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Overview

Introduction to Garden City Park, New York

Garden City Park, New York, in Nassau county, is 3 miles NW of Hempstead, New York (center to center) and 16 miles E of New York, New York.

Garden City Park History

Records indicate that this area was settled in the 1640s as part of the town of Hempstead. In 1784, it was established as "North Hempstead". The Long Island Rail Road was established and steamboat service from Manhattan was started in 1836. Both developments brought prosperity to the community. Garden City Park is now a census-designated place and an unincorporated hamlet in the Town of North Hempstead.

Garden City Park and Nearby Attractions

  • African American Museum
  • Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
  • Fine Arts Museum of Long Island
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Jones Beach State Park
  • New York Aquarium

Things To Do In Garden City Park

The African American Museum showcases exhibits of the history and culture of African Americans. Nassau County Museum of Art, Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, City Island Nautical Museum, Queens County Farm Museum, and the Science Museum of Long Island are other museums near Garden City Park. Theodore Roosevelt's home on the Sagamore Hill is a place of historic interest. Jones Beach State Park, which features more than 6 miles of ocean beach, offers facilities for swimming, boating, fishing, picnicking, and golfing. People can enjoy biking, horseback riding, and hiking at the Hempstead Lake State Park, Eisenhower Park, and Valley Stream State Park. Another popular destination is the Brooklyn Heights Promenade which offers views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, and downtown Manhattan.

Garden City Park Transportation

Air transportation is available from the John F Kennedy International Airport.

Garden City Park Higher Education

Nassau Community College, SUNY Old Westbury, Long Island University - C.W. Post Campus, Adelphi University, and Hofstra University are among the colleges near Garden City Park.

Garden City Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes11040
Phone Area Codes516
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.73
Approximate Longitude-73.68

Garden City Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationMINEOLA
Distance2.5 miles
Jan Temp25 to 38 F
Apr Temp41 to 58 F
Jul Temp66 to 83 F
Oct Temp47 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.3 inches
StationNEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance9.2 miles
Jan Temp25 to 39 F
Apr Temp42 to 59 F
Jul Temp67 to 83 F
Oct Temp49 to 64 F
Annual Precip42.4 inches
StationWANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance10.6 miles
Jan Temp24 to 37 F
Apr Temp40 to 55 F
Jul Temp67 to 81 F
Oct Temp47 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Herricks4,215$150,469
Manhasset Hills3,654$179,135
Mineola19,071$104,409
New Hyde Park9,854$122,571
North New Hyde Park15,374$121,417
Williston Park7,282$115,000

Garden City Park Public Schools

Garden City Park School
51 Central Ave
ZIP: 11040
(516) 434-2390
Primary
Total Enrollment 270
Mineola High School
10 Armstrong Rd
ZIP: 11040
(516) 237-2600
High
Total Enrollment 972
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