Tenafly, New Jersey
|Tenafly, New Jersey|
|Borough of Tenafly|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||January 24, 1894|
|• Type||Special Charter|
|• Mayor||Peter S. Rustin (I, term ends December 31, 2015)|
|• Administrator||Jewel Thompson-Chin|
|• Clerk||Lissette Aportela-Hernandez|
|• Total||5.184 sq mi (13.428 km2)|
|• Land||4.601 sq mi (11.917 km2)|
|• Water||0.583 sq mi (1.510 km2) 11.25%|
|Area rank||272nd of 566 in state
12th of 70 in county
|Elevation||217 ft (66 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Estimate (2012)||14,635|
|• Rank||172nd of 566 in state
21st of 70 in county
|• Density||3,148.6/sq mi (1,215.7/km2)|
|• Density rank||206th of 566 in state
43rd of 70 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0885417|
Tenafly // is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 census, the borough's population was 14,488, reflecting an increase of 682 (+4.9%) from the 13,806 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 480 (+3.6%) from the 13,326 counted in the 1990 Census. Tenafly is a suburb of New York City.
The first European settlers in Tenafly were Dutch, who began to populate the area during the late 17th century. The name "Tenafly" itself is derived from the early-modern Dutch phrase "Tiene Vly" or "Ten Swamps" which was given by Dutch settlers in 1688.
Tenafly was incorporated as a borough on January 24, 1894, by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature from portions of the now-defunct Palisades Township, based on the results of a referendum held the previous day. The borough was the first formed during the "Boroughitis" phenomenon then sweeping through Bergen County, in which 26 boroughs were formed in the county in 1894 alone.
Tenafly is located at United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 5.184 square miles (13.428 km2), of which, 4.601 square miles (11.917 km2) of it is land and 0.583 square miles (1.510 km2) of it (11.25%) is water.(40.918309,-73.950521). According to the
Tenafly's street plan and overall development were largely determined by its hills and valleys. The eastern part of the borough is referred to as the "East Hill" for its higher elevation in relation to the rest of the borough. There, the terrain rises dramatically to the east of the downtown area, terminating at the New Jersey Palisades, overlooking the Hudson River. Nearby is the Tenafly Nature Center, located at 313 Hudson Avenue.
|Population sources: 1890-1920
1900-1990 2000 2010
At the 2010 United States Census, there were 14,488 people, 4,766 households, and 3,956 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,148.6 inhabitants per square mile (1,215.7 /km2). There were 4,980 housing units at an average density of 1,082.3 per square mile (417.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 69.31% (10,041) White, 0.88% (128) Black or African American, 0.03% (5) Native American, 26.22% (3,799) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 1.23% (178) from other races, and 2.33% (337) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.36% (776) of the population. Korean Americans accounted for 15.4% of the population in 2010.
There were 4,766 households of which 49.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.7% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.0% were non-families. 15.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.36.
In the borough, 31.2% of the population were under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 20.2% from 25 to 44, 30.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.8 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $125,865 (with a margin of error of +/- $23,612) and the median family income was $140,100 (+/- $26,372). Males had a median income of $102,645 (+/- $7,373) versus $60,871 (+/- $9,308) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $60,557 (+/- $5,176). About 1.8% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and 2.2% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 13,806 people, 4,774 households, and 3,866 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,993.4 people per square mile (1,156.3/km2). There were 4,897 housing units at an average density of 1,061.8 per square mile (410.1/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 76.79% White, 0.96% African American, 0.09% Native American, 19.08% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.40% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.65% of the population. 11.1% of residents reported that they were of Irish, 8.7% Russian, 8.6% Italian, 7.9% American, 7.8% German and 6.2% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000. Among residents, 64.0% spoke only English, while 8.7% Korean, 5.0% Spanish, 4.5% Chinese or Mandarin and 3.1% Hebrew.
There were 4,774 households out of which 43.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.6% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.0% were non-families. 16.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.21.
In the borough the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.5 males.
2007 estimates state that the median income for a household in the borough was $109,887, and the median income for a family was $124,656. Males had a median income of $92,678 versus $61,990 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $62,230. About 2.3% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.
