Tenafly, New Jersey
Tenafly, New Jersey
|Borough of Tenafly|
Map highlighting Tenafly's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Tenafly, New Jersey
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||January 24, 1894|
|• Type||Special Charter|
|• Body||Borough Council|
|• Mayor||Mark Zinna (D), term ends December 31, 2023)|
|• Administrator / Municipal clerk||Lissette Aportela|
|• Total||5.16 sq mi (13.38 km2)|
|• Land||4.59 sq mi (11.88 km2)|
|• Water||0.58 sq mi (1.50 km2) 11.20%|
|Area rank||273rd of 565 in state|
12th of 70 in county
|Elevation||217 ft (66 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• 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||UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))|
|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 immigrants, who began to populate the area during the late 17th century. The name "Tenafly" is derived from the early-modern Dutch phrase "Tiene Vly" or "Ten Swamps" which was given by Dutch settlers in 1688. Other derivations cite a Dutch-language connection to its location on a meadow.
The borough has been one of the state's highest-income communities. Based on data from the American Community Survey for 2013–2017, Tenafly residents had a median household income of $153,381, ranked 13th in the state among municipalities with more than 10,000 residents, more than double the statewide median of $76,475.
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. Portions of Palisades Township were acquired based on legislation approved on April 8, 1897.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 5.16 square miles (13.38 km2), including 4.59 square miles (11.88 km2) of land and 0.58 square miles (1.50 km2) of water (11.20%).
The borough borders the municipalities of Alpine, Bergenfield, Cresskill, Englewood and Englewood Cliffs in Bergen County; The Bronx in New York City and Yonkers in Westchester County, New York, across the Hudson River.
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: 1880-1890|
The 2010 United States Census counted 14,488 people, 4,766 households, and 3,956 families in the borough. The population density was 3,148.6 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 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.
Of the 4,766 households, 49.1% had children under the age of 18; 72.7% were married couples living together; 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present and 17.0% were non-families. Of all households, 15.3% 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.
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, the population had 93.4 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older 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 English at home, while 8.7% spoke 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 age distribution of the population shows 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 borough is one of 11 municipalities (of the 565) statewide that use a state-granted special charter. The governing body comprises a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office, and is eligible for re-election. The Borough Council comprises six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle. 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 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 2020[update], the Mayor of Tenafly is Democrat Mark Zinna, whose term of office ends December 31, 2023. Members of the Tenafly Borough Council are Council President Jeffrey Grossman (D, 2020), Lauren Dayton (D, 2020), Venugopal Menon (D, 2021), Adam Michaels (D, 2022), Julie O'Connor (D, 2021; appointed to serve an unexpired term) and Daniel Park (D, 2022).
In January 2020, the Borough Council appointed Julie O'Connor to fill the remainder of the term expiring in December 2021 that had been held by Mark Zinna until he stepped down earlier that month to take office as mayor.
In 2000, the local government of Tenafly sought to ban the erection of eruvs in their community. The eruv association filed a lawsuit in response to the borough's action. After six years of litigation in the federal courts, Tenafly settled by keeping the eruvs intact and paid $325,000 of the plaintiff's legal fees.
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.
For the 116th United States Congress, New Jersey's Ninth Congressional District is represented by Bill Pascrell (D, Paterson). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2021) and Bob Menendez (Paramus, term ends 2025).
For the 2020–2021 session (Senate, General Assembly), 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).
Bergen County is governed by a directly elected County Executive, with legislative functions performed by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders. The freeholders are elected at-large in partisan elections on a staggered basis, with two or three seats coming up for election each year; a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Chairman Pro Tempore are selected from among its seven members at a reorganization meeting held each January. As of 2018[update], the County Executive is Democratic James J. Tedesco III of Paramus, whose term of office ends December 31, 2018. Bergen County's Freeholders are Freeholder Chairman Thomas J. Sullivan Jr., (D, Montvale, term as freeholder ends 2019; term as freeholder chairman ends 2018), Freeholder Vice-Chairwoman Germaine M. Ortiz (D, Emerson, term as freeholder ends 2019; term as freeholder vice-chairwoman ends 2018), Freeholder Chairman Pro-Tempore Mary J. Amoroso (D, Mahwah, term as freeholder ends 2019; term as freeholder chairman pro-tempore ends 2018), David L. Ganz (D, Fair Lawn, 2020), Steve Tanelli (D, North Arlington, 2018), Joan Voss (D, Fort Lee, 2020) and Tracy Silna Zur (D, Franklin Lakes, 2018), Bergen County's constitutional officials are County Clerk John S. Hogan (D, Northvale, 2021), Sheriff Michael Saudino (D, Emerson, 2019) and Surrogate Michael R. Dressler (D, Cresskill, 2021).
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 8,709 registered voters in Tenafly, of whom 3,082 (35.4% vs. 31.7% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 1,445 (16.6% vs. 21.1%) were registered as Republicans and 4,181 (48.0% vs. 47.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There was one voter registered to another party. Among the borough's 2010 Census population, 60.1% (vs. 57.1% in Bergen County) were registered to vote, including 87.3% of those aged 18 and over (vs. 73.7% countywide).
