The 411: A cozy riverfront community with sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline, Hastings-on-Hudson is a quiet village nestled along the eastern bank of the Hudson River. A former industrial center, Hastings’s waterfront is slowly transforming from an area rife with abandoned factories to one comprising restaurants, parks, and tennis courts. The village has long been a haven for writers, artists, and academics, and, remarkably, the small hamlet boasts five Nobel laureates. Shoppers and diners welcome the conspicuous absence of chain stores and franchises, city-bound commuters enjoy a short train ride to Grand Central (38 minutes), and nature lovers delight in the community’s many public playing fields and parks, including a scenic section of the ubiquitous Old Croton Aqueduct Trail.
Size: 2.9 square miles
Median Home Sales Price: $725,000 (Westchester County Median: $725,000)
Average Property Taxes: $15,479 Closest Metro-North Stop: Hastings-on-Hudson (Hudson Line)
Time to Grand Central: 38 minutes
Famous Residents (Past and Present): Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg; MSNBC news personality Keith Olbermann; Robert Meeropol, the younger son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were executed in 1953 after being convicted of espionage.
Household: $83,188 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $129,227 (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
89.8% Caucasian 4.1% Asian 3.7% Other Races 2.4% African American 4.5% 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: 2 (Westchester Average: 3 National Average: 3)
FBI Uniform Crime Index (2006):
Number of violent crimes: 22 Murder: 0 Rape: 0 Robbery: 2 Assault: 20 Burglary: 14 Property Crimes: 120
Hastings-on-Hudson train station ca. 1900
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Small businesses looking to grow their international sales are urged to attend Westchester Goes Global, a small business exporter seminar to be held on Thursday, October 17 from 8:00 to 11:30 am at the Little Theater at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.
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Beginning in January, Hidden Realms will be offering "Wellness Weekends" comprised of a variety of classes & workshops as well as guest speakers and special events. Modeled after schedules at The Lodge at Woodloch, Kripalu & Canyon Ranch, we're planning Saturday & Sunday schedules packed with information to show you all the health & healing modalities available right here in our Sound...
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OCTOBER 6, 2019 – JANUARY 26, 2020
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Master storytellers offer dramatic performances of Washington Irving’s classic tale, featuring the Headless Horseman, Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, and Katrina Van Tassel. Flavored with live spooky music, the spellbinding storytelling captivates all audiences.
Parking is at Philipsburg Manor and the event takes place across the street at Old Dutch Church.
October 4-6; 11-14; 18-20; 25-27; 31;...
The Chair Show explores the creativity, forms and traditions of seating. At center stage is the chair, endlessly recast as luxurious or austere, regal or intimate, straightforward or ironic. Chairs give shape to the ways in which we rest and recreate ourselves in private, or inhabit ‘seats of power’ in public. As supporting players of day-to-day existence, focal points of ceremonies, or...
Unplug with mud in this one-time class for families & friends
interested in playing with clay! Every Saturday adults & children explore their inner artist in this 2 hour introduction to clay. Professional ceramic artists guide themed weekly hand-building projects, no previous experience necessary. Children under 12 must attend with a guardian enrolled in the class. Tickets go on sale at...
OCTOBER 6, 2019 – JANUARY 26, 2020
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A retrospective exhibition of the Avant-Garde paintings and drawings by Romanian-born artist, Vlaicu Ionescu will be on view at the Irvington Public Library from September 6 to October 30, 2019. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, September 7, from 2-4:45 p.m. This exhibition will display Ionescu's work from his middle artistic period (1960-1980), which
Dr. Doina Uricariu, in her...
Have your kids Unplug with Mud at Clay Art Center’s award
winning weekly youth classes starting Oct. 3rd. In the
classroom, aspiring young artists will have fun and develop
their imaginations while working in the transformational
medium of clay. Your child will develop creative problem
solving skills while building confidence and creating
something with their own hands. Hand-building classes...