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Encyclopedia > Larchmont, New York
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Larchmont is a village in Westchester County, New York, United States. The population was 6,485 at the 2000 census. As a village, it is located within the town of Mamaroneck. It is located on the shore of the Long Island Sound, about eighteen miles from Midtown Manhattan. Larchmont is served by the New Haven Line of the Metro-North Railroad. This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... 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. ... Westchester County is a suburban county with about 940,000 residents located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... 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. ... Mamaroneck is a town located in Westchester County, New York. ... New York City waterways: 1. ... Metro North Railroads New Haven Line runs from New Haven, Connecticut southwest to Woodlawn, New York on the Harlem Line, where New Haven Line trains continue south to Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. ... Marble Hill station The Metro-North Railroad (officially the Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company, and usually abbreviated as Metro-North) is a suburban commuter railroad service between New York City to its northern suburbs in New York State and Connecticut. ...


The village of Larchmont contains one of the six schools in the Mamaroneck School District, Chatsworth Avenue School. Two of the other schools are in the Village of Mamaroneck, and the other three (two elementary schools and the middle school) are in the unincorporated Town of Mamaroneck.


Famous residents of Larchmont have included: Lou Gehrig, New York Yankees baseball legend; Ang Lee, director of "The Hulk," "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and "Brokeback Mountain"; Marcus Camby, basketball player for the Denver Nuggets; David O. Russell, movie director; Joan Rivers, well-known TV personality; playwright Edward Albee; Moss Hart award winning playwright and author of Act One, his best selling biography; director D.W. Griffith; novelist Jean Kerr and her husband, the Pulitzer Prize winning theater critic Walter Kerr and Amelia Rosselli (1930-1996), one of the greatest Italian poet of the last century and daughter of Carlo Rosselli, one of the heroes of the Italian anti-Fascist resistance. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as Americans... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Marcus D. Camby (born March 22, 1974 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American professional basketball player. ... The Denver Nuggets are a professional basketball team based in Denver, Colorado. ... David Owen Russell (born 20 August 1958 in New York) is an American film director. ... Joan Rivers on the video cover Joan Rivers (born June 8, 1933) is an American comedian, talk show host, and celebrity. ... Edward Albee, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1961 Edward Franklin Albee III (born March 12, 1928) is an American playwright known for works including Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Zoo Story, and The Sandbox. ... Moss Hart (October 24, 1904 – December 20, 1961) was an American playwright and director of plays and musical theater. ... David Lewelyn Wark Griffith (January 22, 1875 - July 23, 1948) was an American film director (commonly known as D. W. Griffith) probably best known for his film The Birth of a Nation. ... Jean Kerr (July 10, 1923, Scranton, Pennsylvania - January 5, 2003, White Plains, New York) was an American author. ... The gold medal awarded for Public Service in Journalism The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical compositions. ... Walter Kerr (July 8, 1913 – October 9, 1996) was an American writer and Broadway theater critic. ... Amelia Rosselli (1930 - February 11, 1996) was an Italian poet, the daughter of Carlo Rosselli, a member of (and considered by many a hero of) the Italian Resistance. ...


In July of 2005, CNN/Money and Money magazine ranked Larchmont 11th on its list of the 100 Best Places to Live in the United States.

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History

Originally inhabited by the Siwanoy (an Algonquian tribe), Larchmont was discovered by the Dutch in 1614. By 1720, few Siwanoy remained in the Larchmont area and the land had been largely bought up by British and Dutch settlers. The village was incorporated in 1891. The Siwanoy are a Native American tribe in the New York area. ... The Algonquian (also Algonkian) languages are a subfamily of Native American languages that includes most of the languages in the Algic language family (others are Wiyot and Yurok of northwestern California). ...


Before the advent of the automobile, Larchmont was a resort community serving wealthy New York City residents. Many of the Victorian "cottages" and a few of the grand hotels (such as the Bevan House and Manor Inn) remain to this day, though these have been converted to other uses such as private residences. The world-renowned Larchmont Yacht Club still hosts an annual Race Week competition. It is adjacent to Manor Park, which was designed by Jeremiah Towle, an early summer resident of Larchmont Manor and an engineer. Although the park has been rumored to have been designed by famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, the only evidence of any involvement by Olmsted in Larchmont is a c. 1845 survey map (original found in Village Hall) commissioned by Edward Knight Collins, who at the time owned what later came to be called the Manor. The Larchmont Shore Club (a club near the Larchmont Yacht Club) hosts an annual 'Swim Across America' challenge, across Long Island Sound. Larchmont Yacht Club, located in Larchmont, New York, is one of the premiere yacht clubs on the East Coast of the United States. ... Frederick Law Olmsted, oil painting by John Singer Sargent, 1895, Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina Frederick Law Olmsted (April 26, 1822 – August 28, 1903) was a United States landscape architect, famous for designing many well-known urban parks, including Central Park and Prospect Park in New York City, the country... Larchmont Yacht Club, located in Larchmont, New York, is one of the premiere yacht clubs on the East Coast of the United States. ... New York City waterways: 1. ...


Geography

Larchmont is located at 40°55′34″N, 73°45′11″W (40.926201, -73.753108)GR1, about eighteen miles from midtown Manhattan.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.8 km² (1.1 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 Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 6,485 people, 2,418 households, and 1,709 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,340.1/km² (6,073.6/mi²). There were 2,470 housing units at an average density of 891.3/km² (2,313.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 92% White, 2% African American, 0.09% Native American, 2.82% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.77% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.97% 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 2,418 households out of which 38.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.25. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the village the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.5 males.


The median income for a household in the village was $123,238, and the median income for a family was $163,965. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $49,545 for females. The per capita income for the village was $73,675. About 1.6% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.5% of those under age 18 and 5.1% 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. ...


See also

Alton Tobey (Alton S. Tobey, 1914-2005), was an American artist, muralist, and illustrator. ...

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Frederick Law Olmsted - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1179 words)
After sailing to China in 1843 for a year, he worked on his farm in Connecticut, then moved to New York City and ran a 130-acre (0.5 km²) experimental scientific farm on Staten Island that his father acquired for him in January 1848.
Interested in the slave economy, he was commissioned by the New York Daily Times (now the New York Times) to embark on an extensive research journey through the American South and Texas from 1852 to 1857.
When Olmsted returned to New York, he and Vaux designed Prospect Park, Chicago's Riverside subdivision, Buffalo, New York's park system, and the Niagara Reservation at Niagara Falls.
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