Tenafly is governed under a special charter granted by the New Jersey Legislature. This charter retains most aspects of the Borough form of government, with the addition of initiative, referendum, and recall features. The government consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at large. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office, and is eligible for re-election. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year. As the legislative body, the Borough Council adopts ordinances and resolutions, decides on appropriations, approves appointments made by the Mayor, determines policy, and establishes the functions of the various departments of the local government. Each Council member is chairperson of one of the six standing committees. The Mayor presides over Council meetings, but only votes in case of a tie, and can cast a veto which can be overridden by a two-thirds vote of the Council.
As of 2013[update], the Mayor of Tenafly is Peter Rustin (I, term of office ends December 31, 2015). Members of the Tenafly Borough Council are Council President Nadia LaMastra (D, 2015), Anthony Barzelatto (D, 2015), Barry Honig (R, 2013), Martha Kerge (R, 2013), Jon Warms (D, 2014) and Mark Zinna (D, 2014).
Federal, state and county representation
Tenafly is located in the 9th Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 37th state legislative district. Prior to the 2010 Census, Tenafly had been part of the 5th Congressional District, a change made by the New Jersey Redistricting Commission that took effect in January 2013, based on the results of the November 2012 general elections.
New Jersey's Ninth Congressional District is represented by Bill Pascrell (D, Paterson). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Cory Booker (D, Newark; took office on October 31, 2013, after winning a special election to fill the seat of Frank Lautenberg) and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).
The 37th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Loretta Weinberg (D, Teaneck) and in the General Assembly by Valerie Huttle (D, Englewood) and Gordon M. Johnson (D, Englewood). The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township). The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).
Bergen County is governed by a directly elected County Executive, with legislative functions performed by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders. The County Executive is Kathleen Donovan (R, Rutherford; term ends December 31, 2014). The seven freeholders are elected at-large in partisan elections on a staggered basis, with two or three seats coming up for election each year, with a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Chairman Pro Tempore selected from among its members at a reorganization meeting held each January. As of 2013[update], Bergen County's Freeholders are Freeholder Chairman David L. Ganz (D, 2014; Fair Lawn), Vice Chairwoman Joan Voss (D, 2014; Fort Lee), Chairman Pro Tempore John A. Felice (R, 2013; River Edge), Maura R. DeNicola (R, 2013; Franklin Lakes), John D. Mitchell (R, 2013; Cliffside Park), Steve Tanelli (D, 2015; North Arlington) and Tracy Silna Zur (D, 2015; Franklin Lakes). Countywide constitutional officials are Sheriff Michael Saudino (R), Surrogate Michael R. Dressler (D, Cresskill) and County Clerk John S. Hogan (D, Northvale).
As of Election Day, November 4, 2008, there were 8,283 registered voters. Of registered voters, 3,063 (37.0% of all registered voters) were registered as Democrats, 1,465 (17.7%) were registered as Republicans and 3,755 (43.3%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were no voters registered to other parties.
In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 3,688 votes (58.8 percent) and Republican Mitt Romney received 2,489 votes (39.7 percent) of the votes cast by Tenafly voters. 66.7 percent of the 9,322 registered voters participated.
In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 63.0% of the vote here (3,807 ballots cast), ahead of Republican John McCain, who received 36.0% of the vote (2,176 ballots), with 73.3% of registered voters participating. In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 61.3% of the vote in Tenafly (4,195 cast), ahead of Republican George W. Bush, who received around 37.5% (2,569 votes), with 6,848 ballots cast among the borough's 8,871 registered voters, for a turnout of 77.2%.
In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Democrat Jon Corzine received 55.8% of the vote in Tenafly (2,454 cast), ahead of Republican Chris Christie, who received around 38.7% (1,701 votes), with 4,401 ballots cast among the borough's 8,782 registered voters, for a turnout of 50.1%.
The Tenafly Public Schools serve students from Kindergarten through twelfth grade. Schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are four K-5 elementary schools — Mackay Elementary School (375 students), Maugham Elementary School (384), Smith Elementary School (365) and Stillman Elementary School (368) — Tenafly Middle School (826) for grades 6-8 and Tenafly High School (1,239) for grades 9-12. Students from Alpine attend Tenafly High School as part of a sending/receiving relationship.
The United States Department of Education awarded Tenafly High School a Blue Ribbon School Award at a special assembly to the Tenafly High School community on September 20, 2005. Tenafly was the only high school in New Jersey and one of 38 public high schools in the U.S. to receive the 2005 Blue Ribbon School Award.
