New Hyde Park, New York

New Hyde Park, New York
—  Village  —
Sunset in NHP
Motto: "A Great Place to Live"
U.S. Census Map
New Hyde Park, New York is located in New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°43′56″N 73°41′5″W / 40.73222°N 73.68472°W / 40.73222; -73.68472Coordinates: 40°43′56″N 73°41′5″W / 40.73222°N 73.68472°W / 40.73222; -73.68472
Country United States
State New York
County Nassau County
Town Hempstead and North Hempstead
Settled 1800s
Incorporated 1927
 - Mayor Daniel P. Petruccio
 - Total 0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 - Land 0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 105 ft (32 m)
Population (2010)
 - Total 9,712
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 11040-11099
Area code(s) 516
FIPS code 36-50397
GNIS feature ID 0958423
New Hyde Park Road Elementary School

New Hyde Park is a village in Nassau County, New York, United States, on Long Island.

The population of the Village of New Hyde Park was 9,712 at the 2010 census. Like its neighboring communities, it is primarily a commuter town with over 75% of the land used for single family residential, but also has warehouses and light manufacturing near the Long Island Rail Road station and a retail district along New York State Route 25 (Jericho Turnpike).

The Incorporated Village of New Hyde Park is located in both the Town of Hempstead and the Town of North Hempstead.

The place name New Hyde Park is also commonly used to refer to areas outside of the village of New Hyde Park, located within the larger New Hyde Park 11040 postal zone, as set forth below.



Thomas Dongan, the fourth royal governor of New York, was granted an 800 acre parcel of land in 1683 that included New Hyde Park. It was known as "Dongan's Farm." Dongan built a mansion on what is now Lakeville Road. In 1691 Dongan fled to New England and then Ireland, as King James II and his Catholic forces failed to regain power in England and Ireland.[1][2][3]

In 1715, Dongan's estate was sold to George Clark (who was Secretary of the Provence of New York). He named it Hyde Park in honor of his wife, Ann Hyde. Clark sold the property in 1783 and in the early 19th century is was parceled up and sold as farm land. Raising cattle was a chief agricultural enterprise from Dongan's time until the mid-19th century, when cattle farming in the expanding American West forced the farmers into other pursuits.[1][2]

When a post office opened in 1871, the name was changed from Hyde Park to New Hyde Park to avoid confusion with the upstate Hyde Park.[1]

The village was incorporated in 1927.

Geography of the Village

New Hyde Park is located at 40°43′56″N 73°41′05″W / 40.732241°N 73.684593°W / 40.732241; -73.684593.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all of it land.

The village of New Hyde Park borders on the villages of Floral Park, Stewart Manor and Garden City. In addition, the village borders upon Floral Park Centre and New Hyde Park (unincorporated portions), both unincorporated areas of the Town of North Hempstead.

Village Government

The village has a mayor-council form of government with a Mayor and four trustees, known collectively as the Board of Trustees. They are elected to serve a four year term. The current Mayor is Daniel P. Petruccio. The current board is Deputy Mayor Robert A. Lofaro, Trustee Richard A. Coppola Jr., Trustee Donald Barbieri, and Trustee Lawrence J. Montreuil.


New Hyde Park has schools in the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District, Sewanhaka Central High School District (which includes New Hyde Park Memorial High School, Sewanhaka High School, Elmont School District, H. Frank Carey High School, and Floral Park Memorial High School), Herricks Union Free School District, and the residents of the Parkville section of town (generally north of Hillside Avenue and west of New Hyde Park Road) are assigned to the Great Neck School District.


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 9,523 people, 3,290 households, and 2,569 families residing in the village. The population density was 11,281.8 people per square mile (4,377.2/km2). There were 3,353 housing units at an average density of 3,972.3/sq mi (1,541.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 82.01% White, 0.57% African American, 0.07% Native American, 13.40% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.59% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races.

There were 3,290 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.0% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.9% were non-families. 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the village the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $61,585, and the median income for a family was $72,384. Males had a median income of $50,066 versus $38,393 for females. The per capita income for the village was $24,771. About 2.4% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.

Greater New Hyde Park

In addition to the village of New Hyde Park, the New Hyde Park 11040 zip code includes New Hyde Park (unincorporated portions), North New Hyde Park, Garden City Park, Herricks, Manhasset Hills and Lakeville Estates, all unincorporated areas of the Town of North Hempstead, in Nassau County. In addition, a small section of the New Hyde Park postal zone extends into the village of North Hills, also in Nassau County. Finally, a small area of Queens County is provided mail service by the New Hyde Park 11040 Post office

The Village of New Hyde Park, along with the aforementioned areas encompassing the New Hyde Park 11040 zip code located in Nassau County, are patrolled by the Nassau County Police Department.

The New Hyde Park Fire District, Garden City Park Water and Fire District, and Manhasset-Lakeville Fire District provide fire protection for various portions of the New Hyde Park 11040 postal zone located in Nassau County.

Notable residents

Notable current and former residents of New Hyde Park include:

  • Don K Reed, (Village resident) long time CBS-FM Radio air-personality on the oldies station
  • John Sombrotto (11/17/56 - 9/7/98), musician, background singer for Steve Vai


  1. ^ a b c Aronson, Harvey, ed. Home Town Long Island. (Newsday, 1999). ISBN 1885134215.
  2. ^ a b Weidman, Bette S. and Linda B. Martin. Nassau County Long Island In Early Photographs: 1869-1940. Dover Publications Inc., 1981. ISBN 048624136X
  3. ^ Carol Nowakowski (Village Historian). HISTORY:About Our Village. Retrieved June 6, 2010.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Litsky, Frank. "Al Oerter, Olympic Discus Champion, Is Dead at 71", The New York Times, October 2, 2007. Accessed November 19, 2007. "Alfred Oerter Jr. was born Sept. 19, 1936, in Astoria, Queens, and grew up on Long Island, in New Hyde Park. At Sewanhaka High School, he was a sprinter and then a miler."

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