Alpine, New Jersey
Alpine is a borough
Borough (New Jersey)
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 in Bergen County
Bergen County, New Jersey
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, New Jersey
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, United States. It is a suburb of New York City
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, located 15 miles northwest of Midtown Manhattan
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. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough population was 1,849.

In 2010, Forbes
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listed Alpine as 4th in its listing of "America's Most Expensive ZIP Codes", with a median home price of $3,814,885.
In 2009, Forbes ranked Alpine first, along with Greenwich, Connecticut
Greenwich, Connecticut
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, with a median home price of $4.14 million. Alpine was ranked #1 in a tie with Greenwich, Connecticut
Greenwich, Connecticut
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 in both 2006 and 2007 on the ABC News
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 list of most expensive zip codes, with a median home sale price of $3.4 million.

New Jersey Monthly
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magazine ranked Alpine as its 15th best place to live in its 2008 rankings of the "Best Places To Live" in New Jersey.

Alpine was formed by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature
New Jersey Legislature
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 on April 8, 1903 from portions of Harrington Township. The borough gained a portion of Cresskill
Cresskill, New Jersey
Cresskill is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough population was 8,573. The town got its name from the watercress that grew in its streams, or "kills"....

 in 1904.


Alpine is located at 40.954346°N 73.930472°W (40.954346, -73.930472) less than 9 miles (14.5 km) from Manhattan. It is at the northeast corner of New Jersey.

According to the United States Census Bureau
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, the borough has a total area of 9.17 square miles (23.8 km²), of which, 6.36 square miles (16.5 km²) of it is land and 2.82 square miles (7.3 km²) of it (30.75%) is water.


As of the 2010 Census, Alpine had a population of 1,849. The median age was 48.2. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 68.1% White, 2.4% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 26.1% Asian, 1.3% some other race and 2.1% reporting two or more races. 4.8% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

As of the census
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of 2000, there were 2,183 people, 708 households, and 623 families residing in the borough. The population density
Population density
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 was 343.5 people per square mile (132.5/km2). There were 730 housing units at an average density of 114.9 per square mile (44.3/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 77.37% White, 1.51% African American, 0.23% Native American, 19.10% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races
Race (United States Census)
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, and 1.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.52% of the population.

There were 708 households out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.8% were married couples
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 living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.0% were non-families. 9.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.08 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the borough the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 20.9% from 25 to 44, 34.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 102.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough is $130,740, and the median income for a family is $134,068. Males have a median income of $87,544 versus $45,536 for females. The per capita income for the borough is $76,995. 6.2% of the population and 5.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 8.5% are under the age of 18 and 6.4% are 65 or older.


Alpine is governed under the Borough
Borough (New Jersey)
A borough in the context of New Jersey local government refers to one of five types and one of eleven forms of municipal government....

 form of New Jersey municipal government. The government consists of a mayor and a borough council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at large. A mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The borough council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year.

, the mayor of Alpine is Paul H. Tomasko (D
Democratic Party (United States)
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, term ends December 31, 2014). Members of the Alpine Borough Council are Council President Vicki Frankel (2012), Michael Cacouris (2012), Paul Garjian (2011), Gayle Gerstein (2013), Sidney Merians (2013) and Steven Ornstein (2011).

Federal, state and county representation

Alpine is in the 5th Congressional district and is part of New Jersey's 39th state legislative district. The borough was relocated to the 37th state legislative district by the New Jersey Apportionment Commission
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 based on the results of the 2010 Census. The new district will be in effect for the June 2011 primary and the November 2011 general election, with the state senator and assembly members elected taking office in the new district as of January 2012.


As of Election Day, November 4, 2008, there were 1,275 registered voters. Of registered voters, 337 (26.4% of all registered voters) were registered as Democrats
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, 369 (28.9%) were registered as Republicans
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 and 569 (44.6%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were no voters registered to other parties.

