Lindenhurst, New York

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Lindenhurst is a village in Suffolk County, New York, on the southern shore of Long Island in the Town of Babylon. The population was 27,819 at the 2000 census; the 2006 estimate found approximately 28,000 residents.[citation needed] It is the 4th most populous village in New York State.



Lindenhurst is located at 40°41′7″N 73°22′20″W / 40.68528°N 73.37222°W / 40.68528; -73.37222 (40.685400, -73.372228)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 10.0km² (3.8 sq mi). 9.7 km² (3.8 sq mi) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 sq mi) of it (1.57%) is water.


The village was originally named Breslau because the town's original German settlers were from the city of Breslau in Silesia. The town was founded in 1873, and renamed Lindenhurst in 1891.


Several sympathizers of the German Bund were located in Lindenhurst. In the mid-to-late 1930s, the German American Bund made its appearance. Carl Bergler became treasurer of the Lindenhurst Unit of the Bund in 1938 and funds were deposited in the First National Bank of Lindenhurst for the account of Efdende. This was the phonetic spelling of the Friends of the New Germany, the predecessor of the German-American Bund. Bregler became leader of the Lindenhurst Unit and he continued in that capacity until the Bund was dissolved. [2]

Notable people from Lindenhurst

Pat Benatar grew up in Lindenhurst and attended Lindenhurst High School. Dan Lauria, who played the role of the father from The Wonder Years also resided in Lindenhurst. Joy Behar of The View was once a teacher at Lindenhurst High School. Hal Hartley, a film director, also is a Lindenhurst native. Top international model Linda Morand was born in Lindenhurst. Famous game show host Jack Barry grew up in Lindenhurst and was valedictorian at Lindenhurst High School.[3]

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