|Floral Park, New York|
|Motto: "A Great Place to Live"|
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|- Mayor||Phil Guarnieri (C)|
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Floral Park is an incorporated village in Nassau County, New York on Long Island. The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−5 is the Time offset used in the North American Eastern Time Zone during Standard time and in the North American Central Time Zone during Daylight saving time ( DST The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−4 is the Time offset used in the Atlantic Standard Time Zone in Canada in winter and the North American Eastern Time Zone during The ZIP code is the system of Postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout Administrative divisions of New York State differ from those in certain other countries and most U There is also a Town of Nassau in Rensselaer County. Nassau County is a suburban county in the New York Metropolitan New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous Long Island is an island located in southeastern New York, USA, its western shores directly across from Manhattan, from which the island stretches The population was 15,967 at the 2000 census. The village is at the western border of Nassau County, and is located in both the Town of Hempstead and the Town of North Hempstead. The Town of Hempstead is one of the three towns (otherwise known as Civil townships) in Nassau County, New York, United States. North Hempstead is a town in Nassau County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census the town population was 222611 The neighborhood of Floral Park, Queens is adjacent to the village. Floral Park is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens.
Floral Park is partially in the Town of Hempstead and in the north is in the Town of North Hempstead. The Town of Hempstead is one of the three towns (otherwise known as Civil townships) in Nassau County, New York, United States. North Hempstead is a town in Nassau County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census the town population was 222611
Notable people associated with Floral Park include composer John Williams (b. John Towner Williams (born February 8 1932) is an American Composer, conductor and Pianist. 1932), who was born in Floral Park.  NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Vinny Testaverde attended Sewanhaka High School, which is partially in Floral Park. The National Football League ( NFL) is the largest professional American football league. Vincent Frank Testaverde (born November 13, 1963 in Brooklyn New York) is a former American football Quarterback who last played Sewanhaka High School is a six-year Public high school located in Floral Park, New York, United States, as part of the Sewanhaka Central In the Marvel Comics universe, X-Men member Iceman was born in Floral Park. Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc The X-Men is a team of fictional Superhero characters in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Iceman ( Robert Louis "Bobby" Drake) is a fictional Marvel Comics Superhero, a member of the X-Men. 
Floral Park is a station on the Long Island Rail Road on the Hempstead line between Stewart Manor and New Hyde Park (the line splits at Floral Park) to the east and Bellerose to the west. Floral Park is a Long Island Rail Road train station in Floral Park New York at Tulip and Atlantic Avenues The Stewart Manor Station is one of five Long Island Rail Road stations that serve the village of Garden City. New Hyde Park is a train station on the Main Line ( Port Jefferson Branch service of the Long Island Rail Road. Bellerose is a station along the Main Line of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR that strictly serves the Hempstead Branch of the railroad The village is currently leading efforts to stop a Long Island Rail Road track expansion project, which allegedly would negatively impact the village. 
Jericho Turnpike is a major arterial that dissects the northern end of the village, while Tulip Avenue serves as the main street in the area.
Two newspapers serve Floral Park, which are The Floral Park Dispatch and The Gateway.
Floral Park has a mayor-council form of government. The Mayor-Council government system sometimes called the Mayor-Commission government system is one of two variations of Government used for the most part in modern The current mayor is Phil Guarnieri, and the four-member village board includes trustees Kevin J. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government Trustee is a Legal term that refers to a holder of property on behalf of a beneficiary. Greene, Thomas J. Tweedy, James E. Rhatigan and Mary-Grace Tomecki. Floral Park has its own police force, the Floral Park Police Department which is headed by police commissioner Michael Reid. Floral Park also has a volunteer fire department. A fire station (also called stationhouse) is a structure or other area set aside for storage of firefighting apparatus (i The Floral Park Fire Department is led by Chief Frank Wakely, Jr. , and assistant chiefs Richard Militello, Everett Ulmer, John Kelleher, and Robert Hayes. The department consists of 3 engine companies, one ladder company, and one rescue company.
Floral Park has two local political parties: the Citizens Party and the Unity Party. The latter was more recently founded; for several decades the Citizens Party's candidates tended to run unopposed by any other political parties.
The village currently owns and maintains 33 various-sized parks. These range from about 10 square feet (0. 93 m²), to a full village recreation center with five baseball fields, a roller hockey rink, two handball courts, a pool, and a kiddie pool. A baseball field or baseball diamond is the field upon which the game of Baseball is played Membership is required to use these facilities, and member identification must be produced upon request.
