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Encyclopedia > Poughkeepsie (city), New York
City of Poughkeepsie
Nickname: The Queen City of the Hudson
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Coordinates: 41°42′0″N 73°56′0″W / 41.7, -73.93333
Country United States
State New York
County Dutchess
Government
 - Mayor Nancy Cozean
Area
 - Total 5.7 sq mi (14.8 km²)
 - Land 5.1 sq mi (13.3 km²)
 - Water 0.6 sq mi (1.4 km²)
Elevation 203 ft (62 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 29,871 (city proper)
 - Density 5,806.2/sq mi (2,243.8/km²)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 12601-12604
Area code(s) 845
FIPS code 36-59641
GNIS feature ID 0961058

Poughkeepsie (pronounced IPA: /pəˈkɪpsiː/) is a city in New York, U.S.A. and serves as the county seat of Dutchess County, located in the Hudson River Valley midway between New York City and Albany. The name derives from a Native American word (roughly U-puku-ipi-sing), meaning "the reed covered lodge by the little-water place," referring to a spring or stream feeding into the Hudson River, south of the present downtown area. Poughkeepsie is known as "The Queen City of the Hudson." Poughkeepsie is a town located in Dutchess County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 42,777. ... Poughkeepsie, Arkansas is a town located in Sharp County, Arkansas. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_pog2. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... 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History

Poughkeepsie was first settled by a Dutchman, Barent Baltus, before 1659. It was founded in 1687 by his son, Baltus Barent Van Kleeck, who built the first house of record there in 1702. The community was set off from the Town of Poughkeepsie when it became an incorporated village in 1799. The City of Poughkeepsie was chartered in 1854. Outside of municipal designations, the City and Town of Poughkeepsie are generally viewed as a single place, and are commonly referred to as Poughkeepsie, with a current combined population of approximately 75,000.


Spared from battle during the American Revolution, Poughkeepsie became the second capital of New York. In 1788 the Ratification Convention for New York State, which included Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and George Clinton, assembled at the courthouse on Market Street, debated, and ratified the United States Constitution. With its ratification, New York entered the new union as the eleventh of the original thirteen colonies to join together as the United States of America. John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen... Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757[1]—July 12, 1804) was an Army officer, lawyer, Founding Father, American politician, leading statesman, financier and political theorist. ... John Jay (December 12, 1745 – May 17, 1829) was an American politician, statesman, revolutionary, diplomat, and jurist. ... George Clinton (July 26, 1739 – April 20, 1812) was an American soldier and politician. ... Wikisource has original text related to this article: The United States Constitution The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America. ...


Early on, the city was also a major center for whale rendering, and during the 1800s industry flourished through shipping, hatteries, papermills, and several breweries along the Hudson River, including some owned by Matthew Vassar, founder of Vassar College. Due to the area’s natural beauty and proximity to New York City, families such as the Astors, Rogers, and Vanderbilts built palatial weekend homes nearby. The city is also home to the oldest continuously operating entertainment venue in the state, the Bardavon 1869 Opera House (see below). Matthew Vassar (April 29, 1792–June 23, 1868) was a U.S. (English-born) brewer and merchant. ... Vassar College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college situated in the town of Poughkeepsie, New York, USA. Founded as a womens college in 1861, it was the first member of the Seven Sisters to become coeducational. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Astor may refer to: The Astor family, a wealthy 19th century American family. ... This article details the family of Cornelius Vanderbilt. ... // The Bardavon 1869 Opera House, at 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY was built in 1869 as the current name implies and served as a venue for the performing arts until 1923. ...


Geography

The City of Poughkeepsie is in the western part of Dutchess County and is bordered by the Hudson River on the west and by the Town of Poughkeepsie on the north, east and south. The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami, Muhheakantuck, is a river that runs through the eastern portion of New York State and, along its southern terminus, demarcates the border between the states of New York and... Poughkeepsie is a town located in Dutchess County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 42,777. ...


Demographics

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.8 km² (5.7 sq mi). 13.3 km² (5.1 sq mi) of it is land and 1.4 km² (0.6 sq mi) of it (9.65%) is water. 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. ...


As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 29,871 people, 12,014 households, and 6,559 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,243.8/km² (5,806.2/sq mi). There were 13,153 housing units at an average density of 988.0/km² (2,556.6/sq mi). Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ...


The racial makeup of the city was 52.84% White, 35.71% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 1.62% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 5.29% from other races, and 4.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.64% of the 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. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... 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. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... 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 12,014 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 29.8% were married couples living together, 19.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.4% were non-families. 35.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.15. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 12.2% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $29,389, and the median income for a family was $35,779. Males had a median income of $31,956 versus $25,711 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,759. About 18.4% of families and 22.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.3% of those under age 18 and 13.8% 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. ...