In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 3,694 votes (58.8% vs. 54.8% countywide), ahead of Republican Mitt Romney with 2,489 votes (39.6% vs. 43.5%) and other candidates with 62 votes (1.0% vs. 0.9%), among the 6,281 ballots cast by the borough's 9,322 registered voters, for a turnout of 67.4% (vs. 70.4% in Bergen County). In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 4,285 votes (63.3% vs. 53.9% countywide), ahead of Republican John McCain with 2,376 votes (35.1% vs. 44.5%) and other candidates with 54 votes (0.8% vs. 0.8%), among the 6,773 ballots cast by the borough's 9,002 registered voters, for a turnout of 75.2% (vs. 76.8% in Bergen County). In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 4,195 votes (61.3% vs. 51.7% countywide), ahead of Republican George W. Bush with 2,569 votes (37.5% vs. 47.2%) and other candidates with 53 votes (0.8% vs. 0.7%), among the 6,848 ballots cast by the borough's 8,871 registered voters, for a turnout of 77.2% (vs. 76.9% in the whole county).
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 57.3% of the vote (2,046 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 42.2% (1,505 votes), and other candidates with 0.5% (18 votes), among the 3,667 ballots cast by the borough's 8,800 registered voters (98 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 41.7%. In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Democrat Jon Corzine received 2,454 ballots cast (55.8% vs. 48.0% countywide), ahead of Republican Chris Christie with 1,701 votes (38.7% vs. 45.8%), Independent Chris Daggett with 189 votes (4.3% vs. 4.7%) and other candidates with 17 votes (0.4% vs. 0.5%), among the 4,401 ballots cast by the borough's 8,782 registered voters, yielding a 50.1% turnout (vs. 50.0% in the county).
The Tenafly Public Schools serve students from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. As of the 2017–18 school year, the district, comprising six schools, had an enrollment of 3,732 students and 303.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.3:1. Schools in the district (with 2017-18 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Malcolm S. Mackay Elementary School (391 students; in grades K-5), Ralph S. Maugham Elementary School (411; K-5), J. Spencer Smith Elementary School (360; K-5), Walter Stillman Elementary School (393; K-5), Tenafly Middle School (917; 6-8) and Tenafly High School (1,193; 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 the National Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence 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).
Public school students from the borough, and all of Bergen County, are eligible to attend the secondary education programs offered by the Bergen County Technical Schools, which include the Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, and the Bergen Tech campus in Teterboro or Paramus. The district offers programs on a shared-time or full-time basis, with admission based on a selective application process and tuition covered by the student's home school district.
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.
As of May 2010[update], the borough had a total of 64.55 miles (103.88 km) of roadways, of which 54.71 miles (88.05 km) were maintained by the municipality, 6.85 miles (11.02 km) by Bergen County, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 1.49 miles (2.40 km) by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission.
The Palisades Interstate Parkway runs above the Hudson River from Englewood Cliffs north towards Alpine. There are no exits on the parkway in Tenafly; the nearest interchanges are Exit 1 in Englewood Cliffs to the south, and Exit 2 in Alpine in the north.
U.S. Route 9W adjoins and runs parallel to the Palisades Interstate Parkway.
Rockland Coaches provides services to the Port Authority Bus Terminal on Route 14ET from Montvale, the 9/9A/9T/9TA from Stony Point, New York and the 20/20T routes from West Nyack, New York.
From the mid-1850s until September 1966, Tenafly was served by rail along the Northern Branch, originally to Pavonia Terminal, and later to Hoboken Terminal. CSX now provides freight service along the line. The former Tenafly Station, currently a restaurant, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979; it is one of four surviving stations on the Northern Branch.
The Northern Branch Corridor Project, a proposal by New Jersey Transit to extend the Hudson Bergen Light Rail for nine stops and 11 miles (18 km) northward from its current terminus in North Bergen to two stations in Tenafly, the last of which would be a new terminus near the Cresskill town line, met with mixed reactions. Many residents and officials believed that the negative consequences for the borough in terms of traffic and noise outweighed the benefits. In November 2010, voters rejected the plan to re-establish a rail service to the town by a nearly 2-1 ratio in a non-binding referendum, with all of the borough council candidates opposing the restoration of commuter train service. There is continued resistance to New Jersey Transit'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 as $8 million in commercial property valuation would be lost and residents raised strong objections.
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.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Tenafly include:
- Edie Adams (1927–2008), entertainer.
- Emin Agalarov (born 1979), Azerbaijani-Russian singer and businessman, who writes and performs songs in English and Russian and has been popular in both Azerbaijan and Russia.
- Dean Amadon (1912-2003), ornithologist and an authority on birds of prey.
- Dave Anderson (1929-2018), sportswriter for The New York Times who won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary on sporting events.
- Hiroaki Aoki (1938–2008), founder of Benihana Japanese restaurant chain and father of DJ Steve Aoki lived in Tenafly during his Powerboating years.
- Mark Attanasio (born 1957), investment banker and owner of the Milwaukee Brewers.
- Peter Balakian (born 1951), Pulitzer Prize-winning 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.
