Great Neck Estates, New York

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Great Neck Estates, New York
Incorporated Village of Great Neck Estates
Great Neck Estates Village Hall on June 11, 2021.
Great Neck Estates Village Hall on June 11, 2021.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York
Great Neck Estates, New York is located in New York
Great Neck Estates, New York
Great Neck Estates, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°47′14″N 73°44′17″W / 40.78722°N 73.73806°W / 40.78722; -73.73806Coordinates: 40°47′14″N 73°44′17″W / 40.78722°N 73.73806°W / 40.78722; -73.73806
Country United States
State New York
County Nassau County, New York
TownNorth Hempstead
Incorporated1911
Government
 • MayorWilliam D. Warner
 • Deputy MayorJeffrey Farkas
Area
 • Total0.80 sq mi (2.08 km2)
 • Land0.77 sq mi (1.98 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.09 km2)
Elevation
82 ft (25 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total2,761
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
2,879
 • Density3,758.49/sq mi (1,451.31/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
11021
Area code(s)516
FIPS code36-30191
GNIS feature ID0951638
Websitewww.vgne.com

Great Neck Estates is a village on the Great Neck Peninsula in the Town of North Hempstead, in Nassau County, on the North Shore of Long Island, in New York, United States. The population was 2,761 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Great Neck Estates incorporated in 1911, making it the second village to incorporate on the Great Neck Peninsula.[3][4] Residents felt that the incorporation was imperative in order to maintain home rule.[4] They also felt that by incorporating, they would be able to have services which they otherwise would not be able to have through the Town of North Hempstead.[4]

A plaque was installed at Village Hall in 1981 to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Great Neck Estates' incorporation as a village.[3]

In 1982, Great Neck Estates became the first village on Long Island to call for a nuclear freeze between the United States and the former Soviet Union after trustees approved of a petition started by three concerned residents on the Great Neck Peninsula.[5] Copies of their document were delivered to the leaders of both nations as peace efforts.[5]

Geography[edit]

U.S. Census map of Great Neck Estates.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), of which 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (4.94%) is water.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920339
19301,738412.7%
19401,96913.3%
19502,46425.1%
19603,26232.4%
19703,131−4.0%
19802,936−6.2%
19902,790−5.0%
20002,756−1.2%
20102,7610.2%
2019 (est.)2,879[2]4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

At the 2000 census there were 2,756 people, 919 households, and 767 families in the village. The population density was 3,581.3 people per square mile (1,381.9/km2). There were 944 housing units at an average density of 1,226.7 per square mile (473.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 92.71% White, 0.94% African American, 4.83% Asian, 0.33% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.61%.[8]

Of the 919 households 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.0% were married couples living together, 3.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.5% were non-families. 14.6% of households were one person and 9.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.31.

The age distribution was 26.9% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 20.9% from 25 to 44, 29.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% 65 or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.

The median household income was $142,038 and the median family income was $161,545. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $55,938 for females. The per capita income for the village was $72,476. About 1.6% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

Village government[edit]

As of September 2021, the Mayor of Great Neck Estates is William D. Warner, the Deputy Mayor is Jeffrey Farkas, and the Village Trustees are Ira D. Ganzfried, Howard Hershenhorn, and Lanny Oppenheim.[9]

Representation in higher government[edit]

Town representation[edit]

Great Neck Estates is located in the Town of North Hempstead's 5th district, which as of September 2021 is represented on the Town Board by Lee R. Seeman (D–Great Neck).[10]

Nassau County representation[edit]

Great Neck Estates is located in Nassau County's 10th Legislative district, which as of September 2021 is represented in the Nassau County Legislature by Ellen W. Birnbaum (D–Great Neck).[11][12]

New York State representation[edit]

New York State Assembly[edit]

Great Neck Estates is located in the New York State Assembly's 16th Assembly district, which as of September 2021 is represented by Gina Sillitti (D–Manorhaven).[11][13]

New York State Senate[edit]

Great Neck Estates is located in the New York State Senate's 7th State Senate district, which as of September 2021 is represented in the New York State Senate by Anna Kaplan (D–North Hills).[11][14]

Federal representation[edit]

United States Congress[edit]

Great Neck Estates is located in New York's 3rd congressional district, which as of September 2021 is represented in the United States Congress by Tom Suozzi (D–Glen Cove).[11][15]

United States Senate[edit]

Like the rest of New York, Great Neck Estates is represented in the United States Senate by Charles Schumer (D) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D).[16]

