is a village
in Nassau County
, New York
, United States
. The population was 2,632 at the 2000 census.
The Village of Munsey Park is in the Town of North Hempstead.
The village was founded around 1922 on North Shore
land owned by wealthy publisher Frank Munsey
as a commuter town
taking advantage of railroad stations a few miles away in Manhasset
and Roslyn. Since it was also miles away from the Plandome Road School, the Manhasset
school district built a conveniently located Munsey Park Elementary School in the 1930s.
- The village became incorporated in 1930, establishing its own municipal government and zoning ability
- The Munsey Park Village Hall is located at 1777 Northern Blvd. Opened on December 8, 1974, the village hall was built to conform to the standards of residential homes within the village.
- Scenes from The Good Shepherd (film) were shot within the village in 2005.
- All homes in the village conform to colonial architecture, built with only the finest construction materials "above and beyond" normal building standards
- The village maintains strict building and zoning ordinances which preserve the character of the village essentially "as built"
- The Manhasset Press is designated as the official newspaper of the village. See: April 2007 Minutes
Board of Trustees
The governing body of Munsey Park is the Village Board of Trustees. The board comprises 5 elected officials, of whom two are elected as Mayor and Deputy Mayor. The Board of Trustees usually convenes on the second Wednesday of each month, 7:30pm at Village Hall.
Current Board of Trustees:
- HARRY NICOLAIDES, Mayor
- ALBERT T. JARONCZYK, Deputy Mayor
- PETER PUTTRE
- SHEILA A. BRENNAN
- ELAINE R. PHILLIPS
Building Advisory Committee
In order to maintain the original character of the village, most building permit applications are reviewed by the Building Advisory Committee. Members of the committee are appointed by the Board of Trustees. It is important to note that the committee itself can make no decisions on applications, just recommendations. This power is reserved strictly for the Board of Trustees. However, almost all recommendations made by the committee are upheld by the Board of Trustees.
The Village of Munsey Park is served by the 6th Precinct of the Nassau County Police Department Policing is funded through village taxes.
Additional Taxing Districts
Residents of the village also fall under the jurisdiction of several additional taxing districts which provide additional government services. The Village of Munsey Park has no influence over the budget or day-to-day operations of these additional districts.
The village participates in the following intermunicipal efforts:
Munsey Park is located at (40.799716, -73.681523).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), all of it land.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 2,632 people, 817 households, and 731 families residing in the village. The population density
was 5,073.4 people per square mile (1,954.3/km²). There were 833 housing units at an average density of 1,605.7/sq mi (618.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 93.35% White
, 0.34% African American
, 5.66% Asian
, 0.08% from other races
, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 1.63% of the population.
There were 817 households out of which 48.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 82.6% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.5% were non-families. 9.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.22 and the average family size was 3.43.
In the village the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 28.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $149,100, and the median income for a family was $159,147. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $46,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $66,772. About 1.6% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under age 18 and 1.2% of those age 65 or over.