New Hyde Park

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New Hyde Park is an area that includes the incorporated Village of New Hyde Park in Nassau County, Long Island, New York, United States, as well as surrounding unincorporated areas. The place name, New Hyde Park, and its postal codes, 11040-11099, are used to serve all of these areas.

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

The population of the Village of New Hyde Park was 9,712 at the 2010 census. Because of its close proximity and relatively short commute to Manhattan, it is primarily a commuter town with over 75% of the land used for single family residences, but also has warehouses near the Long Island Rail Road station and retail districts along Jericho Turnpike.

 

History:

New Hyde Park, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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 Clarke (who was Secretary of the Provence of New York). He named it Hyde Park in honor of his wife, Ann Hyde. Clarke 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

 

New Hyde Park, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Greater New Hyde Park

In addition to the Village of New Hyde Park, the New Hyde Park 11040 zip code includes unincorporated New Hyde Park, 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 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. Smaller areas lying in Queens are patrolled by the New York 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

 

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