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Peekskill (C)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States. Majority of the population is concentrated in the southern portion around New York City, the state is often regionalized into Upstate and Downstate. New York is the home of Ellis Island, where many immigrants in the early 20th century arrived in the United States.
Peekskill, New York is a distinct scenic community along the Hudson River, located in an area where the river winds through the Bear Mountain highlands. It was an early American industrial center primarily for its iron plows and stove products. Its manufacturing base operated well into the late 1900s with the Fleischmann Company making yeast by-products under the Standard Brands corporate name. The population is 22,441 according to the year 2000 census.
Peekskill is the birthplace to New York State Governor George Pataki, serving 1994 through 2006. Pataki is a former Peekskill mayor, State assemblyman and senator. Former Mayor Richard Jackson was the first African-American mayor in New York State. The first woman mayor of Peekskill was Frances Gibbs.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.2 square kilometers. In the city the population was spread out with 24.4 percent under the age of 18, 8.3 percent from 18 to 24, 34.9 percent from 25 to 44, 20.9 percent from 45 to 64, and 11.5 percent who were 65 years of age or older.
It can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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