Sleepy Hollow, New York


Sleepy Hollow, New York
Sleepy Hollow, New York
—  Village  —
The Old Dutch Church in 1907
Location of village within Westchester County
Sleepy Hollow, New York is located in New York
Sleepy Hollow, New York
Location of village within Westchester County
Coordinates: 41°5′31″N 73°51′52″W / 41.09194°N 73.86444°W / 41.09194; -73.86444Coordinates: 41°5′31″N 73°51′52″W / 41.09194°N 73.86444°W / 41.09194; -73.86444
Country United States
State New York
County Westchester
Area
 - Total 5.1 sq mi (13.2 km2)
 - Land 2.3 sq mi (5.9 km2)
 - Water 2.8 sq mi (7.3 km2)
Elevation 89 ft (27 m)
Population (2010)
 - Total 9,870
 - Density 1,936.6/sq mi (747.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 10591
Area code(s) 914
FIPS code 36-67638
GNIS feature ID 0958934

Sleepy Hollow is a village in the town of Mount Pleasant in Westchester County, New York, United States. It is located on the eastern bank of the Hudson River, about 30 miles (48 km) north of midtown Manhattan in New York City, and is served by the Philipse Manor stop on the Metro-North Hudson Line.

Originally known as North Tarrytown, it was given its current name in 1996 when residents voted to have it changed to honor the Washington Irving story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."[1] To the south of Sleepy Hollow is the village of Tarrytown, and to the north and east are unincorporated parts of Mount Pleasant. The population of the village at the 2010 census was 9,870.[2]

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Overview

The village is the location of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, where Washington Irving, the author of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", is buried, along with Andrew Carnegie, Walter P. Chrysler, Brooke Astor, Elizabeth Arden, Thomas J. Watson of IBM, and many others. Philipsburg Manor House and the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow are located in the village as well.

Geography

Sleepy Hollow is located at 41°5′31″N 73°51′52″W / 41.09194°N 73.86444°W / 41.09194; -73.86444 (41.091998, -73.864361)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 5.1 square miles (13 km2), of which 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2) is land and 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2), or 55.58%, is water.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 9,212 people, 3,181 households, and 2,239 families residing in the village. The population density was 4,054.7 people per square mile (1,566.9/km²). There were 3,253 housing units at an average density of 1,431.8 per square mile (553.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 67.64% Caucasian, 5.23% African American, 0.84% Native American, 1.87% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 18.82% from other races, and 5.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 45.08% of the population, many of whom are Ecuadorian, Dominican, Chileans, and Puerto Rican.

There were 3,181 households out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 23.0% 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 2.89 and the average family size was 3.37.

In the village the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 36.7% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 103.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $54,201, and the median income for a family was $63,889. Males had a median income of $39,923 versus $32,146 for females. The per capita income for the village was $28,325. About 5.7% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.

Emergency services

The Sleepy Hollow Police Department is the main law enforcement agency in the village. It has 27 personnel whose main function is patrol and law enforcement services. The Chief of the Sleepy Hollow Police Department (SHPD) is Gregory Camp, a veteran officer who rose through the ranks of the SHPD. The department also has a Detective Division, a K9 unit and a Parking Enforcement unit.

The Sleepy Hollow Fire Department (SHFD) is an all-volunteer force that provides fire suppression and rescue services to the village. The SHFD is composed of five companies, with each company operating one piece of apparatus. The fleet of the SHFD consists of three engines, one tower ladder, one rescue, two boats and three chief/supervisor vehicles. The current Chief Engineer of the SHFD is John Korzelius.

The Sleepy Hollow Ambulance Corps (SHAC) is an all-volunteer EMS agency covering the village of Sleepy Hollow and hamlet of Pocantico Hills. The agency is licensed by the New York State Department of Health to provide Basic Life Support (BLS). The current Captain of SHAC is Shelly Florence-Glover.

Possible merger

Sleepy Hollow Mayor Philip Zegarelli in March 2007 met with Tarrytown Mayor Drew Fixell and district superintendent Dr. Howard Smith to discuss forming a blue ribbon panel that would explore the pros and cons of an intermunicipal agreement.

The two villages have shared a school district for 55 years. The villages already shared some services, but the greatest reductions in school and property taxes would come from merging the two villages.

Points of interest

Sleepy Hollow in popular culture

  • There is a 1999 period horror film namesake that takes place in Sleepy Hollow, 200 years earlier, in 1799.
  • It is featured in Beyoncé's video "Best Thing I Never Had".

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