Educational institutions

The area is home to several colleges: Marist, Vassar (one of the Seven Sisters), and Dutchess Community, all of which are in the Town of Poughkeepsie. In nearby Hyde Park, to the north, is the Culinary Institute of America. This article is about Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. ... Vassar College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college situated in the town of Poughkeepsie, New York, USA. Founded as a womens college in 1861, it was the first member of the Seven Sisters to become coeducational. ... The Seven Sisters is the name given in 1927 to seven liberal arts womens colleges in the Northern United States. ... Taconic Hall Dutchess Community College is a two-year college, associated with the State University of New York (SUNY) and is situated on 130 acres on a hill above Poughkeepsie, New York. ... Hyde Park is a town located in the northwest part of Dutchess County, New York, United States, just north of the city of Poughkeepsie. ... The Culinary Institute of America is a training institute for culinary arts in the United States, and is regarded as one of the worlds top culinary schools. ...


A branch of Adelphi University is also located in the city. Adelphi University is a private, nonsectarian university located in Garden City, in Nassau County, New York. ...


The Poughkeepsie City School District is the public K-12 school system serving approximately 5,000 students. // Facts and Figures Location: United States, NY, Dutchess County, Poughkeepsie Superintendent: Donald Rothman (Interim Superintendent as of April 2006)[1] Budget: $64,817,363 (for the 2005-2006 school year)[2] Number of Students: 5,000[3] Official Web Site: http://poughkeepsieschools. ...


Transportation

Weekend Metro North trains depart once an hour to Poughkeepsie

Poughkeepsie sits at the junction of the north-south US 9 and east-west US 44 and NY 55 highways. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 4. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 4. ... The Poughkeepsie Bridge (sometimes known as the Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge or the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge is a steel Cantilever bridge single track railway bridge spanning the Hudson River between Poughkeepsie, New York on the east shore and Highland, New York on the west shore. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,560 × 1,920 pixels, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,560 × 1,920 pixels, file size: 2. ... At 325 miles (523 km), U.S. Route 9s New York segment accounts for more than half the highways total length. ... United States Highway 44 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 238 miles (383 km) from Plymouth, Massachusetts to the Hudson Valley region of New York. ... Junction Location Sullivan NY-97 0. ...


Commuter service to New York City is available by train, served by the MTA's Metro-North Railroad, the city being the northern terminus of Metro-North's Hudson Line. Amtrak also services the Poughkeepsie station, along the Hudson River south to New York City's Pennsylvania Station and north along the river to Albany-Rensselaer station and points further north and west; Amtrak trains serving Poughkeepsie are the Adirondack, Empire Service, and Maple Leaf. The Poughkeepsie, New York train station is the terminus of Metro-North Railroads Hudson Division line. ... The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a public benefit corporation responsible for public transportation in the State of New York. ... The Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company, or MTA Metro-North Railroad, or, more commonly, Metro-North, is a suburban commuter rail service that is run and managed by an authority of New York State, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or, more simply, the MTA. Metro-North runs service between New York... Metro-North Railroads Hudson Line is a commuter rail line running north from New York City along the east shore of the Hudson River. ... The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... The Poughkeepsie Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of Poughkeepsie, New York at the north end of the Hudson Line. ... The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami, Muhheakantuck, is a river that runs through the eastern portion of New York State and, along its southern terminus, demarcates the border between the states of New York and... Pennsylvania Station (commonly known as Penn Station) is the major intercity rail station and a major commuter rail hub in New York City. ... The Albany-Rensselaer Rail Station is the long-distance rail terminal serving the Albany, New York area from the nearby town of Rensselaer, 1. ... The Adirondack is a 381-mile (613 km) passenger train operated daily by Amtrak between New York City and Montreal, Quebec via Albany, New York. ... Empire Service could refer to Empire Service - a train service in New York State Empire Service - a radio service, the forerunner to the BBC World Service. ... The Maple Leaf is a 544-mile (875 km) passenger train operated jointly by VIA Rail and Amtrak from New Yorks Pennsylvania Station to Toronto via Albany, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo. ...


