Long Island: Roslyn


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 2010 census, there were 2,770 people, 1,193 households, and 628 families residing in the area. The median income for a household in the village was $90,139, and the median income for a family was $136,500. The latitude of Roslyn is 40.799N. The longitude is -73.651W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 46 feet.

St Francis HospitalSt. Francis Hospital, well known as The Heart Center, has top doctors for cardiac care and has been listed in the New York Magazine Best Doctors list for years. It is located on Port Washington Boulevard in the Flower Hill section of Roslyn.

Roslyn Fire Station 2Roslyn Hook and Ladder Company Number 1, Fire Station 2.

Peter Langone and Thomas Langone Firefighter Peter Langone, 41 and Police Officer Thomas Langone, 39 died as heroes and American patriots on September 11, 2001.

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 his great mansions here, on Harbor Hill, bringing in trainloads of dirt to ensure a high vantage point. According to research on New York State, there were no registered sex offenders living in Roslyn in early 2007 making it a safe place to live.

Roslyn High SchoolRoslyn High School, at 475 Round Hill Road, is the only high school in the Roslyn Union Free School District.

Roslyn High School BleachersEntrance to the field and bleachers at Roslyn High School.

Roslyn High School Football FieldThe football field at Roslyn High School.

The community is served by Roslyn Union Free School District including 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. 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.

Flagpole Dedication Roslyn Schools CentennialA Flagpole Dedication Marks Roslyn Schools Centennial Anniversary held on Wednesday, December 1, 2004.

Man on Horseback, 1984Man on Horseback, 1984, by Fernando Botero, Bronze, Nassau County Museum of Art Sculpture Park.

Joan Saltzman Fine Art BuildingThe Arnold and Joan Saltzman Fine Art building at the Nassau County Museum of Art.

The Bryant Library of Roslyn is a lively much used and well loved institution. It is in keeping with the times despite being 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.

Nassau County Museum of Art Welcome SignA sign welcomes visitors to the Nassau County Museum of Art, on the North Shore of Long Island.

Moonlight Goddess, ca. 1960Moonlight Goddess, ca. 1960, Bronze, Nassau County Museum of Art Sculpture Park.

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 20 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.

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