Making the national news after Jean Harris murdered her lover Dr. Herman Tarnower, a well-known cardiologist, in the beginning of the '80s, this town today attracts both second-generation working-class as well as wealthy upper-class families. On the outskirts of Harrison, near the exclusive Westchester Country Club, lies a multitude of gated estates while clapboard houses, basketball courts, and public parks dominate the two separate downtown areas.

Like Rye Brook, Harrison revolves around its schools, its exuberant sports leagues, and its three active community centers. During Columbus Day, people cheer on the parade that proceeds through the town under the name “It’s Great to Live in Harrison,” a celebration that samples authentic ethnic foods from all over the world.

Corporate giants such as MasterCard and PesiCo also refer to Harrison (technically Purchase, a hamlet in the town) as home; the latter’s headquarters sports a large, public outdoor sculpture garden, which is currently closed due to renovations but is estimated to reopen in 2017.  

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Westchester Head Pros Grab Championship Trophies

Head professionals from Apawamis and Metropolis win Met Section tourneys.

Harrison’s Food Cred Just Ticked Up With the Opening of a Farmers’ Market!

The town of Harrison is unveiling its first farmers’ market this Saturday, featuring 15+ vendors.

Spa Week 2017 Comes to Westchester!

Get spa treatments for just $50 at participating spas.

County Whiskey Lovers Are in Luck With Gristmill Distillers

Using Adirondack crops, an upstate distillery produces artisan whiskeys sold in Westchester.

Porta Napoli Ain’t Just Pizza Anymore

Numerous plated entrées have been added to the Harrison restaurant, via Nanna Giovanna’s recipes

Biz Buzz: Westchester County Business News, November 29, 2016

Westchester’s largest private firms; progress for new biotech center; $65-million cancer-care center opens; Millennials continue driving rental-apartment developments; and other business news

The Master of Fitness

Westchester’s Giovanni Roselli gets tapped to train by Nike

TotalFusion Heats Up Harrison

The new boutique fitness studio was created by two doctors looking to create custom, high-energy classes

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