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Hartsdale is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) located in the town of Greenburgh, Westchester County, New York. The population was 9,830 at the 2000 census. The definitions of the political subdivisions of the state of New York differ from those in certain other countries or even various other U.S. states, leading to misunderstandings regarding the governmental nature of an area. ... The definitions of the political subdivisions of the state of New York differ from those in certain other countries or even various other U.S. states, leading to misunderstandings regarding the governmental nature of an area. ... Greenburgh is a town located in Westchester County, New York. ... Westchester County is a suburban county with about 940,000 residents located in the U.S. state of New York. ...

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Geography

Hartsdale is located at 41°1′32″N, 73°48′17″W (41.025690, -73.804742)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 8.3 km² (3.2 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 9,830 people, 4,314 households, and 2,756 families residing in the community. The population density was 1,186.1/km² (3,068.0/mi²). There were 4,478 housing units at an average density of 540.3/km² (1,397.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the community was 76.14% White, 8.71% African American, 0.19% Native American, 10.17% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.64% from other races, and 2.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.55% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 4,314 households out of which 24.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.1% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.86. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In the CDP the population was spread out with 18.2% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 86.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.2 males.


The median income for a household in the community was $81,824, and the median income for a family was $100,330. Males had a median income of $62,362 versus $47,380 for females. The per capita income for the community was $45,691. About 1.6% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.5% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


History

Hartsdale, a CDP/hamlet/post-office in the town of Greenburgh, NY, lies on the Bronx River just 20 miles north of New York City. It is served by the Metro North Harlem River commuter rail line into Grand Central Station. Hartsdale is the home of America's first Canine/Pet Cemetery (started by veterinarian Samuel Johnson in 1896), and the world's first Carvel Ice Cream store (1934). For other uses, see Carvel (disambiguation). ...


Hartsdale's earliest settlers were the Weekquaeskeeks, a sub-tribe of the Algonquin Indians. Weekquaeskeek is an Algonquin term believed to mean "place of the bark kettle", and this kettle appears in the Greenburgh town seal today.


After the earliest British colonialists arrived, the area was developed under the Manor system when Frederick Philipse, a Dutch merchant and British Loyalist, was "given" the land by the British government. As Lord of his Philipse Manor, he leased his land to tenant farmers who, at least for a time, were believed to have lived alongside their Native American neighbors.


There is evidence to show that Hartsdale played quite a significant role during the Revolutionary War, some of which still stands today. On October 28th, 1776, a Revolutionary War battle was fought alongside the Bronx River, near the site of the current Hartsdale train station. The Odell House (on Ridge Road, built in 1732) served as the headquarters for the French General the Comte de Rochambeau, and is where the Comte and George Washington are supposed to have formed an alliance in the Battle of Yorktown. The house was later named after John Odell, Washington's guide who bought the house in 1785. In 1965, his descendents deeded the house to the Sons of the American Revolution, and today the house is a museum.


After the Continental Army and American colonialists won the Revolutionary War, Frederick Philipse III (third Lord of the manor and great-grandson to Frederick Philipse I) fled, his land was confiscated and sold to the remaining farming tenants, many of whom were descendants of the Hart family. The intersection of Central Park Avenue and Hartsdale Avenue was named "Hart's Corners" after Robert Hart, one of these farmers who successfully bid for the land, and in the mid 1800s the entire area became known as "Hartsdale".


The area remained largely agrarian until 1865, when Eleazar Hart deeded land for the development of the New York and Harlem Railroad line into Manhattan, setting the stage for Hartsdale's change into a more cosmopolitan commuter village. Between 1880-1940, large tracts of farmland and estates were subdivided and converted into private houses and apartments at a furious pace. By the 1960s, almost no remaining farmland was left for sale.


In 1904, the successful German-Jewish banker Felix Warburg (1871-1937) purchased large tracts of land to build his 500-acre "Woodlands" estate in Hartsdale, a summer home next to the country club where he and his wife Frieda Schiff Warburg (1876-1958) spent considerable time. The estate would later become an important site in the history of modern American ballet, when on June 10th, 1934, their son Edward Warburg (1908-1992) helped produce the first performance of Balanchine's masterpiece "Serenade". In keeping with the family's philanthropic efforts, Frieda Schiff Warburg, on her death in 1958, deeded 150 remaining acres to the town of Greenburgh to build a public school. These 150 acres are now the home of the Greenburgh Central 7 School District and Woodlands High School. The main Warburg mansion currently serves as the school district headquarters, but other remnants from the original estate grounds can still be seen standing in the surrounding woods and neighboring streets. The Warburg family's New York City home would later be donated to become the Jewish Museum of New York. The Jewish Museum Berlin (Jüdisches Museum Berlin) is a museum in Berlin covering two millennia of German Jewish history. ...


