Bronxville, New York
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|Bronxville, New York|
Location of Bronxville, New York
|• Mayor||Mary C. Marvin (R)|
|• Total||1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)|
|• Land||1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||92 ft (28 m)|
|• Density||6,300/sq mi (2,500/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0944824|
Bronxville is an affluent village within the town of Eastchester, New York, in the United States. It is a suburb of New York City, located approximately 15 miles (24 km) north of midtown Manhattan in southern Westchester County. At the 2010 census, Bronxville had a population of 6,323. It currently ranks 20th in the US on a list of the highest income places in the United States.
As of the 2000 census, there were 6,543 people, 2,312 households and 1,660 families residing in the village. The population density was 6,869.3 per square mile (2,659.2/km²). There were 2,387 housing units at an average density of 2,506.0 per square mile (970.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 91.88% White, 1.15% African American, 0.05% Native American, 4.83% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.73% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.93% of the population.
There were 2,312 households of which 40.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.27.
Age distribution was 29.1% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 86.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.1 males.
The median household income was $144,940, and the median family income was $200,000, making it one of the wealthiest and most affluent places with more than 1000 households, or population of 1000, in the United States. It currently ranks 20th in the US on a list of the highest income places in the United States. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $61,184 for females. The per capita income for the village was $89,483. About 1.7% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.6% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.
Bronxville's 10708 ZIP code covers not only the village of Bronxville proper, but also Chester Heights and other sections of Eastchester, parts of Tuckahoe, and Lawrence Park West, Cedar Knolls, Armour Villa, and other sections of Yonkers. This brings the ZIP code's population to 22,411 (2000 census), covering an area more than twice as large as the actual municipality of Bronxville itself and encompassing several notable institutions such as Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers. In fact, there are more residents of Yonkers using a Bronxville mailing address than living in the village itself.
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Millionaire real-estate and pharmaceutical mogul William Van Duzer Lawrence played a critical role in the development of the community of Bronxville, seeking to create an affluent suburb of New York City defined by magnificent homes in a country like setting. The area had been known as "Underhill's Crossing" and was changed to Bronxville when the village was formally established. In the second half of the nineteenth century when railroads connected Westchester County with New York City, the area grew in terms of population, with more residents working in the city and commuting daily. Lawrence's influence can be seen throughout the community, including the historic Lawrence Park neighborhood, the Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate Corporation, and Lawrence Hospital.
The village was home to an arts colony in the early 20th century during which time time many noteworthy houses by prominent and casual architects were built.
The Gramatan Hotel on Sunset Hill was a residence hotel in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Gramatan was the name of the chief of the local Siwanoy Indian tribe that was centered in the Gramatan Rock area above Bronxville Station. Chief Gramatan sold the land to the settlers. The hotel was demolished in 1970, and a complex of townhouses was built on the site in 1980.
Elizabeth Clift Bacon, General George Armstrong Custer's widow, lived in Bronxville, and her house still stands to this day at 12 Custer Place in Bronxville.
The St. Joseph's Catholic Church, located in the downtown area, was attended by the Kennedys when they were residents from 1929 to about 1936. In 1958 future-senator Ted Kennedy married Joan Bennett in St. Joseph's Church.
The US Post Office–Bronxville was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. Other sites on the National Register are the Bronxville Women's Club, Lawrence Park Historic District, and Masterton-Dusenberry House.
The Bronxville Public School, known as The Bronxville School, is annually ranked as one of the top public schools in the country. The school was started as a progressive educational institution in the 1920s.
Parks and recreation
The Village of Bronxville has over 70 acres (280,000 m2) of parkland including athletic fields, woodlands, and a very small part of the Bronx River Parkway Reservation. The Reservation, Westchester’s oldest park, was created as an adjunct to the Bronx River Parkway that opened in 1925, and was the first linear park in the United States. The Reservation features ponds, wooden footbridges and hundreds of varieties of native trees and shrubs. The park is owned by Westchester County, and it is a favorite place for bicycling, walking, running, and nature study.
The Bronxville School's athletic fields contain a football field, three smaller fields used for various sports like field hockey and lacrosse, and a running track (which is only 380 meters in Lane 1 because of space issues). Bacon Woodlands, located on Kensington Road, is a natural rock outcropping which has been left in its natural state, the flatter portion of which is used as an informal play area by children. Scout Field, a Westchester County Park which is located predominantly in Yonkers and Mount Vernon but is controlled by Bronxville, is heavily utilized by the Bronxville schools' soccer, football, baseball and cross-country running programs. In 2006, Chambers Field was replaced with turf, which was funded by the community and parents of athletes in Bronxville.
From April to June and September to October, a 7-mile (11 km) stretch of the Bronx River Parkway (no part of the roadway of which is in Bronxville) from Scarsdale Road in Yonkers (north of Bronxville) to White Plains closes to automobile traffic each Sunday (except on holiday weekends) between 10 AM and 2 PM. During those times, the Westchester County Parks Department runs "Bicycle Sundays" along this stretch of the parkway.
- Frank Abagnale, Jr., security consultant and former impostor/forger; subject of the book Catch Me if You Can and its 2002 film adaptation
- Roy Chapman Andrews, prominent explorer for the American Museum of Natural History
- Harriet Hubbard Ayer, pioneer of the women’s cosmetics industry
- Kenneth Bacon (1944–2009), Department of Defense spokesman who later served as president of Refugees International
- Clarence L. Barnhart, prominent lexicographer, noted for the Thorndike-Barnhart school dictionary series.
- Mary Cain, a middle distance runner
- Lawrence Dutton, Grammy winning musician
- Denison Kitchel, campaign manager for Barry M. Goldwater in 1964, was born in Bronxville in 1908.
