Stony Brook is a hamlet within the town of Brookhaven, which is located on the north shore of Long Island, New York. Locally, Stony Brook is referred to as a village, though it has never officially been incorporated. There are about 13,740 residents in Stony Brook, which is a primarily residential community in the style of a traditional New England village.
There are several notable sites in Stony Brook, including Stony Brook University’s main campus, the Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages, and the Stony Brook Village Center. Over the past decade, there has been significant growth in Stony Brook, which has prompted expansion within the highly ranked Three Village Central School District.