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Greenwich /ˈɡrɛnɪ/ is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States.[1] As of the 2010 census, the town had a total population of 61,171.[2] The largest town on Connecticut's Gold Coast, it is home to many hedge funds and other financial service companies. Greenwich is the southernmost and westernmost municipality in Connecticut as well as the six-state region of New England. It takes roughly 40–50 minutes by train from Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan.[3] CNN/Money and Money magazine ranked Greenwich 12th on its list of the "100 Best Places to Live in the United States" in 2005.[4] The town is named after Greenwich, a borough of London in the United Kingdom.[5]

Greenwich, Connecticut
Town
Greenwich Town Hall is one of 34 sites in Greenwich listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Greenwich Town Hall is one of 34 sites in Greenwich listed on the National Register of Historic Places
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Official seal of Greenwich, Connecticut
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Location in Fairfield County and the state of Connecticut.
Location in Fairfield County and the state of Connecticut.
Greenwich is located in Connecticut
Greenwich
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Greenwich is located in the US
Greenwich
Greenwich
Location in Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°02′20″N 73°36′49″W / 41.03889°N 73.61361°W / 41.03889; -73.61361Coordinates: 41°02′20″N 73°36′49″W / 41.03889°N 73.61361°W / 41.03889; -73.61361
Country United States
State Connecticut
NECTA Bridgeport - Stamford - Norwalk
Region South Western Region
Settled 1640
Joined Connecticut 1656
Government
 • Type Representative town meeting
 • First selectman Peter Tesei (R)
 • Town administrator Benjamin Branyan
 • Town meeting moderator Thomas J. Byrne
Area
 • Total 67.2 sq mi (174.0 km2)
 • Land 47.8 sq mi (123.8 km2)
 • Water 19.4 sq mi (50.3 km2)
Elevation 131 ft (40 m)
Population (2013)
 • Total 62,396
 • Density 930/sq mi (360/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 06807, 06830, 06831, 06870, 06878
Area code(s) 203
FIPS code 09-33620
GNIS feature ID 213435[1]
Website www.greenwichct.org

Contents

HistoryEdit

 
Memorial to Col. Raynal C. Bolling, first high-ranking US officer killed in World War I
 
Low Tide, Riverside Yacht Club (1894) by Theodore Robinson

The town of Greenwich was settled in 1640. One of the founders was Elizabeth Fones Winthrop, daughter-in-law of John Winthrop, founder and Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. What is now called Greenwich Point was known for much of the area's early history as "Elizabeth's Neck" in recognition of Elizabeth Fones and their 1640 purchase of the Point and much of the area now known as Old Greenwich.[6] Greenwich was declared a township by the General Assembly in Hartford on May 11, 1665.[7]

During the American Revolution, General Israel Putnam made a daring escape from the British on February 26, 1779. Although British forces pillaged the town, Putnam was able to warn Stamford.[7]

In 1974, Gulliver's Restaurant and Bar, on the border of Greenwich and Port Chester, burned, killing 24 young people.[8]

In 1983, the Mianus River Bridge, which carries traffic on Interstate 95 over an estuary, collapsed, resulting in the death of three people.[9]

For many years, Greenwich Point (locally termed "Tod's Point"), was open only to town residents and their guests. However, a lawyer sued, saying his rights to freedom of assembly were threatened because he was not allowed to go there. The lower courts disagreed, but the Supreme Court of Connecticut agreed, and Greenwich was forced to amend its beach access policy to all four beaches.[10]

GeographyEdit

 
Downtown Street Scene

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 67.2 square miles (174 km2), of which 47.8 square miles (124 km2) is land and 19.4 square miles (50 km2), or 28.88%, is water. In terms of area, Greenwich is twice the size of Manhattan. The town is bordered to the west and north by Westchester County, New York, to the east by the city of Stamford, and faces the Village of Bayville to the south across the Long Island Sound. If you travel far enough east from Greenwich, you eventually hit Long Island at its extremity. Therefore, Greenwich is in a geographically exceptional position, being in a sense surrounded by New York.

