Bellerose, New York

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Bellerose is a village in Nassau County, New York in the United States. The population was 1,173 at the 2000 census.

The Village of Bellerose is in the Town of Hempstead near the western county line.

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History

The village was founded by Helen Marsh of Lynn, Massachusetts. In 1907, planning to build a model community, Marsh purchased 77 acres (310,000 m2) of Floral Park, New York gladiola fields. The first Bellerose home was completed, under Marsh's supervision, in 1910. Marsh persuaded the Long Island Rail Road to place a station in the new village, and she named the station Bellerose. Though it has been suggested that she named the station for the Rose farm, south of the railroad, and her daughter Belle, she said that she simply found the name "euphonious." A vote of the homeowners made the name official in 1917. [1]

Bruno DeFranchesci is the president of the North Bellerose Civic Association (Queens portion of Bellerose)(2001–present)

Bellerose Village has its own mayor and board of trustees. Thomas Van Buskirk served as mayor for 12 years, from 1993 until 2004. During his tenure he was responsible for the installation of a town playground, the purchase of a new fire truck and chief's car, the re-modeling of the town hall and many other significant projects. [2]

Geography

Bellerose is located at 40°43′24″N 73°42′59″W / 40.72333°N 73.71639°W / 40.72333; -73.71639 (40.723464, -73.716282)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,173 people, 378 households, and 333 families residing in the village. The population density was 12,207.3 people per square mile (4,529.0/km²). There were 384 housing units at an average density of 3,996.2/sq mi (1,482.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 90.79% White, 0.43% African American, 6.65% Asian, 0.85% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.35% of the population.

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