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CHABAD CENTERS IN KATONAH, NEW YORK:

Chabad of Bedford & Pound Ridge Towns
P.O. Box 544
Katonah, NY 10536 USA
Tel: 914-767-3337
Fax: 914.767.3374
Email:
info@chabadbedford.com
Website: www.ChabadBedford.com
Rabbi Arik Wolf, Director
Mrs. Sara Wolf, Co-director
Last updated on: October 29, 2006 
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Katonah, New York is one of three unincorporated hamlets within the town of Bedford, New York, United States.

Katonah is named for Chief Katonah, an American Indian from whom the land of Bedford was purchased by a group of English colonists. Founded with the name Whitlockville, the town changed its name, and later was moved to its present site in 1897, when its former site (Old Katonah) was flooded by the construction of the Cross River Reservoir. More than 50 buildings were moved from the old site to New Katonah, were rolled on logs pulled by horses. The move was originally ordered to start in 1894, but litigation delayed the process by almost three years. Katonah was not the only village affected by New York City's growing demand for water. The villages of Kirbyville and New Castle Corners were also condemned by the city but were never moved.

The Katonah Village Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

According to the 2010 united states census, the hamlet of Katonah had a total population of 4,605 people. 87% of the hamlet is white, 1% is black, 8% is Hispanic and 2% identify as Asian. This is the first time in the United States Census history that counted Katonah as a separate census tract instead of being lumped with the town of Bedford, of which it is part.

The surrounding countryside includes the John Jay Homestead, the former home of John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Nearby is The Harvey School, a private day school which offers 5 day boarding founded in the 19th Century, which counts among its alumni "Doonesbury" cartoonist Garry Trudeau. Martha Stewart also lives in Katonah, just down the road from the John Jay estate.

By its residents, Katonah is often styled as a "village". For example, its library is called the Katonah Village Library and other commercial functions and public works incorporate similar terminology. Katonah generally has a concentration of population and businesses which may include portions of several towns. Katonah does have its own ZIP code, 10536, and a Metro-North station. As a result of the town's close proximity to New York City and its immediate connection to the afore mentioned railroad station and the interstate, a sizable portion of the town consists of commuters. The area is part of the Katonah-Lewisboro school district.

Andrew Saul, Chairman of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, jazz legend John Scofield, and former Congresswoman Sue Kelly are other notable residents of Katonah. Author David Barr Kirtley and Apollo Sunshine drummer Jeremy Black both grew up in Katonah. Apollo Sunshine's first album was also recorded in and named after the town.

Katonah is home to Stepping Stones, the historic home of Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill W. and his wife Lois Wilson. The house at 62 Oak Road is on the State and National Register of Historic Places.

The average house price in Katonah, as of 2006, is US$ 912,000.

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