The 411: Ossining has roots that stretch back to 1685, when Dutch immigrant Frederick Philipse bought a large tract of land that included what would become modern Ossining. It was known as Sing Sing—a name derived from a local Native American word—from 1813 until 1901, when it was changed to differentiate the surrounding area from the maximum-security prison it had become synonymous with. The Town of Ossining comprises two villages: the Village of Ossining and part of Briarcliff Manor, the rest of which is part of the Town of Mount Pleasant.
One of the county’s Rivertowns, Ossining is perched on a strand of hills overlooking the Hudson, affording, on clear days,views of the Manhattan skyline. The town retains much of its original character and boasts a myriad of historic sites. Single-family homes comprise the majority of the town’s housing options. Outdoor enthusiasts revel in the town’s Cedar Lane Park, Teatown Reservation, and three boating clubs.
Size: 11.7 square miles
Median Home Sales Price: $470,000 (Westchester County Median: $725,000)
Average Property Taxes: $10,035 Closest Metro-North Stop: Ossining (Hudson Line)
Time to Grand Central: 53 minutes
Famous Residents (Past and Present): Actors Jose Ferrer and Peter Falk
Household: $77,755 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $98,695 (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
70.3% Caucasian 14.3% African American 10.9% Other 4.5% Asian 19.9% 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: 3 (Westchester Average: 2National Average: 3) Property Crime: 3 (Westchester Average: 3National Average: 3)
FBI Uniform Crime Index (2006): Number of violent crimes: 70 Murder: 1 Rape: 2 Robbery: 43 Assault: 24 Burglary: 69 Property Crimes: 346
Ossining Waterfront Playground, submitted by Janice Ruotolo. This is our current featured photo for Ossining. Submit your own pictures, below, and perhaps yours will become the featured image on our Ossining page.
Expressionist artist Kurtis Brand is auctioning off a considerable number of paintings stored here in Newburgh, NY. Kurtis lives in Guatemala however created many of these works while living in Beacon, NY.
Happy to discuss any questions regarding his work and potentially working with the to exhibit his work. Here is a link to the press release:...
CLAY ART CENTER - Weekly Adult 2nd Session Beginner Classes Fall 2017
Clay is the new yoga and has taken on a new popularity as people, including Brad Pitt, are rediscovering the satisfaction from creating something with your own hands. Second session classes for beginners begin October 29.For classes taught by some of the top ceramic artists look no further than Clay Art Center. Each...
Beginning Saturday, November 11, 2017, visitors to the Bruce Museum can take a global tour of the splendor, wonder, and science of minerals as Treasures of the Earth: Mineral Masterpieces from the Robert R. Wiener Collection opens to the public.
Continuing through April 1, 2018, this exhibition offers a rare chance to discover the wondrous beauty and amazing properties of world-class minerals...
Isabelle SCHELTJENS portraits in glass are simply put – beautiful. Their effect is a candied aesthetic, shimmering with light and buoyant energy. They exist as a compelling commentary, meticulously constructed, and ultimately breathtaking.
Inherent in Scheltjens’ most clever portraits are her determined focus on its architecture - the elemental structure of the face. Her...
THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE
It’s Christmas at 221B Baker Street, and you’re following Sherlock Holmes (Tal Aviezer) and Dr. Watson (Michael Muldoon) on a trip through Victorian London (played by the inimitable Lyndhurst Mansion), on the trail of a classic mystery. Together with the famous detectives, we’ll explore the mansion room-by-room as we’re drawn deeper...
Drawing inspiration from the beauty of her natural surroundings and the wide spectrum of American iconography, artist Lynn Mara captures the vibrancy of the American spirit through her paintings. Her Impressionist style, bright, colorful palate, and distinct subject matter ranging from bold images of the American Flag, energetic equestrian scenes, to sun-bleached landscapes are joyful and...
CLAY ART CENTER – Weekly Youth Classes
Build your child’s inner artist through the art of clay. In today’s technology driven world children are rediscovering the proven transformational qualities of working with clay. Your child will make new friends while having fun and creating something with their own hands. Weekly classes are taught by professional ceramic artists who...
“The Grateful Commute” in Dobbs Ferry features artist Jane Lawrence’s paintings and multi-media collages inspired by her commute into Manhattan. October 29 through December 10, 2017. Free opening reception on October 29, 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...
We are celebrating the GRAND OPENING of our USED BOOK ROOM! Hundreds on display. Children and Adult titles. Holiday titles. Open Daily. Bibliophiles welcome. Yorktown LOVE IN ACTION Inc is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization serving local families in need. Please stop in at our large donation center located at 1736 Front Street, Yorktown Heights 914 490 3966. Thank you.
Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to announce “Paradigm Shifts,” a group exhibition featuring paintings by Charles Arnoldi, Ricardo Mazal and Manuel Mérida. The show opens on September 14th with a reception for the artists from 5-7pm, and will run through November 25th.
The artists in this exhibition explore the potential of painting as a medium, challenging its normative paint...