New Hyde Park, New York

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New Hyde Park, New York
Village
Village of New Hyde Park
Sunset in New Hyde Park
Sunset in New Hyde Park
Motto: "A Great Place to Live"
U.S. Census Map
U.S. Census Map
New Hyde Park, New York is located in New York
New Hyde Park, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°43′56″N 73°41′5″W / 40.73222°N 73.68472°W / 40.73222; -73.68472Coordinates: 40°43′56″N 73°41′5″W / 40.73222°N 73.68472°W / 40.73222; -73.68472
Country United States
State New York
County Nassau County
Town Hempstead and North Hempstead
Settled 1800s
Incorporated 1927
Government
 • Mayor Robert A Lofaro
Area
 • Total 0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 • Land 0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 105 ft (32 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 9,712
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 11040-11099
Area code(s) 516
FIPS code 36-50397
GNIS feature ID 0958423
Website www.vnhp.org

New Hyde Park is an area that includes the Village of New Hyde Park in Nassau County, Long Island, New York, United States, as well as surrounding unincorporated areas located in Nassau and Queens counties. The place name, New Hyde Park, and its postal codes, 11040-11099, are used to serve all of these areas.

The incorporated Village of New Hyde Park is located in both the Town of Hempstead and the Town of North Hempstead.

The population of the Village of New Hyde Park was 9,712 at the 2010 census.  Because of its close proximity and relatively short commute to Manhattan, it is primarily a commuter town with over 75% of the land used for single family residences, but also has warehouses near the Long Island Rail Road station and retail districts along Jericho Turnpike.

History[edit]

Thomas Dongan, the fourth royal governor of New York, was granted an 800 acre parcel of land in 1683 that included New Hyde Park. It was known as "Dongan's Farm." Dongan built a mansion on what is now Lakeville Road. In 1691 Dongan fled to New England and then Ireland, as King James II and his Catholic forces failed to regain power in England and Ireland.[1][2][3]

In 1715, Dongan's estate was sold to George Clarke (who was Secretary of the Provence of New York). He named it Hyde Park in honor of his wife, Ann Hyde. Clarke sold the property in 1783 and in the early 19th century is was parceled up and sold as farm land. Raising cattle was a chief agricultural enterprise from Dongan's time until the mid-19th century, when cattle farming in the expanding American West forced the farmers into other pursuits.[1][2]

When a post office opened in 1871, the name was changed from Hyde Park to New Hyde Park to avoid confusion with the upstate Hyde Park.[1]

The village was incorporated in 1927.

Industry[edit]

New Hyde Park was home to Techem, Inc. which manufactured acid-based chromium, cadmium,cyanide, nickel, and zinc electroplating solutions from 1973 to 1994.[4]

Stock Drive Products and Sterling Instrument machine and manufacture more than 130,000 kinds of mechanical components. Customers include Boeing Satellite Systems, Hamilton Sundstrand, Raytheon Systems, Flir and Israel Aerospace. The companies are owned by Designatronics Inc.[5]

Geography of the village[edit]

New Hyde Park is located at 40°43′56″N 73°41′05″W / 40.732241°N 73.684593°W / 40.732241; -73.684593.[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all of it being land.

The incorporated Village of New Hyde Park lies both in the Town of Hempstead and the Town of North Hempstead in Nassau County, with Jericho Turnpike being the border between the two. Unincorporated areas of New Hyde Park lie in the Town of North Hempstead in Nassau County with small portions located in Queens County.

Referred to by residents as New Hyde Park, the census-designated place (CDP) of North New Hyde Park also lies in the Town of North Hempstead, with small areas crossing over the county border into Queens. It also uses the New Hyde Park postal code, 11040.

Incorporated New Hyde Park borders on the villages of Floral Park, Stewart Manor, and Garden City. Including unincorporated New Hyde Park, the village also borders the unincorporated areas of Floral Park Centre and North New Hyde Park, both situated in the Town of North Hempstead.