- Mike Becker (born 1943), contract bridge player and official.
- Gregg Berhalter (born 1973), member of the United States men's national soccer team.
- Yogi Berra (1925–2015), player and manager for the New York Yankees.
- Edna Libby Beutenmüller (1872–1934), scientific illustrator notable for her work in publications including those published by the American Museum of Natural History.
- William Beutenmuller (1864-1934), entomologist who was curator of entomology at the American Museum of Natural History.
- Verona Burkhard (1910-2004), artist, known for her murals painted for the U.S. Treasury Department.
- Albert Burstein (born 1922), former member of the New Jersey General Assembly who served as Majority Leader of the Assembly before being appointed to serve on the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.
- Jonathan Carney, appointed concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 2002.
- 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.
- John S. Conway (1852-1925), artist and sculptor.
- Herbert Dardik (1935–2020), vascular surgeon who served as the chief of vascular surgery at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center.
- Hope Davis (born 1964), actress.
- Jimmy Dean (1928–2010), singer turned breakfast meat entrepreneur.
- Clifford Demarest (1874–1946), organist and composer.
- Bill Dess (born 1993), musician, known as Two Feet.
- Tate Donovan (born 1963), actor.
- Jeannine Edwards (born 1964), former ESPN/ABC sportscaster focusing on college football, college basketball and horse racing.
- Victor Farris (1910–1985), inventor and businessman who has been credited with invention of the paper milk carton.
- Fat Joe (stage name of Joseph Antonio Cartagena, born 1970), rapper.
- Stephen Fichter (born 1967), priest, sociologist, author, app creator, film producer and pastor.
- Siggy Flicker (born 1967), cast member on the seventh season of Bravo's reality television series The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
- Danny Forster (born 1977), television host, film/television producer and director, best known as the host of the Science Channel series Build It Bigger
- Bill Foxen (1879-1937), pitcher who played in Major League Baseball from 1908 to 1911 for the Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies.
- Reuven Frank (1920–2006), former NBC News president and pioneer of Vietnam War-era news coverage.
- Ralph Fuller (1890-1963), cartoonist best known for his long running comic strip Oaky Doaks.
- Eran Ganot (born c. 1980), head coach of the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors basketball team.
- Richard A. Gardner (1931–2003), child psychiatrist who coined the term "Parental Alienation Syndrome".
- Alan Geisler (c. 1931–2009), food chemist best known for creating the red onion sauce most often used as a condiment topping on hot dogs sold by street vendors in New York City.
- Alexander Gemignani (born 1979), Broadway performer.
- Alexie Gilmore (born 1976), actress who starred in the short-lived television series New Amsterdam.
- Leon Goldensohn (1911-1961), psychiatrist who monitored the mental health of the 21 Nazi defendants awaiting trial at Nuremberg in 1946.
- Lesley Gore (1946–2015), singer.
- Rusty Hamer (1947–1990), actor.
- Big Bank Hank (born Henry Lee Jackson, 1957–2014), old school rapper and manager who was a member of The Sugarhill Gang, the first hip hop act to have a hit with the 1979 cross-over single "Rapper's Delight" .
- Ed Harris (born 1950), actor. Grew up in the borough and attended Tenafly High School.
- Jon-Erik Hexum (1957–1984), actor.
- Jack Hobens (1880-1944), Scottish-American professional golfer who made the first ever U.S. Open hole-in-one at the 147-yard 10th hole in the second round of the 1907 U.S. Open.
- Jay Huguley (born 1966), TV, film and theater actor, best known for starring as Whit Peyton in Brothers & Sisters.
- 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.
- Margaret Josephs (born 1967), fashion designer, entrepreneur and television lifestyle expert who is the owner, founder and designer of a lifestyle brand called the Macbeth Collection.
- Shlomit Levi (born 1983), Yemeni-Israeli singer who is a former touring member of the folk metal group Orphaned Land.
- Ross Levinsohn (born c. 1964), interim CEO of Yahoo!.
- Sarah Lewitinn (born 1980) alias Ultragrrl, author, Spin assistant editor, blogger, downtown socialite.
- Charles S. Lieber (1931–2009), clinical nutritionist who established that excess alcohol consumption can cause cirrhosis of the liver, even in subjects with an adequate diet.
- Ignatius Lissner (1867–1948), French-born Catholic priest who was instrumental in developing the ministry of the Catholic Church in the United States to the African American population through the Society of African Missions.
- 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), first baseman who played for the New York Yankees.
- Don Mattingly (born 1961), New York Yankees.
- Gil McDougald (1928-2010), 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.
- Richard P. McCormick (1916-2006), historian and professor, who was president of the New Jersey Historical Society.
- Lea Michele (born 1986), actress best known for starring in the Fox TV show Glee as Rachel Berry.
- Edward Miguel (born 1974), Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics at the University of California, Berkeley.
- Glenn Miller (1904–1944), bandleader.
- David Nelson (1936-2011), actor, director, and producer.
- Don Nelson (1927-2013), screenwriter, film producer and jazz musician, best known for his work on the sitcom The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.
- Ricky Nelson (1940-1985), actor, musician, and singer-songwriter, who from the age of eight, starred alongside his family in the radio and television series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.
