The 411: Nicknamed “A village between Two Rivers,” the 6.7-square-mile village of Briarcliff Manor offers residents a small-town feel while being only 15 miles from White Plains. Briarcliff’s award-winning school district ranked 94th nationally among public schools and 301st in Newsweek’s Top 1200 High Schools in 2008. Briarcliff Manor is also home to one of Pace University’s campuses. Its downtown area, which runs perpendicular to Pleasantville Roadis lined with adorable fashion boutiques like March and Wondrous Things, gift shops, and fine restaurants such as Patio, Amalfi Restaurant, and Yama Sushi. Perhaps Briarcliff’s biggest claim to fame is its renowned Trump National Golf Club. In addition to its award-winning course, the club offers swimming and tennis courts.
Population: 7,696 Size: 6.7 square miles Median Home Sales Price: $942,450 (Westchester County Median: $725,000) Average Property Taxes: $20,121
Famous Residents (Past and Present): Author James Patterson, philanthropist Brooke Astor Median Income Household: $133,272 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $157,607 (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
Ethnic Composition 90.7% Caucasian 5.4% Asian 2.2% Other 1.7% African American 3.1% Hispanic or Latino of any race (i.e., already counted in another category above)
Crime* *Sperling's Best Places Crime Index, based on 1 (best) through 10 (worst):
Violent Crime: 1 (Westchester Average: 2 National Average: 3) Property Crime: 2 (Westchester Average: 3 National Average: 3) FBI Uniform Crime Index (2006):
Number of violent crimes: 2 Murder: 0 Rape: 0 Robbery: Assault: 2 Burglary: 8 Property Crimes: 51
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Yellow Orb/Homage to Van Gogh, created by sculptor John Ruppert specifically for the Katonah Museum of Art campus, will be on view on the front lawn of the KMA through May of 2015. Ruppert transforms prison-grade chain link fabric into large vessel-like forms. Chain link typically connotes danger and boundaries; it is a commercial product intended to confine, protect, and keep out....
Open to all students who wish to explore their creativity. Instruction included in the following: oil, acrylic or water color painting, collage and basic drawing. Individual instruction given. Work at your own pace. Students bring supplies to class.
Open Studio is a class for all levels who want to work from a live model. Our models will hold a single pose for 3 consecutive sessions. Primarily a painting class but students may bring other materials with which to work. Students will work on their own but critiques will be offered to help students develop their own style and vision.