Woodridge, New York

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Woodridge is a village in Sullivan County, New York, United States. The population was 902 at the 2000 census.

The Village of Woodridge is in the Town of Fallsburg at the junction of Routes 53, 54, 58, and 158. The postal code is 12789.

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History

The village was formerly called "Centreville." A history of the village, Centreville to Woodridge by Erna W. Elliott, was published by Exposition Press in 1976. Centreville was a station stop along the old Ontario and Western Railroad line.

Woodridge is located in the Catskills Borscht Belt resort area. In its heyday it was home to numerous summer hotels, bungalow colonies, and boarding houses. A small percentage of the permanent population is still Orthodox Jewish, with a much larger percentage of Conservative Jews. Ohave Shalom Synagogue has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. On July 16th 2010, an eruv was erected in Woodridge under the supervision of Rabbi Yechiel Steinmetz of Monsey, New York.

Notable former hotels in Woodridge

  • Palms Hotel
  • Olympic Hotel
  • Avon Lodge
  • Hotel Israel (Fischel Kleinberg's)


Notable Residents

  • Daniel Friedberg III- Grammy-winning musician

Geography

Woodridge is located at 41°42′29″N 74°34′11″W / 41.70806°N 74.56972°W / 41.70806; -74.56972 (41.708062, -74.569809)[1]. Woodridge is bordered by the Hamlet of Fallsburg or Old Falls, the Hamlet of Mountaindale, and the Hamlet of Glen Wild.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²), of which, 1.5 square miles (4.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (6.10%) is water.

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