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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Fred Mason, a long-time portrait artist and Greenwich resident, will have a major retrospective of his paintings and drawings at Les Beaux Arts Gallery starting Sunday, March 5 and running through Thursday, April 6, 2017.
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The Gordon Parks Foundation announces the opening of a new exhibition of photographs. Back to Fort Scott opens Saturday, February 4 after traveling to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
On assignment for Life magazine in 1950, Gordon Parks returned to his hometown of Fort Scott, Kansas after twenty years away; the resulting body of work...
Our Mommy & Me Italian Language Classes give you and your child the opportunity to learn Italian side by side! Our Spring session starts February 16th - May 4th, Thursday mornings at 10:30am-12:00pm. If you would like more information or to register please call 914-771-8700.
Introducing our NEWLY inspired Open Adult Dance and daily Body Conditioning classes starting Monday, October 17th, 2016. From everyday fitness to fabulous fun through dance. Tap - Jazz - Ballet - Pilates - Body Conditioning - Yoga. For a full class schedule and times visit our website at www.steffinossen.org/Adult Classes/.
New Moon Events at SunRaven: $30 per person
$25 for couples, or if you bring friends!
Join us for the first New Moon of Spring! Aries is the sign of the warrior, action, initiative, and the sign most capable of boldly beginning new projects.
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Yonkers, NY—Comic Sean Patton, a funnyman who has appeared on National television with Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien and Amy Schumer, will headline the March 29th edition of Wednesday Comedy Nights at Empire City Casino. Doors will open at 7:00 pm and the show will begin at 8:00 pm. Admission is $5 for...
“Postcards and Other Mementos” in Dobbs Ferry features artist Antonio Alvarez’s abstract acrylic painted collages on wood. Proceeds will benefit Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and South Presbyterian Church. March 26 through May 7, 2017. Free opening reception on March 26, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Gallery hours: 10 am to 4 pm daily. The Donald...