Neighborhoods and sectionsEdit

The Census Bureau recognizes seven CDPs within the town: Byram, Cos Cob, Glenville, Old Greenwich, Pemberwick, Riverside, and a "Greenwich" CDP covering a portion of town. The USPS lists separate zip codes for Greenwich, Cos Cob, Old Greenwich, and Riverside. Additionally, Greenwich is often further divided into several smaller, unofficial neighborhoods. Longtime residents have a fierce loyalty and superior opinion of their particular neighborhood.

The Hispanic population is concentrated in the southwestern corner of the town.[11][12] In 2011, numerous neighborhoods were voted by the Business Insider as being the richest neighborhoods in America.[13]

Notable locationsEdit

  • Byram, Cos Cob, Greenwich, Old Greenwich, and Riverside each have their own ZIP Codes and with the exception of Byram, each has a Metro North station.
  • American Lane (in the extreme western corner of Greenwich) is separated by Interstate 684 from the entire rest of Connecticut and can be reached only from New York State.
  • Round Hill, with an elevation of more than 550 feet (170 m), was a lookout point for the Continental Army during the American Revolution. The Manhattan skyline is visible from the top of the hill.[16]

Historical SitesEdit

  • Bush-Holley House
  • Putnam Cottage

IslandsEdit

Calf Island, a 29-acre (120,000 m2) island about 3,000 feet (910 m) from the Byram shore in Greenwich, is open for visitors, although as of the summer of 2006 it was getting relatively few of them.[17]

More than half of the island (on the west side) is a bird sanctuary off-limits to members of the public without permission to visit. The island is available for overnight stays for those with permits, otherwise the east side is open from dawn till dusk.[17]

Great Captain Island is also off the coast of Greenwich, and is the southernmost point in Connecticut. There is a Coast Guard lighthouse on this island, as well as a designed area as a bird sanctuary. The lighthouse is a Skeletal Tower.

Island Beach or "Little Captain Island" once was the venue for the town's annual Island Beach Day. Ventriloquist Paul Winchell and his dummy, Jerry Mahoney, once came for a show, and on another occasion the National Guard let adults and children fire machine guns into the water, according to an article in the Greenwich Time.[18]

Island Beach has changed over the decades. The bathhouse once on the island's eastern shore is gone, and erosion is slowly eating away at the beaches themselves.[18]

ClimateEdit

Greenwich experiences a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa). However, it is quite close to a humid continental climate. During winter storms, it is common for the area north of the Merritt Parkway to receive significantly heavier snowfall than the area closer to the coast, due to the moderating influence of Long Island Sound.

Climate data for Greenwich, Connecticut
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 36
(2)
38
(3)
47
(8)
58
(14)
69
(21)
77
(25)
83
(28)
81
(27)
73
(23)
62
(17)
51
(11)
41
(5)
59.7
(15.3)
Average low °F (°C) 21
(−6)
23
(−5)
31
(−1)
40
(4)
50
(10)
60
(16)
65
(18)
64
(18)
56
(13)
45
(7)
36
(2)
27
(−3)
43.2
(6.1)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 4.32
(109.7)
3.24
(82.3)
4.73
(120.1)
4.44
(112.8)
4.58
(116.3)
3.77
(95.8)
3.72
(94.5)
4.00
(101.6)
4.70
(119.4)
4.17
(105.9)
4.47
(113.5)
4.31
(109.5)
50.45
(1,281.4)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 7.7
(19.6)
8.3
(21.1)
4.9
(12.4)
1.2
(3)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.4
(1)
5.2
(13.2)
28
(71)
Source #1: Weather Channel[19]
Source #2: WeatherDB[20]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1800 3,047
1810 3,533 16.0%
1820 3,790 7.3%
1830 3,801 0.3%
1840 3,921 3.2%
1850 5,036 28.4%
1860 6,522 29.5%
1870 7,644 17.2%
1880 7,892 3.2%
1890 10,131 28.4%
1900 12,172 20.1%
1910 16,463 35.3%
1920 22,123 34.4%
1930 33,112 49.7%
1940 35,509 7.2%
1950 40,835 15.0%
1960 53,793 31.7%
1970 59,755 11.1%
1980 59,578 −0.3%
1990 58,441 −1.9%
2000 61,101 4.6%
2010 61,171 0.1%
Est. 2014 62,610 [21] 2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[22]

As of the census[23] of 2000, there were 61,101 people, 23,230 households, and 16,237 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,277.6 people per square mile (493.2/km²). There were 24,511 housing units at an average density of 512.5 per square mile (197.9/km²). As of the census[24] of 2013, the racial makeup of the town was 80.90% White, 4.90% African American, 0.10% Native American, 7.80% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, and 2.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.90% of the population.

