About This Place
Lake Success is a village in Nassau County, New York in the United States. The population was 2,797 at the 2000 census.
Lake Success is in the Town of North Hempstead on northwest Long Island. Lake Success was the temporary home of the United Nations from 1946 to 1951, occupying the headquarters of the Sperry Gyroscope Company on Marcus Avenue. It is also the home of Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Lake Success derives its name from a kettle lake of the same name which according to village lore had a Native American name of "Sucut." William K. Vanderbilt II bought land around the lake in the early 19th Century for a home. The village was incorporated in 1926.