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Garden City (V)

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Garden City, New York is a village in Nassau county, New York in the USA. The village is located 18.5 miles to the east of mid town Manhattan, on Long Island. Garden City is on the border of the town of Hempstead and the town of north Hempstead. As of the 2000 census, the village of Garden City population was 21,672. The village is an upper middle class, predominantly white, catholic and protestant community. Many families can trace their heritage to Italian and Irish immigrants from New York city. Roosevelt field, the current shopping center and former airfield from where Charles Lindbergh took off on his landmark 1927 flight, is located in east Garden City.
Thousands of years before tree lined streets stretched past graceful, formal homes, the place that would become Garden City sat in the heart of the Hempstead plains, the only prairie east of the Mississippi river. It was a flat, barren meadow as clean a sheet of paper as any developer could hope for. No hills, no forest to clear or swamps to fill. In pre-colonial times, indians lived on the shores, using the plains only for hunting. Then, for more than a century before Garden City was developed in the mid 1800s, the plains were public land in the town of Hempstead, used as pastures available to all. Some of Long Island's first horse racing tracks were laid out on the plains.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.5 percent under the age of 18, 7.7 percent from 18 to 24, 23.1 percent from 25 to 44, 25.8 percent from 45 to 64, and 16.8 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males. As it is often regarded as among the most beautiful parts of New York, it is one of the most visited places amongst the most die hard travelers the world over.

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