There were 23,230 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $124,958, and the median income for a family was $167,825. Males had a median income of $95,085 versus $47,806 for females. The per capita income for the town was $92,759 per 2010 census. About 2.5% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.

WealthEdit

Greenwich is the wealthiest town in Connecticut with an Adjusted Equalized Net Grand List per Capita (AENGLC)of $679,857.09. The AENGLC is a combination of both the property tax base per person and income per person. This is a measure of the personal wealth of individual residents, considering their real estate and income. Darien is second with $567,716.62, and New Canaan third at $563,919.93.

The median price for a single-family home in town was $1.7 million in 2006, when about 140 properties sold for $5 million or more, according to Prudential Connecticut Realty. In 2007, the highest asking prices for residential property in town were $39.5 million for the 76-acre (310,000 m2) estate of actor Mel Gibson on Old Mill Road, $19.7 million for a 13,000-square-foot (1,200 m2) mansion on 8.7 acres (35,000 m2) with a private lake, and $38 million for an estate with formal gardens and a greenhouse the size of a cottage.[25]

EconomyEdit

Companies in Greenwich include:

Top employersEdit

According to Greenwich's 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[28] the top employers in the town are:

# Employer No. of employees
1 Town of Greenwich 2,366
2 Greenwich Hospital 1,816
3 Orograin Bakeries (division of Bimbo Bakeries USA)[29] 500
4 Blue Sky Studios 400
5 Hyatt Regency - Greenwich 650
6 Greenwich Woods Rehabilitation & Health Care Center 235
7 Tudor Investment Corporation 227
8 Connecticut Light and Power Company 200
9 Brunswick School 200
10 Camuto Group 200

Arts and cultureEdit

 
Artist's Home in Autumn, Greenwich, Connecticut (ca. 1895), by John Henry Twachtman
  • Greenwich is home to the Greenwich International Film Festival, which acts in coordination with nonprofits to promote socially conscious filmmaking in the city's downtown in an annual June festival, in addition to screenings and events held year-round.[30][31]
  • The Greenwich Symphony Orchestra begun in 1958 as the Greenwich Philharmonia, it became fully professional by 1967.[citation needed]
  • The Greenwich Choral Society, founded in 1925, performs locally and elsewhere, including in New York City and Europe.[32]
  • The Greenwich post office contains a mural, The Packet Sails from Greenwich Green, painted in 1939 by Victoria Hutson Huntley.[33]
  • The Bruce Museum is a town-owned institution with sections devoted to art and natural history.
  • The Greenwich Arts Council.[34]
  • Putnam Cottage (Knapp Tavern) historic house museum.
  • Old Greenwich Riverside Community Center.[35]

Sports and recreationEdit

The town has four beaches on Long Island Sound: Greenwich Point, Byram Beach, Island Beach (Little Captain's Island), and Great Captain Island.

A single-visit beach pass for non-residents to Greenwich Point (locally termed "Tod's Point" after the previous private owners), which is on a peninsula and so includes picnic areas, a beach and small marina, is $7 per person and $25 per car. Tickets must be purchased at the town hall, the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, or Western Greenwich Civic Center. However, anyone can go to the point for free between November and April. The point has views of Manhattan, bridges connecting the Bronx and Queens, and Brooklyn and Staten Island, and newly built hi-rises in New Rochelle, New York.

There is also a community sailing center and rental area located in the park. Bicycling and roller-blading are popular sports on the trails and paths in the summer.

The town owns the Griffith E. Harris golf course. The 18-link course is named after "Griff" Harris, first selectman from 1952 to 1958. There are also eight country clubs in town with golf courses, and the Dorothy Hamill Rink is also in town.

Arch Street, The Greenwich Teen Center has age-specific programs and events on weekdays and weekends. It is the longest-running privately funded teen center in the nation. Arch Street is located at Roger Sherman Baldwin park. Every year in May, there is a Greenwich Town Party. The party has had performances from musicians such as Earth, Wind, and Fire and The Doobie Brothers (2015), the Temptations (2011), James Taylor (2012) (he sang Fire and Rain during a torrential rain shower), Paul Simon (2013), Santana and Buddy Guy (2014), John Fogerty and Hall and Oates (2016), as well as Steely Dan (2017).

