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Armonk, New York
—  CDP  —
Armonk, New York is located in New York
Armonk, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 41°7′43″N 73°42′28″W / 41.12861°N 73.70778°W / 41.12861; -73.70778Coordinates: 41°7′43″N 73°42′28″W / 41.12861°N 73.70778°W / 41.12861; -73.70778
Country United States
State New York
County Westchester
Government
 - Supervisor Bill Weaver
Area
 - Total 6.1 sq mi (15.8 km2)
 - Land 6.1 sq mi (15.8 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 387 ft (118 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 3,461
 Density 568.9/sq mi (219.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 10504
Area code(s) 914
FIPS code 36-02649
GNIS feature ID 0942567
Website http://www.northcastleny.com/
Downtown Armonk

Armonk is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) located in the town of North Castle in Westchester County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the CDP population was 3,461.

Armonk is home to the global headquarters of information technology company IBM and bond insurer MBIA, and the Americas headquarters of reinsurer Swiss Re.

Smith's Tavern, an historical site and landmark of the Revolutionary War, is located in Armonk and is the home of the North Castle Historical Society. The North Castle Public Library, a member of the Westchester Library System, is also located in Armonk.

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Geography

Armonk is located at 41°7′43″N 73°42′28″W / 41.12861°N 73.70778°W / 41.12861; -73.70778 (41.128631, -73.707886)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.1 square miles (15.9 km²), of which, 6.1 square miles (15.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.65%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there are 3,461 people, 1,172 households, and 995 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 568.9 per square mile (219.8/km²). There are 1,204 housing units at an average density of 197.9/sq mi (76.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP is 93.53% White, 0.61% African American, 0.06% Native American, 4.16% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. 3.76% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,172 households out of which 44.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.7% are married couples living together, 7.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 15.1% are non-families. 13.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.95 and the average family size is 3.23.

In the CDP the population is spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP is $108,508, and the median income for a family is $122,066. Males have a median income of $86,779 versus $50,179 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $64,157. 1.3% of the population and 0.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 0.0% of those under the age of 18 and 3.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Education

The Byram Hills Central School District serves North Castle, New Castle, Mount Pleasant, and Bedford. All of the schools in the district are located in Armonk. The district has one secondary school, Byram Hills High School (9-12), one middle school, H. C. Crittenden Middle School (6-8), and two primary schools, Wampus Elementary School (3-5) and Coman Hill Elementary School (K-2).[3] Before 2002, grade 5 was in Crittenden, grades 3 and 4 were in Coman Hill, and grades K through 2 were in Wampus.

At the 2006 National Academic Championship, Byram Hills placed 1st.[4]

H.C. Crittenden is the winner of the national blue ribbon award which is the no child left behind award[5]; awarded to only .002% of schools nationwide.

Athletics at the high school have seen the greatest success in the soccer and track teams. In 2006, the soccer team finished second in the NYS tournament for Class A.[6] The team is coached by Matthew Allen, led by all American captain Hayden Morris (2007), captain Josh Lewis (2007) and captain Matthew Poulton (2007). In 2007, the team grabbed the first team state championship in school history.[7] They were led by All-American, Gatorade Player of the Year for New York State, captain William Ogden (2008), and captain William Shaheen (2009). The Byram Hills Track Team, coached by former NCAA All-American Greg Govan, and led by All-American's Max Kasak (2007), John Granata (2007), Nicholas Fasano (2008), and Philip Cawkwell (2007), has also achieved great success. In the fall of 2006, the team finished second among class B teams at the cross country state meet. In the 2006-2007 indoor season, they finished 5th at the nike indoor national meet in the 4x800 relay. In the spring 2007 season, they set section one records in the 4x1600 relay and the distance medley relay. They placed third at the Nike Outdoor National meet, while Philip Cawkwell finished second individually in the 2000m steeplechase. With 18 All New York State honors and 13 All America honors in the past two years alone, the Byram Hills Track Team has established itself as one of the top teams in the Northeast.

Fordham University's Louis Calder Center is a biological field station established in 1967 for ecological research and environmental education. The Calder Center consists of 113 forested acres, with opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to gain hands-on skills in field biology and environmental studies. The Calder Center is one of the few field stations in North America with relatively undisturbed natural communities near a large urban center.

