Mount Vernon, NY
Mount Vernon: Mount Vernon) is a city in the southeastern West Chester County of New York, the United States. It borders the Bronx of New York City. The population in the 2010 census was 67,292.
Mount Vernon, New York
the position of Westchester County (pink shown on the right) and Mount Vernon (red shown on the left) in New York State
|40 degrees 54 minutes 51 seconds north latitude 73 degrees 49 minutes 50 seconds west longitude / 40.91417 degrees north latitude 73.83056 degrees west longitude / 40.91417; -73.83056 Coordinates: 40 degrees 54 minutes 51 seconds north latitude 73 degrees 49 minutes 50 seconds west longitude / 40.91417 degrees north latitude 73.83056 degrees west longitude / 40.91417; -73.83056|
|- Type||Act of the Mayor and the City Government Commission|
|- Mayor||Ernest D. Davis (Democratic Party)|
|· Total||4.4mi2 (11.4km2)|
|· Land||4.4mi2 (11.4 km2)|
|- Water surface||0 mi2 (0 km2)|
|equal time||UTC-5 (Eastern Standard Time)|
|· Daylight saving time||UTC-4 (Eastern Daylight Time)|
|Postal code|| |
10550, 10552, 10553
|GNIS feature ID||0957917|
Mount Vernon is the eighth most populous city in New York. While Northside Mount Vernon looks like a suburb, South Side Mount Vernon has a sense of urbanism and the taste of the Bronx Ward, which borders south. In fact, in 1894, the residents of Mount Vernon (and the neighboring Yonkers), along with voters from Kings County, Richmond County and Queens County, voted in a referendum on the integration of the New York metropolitan area. The results in other areas were positive, but very negative in Mt. Vernon and Yonkers, so they don't enter New York City and keep themselves independent.
The central business district of Mount Vernon is located on the south side of the city, and has city offices, office buildings and other facilities.
Mount Vernon was named after Virginia's plantation that George Washington spent his later years. Wakefield in the adjacent Bronx Ward is named after the plantation in which Washington was born. However, the name Mount Vernon has existed since before Washington. Ann Hutchinson founded Westchester City in the 17th century, and named it Mount Vernon because of the existence of a green mountain there.
The Mount Vernon Public Library, which was donated to the city by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1904, is now part of the Westchester Central Library and provides education, culture and computer services to residents of all ages in the county.
In the 1960s, Mt. Vernon became a divided city due to racial segregation of 'northern style.' Many black people came from the southern part of the United States to the north and entered Mount Vernon for opportunities and advanced education. At the same time, many white people in the Bronx and Manhattan moved to New York City to see Mt. Vernon as a new bedroom town because of the rising crime rate (which also caused the White Flight). As a result, Mt. Vernon was divided into two on the New Haven line of the Metronose Railway. There were an overwhelming number of African Americans in the south of the railway, and the northern part of the railway was fairly white.
In the 1970s, when the racial segregation was high, Auguste Petolillo was the mayor. When Petolillo died, Thomas E. Sharp was elected mayor. When Sharp died in 1984, Kermela Iaboni was appointed deputy mayor and continued until Ronald Blackwood was elected. Blackwood became the first Afro-Caribbean mayor in Mountvernon City (the first time in New York State). In 1996, Ernest D. Davis was elected mayor and served until 2007. On January 1, 2008, Clinton I. Young Jr. became the mayor, and four years later, on January 1, 2012, Ernest D. Davis came back as the 21st mayor. In 2013, Davis was investigated for not reporting on his rent income.
In recent years, Mount Vernon has been shifting from housing and small business cities to regional commercial-centered cities. From 2000 to 2006, the city economy grew by 20.5%, showing the fastest growth rate in the New York metropolitan area.
a prominent place
The first United Methodist Church, the residence of John Stevens, the complex of the Trinity Episcopal Church, and the United States Post Office on Street 1 are designated as the National Register of Historic Events of the United States. The St. Paul's Church is designated as a national historic site.