Country Clubs:

  • Greenwich Country Club
  • The Bailiwick Club
  • Belle Haven Club
  • Rocky Point Club
  • Tamarack Country Club
  • Fairview Country Club
  • Burning Tree Country Club
  • Milbrook Country Club
  • The Stanwich Club

Boating/Water Clubs:

  • Indian Harbor Yacht Club
  • Greenwich Boat and Yacht Club
  • Old Greenwich Yacht Club
  • Riverside Yacht Club
  • Greenwich Water Club

Other Sports Clubs:

  • Greenwich Men's Rugby Club
  • Greenwich Skating Club
  • Greenwich Racquet Club
  • Field Club of Greenwich
  • Round Hill Golf Club
  • Innis Arden Golf Club
  • Griffith E. Harris Golf Course (locally termed "The Griff")

GovernmentEdit

Greenwich Township vote
by party in presidential elections
Year Republican Democratic
2016 39.1% 12,215 56.5% 17,630
2012 55.2% 16,456 43.9% 13,078

The town of Greenwich is one political and taxing body, but consists of several distinct sections or neighborhoods, such as Banksville, Byram, Cos Cob, Glenville, Mianus, Old Greenwich, Riverside and Greenwich (sometimes referred to as central, or downtown, Greenwich). Of these neighborhoods, three (Cos Cob, Old Greenwich, and Riverside) have separate postal names and ZIP codes.[36]

The town has three Selectmen and a Representative Town Meeting (RTM). The RTM must approve all budgets, and consists of 230 elected representatives. RTM members are not paid. The three selectmen are elected on a town-wide basis, although each person can only vote for two members. This assures that there will almost always be one Democrat and two Republicans or two Democrats and one Republican. While voter registration is skewed in the Republicans' favor, they do not have a lock on the First Selectman's chair, and Democrats have held the seat recently. Many of the other town committees have equal representation between Democrats and Republicans, regardless of the vote breakdown, since each individual can only vote for half as many seats as are available.[36]

Voter registration and party enrollment as of October 31, 2012[37]
Party Active voters Inactive voters Total voters Percentage
Republican 13,618 703 14,321 36.89%
Democratic 8,957 630 9,587 24.69%
Unaffiliated 13,413 967 14,380 37.04%
Minor parties 494 41 535 1.38%
Total 36,482 2,341 38,823 100%

EducationEdit

Public schoolsEdit

Greenwich Public Schools operates the public schools. Greenwich High School is the district's sole high school. As of 2012 elementary schools had the same pattern of racial segregation as the town as a whole with Hispanic students concentrated in the two elementary schools in the southwestern corner of the district, New Lebanon and Hamilton Avenue.[11] The 3 middle schools have balanced enrollment.[38] There is a Connecticut racial diversity law which requires that the percentage of students in an ethnic group in a school may not deviate by more than 25% from the average for the district. Thus, as of 2013, the district was out of compliance[12] and was searching for solutions.[38]

Elementary Schools:

Middle Schools:

  • Central Middle School
  • Eastern Middle School
  • Western Middle School

High Schools: Greenwich High School

Private schoolsEdit

MediaEdit

RadioEdit

  • WGCH-AM 1490 radio station; 1,000 watts

Newspapers and printEdit

Films shot in GreenwichEdit

List is in reverse chronological order of movies filmed (or partially filmed) in Greenwich:[42]