Economy

IBM headquarters

IBM has its world headquarters in Armonk and in Town of North Castle.[8][9][10]

Annual events

Armonk plays host to several events that take place annually. Most notably is the Armonk Outdoor Art Show, a fine art and fine crafts juried show sponsored by Friends of the North Castle Public Library, where nearly two hundred artists working in various media gather in IBM Park to show and sell their work to patrons. The event draws a big crowd every year and involves many members of the local community as volunteers. The proceeds from this show and the Art After Dark Preview Party fund raiser held prior to the opening benefit the North Castle Public Library and its Whippoorwill Hall performance auditorium. The Friends also sponsors the Armonk Players, a community theater group that stages two full productions and several readings each year at Whippoorwill Hall to benefit the library.

In addition, the Armonk chapter of the Lions Club sponsors a Fol-De-Rol, held during either the first or second weekend in June. The three day event takes place in Wampus Brook Park and by Wampus Elementary School. It is very similar to a country fair in that it draws local businesses and artisans to come set up tents and sell their merchandise. In addition, local restaurants set up tents to sell food and there are rides and midway games for children. Also, local student and professional music groups play in the gazebo to entertain the crowds.

Furthermore, Armonk also holds a community-wide Relay For Life during the first weekend in May. This event is sponsored locally by the Byram Hills chapter of Youth Against Cancer (commonly referred to as YAC).

Housing boom and construction

Armonk experienced a surge in new housing construction and development beginning in the late 1990s. New condominiums, townhomes, and large stately mansions were constructed primarily north of the Armonk Business District and just to the west. The construction solidified Armonk's newly established reputation as an upper-crust town, with the residents profile moving away from the middle-working class and towards a much wealthier upper-class image. In the most recent construction project, Antares Real Estate of Greenwich, Connecticut purchased the long-standing Schultz's Cider Mill just south of Main Street, only to have it razed and in its place construct a premium gated townhouse and family home community (named "Cider Mill"). As a result, the population of Armonk increased significantly, but caused the public schools to become overcrowded and push forth a series of expensive school expansion projects that significantly raised property taxes.

Much of the new construction was pinned on the connections that former Town Supervisor John Lombardi had with the areas construction and development companies. In 2005, after over 40 years in office, Lombardi was ousted in the election by political newcomer Reese Berman. A former librarian at the town's middle school, Berman's campaign promise was to put a moratorium on new residential construction to be enacted during her term in office. As of Berman's election, no new purely residential projects have broken ground in Armonk. A new community; Cidermill was added in 2007-2008.

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Armonk Square

Antares has announced plans to acquire a three acre lot in downtown Armonk and convert it into an open air pedestrian mall. In addition to adding new commercial property downtown, Antares also announced that the property would contain modestly priced townhouses as well, aimed at keeping empty nesters and seniors in the community.

Notable residents

Notable current and former residents of Armonk include:

References

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Schools". Accessed August 31, 2009.
  4. ^ "2009 NATIONAL ACADEMIC CHAMPIONSHIP HIGHLIGHTS", National Academic Championship. Accessed August 31, 2009.
  5. ^ "No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools Program ", U.S. Department of Education, November 21, 2006. Accessed August 31, 2009.
  6. ^ Thomases, Jake. "Byram once again a win away; Blind Brook is out", The Journal News, November 18, 2009. Accessed August 31, 2009.
  7. ^ Thomases, Jake. "Byram Hills boys win a state title", The Journal News, November 18, 2009. Accessed August 31, 2009.
  8. ^ "Contact Us." IBM. Retrieved on October 20, 2009.
  9. ^ "Armonk CDP, New York." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on October 20, 2009.
  10. ^ "North Castle town, Westchester county, New York." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on October 20, 2009.
  11. ^ Fox, Margalit. "Theodore Nierenberg, Founder of Dansk, Dies at 86", The New York Times, August 3, 2009. Accessed August 4, 2009.
  12. ^ http://nrnfoodserviceblog.blogspot.com/2007/03/bernie-williams-restaurateur.html

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