Kings Point, New York

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Kings Point, New York
Incorporated Village of Kings Point
Kings Point Village Hall on June 17, 2021.
Kings Point Village Hall on June 17, 2021.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York
Kings Point, New York is located in New York
Kings Point, New York
Kings Point, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°48′56″N 73°44′16″W / 40.81556°N 73.73778°W / 40.81556; -73.73778Coordinates: 40°48′56″N 73°44′16″W / 40.81556°N 73.73778°W / 40.81556; -73.73778
Country United States
State New York
County Nassau County, New York
TownNorth Hempstead
IncorporatedNovember 1924
Named forThe King family
Government
 • MayorMichael C. Kalnick
 • Deputy MayorDavid Harounian
Area
 • Total4.00 sq mi (10.37 km2)
 • Land3.36 sq mi (8.70 km2)
 • Water0.64 sq mi (1.67 km2)
Elevation
26 ft (8 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total5,005
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
5,292
 • Density1,575.47/sq mi (608.29/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
11024
Area code(s)516
FIPS code36-39694
GNIS feature ID0954670
Websitewww.villageofkingspoint.org

Kings Point is a village located 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 5,005 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The Village of Kings Point incorporated in November 1924.[3] It is named for the King family, which owned large portions of land in the area.[3]

The entire area was formerly known as Hewlett's Point for the Hewlett family, which owned land in the area, as well; this name is still used at times in reference to the northern tip of the village.[3]

Geography[edit]

U.S. Census map of Kings Point.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.3 km2), of which 3.3 square miles (8.7 km2) is land and 0.6 square miles (1.7 km2) (16.08%) is water.[4]

Kings Point is surrounded on three sides by water.[5] It touches Little Neck Bay to the west, the Long Island Sound to the north, and Manhasset Bay to the east.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19301,294
19401,247−3.6%
19502,44596.1%
19605,410121.3%
19705,6143.8%
19805,234−6.8%
19904,843−7.5%
20005,0764.8%
20105,005−1.4%
2019 (est.)5,292[2]5.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 5,076 people, 1,401 households, and 1,203 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,519.0 people per square mile (586.8/km2). There were 1,455 housing units at an average density of 435.4 per square mile (168.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 91.67% White, 0.87% African American, 0.08% Native American, 3.55% Asian, 0.65% from other races, and 3.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.95% of the population.

As of 2000 Kings Point was the most Iranian conurbation in the United States with 29.7% of its population reporting Iranian Jewish ancestry.[8]

There were 1,401 households, out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.7% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.1% were non-families. 11.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.14 and the average family size was 3.38.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 24.1% under the age of 18, 17.8% from 18 to 24, 17.4% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 122.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 125.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $116,957, and the median income for a family was $122,692. Males had a median income of $100,714 versus $50,595 for females. The per capita income for the village was $57,965. About 0.8% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.3% of those under age 18 and 2.6% of those age 65 or over.

Parks and recreation[edit]

Kings Point is located entirely within the boundaries of (and is thus served by) the Great Neck Park District. The special district operates two parks which are located entirely within Kings Point: Kings Point Park and Steppingstone Park and Marina.[5][9] Additionally, the park district's Parkwood Pool and Sports Complex is partially located within the village, on its border with the Incorporated Village of Great Neck.[5][9]

Other recreational facilities within the village include the Broadlawn Harbour Yacht Club, the Kennilworth Pool Club, and the Shelter Bay Yacht Club – all of which are privately-owned.[5][10]

Government[edit]

Village government[edit]

As of June 2022, the Mayor of Kings Point is Michael C. Kalnick, the Deputy Mayor is David Harounian, and the Village Trustees are Hooshang Nematzadeh, Ira S. Nesenoff, and Kouros “Kris” Torkan.[11]

Representation in higher government[edit]

Town representation[edit]

Kings Point is located in the Town of North Hempstead's 4th district, which as of June 2022 is represented on the Town Board by Veronica Lurvey (D–Great Neck).[12]

Nassau County representation[edit]

Kings Point is located in Nassau County's 10th Legislative district, which as of June 2022 is represented in the Nassau County Legislature by Mazi Melesa Pilip (R–Great Neck).[5][13][14]

New York State representation[edit]

New York State Assembly[edit]

Kings Point is located in the New York State Assembly's 16th Assembly district, which as of June 2022 is represented by Gina Sillitti (D–Manorhaven).[5][15]

New York State Senate[edit]

Kings Point is located in the New York State Senate's 7th State Senate district, which as of June 2022 is represented in the New York State Senate by Anna Kaplan (D–North Hills).[5][16]

Federal representation[edit]

United States Congress[edit]

Kings Point is located in New York's 3rd congressional district, which as of June 2022 is represented in the United States Congress by Tom Suozzi (D–Glen Cove).[5][17]

United States Senate[edit]

Like the rest of New York, Kings Point is represented in the United States Senate by Charles Schumer (D) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D).[18]

Politics[edit]

In the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the majority of Kings Point voters voted for Donald Trump (R).[19]

Education[edit]

School district[edit]

Kings Point is located entirely within the boundaries of (and is thus served by) the Great Neck Union Free School District.[5][20] As such, all children who reside within the village and attend public schools go to Great Neck's schools.[5][20]

Additionally, John F. Kennedy Elementary School is located within the village, and Great Neck North Middle School is located on Kings Point's border with the Incorporated Village of Great Neck.[5]

Library district[edit]

Kings Point is located wholly within the boundaries of (and is thus served by) the Great Neck Library District.[5]

Higher education[edit]

The United States Merchant Marine Academy is located within the village, along Little Neck Bay.[5][21]

The United States Merchant Marine Academy in 2003.

Landmarks[edit]

Kings Point is the home of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and its maritime museum, the American Merchant Marine Museum.[21]

There is also a lighthouse known as the Kings Point Light. This is a private building which is owned and operated by the United States Merchant Marine Academy. It is the lighthouse on top of the chapel that shines as a way to bring wayfaring sailors back home from at sea and students back from Long Island Sound, also known as the "Play Pen."[citation needed]

Infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Road[edit]

Major roadways in Kings Point include Bayview Avenue, East Shore Road, Kings Point Road, Middle Neck Road, Redbrook Road, and Steamboat Road.[5][22]

Rail[edit]

No rail lines run through Kings Point.[5] The nearest Long Island Rail Road station to the village is Great Neck on the Port Washington Branch.[5]

Bus[edit]

Kings Point is served by the n57 and n58 bus routes, which are operated by Nassau Inter-County Express.[23]

Utilities[edit]

Natural gas[edit]

National Grid USA provides natural gas to homes and businesses that are hooked up to natural gas lines in Kings Point.[24][25][26]

Power[edit]

PSEG Long Island provides power to all homes and businesses within Kings Point.[24][25][27]

Sewage[edit]

Kings Point is primarily unsewered.[5][28] As such, the entirety of the village relies on cesspools and septic systems.[5][28] The only major exception is the United States Merchant Marine Academy, which operates its own sanitary sewer network.[28][29]

Water[edit]

Kings Point is located within the boundaries of the Water Authority of Great Neck North, which provides the entirety of the village with water.[5]

Notable people[edit]

Official newspaper[edit]

The Great Neck Record is the newspaper of record for the Village of Kings Point.[41]

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.[42] 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.[43]

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