Long Island: Lynbrook
Lynbrook is a village located in Nassau County, Long Island, New York. The village is part of the Town of Hempstead. As of the 2010 census, there were 19,427 people, 7,057 households, and 4,966 families residing in the area. The median income for a household in the village was $86,787, and the median income for a family was $107,719. Males had a median income of $62,931 and $54,027 for females. The latitude of Lynbrook is 40.654N. The longitude is -73.672W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 20 feet.
The location of Lynbrook was originally called Bloomfield. It was later named Pearsall’s Corner, after the general store. The community name was derived by exchanging the two syllables of Brooklyn, a tribute to the original home of many of the town’s turn-of-the-century residents. 13% of Lynbrook residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. The village has its own fire department and paid police department which has been serving the community since 1911. It’s a very safe place to live and visit with a lesser number of murders and homicides compared to other towns in New York. The violent crime rate is 0.8 per 1,000 people.
The village has more than 40 restaurants, many stores, a movie theater, several hotels, and three assisted living homes. A library as well as several houses of worship are located throughout the area. Local government funding for the local library system in fiscal years 2001-2002 was above the national average. It has also several small parks and one large park; the Greis Park, the famous park of the entire area which has a pool, recreation center and roller hockey rink. There are lots of recreational activities to happen in the village such as Lynbrook Little League, Lynbrook-East Rockaway Soccer, Lynbrook Titans Lacrosse, Lynbrook Flag Football, Lynbrook Roller Hockey, Girls Softball, and Adult Softball.
Among Lynbrooks’ seasonal events is a weekly showing of antique cars which usually happens from June to August. It has also its own television station; the Cablevision channel 20 and on Verizon FIOS Channels 33 and 34 respectively. Lynbrook has seven public schools namely Lynbrook Kindergarten Center, Marion Street Elementary School, West End Elementary School, Waverly Park Elementary School, Lynbrook South Middle School, Lynbrook North Middle School, Lynbrook High School (LHS).