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Russell Gardens, New York
Incorporated Village of Russell Gardens
The Village Hall of Russell Gardens on May 21, 2021.
The Village Hall of Russell Gardens on May 21, 2021.
Official logo of Russell Gardens, New York
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Russell Gardens, New York is located in New York
Russell Gardens, New York
Russell Gardens, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°46′52″N 73°43′30″W / 40.78111°N 73.72500°W / 40.78111; -73.72500Coordinates: 40°46′52″N 73°43′30″W / 40.78111°N 73.72500°W / 40.78111; -73.72500
Country United States
State New York
County Nassau County, New York
TownNorth Hempstead
Incorporated1931
Named forCaptain Frederick Russell
Government
 • MayorDavid Miller
Area
 • Total0.17 sq mi (0.45 km2)
 • Land0.17 sq mi (0.45 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
131 ft (40 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total945
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
946
 • Density5,436.78/sq mi (2,103.67/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
11021
Area code(s)516
FIPS code36-64232
GNIS feature ID0963113
Websitewww.russellgardens.com

Russell Gardens is a village and a part of the Great Neck peninsula in Nassau County, New York in the United States. The population was 945 at the 2010 census.

The Incorporated Village of Russell Gardens is in the Town of North Hempstead. It is on the Great Neck Peninsula on the North Shore of Long Island.

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.

History[edit]

Russell Gardens was originally developed by Francis H. Knighton, who had previously played a small role in the Rickert–Finlay Realty Company, which developed the nearby community of Kensington.[3][4]

The majority of the 135-acre (55 ha) area now encompassing the village was originally part of the estate of Captain Frederick Russell.[3][4] The estate had previously been owned by the Schenck family and subsequently by the Haviland family.[3][4] 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.[3][4]

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.[3][4]

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.[3][4][5] Subsequently, the residents ultimately voted in favor of incorporation that year, and Russell Gardens officially became its own incorporated village.[3][4]

Geography[edit]

U.S. Census map of Russell Gardens.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940556
195091264.0%
19601,15626.8%
19701,2074.4%
19801,2634.6%
19901,027−18.7%
20001,0744.6%
2010945−12.0%
2019 (est.)946[2]0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] 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.

Government[edit]

Village government[edit]

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.[9]

Representation in higher government[edit]

Town representation[edit]

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).[10]

Nassau County representation[edit]

Russell Gardens 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]

Russell Gardens 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]

Russell Gardens 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]

Russell Gardens 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, Russell Gardens 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 Russell Gardens voters voted for Hillary Clinton (D).[17]

Education[edit]

School district[edit]

Russell Gardens is located entirely within the boundaries of the Great Neck Union Free School District.[11][18] As such, all children who reside within the village and attend public schools go to Great Neck's schools.[11][18]

Library district[edit]

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

Infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Road[edit]

Northern Boulevard (New York State Route 25A) passes through the hamlet and forms part of its northern boundary. Other major roads include Great Neck Road and Middle Neck Road.[11]

Rail[edit]

There are no train stations located within the village. The nearest Long Island Rail Road stations are Great Neck and Little Neck on the Port Washington Branch.[11]

Bus[edit]

The n20G bus route travels along Northern Boulevard and Middle Neck Road through Russell Gardens.[19] This bus line is operated by Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE).[19] 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.[19]

Utilities[edit]

Natural gas[edit]

National Grid USA provides natural gas to homes and businesses that are hooked up to natural gas lines in Russell Gardens.[20][21]

Power[edit]

PSEG Long Island provides power to all homes and businesses within Russell Gardens.[20][22]

Sewage[edit]

Russell Gardens is connected to sanitary sewers. These sewers are operated by the Belgrave Sewer District.[11]

Water[edit]

Russell Gardens is served by the Manhasset–Lakeville Water District.[11]

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 d e f g Winsche, Richard (October 1, 1999). The History of Nassau County Community Place-Names. Interlaken, New York: Empire State Books. p. 90. ISBN 978-1557871541.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Russell Gardens: The Golden Anniversary, 1931–1981: The Origins of the Village of Russell Gardens and the Russell Gardens Association (PDF). Incorporated Village of Russell Gardens, New York. 1981.
  5. ^ Hirschhorn, Susan (1987). "A History of Thomaston" (PDF). The Great Neck Record. Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  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. ^ "ELECTED OFFICIALS". Village of Russell Gardens, New York. Retrieved 2021-09-12.
  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 h i j k "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. Retrieved 2021-06-23.
  18. ^ a b "Composite School District Boundaries Shapefiles". NCES. Retrieved 2020-10-23.
  19. ^ a b c "Nassau Inter-County Express - Maps and Schedules". www.nicebus.com. Retrieved 2021-08-19.
  20. ^ a b "Long Island Utility Information - LIPA, Nat Grid, & Local Water Authorities". LongIsland.com. Retrieved 2020-10-24.
  21. ^ "Natural Gas & Electricity | National Grid". www.nationalgridus.com. Retrieved 2021-07-21.
  22. ^ "Home Page - PSEG Long Island". www.psegliny.com. Retrieved 2021-07-21.

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