Lynbrook Chamber of Commerce
"Working Hand in Hand to Build a Better Community"
The wonderful Village of Lynbrook covers two square miles in the center of Nassau County and enjoys 19,500 residents, and nearly 1,100 businesses. Lynbrook is centrally located to Long Islands beautiful south shore and its beaches. The straight distance between Lynbrook, NY and Long Beach, NY is 4.64786 mi, but the driving distance is 6 mi. It takes only about 16 minutes to go from Lynbrook, New York to the sunny beaches of Long Island’s South Shore.
The average commute into work from Lynbrook is only about 36 minutes according to the US Census Bureau. The Long Island Rail Road service to the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn is available at the Lynbrook train station located off Sunrise Highway between Peninsula Boulevard and Broadway. It is approximately a 35 minute commute into Manhattan which is only 18 miles away. This short LIRR commute into the city from Lynbrook attracts professionals looking for small town charm to raise a family with a reasonable short commute into NY City to work. In addition Lynbrook is only 6 miles from Kennedy International Airport and only 13 miles from La Guardia Airport. Lynbrook truly offers it’s residents the best of both worlds!
How did Lynbrook get its name?
The area currently known as Lynbrook had other names, including Rechquaakie (originally), Near Rockaway, Parson's Corners, and Bloomfield was originally named Pearsall's Corners, after Mr. Pearsall's General Store. Pearsall's General was a famous stage coach stop for travelers coming from New York City to Long Island. Eventually it became known as the "Five Corners" because the stage coach stop was at the crossing of Hempstead Avenue, Merrick Road, and Broadway. It became known as Lynbrook in 1894 and the village was incorporated in 1911. The name "Lynbrook" is derived by dividing "Brooklyn" into its syllables and transposing them, a tribute to the original home of many of the town's turn-of-the-century residents.