The Mid-Hudson Bridge, opened in 1930, carries US 44 and NY 55 across the Hudson River from Poughkeepsie to Highland. The Poughkeepsie Bridge opened in 1888 to carry railroad traffic across the Hudson, but has remained unused since a 1974 fire damaged its decking. [1] The Mid-Hudson Bridge is a toll bridge, which carries U.S. Highway 44 across the Hudson River in New York,USA, connecting Poughkeepsie and Highland. ... Highland is the name of some places in the U.S. state of New York: Highland, Sullivan County, New York Highland, Ulster County, New York This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Poughkeepsie Bridge (sometimes known as the Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge or the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge is a steel Cantilever bridge single track railway bridge spanning the Hudson River between Poughkeepsie, New York on the east shore and Highland, New York on the west shore. ...


In nearby Wappingers Falls, the Dutchess County Airport services local commuter flights and general aviation. The nearest major airport to Poughkeepsie is Stewart International Airport about 25 miles (40 km) south in Newburgh, with the three major metropolitan airports for New York City - John F. Kennedy International approximately 85 miles (137 km) south, Newark Liberty International approximately 105 miles (169 km) south, and LaGuardia Airport approximately 75 miles (121 km) south, and Albany International Airport approximately 90 miles (145 km) north. Wappingers Falls is a village located in Dutchess County, New York. ... Stewart International Airport (IATA: SWF, ICAO: KSWF) is located near Newburgh, New York, in the southern Hudson Valley, 55 miles (88. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA Airport Code: JFK, ICAO Airport Code: KJFK) is the main international airport in New York City, and is one of the largest airports in the world. ... Newark Liberty International Airport (IATA Airport Code EWR; ICAO Airport Code KEWR) is an international airport within the city limits of both Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States. ... LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA, FAA LID: LGA) is an airport serving New York City, New York, United States, located on the waterfront of Flushing Bay, and borders the neighborhoods of Astoria, Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst in the borough of Queens. ... KALB redirects here. ...


Within Poughkeepsie there are two transit bus services:

Both services have a quasi-hub at the intersection of Main and Market streets, adjacent to the Mid-Hudson Civic Center and at the west end of the former pedestrian-only Main Mall; the Mall was removed in 2001, with those blocks being restored back to traffic and to the name Main Street. Other buses serving this area include Adirondack Trailways, Coach USA, commuter runs to White Plains, and a shuttle to New Paltz. City of Poughkeepsie Transit is the municipal bus system serving the City of Poughkeepsie, New York as well as parts of the Town of Poughkeepsie and Hyde Park. ... Poughkeepsie is a town located in Dutchess County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 42,777. ... Hyde Park is a town located in the northwest part of Dutchess County, New York, United States, just north of the city of Poughkeepsie. ... The Dutchess County LOOP System is the popular name of the bus service provided by the Dutchess County Department of Mass Transit in Dutchess County, New York. ... The Poughkeepsie Galleria is a shopping mall in the town of Poughkeepsie, New York, not far from nearby Wappingers Falls, and is the biggest mall in New Yorks Hudson Valley region. ... South Hills Mall is a shopping mall in the town of Poughkeepsie, New York, not far from Wappingers Falls. ... The Main Mall was an outdoor pedestrian shopping plaza in downtown Poughkeepsie, New York which was in existence from 1973 until 2001. ... The Trailways Transportation System is a group of 63 independent bus companies that have entered into a franchise agreement. ... Coach USA MCI D4500 #8794 (owned by New Jersey Transit) in Nanuet, New York, in standard Coach USA livery. ... For other places with the same name, see White Plains (disambiguation). ... New Paltz is both a village and town in the U.S. state of New York. ...


Industry

IBM has a large campus in Poughkeepsie (a facility still referred to by many as IBM's "Main Plant"), although this facility is actually located in the Town of Poughkeepsie. Kingston (once the largest IBM site) was located in Poughkeepsie before the announcement to disintegrate came in July 1994. A factory on site once built the IBM Stretch Computer as well as later machines such as the IBM System/360 model 195, System/370 machines in the 1970s and 303x and 308x machines in the 1980s. The RS/6000 SP2 family of computers, which came to fame after one of them won a chess match against world chess master Kasparov, were also manufactured in IBM Poughkeepsie. For other uses, see IBM (disambiguation) and Big Blue. ... Poughkeepsie is a town located in Dutchess County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 42,777. ... The IBM 7030, also known as Stretch, was IBMs first attempt at building a supercomputer. ... This article is about the machine. ... System/360 Model 65 operators console, with register value lamps and toggle switches (middle of picture) and emergency pull switch (upper right). ...


