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Bronxville Village

Bronxville Village Hall is located at 200 Pondfield Road, Bronxville NY 10708; phone: 914-337-6500.

Beginnings [1]

Bronxville was incorporated as a village in 1898, formed from the town of Eastchester. A rural hamlet until the coming of the New York and Harlen Railroad in 1844, the community became one of New York City's premiere suburbs, started with the development of the Lawrence Park Neighborhood in the 1890s. Only one square mile in area, the village was virtually fully developed by the 1920s, with a cohesive central business district and a wide variety of housing types, from apartment buildings to mansions, all within walking distance to the train station for the short commute to Grand Central Station in Manhattan. Many famous New Yorkers have resided in Bronxville, including Elizabeth Custer, Jerome Kern, Eddie Rickenbacker, the Joseph Kennedy family, Ford Frick, Jack Parr, and Brendan Gill.

  1. Shayer, Peter D., New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Bronxville Women's Club, nomination document, 2007, National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, Washington, D.C.
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