Lake Success is a village in the Town of North Hempstead in Nassau County, on the North Shore of Long Island, in New York. The population was 2,828 at the 2020 census.
The Incorporated Village of 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 former home of Canon U.S.A., Inc. before it moved its corporate headquarters to Melville (in neighboring Suffolk County) in the early 21st century.
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 20th century for a home. The village was incorporated in 1927.
In 1939, the United States government bought a large tract between Marcus Avenue, Lakeville Road and Union Turnpike, to be the home to the Sperry Gyroscope Company which built a variety of maritime