The real estate section of the Wall Street Journal recently profiled the Village of New Hyde Park in its April 28, 2012 edition.
The piece profiles the village’s parks, schools, restaurants, entertainment and shopping options, noting that the village’s “quiet charm… belies its proximity to New York City.”
One of the main points of the village is that residents tend to stay in the area for a very long time, but is also open to new residents moving into the area.
The article quotes village historian Carol Nowakowski as saying that “I feel people stay here because they have deep roots here… And new people move here because it is close to New York City and we have good schools.”
“It's the same feeling in the community in that there are people who are ambitious and just getting started in life,” said 52-year-old Donald Barbieri, a village trustee in New Hyde Park who grew up in the area. “We have different ethnic groups now but the village has always offered a seamless transition for new people coming and going.”