  • Boychoir (2014)
  • The Big Wedding (2013)
  • Great Hope Springs (2011)
  • All Good Things (2010)
  • The Switch (2010)
  • The Best Laid Plans (2009)
  • Listen to Your Heart (2009)
  • Old Dogs (2009)
  • A Smirk of Satisfaction (2009)
  • Revolutionary Road (2008)
  • The Accidental Husband (2008)
  • The Life Before Her Eyes (2007)
  • Person of Interest (2007)
  • Borrowing Rebecca (2006)
  • The Accidental Husband (2006)
  • The Good Shepherd (2006)
  • Holes in My Shoes (2006)
  • The Path of Most Resistance (2006)
  • After Roberto (2005)
  • Domino One (2005)
  • The Family Stone (2006)
  • Figment (2005/II)
  • Filmic Achievement (2005)
  • R.I.P. (2005/I)
  • The Stepford Wives (2004)
  • Chubby Kid, A (2002)
  • Fabled (2002)
  • The Ice Storm (1997)
  • Ransom (1996)
  • Deadtime Stories (1986)
  • Danny (1977)
  • Time Piece (1965)
  • Open the Door and See All the People (1964)
  • The American Venus (1926)
  • Via Wireless (1915)
  • The Perils of Pauline (1914)
  • Two Little Waifs (1910)
  • The Golden Supper (1910)
  • The Cardinal's Conspiracy (1909)
  • A Change of Heart (1909)
  • The Country Doctor (1909)
  • Sweet and Twenty (1909)
  • Tender Hearts (1909)
  • The Message (1909)
  • The Little Teacher (1909)

Television shows filmed in GreenwichEdit

  • The Mick (2017)
  • The Profit (2014)
  • The Big C (2011, 2012) Showtime[43]
  • Teachers (2008) - TV movie
  • The Apprentice (2004)
  • Wickedly Perfect (2004)
  • Made in America (2003)
  • Rich Girls (2003)
  • Murder in Greenwich (2002) - TV Movie about Martha Moxley
  • TV Nation (1995)

InfrastructureEdit

TransportationEdit

The town is served by the Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line (the four stations, from west to east, are Greenwich, Cos Cob, Riverside, and Old Greenwich) and is approximately a 50-minute train ride to Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan on the express train and a 60-minute ride on the local.[44] The Amtrak Acela, Northeast Regional, and Vermonter trains stop in the adjacent city of Stamford.[45]

Interstate 95 goes through the southern end of town, and there are four exits from I-95 in Greenwich, exits 2 through 5. The Boston Post Road (also known as East or West Putnam Avenue or simply Route 1) also goes through town, as does the Merritt Parkway, although the Merritt Parkway is a considerable distance from the downtown area. Interstate 684 passes through Greenwich, but cannot be entered or exited there, and the nearest interchange is at the Westchester County Airport in New York State.

Westchester County Airport is the closest commercial airport to Greenwich. It takes approximately 15 minutes to drive from the town's center. This is followed by LaGuardia Airport in Queens, New York, a 35-minute drive approximately. John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York, is the closest international airport, a one-hour drive approximately. Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey is also easily accessible from Greenwich, taking approximately one hour to drive to.

Two bridges in Greenwich were among 12 in the state listed in "critical" condition by state safety inspectors as of August 2007. The Riversville Road bridge, built in the 1950s, now has a weight limit of 3 tons, but as of August 5, 2007, the bridge had not been inspected in over two years (in March 2005), according to state records obtained by the Hartford Courant, although a state official said the bridge was inspected in August 2005 and would be inspected again in August 2007. In the March 2005 inspection, the bridge's above-ground structure was deemed to be in critical condition, with other components in poor condition. The Bailiwick Road bridge in town was closed in April 2007 and remained closed as of August 2007 due to storm damage. The ratings for the two bridges were worse than the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis, which collapsed during rush hour on August 1, 2007.[46]

According to the DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey, a statewide program funded by various agencies and philanthropies, 4% of adults in Greenwich are "transportation insecure," meaning that they have had to stay at home during the past year due to a lack of adequate transportation. The comparable rate for all adults statewide is 13%.[47]

Emergency Medical ServicesEdit

Greenwich Emergency Medical Service, Inc. (or "GEMS", as it is often referred to) is contracted as the primary service area responder (PSAR) for the Town of Greenwich. GEMS was founded on July 15, 1986 which took the place of an old and antiquated system that was serviced by the volunteer fire departments. GEMS operates out of four strategically located stations throughout the town, and has mutual aid agreements with Stamford and Port Chester/Rye/Rye Brook. Current staffing has 4 advanced life support ambulances (ALS) and 1 ALS supervisor on 24 hours a day. Each GEMS unit is operated at the highest level of advanced prehospital care, utilizing highly trained and experienced paramedics. GEMS was the first service in New England to make use of 12-lead EKGs in the prehospital setting, and continues to lead the region with advanced life support tools and equipment. Greenwich was the first town in the state to be awarded the Heartsafe Community designation. GEMS responds to, on average, approximately 6,000 emergency medical calls annually. GEMS offers a wide range of education including school education from 6-12 grade. EMT classes and community CPR classes are regularly scheduled.

