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CHABAD CENTERS IN MELVILLE,
Chabad of Huntington
464 Old Country Road
Melville, NY 11747 USA
Rabbi Asher Vaisfiche, Director
Mrs. Miriam Vaisfiche, Co-director
Last updated on: October 22, 2006
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Melville is a
census-designated place in the
Suffolk County on
Long Island, New York, in the United States. As
of the 2000 census, 14,533 people resided there.
It is directly east of the county
Nassau County, New York. The
Long Island Expressway (LIE) and
Northern State Parkway, two of the country's
busiest highways and major points of entry in and
out of New York City, pass through Melville.
Melville is located immediately off of Exit 49 of
New York State Route 110 runs through the center
Melville is home to the U.S.
headquarters of several national and international
MSC Industrial Direct,
Allion Healthcare, the Italian-food chain
Sbarro, the medical and dental supply
Bouchard Transportation and global staffing
Adecco (US Headquarters). In addition,
significant operations of Manhattan-based
Estée Lauder are conducted there. Melville is
also the host of operations for many Fortune 500
companies. These headquarters and many other
corporate and industrial centers are found on or
near Route 110, which runs north to south through
North Amityville, and
Sbarro's headquarters are located in Melville.
Swiss International Air Lines's North American
headquarters moved from Melville to
Town of Hempstead. The facility, the former
Swissair North American headquarter site, was
completed in 1995. Swissair intended to own, instead
of lease, its headquarters site. It enlisted
Richard Meier to design the Melville facility.
Melville was also the global headquarters of
Gentiva Health Services from its 1999 founding
until its 2006 relocation to
Canon USA started construction of their new
corporate headquarters on land previously occupied
by a 52-acre (210,000 m2) pumpkin farm.
The site is located on the South West corner of the
intersection of Walt Whitman Road and the south
service road of the Long Island Expressway. The
current Canon USA headquarters is located in
The Long Island newspaper
Newsday is published in Melville.
The independent television
WLNY-TV broadcasts from Melville.
The area was known to the native
Americans as Sunsquams. In the 17th century it was
known as Samuel Ketcham's Valley, named for a local
resident. Afterwards it was known as Sweet Hollow.
This name was replaced by Melville in school records
in 1854. There is some debate as to the origin of
the Melville name. It may be derived from the Latin
for honey (the area had an abundance of
honey bees and this may have also been the
origin of the previous Sweet Hollow name). It should
also be noted that the author
Herman Melville was being published around this
church was built in Melville in 1829 at the
northeast corner of Old Country and Sweet Hollow
Roads. In 1977 the church was moved 1-mile (1.6 km)
to the West.The church was in continuous use until
1930. It reopened in 1944 for the funeral of Edward
Baylis and has been in use since then.
In 1909 a trolley line to
Huntington was established. This was an extension of
the Huntington Trolley Spur and went as far south as
Amityville and had a connection to
Babylon.There were six fare zones, one of which
was the Duryea Farm at Melville.The line was shut
down a decade later after farmers complained that
noise from the trolley frightened their animals.
Buses provided transportation after the trolley line
closed. The growing use of private cars also reduced
demand for the trolley line.
In May of 2011, construction
commenced for the replacement of the Northern State
Parkway bridge over Route 110. The original bridge
is 63 years old. The project was budgeted for
$56,000,000 and is expected to be completed in
winter of 2013 and 2014.
Long Island's tallest point is
Jayne's Hill near Melville, with an elevation of
400.9 feet (122.2 m) above sea level.
Melville is located at
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total
area of 29.3 km² (11.3 mi²), none of which is water.
As of the
census of 2000, there were 14,533 people, 4,930
households, and 3,993 families residing in the CDP.
population density was 1,284.0 per square mile
(495.7/km²). There were 5,141 housing units at an
average density of 454.2/sq mi (175.3/km²). The
racial makeup of the CDP was 89.93%
Native American, 5.42%
Pacific Islander, 1.04% from
other races, and 1.44% from two or more races.
Latino of any race were 3.72% of the population.
There were 4,930 households out
of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18
living with them, 72.2% were married couples living
together, 6.6% had a female householder with no
husband present, and 19.0% were non-families. 15.7%
of all households were made up of individuals and
6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of
age or older. The average household size was 2.88
and the average family size was 3.23.
In the CDP the population was
spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 5.3% from
18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64,
and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The
median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there
were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and
over, there were 91.9 males.
The median income for a
household in the CDP was $112,527, and the median
income for a family was $130,881. Males had a median
income of $92,972 versus $73,495 for females. The
per capita income for the CDP was $64,053. About
3.0% of families and 4.0% of the population were
poverty line, including 5.2% of those under age
18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over. The median
house price in Melville as of 2007 is about
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