- 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.
- Tom Rinaldi, reporter for ESPN and ABC
- Adam Rothenberg (born 1975), stage and movie actor, Mad Money.
- Steve Rothman, (born 1952), Congressman.
- Peter Secchia (1937–2020), businessman who served as the United States Ambassador to Italy and San Marino from 1989 to 1993.
- Gareb Shamus (born 1968), connectivist artist who works primarily as a painter.
- David Shepard (1940-2017), film preservationist whose company, Film Preservation Associates, is responsible for many high-quality video versions of silent films.
- Michael Sorvino (born 1977), actor and voice actor.
- Mira Sorvino (born 1967), actress who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Woody Allen's Mighty Aphrodite.
- 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.
- George Tanham (1922–2003), international security expert who was an executive with the RAND Corporation.
- Henry Taub (1927-2011), businessman and philanthropist who co-founded ADP.
- Joe Taub (1929-2017), businessman who joined his brother Henry Taub and Frank Lautenberg in building the payroll company Automatic Data Processing and later was part of an investment group that acquired the New Jersey Nets.
- Thomas D. Thacher (1881–1950), one-time Solicitor General of the United States.
- Caren Turner (born 1957), infamous for her role in the "Tenafly Traffic Stop Incident" which forced her to resign from her career 
- Trish Van Devere (born 1941), actress.
- Huyler Westervelt (1869–1949), pitcher who had a 7–10 record in his single MLB season with the New York Giants.
- Jacob Aaron Westervelt (1800–1879), shipbuilder in the mid-19th century and Mayor of New York City (1853–1855).
- Tracy Wolfson (born 1975), sportscaster for CBS Sports.
- Sofie Zamchick (born 1994), folk-pop singer-songwriter and actress, best known as the voice of Linny the Guinea Pig on the animated children's television series, Wonder Pets.
- Milan Zeleny (born 1942), economist.
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- Sudol, Karen. "GOP wins in Tenafly as voters defeat rail line ballot question", The Record, November 2, 2010. Accessed December 19, 2013. "Residents rejected a non-binding ballot question — by 2,271 votes to 1,183 votes — that asked whether passenger rail service should be re-established."
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- Ma, Myles. "Light rail to stop in Englewood, not Tenafly, NJ Transit decides", The Record, May 5, 2013. Accessed August 11, 2013. "In contrast, Tenafly residents made clear in public hearings that they didn't want the line in their town. Tenafly Mayor Peter Rustin said extending the line would require $8 million in commercial property to be torn down."
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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."
- Cowen, Richard; and Shkolnikova, Svetlana. "Russian pop star tied to Trump has Tenafly roots", The Record, July 13, 2017. Accessed February 28, 2018. "Russian pop star Emin Agalarov wore black leather, drove a souped-up moped and wanted to be the next Elvis Presley, having spent his teenage years living large and dreaming big on the streets of his adopted hometown, Tenafly."
- Saxon, Wolfgang. "Dean Amadon, an Authority On Birds of Prey, Dies at 90", The New York Times, January 15, 2003. Accessed May 11, 2017. "Dean Amadon, a renowned authority on birds of prey and former Lamont curator of birds at the American Museum of Natural History, died Sunday at his home in Tenafly, N.J."
- "The PGA of America celebrates its 95th anniversary at site of its founding", Professional Golfers Association, August 31, 2011. Accessed May 11, 2017. "The 95th Anniversary reception also featured Pulitzer Prize winner and Golf Digest Contributing Editor Dave Anderson of the New York Times, who lives in Tenafly, N.J., and is a member of the Knickerbocker Country Club."
- via Associated Press. "Aoki Will Leave Powerboat Racing", The New York Times, February 7, 1983. Accessed December 18, 2013. "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" Archived 2011-07-01 at the Wayback Machine, 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, May 25, 1992. Accessed October 11, 2015. "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.
- Truscott, Alan. "Bridge: Health Problem Has Impact In Knockout Play in Toronto", The New York Times, July 28, 1986. Accessed October 11, 2015. "His teammates are Mike Becker of Tenafly, N.J., Ron Rubin of Livingston, N.J., Bill Eisenberg of Los Angeles, Fred Hamilton of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Mike Lawrence of Kensington, Calif."
- Leonard, Tim. "Tenafly's Berhalter happy to be close to home", The Record, 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."
- Capuzzo, Jill P. "A Suburb for Urbanites", The New York Times, October 9, 2009. Accessed December 18, 2013. "Over the years, the borough has been home to professional athletes, including Yogi Berra, and actors, including Ed Harris and Paul and Mira Sorvino. The homes of two of its most notable historic figures — the suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the bandleader Glenn Miller — are registered landmarks."
- "Artist Dies Mr. Edna Beutenmuller, Tenafly Resident. Dead At 61", The Record, July 17, 1934. Accessed November 22, 2020. "Funeral services will be held today at 2 p. m. for Mrs. Edna Beutenmuller of 85 Elm Street, Tenafly.... She has been a resident of Tenafly for fourteen years."
