Roslyn, Long Island
Roslyn is an incorporated village located in Nassau County, on the North Shore of Long Island, New York. It is at the eastern edge of the Town of North Hempstead. As of the 2000 census, there were 2,570 people, 1,060 households, and 603 families residing in the area. 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 and only $45,221 for females. The latitude of Roslyn is 40.799N. The longitude is -73.651W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 46 feet.
The community was named for Roslin Castle in Scotland. The former and merged names include Hempstead Harbor. On September 7th, 1844, the name was changed to Roslyn due to postal confusion regarding all the other “Hempsteads” in Long Island and their distance from each other. Many estates were sold and subdivided for residential development in 1930s. Clarence Mackay also constructed one of the great mansions here, on Harbor Hill, bringing in trainloads of dirt to ensure a high vantage point. According to the famous researchers in New York, there were no registered sex offenders living in Roslyn in early 2007 which make it a very safe to live here.
Well-known residents in Roslyn include William Cullen Bryant (poet), Michael Crichton (writer), Darin Strauss (best-selling author), Fred Wilpon (owner of the New York Mets), and Michael Crichton (author). The racial-makeup of the village comprises of 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. Most of its resident’s ancestries were Italian, Irish, Russian, Polish, and German. The community is served by Roslyn Union Free School District including all part of East Hills, Flower Hill, Greenvale, Roslyn Estates, Roslyn Harbor, and Roslyn Heights. The district has five schools; the Heights School, East Hills School, Harbor Hill School, Roslyn Middle School, and Roslyn High School.
The Bryant Library is a lively much used and well loved institution. It is in keeping with the times despite being is such a lovely old village. All facilities are available online even when it is closed. There are over a hundred historic sites within the Village and many of the homes and buildings are apart of the Landmark Society tours of private landmark homes. The Nassau County Museum of Art offers workshops that help teachers develop strategies for using the Museum and its resources in order to enhance their classroom curriculum in all subject areas. It also has a permanent collection that contains over 600 works of art representing both 19th and 20th century European and American artists. Dining in the Village is an experience you will never forget. With over 21 restaurants in one square mile area, a large number of them on the Old Northern Boulevard, you can come back to the Village over and over again for a various and enjoyable dining experience. Roslyn restaurants boast of cuisine from Mexican to Thai, from Italian to Seafood, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Continental, American and more.