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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Calling All Dancers! Registration now open for SummerDance 2015 at Steffi Nossen.
Whether you want to improve your technique or explore new styles, our dedicated and talented instructors will guide you to new levels and make sure you have fun along the way! Each weekly program is designed to be appropriate for specific ages and abilities. Please call the office with any questions....
I am What I am Not Yet, A Survey of Brooklyn's Moment
Curated by Diana Buckley
June 25 - August 21, 2015
Public Opening Reception, Thursday June 25, 6-8 pm
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art
Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday June 25 from 6-8 pm.
Big things are happening in 2015. In Brooklyn, things are changing fast, and artist Meccas are being...
Saturday, July 4th, 2015
PartyHost, Perk Hospitality and Eric Virgil
Independence Island – The Only 4th of July Beach Party in Manhattan
LA MARINA BEACH
348 Dyckman Street, New York, NY 10034
Time: 3pm to 1am
Early Bird General Admission $20.00
Vip Admission (Access to Vip Area) $30.00
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Friday, July 3, 2015 at 4:00 PM
The Kymberle Project
1332 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Ticket price: $25 - $40
Get tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/julybalaya-brooklyn-tickets-16917031296
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Julybalaya (bah-lie-ah) got its name at the intersection of the traditional dish jambalaya – a...
Saturday, July 4th, 2015
Joonbug and Eric Virgil presents
The Front Row - 4th of July Fireworks Celebration
THE 34TH STREET HELIPORT, NYC
499 East 34th Street
New York, NY 10016
Time: 5pm to 2am
Fireworks at Approximately 9:20pm
General Admission $30
VIP Access $50
Open Bar ADD ON $50
Firecracker Bottle Package $750...
A rule-breaker and a trail-blazer, this four-time Grammy winner and MTV superstar helped define the music of the 80s. Come see this living legend famous for hits such as "Hit Me with Your Best Shot," "Love is a Battlefield," "We Belong," "Heartbreaker" and "Shadows of the Night".
Join us and Westchester Magazine in celebrating the opening of our new exhibit in New Rochelle on Saturday, June 13th from 6 to 9pm.
transFORM Gallery announces their art exhibit for the Summer season, a retrospective of Alexander Rutsch’s work, sponsored by Westchester Magazine at the transFORM showroom and gallery in New Rochelle, NY.
The celebrated Austrian artist approached...
Aikido of Westchester is offering a free introduction to the martial art of aikido every Saturday and Sunday. The class is open to all. You don't need to be physically fit or have martial arts experience. Please bring loose fitting exercise clothing and arrive at least 15 minutes before the class to register. Simply show up with an open mind and we promise you'll have fun. Our senior...
Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to present its upcoming summer exhibition “Color Untitled” to be held June 3rd through August 1st, 2015.
The group show will consist of paintings and prints by Charles Arnoldi, Madeleine Keesing, Betty Merken and James Nares, showcasing patterns, rhythms and improvisation skillfully expressed through color.
All are invited to...