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James W. Loewen (1942-2021)

We mourn the loss of our friend and colleague and remain committed to the work he began.

Sea Cliff

New York

Basic Information

Type of Place
Other
Metro Area
Long Island
Politics c. 1860?
Strongly Republican
Unions, Organized Labor?
Don’t Know

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Surely
Was there an ordinance?
Yes, Written Evidence
Sign?
Don’t Know
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?
Probably Not, Although Still Very Few Blacks

Census Information

The available census data from 1860 to the present
Total White Black Asian Native Hispanic Other BHshld
1860
1870
1880
1890
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990 4864 92
2000 5066 4804 85 62 5
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Zoning

Main Ethnic Group(s)

  • Unknown

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black
  • Asian
  • Native American
  • Jewish
  • Asian Indian

Comments

Sea Cliff is an incorporated village in Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County.

“Contract for the sale of real property,” 11/7/1947: provision “5. No race or nationality other than Caucasian shall use or occupy any portion of the premises or any building now or hereafter erected thereon. This covenant shall not, however, prevent the occupancy of the premises or any such building by domestic servants employed by the owner of the premises or a tenant thereof.”
1990: 4,864 total, 92 blacks. The blacks include lots of adolescent males (prep school?), some probable live-in maids. The 92 do include 3 married couples with no children (servants?), 1 male with child(ren), and 1 female with child(ren). Only 5 families of any kind.