- Scarsdale, New York
official_name = Scarsdale, New York
settlement_type = Village
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of New York, containing the hamlet of Edgemont
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of New York
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Westchester
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 17.2
area_land_km2 = 17.2
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 6.6
area_land_sq_mi = 6.6
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 17,886
population_density_km2 = 1036.9
population_density_sq_mi = 2685.7
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 66
elevation_ft = 217
latd = 40 |latm = 59 |lats = 32 |latNS = N
longd = 73 |longm = 47 |longs = 13 |longEW = W
Scarsdale is a community in Westchester County,
New York, United States, in the northern suburbsof New York City, which is both a town and a village. The Town of Scarsdale is coextensive with the Village of Scarsdale, but the community has opted to operate solely with a village government, one of several villages in the state that have a similar governmental situation. [See: description of town in N.Y. State)]
As of the 2000 census, Scarsdale's population was 17,886. [http://censtats.census.gov/data/NY/1603665431.pdf] Its
ZIP codeis 10583.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 6.6 square miles (17.2 km²), of which, 6.6 square miles (17.2 km²) of it is land and 0.15% is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 17,823 people, 5,662 households, and 4,993 families residing in the village. The population densitywas 2,685.7 people per square mile (1,036.4/km²). There were 5,795 housing units at an average density of 873.2/sq mi (337.0/km²).
According to the 2000 Census, the race distribution of Scarsdale was: White (non Hispanic) 84.1%, Asian 12.6%, African-American 1.5%, Hispanic or Latino 2.6%.
There were 5,662 households out of which 51.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 81.8% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.8% were non-families. 10.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.14 and the average family size was 3.35.
In the village the population was spread out with 32.8% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 22.8% from 25 to 44, 28.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.2 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $182,792, and the median income for a family was $200,001. Males had a median income of $100,000+ versus $62,319 for females. The
per capita incomefor the village was $89,907. About 1.7% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and 2.3% of those age 65 or over.
neighborhoods within the village of Scarsdale (and the names of its elementary schools) comprise:
The Scarsdale Union Free School District consists of one elementary school for each of the neighborhoods mentioned above, as well as the
Scarsdale Middle School, the Scarsdale High School.
carsdale Post Office and postal zone
The Scarsdale Post Office on Chase Road is [http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/NY/Westchester/state4.html #88002428] on the National Register of Historic Places.
The population of the 10583 zip-code is more than twice that of Scarsdale proper. Sections of neighboring communities are covered by the Scarsdale zip-code (10583), including:
*Beech Hill (City of Yonkers)
*Edgemont (Town of Greenburgh)
*Garth Road (Town of Eastchester)
*Green Knolls (Town of Eastchester)
*Greenvale (Town of Eastchester)
*Murdock Woods (Town of Mamaroneck)
*North End of Eastchester
*North End of New Rochelle
*Wilmot (City of New Rochelle)
*Wilmot Woods (City of New Rochelle)
People associated with Scarsdale include:
Television, film, music and radio personalities
Bruce Beck, television sportscaster for WNBC-TV. [http://www.wnbc.com/meetthenewsteam/1169147/detail.html]
Beyonceand Jay-ZScarsdale village clerk Donna Conkling told the Associated Press that a marriage license for Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z, dated April 4 and signed by the person who officiated at the wedding, is being filed with the state. [cite web|url=http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080422/NEWS02/804220421/1240/NEWS0221|title=Scarsdale official: Beyonce, Jay-Z filed marriage license|author=Associated Press|publisher=LoHud.com|date=2008-04-22|accessdate=2008-05-26]
Aaron Brown, former host of " NewsNight with Aaron Brown" on the television network CNN[http://www.geocities.com/jetdogy5a/aarononly/abtospeakatscarsdale.html]
Dorothy Dalton, silent-film actress. [http://movies.aol.com/celebrity/dorothy-dalton/16684/biography]
Lisa Donovan, (LisaNova) YouTube celebrity and current featured cast member of MadTV, graduated from SHS in 1998. [http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/29/arts/television/29wall.html?ei=5088&en=787ec25618b645ca&ex=1335499200&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&pagewanted=print]
L B Fisher, born in Scarsdale and acted on popular shows such as Felecity, ER, Boston Public.