- "W. Beutenmuller, 69, Dies; Entomologist Was Long a Curator at Natural History Museum,", The New York Times, February 25, 1934. Accessed November 22, 2020. "Tenafly, N. J., Feb. 24.-William Beutenmuller of 85 Elm Street, Tenafly, one of the leading American entomologists, who was curator of the Department of Entomology of the American Museum of Natural History from 1889 to 1910, died today in the Englewood Hospital of heart disease."
- Kovinick, Phil; and Yoshiki-Kovinick, Marian. An encyclopedia of women artists of the American West, p. 35. University of Texas Press, 1998. Accessed May 11, 2017. "Later, during the depression of the 1930s and after, while living in Leonia, NJ (c. 1930 - c. 1936), Tenafly, NJ (c. 1936 - c. 1938), and New York (c. 1938 - 1949), she made great strides as an artist."
- "Albert Burstein to Receive Professionalism Award; Other Lawyers to be Honored at Luncheon" Archived 2013-12-20 at the Wayback Machine, New Jersey State Bar Association press release dated September 26, 20006. Accessed December 18, 2013. "Albert Burstein of Tenafly will receive the 2006 Daniel J. O'Hern Award from the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law at an awards luncheon to be held on Friday, October 13 at the New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick."
- "BSO Concertmaster, Jonathan Carney, joins the faculty of Baltimore School for the Arts, will teach exceptional violin students in BSA's music program beginning in the 2015-16 school year.", Baltimore School for the Arts, press released dated November 14, 2014. Accessed October 9, 2018. "He grew up in Tenafly, NJ in a family of six musicians, all of whom attended Juilliard."
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- "John Severinus Conway; Painter and Sculptor Dies at the Age of 73 in Tenafly, N. J., The New York Times, December 25, 1925. Accessed November 20, 2017. "John Severinus Conway, painter and sculptor, who designed the statue of Oklahoma for the St. Louis Exposition and had exhibited his paintings in Rome and this city, died yesterday at his home in Tenafly, N. J."
- Palmer, Joanne. "Remembering Dr. Herbert Dardik; Englewood Health's chief vascular surgeon developed techniques, taught generations of students, inspired much love", Jewish Standard, May 28, 2020. Accessed July 18, 2020. "By the time he talked about Dr. Herbert Dardik of Tenafly, enough time had passed for Warren Geller to have assimilated the fact of Dr. Dardik's death.... In 1968, the Dardik family moved to Teaneck, and in 1976 they moved to Tenafly."
- 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.
- Kennedy, Dana. "The New Season/Film: Up And Coming: Hope Davis; Lucky for Her, She Flunked the 'Nuprin' Audition", The New York Times, September 13, 1998. Accessed December 18, 2013. "Ms. Davis, who grew up in Tenafly, N.J., where she was the second of three daughters, has no explanation for her long, lean period other than to say, 'I just wasn't ready for success.'"
- "Walter Jones Taylor Wed To Connie Elizabeth Dean", The New York Times, November 8, 1987. Accessed October 11, 2015. "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."
- Staff. "C. Demarest Dies; Tenafly Organist; Played at Community Church Service at Town Hall Here Sunday--Also Composer", The New York Times, May 14, 1946. Accessed October 9, 2018. "Tenafly, N.J., May 13--Clifford Demarest, organist and composer, died here today of a heart attack at his home, 99 Magnolia Avenue. He was born in Tenafly, Aug. 12, 1874, a son of A.G. Demarest and the former Ellen Van Gieson."
- Edel, Raymond A. "People", The Record, 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,..."
- [cs.bloodhorse.com/blogs/talkin-horses/archive/2009/04/16/Jeannine-Edwards.aspx "Jeannine Edwards"], Blood Horse, April 16, 2009. Accessed January 3, 2021. "A native of Tenafly, New Jersey, Jeannine Edwards spent about 10 years on the backstretch as an exercise rider and apprentice jockey, and then a couple of years as trainer in New York and New Jersey before initially getting into television part-time as an in-house host."
- via United Press International. "Victor Farris, 75; Invented Paper Milk Carton", Chicago Tribune, March 10, 1985. Accessed June 15, 2015. "Mr. Farris was born in Buffalo and was a resident of Tenafly and Englewood, N.J., before he retired to Palm Beach 20 years ago."
- Akin, Stephanie. "Rapper 'Fat Joe' sentenced in N.J. for failure to file income taxes", The Record, June 24, 2013. Accessed March 21, 2016. "The Platinum-selling artist and Tenafly resident – whose real name is Joseph Anthony Cartagena — faced as many as 24 months in prison."
- Yellin, Deena. "Local pastor's coming-of-age drama about young priests is heading to the screen", The Record, July 16, 2019. Accessed December 1, 2020. "Fichter, who grew up in Tenafly, never set out to be a filmmaker or a priest. In fact, when a classmate at Bergen Catholic High School first told him he was considering the priesthood, Fichter thought he was nuts."
- Rohan, Virginia. "Two new Real Housewives of New Jersey stars want to bring positive light back to show", The Record, July 6, 2016. Accessed July 6, 2016. "During an interview at Flicker's sprawling and beautifully renovated century-old Dutch Colonial in Tenafly one recent morning, the two displayed an easy, sometimes comical dynamic."
