Category: White Plains Today

White Plains Demographics

White Plains (WP) today is a “diverse” community but has not always been. Census reporting gives the best way to examine the changes. WP’s first settlers came from Rye in 1683 and were English Puritans.  The first US census of 1790, recorded WP with… Continue Reading “White Plains Demographics”

Unique White Plains Retail

White Plains (WP) has lots stores but here is a listing of unique shops: Art: Thomsoms’s Art & Frame at 9thomsonsartcenter.com  ArtsWestchester (Gallery/Shop, Individual Artist Gallery/Sales & Special sales)  Muse Paintbar (84 Mamaroneck Ave) Music: Sam Ash Music Store at samashmusic.com  D Z Strad… Continue Reading “Unique White Plains Retail”

Wildlife in White Plains

There are many varieties of birds in White Plains (WP) but the City has its share of feral pigeons, ravens, Canadian Geese (Liberty Park), seabirds, hawks and a variety of smaller types (Sparrows, Cardinals, Blue Jays). Roosting is common from the tops of buildings.… Continue Reading “Wildlife in White Plains”

“The Collection” White Plains Development Plan Rebuttal and Update

White Plains (WP) held its 3rd public hearing (March 5, 2018) on The Collection site plan with special permits for land between Westchester & Franklin Aves: on former Key Ford location, empty stores next to Westchester Burger & municipal lot on Franklin on April… Continue Reading ““The Collection” White Plains Development Plan Rebuttal and Update”

White Plains Schools History

Entry is updated version of chapter “Schools” from White Plains, New York: A City of Contrasts: Though there were schools in White Plains (WP) as far back as the early 1700’s little is known about them. According to Renoda Hoffman in her book Yesterday in WP, there… Continue Reading “White Plains Schools History”

Renovation “The Westchester”

Renovations (2016) at The Westchester included new flooring, signage and the complete redo of the Food Court. The Food Court called “Savor” included the opening area on Armory Place to make an outside eating space. The Westchester opened in 1995 with Nordstrom and Neiman… Continue Reading “Renovation “The Westchester””

White Plains’ City Center Redo

Some of the changes around the city include road repaving, store openings  and renovations at some of city’s busiest commercial areas. Nothing lasts forever and many of our city structures need repairs and updating. One does not need to always tear things down to make… Continue Reading “White Plains’ City Center Redo”

Art in White Plains

Walking around city, one can find art in and outside buildings, in parks and on sidewalks. 

Where is the Mamaroneck River in White Plains?

Came across this article from  New York Times August 14, 1988: “Wanted: A Watchman Of the Waterways” written by  William G. Lawyer who at the time was the executive director of the Greenburgh Nature Center. Keep in mind that it was written long before  the… Continue Reading “Where is the Mamaroneck River in White Plains?”

White Plains, NY: A City of Contrasts

Entry is an updated version of the first 3 sections of the book White Plains, New York: A City of Contrasts by Sandra Harrison published in 2013. Remaining updated versions of the book can be found under different titles listed at the end of… Continue Reading “White Plains, NY: A City of Contrasts”

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