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White Plains,

city (1990 pop. 48,718), seat of Westchester co., SE N.Y., N of New York City; settled by Puritans from Connecticut in 1683; inc. as a village 1866, as a city 1916. The primary employment center for the county, the city has large shopping malls and light industries. The headquarters for several corporations and laboratories are located in numerous corporate parks ringing the city. The state convention that ratified the Declaration of Independence met (1776) in White Plains. The battle of White Plains (1776), a principal engagement of the American Revolution, followed Gen. George Washington's retreat from New York City. Washington briefly made his headquarters (1738) in White Plains at the Elijah Miller House, which still stands. Other buildings from the Revolutionary period are also preserved. The city is the site of a country cultural center, the law school and graduate center of Pace Univ., and the New York School for the Deaf.
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The commercial center of Westchester County, White Plains has a bustling city center where several companies have their headquarters, including Dannon, Fifth Street Finance Corp., the New York Power Authority, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Krasdale Foods (which supplies products for C-Town supermarkets), Nine West, Acadia Realty Trust, and the US headquarters of Heineken.
The property is located at the North White Plains railroad station and is convenient to the I-287 Cross Westchester Parkway as well as other highways.
Choice Hotels International Inc (NYSE:CHH), a US-based company that franchises more than 5,800 hotels in US and other countries, has announced a new Cambria Suites hotel in White Plains, New York, US.
According to the carrier, this new service complements the five existing daily round trips between Philadelphia and White Plains, NY as well as three daily round trips from both Washington, D.C.
* The move to a newer and larger headquarters in White Plains, which allows for expansion of support staff,
Boycott organizer, Glen Switkes, hopes consumers will cut up their credit cards and send them to Texaco's corporate headquarters in White Plains, New York.
Louis, Des Moines, and Washington, DC, American Forests members and friends sought sponsors for the smaller trees that would accompany the historic George Washington White Plains sycamore.
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation has inked an 101,000 s/f lease at 1 North Lexington Avenue in White Plains, NY.
Jeffrey Dunne, Steven Bardsley and Alex Riccio of CBRE's Institutional Properties represented SL Green Realty Corporation in the sale of 520 White Plains Road located in Tarrytown, New York to Signature Acquisitions LLC.
White Plains, NY, June 12, 2013 --(PR.com)-- “We are excited to include our first ever Pilates focused program at Turnure Park this summer for all of White Plains residents to enjoy,” states Wayne Bass, the White Plains Commissioner of Recreation and Parks.