Russell Gardens, New York
Russell Gardens, New York
|Incorporated Village of Russell Gardens|
|County||Nassau County, New York|
|Named for||Captain Frederick Russell|
|• Mayor||David Miller|
|• Total||0.17 sq mi (0.45 km2)|
|• Land||0.17 sq mi (0.45 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||131 ft (40 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||5,436.78/sq mi (2,103.67/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0963113|
The area was proposed to become part of neighboring Thomaston in that village's original incorporation plans – but residents objected and decided instead to incorporate Russell Gardens as a separate village that same year.
The majority of the 135-acre (55 ha) area now encompassing the village was originally part of the estate of Captain Frederick Russell. The estate had previously been owned by the Schenck family and subsequently by the Haviland family. Other areas were purchased from Arthur Cushman, as well as from others. After purchasing the land, Knighton quickly started to develop it, and chose to name his development after Captain Russel by naming it Russell Gardens; the name would become Russell Gardens, Incorporated when Knighton opted to incorporate the syndicate which had been assisting him in the financing of his endeavors.
The group would continue developing the community, laying out streets, utilities, and parkland. They opted to place all of the community's wiring underground and had landscaper J.J. Levinson landscape for the community.
In 1931, around the same time when neighboring Thomaston proposed incorporating itself and potentially taking in this development as part of their village, the residents felt that in order to maintain the character of their community, it would be imperative for them to incorporate Russell Gardens as a separate village in order to create and pass their own zoning ordinances. Subsequently, the residents ultimately voted in favor of incorporation that year, and Russell Gardens officially became its own incorporated village.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,074 people, 400 households, and 296 families residing in the village. The population density was 5,865.0 people per square mile (2,303.7/km2). There were 409 housing units at an average density of 2,233.5 per square mile (877.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 85.94% White, 0.56% African American, 0.09% Native American, 10.61% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 1.02% from other races, and 1.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.03% of the population.
There were 400 households, out of which 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.5% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.19.
In the village, the population was spread out, with 26.7% under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $108,427, and the median income for a family was $142,636. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $56,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $58,680. About 2.4% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.0% of those under age 18 and 13.0% of those age 65 or over.
As of September 2021, the Mayor of Russell Gardens is David Miller, the Deputy Mayor is Lawrence Chaleff, and the Village Trustees are Martin Adickman, Matthew Ellis, and Jane Krakauer.
Representation in higher government
Russell Gardens 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).
Nassau County representation
New York State representation
New York State Assembly
New York State Senate
United States Congress
United States Senate
Russell Gardens is located entirely within the boundaries of the Great Neck Union Free School District. As such, all children who reside within the village and attend public schools go to Great Neck's schools.
Russell Gardens is located within the boundaries of the Great Neck Library District.
The n20G bus route travels along Northern Boulevard and Middle Neck Road through Russell Gardens. This bus line is operated by Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE). Additionally, NICE's n20h, n21, n25, and n26 bus routes run through a small section of the northwestern portion of the village, along Middle Neck Road.
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