Tarrytown, New York


Tarrytown, New York

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Tarrytown is a village in the Town of Greenburgh in Westchester County, New York, United States. It is located on the eastern bank of the Hudson River, about 25 miles north of midtown Manhattan in New York City, and is served by a stop on the Metro-North Hudson Line. To the north of Tarrytown is the village of Sleepy Hollow (formerly "North Tarrytown"), to the south the village of Irvington and to the east unincorporated parts of Greenburgh. The Tappan Zee Bridge crosses the Hudson at Tarrytown, carrying the New York State Thruway (Interstates 87 and 287) to Nyack, New York and points upstate.

The population was 11,090 at the 2000 census. The estimated population in 2006 was 11,477. [U.S. Census Population Finder [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFPopulation?_event=Search&_name=Tarrytown&_state=04000US36&_county=Tarrytown&_cityTown=Tarrytown&_zip=&_sse=on&_lang=en&pctxt=fph Tarrytown village, New York] ]

Geography

Tarrytown is located at coor dms|41|4|9|N|73|51|35|W|city (41.069108, -73.859773).GR|1

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 14.7 km² (5.7 sq mi). 7.7 km² (3.0 sq mi) of it is land and 7.0 km² (2.7 sq mi) of it (47.54%) is water.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 11,090 people, 4,533 households, and 2,765 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,436.9/km² (3,724.7/sq mi). There were 4,688 housing units at an average density of 607.4/km² (1,574.5/sq mi). The racial makeup of the village was 77.44% White, 7.04% African American, 0.22% Native American, 6.49% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 5.29% from other races, and 3.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.17% of the population.

There were 4,533 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.0% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the village the population was spread out with 19.7% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 34.8% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 82.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $68,762, and the median income for a family was $82,445. Males had a median income of $61,699 versus $41,054 for females. The per capita income for the village was $39,472. About 1.8% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.4% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.

Possible merger with Sleepy Hollow

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 to lower their expenses, but the greatest reductions, however, especially in school and property taxes, would come from merging the two villages.

The problem, Zegarelli said, is that each village has its own assessment roll. “People complain about taxes overall. In particular, they’re talking about school taxes,” he said. “By definition it's not equal. It's very important to have a standardized assessment roll.”Zegarelli, who led an unsuccessful attempt in the mid-1970s to disaffiliate Sleepy Hollow from the town of Mount Pleasant, continues to advocate for secession — Sleepy Hollow from Mount Pleasant and Tarrytown from Greenburgh — as another way to save money. “If the idea is to save money, why have two levels of government?” he asked. The town of Mount Pleasant blocked Sleepy Hollow's effort to secede, largely because it did not want to lose tax revenue from General Motors, Zegarelli said. [Citation |url =http://hudsonindy.typepad.com/blog/2007/04/to_merge_or_not.html | last =Kott | first =Andrea | title =To Merge or Not to Merge | newspaper =The Hudson Independent | year =2007 | date =2007-04-30]

Transportation

Tarrytown has access to highways I-87 and I-287, and is the site of the eastern end of the New York State Thruway's Tappan Zee Bridge. I-87 continues south to New York City, while I-287 heads east across Westchester to link up with the Saw Mill River Parkway, the Taconic State Parkway, the Sprain Brook Parkway, the Meritt Parkway/Hutchinson River Parkway and I-95.

Tarrytown is served by Metro North Commuter Rail service. [cite web |url=http://mta.info/mnr/html/planning/schedules/schedules.htm |title=MTA Metro-North Railroad Schedules |accessdate=2008-02-05 |publisher=Metropolitan Transportation Authority ] Metro North trains go to New York City's Grand Central Terminal, and also go as far north as Poughkeepsie. Tarrytown is a major stop on the Hudson Line due to a large number of commuters crossing the Tappan Zee Bridge from Rockland County to catch express service to Manhattan.

