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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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...
Visit the garden of Phillis Warden in Bedford Hills, open for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. No reservations required; rain or shine. This garden of many facets includes perennial borders, three water gardens, a formal vegetable garden, wildflower garden, fern garden, marsh garden, a tree platform overlooking the marshlands, a woodland walk, a hidden...
The rest stop between Harney Road and Leewood Driv
May 19, 2019 @ 10:00 AM
NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital will host a Bicycle Sundays celebration on
Sunday, May 19 along the Bronx River Parkway at the rest stop between Harney Road
and Leewood Drive (Exits 10 and 9) on the northbound lane of the Parkway. People are
encouraged to grab their bicycle or running shoes to get some exercise and join the fun.
During the party, there will be fun activities, free...
CareMount Medical will be hosting free, educational Medicare meetings throughout the Hudson Valley from February 19, 2019 through May 23, 2019. Each seminar will discuss the basics of Medicare and your coverage options.
If you need help understanding your Medicare options, come join us at a meeting! You’ll learn about the choices you have such as:
Medicare Prescription Drug Plans...
Few creatures inspire so much fascination – and fear – as sharks. However, sharks are far from the mindless killing machines that they are commonly portrayed to be.
Worldwide, biologists have identified about 470 species of sharks, a cartilaginous fish in the class of Elasmobranchii. Some live peaceful lives skimming plankton from the water with specialized gill rakers. Others have...
“#colorproblems” in Dobbs Ferry features artist Susan Rowe Harrison’s return to painting as she explores color. May 19 – June 23, 2019. Free opening reception on May 19, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Gallery hours: 10 am to 4 pm daily. The Donald Gallery at South Presbyterian Church, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522. Call 914-693-0473 or...
Friday mornings from 10:30 to 12:30. Free, no registration. Open to adults and older teens.
Participants are asked to bring their own supplies in, but some basic supplies will be provided by the library.
This program is facilitated by local resident Nina Bertolino. Nina is an accomplished artist and has exhibited her work in many shows.
For questions, you can email the library at...
Yonkers, New York: April 20, 2019 – For a second year, The CMAD Festival will bring notable and emerging artists, family fun, music, food, drink, and more to the sixth annual Yonkers Arts Weekend for a fun-filled weekend May 18th – 19th 2019. Festival attendees will have the opportunity to shop the work of over 60 artists from Yoho Open Studios who work with an array of mediums from...
“Modern Families” is a photographic inquiry into the evolving nature of who and what constitutes the American family today. Anchored by rarely exhibited work by Harlem Renaissance photographer James Van Der Zee (1886-1983), it explores the diverse faces and relationships that represent “family” from the points of view of eleven photographers.
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