As of recent years, on the national level, Alpine leans toward the Republican Party. In the 2008 presidential election
United States presidential election, 2008
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, Republican John McCain
John McCain
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 received 55.5% of the vote here, over Democrat Barack Obama
Barack Obama
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, who received 43.6% of the vote, with 70.0% of registered voters participating. In the 2004 election
United States presidential election, 2004
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, Republican George W. Bush
George W. Bush
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 received 56% of the vote here, over Democrat John Kerry
John Kerry
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, who received 43%. In the 2009 Gubernatorial Election
New Jersey gubernatorial election, 2009
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, Republican Chris Christie received 55% of the vote, defeating Democrat Jon Corzine
Jon Corzine
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, who received around 38%.


The Alpine Public School
Alpine Public School
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 is a community school district serving a total of 140 students in Kindergarten through eighth grade as of the 2009-10 school year. Public school students attend Tenafly High School
Tenafly High School
Tenafly High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school serving students in grades nine through twelve from Tenafly, New Jersey, United States, operating as part of the Tenafly Public Schools...

 in Tenafly
Tenafly, New Jersey
Tenafly is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 census, the borough population was 14,488. Tenafly is an affluent suburb of New York City....

 for grades 9 - 12, as part of a sending/receiving relationship
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 with the Tenafly Public Schools
Tenafly Public Schools
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U.S. Route 9W
U.S. Route 9W
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, the Palisades Interstate Parkway
Palisades Interstate Parkway
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 and County Route 502
County Route 502 (New Jersey)
County Route 502 is a county highway in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The highway extends 23.79 miles from Paterson-Hamburg Turnpike in Wayne to Palisades Boulevard in Alpine....

 all pass through Alpine.


Alpine is home to the tower and laboratory
Armstrong Tower
The Armstrong Tower, also known as Alpine Tower, is a 425 foot tall lattice tower built and used by Edwin Armstrong in 1938 at Alpine, New Jersey, United States, at 40°57'39.0" N and 73°55'21.0" W for his transmission experiments that led to modern FM radio. The original transmissions occurred at...

 built by Edwin Howard Armstrong after RCA
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 evicted him from the Empire State Building
Empire State Building
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. Armstrong's experimental FM station, W2XMN, used various frequencies to broadcast from the tower, first on 42.8 MHz; later on 44.1 MHz; and finally on 93.1 MHz in the modern FM
Frequency modulation
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 band. The laboratory building and the tower still stand; the 400-foot (122-m) tower is home to many two-way radio users, one modern FM station (Fairleigh Dickinson University
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Fairleigh Dickinson University is a private university founded as a junior college in 1942. It now has several campuses located in New Jersey, Canada, and the United Kingdom.-Description:...

WFDU is a non-commercial, college radio station licensed to Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. Since 1971, WFDU has broadcast from studios on the Metropolitan Campus of said college. WFDU's transmitter site is at the world famous Major Edwin Howard Armstrong tower in Alpine, NJ...

), and backup transmitters for several of New York's television stations. The tower served as a primary tower for the stations after September 11, 2001 when the World Trade Center
World Trade Center
The original World Trade Center was a complex with seven buildings featuring landmark twin towers in Lower Manhattan, New York City, United States. The complex opened on April 4, 1973, and was destroyed in 2001 during the September 11 attacks. The site is currently being rebuilt with five new...

 was destroyed. There was some local opposition to this scheme, but the move was temporary, as the stations affected moved their primary broadcast facilities to the Empire State Building. The original lab building is home to a static display of historic communications equipment and offices; the USA Network
USA Network
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 cable channel operated from this building in the late 1970s.

Points of interest

Rio Vista is an upscale neighborhood in the southern section of Alpine. Rio Vista is home to Devil's Tower, a stone clock tower that is claimed to be haunted. The tower was originally built by sugar baron Manuel Rionda (1854–1943) in order to allow his wife to see New York from the New Jersey side of the Hudson River
Hudson River
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. The legend has it that when his wife saw him with another woman, she committed suicide by jumping off the tower. After becoming upset over his wife's death, Rionda stopped all work on the tower. In reality Harriet Rionda died of natural causes in 1922 and was interred nearby for approximately 20 years; her coffin was moved to Brookside Cemetery, Englewood
Brookside Cemetery, Englewood
-History:It was started in May 1876, by a group of Englewood residents who purchased of land for a cemetery. The property sits on the East side of Engle Street adjacent to Tenafly, New Jersey. The cemetery was named for the brook running beside its eastern boundary. A chapel built with the local...