Points of interest

*Lyndhurst, a Gothic Revival mansion formerly owned by Jay Gould
*Sunnyside, historic home of author Washington Irving
* [http://www.tarrytownmusichall.org/ Tarrytown Music Hall] , one of the oldest surviving theatres in Westchester County
*Marymount campus of Fordham University
*Temple Beth Abraham
*Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns
*Christ Church of Tarrytown
*Hackley School
*First Baptist Church of Tarrytown
*Historical Society Serving Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown

Economy

Tarrytown serves as the headquarters for the following businesses:
*Aegis Mortgage Corporation
*Crompton Corporation
*Comview Corporation
*Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics, North American Headquarters
*Hitachi America, Ltd, Eastern Region Center
*Hitachi Medical Corporation of America
*Recovery National Corporation
*MKR Group, Inc.
*LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc.
*Kraft Foods
*PGMS, a healthcare technology consulting firm.
* [http://www.hudsonhealthplan.org Hudson Health Plan] , nonprofit medicaid facilitator.
*Pratt & Whitney

Religion

Tarrytown's Christian churches, many of which are located on Broadway, [cite web |url=http://maps.google.com/maps?f=l&view=text&hl=en&q=category:+Church+%26+Religious+Associations+%26+Organizations&near=S+Broadway,+Tarrytown,+Westchester,+New+York+10591,+United+States&ie=UTF8&cd=1&geocode=0,41.062230,-73.862310&ei=iOCoR8maA4OeqwL84uzcDg&radius=5.000000 |title=Church & Religious Associations & Organizations within 5 Miles of S Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591 |accessdate=2008-02-05 |publisher=Google ] the village's largest thoroughfare, cover all major denominations. Tarrytown is serviced by Episcopalian, Baptist, Catholic, Christian Science (including a Christian Science book store on Broadway), Methodist, Reformed and Korean churches. The Foster Memorial AME Zion Church on Wildey Avenue is the oldest black church in Westchester County.cite web|last=Kennedy|first=Karen Morey|title=National Register of Historic Places nomination, Foster Memorial AME Zion Church|url=http://www.oprhp.state.ny.us/hpimaging/hp_view.asp?GroupView=10750|publisher=New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation|accessdate=2008-06-09]

Tarrytown also has a large Jewish community, which encompasses all major denominations. Temple Beth Abraham, located on Leroy Avenue, services both the Reform and Conservative community. The Doubletree Inn features a Glatt Kosher kitchen, as well as an Orthodox prayer service (minyan) on the Jewish sabbath (Shabbat), both of which appeal to the more observant Jewish community. The local Jewish Community Center, JCC on the Hudson, features family programs, camps, and educational opportunities from a non-denominational approach.

Miscellany

*The book "Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac" by Gabrielle Zevin is set primarily in the Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown area.
*Comedian Kevin Meaney was born and raised in Tarrytown.
*The Ellery Queen Novel "The Virgin Heiress" (aka The Dragons Teeth) is set primarily in Tarrytown.

Notes

External links

* [http://www.tarrytowngov.com/ Tarrytown official website]
* [http://www.TarrytownFD.org/ Tarrytown Fire Department website]
* [http://www.hudsonriver.com/rivertowns/tarrytown.htm Tarrytown information] from Historic River Towns of Westchester
*wikitravel|Tarrytown
* [http://tarrytowngov.com/pages/tarrytownny_webdocs/TarrytownHistory Brief history of Tarrytown]
* [http://www.upthehudson.com/ Art of the area]
* [http://www.GuideToTarrytown.com Local Business Listings]
* [http://hudsonindy.typepad.com/ Hudson Independent (local newspaper)]
* [http://www.eyebuzzgallery.com Eyebuzz Fine Art (local art gallery)]
* [http://www.tarrytownthirdfriday.com/ Tarrytown Third Friday] , a free public festival held on the third friday of every month on the streets of downtown Tarrytown.


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