Floral Park is considered to have a high standard of living. The standard of living refers to the quality and quantity of goods and services available to people and the way these goods and services are distributed within a population The violent crime rate in 2003 was 0. A violent crime or crime of violence is a Crime in which the offender uses or threatens to use violent force upon the victim 8 per 1,000 and there were 0 homicides. This figure is particularly impressive considering that Floral Park borders Floral Park, Queens, a similarly prosperous and peaceful part of New York City proper. Floral Park is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. The City of New York
The area that is now Floral Park once marked the western edge of the great Hempstead Plains, and by some reports was initially known as Plainfield. The Hempstead Plains is a region of central Long Island in New York State in what is now Nassau County. Farms and tiny villages dominated the area through the 1870s when the development of the Long Island Rail Road and Jericho Turnpike cut through the area. New York State Route 25 is a major east-west road running from east midtown Manhattan, New York City, to the Cross Sound Ferry terminal at Orient Point Hinsdale had more than two dozen flower farms after the Civil War.  The present-day village of Floral Park was once called East Hinsdale. 
In 1874 John Lewis Childs arrived in the area to work for C. John Lewis Childs (1856-1921 was a horticultural businessman and politician who founded Floral Park New York. L. Allen as a seed seller. After building his own seed and bulb business and starting America's first seed catalog business, Childs bought a great deal of land in the area. To promote his own business and the local horticultural industry, Childs named the local streets after flowers and renamed the area Floral Park. Horticulture is the art and science of plant cultivation Horticulturists (or horticuluralists) work and conduct research in the fields of Plant propagation The expansion of the Floral Park Post Office and nearby village businesses are attributed solely to the success of Childs' business.  When the local Post Office took the name Floral Park, the Long Island Rail Road followed suit by changing the name of the East Hinsdale station to Floral Park in 1888. Formerly part of Queens, Floral Park became part of the new county of Nassau in 1899, and it was incorporated as a village in 1908. Childs served as its first president starting that year. 
In 1903 the village boasted more than 200 acres (0. 81 km²) of Childs' flower beds. The massive volume of his mail order business grew the local post office to such an extent that it drew comparisons with the post offices of Chicago, Baltimore, and Boston. 
The western village boundary is the border of New York City. The City of New York Floral Park is located at (40. 7238889, -73. 7058333). According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 4 square miles (3. 5 km²), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 15,967 people, 5,770 households, and 4,258 families residing in the village. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 11,635. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 9 people per square mile (4,499. 9/km²). There were 5,892 housing units at an average density of 4,293. 8/sq mi (1,660. 5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 93. 56% White, 0. 46% African American, 0. 06% Native American, 3. 88% Asian, 0. 03% Pacific Islander, 1. 03% from other races, and 0. 98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5. 38% of the population.
There were 5,770 households out of which 34. 0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60. 9% were married couples living together, 9. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26. 2% were non-families. 23. 1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11. 6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 76 and the average family size was 3. 30.
In the village the population was spread out with 24. 5% under the age of 18, 6. 4% from 18 to 24, 28. 3% from 25 to 44, 25. 3% from 45 to 64, and 15. 6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89. 3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85. 4 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $73,719, and the median income for a family was $87,243. Males had a median income of $56,527 versus $38,592 for females. The per capita income for the village was $31,183. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 2. 2% of families and 3. 1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 8% of those under age 18 and 6. 4% of those age 65 or over.
Two high schools are located in Floral Park: Floral Park Memorial High School and Sewanhaka High School, both of which are part of the Sewanhaka Central High School District (which also includes schools in nearby New Hyde Park, Franklin Square and Elmont. Floral Park Memorial High School (FPMHS is a Coeducational Public high school in Floral Park, New York, United States. Sewanhaka High School is a six-year Public high school located in Floral Park, New York, United States, as part of the Sewanhaka Central The Sewanhaka Central High School District is located in western Nassau County on Long Island, in New York State. New Hyde Park is a village in Nassau County, New York, United States, on Long Island. Franklin Square could refer to Franklin Square New York, a hamlet (and a Census-designated place) located in Nassau County New York Elmont is a hamlet (and Census-designated place) as well as a bedroom suburb of New York City in Long Island, Nassau County New York )
There are three elementary schools in Floral Park. Two of them, John Lewis Childs School and Floral Park-Bellerose School, are part of the Floral Park-Bellerose School District (the latter school also serves the neighboring village of Bellerose) and Bellerose Terrace. Bellerose is a Village in Nassau County, New York in the United States.  Our Lady of Victory Elementary School is operated by the Roman Catholic Our Lady of Victory parish.