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Great Neck
Nassau County, New York

11020, 11021, 11023, 11024

Page Contents for Great Neck, New York

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.



Statistics & Facts

The New York state capital is Albany.
The population of Great Neck is approximately 8,745 (1990), 9989 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,450 (1990), 3473 (2010).
The amount of land area in Great Neck is 3.487 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.049 sq kilometers.
The distance from Great Neck to Washington DC is 222 miles.
The distance to the New York state capital is 128 miles. (as the crow flies)
Great Neck is positioned 40.80 degrees north of the equator and 73.73 degrees west of the prime meridian.


on the suburban north shore of Long Island in Nassau County
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Great Neck

The Mattinecock Indians were the first inhabitants of the area followed by the English and Dutch. With three water bound sides, the area has excellent fishing and historically was known for its agriculture and cattle industry. Much trade developed with New York City. When the railroad was developed, it furthered the prosperity of the area. Many business people from the New York City area built homes and lived in the Great Neck area, working in New York City.

Famed author, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Fitzgerald lived in Great Neck Estates at 5 Gateway Drive while he wrote "The Great Gatsby." Much of the background of the novel came from actual settings of the area.
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The American Merchant Marine Museum
on the McNulty campus of the United States Merchant Marine Academy
Elmridge Road
Phone: 516-829-3861
The museum building itself, built in the early 20th Century, is an historic structure, once the home of William S. Barstow, an inventor of electrical devices at the turn of the century and a colleague of Thomas A. Edison.

The Saddle Rock Grist Mill
the oldest operating tidal Grist Mill in the United States
Mill Road
opposite the main Great Neck Library
Great Neck, New York
The Saddle Rock Grist Mill was built circa 1700 and has been restored to 1840. The area was primarily agricultural and town records indicate that the Grist Mill was highly profitable in the 1700's. In 1950 it was donated to the Nassau County Historical Society for preservation as an historic site
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Great Neck City Government

Great Neck Administration
5 Beach Rd
Great Neck, NY 11023-1122
Phone: 516-482-0181

Great Neck Village Office
61 Baker Hill Rd
Great Neck, NY 11023-1510
Phone: 516-482-0019

Great Neck Chamber

Great Neck Chamber of Commerce
643 Middle Neck Road
Great Neck, NY 11023
Phone: 516-487-2000

Great Neck Organizations

Great Neck Chamber of Commerce
643 Middle Neck Road
Great Neck, NY 11023
Phone: 516-487-2000

Great Neck Libraries

Great Neck Library
159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023
Phone: (516) 466-8055

Great Neck Schools

Great Neck Public Schools
Phipps Administration Building
345 Lakeville Road
Great Neck, NY 11020
Phone: (516) 773-8388

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