- Lai, Yvonne. "Danny Forster", South China Morning Post, April 26, 2009. Accessed May 11, 2017. "'Meandering' is a good way to describe my path. I grew up in Tenafly, New Jersey, right outside of Manhattan."
- Bill Foxen, Society for American Baseball Research. Accessed May 11, 2017.
- 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 December 18, 2013. "Brokaw was among those attending a memorial service Wednesday near Frank's home town of Tenafly, N.J."
- Staff. "Ralph B. Fuller", Asbury Park Press, August 17, 1963. Accessed May 16, 2016. "Ralph B. Fuller, 73. the cartoonist who drew the former Associated Press comic strip Oaky Doaks, died in a hospital here yesterday after a brief illness. Mr. Fuller drew the comic strip from 1935 until it was discontinued at the end of 1961. He resided at Tenafly, N.J., and maintained a summer home here."
- Eran Ganot[permanent dead link], Saint Mary's Gaels men's basketball. Accessed May 11, 2017. "Hometown: Tenafly, N. J."
- 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."
- Levin, Jay. "Alan Geisler, 78; food chemist, hot dog hero", The Record, January 9, 2009. "In 1960, Mr. Geisler -- a Tenafly High School graduate who received a bachelor's degree in food technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- founded a company that manufactures emulsifiers, shortenings and other ingredients for the baking industry."
- 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, November 5, 2006. "Alexander Gemignani, the Tenafly native who stars in Broadway's new revival of "Les Misérables", 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."
- Rohan, Virginia. "Tenafly High grad stars in Fox pilot", The Record, March 4, 2008. Accessed May 11, 2017. "'She's a very logical, constant woman, so when she comes into contact with this mystery of a man, her whole world kind of turns upside down,' Tenafly-bred Gilmore says.
- Goldensohn, Leon. The Nuremberg Interviews, p. 1. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2007. ISBN 9780307429100. Accessed May 11, 2017. "When Leon left the Army in 1946, he brought his papers back and kept them in his New York City apartment until 1950 and subsequently in his Tenafly, New Jersey, home until his death in 1961."
- 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."
- Petrick, John; and Levin, Jay. "Rapper Big Bank Hank of Englewood-based Sugar Hill Gang dies at age 57", The Record, November 11, 2014. Accessed November 12, 2014. "Trail-blazing rapper Big Bank Hank, whose 1979 hit "Rappers Delight" with the Englewood-based group the Sugar Hill Gang was considered the first commercially viable rap single to shoot up the charts, died Tuesday morning at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. He was 57 and lived in Tenafly."
- "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 high school varsity 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."
- Staff. "Jack Hobens, Golfer, Ex-Champion Here; Winner of Metropolitan Open in 1908 a Professional 50 Years", The New York Times, March 27, 1944. Accessed October 9, 2018. "Englewood, N. J., March 26 -- Jack Hobens, Metropolitan open golf champion in 1908 and a professional golfer for nearly half a century, died in his home here, 134 West Hudson Avenue, last night at the age of 64."
- Zwain, Heather. "(201) Face-to-Face, with guest, actor and Tenafly native Jay Huguley", (201) magazine, May 20, 2010. Accessed December 18, 2013.
- 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, backed up by the Internet Archive as of May 12, 2005. Accessed December 18, 2013. "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, Maryland, of Englewood who were recently elected to one-year terms."
- Staff. "The Macbeth Collection's Margaret Josephs infuses her Tenafly home with edgy, eclectic style", (201) magazine, September 2014. Accessed October 11, 2015.
- Yudelson, Larry. "Connecting through music; Yemenite singer from Tenafly to take stage in Dumont", The Jewish Standard, April 24, 2015. Accessed July 7, 2016. "Ms. Levi came to Tenafly with her husband, Boaz Arzi, a software engineer for a video surveillance firm."
- Newman, Richard; Yellin, Deena; and Superville, Denisa R. "Tenafly grad takes helm at Yahoo", The Record, 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."
- Maugh, Thomas H., II. "Dr. Charles S. Lieber dies at 78; researcher demonstrated that alcohol is a liver toxinLieber showed that excessive drinking could change metabolism in the liver to convert a number of normally harmless chemicals, including acetaminophen, into toxins.", Los Angeles Times, March 18, 2009. Accessed December 18, 2013. "Dr. Charles S. Lieber, who overturned conventional wisdom by demonstrating that alcohol is a toxin that can damage the liver and that alcoholism is a disease that can be treated, died March 1 at his home in Tenafly, N.J."
- Staff. "Very Rev. I. Lissner, Missionary, Is Dead", The New York Times, August 8, 1948. Accessed October 9, 2018. "In 1946 he retired to St. Anthony's Mission House at Tenafly, N. J., which he founded, but he remained active until a few weeks before his death."
- Pries, Allison. "Whatever happened to Baby M?", The Record, 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 October 11, 2015. "'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.