Will Hawkins, singer- songwriterand playwrightattended SHS from 1981 until 1985. [http://www.nyjournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070816/ENTERTAINMENT/708160410]
Rupert Holmes, composerand writer, resides in Scarsdale. [http://www.rupertholmes.com/writings/newyorktimes/index.html]
Joseph Kaiser, opera, theater, and film actor, grew up in Scarsdale.
David Lascher, sitcom actor from such shows as Hey Dude, Blossom, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Beverly Hills, 90210, was born and raised in Scarsdale.
Susan Lucci, born in Scarsdale and the star of soap TV series " All My Children" as well as many other notable films and television shows.
Linda McCartney(Linda Eastman), actress, writer, cinematographer, producer, photographer, and wife of Beatlesstar Paul McCartney, went to Scarsdale High School [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/obituaries/80481.stm]
Liza Minnelli, singer and actress, lived in Scarsdale with her mother, Judy Garlandand attended Scarsdale High School. She also toured Europe and Israel in an SHS production of "The Diary of Anne Frank". [http://tv.yahoo.com/liza-minnelli/contributor/45207/bio]
Yoko Ono, singer. Her family moved to Scarsdale in the early 1950s; she later joined them from Japan. [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0648780/bio]
Bill Pankow, film editor of " The Black Dahlia", " Assault on Precinct 13", " Paid In Full" and others.
Nina Totenberg, NPR legal correspondent. (SHS graduate) [http://scarsdalealumni.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=28&Itemid=82]
Jacob M. Appel, short-story writer ("Creve Coeur"), playwright ("Arborophilia"), bioethicist. (SHS graduate)
James Fenimore Cooper, writer( September 15 1789– September 14 1851). Author of many classic books, including The Spy (set in an extant Scarsdale historical home--The Locusts [http://sites.google.com/site/historichomethelocusts/] ) and Last of the Mohicans.
Eve Ensler, dramatist. [http://talentdevelop.com/EveEnsler.html Raised] in Scarsdale, attended SHS.
Gish Jen'(pseudonym of Lillian Jen), novelist. Born in Scarsdale, 1956. A thinly disguised version of Scarsdale is a subject of some of her works. [http://www.classzone.com/novelguides/authors/jen.cfm]
Richard Kostelanetz, writer and artist, graduated from SHS in 1958.
Harold Krents,(1944-1987), lawyer, whose life story inspired the drama " Butterflies Are Free". Author of "To Race the Wind." (SHS graduate) [http://www.nexuslearning.net/books/Holt_ElementsofLit-3/Collection%207/Darkness%20at%20Noon.htm]
Nicholas Kristof, journalistand columnistfor the " New York Times", and twice the winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Most recent Pulitzer Prize was in 2006 for his columns regarding the humanitarian crisis in Darfur. [http://www.print2webcorp.com/news/whiteplains/ScarsdaleMagazine/20060501/p59.asp] [http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061213/CUSTOM02/612130316/1282]
G. Adrienne Lopez, attorney, authorand film producerresided with her family in Scarsdale for two decades. Author of "To Love, Honor and Betray: The Secret Life of Suburban Housewives". Executive Producer of award-winning film " Dirty Laundry" (fy|2005). [http://www.oprah.com/tows/booksseen/200411/tows_book_20041119_sgertler.jhtml] [http://www.print2webcorp.com/news/whiteplains/ScarsdaleMagazine/20060501/p59.asp] [http://www.dirtylaundrythemovie.com]
Dan O'Brien, playwright, "Dear Boy", "The Voyage of the Carcass"
Bryan Reynolds, critical theorist, playwright, graduated SHS in 1983.
Carl Schorske, Historian and author of "" [cite book|title=Fin-De-Siecle Vienna : Politics and Culture|First= Carl. E.|Last=Schorske|year=1980|Publisher=Vintage|ID=ISBN 0-394-74478-0] with his sister, Florence Wald, former Dean of Yale Nursing schooland Founder of American Hospice
Aaron Sorkin, writer and creator of the TV series " Sports Night" and "The West Wing". [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0815070/bio Raised] in Scarsdale.
Sheryl WuDunn, Journalistand Columnistfor the " New York Times". She is married to Nicholas Kristof, also of Scarsdale.