Village government[edit]

The village has a mayor-council form of government with a Mayor and four trustees, known collectively as the Board of Trustees. They are elected to serve a four-year term. The current Mayor is Robert A Lofaro. The current board is Deputy Mayor Lawrence J Montreuil, Trustee Richard A. Coppola Jr., Trustee Donald Barbieri, and Trustee Donna Squicciarino.

Education[edit]

New Hyde Park has schools in the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District, Sewanhaka Central High School District (which includes New Hyde Park Memorial High School, Sewanhaka High School, Elmont School District, H. Frank Carey High School, and Floral Park Memorial High School), Herricks Union Free School District, and the residents of the Parkville section of town (generally north of Hillside Avenue and west of New Hyde Park Road) are assigned to the Great Neck School District.

New Hyde Park Road Elementary School

Demographics[edit]

2010 Census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2010, there were 9,712 people, 3,290 households, and 2,569 families residing in the village. The population density was 11,281.8 people per square mile (4,377.2/km2). There were 3,353 housing units at an average density of 3,972.3/sq mi (1,541.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 58.1% Non-Hispanic White, 1.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 26.0% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.5% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.2% of the population

There were 3,290 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.0% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.9% were non-families. 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the village the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $161,585, and the median income for a family was $172,384. Males had a median income of $150,066 versus $138,393 for females. The per capita income for the village was $124,771. About 2.4% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.

2000 Census[edit]

Per the census[7] of 2000, there were 9,523 people, 3,290 households, and 2,569 families residing in the village. The population density was 11,281.8 people per square mile (4,377.2/km2). There were 3,353 housing units at an average density of 3,972.3/sq mi (1,541.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 82.01% White, 0.57% African American, 0.07% Native American, 13.40% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.59% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races.

The median income for a household in the village was $61,585, and the median income for a family was $72,384. Males had a median income of $50,066 versus $38,393 for females. The per capita income for the village was $24,771. About 2.4% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.

Greater New Hyde Park[edit]

In addition to the Village of New Hyde Park, the New Hyde Park 11040 zip code includes unincorporated New Hyde Park, North New Hyde Park, Garden City Park, Herricks, Manhasset Hills and Lakeville Estates - all unincorporated areas of the Town of North Hempstead in Nassau County. In addition, a small section of the New Hyde Park postal zone extends into the village of North Hills, also in Nassau County. Finally, a small area of Queens is provided mail service by the New Hyde Park 11040 post office.

The Village of New Hyde Park, along with the aforementioned areas encompassing the New Hyde Park 11040 zip code located in Nassau County, are patrolled by the Nassau County Police Department. Smaller areas lying in Queens are patrolled by the New York Police Department.

The New Hyde Park Fire District, Garden City Park Water and Fire District, and Manhasset-Lakeville Fire District provide fire protection for various portions of the New Hyde Park 11040 postal zone located in Nassau County.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Aronson, Harvey, ed. Home Town Long Island. (Newsday, 1999). ISBN 1-885134-21-5.
  2. ^ a b Weidman, Bette S. and Linda B. Martin. Nassau County Long Island In Early Photographs: 1869-1940. Dover Publications Inc., 1981. ISBN 0-486-24136-X
  3. ^ Carol Nowakowski (Village Historian). HISTORY:About Our Village. Retrieved June 6, 2010.
  4. ^ "Record of Decision - US EPA". Mar 2011. Retrieved 9 Apr 2014. 
  5. ^ Richter, Alan (Dec 2013). "A tale of two shops". CTmag. Retrieved 9 Apr 2014. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ Litsky, Frank. "Al Oerter, Olympic Discus Champion, Is Dead at 71", The New York Times, October 2, 2007. Accessed November 19, 2007. "Alfred Oerter Jr. was born Sept. 19, 1936, in Astoria, Queens, and grew up on Long Island, in New Hyde Park. At Sewanhaka High School, he was a sprinter and then a miler."

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