Atlantic Beach, New York
official_name = Atlantic Beach, New York
settlement_type = Village
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = U.S. Census Map
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Nassau
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 2.6
area_land_km2 = 1.3
area_water_km2 = 1.3
area_total_sq_mi = 1.0
area_land_sq_mi = 0.5
area_water_sq_mi = 0.5
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 1986
population_density_km2 = 1588.7
population_density_sq_mi = 4114.8
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 5
elevation_ft = 16
latd = 40 |latm = 35 |lats = 24 |latNS = N
longd = 73 |longm = 43 |longs = 54 |longEW = W
Atlantic Beach is one of the "exclusive"
villagesin the South Shore of Long Island in Nassau County, New Yorkon a barrier islandgenerally considered to be associated with the similarly affluent 5 townsarea. With mansions and summer homes priced in the millions, and amazingly soft antiguawhite sand with water that is described as blue and beautiful by many beach-goers, "Atlantic beach", like "Back Lawrence" and "Hewlett Bay Park" represents a high-class, private setting for the rich. As of the United States 2000 Census, the village population was 1,986.
The Village of Atlantic Beach is in the Town of Hempstead. Its western neighbor is Silver Point County Park.
Atlantic Beach has many beach clubs along the
Atlantic Oceanshore, including Lawrence Beach Club, Sunny Atlantic Beach Club, The Sands, Catalina Beach Club, Silver Point Beach Cluband Sun and Surf Beach Club. Cabanas or lockers can be rented at these clubs, often costing thousands per season. During the summermonths, the population swells by thousands as people flood the beaches. [Cotsalas, Valerie. [http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/08/realestate/08lizo.html?ex=1181793600&en=4c3e61cc1175c9e3&ei=5070 "A Village Is Thinking Beyond Cabanas"] , " The New York Times", April 8, 2007. Accessed June 12, 2007.]
Atlantic Beach is located at coor dms|40|35|24|N|73|43|54|W|city (40.589909, -73.731538)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), of which, 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²) of it (52.00%) is water. The Atlantic Beach Bridgeconnects to mainland Long Island.
Cultural and literary references
Atlantic Beach is home to the character
Sonny Corleonein " The Godfather". (Sonny's father, Don Vito Corleone, lives in neighboring Long Beach).
Garry Marshallfilm " The Flamingo Kid" centers on a fictional beach club set in Atlantic Beach. The film was shot on location at an actual beach club in Breezy Point on the Rockaway Peninsula.
Scenes from the
HBOseries " The Sopranos" have been shot here. [ [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0141842/locations Filming Locations for "The Sopranos" (1999)] , accessed November 23, 2006]
A scene from
Martin Scorsese's GoodFellaswas shot at a beach club here.
Scenes from Ed Burns' "
She's the One" were shot at Sun and Surf Beach Club.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,986 people, 766 households, and 569 families residing in the village. The population densitywas 4,114.8 people per square mile (1,597.5/km²). There were 954 housing units at an average density of 1,976.6/sq mi (767.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.98% White, 0.70% African American, 0.81% Asian, 0.55% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.97% of the population.
There were 766 households out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the village the population was spread out with 19.5% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 31.7% from 45 to 64, and 22.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.3 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $85,122, and the median income for a family was $93,647. Males had a median income of $67,583 versus $49,750 for females. The
per capita incomefor the village was $44,035. About 3.9% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age 18 and 2.2% of those age 65 or over.
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