights between the Northern State Parkway and the Wheatley Hills Golf Club is located within the boundaries of (and is thus served by) the Albertson Water District, and the portion of the Wheatley Hills Golf Club within Roslyn Heights is located within the boundaries of (and is thus served by) the Village of East Williston's water system.

Notable people

  • Gary Ackerman – Former Democratic Congressman for the 5th District of New York State.
  • Eric Asimov – Dining reporter for The New York Times.
  • Emile Zola Berman – Litigator whose defense roster included Sirhan Sirhan.
  • John Giorno – Artist and poet.
  • Shep Messing – Olympic soccer goalkeeper and current broadcaster.
  • Chris Miller – Author and co-writer, Animal House.
  • Van Toffler – President of MTV.
  • Fred Wilpon – Owner of the New York Mets.
  • Jeff Wilpon – Chief Operating Officer of the New York Mets.
  • Richard Zimler – Novelist.

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