- Thomas Jr., Robert McG.; and Martinez, Michael. "Sports World Specials; Picture Perfect", The New York Times, March 23, 1987. Accessed October 11, 2015. "Then they gathered, for his approval, a stack of other Mattingly-at-the-bat shots and sent them to his Tenafly, N.J., home, where he cast aside first this one (shoulder slightly askew), then that (weight not quite properly shifted), before finally deciding on just the right candidate from a batch of no fewer than 100. 'It was no big deal,' said baseball's best player."
- 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. Accessed October 9, 2018. "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."
- Pallon, Frank. "In Recognition of Dr. Richard P. McCormick", Congressional Record, Volume 152, Part 1, February 14, 2006. Accessed May 11, 2017. "Born December 14, 1916, in Queens, New York, Richard Patrick McCormick moved to Tenafly, New Jersey, and attended Rutgers College, graduating with a bachelor's degree in 1938."
- Tropia, Joe. "Lea Michele", Broadway.com. Accessed May 30, 2008. "Hometown: Tenafly, New Jersey."
- Edward Miguel CV, University of California, Berkeley. Accessed December 26, 2015. "Tenafly High School, Tenafly NJ. Valedictorian 1992"
- Simon, George Thomas. Glenn Miller and His Orchestra, p. 211. Da Capo Press, 1980. ISBN 9780306801297. Accessed October 11, 2015. "Finally they found a place they loved over in Tenafly – The Cotswold on Byrne Lane."
- Staff. "Glenn Miller In Army; Commissioned as Captain and Will Disband Orchestra", The New York Times, September 11, 1942. Accessed October 9, 2018. "Mr. Miller said he did not know to what duties he would be assigned in the Army, but it was understood it would probably be morale work. The band leader, who is married to the former Helen Dorothy Burger, lives in Tenafly, N. J."
- Weber, Bruce. "David Nelson, Son in Ozzie and Harriet, Dies at 74", The New York Times, January 12, 2011. Accessed May 11, 2017. "David Oswald Nelson was born in Manhattan on Oct. 24, 1936. The family lived for a time in Tenafly, N.J., but moved to California when David was about 5."
- Kelly, Devin. "Don Nelson dies at 86; writer for 'Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet'; Screenwriter Don Nelson, younger brother of Ozzie Nelson, contributed to more than 200 episodes of the popular TV show 'Ozzie and Harriet.' He was also a jazz singer and saxophonist.", Los Angeles Times, September 11, 2013. Accessed May 11, 2017. "Donald Richard Nelson was born Jan. 20, 1927, in Hackensack, N.J., and grew up in the nearby borough of Tenafly."
- Cotten, Lee. The Golden Age of American Rock 'n Roll: Reelin' & Rockin': 1956-1959, p. 283. Pierian Press, 1995. ISBN 9781560750390. Accessed November 20, 2017. "Week after week he did one-nighters on the road while Harriet and the children remained in their rambling country home in Tenafly, New Jersey. The Nelsons, minus Ricky, moved to Hollywood in 1941 so that Ozzie could take a job as band leader for Red Skelton's radio program"
- Frank Charles Osmers Jr., Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed June 24, 2007.
- Coutros, Evonne. "Ex-Tenafly Classmates Give Justice High Marks", The Record, November 21, 2000. Accessed October 11, 2015. "'You try to put yourself in her shoes and identify with the incredible task and responsibility she has,' said Jeff Riedl, a Wyckoff lawyer who, like Pariente, was a member of Tenafly's class of 1966."
- Pudlow, Jan. "Barbara J. Pariente, Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court", The Florida Bar Journal, October 2004 at Florida Supreme Court. Accessed October 11, 2015. "She worked at the snack shack at Tenafly High School, and Susanne Pariente remembers her older sister debated with their dad about politics."
- Carter, Claire. "'In One Second Everything Changed'", Parade, April 5, 1992. Accessed August 9, 2010.
- 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."
- Kramer, Peter D. "9/11: Man in the red bandanna's finest hour", The Record, September 6, 2016. Accessed September 7, 2016. "This week will find Tom Rinaldi pingponging from his home in Tenafly, New Jersey — less than a mile from the Cresskill home he grew up in — to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens, to cover the U.S. Open."
- Staff. "Adam Rothenberg: About This Person", The New York Times. Accessed December 18, 2013. "A specialist at playing sweet-natured husbands and boyfriends, model-cum-actor Adam Rothenberg was born in Tenafly, New Jersey, 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."
- "Obituary: Peter F. Secchia", Blue Book Services, October 21, 2020. Accessed January 12, 2021. "Born April 15, 1937, Peter spent his early years in Tenafly, NJ, graduating from Tenafly High School and then serving in the United States Marine Corps with NATO and the 2nd Battalion 6th Marines in Beirut."
- O'Donnell, Chuck. "Tenafly resident brings the Comic-Con phenomenon to New York", The Record, October 12, 2009. Accessed May 11, 2017. "Gareb Shamus in his Manhattan office. The Tenafly resident founded Wizard Entertainment, which publishes magazines for pop-culture enthusiasts and will be hosting this weekend's Big Apple Comic-Con."
