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Long Island: Syosset

Syosset MapSyosset is a hamlet and census-designated place located in Nassau County, within the Town of Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York. The area is just west of Woodbury.

As of 2010 census, there were 18,829 people, 6,127 households and 5,357 families residing in the CDP. The median income for a household in the CDP was $132,435 and the median income for a family was $143,705. Males had a median income of $96,866 and just $72,901 for females. The latitude of Syosset is 40.826N. The longitude is -73.502W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 217 feet. ZIP codes 11773, 11791

Syosset Welcome SignA sign welcomes visitors and residents to Syosset, a hamlet in Nassau County on the North Shore of Long Island.

Community Church of SyossetCommunity Church of Syosset. The United Church of Christ runs a full-service nursery school in the Christian Education Building educating children ages 2-5. Also provides a summer camp. In 2011 the church celebrated its 150th year.

Syosset Community Park Syosset-Woodbury Community Park Little League field, a multi-use turf field.

Syosset High SchoolSyosset High School, located on Southwoods Road is the only high school for residents of the Syosset Central School District.

The community name may derive from Indian term for “place in the pines”. The former and merged names include Little East Woods. The notable residents and politicians living in such a great place like Syosset are current Nassau County Presiding Officer Judy Jacobs, Hollywood actress Natalie Portman, and NHL player Richard Park. The LIRR in Syosset has implemented physical and operational solutions. Among the changes are installations of platform gap lighting and camera surveillance systems, shifted platforms, using platform conductors to monitor train boarding, and instructing of crews to announce the gap at the station and to assist passengers. More improvements including changing railroad operation standards and the viable use of retractable gap filters.

IMG_3137A sign welcomes visitors and residents to Syosset’s downtown neighborhood. Syosset’s downtown was built around the train station.

SyossetA view of Syosset’s downtown neighborhood facing south on or near Jackson Avenue.

IMG_3133A flag commemorates Memorial Day in Syosset’s downtown neighborhood at Jackson Avenue and Railroad.

Syosset has a Chamber of Commerce and a highly regarded school district. It serves the inhabitants of the community and also serves the hamlet of Woodbury and parts of Plainview and Jericho. The Syosset Central School District operates ten schools with only one high school, two middle schools, and seven elementary schools such as Walt Whitman, Baylis, Willits, Village, Robbins Lane, Berry Hill, and South Grove. The town is known for their competitive schools and quality education.

SyossetA sign welcoming drivers to Syosset also informs of local and state laws.

Syosset School ScoreboardScoreboard for the Syosset Youth Football and Cheerleading league, children ages 5-12.

SyossetSouth Woods Middle SchoolSyosset SouthWoods Middle School, 99 Pell Lane.

The Syosset High School and Harry B. Thompson Middle School were recognized as a U. S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. The Our Lady of Mercy Academy is a Catholic College preparatory school for young women that provides a comprehensive education permeated with the charism of Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy. As of 2006, it approximated of 6,800 students were enrolled in the district and getting higher as before.

SyossetThe Jackson Avenue Community Garden across from Jackson Avenue, created to add color and beauty to Syosset.

Syosset Stillwell Woods ParkSyosset’s Stillwell Woods Park, a county-owned park offering visitors horseback riding, athletic fields, model-airplane flying and mountain biking.

Syosset Woodlands Golf CourseThe Honorable Joseph Colby Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course is a 121 acre, 18-hole, par 70, championship golf course.

Syosset School AdminSouthWoods Middle School Administration Building.

Syosset has also many eateries, houses of worship and professional businesses including real estate. The median home price in Syosset was $589,383 in 2012. The Syosset-Woodbury Community Park in Woodbury is the famous tourist attraction in the area that offers many recreational activities such as swimming pools, an ice rink, playground, and lots of more.

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