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....
On Saturday, August 29, ALOHA presents A Morning of Yoga and Meditation
Featuring Ally Bogard
Delicious smoothies with ALOHA Protien and Daily Good Greens will be provided after!
At The Surf Lodge at 183 Edgemere Street, Montauk, NY 11954
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Eat, Drink, and Dance the day away while indulging in this daytime benefit concert. Located at Hudson River Park in historic, and trending Hudson NY. This event features amazing musicians and locally produced food & libations, vendors and activations, the likes of which the city of Hudson has never seen before! Meet your farmer opportunities connecting families with their food choices and...
Diverse artistic approaches by 15 exhibiting artists explore both the beauty and darkness of the natural world and settings around us. Includes traditional Hudson River School-style painting, conceptual photography and video installation.
July 16- August 29
31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains
Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri 12-5pm & Sat 12-6pm
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
Dress code -...
On Saturday, August 29th the Leslie Pintchik Trio returns to the main dining room with Leslie Pintchik on piano, Scott Hardy on bass, and Satoshi Takeishi on drums.. The New Yorker called Leslie’s 2014 CD In The Nature of Things “one of the most captivating recordings to come out so far this year,” and WBGO described it as “a...
"Winard Harper is one of his generation's greatest standards bearers." Downbeat Magazine
Winard Harper has performed with some of the greatest names in jazz. At 20, he was playing the drums first with Dexter Gordon, and then Johnny Griffin, and honed his chops for the next four years under the tutelage of the late, great Betty Carter.
With his brother Philip Harper on...
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...
5th Annual Chappaqua Farmers Market Opens May 16
To herald the opening of the 2015 season, Chappaqua Farmers Market will feature new and long-standing vendors, Children's Events by Westchester Circus Camp, music by house-band Milton, and Hudson Valley photographer and writer Francesco Mastalia signing his sumptuous collection of black and white photographs of local...
Aikido: Martial Arts Classes for Kids
Aikido Of Westchester's children's program teaches children how to resolve conflicts in a non-violent way and practice self-defense techniques that help develop focused, calm minds and strong bodies. Aikido helps increase children's coordination, flexibility and balance while learning a practical skill that extends to everyday...