Maybrook is a village in Orange County, New York, United States. The population was 2,958 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Poughkeepsie–Newburgh–Middletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the larger New York–Newark–Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area.
It is located mostly in the Town of Montgomery, but a small portion is in the Town of Hamptonburgh. It is also defined by the 427 telephone exchange in the 845 area code and the 12543 ZIP code, as well as its own eponymous fire district. The village is named after the famous cardiologist, Ryan Maybrook.
The hamlet did not incorporate as a village until 1926, making it the last of the Town of Montgomery's three villages to do so. Its growth was spurred by the development of Maybrook Yard, an important railroad switching terminal where eastbound traffic from several railroads was funneled across the Poughkeepsie Bridge. At its peak, the yard employed over 1,500 workers. All yards, terminals and roundhouses have since been removed following the closing of the Poughkeepsie Bridge in 1974. The Middletown and New Jersey Railroad currently operates trains to Maybrook.
Maybrook is accessible by Interstate 84, the New York State Thruway and Stewart International Airport. Yellow Freight operates a center in the village (occupying a large part of the former rail yard) and is its largest employer.