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Briarcliff Manor, New York

Coordinates: 41°8′24″N 73°50′24″W / 41.14000°N 73.84000°W / 41.14000; -73.84000
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Briarcliff Manor, New York
Village of Briarcliff Manor
A medley of different scenes to represent the diversity of the village. At top is a photo of a street on the village's business district. Above center, right shows the Village Pool as part of Law Memorial Park. Below center, right shows Briarcliff Manor's high school. At the bottom is the village library, part of which was once Briarcliff's train station. Center, left shows the central business district with Briarcliff Manor's pocket park and clock in the foreground, and the old Municipal Building in the background.
Clockwise from top: the Village Center; village pool at Law Memorial Park; Briarcliff High School; Briarcliff Manor Public Library; village clock and Municipal Building.
Circular seal with a central image of the coat of arms of New York, with a Native American to the left and a Colonial-era soldier to the right.
A village between two rivers
Interactive map of Briarcliff Manor's location
Coordinates: 41°8′24″N 73°50′24″W / 41.14000°N 73.84000°W / 41.14000; -73.84000
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
RegionHudson Valley
MunicipalityMount Pleasant and Ossining
Founded byWalter William Law
Named forThe Irish family home "Brier Cliff"
SeatBriarcliff Manor Village Hall, 1111 Pleasantville Road, 41°08′56″N 73°49′43″W / 41.14889°N 73.82861°W / 41.14889; -73.82861
PartsChilmark and Scarborough
 • MayorSteven A. Vescio (People's Caucus)
 • Board
  • Peter S. Chatzky
  • Rhea Mallett
  • Kevin Hunt
  • Edward E. Midgley
 • Total6.83 sq mi (17.70 km2)
 • Land6.00 sq mi (15.53 km2)
 • Water0.84 sq mi (2.17 km2)
351 ft (107 m)
Highest elevation533 ft (162 m)
Lowest elevation0 ft (0 m)
 • Total7,569
 • Density1,262.55/sq mi (487.44/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
Area code914
FIPS code36-08103
GNIS feature ID969912, 2391558
VIAF codeVIAF 130216697

Briarcliff Manor /ˈbrɜːrklɪf/ 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.[2]

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.[3]

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.[3]


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  1. "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. Midge Bosak, ed. (1977). A Village Between Two Rivers: Briarcliff Manor. Monarch Publishing, Inc.
  3. 3.0 3.1 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

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  • Cheever, Mary (1990). The Changing Landscape: A History of Briarcliff Manor-Scarborough. West Kennebunk, Maine: Phoenix Publishing. For further information on the history of Briarcliff Manor.
  • Pattison, Robert (1939). A History of Briarcliff Manor. William Rayburn. For further information on village history and life.
  • Sharman, Karen (1996). Glory in Glass: A Celebration of The Briarcliff Congregational Church. For more information on the Briarcliff Congregational Church and Walter Law.
  • Yasinsac, Robert (2004). Images of America: Briarcliff Lodge. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing. For details about the Briarcliff Lodge and its history.

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