Entertainment and the arts

  • The Bardavon 1869 Opera House, located near Main and Market Streets, is a theater which has an array of music, drama, dance and film events. It is also the home of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic.
  • The Chance, located on 6 Crannell Street in downtown Poughkeepsie, hosts live rock concerts with local as well as major artists.
  • Popular FM radio stations in the area are WRRV (alternative rock) WPDH (album-oriented rock), WRWD (country), WSPK (top 40), WHUD (adult contemporary), and WPKF (rhythmic top 40).
  • The collections of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College chart the history of art from antiquity to the present and comprise over 15,000 works, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, and glass and ceramic wares.
  • G.A.S. (Gallery and Studio) [3] is a visual art and performance space, located at 196 Main Street. G.A.S. presents contemporary art exhibitions, along with multi-media events, such as readings, films, and musical performances.
  • Albert Shahinian Fine Art, 198 Main Street, shows and sells original and contemporary regional art, Hudson River art, ceramics, and sculptures.
  • Cabaret Voltaire Art Center, 358 Main Street, is dedicated to showing groundbreaking, risk-taking and experimental works; site-specific installations; video, sound and performance art; and short films, as a forum of exploration and experimentation.
  • The Barrett Art Center [4] at 55 Noxon Street offers exhibits, art classes, lectures and demonstrations focused on the visual arts. Twice yearly it presents nationally acclaimed shows, juried by curators of notable museums. It also operates Barrett Clay Works at 485 Main Street, with studio spaces for individual artists, and a street level space devoted to instruction in various methods of "working clay" for children through seniors.
  • The Mid-Hudson Children's Museum [6], 75 North Water Street, serves the city and region as an educational resource center, family destination and tourist attraction.
  • The Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center [7] at 9 and 12 Vassar Street provides venues for both professional and amateur artists to showcase their talent in music, dance, and the visual arts.

// The Bardavon 1869 Opera House, at 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY was built in 1869 as the current name implies and served as a venue for the performing arts until 1923. ... A concert comprises a performance, usually involving some degree of formality, and particularly a performance featuring music. ... Ancient Greek wrestlers (Pankratiasts) Wrestling is the act of physical engagement between two unarmed persons, in which each wrestler strives to get an advantage over or control of their opponent. ... The 2006 LinuxWorld trade show at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center. ... Rockefeller Centre ice rink An ice rink is a frozen body of water where people can ice skate or play winter sports. ... Hockey is any of a family of sports in which two teams compete by trying to maneuver a ball, or a hard, round disc called a puck, into the opponents net or goal, using a hockey stick. ... The Chance Theater The Chance is a concert and theater complex in downtown Poughkeepsie, New York, USA. It began its life as one of Poughkeepsies movie theaters in the 1920s. ... WRRV is an modern rock radio station licensed to Middletown, New York and serving the lower Hudson Valley and Catskills of New York state plus nearby areas in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. ... WPDH is a mainstream rock radio station licensed to Poughkeepsie, New York and serving New Yorks Hudson Valley and Catskills. ... WSPK (K-104) is a contemporary hit radio radio station licensed to Poughkeepsie, New York and broadcasting from studios in Fishkill. ... WHUD is an Adult Contemporary radio station licenced to Peekskill, New York. ... WPKF is a Rhythmic Top 40 radio station licensed to Poughkeepsie, New York and serving the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York state. ... The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center is a teaching museum, art repository, and exhibition space on the campus of Vassar College, in Poughkeepsie, New York, USA. It was originally founded in 1864 as the Vassar College Art Gallery. ... Vassar College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college situated in the town of Poughkeepsie, New York, USA. Founded as a womens college in 1861, it was the first member of the Seven Sisters to become coeducational. ... Portrait of Samuel F. B. Morse by Mathew Brady, between 1855 and 1865 Samuel Finley Breese Morse (April 27, 1791 – April 2, 1872) was an American inventor, and painter of portraits and historic scenes; he is most famous for inventing the electric telegraph and Morse code. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ...

Notable natives and residents

Billy Name at Poughkeepsie Bridge, which he fought to preserve.

