Lynbrook is a village in Nassau County, New York, USA. The population was 19,427 at the 2010 census. The Incorporated Village of Lynbrook is inside the Town of Hempstead. The Village of Lynbrook's current mayor is William Hendrick.
Lynbrook is part of New York's 4th congressional district, which is currently represented by Democrat Kathleen M. Rice. Lynbrook is also part of New York State Senate District 9, which is currently represented by Republican Dean Skelos. It is also part of the New York State 14th Assembly District, which is represented by Republican Brian F. Curran, who resides in Lynbrook. Long Island Rail Road service to the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn is available at the Lynbrook station located off Sunrise Highway between Peninsula Boulevard and Broadway. There is also the Westwood station located off Whitehall Street that provides service to the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn.
The area currently known as Lynbrook had other names, including Rechquaakie (originally), Near Rockaway, Parson's Corners, and Bloomfield. It was later named Pearsall's Corners, after Mr. Pearsall's General Store because this store became a famous stage coach stop for travelers coming from New York City to Long Island. Alternately, it was called "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.
Since 1912, Lynbrook has been served by the Lynbrook Police Department. The Department provides police services 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. The Chief of the Department is Joseph Neve. Since 1879, the Lynbrook Volunteer Fire Department has served Lynbrook. The department has 6 firehouses around Lynbrook. The Chief of the Department is Edward J. Hynes. Lynbrook is also served by its own Department of Public Works who provides sanitation management. The Superintendent is Phil Healey.
The pertinent geography by Walter Greenspan, Nassau historian:
Lynbrook -- or Brooklyn spelled inside-out -- is a village (incorporated in 1911) in the central part of the Town of Hempstead, Nassau County. There are 22 villages and 36 hamlets (unincorporated areas) all or partly within the Town of Hempstead. There are 2 cities and 3 towns in Nassau County. (I'm including after my name a NYS Geographic Glossary with the NYS definitions of county, city, town, village, hamlet and postal zone.)
Beginning on its northern border and proceeding clockwise: The Village of Lynbrook is bordered on the north by the Village of Malverne and the Hamlet of North Lynbrook; on the east by the Hamlet of Lakeview and the Village of Rockville Centre; on the south by the Village of East Rockaway and the Hamlet of Hewlett; and, on the west by the Village of Valley Stream.
And, as occurs in all but one of Nassau County's 136 communities (2 cities, 64 villages and 70 hamlets), the Village of Lynbrook has a different border than does the "Lynbrook, NY 11563" postal zone (i.e., a place can have a Lynbrook mailing address and not be in Lynbrook and a place can be in Lynbrook and have other than a Lynbrook mailing address).