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.
Calling All Dancers! Registration now open for SummerDance 2015 at Steffi Nossen.
Whether you want to improve your technique or explore new styles, our dedicated and talented instructors will guide you to new levels and make sure you have fun along the way! Each weekly program is designed to be appropriate for specific ages and abilities. Please call the office with any questions....
Bernie Williams, the New York Yankees center fielder for 16 years, is best known for his long and storied career in pinstripes – a career that includes four World Series championships, five appearances on the American League All Star Team, four Gold Glove Awards and the 1996 American League Championship Series Most Valuable Player Award.
Softball game 1:00 pm
Concert 7:30 pm
The event aims to present an exciting opportunity for all guests to connect with others. Special Guests the talented singer Petawane. In addition a special guest DJ will keep guests in good spirits with his toe-tapping numbers at the event.
Starting and ending date - August 29, 2015 - August 30, 2015
Starting and ending time - 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Age limit - 35 and Older
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Sunday, August 30th, 2015
Avenue Beach Club along with Avenue Nuit, Eric Virgil, The Social Group, R3Ventures present Erick Morillo at THE AVENUE BEACH CLUB
Time: 11am to 6pm
Advance Tickets start at $25. Tickets are subject to availability and subject to increase as event gets closer.
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Tischman Pets Photography and Meli-Melo Restaurant in Greenwich, CT, as part of the Méli-Mélo’s artist program, have teamed with Adopt-A-Dog charity in Armonk, NY to present “Furry Portraits – Happiness, Love & Devotion” – a series of stunning photographic pet portraits by photographer Geoffrey Tischman.
The photos will be on...
Join us and Westchester Magazine in celebrating the opening of our new exhibit in New Rochelle on Saturday, June 13th from 6 to 9pm.
transFORM Gallery announces their art exhibit for the Summer season, a retrospective of Alexander Rutsch’s work, sponsored by Westchester Magazine at the transFORM showroom and gallery in New Rochelle, NY.
The celebrated Austrian artist approached...
Our annual summer show featuring emerging artists under the age of 40 and exhibiting artwork under $4000.
July 23 - September 10, 2015
Opening reception Thursday July 23, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Featuring artwork by Kerry Kolenut, David Licata, Eleen Lin, Cara Lynch, Sarah Nicole Phillips, B. Avery Syrig, Marian Williams and Jacob Zurilla
We are please to join Larchmont...
Aikido of Westchester is offering a free introduction to the martial art of aikido every Saturday and Sunday. The class is open to all. You don't need to be physically fit or have martial arts experience. Please bring loose fitting exercise clothing and arrive at least 15 minutes before the class to register. Simply show up with an open mind and we promise you'll have fun. Our senior...
Come stop by for a tour of the factory and get the opportunity to see first-hand how chocolate is made and maybe make some yourself! Come see our chocolatiers in action, making lots of sweet treats with the help of our 175Lb melting machine and our 20ft “I Love Lucy” style enrobing machine! Be sure to try a sample of our signature Belgian truffle, multiple time "best...