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.
Country Bank in Scarsdale (80 Garth Road) will be presenting Faces of Burke, a traveling photography exhibit designed to showcase the individuality and courage of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s patients. The compelling photographs and stories of the subjects illustrate a diverse and inspiring group of patients who have succeeded in regaining mobility and independence through their...
This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Thursday – Monday
Tours on the hour from 10:00 am, last tour at 4:00 pm
Perfect for first time visitors, the mansion tour lasts approximately one hour. On the mansion tour you will see the majestic vestibule and entrance hall, reception room, parlor, library, cabinet room, Jay Gould’s private office, and the sumptuous Victorian dining room. The second floor centers around...
Aikido of Westchester is offering a free introduction class to the martial art of aikido every Saturday and Sunday 10:30am. The class is open to all. You don't need to be physically fit or have martial arts experience. Simply show up with an open mind and we promise you'll have fun. Just bring loose fitting exercise clothing and arrive at least 15 minutes before class to...
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This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
This year’s re-staging of Lyndhurst’s special exhibition Defying Labels: New Roles New Clothes includes new additions on loan from major museums. The exhibition tells the story of the revolutionary changes in women’s roles from 1880s to 1940 as reflected in their clothes. See the evolving wardrobes of three remarkable women, philanthropist Helen Gould, Anna...
This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Friday and Saturday.
The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art presents Peter Bynum’s “Illumination of the Sacred Forms,” a multi-media installation of illuminated paintings.
Peekskill, NY -- HVCCA will present an installation of illuminated paintings by Peter Bynum, with video projections. This is the first time an artist has been given the largest room at the museum for a solo exhibition....
Students will create interactive stories, games, and animations using Scratch, a visual, blocks-based, creative programming environment.
Collaboration is encouraged, creativity is nurtured, and problems are solved as students learn the principles of computer science and critical thinking in this exciting and engaging class.
We use the friendly, block-based programming paradigm created by the...
You know the voice, the warm friendly sound that has made Dennis Elsas one of New York's most popular radio personalities. Now come meet the Rye resident and recognized rock authority known for his creative musical programming and history making interviews with rock legends.
“My voice is a trigger,” says Dennis, “It takes listeners back to certain times in their lives, and provides...
Rotary Fundraiser to Benefit Peekskill & Cortlandt Communities
Wells Fargo Stagecoach, English and Western Riding Classes Highlight Peekskill Rotary’s 47th Annual Horse Show & Country Fair
The Rotary Club of Peekskill will host its 47th Annual Horse Show and Country Fair September 23 – 24 at the Blue Mt. Reservation in Peekskill.
A Wells Fargo Stagecoach and team of four...
Friday-Sunday, September 22-24, 2017
Calling all ninjas! Get your LEGO swords ready to invade LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester during LEGO® Ninjago Movie Days. Celebrate the release of the new film with a visit to LEGO® Ninjago City Adventure – the attraction’s two-story, 2,300-square-foot interactive play area testing balance, agility, strength and endurance with more than 20...