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Encyclopedia > Saratoga Springs, New York
City of Saratoga Springs
Downtown Saratoga Springs
Nickname: The Spa City
Motto: Health, History, Horses
City of Saratoga Springs (New York Adirondack Park)
City of Saratoga Springs
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 43°4′31″N 73°46′57″W / 43.07528, -73.7825
Country United States
State New York
County Saratoga
First settled ca. 1776
Incorporated (town) 1819
Incorporated (village) 1826
Incorporated (city) 1915
Government
 - Mayor Scott Johnson (R)
Area [1]
 - City 29.0 sq mi (75.2 km²)
 - Land 28.4 sq mi (73.6 km²)
 - Water 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km²)  2.17%
 - Urban 36.89 sq mi (95.57 km²)
Elevation 300 ft (91.4 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 26,186
 - Density 921.1/sq mi (355.6/km²)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 12866
Area code(s) 518
Twin Cities
 - Chekhov Flag of Russia Russia
FIPS code 36-65255
GNIS feature ID 0964489
Website: http://www.saratoga-springs.org

Saratoga Springs is a city in Saratoga County, New York, USA. The population was 26,186 at the 2000 census. The name reflects the presence of mineral springs in the area. While the word "Saratoga" is known to be a corruption of a Native American place name, authorities[2] disagree on what the exact word was, and hence what it meant. This article is about the U.S. state. ... Saratoga Springs is a town located in Utah County, Utah. ... Disneys Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa is the newest Disney Vacation Club resort at the Walt Disney World Resort. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 336 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photographed by Flickr user John. ... // A nickname is a name of an entity or thing that is not its proper name. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links New_York_Adirondack. ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... 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The City of Saratoga Springs is in the center of Saratoga County in upstate New York. Saratoga County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... The areas highlighted in YELLOW and GREEN are those which are considered to be a bona fide part of Upstate New York from the perspective of New York City. ...

Contents

Government

The Saratoga Springs charter specifies a "commission" form of city government. Recent efforts to amend the charter to consolidate responsibilities with the mayor have as yet been unsuccessful.

  • Mayor -- Scott Johnson
  • Commissioner of Public Safety -- Ron Kim
  • Commissioner of Public Works -- Anthony "Skip" Scirocco
  • Commissioner of Accounts -- John Franck
  • Commissioner of Finance -- Ken Ivins
  • Saratoga County Board of Supervisors -- Joanne Yepsen, Matthew Veitch

History

According to historical accounts, Sir William Johnson, British soldier and a hero of the French and Indian Wars, was brought to what would become the city by native friends in 1767 to treat war wounds at a spring thought to have medicinal properties. The spring is now known as High Rock Spring, and may be visited today. Sir William Johnson (1715-1774) was an English pioneer and soldier in the colonial New York, and the British Superintendent of Indian Affairs from 1755-1774. ... Combatants France First Nations allies: Algonquin Lenape Wyandot Ojibwa Ottawa Shawnee Great Britain American Colonies Iroquois Confederacy Strength 3,900 regulars 7,900 militia 2,200 natives (1759) 50,000 regulars and militia (1759) Casualties 3,000 killed, wounded or captured 10,040 killed, wounded or captured The French and...


The first permanent settler arrived around 1776, and a tourist trade swiftly grew, with hotels being constructed by such Revolutionary War luminaries as Gideon Putnam.


Saratoga Springs was established as a town in 1819 from a western portion of the Town of Saratoga. Its principal community was incorporated as a village in 1826 and the entire region became a city in 1915. Year 1819 (MDCCCXIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) in the [[Grhttp://en. ... Saratoga is a town located in Saratoga County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 5,141. ... The oldest surviving photograph, Nicéphore Niépce, circa 1826 1826 (MDCCCXXVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday[1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


In the 19th Century, the community became famous as a spa that saw many hotels built, including the colossal Grand Union Hotel that was in its day, the largest hotel in the world. [1] Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about a town frequented for health reasons. ... Located in Newbury Park, California, the Stagecoach Inn (also known as the Grand Union Hotel) was used as a resting area for people who traveled from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara. ...


