Briarcliff Manor, New York

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Coordinates: 41°09′N 073°51′W / 41.15°N 73.85°W / 41.15; -73.85
Briarcliff Manor, New York
Village
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Clockwise from top: the Village Center; village pool at Law Memorial Park; Briarcliff High School; Briarcliff Manor Public Library; village clock and Municipal Building.
Official name: Village of Briarcliff Manor
Named for: The Irish family home "Brier Cliff"
Motto: A village between two rivers
Nickname: Briarcliff
Country United States
State New York
Region Hudson Valley
County Westchester
Municipality Mount Pleasant and Ossining
Parts Chilmark and Scarborough
Landmark Briarcliff Manor Village Library
River Hudson
Elevation 351 ft (107 m)
Coordinates 41°09′N 073°51′W / 41.15°N 73.85°W / 41.15; -73.85
Highest point 1200 ft Southwest of NGS station mark LX4016, off Farm Road
 - elevation 533 ft (162 m)
 - coordinates 41°09′24.087″N 73°50′46.249″W / 41.15669083°N 73.84618028°W / 41.15669083; -73.84618028
Lowest point Sea level (at the Hudson River)
 - elevation ft (0 m)
Area 6.7 sq mi (17 km²)
 - land 5.9 sq mi (15 km²)
 - water 0.8 sq mi (2 km²)
Population 7,867 (2010)
Density 1,200 /sq mi (463 /km²)
Settled 1890s
Incorporation 1902
Government Briarcliff Manor Village Hall
 - location 1111 Pleasantville Road
 - coordinates 41°08′56″N 73°49′43″W / 41.14889°N 73.82861°W / 41.14889; -73.82861
Mayor William J. Vescio (People's Caucus)
Board
Timezone North American Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 10510
Area code 914
FIPS code 36-08103
GNIS feature ID 969912, 2391558
VIAF code 130216697
Boundaries of and major thoroughfares through Briarcliff Manor.
Boundaries of and major thoroughfares through Briarcliff Manor.
Location of Briarcliff Manor within Westchester County and the county within New York.
Location of Briarcliff Manor within Westchester County and the county within New York.
Wikimedia Commons: Briarcliff Manor, New York
Website: www.briarcliffmanor.org

Briarcliff Manor /ˈbrɜrklɪf/ is a village in Westchester County, New York. The village is less than 30 miles (48 km) north of New York City. It is shared between the towns of Mount Pleasant and Ossining, and its ZIP code is 10510. The village is on the east bank of the Hudson River, and includes the communities of Scarborough and Chilmark.[1]

The village motto is "A village between two rivers", because of Briarcliff Manor's location between the Hudson and Pocantico Rivers. Briarcliff Manor was founded by Walter William Law in 1902, and has grown from 331 people then to 7,867 in 2010.[2]

The area was known as Whitson's Corners until Walter Law developed the village during the 1890s. A part of the village, including buildings and homes covering 376 acres (152 ha), is part of the Scarborough Historic District and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. Briarcliff Manor celebrated its centennial on November 21, 2002.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Midge Bosak, ed. (1977). A Village Between Two Rivers: Briarcliff Manor. Monarch Publishing, Inc..
  2. 2.0 2.1 Cheever, Mary (1990). The Changing Landscape: A History of Briarcliff Manor-Scarborough. West Kennebunk, Maine: Phoenix Publishing. ISBN 0-914659-49-9 . OCLC 22274920 .

Further reading[change | change source]

  • Cheever, Mary (1990). The Changing Landscape: A History of Briarcliff Manor-Scarborough. West Kennebunk, Maine: Phoenix Publishing. ISBN 0-914659-49-9
      . OCLC 22274920
      . For further information on the history of Briarcliff Manor.
  • Pattison, Robert (1939). A History of Briarcliff Manor. William Rayburn. OCLC 39333547
      . For further information on village history and life. 
  • Sharman, Karen (1996). Glory in Glass: A Celebration of The Briarcliff Congregational Church. ISBN 0-912882-96-4
      . OCLC 429606439
      . For more information on the Briarcliff Congregational Church and Walter Law.
  • Yasinsac, Robert (2004). Images of America: Briarcliff Lodge. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7385-3620-0
      . OCLC 57480785
      . For details about the Briarcliff Lodge and its history.

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