Lynbrook

Lynbrook

[lin-brook]
Lynbrook, village (1990 pop. 19,208), Nassau co., SE N.Y.; inc. 1911. It is a suburb of New York City on the south shore of Long Island. There is sheet-metal and furniture manufacture. Old Church dates from 1800. The area was settled in 1785 and was called Bloomfield. The name Lynbrook (formed by reversing the syllables in Brooklyn) was adopted in 1895.
Lynbrook is a village in Nassau County, New York, USA . The population was 19,911 at the 2000 census, but had increased to 29,000 by 2006.

The Village of Lynbrook is inside the Town of Hempstead. The Village of Lynbrook's current mayor is Brian Curran.

Lynbrook is part of the fourth congressional District of New York State, which is currently represented by Democrat Carolyn McCarthy. Lynbrook is also part of New York State Senate District 9, which is currently represented by Republican Dean Skelos. It's also part of the New York State 14th Assembly District, which is represented by Republican Robert Barra, who resides in Lynbrook. Long Island Rail Road service to the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn is available at the Lynbrook station located at the intersection of Sunrise Highway and Peninsula Boulevard.

History

The location of Lynbrook was originally called 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. 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. It is frequently called "Lynbrook, U.S.A.," in recognition of the fact that there is no other town in the United States with the same name.

Since 1911 Lynbrook has been served by the Lynbrook Police Department. The Department provides patrol services 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. The Chief of the Department is Joseph Neve.

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Schools

Lynbrook has seven public schools: -Lynbrook Kindergarten Center, Marion Street Elementary School, West End Elementary School, Waverly Park Elementary School, Lynbrook South Middle School, which is a 2007 National Blue Ribbon School, Lynbrook North Middle School, Lynbrook Senior High School (LHS). The District has a total enrollment of 3,140. Lynbrook's school mascot is the fighting owl.

In addition to public schools, Lynbrook also has a parochial school, Our Lady of Peace School. Located on Merrick Road, the school houses students from preschool to 8th grade.

Geography

Lynbrook is located at (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

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/sq mi (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 $62,373, and the median income for a family was $75,023. 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.

Trivia

Notable residents

Notable current and former residents of Lynbrook include:

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