Lynbrook, New York

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Lynbrook, New York
settlement_type = Village
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subdivision_type = Country
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subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = New York
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Nassau
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leader_name = Brian Curran
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timezone = Eastern (EST)
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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.


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.

To see photos of Lynbrook over the years go to [] or [] and click on "Old Lynbrook photos" under Menu (on the left side).Or for history about Lynbrook/East Rockaway go to [] .


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.


Lynbrook is located at coor dms|40|39|30|N|73|40|22|W|city (40.658197, -73.672784)GR|1.

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


As of the censusGR|2 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.


*The sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond" took place in Lynbrook.
*Richard "Mandingo" Alvarez former WWE Intercontinental Champion resides in Lynbrook.
*"Pardon the Interruption" co-host, Tony Kornheiser was raised in Lynbrook.
* In a "Seinfeld" episode, the gang mention going to a mall in Lynbrook; there is no mall in Lynbrook, but Green Acres Mall is very close in nearby Valley Stream.
*Lynbrook's Train Land was prominently featured in "The Sopranos" episode The Blue Comet, on June 3, 2007.
*Lynbrook High School's Varsity Football Team in 1992 won the first ever Long Island Football Championship.
*Lynbrook Tumblers is the official Lynbrook Fire Department old fashioned racing team.
*Henri Charpentier (inventor of the Crepe Suzette) owned Henri's Restaurant in Lynbrook during the early 1900s.
*President Woodrow Wilson dined at Henri's Restaurant.
*Merrick Road was originally a Native American trail that lead from present day NYC to Montuak.

Notable residents

Notable current and former residents of Lynbrook include:
*Whittaker Chambers (1901-1961), "Time" magazine editor and repentant communist who was raised in Lynbrook and lived here as an adult. [Vinciguerra, Thomas. [ "Ghosts Rest at Whittaker Chambers Home "] , "The New York Times", March 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."]
*Bob "Captain Kangaroo" Keeshan was born in Lynbrook.


External links

* [ Lynbrook official website]
* [ Lynbrook Public Schools homepage]
*The Lynbrook High School Boys Varsity Soccer Team won their [ playoff game] against Garden City on Oct. 30, 2006.
*Lynbrook High School was in the Nassau County Conference III [ varsity foorball] Championship on 11-17-06.
* [ Blog for Lynbrook's early 20th century movie theater]
* [ Lynbrook History]
* [ More Lynbrook History]
* [ The Lynbrook PBA]
* [ Lynbrook Fire Department]

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