The famous Battle of Saratoga, the turning point of the Revolutionary War, did not take place in Saratoga Springs. Rather, the battlefield is 15 miles (24 km) to the southeast in the town of Stillwater. Combatants British 9th/Hill, 20th/Lynd, 21st/ Hamilton, 62nd/Ansthruter, Simon Fraser Brunswick Major Generals V. Riedesel, 1st Brigade (Brunswickers) Brig. ... The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen of her North American colonies. ... Stillwater is a town located in Saratoga County, New York. ...


Geography

Saratoga Springs is located at 43°4′31″N, 73°46′57″W (43.075337, -73.782422)[3].


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 29.1 square miles (75.3 km²), of which, 28.4 square miles (73.6 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) of it (2.17%) 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. ...


The Adirondack Northway (Interstate 87) and US Route 9 pass alongside and through the city. New York State Route 29, New York State Route 50, New York State Route 9N, and New York State Route 9P lead into Saratoaga Springs. Interstate 87 (abbreviated I-87) is a 346 mile (558 km) intrastate interstate highway located entirely within the state of New York. ... At 325 miles (523 km), U.S. Route 9s New York segment accounts for more than half the highways total length. ... New York State Highway 29 is a state highway in Eastern New York, running west to east from Middleville, New York to the Washington County town of Salem, New York. ... New York State Route 50 is a state highway in Eastern New York, running north to south from Scotia, New York to the Saratoga County hamlet of Gansevoort, New York. ... Junction Location Saratoga US-9 NY-50 NY-29 Saratoga Springs Warren I-87 Exit 21 I-87 Exit 22 US-9 Lake George NY-9L (NT) Lake George NY-8 (NT) Hague Essex NY-74 Ticonderoga NY-22 Ticonderoga to Port Henry I-87 Exit 31 US-9 Elizabethtown... Junction Location US-9 NY-50 Saratoga Springs I-87 Exit 14 NY-423 (WT) Saratoga Lake US-9 Malta Legend New York State Routes Current - Deleted New York State Route 9P begins at U.S. Highway 9 and New York State Route 50 in Saratoga Springs and ends at...


Saratoga Lake is southeast of the city.


Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 26,186 people, 10,784 households, and 5,985 families residing in the city. The population density was 921.1 people per square mile (355.6/km²). There were 11,584 housing units at an average density of 407.5/sq mi (157.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.53% White, 3.11% African American, 0.24% Native American, 1.03% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.64% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.85% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... 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. ... 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 10,784 households out of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.1% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.5% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.88. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 19.4% under the age of 18, 15.5% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.1 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $45,130, and the median income for a family was $59,281. Males had a median income of $39,573 versus $29,439 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,250. About 5.5% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.0% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over. Per capita income means how much each individual receives, in monetary terms, of the yearly income generated in their country. ... 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. ...


Additional facts about Saratoga Springs

Racing

The city is perhaps most famous for the Saratoga Race Course which opened on August 3, 1863. Founded by John Hunter and William R. Travers, it is the oldest continuously-operating Thoroughbred track in the United States. The track holds a summer meet lasting approximately six weeks, from late July to Labor Day, every day but Tuesdays. The track season sees a dramatic influx of people into the city. Hotels fill to capacity, and many Saratogians rent out their homes. Saratoga Race Course is a famous horse-racing track in Saratoga Springs, New York. ... William R. Travers (1819-1887) was an American lawyer who made a fortune on Wall Street. ... For the processor with the same codename , see Athlon. ...


Also located in the city is the Saratoga Gaming and Raceway, a harness (Standardbred) racetrack that includes a video gaming facility, the Racino. Saratoga Gaming & Raceway is a harness track located in Saratoga Springs, New York. ...


