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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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.