. The estate was later sub-divided into 197 housing sites consisting of miles of roadway, infrastructure, and related facilities in the mid 1980s.

The New Jersey Section of the Palisades Interstate Park runs the length of Alpine along the top of the New Jersey Palisades
New Jersey Palisades
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 and along the Hudson River
Hudson River
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The Alpine Boat Basin serves as both a public picnic area and small marina for private boats. The area is a scenic riverfront picnic area and boat basin, plus beach for car-top boat launches (canoe and kayak), with fishing, access to hiking trails and Henry Hudson Drive, restrooms, water, vending machines, and public phones. The area also has Alpine Pavilion, an open-air stone picnic pavilion built in 1934 by the Civil Works Administration
Civil Works Administration
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 (available for rental), as well as the historic Blackledge-Kearney
Blackledge-Kearney House, also known as Cornwallis' Headquarters, is located within the Palisades Interstate Park in Alpine, New Jersey. The house was built in 1750 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 24, 1984...


Noted residents

Notable current and former residents of Alpine include:
  • Gioia Marconi Braga
    Gioia Marconi Braga
    Gioia Marconi Braga, daughter of Guglielmo Marconi, was the founder and chairwoman of the Marconi Foundation, now known as the Marconi Society.Braga was a longtime resident of Alpine, New Jersey. Braga died in July 1996.-References:...

    , daughter of Guglielmo Marconi
    Guglielmo Marconi
    Guglielmo Marconi was an Italian inventor, known as the father of long distance radio transmission and for his development of Marconi's law and a radio telegraph system. Marconi is often credited as the inventor of radio, and indeed he shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand...

     and chairwoman of the Marconi Foundation
    Marconi Foundation
    The Guglielmo Marconi International Fellowship Foundation, briefly called Marconi Foundation and currently known as The Marconi Society, was established by Gioia Marconi Braga in 1974 to commemorate the centennial of the birth of her father Guglielmo Marconi)...

  • Sean Combs
    Sean Combs
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     (born 1969), rap artist.
  • Johnny Damon
    Johnny Damon
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     (born 1973), outfielder for the Tampa Bay Rays
    Tampa Bay Rays
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  • Damon Dash
    Damon Dash

     (born 1971), hip-hop entrepreneur.
  • Joseph Dello Russo
    Joseph Dello Russo
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    , LASIK
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  • Eddie Einhorn
    Eddie Einhorn
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     (born 1936), part owner of the Chicago White Sox
    Chicago White Sox
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  • Patrick Ewing
    Patrick Ewing
    Patrick Aloysius Ewing Sr. is a Jamaican-American retired Hall of Fame basketball player and current assistant coach for the National Basketball Association's Orlando Magic. He played most of his career with the NBA's New York Knicks as their starting center and played briefly with the Seattle...

     (born 1962), former center for the New York Knicks
    New York Knicks
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  • Fabolous
    John David Jackson , better known by his stage name Fabolous, is an American rapper of African American and Dominican descent. He grew up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Part of his early popularity arose from his hit single "Can't Deny It" in 2001, from his debut...

     (born 1977), rap artist.
  • Henry Clay Frick II
    Henry Clay Frick II
    Henry Clay Frick II was an American physician and professor of medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons....

     (1919–2007), physician
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     and head of the Frick Collection
    Frick Collection
    The Frick Collection is an art museum located in Manhattan, New York City, United States.- History :It is housed in the former Henry Clay Frick House, which was designed by Thomas Hastings and constructed in 1913-1914. John Russell Pope altered and enlarged the building in the early 1930s to adapt...

  • Andre Harrell
    Andre Harrell
    Andre Harrell is founder of the now defunct record label, Uptown Records. Harrell also served as president/CEO of Motown Records. He was also the first half of the hip hop duo Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde.-Biography:...

     (born 1960), founder of Uptown Records
    Uptown Records
    Uptown Records was an American record label, founded by Andre Harrell in 1986. It went on to become one of the most popular Hip-Hop and R&B labels of the late 1980's and early 1990s. Featured on the roster were such luminaries as Guy, Heavy D & The Boyz, Jodeci, Mary J. Blige, and Soul for Real...

