Roslyn, New York

name = Roslyn
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other_name = Hempstead Harbor
category = Village
etymology = From the Scottish village of Roslincite web|last=Moger|first=Roy|title=About Roslyn|url=|publisher=Nassau County Library|accessdate=2008-07-02|quote=...the name Roslyn, said to have been proposed by Mr. Cairns because our valley reminded him of Roslin, Scotland, received the most votes and was subsequently approved by all]
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image_caption = Clock tower at Main Street and Old Northern Boulevard, one of Roslyn's best-known landmarks

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country = USA
state = New York
region = Long Island
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district = Nassau
district_type = County
municipality = Town of North Hempstead
location = Ellen J. Ward Memorial Clock Tower
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population = 2570| population_date = 2000
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established = 1643cite web|last=Sloam|first=Myrna|title=Timeline of Roslyn History|url=|publisher=Nassau County Library|date=2006|accessdate=2008-07-02]
established_type = Settled
established1 = 1932
established1_type = Incorporated
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mayor = John Durkin
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timezone = Eastern (EST) | utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT | utc_offset_DST = -4
postal_code_type = ZIP Code
postal_code = 11576
area_code = 516
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free = 36-63770| free_type = FIPS code
free1 = 0962929 |free1_type = GNIS feature ID

map_caption = Roslyn within Nassau County
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map1_caption = Location of Roslyn within New York
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Roslyn (/ROHZ-lin/) is a village in Nassau County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. As of the United States 2000 Census, the village population was 2,570. Roslyn was once called Hempstead Harbor, but its named changed to Roslyn on September 7, 1844 due to postal confusion regarding all the other "Hempsteads" in Long Island and their distance from each other. [ [ About Roslyn ] ]

The Village of Roslyn is at the eastern edge of the Town of North Hempstead.


Roslyn is located at coor dms|40|48|0|N|73|39|2|W|city (40.800100, -73.650573)GR|1.According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²), of which, 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) of it is land and 1.56% is water.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,570 people, 1,060 households, and 603 families residing in the village. The population density was 4,082.2 people per square mile (1,575.1/km²). There were 1,124 housing units at an average density of 1,785.4/sq mi (688.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 86.81% White, 2.33% African American, 0.08% Native American, 6.15% Asian, 2.02% from other races, and 2.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.34% of the population.

There were 1,060 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.1% were non-families. 37.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the village the population was spread out with 18.2% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 22.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 83.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $72,404, and the median income for a family was $101,622. Males had a median income of $65,156 versus $45,221 for females. The per capita income for the village was $47,166. About 1.3% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.

Greater Roslyn Area

In addition to the Village of Roslyn, the following villages and unincorporated areas are considered part of the Greater Roslyn area:

*East Hills
*Flower Hill
*Roslyn Estates
*Roslyn Harbor
*Roslyn Heights

Points of Interest in Greater Roslyn

*Nassau County Museum of Art, former estate of Childs Frick.
* [ Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center] , the only full service JCC on the North Shore. The JCC offers programming for newborns through frail elderly. The site include 13 classrooms, auditorium, 2 full court gymnasiums, an indoor olympic-size heated pool, lounge areas, a cafe and an outdoor playground.
*Cedarmere, estate of William Cullen Bryant.
*Main Street Historic District, earliest-developed part of Roslyn with many homes from early 19th century.
*Roslyn Village Historic District, the rest of the village core, along East Broadway. Some commercial and institutional properties, with more late 19th and early 20th-century architecture.

People associated with Roslyn

*Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of "The Secret Garden", "A Little Princess" and Little Lord Fauntleroy is buried in Roslyn Cemetery
*Michael Crichton, author Jurassic Park and creator ER, raised in Roslyn; went to Roslyn High School
*William Cullen Bryant lived in Roslyn; buried in Roslyn Cemetery
*Allison Danzig, sportswriter for The New York Times and author, lived in Roslyn
*Carolyn Gusoff lives in Roslyn
*Jeffrey Guterman lived in Roslyn
*Roman Hamrlik, National Hockey League Defenseman, lived in Roslyn when he played for the New York Islanders.
*Wendy Liebman, raised in Roslyn
*Clarence Mackay lived in Roslyn
*Chris Miller, cowriter of the screenplay for the film Animal House and author of short stories about his time at Dartmouth College on which the film is based
*Christopher Morley lived in Roslyn; buried in Roslyn Cemetery
*Darin Strauss, best-selling author, lived in Roslyn.
*Stephen Taber, United States Congressman from New York from 1865-1869; buried in Roslyn Cemetery.
*Frank Tassone, former school district superintendent who plead guilty to embezzlement from the school system
*Katarzyna Dolinska,contestant on "Americas Next Top Model" of Cycle 10, came in 5th
*Fred Wilpon, owner of the New York Mets
*Jeff Wilpon, COO of the New York Mets attended Roslyn High School and grew up in Roslyn
*Matthew Lippman, author of "The New Year of Yellow", taught at Roslyn High School. [ [ Interview with Matthew Lippman] ]
*Nas, famous East-Coast rapper, lived in Roslyn Heights' Summitt Community alongside former Slothbear drummer Ory Baum.
*Mike Breen NBA announcer, lived in Roslyn
*Notorious B.I.G. rapper, spent a good portion of his childhood in Roslyn Heights' summitt community

ee also

*Roslyn (LIRR station)


External links

* [ Roslyn, New York]

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