The school was the third-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 328 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2012 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", after also being ranked third in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. Schooldigger.com ranked the school as tied for 26th out of 376 public high schools statewide in its 2010 rankings (unchanged from the 2009 rank) which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the language arts literacy and mathematics components of the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).
Academy of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, which operates under the supervision of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, was recognized in 2012 by the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program of the United States Department of Education, one of 15 private and public schools in the state to be honored that year.
Until 1966, Tenafly was served by rail along the Northern Branch, originally to Pavonia Terminal, and later to Hoboken Terminal. Bus service to and from New York City is available via New Jersey Transit (NJT) bus routes 166 to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan. Rockland Coaches provides service on Route 14K/14ET from Montvale to the Port Authority Bus Terminal, and to the George Washington Bridge Bus Station on the 9/9A/9T/9TA from Stony Point, New York, the 20/20T from West Nyack, New York and the 84/84L from Rockleigh .
County Route 501, U.S. Route 9W, and the Palisades Interstate Parkway all pass through Tenafly. There are no exits on the Palisades Interstate Parkway in Tenafly; the nearest interchanges are Exit 1 in Englewood Cliffs to the south, and Exit 2 in Alpine in the north.
The Northern Branch Corridor Project, a proposal by New Jersey Transit to extend the Hudson Bergen Light Rail from its current terminus northward to two stations in Tenafly, the last of which would be a terminus near the Cresskill town line, met with mixed reactions. with many residents and officials believing that the negative impact on the town outweigh the benefits In November 2010, voters rejected the plan to re-establish rail service to the town in a non-binding referendum. and there is continued resistance to NJT's preferred alternative as described in the plan's December 2011 announcement. Despite local opposition, officials in Bergen County asked the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority to support the proposal. In 2013, New Jersey Transit announced that the line would end in Englewood, after Tenafly officials estimated that as much in $8 million in commercial property valuation would be lost and residents raised strong objections.
Points of interest
Historic locations in Tenafly include:
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, home of the women's rights activist from 1868 to 1887. Stanton unsuccessfully attempted to vote in the borough in 1880.
- Roelof Westervelt House 81 Westervelt Avenue.
- Christie-Parsels House 195 Jefferson Avenue.
- Sickles-Melbourne House, 48 Knoll Road
Noted residents of Tenafly and those of note who were born in the borough include:
- Edie Adams (1927–2008), entertainer.
- Hiroaki Aoki (1938–2008), founder of Benihana Japanese restaurant chain.
- Mark Attanasio, investment banker and owner of the Milwaukee Brewers.
- Peter Balakian (born 1951), poet and author.
- Jesse Barfield (born 1959), Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees outfielder, lived in Tenafly during part of his career as a Yankee.
- Gregg Berhalter (born 1973), member of the United States men's national soccer team.
- Yogi Berra (born 1925), player and manager for the New York Yankees.
- Stephen A. Borg (born 1968), President of North Jersey Media Group and publisher of The Record.
- Orestes Cleveland (1829–1896), Mayor of Jersey City 1864-1867; 1886–1892, member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey's 5th congressional district from 1869-1871.
- Hope Davis (born 1964), actress.
- Jimmy Dean (1928–2010), singer turned breakfast meat entrepreneur.
- Tate Donovan (born 1963), actor.
- Reuven Frank (1920–2006), former NBC News president and pioneer of Vietnam War-era news coverage.
- Alexander Gemignani (born 1979), Broadway performer.
- Richard A. Gardner (1931-2003), child psychiatrist who coined the term "Parental Alienation Syndrome".
- Alexie Gilmore (born 1976), actress who starred in the short-lived television series New Amsterdam.
- Lesley Gore (born 1946), singer.
- Rusty Hamer (1947–1990), actor.
- Ed Harris (born 1950), actor.
- Jon-Erik Hexum (1957–1984), actor.
- John Huyler (1808–1870), represented New Jersey's 4th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1857-1859.
- Ron Insana (born 1961), CNBC anchor and senior analyst.
- Ross Levinsohn (born c. 1964), interim CEO of Yahoo!.
- Sarah Lewitinn (born 1980) alias Ultragrrl, author, Spin assistant editor, blogger, downtown socialite.
