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MyhometownBronxville’s Top Stories in 2018: Elections, Storms, College PDF Print Email


By Staff     

Editor's note
:  This article excludes sports stories and obituaries There are separate articles in this issue about top sports stories in 2018 and friends and family we lost in 2018. 

Jan. 9, 2019:  One of the most popular topics in MyhometownBronxville in 2018 was local elections. The local election to fill the village justice court seat of retiring Justice George McKinnis was of great interest, resulting in a number of articles, letters, and comments from readers. William Primps narrowly defeated Natasha Nordahl in this election. William Barton and Mark Wood, both of whom ran unopposed, were also elected, filling the seats vacated by Anne W. Poorman and Guy Longobardo. The special election to fill the open New York State Senate seat vacated by George Latimer in District 37 was also of great interest. Shelly Mayer defeated Julie Killian in this election.

Stories about storms were also very popular. Bronxville had three large storms in 2018. These included winter storm "Riley" in March, which resulted in power outages and downed trees throughout the village and surrounding areas, a torrential downpour in September that flooded the school parking lots and other areas in town, and a severe thunderstorm in May with wind gusts that took down a number of huge trees in the village.

School news was of great interest, including our annual article on where Bronxville graduates are going to college and news that Bronxville Elementary School was designated a Reward School.

Readers were interested in articles about Bronxville people and the village such as Bronxville graduate Luke Devlin’s appearance on Jeopardy, Anne Walker’s new role at Bank of America, and new businesses opening in town.

Another big story in Bronxville was mail theft and fraudulent check writing that ultimately lead to eight arrests. The walkout by Bronxville students to memorialize the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and demand change regarding gun control and the new security measures taken at the school were also big stories.

Finally, celebratory events in Bronxville are always of interest and 2018 was no exception. Popular articles covered the promgraduation, Memorial Day, and even the Royal Wedding.

Photos above by N. Bower and A. Warner


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Bronxville is a quaint village (one square mile) located just 16 miles north of midtown Manhattan (roughly 30 minutes on the train) and has a population of approximately 6,500. It is known as a premier community with an excellent public school (K-12) and easy access to Manhattan. Bronxville offers many amenities including an attractive business district, a hospital (Lawrence Hospital), public paddle and tennis courts, fine dining at local restaurants, two private country clubs and a community library.

While the earliest settlers of Bronxville date back to the first half of the 18th century, the history of the modern suburb of Bronxville began in 1890 when William Van Duzer Lawrence purchased a farm and commissioned the architect, William A. Bates, to design a planned community of houses for well-known artists and professionals that became a thriving art colony. This community, now called Lawrence Park, is listed on the National register of Historic Places and many of the homes still have artists’ studios. A neighborhood association within Lawrence Park called “The Hilltop Association” keeps this heritage alive with art shows and other events for neighbors.

Bronxville offers many charming neighborhoods as well as a variety of living options for residents including single family homes, town houses, cooperatives and condominiums. One of the chief benefits of living in “the village” is that your children can attend the Bronxville School.

The Bronxville postal zone (10708, known as “Bronxville PO”) includes the village of Bronxville as well as the Chester Heights section of Eastchester, parts of Tuckahoe and the Lawrence Park West, Cedar Knolls, Armour Villa and Longvale sections of Yonkers. Many of these areas have their own distinct character. For instance, the Armour Villa section has many historic homes and even has its own newsletter called “The Villa Voice” which reports on neighborhood news.

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