Kings Point, New York
Kings Point, New York
|Village of Kings Point|
Turning sign for Kings Point
|• Total||4.0 sq mi (10.3 km2)|
|• Land||3.3 sq mi (8.7 km2)|
|• Water||0.6 sq mi (1.7 km2)|
|Elevation||26 ft (8 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||1,300/sq mi (490/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0954670|
Named for John Alsop King, an early resident, Kings Point is a village and a part of Great Neck in Nassau County, New York, on the North Shore of Long Island. As of the United States 2010 Census, the village population was 5,005.
The Village of Kings Point is located in the Town of North Hempstead, on the Great Neck Peninsula, and is often grouped together with the other hamlets and villages referred to collectively as "Great Neck". This occurs likely because the village is served by Great Neck School District, with resident high school students attending Great Neck North High School, and it receives postal service from the US Post Office in Great Neck and uses that city's Zip Code (11024).
The Great Neck North Middle School is located on the border of Great Neck Village and Kings Point.
There is also a lighthouse known as Kings Point Light. This is a private building which is owned and operated by the United States Merchant Marine Academy. It is the lighthouse on top of the chapel that shines as a way to bring wayfaring sailors back home from at sea and students back from Long Island Sound, also known as the Play Pen.
Kings Point is located at .
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.3 km2), of which 3.3 square miles (8.7 km2) is land and 0.6 square mile (1.7 km2) (16.08%) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,076 people, 1,401 households, and 1,203 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,519.0 people per square mile (586.8/km2). There were 1,455 housing units at an average density of 435.4 per square mile (168.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 91.67% White, 0.87% African American, 0.08% Native American, 3.55% Asian, 0.65% from other races, and 3.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.95% of the population.
There were 1,401 households out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.7% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.1% were non-families. 11.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.14 and the average family size was 3.38.
In the village, the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 17.8% from 18 to 24, 17.4% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 122.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 125.7 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $116,957, and the median income for a family was $122,692. Males had a median income of $100,714 versus $50,595 for females. The per capita income for the village was $57,965. About 0.8% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.3% of those under age 18 and 2.6% of those age 65 or over.
The Great Gatsby
In the 1920s, F. Scott Fitzgerald lived in Great Neck, at 6 Gateway Drive in Great Neck Estates, which is probably Great Neck's greatest claim to fame. It was a modest house, not dissimilar to that of Nick, the protagonist of his novel, The Great Gatsby. It is said that Fitzgerald modeled West Egg, the fictional town in which Nick lived, next to the mansion of Jay Gatsby, after Great Neck (specifically Kings Point), for its epitome of nouveau riche gaudiness, atmosphere, and lifestyle. He modeled East Egg, the town where Daisy and Tom lived, after Great Neck's eastern neighbor Sands Point, which is part of Port Washington.
- Sol Atlas (1907–1973), real estate developer
- Sid Caesar (1922–2014), comic actor and writer, lived in Kings Point from the 1950s to the late 1970s in a home on the water 
- Barrie Chase (born 1933), actress and dancer, born in Kings Point
- Walter Chrysler (1875–1940), automobile pioneer, died in Kings Point
- George M. Cohan (1878–1942), entertainer, playwright, composer, actor, lyricist, singer, dancer and producer, lived in Kings Point 1914-1920 
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, as noted above.
- Vitas Gerulaitis (1954–1994), professional tennis player, former Kings Point resident
- W.R. Grace, as noted above.
- Emily Hughes (born 1989), member of the U.S. figure skating team at the 2006 Winter Olympics
- Sarah Hughes (born 1985), gold medalist in figure skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics
- Andy Kaufman (1949–1984), comedian and actor
- Alan King (1927–2004), comedian and actor
- Morris S. Levy, film and television producer
- Fred Ohebshalom (born 1952), New York City real estate developer
- Tamir Sapir (1946/1947–2014), businessman and investor
- Stanley Silverstein (1924–2016), entrepreneur who was co-founder of Nina Footwear
- Fred Schwartz (1932-2016), furrier, philanthropist and Television Pitchman.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved September 24, 2019.
- "Official website". American Merchant Marine Museum. Kings Point, New York. Archived from the original on 2009-04-22.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Iranian ancestry by city - ePodunk
- "Great Neck Home Where F. Scott Fitzgerald Started Writing 'The Great Gatsby' Lists for $4M". 6sqft. Retrieved 2019-03-13.
- Murphy, Mary Jo (2010-09-30). "'Gatsby' Country: Great Neck and Manhasset Bay, Long Island". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-03-13.
- "Sol Atlas Dies; Build was 66". The New York Times. July 31, 1973.
- Sports People; Gerulaitis Fined $2,500, The New York Times, May 30, 1982. Accessed May 30, 2007. "Vitas Gerulaitis of Kings Point, L.I., has said he will appeal a fine of $2,500 imposed for his behavior in the French Open tennis tournament."
- Powell, Shaun. "Hughes sisters' warm bond strengthened by time on ice", The Baltimore Sun, February 16, 2006. Accessed October 26, 2016. "On a certain satisfaction level, this will mean almost as much to Sarah as it does to Emily. They come from a tight family of six kids, all born and raised on ice, all nurtured wonderfully in Kings Point, N.Y., by Amy and John Hughes, the Canadian who handed his love of skating down to his children."
- Weber, Bruce. "Alan King, Comic With Chutzpah, Dies at 76", The New York Times, May 9, 2004. Accessed August 27, 2007. "He was 76 and lived in Kings Point, N.Y."
- Santa, John. "Great Neck catches case of Affluenza during filming", The Island Now, August 9, 2012. Accessed October 26, 2016. "But Morris S. Levy, who is a Kings Point resident and one of the film’s producers, said shooting in Great Neck concluded with Monday’s Steppingstone Park scene."
- Clarke, Katherine. "Long Island palace once home to billionaire fertilizer mogul Tamir Sapir wants $100M", New York Daily News, September 10, 2015. Accessed October 26, 2016. "A castle-like Long Island estate once owned by Georgian taxi driver turned billionaire fertilizer mogul Tamir Sapir has hit the market for a jaw-dropping $100 million.... The main house on the eight-acre, Kings Point estate was first constructed in 1928 and was renovated over the last decade."
- Slotnik, Daniel E. "Stanley Silverstein, Co-Founder of Nina Footwear, Dies at 91", The New York Times, October 25, 2016. Accessed October 25, 2016. "Mr. Silverstein remained active with Nina Footwear until his death and helped create the Silverstein Hebrew Academy, a religious school in Great Neck, N.Y. He lived in Kings Point, N.Y."
- Roberts, Sam (2016-08-09). "Fred Schwartz, 84, Furrier, Philanthropist and Television Pitchman, Dies". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-11-05.