- Grimes, William. "David Shepard, Film Preservationist, Dies at 76", The New York Times, February 5, 2017. Accessed November 20, 2017. "David Haspel Shepard was born on Oct. 22, 1940, in Manhattan and grew up, from the age of 11, in Tenafly, N.J. His father, Bertram, was an executive with the Grand Union grocery chain; his mother, the former Marjorie Markley, was a homemaker."
- Beckerman, Jim. "Film by Tenafly actors premieres at Tribeca Film Festival", The Record, April 24, 2016. Accessed January 25, 2018. "That's Wally as in Wally Marzano-Lesnevich. And Michael as in Michael Sorvino.... The two Tenafly natives, pals and co-stars since their high school theater days (Tenafly High School, class of 1996), are again working side by side in the new movie Almost Paris, having its world premiere today at the Tribeca Film Festival."
- Seal, Mark. "Mira Sorvino's Barcelona", American Way, January 1, 2001. Accessed December 18, 2013. "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 December 18, 2013. "I was raking leaves at my home in Tenafly (N.J.) when I got the call [from] 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."
- Staff. "St. Joseph's annual charity ball raises money", Clifton Journal, October 30, 2009. Accessed December 19, 2013. "David Infusino, of Nutley, left to right; Donna Graziano, of Clifton; Lori Stokes, of Tenafly, anchor of WABC Eyewitness News This Morning and Eyewitness News at Noon, was emcee for the evening"
- Staff. "William L. Stoddart, A Hotel Architect; Also Specialized in Designing Banks and Postoffices", The New York Times, October 3, 1940. Accessed February 10, 2011.
- "George Kilpatrick Tanham Memorial Service Christ Church, Georgetown May 13, 2003", Rural Affairs VN. Accessed December 19, 2013. "George Tanham was raised in Tenafly, New Jersey, and attended public schools and Princeton University."
- Wilson, Duff. "Henry Taub, a Founder of a Payroll Firm That Became a Global Giant, Dies at 83", The New York Times, April 4, 2011. Accessed August 29, 2019. "Henry Taub, a founder of the payroll company that grew into the global giant Automatic Data Processing, died on Thursday in Manhattan. He was 83 and lived in Tenafly, N.J."
- Goldaper, Sam. "Cohen Group Reaches Agreement to Purchase Nets", The New York Times, July 27, 1978. Accessed November 20, 2017. "Taub, who lives in Tenafly, N.J., and his brother, Henry, were among the founders of Automatic Data Processing, a computer company. Joseph Taub retired from the computer business eight years ago at the age of 40."
- Office of the Soliciter General: Thomas D. Thacher, United States Department of Justice. Accessed May 11, 2017. "Thomas Day Thacher, born September 10, 1881 in Tenafly, New Jersey, was the oldest of four children to Thomas Thacher and Sarah McCulloh (Green) Thacher."
- Naham, Matt. "Port Authority Commissioner and 'Ready for Hillary' Co-Chair Went Off When Cops Pulled Over Daughter (VIDEO)", Law & Crime, April 25, 2018. Accessed June 4, 2019. "'No, I'm not. I'm here as a concerned citizen and friend of the mayor,' Turner replied. 'I’ve been living in Tenafly for 20 years. I take full responsibility for them.'""
- Staff. "The Beauty Who Tamed the Beast", People (magazine), February 7, 1977. Accessed May 11, 2017. "Enter Trish, with her wholesome good looks and thoroughbred charms. The only daughter of the horsey, affluent Dressels of Tenafly, N.J., she had become a relative radical at little Ohio Wesleyan University, and later intrepidly toured the redneck South with the mostly black Free Southern Theater."
- Huyler Westervelt, Baseball Almanac. Accessed December 19, 2013. "Huyler Westervelt was born on Friday, October 1, 1869, in Tenafly, New Jersey."
- Staff. "Death Of An Ex-Mayor.; Career Of Jacob A. Westervelt. A Sketch Of His Life--His Early Training--The Ships He Built For The Merchant And Government Service.", The New York Times, February 22, 1879. Accessed October 9, 2018. "He was born at the old family homestead in Tenafly, N. J., Jan. 20, 1800, and was the eldest son of Ari Westervelt, who married his cousin, Vrowie Westervelt, in 1798, and died in 1814."
- Cosentino, Dom. "N.J.'s Tracy Wolfson, the NFL's newest sideline reporting star, has some stories to tell", New Jersey Advance Media for NJ.com, September 4, 2014. Accessed November 29, 2015. "Wolfson, a native of Rockland County, N.Y., who lives in Tenafly, grew up a Jets fan."
- Staff. "Tenafly teen buggy for Beatles; Actress's character gets to save them", The Record, April 24, 2008. "When 14-year-old Sofie Zamchick of Tenafly learned she'd be making a Beatles parody on her animated Nick Jr. series The Wonder Pets!, she got very excited."
- Staff. "Cuba Visitor Comes Up With Names of Three Czech Newspapers Once Published", Belleville Telescope, July 26, 1984. Accessed May 11, 2017. "Sometime back, Milan Zeleny, 50 Ridge Road, Tenafly, N.J., paid a visit to Cuba, Kan. A native Czech, Mr. Zeleny had heard of Cuba, and was interested in Czech history."
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