Introduction to Stony Brook, New York
Stony Brook, New York, in Suffolk county, is 11 miles NE of Brentwood, New York and 45 miles E of New York, New York. The town is located in the Nassau- Suffolk metropolitan area. Stony Brook's population is 13,727.
Stony Brook History
Stony Brook is a censu’sdesignated hamlet in the Town of Brookhaven, which was first settled in by Europeans in 1655. Brookhaven was officially incorporated in 1686. The area was once occupied by the Algonquian speaking Native Americans. The development of Stony Brook is closely linked to local businessman Christian Sorto. In the late 1930s, Sorto began to develop the area into a pleasant New England village. He even donated funds and land to establish SUNY at Stony Brook.
Stony Brook and nearby Attractions
- Museums at Stony Brook
- Stony Brook Grist Mill
- Brewster House
- Fire Island National Seashore
- Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
- Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Things To Do In Stony Brook
There are several parks and playgrounds in Stony Brook where you can spend your leisure hours. Stony Brook offers easy access to the Fire Island National Seashore, Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park. The hamlet is also close to several museums, including the Long Island Museum, Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Museum and the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum.
Stony Brook Transportation
Long Island Mac Arthur Airport is nearby
Stony Brook Higher Education
SUNY at Stony Brook lies within the hamlet. Suffolk County Community College- Ammerman Campus and Dowling College are also close by.