- Baby M (born 1986), subject of noted custody case between the egg donor/surrogate mother and the child's biological father.
- Tino Martinez (born 1967), New York Yankees.
- Don Mattingly (born 1961), New York Yankees.
- Gil McDougald (born 1928), American League Rookie of the Year winner in 1951, who played his entire career with the New York Yankees, appearing in 53 World Series games.
- Lea Michele (born 1986), actress best known for starring in the Fox TV show Glee as Rachel Berry.
- Glenn Miller (1904–1944), bandleader.
- Frank C. Osmers, Jr. (1907–1977), represented New Jersey's 9th congressional district from 1939–1943 and 1951-1965.
- Barbara Pariente (born 1948), former Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court.
- Carol Potter (born 1948), stage and television actress best known as Cindy Walsh on Beverly Hills, 90210.
- George Price (1901-1995), cartoonist best known for his work for The New Yorker.
- Adam Rothenberg, stage and movie actor, Mad Money.
- Steve Rothman, (born 1952), Congressman.
- Mira Sorvino (born 1967), actor.
- Paul Sorvino (born 1939), actor.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815–1902), leading figure in the early women's rights movement.
- Lori Stokes (born 1962), morning anchorwoman for WABC-TV.
- William Lee Stoddart (1868–1940), architect noted for hotels of the pre-World War II era.
- Thomas D. Thacher (1881–1950), one-time Solicitor General of the United States.
- Jacob Aaron Westervelt (1800–1879), shipbuilder in the mid-19th century and Mayor of New York City (1853–1855).
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- On November 2, 1880, Stanton, with Susan B. Anthony, attempted to vote in Tenafly but was turned away. Stanton owned a home in Tenafly from 1868 to 1887 and during this time, wrote the early volumes of History of Woman’s Suffrage with Anthony and Matilda Joslyn Gage."
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- via Associated Press. "Tony-winning actress, TV star Edie Adams dies", USA Today, November 16, 2008. Accessed November 2, 2011. "She was born Elizabeth Edith Enke in 1927 in Kingston, Pa., and grew up in Tenafly, N.J."
- via Associated Press. "Aoki Will Leave Powerboat Racing", The New York Times, February 7, 1983. Accessed January 21, 2012. "Aoki, of Tenafly, N.J., was on crutches today when he was honored here as the man of the year by the New Jersey Sports Writers Association."
- Walker, Don. "Brewers' owner Attanasio ready for his rookie season: Long love of game, business experience have prepared him for new role", Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 4, 2005. Accessed September 4, 2008. "Born in the Bronx, Attanasio and his family moved when he was young to a split-level suburban home in Tenafly, N.J., where Attanasio graduated from high school."
- Smith, Dinitia. "A Poet Knits Together Memories of Armenian Horrors", The New York Times, August 19, 1997. Accessed January 21, 2012. "Growing up in Tenafly, N.J., during the strange sweetness of a privileged childhood, the poet Peter Balakian could feel beneath the membrane of suburban life the intimations of his family's ancient and exotic Armenian culture and a dark and terrifying past."
- Rowe, John. "Barfield's Injury Stalls Trade Talk", The Record (Bergen County), May 25, 1992. Accessed May 29, 2007. "Put all those Jesse Barfield trade rumors on hold.... The veteran outfielder told Yankees manager Buck Showalter that he had fallen in the sauna in his Tenafly home on Saturday night.
- Leonard, Tim. "Tenafly's Berhalter happy to be close to home", The Record (Bergen County), July 15, 2009. Accessed July 30, 2012. "There wasn't one thing Gregg Berhalter could say would be the highlight of his trip. It's not as if the Tenafly native has never played in Giants Stadium In fact, the former United States National team defender has played in more important matches there than the one he'll play tonight."
- Galarcep, Ives. "Injury replacement wasn't sure if he deserved to play", Herald News, June 20, 2006. "As he stood on the sideline watching the U.S. national team's gutsy effort in its 1-1 draw against Italy on Saturday, Gregg Berhalter cheered his teammates on and congratulated them as they laid on the field after the 90 brutal minutes.... The Tenafly native wasn't sure what to make of the news, which he received while on vacation at Disney World with his family."
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- Stephen Borg, bergen.com. Accessed July 30, 2012. "A Tenafly resident and Bergen County native, Stephen A. Borg is President of North Jersey Media Group (NJMG) and the fourth generation of the Borg family to be publisher of The Record, NJMG's flagship publication."
