Garden City, New York
Incorporated Village of Garden City
Welcome sign
Welcome sign
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York
Garden City is located in New York
Garden City
Garden City
Location within the state of New York
Garden City is located in the US
Garden City
Garden City
Garden City (the US)
Coordinates: 40°43′37″N 73°38′59″W / 40.72694°N 73.64972°W / 40.72694; -73.64972Coordinates: 40°43′37″N 73°38′59″W / 40.72694°N 73.64972°W / 40.72694; -73.64972
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyNassau
Area
 • Total5.3 sq mi (13.8 km2)
 • Land5.3 sq mi (13.8 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
89 ft (27 m)
Population
 • Total22,371
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
22,545
 • Density4,200/sq mi (1,600/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
11530
Area code(s)516
FIPS code36-28178
GNIS feature ID0950875
Websitewww.gardencityny.net

Garden City is an incorporated village in Nassau County, New York, United States, in the town of Hempstead. It was founded by multi-millionaire Alexander Turney Stewart in 1869, and is on Long Island, to the east of New York City, 18.5 miles (29.8 km) from midtown Manhattan. The village is located mostly in the Town of Hempstead with a small portion in the Town of North Hempstead.[2]

As of the 2010 census, Garden City's population was 22,371.[3]

The Garden City name is applied to several other unincorporated, nearby jurisdictions, as well. In the region, hamlets such as Garden City South, Garden City Park, and East Garden City are located next to the incorporated village of Garden City, but are not themselves part of it. Roosevelt Field, the shopping center and raceway built on the former airfield from which Charles Lindbergh took off on his landmark 1927 transatlantic flight in the Spirit of St. Louis, is located in East Garden City. Adelphi University's main campus is in Garden City.

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