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Cultural references

  • Poughkeepsie is referred to in an episode of Law & Order when a character mentions a vacation home.
  • In the Broadway production of The Wild Party in 2000, the character, Nadine, tells Queenie, I'm Nadine. I'm Mae's little sister from Poughkeepsie. Can I have a sip?
  • Until 1972 Poughkeepsie was home to the Smith Brothers cough drop factory. The Smith Brothers' grave site is in Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery.
  • In the television show Friends, Ross dates a girl from Poughkeepsie in the episode The One with the Girl from Poughkeepsie. Ross falls asleep on the train on his way to break up with her, and she attempts to wake him up by shouting at him from the Poughkeepsie station platform when the train arrives.
  • In an episode of Spin City Carter mentions that he'll be making a stop in Poughkeepsie on the Mayor's Listening Tour.
  • In the movie version of the Broadway show Hello Dolly starring Barbra Streisand, the Poughkeepsie railroad station serves as the set where Dolly Levi boards the train from New York City to Yonkers. Interestingly, Miss Streisand arrived for the filming session by car.
  • In the movie Meet Joe Black starring Brad Pitt, the Poughkeepsie fire department is referenced concerning the approval of fireworks over the Hudson River.
  • In the movie Analyze This, an attendee at the Mafia summit at Appalachia is said to have hijacked a farm tractor to escape the FBI raid of the summit. "Legend has it he drove it all the way back to Bensonhurst," one character says, "but I happen to know he only made it as far as Poughkeepsie."
  • In the 2004 film Dodgeball: a True Underdog Story, the team that loses to Average Joe's Gym in the semi-finals is called the "Poughkeepsie State Flying Cougars."
  • The word "Poughkeepsie" is used in the TV series Ally McBeal by one of the two founding partners, John Cage (Peter MacNicol), of the law firm that Ally works for. He started using the city's name to control his stuttering and the link is laid to the city in the first season of the series in the episode "Alone Again"; this is Ally's explanation when Cage tried to use "Poughkeepsie" but settled on "New York": "He used to have a stutter, but he corrected it, or well I should say he controlled it but with a song, da da ta da da, and then he picked Poughkeepsie to preempt the da da ta da, but Poughkeepsie is actually a town in upstate New York so he seized upon New York instead of Poughkeepsie because it's phonetically less jarring." The FAQ that deals with this can be found here
  • In an episode of the Daily Show host Jon Stewart asked guest Eric Idle (of Monty Python fame) which U.S. city was his favorite. Idle answered, "Poughkeepsie." He had recently performed at the Bardavon theater.
  • Poughkeepsie is featured twice in the online cartoon series Homestar Runner.
  • Poughkeepsie is mentioned in the Something Corporate song, "I Woke Up In A Car", as well as in the Soltero song, "Poughkeepsie's Always Proud".
  • Poughkeepsie is mentioned in the Kurupt song "I Call Shots" and the Capone-N-Noreaga song "Thug's Paradise."
  • The town is referenced in Poughkeepsie, Tramps & Thieves, a Veronica Mars episode.
  • In the film Delovely, starring Kevin Kline and Ashley Judd, Kline, as song writer Cole Porter, mentions Poughkeepsie, when asked where he comes up with his ideas for songs: "I get them from from a little Chinese man in Poughkeepsie."
  • Batteries Not Included recorded a song titled "Poughkeepsie City of Sin," which was a minor local hit. It was played annually by radio station WPDH (101.5 FM) as #1,015 on their Top 1,015 Rock Songs of all Time countdown.
  • For many years Poughkeepsie was host to the Collegiate Regatta Race and celebration. This famous event ended in 1949.
  • The rock band Strata wrote a song titled "Poughkeepsie, NY" for their "Presents the End of the World" album.
  • In the episode Baby Tycoon of the TV series Bewitched Gladys and Abner give Tabitha a share of stock called "Poughkeepsie Woolen".
  • In the mid 1980s WWE recorded many of their shows, televised on Saturday mornings, from the Mid-Hudson Civic Center/Main Hall.
  • The fake documentary The Poughkeepsie Tapes tells the story of serial killer The Water Street Butcher who kept 800 VHS tapes of his murders.

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External links

  • Poughkeepsie (city), New York is at coordinates 41°42′00″N 73°55′23″W / 41.700093, -73.922905Coordinates: 41°42′00″N 73°55′23″W / 41.700093, -73.922905

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Poughkeepsie, New York (594 words)
The county seat of Dutchess County, New York, is the Hudson River Valley city of Poughkeepsie.
The city is nestled halfway between New York City (to the south) and Albany (to the north), roughly 82 miles from each.
In 1799, the city of Poughkeepsie was taken off the town of the same name and organized separately as a village, later to become incorporated (in 1854) as a city.
Poughkeepsie: Weather and Much More from Answers.com (1539 words)
Poughkeepsie (pronounced /pəˈkɪpsi/) is a city in New York, USA and serves as the county seat of Dutchess County, located in the Hudson River Valley roughly midway between New York City and Albany.
In 1900, the population of the City of Poughkeepsie was 24,029.
The City of Poughkeepsie is bordered by the Hudson River on the west and by the Town of Poughkeepsie on the north, east and south.
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