Homes in Alpine
Alpine is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. It is a suburb of New York City, located 15 miles (24 km) north of Midtown Manhattan. Alpine is the easternmost community in the state of New Jersey.
As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 1,849, reflecting a decline of 334 (−15.3%) from the 2,183 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 467 (+27.2%) from the 1,716 counted in the 1990 Census.
In 2012, Forbes ranked Alpine as America's most expensive ZIP code with a median home price of $4.25 million, after being ranked 4th in the magazine's 2010 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, with a median home price of $4.14 million. Alpine was tied with Greenwich for first in both 2006 and 2007 on the ABC News list of most expensive ZIP codes, with a median home sale price of $3.4 million.
Alpine was formed by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 8, 1903, from portions of Harrington Township. The borough acquired a portion of Cresskill in 1904. The borough's name came from the wife of journalist Charles Nordhoff, who found the setting reminiscent of the Swiss Alps.
At the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,849 people, 611 households, and 529.1 families residing in the borough. The population density was 288.4 per square mile (111.4/km2). There were 670 housing units at an average density of 104.5 per square mile (40.3/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 68.14% (1,260) White, 2.38% (44) Black or African American, 0.05% (1) Native American, 26.07% (482) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 1.30% (24) from other races, and 2.06% (38) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 4.81% (89) of the population.
There were 611 households, of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.8% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.4% were non-families. 11.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.03 and the average family size was 3.24.
In the borough, 22.6% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 16.0% from 25 to 44, 36.2% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48.2 years. For every 100 females there were 101.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.4 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household incomewas $172,054 (with a margin of error of +/- $23,256) and the median family income was $192,188 (+/- $56,076). Males had a median income of $124,375 (+/- $28,708) versus $56,719 (+/- $21,358) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $107,604 (+/- $18,758). About 2.3% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over.
Alpine is home to the tower and laboratory built by Edwin Howard Armstrong after RCA evicted him from the Empire State Building. 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 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's WFDU), and backup transmitters for several of New York's television stations. The tower served as a primary tower for the stations after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks destroyed the World Trade Center. 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 cable channel operated from this building in the late 1970s.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Alpine include:
- Gioia Marconi Braga, daughter of Guglielmo Marconi and chairwoman of the Marconi Foundation.
- J. Cleaveland Cady (1837–1919), architect.
- Sean Combs (born 1969), rap artist.
- Johnny Damon (born 1973), outfielder who played for the New York Yankees from 2006 to 2009.
- Damon Dash (born 1971), hip-hop entrepreneur.
- Eddie Einhorn (born 1936), part owner of the Chicago White Sox.
- Patrick Ewing (born 1962), former center for the New York Knicks.
- Fabolous (born 1977), rap artist.
- Henry Clay Frick II (1919–2007), physician and head of the Frick Collection.
- Andre Harrell (born 1960), founder of Uptown Records.
- Matt Herr (born 1976) ice hockey forward who played for part of four NHL seasons.
- O'Kelly Isley, Jr. (1937–1986), founding member of The Isley Brothers.
- Sachin H. Jain (born 1980), physician and Obama Administration official.
- Jay-Z (born 1969), rap artist.
- Ilya Kovalchuk (born 1983), former right wing for the NHL New Jersey Devils.
- Lil' Kim (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...").
- Harold Lamb (1892–1962), historian, screenwriter, short story writer and novelist.
- Eric Maskin (born 1950), co-winner of the 2007 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
- Pierre McGuire (born 1961), ice hockey analyst who was head coach of the Hartford Whalers.
- Peter Moraites (1922–2014), Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly who resigned from office in 1971 after facing charges that he accepted fees from a loan applicant.
- Tracy Morgan (born 1968), comedian and actor.
- Eddie Murphy (born 1961), comedian, actor who has appeared in the Beverly Hills Cop series and as the voice of Donkey in the Shrek series.
- Charles Nordhoff (1830–1901), journalist.
- Joe Piscopo (born 1951), actor, best known as a cast member of Saturday Night Live.
- John Ringling (1866–1936), best-known of the seven Ringling brothers, five of whom merged the Barnum & Bailey Circus with their own Ringling Brothers Circus to create the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, he built the Gray Crag estate in Alpine in the 1920s.
- Manuel Rionda (1854–1943) was a Spanish-born, US-based sugar baron in Cuba.
- Chris Rock (born 1965), comedian and actor, has described Alpine as "Beverly Hills with freaking snow."
- Larry Robbins, (born 1971), founder of Glenview Capital Management.
- Paul Rosenberg (born 1971), co-founder of the hip hop record label Shady Records and music manager known for his association with hip hop artists Eminem, Three 6 Mafia, The Knux and Blink-182.
- CC Sabathia (born 1980), pitcher for the New York Yankees.
- Norman Sas (1925–2012), inventor of electric football and former member of the Alpine borough council.
- Gary Sheffield (born 1968), former baseball player.
- Russell Simmons (born 1957), hip-hop entrepreneur.
- Wesley Snipes (born 1962), actor.
- Britney Spears (born 1981), singer.
- Joseph A. Unanue (1925–2013), president of Goya Foods from 1976-2004.
- Stevie Wonder (born 1950), musician.
- Robert Zoellner (1932–2014), investor and stamp collector who was the second person to have assembled a complete collection of United States postage stamps.
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