On February 9th, 1928, Hartsdale became the birthplace of the American "Couch Potato" when the Scottish inventor John Logie Baird (1888-1946) transmitted the world's first inter-continental short-wave television signal from a transmitter (call sign 2KZ) in Coulsdon, Surrey (a suburb of London, England) to his colleague O.G. Hutchinson in the cellar of Robert M. Hart, an Amateur Radio Operator (call sign 2CVJ) in Hartsdale, New York. Bust of John Logie Baird in Helensburgh. ...


In 1932, Henry Jacques Gaisman, inventor and founder of the Gillette safety razor blade, purchased 135 acres of land along Ridge Road from George Christiancy, the former U.S. minister to Peru. In 1952, at age 82, he married his nurse Catherine "Kitty" Vance Gaisman, aged 33, a former Catholic nun. In 1957, he and his wife Catherine (Mrs. Henry J. Gaisman) passed the title for his land to the New York Archdiocese for $600,000, with the agreement that they could live there as long as they wished. Mr. Gaisman died in 1974 at age 104, and Mrs. Gaisman remained on the estate until she moved to Connecticut in 1995. In 1999, the estate was saved from sale and development when the Town of Greenburgh acquired the property and reopened it as the Hart's Brook Nature Preserve. Part of the agreement included the preservation of some portion of the estate as a home for retired Catholic nuns. Today the Catherine and Henry J. Gaisman Foundation continues to donate large amounts of money to support medical research. Henry Jacques (Jack) Gaisman (1869-1974), shy but generous philanthropist and inventor of the safety razor, the autographic camera, and over one thousand other patents which benefitted common items such as swivel chairs, mens belts, and carburetors. ... Greenburgh is a town located in Westchester County, New York. ...


On a hot Memorial Day weekend in 1934, Greek immigrant and ice-cream salesman Tom Carvelas was selling ice-cream from his truck around roads in Westchester, when he broke down with a flat tire along Central Avenue in Hartsdale. With his ice cream melting rapidly, he decided to simply sell it along the side of Central Avenue where his truck broke down. Successful at selling his entire stock before it melted, he decided to buy the plot of land where he was stuck, and in 1934 he opened up the world's first Carvel ice-cream store. The store still stands on Central Avenue (just south of the the "Four Corners" section of Hartsdale), however, recently the land has been sold to developers and plans are to demolish the original store in the near future.


The Salvation Army leader Evangeline Cory Booth (1865-1950), originally from London England, lived in Hartsdale until her death on July 17th, 1950. The classical music composer Charles Ives also lived and commuted from Hartsdale for a brief period. Other influential people who have lived in Hartsdale include the American businessman Vernon Jordan, National Urban League president John Edward Jacob, pro-wrestler "Classy" Freddie Blassie, novelist and educator Michael Rubin, and Nobel-laureate Louis J. Ignarro. Evangeline Cory Booth (December 25, 1865 – July 17, 1950) was the 4th General of The Salvation Army (1934-1939). ... Charles Edward Ives (October 20, 1874 – May 19, 1954) was an American composer of classical music. ... ... John Jacob Jingleheimer Smit (born 1934) was a U.S. administrator. ... Fred Blassie (February 8, 1918 – June 2, 2003) was an American professional wrestler born in St. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Dr. Louis J. Ignaro (b. ...


Hartsdale is one of the few communities immediately surrounding New York City that still has two working farms, both on Secor Road. It also has several parks including the 25-acre Secor Woods park, the 170-acre Ridge Road park, and 86-acre Rumbrook park.


The town can generally be subdivided into several different areas including the "Village" or downtown part (East Hartsdale Avenue), Manor Park, Windsor Park, Poet's Corners, Ridge Road, Orchard Hill, College Corners, or more specifically one of the several condominium developments built since the 1970s. Over the years, the town has attracted many different ethnic groups, and the downtown village has a significant Japanese population with Japanese shops, restaurants, real-estate brokers, and even a supermarket all within walking distance of East Hartsdale Avenue.


