The 411: The members of this town’s exclusive Westchester Country Club hosted the Westchester Classic stop of the PGA Tour for many years. And Jean Harris dispatched her lover, “Scarsdale Diet” creator Dr. Herman Tarnower in his home here, the gatehouse of an old estate. But lots of different types of people—not just those with deep pockets—including the proprietors of its many Italian delis and second-generation contractors, call Harrison home. The town attracts a wide variety of residents to its different neighborhoods. Some, like the super-wealthy hamlet of Purchase and the Westchester Country Club area, are dotted with stone walls and gated multi-million-dollar homes and estates; others, like the working-class areas close to its two downtowns, are characterized by sidewalks, basketball hoops, and more affordably priced clapboard houses.
The town comes together through its kids, schools, and spirited sports leagues, three active community centers, and much-used parks, like the one in downtown West Harrison sporting an elaborate water park-like swimming pool. CEOs and sub-contractors alike cheer on the Columbus Day parade during the town’s wildly popular “It’s Great to Live in Harrison” celebration, sampling authentic ethnic goodies from homemade sausage to sushi afterwards. Also calling Harrison home—and helping to offset residents’ taxes—are such corporate giants as MasterCard and PepsiCo; the lush compound of the latter features a spectacular, open-to-the-public outdoor sculpture garden.
Size: 17.4 square miles Median Home Sales Price: $1,502,500 (Westchester County Median: $725,000)
Average Property Taxes: $32,078
Closest Metro-North Stop: Harrison (Hudson Line)
Time to Grand Central: 42 minutes
Famous Residents (Past and Present): Former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre and the team’s closer, Mariano Rivera; Knicks players Stephon Marbury, Larry Johnson, and Latrell Sprewell; fashion designer Kenneth Cole; Congresswoman Nita Lowey; domestic doyenne Chris Madden; female aviator Amelia Earhardt; entertainer Johnny Carson; slain diet doctor Herman Tarnower.
Household: $100,681 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $118,721 (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
Ethnic Composition 89.8% Caucasian 5.4% Asian 1.4% African American 3.4% Other 6.7% 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: 3 (Westchester Average: 3 National Average: 3) FBI Uniform Crime Index (2006):
Number of violent crimes: 28 Murder: 0 Rape: 2 Robbery: 3 Assault: 23 Burglary: 45 Property Crimes: 305
Birds at Harrison High School, submitted by Deborah Farone. This is our current featured photo for Harrison. Submit your own pictures, below, and perhaps yours will become the featured image on our Harrison page.
Join us at Ladies Night Out - Pocketbook Bingo, Thursday October 8th at 6:30 at the American Legion Hall, Mt. Kisco. A fundraiser for Hillside Food Outreach, for the $50 admission you will have 30 chances to win at Bingo and ALL prizes are Designer Pocketbooks. This is a BYO Snacks and Wine event, Dessert & Coffee will be served. Also included, Raffles for even more...
Kenise Barnes Fine Art is pleased to open the fall art season with two new exhibitions.
In gallery II, our annual drawing show features five contemporary artists whose practice centers on drawing. The show’s title, Marking Wonderland, is...
Get Your Children Excited About Health!
Join us at the Mount Kisco Library for our three part series teaching 3 and 4 year olds through games, songs, stories and crafts, how to take care of themselves, eachother, and the environment, to create a healthy happy future, to build healthy habits, foster positive relationships, and develop an appreciation for the planet.
As the Expressionists before him, STEVENS distils what is quintessential to his subject, and in turn captures in refracted light and tactile form - the forest, discernable, beautiful, and experiential.
STEVENS undertakes through his works in paint to discern and replicate those spiritual and essential values as founded and revealed in the quietude of the wilderness. In a language both...
On view: Friday, August 14th – December 6th, 2015
Reception: Saturday, September 12th, 5 – 7 pm
HVCCA is honored to present Hermann Nitsch’s one-person installation, “Leviticus.” The installation features Nitsch’s “Leviticus,” his seminal book (52 3⁄4” x 38 1⁄2”) opened to the segment describing the sacrificial...
Pelham Art Center is pleased to present Revival is a site-specific installation inspired by the neighborhood of Pelham, by New York based artist Cara Lynch. Created with stencils and chalk spray, Lynch places patterns of Tudor-revival style architecture beneath the feet of visitors to the center. This lace-like installation will sweep across the courtyard space, eventually fading from...
Please join us for the project of the day throughout October for difference chocolate factory workshops and activities.
Make Your Own Candy Bar (45 minutes) Create your own personal candy bar! Choose your chocolate, choose your fillings, and make it your own! Plus take a dip in our chocolate fountain!. ($25 per child)
Open Molding (45 minutes) Stop by to make and decorate mold in any shape...
Sts. Peter & Paul - St. Ursula Church Fall Carnival
Sts. Peter & Paul - St. Ursula Church presents its annual Fall Carnival, starting on Tuesday, October 6 and continuing through Sunday, October 11, 2015. This annual fall festival features rides, carnival games, great food and merchandise vendors. Fun for the whole family.
Open Tuesday - Friday 4 pm to 10 pm; Saturday 12 pm to 11 pm and...
This event occurs weekly, on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
White Plains Performing Arts Center presents:
MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN, MY FATHER'S ITALIAN, AND I'M IN THERAPY!
Performance Dates: September 30-November 1
Performance Times: Wednesday 7pm, Thursday 2pm & 7pm, Friday 8pm, Saturday 2pm & 8pm, Sunday @ 2pm
Steve Solomon’s smash hit comedy is inspired by his hilarious family & all the people in his life whose sole purpose is to drive him into...
Pound Ridge Partnership to Hold 5th Annual Harvest Festival in Town Park
Soul Asylum to Top Music Line Up
Saturday, October 17 from 1PM-6PM, Pound Ridge Town Park
The Pound Ridge Partnership will hold its fifth annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 17 from 1PM-6PM (rain date Sunday, October 18) in the Pound Ridge Town Park. Continuing what has become a beloved Pound Ridge...