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- Pinsker, Beth. "IN PERSON; About Hope", The New York Times, December 15, 2002. Accessed September 1, 2013. "It's the battle of the New Jersey movie stars -- Neptune's Jack Nicholson versus Tenafly's Hope Davis....The Daytrippers also sticks with her because of her childhood in Englewood and Tenafly.
- "Hope Davis: the always-true actress talks toppling expectations and taking the offbeat path with a fellow traveler", Interview (magazine), February 2005.
- "Walter Jones Taylor Wed To Connie Elizabeth Dean", The New York Times, November 8, 1987. Accessed January 21, 2012. "At the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York yesterday Connie Elizabeth Dean, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Dean of Tenafly, N.J., was married to Walter Jones Taylor, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Zachary Taylor Jr. of Jackson, Miss.... Her father, the country and western singer, is chairman of the Jimmy Dean Meat Company in Dallas."
- Edel, Raymond A. "People", The Record (Bergen County), June 21, 1997. Accessed May 29, 2007. "Tate Donovan is not as combative as Hercules, the hero whose voice he supplies in the new Walt Disney film. "It was really devastating," says Donovan, 34, a Tenafly native who has been seen on TV's Partners,..."
- Shales, Tom. "The Man Who Sharpened TV News's Vision: Reuven Frank, NBC's Pioneering Exec, Made Sure Viewers Got the Picture", The Washington Post, February 12, 2006. Accessed May 29, 2007. "Brokaw was among those attending a memorial service Wednesday near Frank's home town of Tenafly, N.J."
- McGee, Celia. "Singing a Song of Sondheim, Again", The New York Times, December 3, 2008. Accessed July 30, 2012. "Mr. Gemignani, who stars in "Road Show," the Sondheim offering that opened at the Public Theater on Nov. 18, worked for nine years at a branch of that very company near his childhood home in Tenafly, N.J."
- Rohan, Virginia. "He brings it home in 'Miz'", The Record (Bergen County), November 5, 2006. "Alexander Gemignani, the Tenafly native who stars in Broadway's new revival of "Les Miserables," knows that, at 27, he's "certainly on the young side" to be portraying Jean Valjean -- the tortured, tragic hero who did 19 years of hard labor in prison for stealing bread."
- Lavietes, Stuart. "Richard Gardner, 72, Dies; Cast Doubt on Abuse Claims", The New York Times, June 9, 2003. Accessed July 21, 2013. "Dr. Richard A. Gardner, a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who developed a theory about parental alienation syndrome, which he said could lead children in high-conflict custody cases to falsely accuse a parent of abuse, died on May 25 at his home in Tenafly, N.J. He was 72."
- Rohan, Virginia. "Tenafly High grad stars in Fox pilot", The Record (Bergen County), March 4, 2008. Accessed March 4, 2008.
- Radar Report: Sixties teen icon and singer-songwriter LESLEY GORE records her first album in 30 years, ASCAP, accessed December 18, 2006. "Lesley Gore, one-time Tenafly, New Jersey high school junior who catapulted to becoming 1963's version of Avril Lavigne or Britney Spears."
- Wolters, Larry. "Rusty Hamer-TV's Phenomenon", Chicago Tribune, December 18, 1955. Accessed August 9, 2010. "Born in Tenafly N.J. in 1947 Rusty moved with his family to Los Angeles when he was a baby and made his stage debut by reciting Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves to a convulsed crowd in a Santa Monica theater."
- "Ed Harris leaves the sidelines", BBC News, March 12, 2001. Accessed June 28, 2007. "Harris, 50, grew up in Tenafly, New Jersey where he was a baseball and American football hero and captained the school team."
- Staff. "JON-ERIK HEXUM'S FATAL JOKE", Entertainment Weekly, October 14, 1994. Accessed September 4, 2008. "Born in Tenafly, N.J., Hexum was reared, with older brother Gunnar, by their mother, Gretha, after their father left when Jon-Erik was 4."
- John Huyler, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed September 2, 2007.
- Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Elects New Members To Board of Trustees and Medical Center Foundation, Englewood Hospital press release, dated January 23, 2003. " Englewood Hospital and Medical Center's Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the election of two new board members, Ron Insana of Tenafly, and Barry Sussman, MD, of Englewood who were recently elected to one-year terms."