Fire DepartmentEdit

 
The Byram Fire Station, located on Delavan Avenue

The town of Greenwich is protected by the paid Greenwich Fire Department (GFD) and eight all-volunteer fire companies, in addition to a Fire Police Patrol. The paid GFD is made up of 100 paid firefighters, who staff 6 Engine Companies and 1 Truck Company, as well as several special units, in 6 Fire Stations (shared with volunteer companies), under the command of a Deputy Chief (Tour Commander) per shift, who in-turn reports to the Chief of Department. The eight all-volunteer fire companies are made up of a total of approximately 100 volunteer firefighters, who man 9 volunteer Engines, 2 volunteer Ladders, 4 Tankers, 6 Squads, 3 Utility Units, 3 Marine Units (Fireboats), 1 Dive Rescue Unit, 1 Special Operations Unit, 1 Heavy Rescue and several other support units. The eight all-volunteer fire companies are quartered in all 8 Fire Stations, located throughout the town, and respond to emergency calls with the paid GFD Units. The all-volunteer fire companies are each commanded by a District Chief, who in-turn reports to a Deputy Chief of the GFD, who reports to the Chief of Department.[48] There is also the Cos Cob Fire Police Patrol, one of the only remaining Fire Police Patrols in Fairfield County, Connecticut. The Patrol operates 2 Units, Patrol 2 (P2) and Utility 2 (U2). The paid Greenwich Fire Department and the 7 all-volunteer Greenwich Fire Companies respond to, on average, approximately 5,000 emergency calls annually.[49][50]

By 2012, the town was planning to replace the current Central Fire Station (Fire Headquarters) with a new Fire Headquarters and merge the Greenwich EMS into the new facility. The town was also planning on adding a 9th Fire Station with a paid Engine in the Back Country on King Street in town. As of early Summer 2012, Engine 1 and the Deputy Chief are moving to a temporary facility in the commuter parking lot at Horseneck Lane and Shore Road. Truck 1 has been temporarily relocated to the Cos Cob Firehouse.[51]

Police DepartmentEdit

Located at 11 Bruce Place, GPD has 87 Police Officers, 22 Detectives, 19 Sergeants, 10 Lieutenants, 3 Captains, and one Deputy Chief with 20+ civilian dispatchers and administrative personnel.[52] and includes a K-9 unit.[53] The current Chief of Police is Jim Heavey while the First Selectman is Police Commissioner.[54]

LibrariesEdit

Greenwich Library

Perrot Library

Cos Cob Library

Byram Shubert Library

Notable peopleEdit

Sister citiesEdit

Greenwich originally had only three sister cities, but in recent years has added two more. In 2013 the Town also become sister city to Rose, Cosenza, Italy and Morra de Santctis, Avellino, Italy. An interesting fact to note is that today there are more descendants of Rosetani immigrants living in Greenwich, Connecticut than there are people living in the Town of Rose. :[55]

City Municipality Country Year
Kitzbühel   Tyrol   Austria 1961
Vienne   Isère   France
Nacka   Nacka   Sweden

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  10. ^ a b "Imbalance in Greenwich Schools". The New York Times. July 19, 2013. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b Al Baker (July 19, 2013). "Law on RacialDiversity Stirs Greenwich Schools". The New York Times. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b c d Johnson, Robert (2 June 2011). "The 25 Richest Neighborhoods In America". The Business Insider. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  13. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/27/realestate/27livi.html?pagewanted=all
  14. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/24/theater/back-to-his-working-class-roots.html
  15. ^ Nova, Susan, "Many rooms, skyline views: Chateau atop Round Hill is for sale", article, Real Estate section, The Advocate of Stamford, March 2, 2007, page R1
  16. ^ a b "Upgrades make Calf Island more attractive to visitors", by Michael Dinan, "Greenwich Time", and "The Advocate" of Stamford, August 15, 2006, page 4, "The Advocate"
  17. ^ a b "Crew member passes on stories about island", by Michael Dinan, an article in the Greenwich Time August 7, 2006. When the public first began visiting this island, a casino existed here.
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