  • Matt Herr
    Matt Herr
    Matthew Herr is a retired American ice hockey forward who played for part of four NHL seasons....

     (born 1976) ice hockey
    Ice hockey
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    Forward (ice hockey)
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     who played for part of four NHL seasons.
  • O'Kelly Isley, Jr.
    O'Kelly Isley, Jr.
    O'Kelly Isley, Jr. , better known as Kelly Isley, was an American singer and one of the founding members of the legendary family group, The Isley Brothers.-Biography:...

     (1937–1986), founding member of the Isley Brothers.
  • Sachin H. Jain
    Sachin H. Jain
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     (born 1980), physician and Obama Administration official.
  • Jay-Z
    Shawn Corey Carter , better known by his stage name Jay-Z, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and occasional actor. He is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America, having a net worth of over $450 million as of 2010...

     (born 1969), rap artist.
  • The Jonas Brothers, American Pop Rock Boy Band.
  • Ilya Kovalchuk
    Ilya Kovalchuk
    Ilya Valerevich Kovalchuk is a Russian professional ice hockey left winger who is an alternate captain of the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League. Drafted first overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft by the Atlanta Thrashers, he began his NHL career in 2001–02 with Atlanta and was...

     (born 1983), left wing for the NHL New Jersey Devils
    New Jersey Devils
    The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey, United States. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League...

  • Lil' Kim
    Lil' Kim
    Kimberly Denise Jones , better known by her stage name Lil' Kim, is an American rapper and actress who was a member of the group Junior M.A.F.I.A.....

     (born 1975), rap artist, who rapped about her new hometown in her song Aunt Dot ("Come on Shanice, I'm takin' you to my house in Alpine...").
  • Eric Maskin
    Eric Maskin
    Eric Stark Maskin is an American economist and Nobel laureate recognized with Leonid Hurwicz and Roger Myerson "for having laid the foundations of mechanism design theory." He is the Albert O...

     (born 1950), co-winner of the 2007 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences
    Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences
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  • Eddie Murphy
    Eddie Murphy
    Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, singer, director, and musician....

     (born 1961), comedian, actor who has appeared in the Beverly Hills Cop
    Beverly Hills Cop
    Beverly Hills Cop is a 1984 American comedy-action film directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy, Lisa Eilbacher, John Ashton, Judge Reinhold, and Ronny Cox...

    series and as the voice of Donkey in the Shrek
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  • Joe Piscopo
    Joe Piscopo
    Joseph Charles John "Joe" Piscopo is an American comedian and actor best known for his work on Saturday Night Live.-Early life:...

     (born 1951), actor, best known as a cast member of Saturday Night Live
    Saturday Night Live
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  • Chris Rock
    Chris Rock
    Christopher Julius "Chris" Rock III is an American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer and director. He was voted in the US as the 5th greatest stand-up comedian of all time by Comedy Central...

     (born 1965), comedian, actor.
  • Paul Rosenberg
    Paul Rosenberg (music manager)
    Paul Rosenberg is an American music manager known for his association with hip hop artists Eminem, The Knux and pop punk band Blink-182. As well as managing said artists, Rosenberg is also the co-founder of hip hop record label Shady Records, founded in 1999...

     (born 1971), an American music manager known for his association with hip hop artists Eminem, Three 6 Mafia, The Knux and pop punk band Blink-182. Also the co-founder of the hip hop record label Shady Records.
  • CC Sabathia (born 1980), pitcher for the New York Yankees
    New York Yankees
    The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the The Bronx, New York. They compete in Major League Baseball in the American League's East Division...

  • Gary Sheffield
    Gary Sheffield
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     (born 1968), baseball player.
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  • "History of Bergen County, New Jersey, 1630-1923;" by "Westervelt, Frances A. (Frances Augusta), 1858-1942."
  • "Municipal Incorporations of the State of New Jersey (according to Counties)" prepared by the Division of Local Government, Department of the Treasury (New Jersey); December 1, 1958.

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