Ferncliff Cemetery is located on Secor Road in Hartsdale, famous as the burial grounds for many celebrities including Malcolm X, Judy Garland, Jerome Kern, Joan Crawford, Ed Sullivan, Aaliyah, Jam Master Jay, Gerry Mulligan, James Baldwin, Michel Fokine, Jim Henson, Tom Carvel, Yul Brenner, Oscar Hammerstein, and others. British-American rocker John Lennon was cremated there. Composer Bela Bartok was initially buried in Hartsdale before being reinterred in his native Hungary in 1988. Radio DJ Alan Freed was also initially buried in Hartsdale until his ashes were moved to the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. Founded in 1903, the non-sectarian Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum is located on Secor Road in the hamlet of Hartsdale, Westchester County, New York, about 25 miles north of New York City. ... Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little, also known as Detroit Red and Al-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Omaha, Nebraska, May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965 in New York City) was a Muslim Minister and National Spokesman for the Nation of Islam. ... Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American film actress considered by many to be one of the greatest singing stars of Hollywoods Golden Era of musical film. ... Jerome David Kern (January 27, 1885 – November 11, 1945) was an American popular composer. ... Joan Crawford (March 23, 1905 – May 10, 1977) was an acclaimed, iconic, Academy Award winning American actress. ... Ed Sullivan Edward Vincent Sullivan (September 28, 1901 – October 13, 1974) was an American entertainment writer and television host, best known as the emcee of a popular TV variety show that was at its height of popularity in the 1950s and 1960s. ... Aaliyah Dana Haughton (January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001), known simply as Aaliyah, was an American R&B singer, dancer, Model, actress of African-American & Native American descent. ... Jason Mizell (January 21, 1965 – October 30, 2002), known as Jam Master Jay, was the founder and DJ of Run-DMC, a highly influential hip-hop group, based in the Queens borough of New York City. ... Gerald Joseph Gerry Mulligan (April 6, 1927 – January 20, 1996) was an American jazz musician, composer and arranger best known for his baritone saxophone playing. ... James Baldwin may refer to: James Baldwin (schoolbook editor and author) (1841–1925) James Baldwin (writer) (1924–1987) James Baldwin (baseball player) (born 1971) J. Baldwin (born 1934), industrial designer, author, educator James Mark Baldwin (1861–1934), philosopher and psychologist James Baldwin (abolitionist), early American Abolitionist This human name article... Michel Fokine or Mikhail Mikhailovich Fokin (Михаил Михайлович Фокин) (April 23 [O.S. April 11] 1880) – August 22, 1942) was a groundbreaking Russian choreographer and dancer. ... For the company founded by Henson, see The Jim Henson Company. ... Tom Carvel Tom Carvel was often heard on advertisements for Carvel Ice Cream Cakes. ... Yul Brynner Yul Brynner (July 7, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was a Russian actor born Yul Borisovich Bryner in Vladivostok, Russia who appeared in many movies and stage productions. ... There were two notable Oscar Hammersteins: Oscar Hammerstein I, cigar manufacturer, opera impresario, and theatre builder Oscar Hammerstein II, Broadway lyricist, songwriting partner of Jerome Kern and Richard Rodgers This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... B la Bart k (March 25, 1881 – September 26, 1945) was a composer, pianist and collector of East European folk music. ... Alan Freed (December 15, 1921 – January 20, 1965), also known as Moondog, was an American disc-jockey (DJ) who became internationally known for promoting African-American Rhythm and Blues (R&B) music on the radio in the United States and Europe under the name of Rock and Roll. ...


The popular J-Pop Rap/R&B duo Heartsdales borrow their name from Hartsdale, as the two members spent considerable time here. J-pop is an abbreviation of Japanese pop. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


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Hartsdale is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) located in the town of Greenburgh, Westchester County, New York.
Henry J. Gaisman) passed the title for his land to the New York Archdiocese for $600,000, with the agreement that they could live there as long as they wished.
Ferncliff Cemetery is located in Hartsdale, famous as the burial grounds for many celebrities including Malcolm X, Judy Garland, Jerome Kern, Joan Crawford, Ed Sullivan, Aaliyah, Jam Master Jay, Alan Freed, Gerry Mulligan, and others.
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