The Springs

When the city was young in the 1800's people would come to Saratoga not only for the racing but also for the springs. The natural mineral springs were believed to have healing powers and people would come from all over to drink or bathe in the waters. The Lincoln Baths was one such place people would go to be treated with the waters. The bath house has since been transformed into an office building, but still exists and can be visited to this day. The spa treatments also are being continued in a new bath house in the Spa State Park called the Roosevelt Baths. Springs can be found all over town. Most of the springs are marked by a small covered pavilion with the name of the spring across the top for all to see. Some however are just a spigot in a rock where the water flows out. Many of the springs are famous for their distinct taste. Some taste of regular water and some taste strongly of a certain mineral such as sulfur. Some people even bottle the spring water to take home. The springs give the town character and a history that is very unique.


List of the Springs:


Big Red Spring, Charlie Spring, Columbian Springs, Congress Spring, Deer Park Spring, Empire Spring, Geyser Island Spouter, Geyser Spring, Governor Spring, Hathorn #1, Hathorn #3, Hayes Well Spring, High Rock Spring, Old Iron Spring, Old Red Spring, Orenda Spring and Tufa Deposits, Patterson Springs Peerless Spring, Polaris Spring, and State Seal


Culture

Superhorse, one of 34 fiberglass horses on display around downtown Saratoga Springs in the 2007 Horses, Saratoga Springs street display.
Superhorse, one of 34 fiberglass horses on display around downtown Saratoga Springs in the 2007 Horses, Saratoga Springs street display.

The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (known by its acronym "SPAC," rhymes with "track") is a covered outdoor amphitheater located on the grounds of the Saratoga Spa State Park, with a capacity of 5,000 in reserved seating and 20,000+ on its general admission lawn area. SPAC is the summer home of the Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York City Ballet, and has hosted a weekend-long jazz festival for several decades. 2007 marks the second year of the annual Saratoga Native American Festival held on the grounds of SPAC. It is a stop for touring national recording artists: over 20 popular bands grace the stage every summer. Steps away on State Park grounds, the Spa Little Theater hosts a chamber music festival as well as the geographically-misdescriptive Lake George Opera Festival during the summer. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (768 × 1024 pixel, file size: 214 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (768 × 1024 pixel, file size: 214 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... -1... Saratoga Spa State Park is a state park located in Saratoga County, New York in the USA. The park is in the Town of Malta, southwest of Saratoga Springs. ... The Philadelphia Orchestra, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is one of the Big Five symphony orchestras in the United States and usually considered among the finest in the world. ... Logo of the New York City Ballet The New York City Ballet is a ballet company founded in 1948 by choreographer George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein originally known as the American Ballet. ...


There are several museums in the area, including the National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame, and the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. There are more than 20 golf courses. For other uses, see Museum (disambiguation). ... The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame was founded in 1950 in Saratoga Springs, New York, to honor the achievements of American thoroughbred race horses, jockeys, and trainers. ... This article is about the sport of golf. ...


The city is also notable for its vibrant night life. Caffè Lena was one of the first venues in the Eastern US at which Bob Dylan performed, in 1961. Arlo Guthrie played the Caffè early in his career and has returned for occasional benefit concerts. Singer Don McLean is said to have composed his "American Pie" sitting at a table in the Tin & Lint, a bar on Caroline Street. A plaque marks the table today. Numerous other establishments exist on Broadway, Caroline Street, and the redeveloped Putnam Street. Located in Saratoga Springs, NY, Caffè Lena is the oldest continually running coffee house in the United States. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... Arlo Davy Guthrie (born July 10, 1947) is an American folk singer. ... For other people with similar names see Don MacLean. ... American Pie is an eight-and-a-half minute long classic rock song by singer-songwriter Don McLean, about the day the music died. Recorded in 1971 and released that year on the album of the same name, it was a number-one U.S. hit in 1972. ...