- Newman, Richard; Yellin, Deena; and Superville, Denisa R. "Tenafly grad takes helm at Yahoo", The Record (Bergen County), May 15, 2012. Accessed May 17, 2012. "In choosing former Tenafly resident Ross Levinsohn as its interim CEO on Monday, embattled Yahoo! Inc. picked a man who is focused, driven and confident.... Levinsohn graduated in 1981 from Tenafly High School, where he was a goalkeeper on the soccer team before switching to football to be the team's kicker in his senior year."
- Anderman, Joan, "Power trio: Meet three examples of a new breed of record company talent hunter. In a downsized, downloading industry, they need more than good ears to put out great music.", The Boston Globe, November 5, 2006. Accessed July 8, 2007. "When she was 21 the Tenafly, N.J., native was managing an unknown Jersey band called My Chemical Romance, and two years later she turned Stevenson on to the Killers, whom he signed to Island."
- Spitz, Marc. "Grrrl's Got Rhythm", Vanity Fair (magazine), November 2006. Accessed July 8, 2007. "An Orthodox Jew, Lewitinn recently abandoned a recording session on the West Coast to fly to her parents' home in Tenafly, New Jersey."
- Pries, Allison. "Whatever happened to Baby M?", The Record (Bergen County), January 5, 2010. Accessed August 9, 2010.
- Curry, Jack. "ON BASEBALL; Martinez Makes a Case to Stay a Yankee", The New York Times, July 25, 2001. Accessed January 21, 2012. "Tino Martinez lived in Tenafly, N.J., during his first five seasons with the Yankees, but he sold his house after last season and decided to live in Manhattan this season."
- Martinez, Michael. "MATTINGLY EAGER TO GET IN SWING AGAIN", The New York Times, June 11, 1987. Accessed November 2, 2011. "'I know it's foolish to think I could go out there and play, and they're keeping me back so I don't try to do too much too soon,' Mattingly said from his home in Tenafly, N.J.
- Drebinger, John. "Will Gil Move His Bag or Baggage?; McDougald May Go to 2d, 3d or Short or to New Team", The New York Times, March 3, 1960. "The former Californian, who now lives in Tenafly, N. J., has helped the Yankees win pennants as a star second baseman, third baseman and shortstop."
- Tropia, Joe. "Lea Michele", Broadway.com. Accessed May 30, 2008. "Hometown: Tenafly, New Jersey."
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- Collins, Glenn. "George Price, 93, Cartoonist of Oddities, Dies", The New York Times, January 14, 1995. Accessed December 6, 2013. "George Price, a cartoonist whose eccentric comic visions of natural disasters, feuding spouses and the habits of a distinctively odd cast of characters were staples of The New Yorker magazine for nearly six decades, died on Thursday at Englewood Hospital in Englewood, N.J. He was 93 and lived in Tenafly, N.J."
- Staff. "Adam Rothenberg: About This Person", The New York Times. Accessed December 6, 2013. "A specialist at playing sweet-natured husbands and boyfriends, model-cum-actor Adam Rothenberg was born in Tenafly, NJ, and formally trained in New York theater, enjoying roles in on and off-Broadway productions including A Streetcar Named Desire, Birdy, and Danny and the Deep Blue Sea."
- New Jersey District 9; Rep. Steven Rothman (D), National Journal. Accessed September 13, 2012. "Rothman grew up in Englewood and Tenafly, the grandson of Jewish immigrants from Russia, Poland, and Austria."
- Mira Sorvino's Barcelona, American Way, January 1, 2001. "When Mira Sorvino arrived in Barcelona in 1994 to film a movie called Barcelona, she had a past in academia and a future in acting. Raised in Tenafly, New Jersey, she was the daughter of tough-guy character actor Paul Sorvino, who raised his kids to strive for an education instead of childhood acting careers."
- Saunders, Dusty. "SORVINO ENJOYS ANOTHER 'CHAMPIONSHIP'.", Rocky Mountain News, June 6, 1999. Accessed June 28, 2007. "I was raking leaves at my home in Tenafly (N.J.) when I got the call. ... Joseph Papp from the Public Theater in New York City. I was requested to attend a meeting about a new play by Jason Miller, a talent I didn't know."
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