Gerald B. Appel, celebrity physicianFact|date=October 2008
Herman Tarnower, author of "The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet" [ [http://www.everydiet.org/diet/scarsdale-diet] ]
James Cogswelland Fessenden Blanchardinvented platform tennisin Scarsdale. [http://www.paddletennis.biz/history.htm]
*Joe Garagiola (1926- ) is a former major league catcher for the
St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubsand New York Giants. He later became a popular broadcaster. He and his wife raised their children in Scarsdale. [http://www.town-court.com/getTownCourt.php?courtID=347]
Paul Heyman, professional wrestlingmanager and former promoter, best known for his role in Extreme Championship Wrestling. [http://www.spiritus-temporis.com/paul-heyman]
Bill Mazer(1920- ) is a New York sports talk and talkshow personality. He has resided in Quaker Ridge since the mid 1960's.
David Stern, current Commissioner of the National Basketball Association. [http://fundrace.huffingtonpost.com/neighbors.php?search=1&type=name&lname=Stern&fname=David]
*Hugh White Captain of nation champion 1901
University of Michiganfootball team, winners of first Rose Bowl (1902), combined score for season (550-0). Engineer and businessman. Scarsdale village president.
William Glendon, argued the Pentagon Paperscase before the United States Supreme Courton behalf of The Washington Post. [http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB48/]
Daniel Tompkins, 6th Vice President of the United States. Vice President Tompkins was born in Scarsdale. [http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9072841/Daniel-D-Tompkins]
Noreen Fisher, Mayor of Scarsdale 2007-2009. [http://www.scarsdale.com/Home/BoardofTrustees/tabid/61/Default.aspx]
Gangsters and spies
Gregory DePalma, Gambino crime familyCapo. [http://www.thelaborers.net/operating_engineers/scarsdale_resident_accused.htm]
Robert Hanssen, Soviet spy, lived at 150 Webster Road in Scarsdale from 1978 until 1981; his children attended IHM . His wife told the FBIthat he had had dealings with Moscow during that time [Adrian Havill, 2002, "The Spy Who Stayed Out in the Cold: The Secret Life of FBI Double Agent Robert Hanssen," p. 56. St. Martin's Press, ISBN 0-312-98629-7.]
*Benjamin (Bugsy) Siegel,
gangsterand Las Vegas resort builder. He owned a house in Scarsdale from 1929 on; he was increasingly absent in later years but his family continued to live there. [http://www.emanuellevy.com/article.php?articleID=3850]
cience, space and technology
Joseph Capecci, Scientist, Architect, Dean- CCNY, holder of several US patents critical in the evolution of nuclear weapons, NASAconsultant during the space race has resided in Scarsdale since 1970.Fact|date=February 2007
Jeffrey A. HoffmanPh.D., astronaut. Born in Brooklyn but "considers Scarsdale to be his hometown", see [http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/hoffman.html bio] at NASA website. (SHS graduate)
Brewster Kahle, Internet Pioneer. Founded Wide Area Information Servers, Alexa Internet, Internet Archive.Fact|date=April 2008
Ivan Sutherland, computer graphicspioneer. (SHS graduate)Fact|date=February 2007
carsdale in popular culture
Bugsy" - Barry Levinson's 1991 Oscar-winning film features Warren Beattyas gangster Benjiman Siegel, who lived in Scarsdale during the 1940s. The film opens at Siegel's house in Scarsdale (actually filmed in Hancock Park, Los Angeles), and Scarsdale is mentioned numerous times throughout the film. The movie's Co-Producer Charles Newirthgrew up in ScarsdaleFact|date=April 2008.
Charlie Wilson's War" - Mike Nichols's 2007 film, starring Tom Hankscontains a line regarding the placement of a crèche on city property. A constituent from Nacogdoches, Texaswho has traveled to DC to press Wilson to take action says: “It’s East Texas. Who are we offending? This isn’t Scarsdale, for goodness sakes.”Fact|date=April 2008 The line is a reference to an early 1980s Supreme Court case regarding a nativity scene in the village centerFact|date=April 2008. Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin grew up in Scarsdale.
Hell High" - The 1989 B-grade horror film was partially shot on location at Scarsdale High School, in hallways, classrooms, a parking lot, and at the Brewster Road entrance.
Johnny Cool" - The 1963 film features Elizabeth Montgomeryas a young woman in New York City who grew up in Scarsdale, and considers going back for a brief, restful break from her chaotic situationFact|date=April 2008.
John Frankenheimer's 1966 film, starring Rock Hudson, opens with the central character taking a Metro Northtrain to Scarsdale, where he lives with his wife.
Wait Until Dark" - In Terence Young's 1967 adaptation of Frederick Knott's play, the character Harry Roat (played by Alan Arkin) hails from Scarsdale.
