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
Elementary School: Ossining Elementary Schools (Claremont, Roosevelt, Brookside, and Park Early Childhood Center)
Grades/Type of Organization: Pre K-5/By Grade Level Average Class Size: 21 % Special Ed Students: NA % 4th-graders Who Received 4 (highest score) in English/Math/Science: 9/21/NA
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.
IN THE GARDEN OF SONIC DELIGHTS Exhibition of 2014
June 8th-Nov 2nd, 2014 noon - 6:00 PM
100-150 N. Water Street, Peekskill, NY 10566
Caramoor in collaboration with HVCCA presents Aaron Taylor Kuffner's Gamelatron Sanctuary: Suara Sinar (The Sound of Light) which is a part of the IN THE GARDEN OF SONIC DELIGHTS Exhibition of 2014.
Please call HVCCA 914-788-0100 for...
The Evolutionary Collective, a new model for mutual awakening, marks the creation and ongoing expansion of an inter-subjective field of intimacy, truth, mutuality and depth that occurs in a new space in consciousness - one that allows participants to transform inside an intense and accelerated relational field.
Over the past decade more and more people have discovered a new kind of...
October 1st and 8th
Laurie Schaffler, former Dean of Financial Aid and Associate Dean of Student Affairs at an Ivy League college and NS resident, speaks about the college process.
Session I College Costs and Indebtedness:
- College costs and borrowing trends
- Financial aid terminology and philosophy...
The exhibition explores vast and extraordinary deep-sea habitats by examining both the highly adapted survival strategies used by creatures of the deep and the technology that enables researchers to record groundbreaking observations.
This event occurs weekly, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
“En Plein Air” Opens the Fall Season at Les Beaux Arts
Les Beaux Arts Gallery is celebrating the opening of their fall season with “En Plein Air,” an exhibition of paintings by Jean-Pierre Jacquet, a French artist and resident of Greenwich. The exhibition is a collection of airy and luminous landscapes, many of which are recognizable locations in this area....
Westchester Italian Cultural Center
***NEW*** Memoir Writing Workshop
Wednesday, September 17, October 1, 15, 29, November 5, 19, 2014, 10:00am to 12:00noon.
If you have a story you wish to tell and are serious about your writing, this workshop is for you. Enrich your writing skills by sharing your work with other serious writers like yourself, develop your craft and improve your...
ART & PERCEPTION
Featuring Contemporary Italian American Artists in Westchester County
Artists of Italian descent have enriched American aesthetic culture, embracing new styles and techniques. Without limitation, they opened up to a variety of new styles with fresh ideas and imagination. Featured artists include world-renowned pop artist Charles Fazzino, as well as Westchester...
On September 20th at 1:00pm the New Castle Historical Society is celebrating the re-launch of the first-ever History Hunt Game – Meet Horace: The Original Game, redux at the Horace Greeley House, 100 King Street in Chappaqua.
We are happy (and proud!) to redesign this fantastic puzzle hunt so that players can participate on an on-going basis. Players are led though the...