Recently, Beekman Street (four blocks west of Broadway) has become an art district, housing four galleries, a restaurant, a pub and teahouse, and a bistro. Artists live and work in co-ops and arrange social events. While many congratulate themselves on "revitalizing" a "deteriorating" area, others consider such declarations an insult to the generations of Saratogians of marginalized ethnicities that toiled in support the tourism economy of the city, and were traditionally segregated to this once-remote quarter.


Skidmore College is located in the north of the city. During the summer, Skidmore is one of several hosts for the Johns Hopkins' CTY program. Skidmore College is a private, liberal arts college located in Saratoga Springs, New York, United States, and is ranked as the nations 47th best liberal arts college by U.S. News & World Report[2]. The college currently enrolls approximately 2,500 students and offers B.A. and B.S...


Saratoga Springs is also home to Yaddo, a 400 acre (1.6 km²) artists' community, founded by the great Wall Street financier, Spencer Trask and his wife, the author Katrina Trask. Since its inception in 1900, Yaddo has been home to 60 Pulitzer Prize winning authors and one Nobel Prize winner. Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, and David Sedaris have all been artists-in-residence. The Yaddo grounds are adjacent to the backstretch of the Saratoga Race Course. Yaddo was founded as a nonprofit organization in 1900 by the financier Spencer Trask and his wife Katrina, herself a poet, Nichols Trask, and philanthropist George Foster Peabody. ... Mr. ... Katrina Trask (30 May 1853 – 8 January 1922) was an author and philanthropist. ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ... The Nobel Prize (Swedish: ) was established in Alfred Nobels will in 1895, and it was first awarded in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace in 1901. ... Sylvia Plath (October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963) was an American poet, novelist, and short story writer. ... Truman Capote (pronounced ; 30 September 1924 – 25 August 1984) was an American writer whose stories, novels, plays, and non-fiction are recognized literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffanys (1958) and In Cold Blood (1965), which he labeled a non-fiction novel. ... David Sedaris (born December 26, 1957) is a Grammy Award-nominated American humorist and radio contributor. ...


It is believed that potato chips were invented in Saratoga Springs, by Native American/African American chef George Crum, at Moon's Lake House on August 24, 1853. Saratoga chips Potato chips (British English or Hiberno-English: crisps) are slim slices of potatoes deep fried or baked until crisp. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States and their history after European contact, chiefly in what is now the United States. ... George Speck Crum was the head chef of Moon Lake Lodge, a resort in Saratoga Springs, New York. ... is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


Walt Disney World Resort has a theme resort called Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, inspired by this city. Cinderella Castle is the symbol of the Magic Kingdom. ... Disneys Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa is the newest Disney Vacation Club resort at the Walt Disney World Resort. ...


Saratoga Springs was noted in The Hipster Handbook as one of the "college towns" where hipsters often dwell. The Hipster Handbook (2003) is a satirical guide to hipster culture by Williamsburg, Brooklyn author Robert Lanham. ... A hipster is a person who is strongly associated with a subculture that considers itself hip. ...


Notable Saratogians

Actors

Sports Figures David Hyde Pierce (born April 3, 1959) is a Screen Actors Guild, Tony and Emmy Award-winning American actor, best known for his co-starring role as psychiatrist Dr. Niles Crane on the NBC sitcom Frasier alongside Kelsey Grammer. ... Scott Valentine (June 3, 1958 in Saratoga Springs, New York) is an American actor. ... Charles Brackett (November 26, 1892-March 9, 1969) was an accomplished movie screenwriter and movie producer. ... Dave Cummings (born Dave Connor on March 13, 1940 in Saratoga Springs, New York, USA) is considered one of the oldest porn stars. ...

Musicians Kathleen Kauth (born March 28, 1979 in Saratoga Springs, New York) is an American ice hockey player. ... The National Womens Hockey League (NWHL) is the highest level of womens ice hockey in the world. ... Logo of the Brampton Thunder. ... Duane Charles Bill Parcells (born August 22, 1941 in Englewood, New Jersey), nicknamed The Big Tuna, is a retired American football head coach, last coaching the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Dottie Pepper (b. ... Categories: People stubs | 1980 births | National Football League players | People of New York ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... Nicholas Philip Nick Zito (born February 6, 1948 in New York City, New York) is an American Thoroughbred horse trainer. ... Tim Stauffer (born June 2, 1982 in Portland, Maine) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the San Diego Padres. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... Saratoga Central Catholic High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Saratoga Springs, New York. ...