Mt. Vernon was 40 degrees 54 minutes 51 seconds north latitude 73 degrees 49 minutes 50 seconds west longitude / 40.914060 degrees north latitude 73.830507 degrees west longitude / 40.914060; -73.830507 (40.914060, -73.830507). It is the third largest city in population in Westchester County and the first largest in population density. According to the National Census Bureau, the entire area of the city is 4.4 square miles (11.4 km2), of which the land area is 4.4 square miles (11.4 km2), the water area is 0.015 square miles (0.04 km 2), and the water area is 0.39%.
To the north of Mount Vernon is the village of Bronx Building and New Shell City, to the east is the village of Pelham Town and Pelham Manor, to the south is the Hutchinson River, to the East Chester and Wakefield areas of the Bronx Ward, and to the west is the Jonkers City and the Bronx River.
Mount Vernon City Hall is about 235 feet (72 meters) high, reflecting its position between the Bronx River in the west and the Hutchinson River in the east. On a clear day, the Slogsnek Bridge can be seen in various places in the city, 10 miles (16 km) away, and at night, the bridge can be illuminated. The city chapter was set up in 1892, and it depicts the place considered to be the highest in Mount Vernon City at that time. That is, Trinity Place, which is close to No. 4, Vista Place, in Burns Avenue, and No. 10, north between Washington Place and Jefferson Place. The highest point in the city was found to be the city border with the Bronx Building, Route 22 of New York State Road and North Columbus Avenue.
Mount Vernon is usually thought to be divided into four zones within four square miles. In other words, it is the central town, Mount Vernon Heights, North Side and South Side.
At the center of Mount Vernon, there are Grammatan Avenue, No. 4 Avenue Shopping District (locally called "the Avenue"), Petrillo Traffic Hub, and the city government building.
The city center is in the same state as it was 40 years ago. There is a row of buildings half a century later, and there is little change, and they struggle to cope with the rapid development of the surrounding area. Former mayor Clinton Young pledged to make Mount Vernon a new epicenter in the new central business district. The failed project included a redivision of the area, which would create a business office space in the center city and create high-density development, and a reasonable housing price to suit the market.
Mount Vernon Heights
Mount Vernon Heights is high in altitude, so it has a nickname of 'The Hill Where Houses Go Round.' On Sandford Avenue (No. 6) is the city's commercial corridor.
The Sandford Avenue is also called "Sandford Square," and it is a commercial corridor with anchor stores, such as bed bus and villon, best buy, colonial plaza (shopping district), CVS/Farmsea, Famas Footware, Fouperstown, Petoco, restaurant depot, Staples, stop and shop, and target. Sandford Square attracts shoppers from far Connecticut, with residents of Mt. Vernon, towns and Bronx near Westchester County, and passing through Merit Parkway and Interstate Expressway 95, along the road that turns to Hutchinson Parkway.
Most of the commercial development of the corridor started in the 1980s. A redevelopment is in progress to promote economic development along the main streets and in the surrounding 400 acres (1.6 km2).
The North Side of Mt. Vernon is one of the largest ethnic groups in Westchester County. There are five small districts here. It is the five districts of Chester Heights, Estate Manners/Orvin Estate, Fleet Wood, Huntswood and Oakwood Heights. In Fleetwood, many large co-op buildings are located in the center, divided by Grammatan Avenue. Huntswood and Estates are the affluent neighborhood between Mt. Vernon and the Bronx Building village, with a house-built house ranging from $400,000 to $millions.
The South Side borders Bronx Ward in New York City, and resembles New York City, and there is a small district on the Park Side and the South Side. The Parkside has many industrial companies, and the rest of the South Side has projects for multi-household houses, apartments, commerce and housing.
On the south side, there are famous places such as Blush Park, Hutchinson Field, Boys & Girls Club, and St. Paul's Church National Historic Site. NBA basketball player Ben Gordon from the South Side has donated two playgrounds to the city. One is South 8 Avenue and the other is Mount Vernon YMCA Family Center.
The following is demographic data from the 2000 census.
