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Torrential Rain in Bronxville Produces Flooding in Town and at The Bronxville School; School Closed Today PDF Print Email


By Staff     

Sep. 26, 2018:  The torrential rain that fell in Bronxville yesterday produced flooding in some areas of the village including Paxton Avenue and Stone Place, The Bronxville Women’s Club parking lot, and parts of Kraft Avenue, Park Avenue, and Dusenberry. It also produced flooding at The Bronxville School. 


At about 2:25 pm, parents with children in The Bronxville School received a message that, because of flooding, there would be an immediate dismissal. As a result of the storm, the school experienced significant flooding in the Meadow and Midland Avenue parking lots as well as on the ground floor of the school, primarily on the Meadow Avenue side. 


According to Dan Carlin, assistant superintendent of the Bronxville schools, there was flooding in the A and B wing, by the cafeteria, in the main gym, and in the Blue Gym. There was some water in the kindergarten area but not much.   


Carlin reported that the two flood mitigation pumps were working at maximum capacity throughout the storm, yet there was still flooding. Mayor Mary Marvin commented that the "pumps prevented catastrophic damage."  

Carlin said that a maintenance crew of 50 people would be brought in right away to clean up and dry out the school, and then an industrial hygienist would come in to check the school and make sure it is safe to occupy before the children are let back in.

By 7:00 pm on Tuesday, both Meadow Avenue near the school and the elementary school parking lot were mostly free of large pools of water. School is closed today.


Photos by N. Bower





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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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