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.
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...
Connecting people to seed + soil is the only way to insure agriculture vitality and responsible economic development in the Hudson Valley from the ground up. Pick up your farm shares at Taste NY, Empire Farm, or ABC Kitchen every Friday from June 19-October 22, 2015. Help to support local family and small-scale farms and FarmOn! Foundation Ag-Academy.
Join us for a morning of non-stop fun Jodi’s Gym style! Your child will run, jump, tumble, balance, stretch, sing, create, move and groove all under the supervision and care of our well trained and certified staff. Come experience the joys of gymnastics, music and art. It’s a mix that your child is sure to love.
Jodi’s Gym camp is offered all summer long (right up to Labor...
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...
This event occurs weekly, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
The New Rochelle Council on the Arts presents "Family Ties: Legacy ARTiculated" at the Rotunda Gallery at City Hall from August 11 to October 15th. An opening reception will be held at the gallery on Tuesday, August 18th from 5 pm to 7 pm. "Family Ties" is a unique and extraordinary exhibition featuring the works of artists who are no longer with us and are the...
On September 20th at 1:00pm the New Castle Historical Society is celebrating the re-launch of the first-ever History Hunt Game – Meet Horace: The Original Game, redux at the Horace Greeley House, 100 King Street in Chappaqua.
We are happy (and proud!) to redesign this fantastic puzzle hunt so that players can participate on an on-going basis. Players are led though the...
This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Friday and Saturday.
Pole Dancing Lessons in Norwalk CT!
Pole Dancing has quickly become one of the most popular exercise classes in America! Stars such as Katy Perry, Britney Spears, and Pink have all incorporated aerial fitness as part of their workout and performances.
Learn to Pole Dance at Work It Dance and Fitness!
* Pole classes offered 6 days a week
* No experience necessary...
This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Starts September 4th, Thursdays-Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 2pm, *Saturday September 6th 2pm, Continues through September 27th
A beloved Drama Desk award-winning musical by one of Broadway’s hottest composers (Honeymoon in Vegas, Parade, Bridges of Madison County), THE LAST FIVE YEARS has achieved cult status for many in the American musical theatre.
WILD FRIDAY NIGHT KARAOKE
Wild Friday Night Karaoke
Every Friday Night From 9PM to 1AM
C & C Music will be at Michaels Bar in Pleasantville, NY Hosting WILD FRIDAY NIGHT KARAOKE.
150 Bedford Rd
Pleasantville, NY 10570
$2.50 Off Pitchers of Beer - Kitchen Open Late
Extensive and Delicious Food and Drinks MENU!
1st, 2nd & 3rd...