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The hamlet once known as Forge was renamed Mastic in 1893, and like many other waterfront communities in the eastern Suffolk County, it had a flourishing duck farming industry beginning in 1918 until the 1960s. The Mastic area was first developed in 1922 by brothers Arthur and Warren Smadbeck, known as the “Henry Fords of Real Estate.” The Smadbecks sold lots in Mastic Park with a subscription to the Brooklyn Citizen, and many of the first homes and shops were built from the materials that came from nearby Camp Upton.

Local Area Information

Mastic is an unincorporated neighborhood and census-designated place (CDP) on the South Shore of Long Island, New York. It is part of the Town of Brookhaven, the most populous of the ten townships in Suffolk County. The hamlet is located on a neck of land known as Mastic Peninsula and shares it with the communities of Shirley to the west and Mastic Beach to the south. Mastic is bounded by Manorville and Moriches on the north and northeast, while the waters of the Forge River run along its southeastern shores.

Single-family homes, undeveloped vacant lots and many other property types constitute Mastic’s residential areas. There are new constructions, rentals — especially along Montauk Highway — accessory apartments, homes with pools and a number of waterfront properties with great water views of Forge River, West/East Millpond or Second Neck Creek.

Montauk Highway bisects the area and is lined with many shops, restaurants, service providers and other businesses. There are also commercial areas along Mastic Road, Herkimer Street, Wood and Patchogue Avenues as well as along and near the riverfront. Much of the community uses the 11950 ZIP code, while a small northeastern segment uses 11949.

Volunteer members of the Mastic Fire Department provide fire protection services to most neighborhoods, and the Manorville Fire Department covers much of the northern region. The Suffolk County Police Department’s 7th Precinct patrols the entire area along with the other communities in the eastern Brookhaven Town.

The hamlet is about 65 miles east of Midtown Manhattan in New York City and served by the Mastic-Shirley Station via the Montauk Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. Travel time to or from the city by car is about an hour and 48 minutes to two hours and 34 minutes via the Long Island Expressway or Southern State Parkway.

General Information

Township: Town of Brookhaven | Farmingville, New York

County: Suffolk County

Population: 15,404 (2020)

Classification: Hamlet, CDP

Chamber of Commerce: Chamber of Commerce of the Mastics & Shirley

LIRR Train Station/Schedule:
The LIRR serves Mastic via the Mastic-Shirley Station.
Travel time to Manhattan, Penn Station is about
1 hour 41 minutes to 1 hour 56 minutes.

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Water District
Suffolk County Water Authority

Gas Company(s)
PSEG Long Island
National Grid

Electric Company(s)
PSEG Long Island

Cable/ Phone/ TV/ Internet Provider(s)


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Beaches & Parks

The Forge River Marina facilities include boat slips, a boat ramp and pumpout boat. It is home to the Forge River Boat Club, and offers fishing, as well as seasonal and transient docking. Non-residents may also avail of the transient docking services at slightly higher fees than what Brookhaven Town residents are charged on an hourly, daily and weekly basis. The marina is located on Riviera Drive, at the east end of Wills Avenue.

Many parks and recreational facilities are near the Mastic area, such as in the adjoining community of Shirley. One of these is the Brookhaven Aquatic Center, located on Francis Landau Place. The center’s amenities include a public indoor swimming pool, basketball courts, and the modern facilities of the Brookhaven Skate Park.

The Schools

Most Mastic students attend the William Floyd Union Free School District, which has eight public schools. Elementary students residing in the northern section of the district go to Moriches Elementary School, while those in the southern area attend Nathaniel Woodhull Elementary School. Both of these schools feed into William Floyd Middle School, which in turn feeds into William Floyd High School.

The other district schools are William Floyd, Tangier Smith, and John S. Hobart Elementary Schools, as well as the William Paca Middle School. The district also provides alternative education programs through the William Floyd Learning Center and the Floyd Academy.

Students residing in the areas north of Grove Drive, and extending east to Barnes Road, attend the schools of the Eastport-South Manor Central School District.


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