Bayville, New York

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The Village of Bayville, often referred to as Pine Island, is located within the Town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York, United States. The population was 7,135 at the 2000 census. The village was incorporated in 1919.[1] Bayville has its own post office and zip code.

Bayville was a popular tourist destination in the early 20th century, featuring a sandy beach and an entertainment "casino" with dining, dancing and lawn bowling. Historically Bayville was known for its production of The Pine Island Oyster.

Bayville has traditionally been served with rail service to New York City through the Locust Valley Station of the Long Island Railroad, and its children attend the Locust Valley Schools. Bayville is connected to the main body of Long Island by a beautiful stone draw bridge erected in 1922 and refurbished in 1938.

During the 1960s Bayville became a center of statewide controversy when then Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller announced his plan to build a bridge connecting Nassau County to either Westchester County or Connecticut, using Bayville as the stepping-off point of the southern side of the bridge. Local residents resisted the idea and eventually defeated it, utilizing the Federal Wetlands Protection Act as their principal weapon. Even the Governor's sister, then a resident of nearby Mill Neck, privately supported the defeat of the bridge plan.

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Geography

Bayville is located at 40°54′26″N 73°33′26″W / 40.90722°N 73.55722°W / 40.90722; -73.55722 (40.907277, -73.557131)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²), of which, 1.4 square miles (3.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (3.42%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 7,135 people, 2,566 households, and 1,906 families residing in the village. The population density was 5,065.7 people per square mile (1,953.8/km²). There were 2,683 housing units at an average density of 1,904.9/sq mi (734.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.01% White, 0.31% African American, 0.24% Native American, 1.64% Asian, 1.08% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.82% of the population.

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