Politics[edit]

In the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the majority of Great Neck Estates voters voted for Hillary Clinton (D).[17]

Mayors of Great Neck Estates[edit]

Education[edit]

School district[edit]

Great Neck Estates is located entirely within the boundaries of the Great Neck Union Free School District.[11][23] As such, all children who reside within the village and attend public schools go to Great Neck's schools.[11][23]

Library district[edit]

Great Neck Estates is located within the boundaries of the Great Neck Library District.[11]

Landmark[edit]

The Great Gatsby[edit]

In the 1920s, F. Scott Fitzgerald lived in Great Neck, at 6 Gateway Drive in Great Neck Estates, which is probably Great Neck's greatest claim to fame.[25] It was a modest house, not dissimilar to that of Nick, the protagonist of his novel, The Great Gatsby. It is said that Fitzgerald modeled West Egg, the fictional town in which Nick lived, next to the mansion of Jay Gatsby, after Great Neck (specifically Kings Point), for its epitome of nouveau riche gaudiness, atmosphere, and lifestyle. He modeled East Egg, the town where Daisy and Tom lived, after Great Neck's eastern neighbor Sands Point, which is part of Port Washington.[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Village of Great Neck Estates – Village History". vgne.com. Retrieved 2021-06-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ a b c Winsche, Richard (October 1, 1999). The History of Nassau County Community Place-Names. Interlaken, New York: Empire State Books. ISBN 978-1557871541.
  5. ^ a b "Great Neck Estates Votes To Seek a Nuclear Freeze". Newsday. April 12, 1982 – via ProQuest.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ a b "Village of Great Neck Estates – Board of Trustees". www.vgne.com. Retrieved 2020-10-28.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ "Town of North Hempstead - Councilwoman Lee R. Seeman (5th District)". northhempsteadny.gov. Retrieved 2021-09-12.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g "Long Island Index: Interactive Map". www.longislandindexmaps.org. Retrieved 2021-08-05.
  12. ^ "District 10 - Ellen W. Birnbaum | Nassau County, NY - Official Website". www.nassaucountyny.gov. Retrieved 2021-09-12.
  13. ^ "Gina L. Sillitti - Assembly District 16 |Assembly Member Directory | New York State Assembly". nyassembly.gov. Retrieved 2021-07-22.
  14. ^ "NY Senate District 7". NY State Senate. Retrieved 2021-07-22.
  15. ^ "Suozzi Declares Victory In NY 3rd Congressional District Race". Huntington, NY Patch. 2020-11-17. Retrieved 2021-07-22.
  16. ^ "U.S. Senate: Contacting U.S. Senators". www.senate.gov. Retrieved 2021-07-22.
  17. ^ Welch, Will (2017-11-08). "How Long Island Voted". Newsday (in American English). Retrieved 2021-06-23.
  18. ^ Nikic, Joe (2017-02-22). "Fox resigns as mayor of Great Neck Estates". The Island Now (in American English). Retrieved 2020-10-28.
  19. ^ Philips, Evelyn (1981-10-18). "GREAT NECK AREA PAUSES TO RETHINK BUILDING (Published 1981)". The New York Times (in American English). ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-10-28.
  20. ^ Kellerman, Vivien (1998-11-01). "If You're Thinking of Living In / Great Neck Estates, L.I.; Elegance With a Protected Tranquillity (Published 1998)". The New York Times (in American English). ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-10-28.
  21. ^ "Living for the City - Stevie Wonder". People Powered Playlists by musicto (in American English). Retrieved 2020-10-28.
  22. ^ Times, Bayard Webster Special to The New York (1970-02-23). "Neighborhoods: Marsh at Stake (Published 1970)". The New York Times (in American English). ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-10-28.
  23. ^ a b "Composite School District Boundaries Shapefiles". NCES. Retrieved 2020-10-23.
  24. ^ Seeberger, Tim (2017-09-20). "Frank's Place: Lloyd Wright's Solo Long Island Project Remains at Ease With Itself". LI Press (in American English). Retrieved 2021-09-30.
  25. ^ "Great Neck Home Where F. Scott Fitzgerald Started Writing 'The Great Gatsby' Lists for $4M". 6sqft (in American English). Retrieved 2019-03-13.
  26. ^ Murphy, Mary Jo (2010-09-30). "'Gatsby' Country: Great Neck and Manhasset Bay, Long Island". The New York Times (in American English). ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-03-13.

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