- Mark Patterson, Investor
- Stuart Beck, ambassador of the Republic of Palau to the United Nations
- Felicia Bond, author and illustrator of children's books, notably all of the books in the best-selling If You Give... series."If You Give a Dog a Doughnut". HarperCollins. Retrieved January 25, 2013.
- Marvin Bower, former Managing Director of McKinsey & Co. and "the father of modern management consulting"
- Mika Brzezinski, television journalist on Morning Joe
- Thomas S. Buechner (1936–2010), founding director of the Corning Museum of Glass and director of the Brooklyn Museum
- Cathy DeBuono, actress/psychotherapist/radio talk show host for LA Talk
- William J. Burns, founder of the Burns Detective Agency, and director of the FBI’s predecessor organization
- Janet Cox-Rearick, art historian
- Elizabeth Custer, The widow of General George Armstrong Custer
- Don DeLillo, writer
- Francis William Edmonds (1806–63), genre painter
- Ford C. Frick, National League President - The third Major League Commissioner of Baseball
- Timothy Geithner, Owned a home in Bronxville prior to appointment as Treasury Secretary in 2009.
- Ralph W. Gwinn, former US Congressman
- John Hoyt, actor born in Bronxville
- Rose Kennedy, Kennedy family matriarch
- Joseph P. Kennedy, Kennedy family patriarch
- Robert F. Kennedy, U.S. Senator
- Ted Kennedy, U.S. Senator
- John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States of America
- Brendan Gill, famed New Yorker writer
- Michael Gates Gill, the author of How Starbucks Saved My Life: A Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everyone Else
- Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the National Football League
- Donald J. Herbert, television host known to many as “Mr. Wizard”
- Joseph Landy, Co-President of Warburg Pincus
- Steve Liesman, CNBC reporter
- Ginna Sulcer Marston, public service advertiser, attended Bronxville high school
- William R. McAndrew, President of NBC News and a major force in expanding network television news in the mid-1900s
- Andrew Fitzpatrick, Director of Membership Services and Cross-cultural exchange for AP and Great Britain Affairs
- Ed McMahon, television host
- Jack Paar, American radio and television talk show host
- Gretchen Peters, country singer/songwriter
- Peter Pennoyer, an architect
- Eddie Rickenbacker, famed World War I fighter pilot, and later president of Eastern Airlines
- Dennis Ritchie, one of the creators of Unix and the C programming language
- Gary Robinson, software entrepreneur
- John Q. Kelly, Lawyer
- Chris Baio, Musician
- Chuck Scarborough, news anchor
- Frederick D. Sulcer, advertising executive who wrote Put a Tiger in Your Tank for ExxonMobil
- Ruth Ann Swenson, operatic soprano
- Philip Torchio, electrical engineer known for his work with Edison Electric Company
Bronxville in popular culture
- The Bronxville School appears in Stepmom starring Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon and in Firstborn (1984) starring Teri Garr and Peter Weller.
- The Siwanoy Country Club, located in Eastchester, is featured in Rounders starring Matt Damon and Edward Norton. Siwanoy Country Club is also featured in Six Degrees of Separation starring Will Smith, Stockard Channing and Donald Sutherland
- The film Baby Mama was shot, partly, on Legget Road in Bronxville.
- The opening scene in the 1990 film Tales from the Darkside was shot in Bronxville.
- A few scenes from Admission were filmed in Value Drugs and Womwraths in Bronxville
- William Van Duzer Lawrence
- US Post Office–Bronxville
- Bronxville Women's Club
- Lawrence Park Historic District
- Masterton-Dusenberry House
- Smart Voter election information
- Bronxville, NY to Manhattan, NY. Retrieved 2010-03-20
- "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Bronxville village, Westchester County, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 16, 2011.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- Village of Bronxville website
- NYC Roads
- Bronxville History
- Martin, Douglas. "K. H. Bacon, an Advocate For Refugees, Is Dead at 64", The New York Times, August 15, 2009. Accessed August 16, 2009.
- "Denison Kitchel, 94, Chief of Goldwater Campaign, October 20, 2002". The New York Times. Retrieved June 2, 2013.
- Elizabeth Haas Edersheim, McKinsey's Marvin Bower, at books.google.com
- Grimes, William. "Thomas S. Buechner, Former Director of Brooklyn Museum, Dies at 83", The New York Times, June 17, 2010. Accessed June 19, 2010.
- DeLillo's Awards
- JFK Presidential Library
- Here at the New Yorker, Brendan Gill
- How Starbucks Saved My Life, Michael Gates Grill
- Roger Goodell named NFL Commissioner
- Bronxville History
- After Appotamattox, Time Magazine, February 22, 1960
- Bell Labs biography
- Keill, Liz. "Berkeley Heights man wins Japan Prize for inventing UNIX operating system", Independent Press, February 1, 2011. Accessed October 17, 2011. "Ritchie, 69, has lived in Berkeley Heights for 15 years. He was born in Bronxville, NY, grew up in Summit and attended Summit High School before going to Harvard University."
- David Kaplan (January 2004). "Sulcer, 77, Former DDB Needham Exec, Dies". all Business. Retrieved 2011-10-03. "NEW YORK Frederick D. "Sandy" Sulcer, a former executive at DDB Needham Worldwide, ... created the well-known "Put a tiger in your tank" theme line for Esso (now ExxonMobil) ..."[dead link]
- MICHAEL STRAUSS (November 11, 1973). "Andover Triumphs; Lewis Scores Two". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-10-03. "... For Sandy Sulcer of Bronxville, NY ..."
- Internet Movie Database
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
- The Internet Movie Database
- The Internet Movie Database
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