The percentage of people from Brazil and the Caribbean is quite large.
Households and family (number of households)
income and family
Culture and ethnic groups
Mount Vernon is a very diverse ethnic group for its size. More than 98 countries are declared to trace the ancestors of the people. Countries of origin and region include Brazil, the Caribbean, Eritrea, Gambia, Germany, Italy, India, Judea, South Korea, Mexico, the Middle East, Portugal, and Puerto Rico.
Many Brazilian residents live in the north and east of the central town. In the county, most people come from West Africa and the West Indies. These groups are found in the southwest corner of the city near the border with the Bronx.
The classification by ancestors declared by residents is as follows.
The 2000 census shows that Brazilian descendants live in a high proportion. Brazilians include African Americans, white people, mixed blood, or Latins. According to estimates from Mount Vernon City and the Brazilian Consulate in New York, one out of ten Mount Vernon citizens come from Brazil and two out of three come from Pocos de Caldas.
A Brazilian society, near West Lincoln Avenue, began at the corner of Mt. Vernon Avenue, and down half a mile (800 meters) until Grammatan Avenue (North No. 4 Avenue), and began to spread to East Lincoln Avenue. The Brazilian-affiliated stores are in the commercial area (especially the block adjacent to the railway line of Grammatan Avenue to Lincoln Avenue), and the public schools in the area have Portuguese-speaking teachers and advisors. You can hear Portuguese on the streets of the area.
The Brazilian people living in Mount Vernon have also transformed their home towns. They have contributed a lot of money to the economy and to the money for new homes and businesses. Because the money is so important, Brazilian journalist Walter Alvargen took the subject matter of Mount Vernon in a documentary series titled "New York, Brazilian Dreams" on Brazilian public television.
In November 2005, Mayor Ernest D. Davis went to Pocos de Caldas to sign the agreement of the sister cities and strengthen the bond between the two cities.
The three main employers of Mount Vernon are Mount Vernon's School District (1,021 employees), Michael Anthony J. Whellers (712 employees) and Mount Vernon's Hospital (700 employees).
Mount Vernon has a large commercial district that will revitalize the city's economy, and the industries have electronic, engineering, high-tech and traditional metal repair, mainly in the south side.
Mount Vernon has built special commercial and industrial zones in the southern part of the city, and has invited the following manufacturing and nationally recognized retailers.
Parks and recreation
There are many large and small parks in the city, and Wilson's Forest Park, 23 acres (93,000 meters 2) in size, is a county-owned park. The older park in the county has a swimming pool, water slides, spray decks and water playground. There is also a Tudor-style bathroom in England. You can also pick and fish.
There is a forest of Hunt over the border between Fleetwood and Chester Heights, and a row of small trees with a narrow natural habitat, which was taken over by the city in 1967 and preserved by the county.
Inside the Hutchinson Field on the south-bound side of the Hutchinson River Parkway, there are many outdoor minor rig baseball fields and batting cage, 'Ice Hatch' which is a dome-shaped sports field where ice hockey can be played in winter, and indoor golf and tennis can be played throughout the year.
Adjacent to Hutchinson Field is a memorial field like a stadium, which has track-and-field track, soccer and American football game grounds and tennis courts.
At Khoppers Town, a sports facility in Sanford Odori, there are facilities for basketball courts and baseball clinics. They are also lending out envoys for companies that can provide man-to-man training or fitness camps. Currently, it is not open to the public.
In Mount Vernon, many events are held regularly both indoors and outdoors throughout the year. For example, there is the Memorial Day parade in May, Ben Gordon Day in August, and the Arts on Third Festival, the largest festival of art and entertainment in Westchester County. The festival attracts more than 50,000 spectators on September 1. There is also a Veteran's Day parade in November.
The city of Mount Vernon is governed by a five-member Council of State, the Mayor and the Accounting Auditor. According to the City Charter, the mayor will run four years with the two City Magistrates in order to balance his power, and after the mayor, the accounting auditor will run two years with the three City Magistrates. Therefore, in 2015, the mayor and two city officials were re-elected. Beyond the normal political power of the officers selected in the election, there are also the Finance Evaluation Commission, which is a voting institution for suppression and balance.
