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Great Neck Plaza (V)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States. Majority of the population is concentrated in the southern portion around New York City, the state is often regionalized into Upstate and Downstate. New York is the home of Ellis Island, where many immigrants in the early 20th century arrived in the United States.
The Great Neck peninsula grew from a wilderness barely occupied by Indians, a simple colony marked by a desire for independence, a prosperous agricultural community, the home of the artists, writers and theatrical luminaries, the residence of millionaires and shapers of the country's economy, to its present incarnation as the modern home of an involved citizenry, reflecting the enthusiasms of its varied national origins, backgrounds, tastes and interests. At the heart of the Great Neck Peninsula is the Village of Great Neck Plaza.
The Village of Great Neck Plaza is in the Town of North Hempstead. It is on the Great Neck Peninsula on the North Shore of Long Island and is often grouped together with the other hamlets and villages and referred to collectively as Great Neck. The village was incorporated in 1930. Great Neck Plaza is a village in Nassau County, New York in the USA. The population was 6,433 at the 2000 census. In the village the population was spread out with 11.6 percent under the age of 18, 3.9 percent from 18 to 24, 32.3 percent from 25 to 44, 22.0 percent from 45 to 64, and 30.3 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 75.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.0 males.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.8 square kilometers, all land. The Mayor of  this village is Jean A. Celender. The village board of trustees is the legislative, appropriating and governing body of the village which may exercise power to enact local laws and regulations related to zoning, housing, land use control and any other ordinance to promote the general health, safety and welfare of the community. As a village their mission is to promote, protect and enhance the value of their residential areas, downtown, shops, restaurants, commercial properties and businesses by making Great Neck Plaza an exciting and vital place to live, work, shop and play.

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