The 411: With one of the fastest growing economies in the area, Mount Vernon is one of the largest cities in the state—the third largest in Westchester—and is home to about 70,000 people in neighborhoods that range from the quaintly suburban to the densely urban. In fact, to observers, Mount Vernon can be seen as two cities: one a quiet, suburban shell surrounding a more active, populous downtown that shares a border with the Bronx. One of the county’s most diverse communities, with many of its homes dating back to the Roaring ’20s, Mount Vernon has a majority African American population and ethnicities from every corner of the globe. The city holds annual events like the Arts on Third Street Festival, Ben Gordon Day, the Summer Breeze Concert Series, and go-cart races through downtown. The city is also known for the largest library system and only athletic stadium in the county.
Size: 4.4 square miles
Median Home Sales Price: $450,000 (Westchester County Median: $725,000)
Average Property Taxes: $9,608
Closest Metro-North Stops: Mount Vernon West (Harlem Line) and Mount Vernon East (New Haven Line) Time to Grand Central: 32 and 29 minutes, respectively Famous Residents (Past and Present): Dick Clark, director David Chase, Sopranos star Michael Imperioli, actor Denzel Washington, hip hop stars Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Pete Rock, and Earl "DMX" Simmons
Household: $47,128 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $55,573 (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
59.6% African American 28.6% Caucasian 2.1% Asian 9.7% Other 10.5% 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: 7 (Westchester Average: 2 National Average: 3) Property Crime: 5 (Westchester Average: 3 National Average: 3) FBI Uniform Crime Index (2006):
Number of violent crimes: 719 Murder: 2 Rape: 14 Robbery: 398 Assault: 305 Burglary: 383 Property Crimes: 1,717
Mount Vernon, Gramatan Avenue, circa 1948.
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On Saturday, December 7th and Sunday, December 8th, the Rotary Club of Cortlandt Manor will be holding their “Breakfast with Santa” event to raise money to support local projects during the year. To best accommodate guests we will take RESERVATIONS ONLY. Call 914 246-0135 and see the seating times and dates below.This will take place at the Muriel H. Morabito Community Center in Cortlandt...
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...
Your little maccabees will celebrate Chanuakah, the festival of lights, through crafts, games, and the story of Judah Maccabee. RSVP to Tal at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-967-4382 x12. Free and open to the public. Followed by Young Families Committee Chanukah Celebration at 10:45am.
Emanu-El's Bauman-Greene Pre-K & Kindergarten Program is a wonderful introduction to the Religious School...
10/18, 11/15, 12/20, 1/17 9:30 - 10:30 AM
Ever wondered what life was like for women artists in New York in the 50s? Bring your baby and explore the exhibition Sparkling Amazons together with other new parents and caregivers. Treats provided and crying babies welcome! Recommended for adults with children under 18 months.
Free to members, non-members free with Museum admission.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 12:00 – 5:00 PM
Find the perfect gift at this two-day boutique featuring unique, curated jewelry and works of ornament by top artists and designers.
Free admission to the Museum.
Natural History Hike
Sunday December 8th at 10:00
Join NSOLF for a natural History Hike at durland preserve and discover some hidden treasures! We will search for evidence of how residents used the land in the past and explore the landscape that served them well. Keep your eyes open for a sugaring cauldron that is almost 100 years old! Warm up with cider and donuts at the library after the...
T 11/5, F 11/29, T 12/24, TH 12/26, F 12/27, T 12/31, TH 1/2, F 1/3 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, DROP-IN
Drop in to the Learning Center on select school vacation days for unique artist-led projects where kids can make an artistic mess, experiment with new materials and practice unusual art making techniques all inspired by the abstract expressionist works on view.
Free to members, non-member...
OCTOBER 6, 2019 – JANUARY 26, 2020
Sparkling Amazons presents the pioneering contribution by women artists to the Abstract Expressionist movement and the significant role they played as bold innovators within the New York School during the 1940s and 50s. This show brings together for the first time since 1951 works by the 11 women artists who participated in the groundbreaking 9th St....
Latkes, games, crafts, and music! After a fun, musical service we’ll light the Chanukah candles in celebration of the festival. Free and open to the public.
RSVP to Jane at email@example.com or 914-967-4382 x21.
Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester is committed to helping young families begin their Jewish journeys. Bring your children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren… any little one who...