Other Notable People Trey Anastasio (born Ernest Joseph Anastasio III on September 30th, 1964)[1][2][3] is an American guitarist, composer, and vocalist most noted for his work with the rock band Phish. ... This article is about the band. ... This article refers to the musical act. ... The Rembrandts are a band formed by Phil Sōlem and Danny Wilde in 1989. ... The Figgs are a rock band out of Saratoga Springs, New York. ... Mike Gent Songwriter, Guitar, and Vocals in The Figgs since 1997. ... Pete Donnelly is the bass player and original member of The Figgs. ... Dave Lucky Luetkenhoelter (born December 18, 1982) is the bassist for the Christian rock band Kutless. ... Kutless is a Christian rock band from Portland, Oregon. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... Utah Phillips showing his membership card from the Industrial Workers of the World Bruce Utah Phillips (b. ... Scott Underwood is the drummer in the Grammy Award-winning band Train. ... Train is a Grammy Award winning rock band formed in San Francisco, California. ...

  • Justin Michael Jenkins, Artist, designer for Susan Polgar; 1989 Saratoga Springs Senior High School Graduate
  • James Howard Kunstler, writer and social critic
  • Steven Millhauser, writer, winner of 1997 Pulitzer Prize.
  • Solomon Northup, prominent abolitionist and author of Twelve Years a Slave; born a free man but kidnapped into slavery, eventually regaining freedom in 1853
  • Jane Roberts, author, psychic and trance medium or spirit medium.
  • Nick Steele, noted fashion stylist; has worked with Beyoncé, Katie Couric and many others; grew up in Saratoga and his family still resides there
  • Marylou Whitney, socialite; maintains a home at Cady Hill
  • George Crum, inventor of the potato chip; a Native American/African American chef at Moon's Lake House

Justin Michael Jenkins (born 23 February 1971) is an American surrealist artist. ... Grandmaster Susan Polgar (born April 19, 1969, as Zsuzsanna Zsuzsa Polgár (nee Polgar Zsuzsanna)) is a Hungarian-born American chess player. ... James Howard Kunstler (born 1948) is an American author, social critic, and blogger who is perhaps best known for his book The Geography of Nowhere, a history of suburbia and urban development in the United States. ... Steven Millhauser (born 3 August 1943 in New York City) is perhaps one of modern American fictions most elusive characters. ... Solomon Northup (or Northrup, 1808 - ????) is supposed to have been a free-born African-American from New York state. ... Twelve Years a Slave is the written work of Solomon Northup; a man who was born free, but was bound into slavery later in life. ... Photographs of Jane Roberts on the cover of her biography by Susan Watkins Jane Roberts (May 8, 1929 – September 5, 1984) was an American author, psychic and trance medium or spirit medium who channelled a personality named Seth. ... Nick Steele with Beyonce Knowles Nick Steele (born 1969) is a celebrity fashion stylist known for his work with Claire Danes, Beyonce Knowles and a variety of other high profile clients. ... Marylou Whitney (born Marie Louise Schroeder December 24, 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri) is a prominent socialite. ... George Speck Crum was the head chef of Moon Lake Lodge, a resort in Saratoga Springs, New York. ...

Transportation

See also: Saratoga Springs (Amtrak station)

The closest scheduled air service is available at Albany International Airport (ALB). There is also a general aviation facility, Saratoga County Airport (5B2), located west of city limits in the Town of Milton. The Saratoga Springs Amtrak station (SAR) is a train station owned and operated by Amtrak in Saratoga Springs, New York. ... KALB redirects here. ... Milton, New York can refer to the following places in New York: Milton, Saratoga County, New York - a town Milton, Ulster County, New York - a community This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ...


Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides service to Saratoga Springs, operating its Adirondack daily in both directions between Montreal and New York City and Ethan Allen Express daily in both directions between Rutland, Vermont and New York City. The local station was built in 1956, but dramatically rehabilitated in 2004. The 6,400 square foot passenger area contains a coffee shop/newsstand, murals, an automated teller machine, a visitors information kiosk, outside patio area and benches, and a children’s play area. The station serves about 23,000 passengers every year. Greyhound Bus Lines also serves the city frequently, sending buses every few hours towards Albany or Montreal. Its station is the Saratoga Diner on South Broadway, distinguished by a fiberglass statue of a young horse mounted on the roof of the building. The bus station is also served by the Capital District Transportation Authority. CDTA also provides service from Schenectady via Route 50 daily, and weekday service to Albany via the Northway Express line.[6] Vermonter at the Brattleboro, Vermont, station, 18 March 2004. ... 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. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Ethan Allen Express is an Amtrak train between New York, New York and Rutland, Vermont via Albany, New York. ... Rutland is a city in Rutland County, Vermont, in the United States. ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A square foot is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 foot long. ... For other uses, see Coffee (disambiguation). ... Salle des illustres, ceiling painting, by Jean André Rixens. ... Cash machine redirects here. ... Greyhound Lines is the largest intercity common carrier of passengers by bus in North America, serving 2200 destinations in the United States. ... For other uses, see Albany. ... The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) is a public benefit organization which provides transportation services to the Capital District of New York State (Albany, Schenectady, and Rensselaer counties plus part of Saratoga). ... Schenectady (pronounced ; Θkahnéhtati[1] in Tuscarora) is a city in Schenectady County, New York, United States, of which it is the county seat. ... New York State Route 50 is a state highway in Eastern New York, running north to south from Scotia, New York to the Saratoga County hamlet of Gansevoort, New York. ...


Long-distance motorists generally reach Saratoga via I-87, which north of Albany is known as the Adirondack Northway. Three exits access the city. Exit 13-S is optimal for reaching Saratoga Lake, and 13-N for SPAC, and the southern and western quadrants of the city. Visitors to the racetrack use Exit 14, which is also arguably best for reaching downtown. Exit 15 serves Skidmore College and the shopping malls just north of city limits. Interstate 87 (abbreviated I-87) is a 346 mile (558 km) intrastate interstate highway located entirely within the state of New York. ... Interstate 87 is a 346 mile (558 km) intrastate interstate highway located entirely within the state of New York. ... Skidmore College is a private, liberal arts college located in Saratoga Springs, New York, United States, and is ranked as the nations 47th best liberal arts college by U.S. News & World Report[2]. The college currently enrolls approximately 2,500 students and offers B.A. and B.S...


Saratoga Springs in popular culture

  • Saratoga Springs has been the scene where a number of motion pictures were either filmed or were the setting thereof:
    • Saratoga (1937) — Also notable for being leading lady Jean Harlow's last film; Harlow collapsed on set during filming and died. Racing scenes were filmed at the Saratoga Race Course.[7]
    • Ghost Story (1981) — The houses on North Broadway were used as homes in this film.[8]
    • Billy Bathgate (1991) — The Nicole Kidman dancing scene was shot at the Hall of Springs.[8]
    • The Horse Whisperer (1998) — Special effects for the horse and rider accident were shot at the southern end of Saratoga Spa State Park. Also, a room at the Gideon Putnam Hotel was made into a shoddier motel room.[8]
    • Seabiscuit (2003) — Racing scenes shot at the Saratoga Race Course in November 2002. The front and inside of the Canfield Casino in Congress Park doubled as the interior of the Maryland Jockey Club.[8]
  • In the pilot episode of the 1960s sitcom Green Acres, it was noted that Eddie Albert's character of Oliver Wendell Douglas was born in Saratoga Springs.
  • In the 1972 Carly Simon song "You're So Vain" the singer references horseracing in Saratoga Springs: "Well, I hear you went up to Saratoga, and your horse naturally won...."
  • Saratoga Springs was the setting for a radio soap opera by the same name, created by ZBS and written by Meatball Fulton. The 1989 series was produced as 90 four-minute daily episodes for National Public Radio. The story incorporates Saratoga Springs historical facts and utilizes local actors as well as ZBS regulars. Lena Spencer of Caffe Lena is listed as playing herself. A "Best of Saratoga Springs" compilation (c. 2004) can be purchased from ZBS (www.zbs.org). During spring and early summer, 2007, the original four-minute episodes were podcast by ZBS.