The Municipal Government Commission consists of five members who are elected from the city as a member of the electoral district, and one of them becomes the chairman. The chairman is elected by mutual vote. Usually, the chairman is in charge of the position of chairman, and the chairman of the four subcommittee is the same. In recent years, there has been a tendency to stop carrying around to appoint more experienced members. The chairman acts for the mayor in the absence of the mayor. This could happen if the mayor left the town, resigned or died. In such a case, the chairperson of the Municipal Government Commission is the chairman. The acting chairperson becomes the chairman. As of January 2014, the chairman of the City Government Committee was Roberta L. Apuso. In 2015, the chairman became Marcus A. Griffith, the chairman became J. Yuhanna Edwards, and the acting chairman became Roberta L. Apuso.
This is Ernest D. Davis's fourth term. In 2007, he was defeated by Clinton Young, a member of the County Administration Committee, and he was demoted from mayor once, but in 2011, he returned to power.
In the election held in November 2013, Mooren Walker was re-elected as an accounting auditor. He was elected without a vote. The term is four years and Walker is in its fifth term.
Fiscal Evaluation Committee
The Public Finance Evaluation Commission comprises the mayor, head of the City Council, and an audit firm. The chairman of the City Government Committee votes for the City Government Committee. The committee will vote on all financial decisions such as the annual budget and most of the legal issues. The City Government Committee is held every Wednesday, and the Finance Evaluation Committee is held the following Tuesday.
The Mount Vernon City Court is part of the New York State Consolidated Court System. Three full-time judges selected in the election serve as ten years' term and one part-time associate judge is appointed from the mayor with eight years' term. The court deals with cases that include the first instance of all the cases of the felony, all the trials of minor offenses, civil cases up to $15,000 in amount, lease contracts with the city as the starting point, small suits, and all cases involving traffic violations. The court is in a public safety building next to the city hall.
|Mount Vernon Fire Department|
|annual report||~8,000 times|
|number of employees||~75|
|personnel deployment||full time|
|Facilities and Equipment|
|number of fire stations||4|
|fire engine number||4|
|Fire truck count||1|
|heavy machine number||1|
|EMS Level||First Responder BLS|
The city is protected by full-time fire fighters at Mount Vernon Fire Station. The camp is located in four places in the city, under the command of the captain for each shift. It has about 8,000 emergency calls a year.
The law is enforced by Mount Vernon Police Station.
Mount Vernon City School District has 11 elementary schools, 2 junior high schools, 2 high schools and one alternative high school.
|elementary school||junior high school||high school|
|Cecil H. Parker||A. B. Davis||Mount Vernon|
|Columbus||Longfellow||Nellie A. Thornton|
|Edward Williams||Nelson Mandela Alternative|
|William H. Holmes|
Westchester Community College has a branch school facility in central Mount Vernon.
In 2011, in "Journal News," there was an article by Kathy O'Donnell and Gary Stern that "the failure of the regular railway line resulted in the collapse of the aging schools in the area." In this article, some old school buildings in the area are aging and are considering how much to repair or how much to break up. The Mount Vernon City School District reported, "Last year, the high school wall collapsed, the inspector said that the building had insufficient smoke sensing, that it had poor air quality, that there was evidence of harmful animals such as rats, that the hall had no emergency lighting, and that the junction box had electric cables exposed."
In the latter half of 2005, the RBA group conducted more than 5,000 daily commuters in the area, with 3,600 of them using the Beeline Bus System in Westchester County and 1,500 using the Metro North Railway.