*"Entourage" - Billy Walsh grew up in Scarsdale.
*"Gossip Girl" - Aaron's hometown.Fact|date=April 2008
Late Night With Conan O'Brien" - On the thirteenth anniversary of "Late Night with Conan O'Brien", the show is "Bar Mitzvahed" and Scarsdale is cited as the home of Temple Emanuel, the fictional temple of the fictional Rabbi Grossman, who performs the Bar Mitzvah ceremony.Fact|date=April 2008
Mr. Show" - One sketch involves a black-influenced, white singing duo named Three Times One Minus One being introduced as "coming straight outta Scarsdale!" a la "straight outta Compton". The joke here being that Scarsdale, unlike Compton, is an all-white neighborhood.Fact|date=April 2008
Seinfeld" - Kramer is accidentally rewarded with a Tony Awardfor the fictional musical "Scarsdale Surprise", supposedly based on the Scarsdale Diet doctor murder. [http://www.seinfeldscripts.com/TheSummerofGeorge.htm]
Tony Danza's character, Tony Banta, attempts to adopt a young boy from a wealthy foster family in Scarsdale in several episodes.
Ugly Betty" - Amanda and Marc visit Amanda's parents in Scarsdale in the second season of the show.Fact|date=April 2008
Guys and Dolls" - A Broadway man chides a woman's marital aspirations by saying "You have wished yourself a Scarsdale Galahad, a breakfast-eating, Brooks Brothers, type." Fact|date=April 2008
*"Rent" - The main character, Mark, makes two references to Scarsdale as his hometown. Scarsdale is mentioned within the song "Tango: Maureen" Fact|date=April 2008
Against the Day" - Thomas Pynchonnamed a major character in the novel "Scarsdale Vibe".
Inca Gold" - Clive Cusslerbriefly mentions Scarsdale.
*' - by
Michael Crichtonuses Scarsdale in parts of his novel as the residence of an overspending eldery couple
See How They Run" - James Patersonuses Scarsdale as the setting in his novel.
Sleepless In Scarsdale" - John Updikeuses Scarsdale as the setting for his poem.
The Spy" - James Fennimore Coopersets his novel in a house in Scarsdale, "The Locusts". [http://sites.google.com/site/historichomethelocusts/]
Hey Nineteen" - Steely Danmentions Scarsdale in this songFact|date=April 2008
Scarsdale Town Pool was the swimming venue for the 2007 Empire State Games [http://www.empirestategames.org/summer/] .
Scarsdale is home to the
Scarsdale Concours, an annual auto show for charity.
The 2002 "homecoming bacchanal"
What the New York Times termed a "homecoming bacchanal" made regional news in 2002 and sent five students to the hospital with acute alcohol poisoning. Reportedly scores of students arrived drunk at the dance. Twenty-eight of them received suspensions. "The Times" said the incident evoked "soul-searching" in "this iconic suburb, which prides itself on giving children every advantage." A student was quoted as saying "We are supposed to be Scarsdale, the rich people, the good people, the studious." Principal John Klemme told student government leaders that "the world is taking a perverse pleasure in Scarsdale's humiliation" and challenged them to "reclaim your school." [cite news
title=Scarsdale School Suspends 28 Students for Drunkenness
September 27 2002
publisher=The New York Times
url=http://www.nytimes.com/2002/09/27/education/27SCAR.html?ex=1141102800&en=0809ffc5fc256d1a&ei=5070] [cite news | first=Jane | last=Gross | pages=1 | title=Teenagers' Binge Leads Scarsdale to Painful Self-Reflection | publisher=The New York Times | date=
October 8 2002|url=http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F30B14F63B5F0C7B8CDDA90994DA404482]
Scarsdale High School
Greenville, Westchester County, New York
* [http://www.scarsdale.com/ Scarsdale official website]
* [http://www.scarsdaleschools.com/ Scarsdale schools official website]
* [http://www.shsmaroon.org/ SHS Maroon official website]
* [http://www.scarsdalebroadcasting.tv/ SHS Broadcasting Company's official website]
* [http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?CATEGORY=CUSTOM05 Scarsdale Magazine]
* [http://www.lohud.com/ The Journal News, the local newspaper]
* [http://tech.scarsdaleschools.com/ SHS Technology Club official website]
* [http://as0.mta.info/mnr/stations/station_detail.cfm?key=128 Scarsdale train station]
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