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Beginning in the s, many major corporations based in New York City relocated operations to White Plains and other suburban locations. At the height of the s, at least 50 Fortune corporations called Westchester County and nearby Fairfield County, CT, home, but with the corporate mergers and downsizing of the s many of these companies either reduced their operations in White Plains or left the area completely.
Since March , visual and performing artists, emerging cultural organizations and new creative businesses have studios and offices in the building. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The construction of the Galleria at White Plains mall in the s ushered in a new era of downtown retail and office development, but by the early s, economic development had stagnated, hampered by a deep recession and the overbuilding of the commercial real estate markets. Consolidation within the retail industry led to the closing of many of downtown's original department and specialty stores as well.
After its bankruptcy, the B. Altman store closed in and was eventually demolished to make way for the massive upscale retail mall, The Westchester , which opened in with anchors Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. As of July 20, , the Fortunoff and Mayrock families re-acquired the Fortunoff brand and intellectual property; all Fortunoff stores are currently closed.
Other major projects were completed in the late s and early s that have further altered the urban character of downtown White Plains. A new courthouse for the Southern District of New York was opened in and several large-scale office properties in and near downtown, including the former General Foods headquarters building, were retrofitted and leased to accommodate smaller businesses.
Aside from the Arts Exchange building which used to be a bank , another bank next to the City Center was renovated to become Zanaro's , a family-style Italian restaurant. In , Zanaros closed and was replaced by Buffalo Wild Wings. In , construction was completed on Renaissance Square, a downtown parcel that includes the luxury Ritz-Carlton hotel. Beginning in , the city's permanent population experienced a growth spurt as additional apartment buildings were constructed. The city's close commuting distance to midtown Manhattan 31 minutes by express train  have also attracted a lot of people who commute to New York City for work.
However, in large part because of its proximity to New York City, the cost of living in White Plains, although lower than that of New York City itself, is by some measures among the highest in the world. According to the U. Census Bureau , White Plains has a land area of 9. White Plains, is located within a humid subtropical climate Köppen Cfa with cool, wet winters and hot, dry summers.
The city is shielded from fronts in the summer by the Appalachian Mountains, keeping it dry then, and the mountains prevent very cold air masses in the winter, as well as trap maritime air on the coast, which brings lots of rain and snow. The city gets most of its precipitation in the winter from Nor'easters, which bring both rain and snow to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast coasts. Warmer winters can bring only a couple inches of snow, while colder ones can bring over 35 inches of snow.
Spring and fall are transition seasons, with moderate temperatures and moderate precipitation. At the turn of the second millennium, there was a boom in commercial businesses and residential living and as a result the city's infrastructure grew substantially with two double towers being 40 plus stories and both being high-end apartments. The White Plains Public School System , with a enrollment of over 6, pupils, maintains five elementary schools grades K-5 , two middle schools Eastview for Grade 6, Highlands for Grades and one high school 9—12 , as well as auxiliary facilities, including a pre-kindergarten program, a community school grades 7—12 , adult and continuing education, and a program for school-age patients at New York-Presbyterian Hospital ,  whose campus is located in the city.
Since the district has operated under a Controlled Parents' Choice Program,  whereby the parents of elementary school children can select the school which their child attends based on factors other than proximity to the school. Two of the elementary schools offer bilingual education where children are taught in both English and Spanish. Both English speaking and Spanish speaking families can choose to be entered into a lottery for a place in the bilingual classes.
The White Plains Recreation Department worked in cooperation with the schools to offer many programs. The district is governed by a seven-member Board of Education, elected at-large for staggered three-year terms. A school superintendent reports to the Board. As of the United States Census , there were 56, people residing in the city.
The racial makeup of the city was As of the census of , there were 53, people, 20, households, and 12, families residing in the city. The population density was 5, There were 21, housing units at an average density of 2, Hispanic or Latino of any race were There were 20, households out of which The average household size was 2.
In the city, the population was spread out with The median age was 38 years. For every females, there were For every females age 18 and over, there were The White Plains Performing Arts Center , which can seat up to people, serves as a venue for a variety of events, such as Broadway theatre and concerts.
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