- Petrillo Plaza is located next to Mt. Vernon East Station, the Metro North Railway in the center of Mt. Vernon, and is the hub of Beeline Bus System, Westchester County. Taxis also arrive at and depart from Petrillo Plaza
- All of the Beeline buses operate regular bus routes of ten routes
- Two New York City buses run through two blocks of Mount Vernon
- The Harlem Line, which runs in the north-south direction of the North Metro Railway, stops at Mount Vernon West Station and Fleet Wood Station on the west end of Mount Vernon City. The New Haven Line in the east-west direction stops at Mount Vernon Higashi Station in the central town
- The White Planes Road Line and the Dia Avenue Line of the New York City Subway have terminals on the southern border of Mount Vernon, and the Beeline arrives and departs. The White Planes Line ends at Wakefield's 24th street. The diamond line ends at Dia Avenue, East Chester. During rush hour, the White Planes Line goes to Nereid Avenue. both are five minutes' walk from the south side
Mount Vernon has three heavily-traveled parkways in a county linking New York City. That is, the Bronx River Parkway, the Cross County Parkway and the Hutchinson River Parkway. Furthermore, Interstate Expressway Route 95 and Route 87 are located less than one mile (1.6 km) from the Mount Vernon city border.
115 years after its establishment, Mount Vernon Hospital has 228 beds. It belongs to the Montefiore Medical Group and provides hospital treatment, emergency life-saving care and outpatient treatment. It is well known for its chronic trauma treatment and high pressure centers and is the most advanced organization in the northeastern part of the United States. It offers a variety of services, including an active community treatment center, a family health center, a Hopfer Nursing School, high-pressure medical care, and case management.
Mount Vernon Hospital is one of four hospitals that provide medical, nursing, surgery and foot treatment in the county. There are good doctors and educators, 92% of the students who practice specialist science pass the exam.
The emergency room at Mount Vernon Hospital is treating 25,000 patients a year, and is currently spending $2.5 million to double its size from 9,000 square feet (800 m2) to 18,500 square feet (1,720 m2). The expansion plan includes 15 individual rooms, waiting rooms for emergency response sections, and improvements in the action order determining sections.
There are many medical office buildings and treatment facilities around the hospital that provide medical care to residents in the southeast of Mount Vernon, Yonkers and the northern Bronx. Family planning Hudson Peconic, for example, was a family planning subsidiary that provided services to Patnam County, Rockland County, Suffolk County and Westchester County in New York State, and opened the first medical center in Mt. Vernon in 1935. The hospital has become an important resource for germline medical treatment for Mount Vernon residents.
The former motto of Mt. Vernon was "the city of faith." It reflects the presence of more than 25 religious places in the city.
well known native
- Lou Albano, Professional Wrestler, Actor
- Art Carney, Actor, Comedian
- Dick Clark, TV and radio personality
- Sean Combs, Music Producer, Lyricist
- DMX, music producers, wrappers, actors
- André Drummond NBA basketball players
- Damion Eesley, Major League Baseball, Detroit Tigers and others
- Author Seth Godin
- Ben Gordon NBA basketball players
- Heavy D, Rapper, born in Jamaica
- Michael Imperio, actor
- Kay Johnson, actress
- Michael O'Keeffe, actor
- Floyd Patterson, Professional Boxer, World Heavyweight Champion
- Awarded Sydney Poitier Award for Best Actor, Actor, Film Director and Best Actor in Academy
- Leon Robinson, Actor
- Pete Rock, Wrapper
- Ken Singleton, Major League Baseball player, Baltimore Orioles, etc.
- AL B. Sure! Singer
- Denzel Washington, Actor, Academy Award for Best Actor
- E. B. White, writer
in popular culture
The Memorial Field of Mount Vernon was used for commercial shooting by Coca cola in May 1979. American football Joe Green appeared.
The following movie was set in Mount Vernon or used for shooting.
- "Empty Places" (1999)
- "Thomas Crown Affair" (1999): Shot at Wilson's Forest Park, it looked like New York's Central Park. Vernon Woods Co. Ltd. was used on stage and store equipment
- "Thank you, Boys" (2001)
- "Eternal Sunshine" (2004)
In Edward Lewis Warant's novel "The Pawnbroker" (1961), the main character, Sol Naizerman, lives in Mt. Vernon.
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- City of Mount Vernon official website - Official Site
- Mount Vernon Public Library