Island Park, New York
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|Island Park, New York|
|Incorporated Village of Island Park|
|Motto: The Little town than Can|
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
|• Mayor||Michael G. McGinty|
|• Deputy Mayor||
Stephen G. D'Esposito Trustees Irene Naudus Joseph AnnarellaMatthew Paccione
|• Total||0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)|
|• Land||0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||0 ft (0 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||(EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0953828|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), of which, 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.
The village of Island Park is part of the Outer Barrier of Long Island and is bordered on the west by a man-made canal running parallel to Suffolk Road. Its north, east, and southern border is delineated by the rails of the Long Beach Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. The Island Park LIRR station provides commuters with a direct link to New York City.
Even though it is an Island itself, Island Park is situated in the Long Island section of New York.
Government and politics
The mayor is Michael G. McGinty of the Unity Party.
As of the census of 2010, there were 4,655 people, 1,603 households, and 1,133 families residing in the village. The population density was 12,865.7 people per square mile (4,937.9/km²). There were 1,715 housing units. The median home value was $421,600. The racial makeup of the village was 83.4% White, 1.9% African American, 0.2% Native American, 2.5% Asian, 9.2% from other races. 2.8% were from two or more races. 26.5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 1,685 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.17.
In the village the population was spread out with 22.1% aged 19 and under, 6.1% from 20 to 24, 33.6% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.8 years. Female population was 51.1% and male population was 49.9%.
The median income for a household in the village was $62,500, and the median income for a family was $86,765. Males had a median income of $45,341 versus $45,816 for the female population per capita income. The per capita for the village was $28,149. 8.6% of the population and 8.1% of families were below the poverty line. 9.8% of those people were under the age of 18 and 11.1% were 65 and older.
The Island Park Union Free School District provides education to all children in the Village of Island Park, and the children of the hamlets of Harbor Isle, NY and Barnum Island. Grades K-4 attend the Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School, and grades 5-8 attend Lincoln Orens Middle School. For high school, Island Park Students have the choice of attending Long Beach High School or West Hempstead High School.
Dept of Beach & Recreation Facilities
- Masone Beach (June 28th - Labor Day 9am-6pm)
- Mayor George Landgraf Playground (9am-9pm)
- Village Hall Park (6am-10pm)
- Mayor Jacqueline Papatsos Passage Park (6am-10pm)
- Arlington Walk (6am-10pm)
- American Legion Triangle (6am-10pm)
- Fire Department Triangle
- Caroline Previdi Playground,Basketball Courts, Hand Ball Courts, Boccie Ball Court,
D`amato Splash Park,etc. @ Masone Beach (June 28th - Labor Day 9am-6pm)
- Little Beach* (Closed see below)
- Alfred G. Riehl Park (6am-10pm)
-Please Note Beach Tags are required by law for the use of Landgraf Park, Masone Beach and the Caroline Previdi Playground, and Little Beach. They can be purchased at the village hall or beach office and are checked ether by seasonal beach employees daily or by code enforcement officers on the off season.
- Little Beach Facility closed indefinitely due to unsafe conditions, lack of sand due to erosion and unkempt park house.Village awaiting redevelopment plan from army corps and or DEC. Trespassing is not allowed and unlawful.For a beach experience please use Masone beach.
Notable residents and active residents
- Raymond Kelly - Former New York City Police Commissioner
- Al D'Amato - United States Senator from New York from 1981 to 1999 grew up and lived in Island Park as Senator 
- Anthony Bitetto - Professional Hockey Player for Nashville Predators http://predators.nhl.com/club/player.htm?id=8475868