Saratoga is a 1937 film starring Jean Harlow and Clark Gable. ... Jean Harlow (March 3, 1911 – June 7, 1937) was an American film actress and sex symbol of the 1930s. ... Saratoga Race Course is a famous horse-racing track in Saratoga Springs, New York. ... Ghost Story is a film based on the book by Peter Straub. ... Billy Bathgate is a 1991 film starring Dustin Hoffman as a young Dutch Schultz, Nicole Kidman, Loren Dean, Steven Hill, Steve Buscemi, and Bruce Willis. ... Nicole Mary Kidman, Order of Australia (born 20 June 1967 in Honolulu) is an Academy Award-winning Australian/American[1] actress. ... The Horse Whisperer (1998) is a movie directed by and starring Robert Redford, based on the 1995 novel by Nicholas Evans. ... Saratoga Spa State Park is a state park located in Saratoga County, New York in the USA. The park is in the Town of Malta, southwest of Saratoga Springs. ... Seabiscuit is a 2003 American drama film based on the best-selling book Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand. ... This article is about the television series. ... Edward Albert Heimberger (April 22, 1906 – May 26, 2005) was a popular Oscar and Emmy Award-nominated American stage, film, character actor, gardener, and humanitarian activist, perhaps best known for playing Bing Edwards in the Brother Rat films, or for his role in the 1960s television comedy Green Acres. ... Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945 in New York City) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe and two-time Grammy Award winning American musician who emerged as one of the leading lights of the early 1970s singer-songwriter movement. ... Youre So Vain is a song written and performed by Carly Simon in 1972. ... ZBS are the publishers of a the radio theater Ruby, the Galactic Gumshoe and Travels with Jack Flanders. ... Thomas Lopez, aka Meatball Fulton, is one of the founders and president of the ZBS Foundation. ... NPR redirects here. ... Located in Saratoga Springs, NY, Caffè Lena is the oldest continually running coffee house in the United States. ...

Sister cities

Saratoga Springs has one sister city as designated by Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI): This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the different concept of physically neighbouring cities. ...

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See also

Located in Saratoga Springs, NY, Caffè Lena is the oldest continually running coffee house in the United States. ... -1... This is a list of Mayors of the city of Saratoga Springs, New York. ... This article is considered orphaned, since there are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Disneys Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa is the newest Disney Vacation Club resort at the Walt Disney World Resort. ... Disney redirects here. ... The subject of this article may not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ...

References

  1. ^ US Census Bureau List of urbanized Areas
  2. ^ Peck, Willys (1998-04-29). "A Floating Scum Partisan Reveals Himself" (HTML), Silicon Valley Community Newspapers. Retrieved on 2007-03-20. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ Humphries, Shawn (2005-10-14). "How Bill Parcells Made Big Gains" (HTML), Golf Online. Retrieved on 2007-02-14. 
  6. ^ Capital District Transportation Authority#Saratoga Service
  7. ^ "Saratoga (1937)" (HTML). Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 2007-04-01.
  8. ^ a b c d "Magical Movie Tour" (PDF). Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved on 2007-04-01.
  9. ^ Diakopoulos, Christopher (2006-04-27). "City looks to get new sister" (HTML), The Saratogian. Retrieved on 2006-09-07. 

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External links

  • City of Saratoga Springs — Official site

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