The 411: Hartsdale is a haven for commuters. The small Greenburgh hamlet is home to its own Metro-North station, and a bustling scene to serve the train's riders stretches down the picturesque Hartsdale Avenue. There, you can find places to grab an after-work drink, restaurants for eat-in or take-out dinners, boutiques for browsing, or just an easy morning coffee and bagel. (Be sure to dress that bagel with cream cheese from the Hartsdale Cheesery.) Those in need of more serious shopping brave the crowded, busy strip malls, filled with restaurants, chain stores, and movie theaters, lining Central Avenue. Not just a train depot, well-manicured residential areas also abound in Hartsdale, and you can find a mix of Tudors and homes from the 1930s together with more modern houses built in the 1950s and 1960s. In the charming "Poets Corner" neighborhood, streets ending in cul de sacs bear the names of famous writers such as Poe, Keats, Longfellow, and Chaucer.
Size: 3.2 square miles
Median Home Sales Price: $529,267 (Westchester County Median: $725,000)
Average Property Taxes: $11,200
Closest Metro-North Stop: Hartsdale (Harlem Line)
Time to Grand Central: 39 minutes
Famous Residents (Past and Present): Actor Ron Silver Median Income
Household: $81,824(Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $100,330 (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
76.1% Caucasian 10.2% Asian 8.7% African American 5.0% Other 9.6% 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: 1 (Westchester Average: 3 National Average: 3 )
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.