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.
Keep an eye out for our next exhibition coming up in the Fall - "The Issues" curated by David Fox
This exhibition will be up from September 7 - October 31
OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, September 7, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
What are the issues currently defining our world? How are artists addressing the current political climate? Whether it is global warming, corporate greed, the threat...
PRESENTING THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF WESTCHESTER'S 2016 SPECIAL RESCUES CALENDAR!
Featuring the beautful photographs of Geoff Tischman of Tischman Pets Photography, this calendar combines amazing images of our former shelter pets with their heartwarming rescue stories.
Purchase one for yourself, for your friends and loved ones -- please know that all of the proceeds directly benefit the...
The Kidney & Urology Foundation of America will be hosting its 5th annual fashion luncheon on Thursday November 3, 2016 at Orienta Beach Club in Mamaroneck, NY. Join us for a fun day of shopping from great vendors and dining benefiting a great cause tickets are $150 and can be purchased via www.kidneyurology.org or tel:212.629.9770 X 211 ...
You Will Remember Me - the American premier of the Canadian hit play
Westchester's Premier Professional Theatre
Edouard's world is slowly changing. The highly respected professor, political figure and ladies' man can recite famous historical dates but can't remember what he ate for breakfast. When a suppressed memory springs to life in the form of a cell phone...
Music City Home Inspection gives you a specified time to hire your own home inspector to check the property out, and protects you from buying a home with serious, previously unknown problems. Your offer should be contingent on the results so that if there are major issues you can walk away from the transaction. If the home inspector only finds minor problems, you also have the option to require...
Coloring Book Club for Adults: Every Friday from 10:30 - Noon
Begins February 5th. It’s not just for kids, and it’s the latest craze! Join our adult coloring book club. Relax, color, and socialize...all for free at Somers Library. Materials are provided, or you may bring your own color pencils and coloring books. Registration is not required....
Pace University to host former NSA Inspector General Joel F. Brenner on October 28
America is engaged in a struggle without borders, playing offense and defense against unseen enemies who arm themselves with digital data. President Stephen J. Friedman and former Inspector General and Senior Counsel for the National Security Agency Joel F. Brenner will explore the emerging issues that...
If you have been dreaming of a bathroom that’s not only practical and attractive, but also serves as a place for peace and calm serenity, 4 Seasons Construction & Design can help you. We believe that your bathroom should not just serve its functional purpose, but also be a beautiful and relaxing place of retreat. We guarantee to fit within your budget, schedule, and expectations when...
This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Friday and Saturday.
Westchester's first-ever Escape The Room comes to The Center@862 in Scarsdale, NY! Escape the Room is a fun, interactive game taking place at The Center@862 in Scarsdale, New York. While it looks like any other ordinary room, it’s actually a mystery puzzle. Find the hidden objects, figure out the clues and solve the puzzles to earn your freedom and “Escape the...