Roslyn is a village in Nassau County, New York, on the North Shore of Long Island. Roslyn was once called Hempstead Harbor, but its name changed to Roslyn on September 7, 1844 due to postal confusion regarding all the other "Hempsteads" scattered about Long Island. The Village of Roslyn is at the eastern edge of the Town of North Hempstead.
Points of interest
- Nassau County Museum of Art, former estate of Childs Frick.
- Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center, the only full service JCC on the North Shore. The JCC offers programming for newborns through frail elderly. The site include 13 classrooms, auditorium, 2 full court gymnasiums, an indoor olympic-size heated pool, lounge areas, a cafe and an outdoor playground.
- Cedarmere, estate of William Cullen Bryant.
- Main Street Historic District, earliest-developed part of Roslyn with many homes from early 19th century.
- Roslyn Village Historic District, the rest of the village core, along East Broadway. Some commercial and institutional properties, with more late 19th and early 20th-century architecture.
- Rescue Hook & Ladder Company No. 1 Firehouse, on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Trinity Church Complex (Roslyn, New York), also on the National Register of Historic Places.