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
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Emelin Theatre's Fall 2014 season brings the best in live performing arts to Westchester County and offers a broad mix of entertainment appealing to all ages and tastes. This Fall Emelin Theatre will present award-winning musicians, family programs, outstanding comedy and theatr, dance, and more. Individual tickets purchased prior to September 27, 2014 are $5 off. BLUEGRASS SERIES The...
Charles Dickens will hold court once again inside the Lyndhurst mansion in Tarrytown from Friday, December 5 through Sunday, December 28, 2014. Mr. Dickensù will deliver the famous author's historic American readings. Tickets are $35 for adults and $25 for children (16 and under) and available along with show times at Lundhurst.org. Group rates available. A Christmas Carol, was written by...
Everyone will enjoy this Christmas favorite on the big screen, as it was meant to be seen. Never before has George Bailey's plight seemed so painful. And never before has the work of his guardian angel Clarence-who shows George the good he has done in the world-been so sweet. It's as touching and warm now as it was on the day it was released. Frank Capra. 1946. 130 m. NR. USA . Paramount...
Anna Gould, the last owner of Lyndhurst, just happened to be the Duchess of Talleyrand and Princess de Sagan. Just like the character in Downton Abbey, Anna Gould was one of the extremely wealthy American heiresses that went to Europe and married into the aristocracy. Anna left all her couture clothing at Lyndhurst when she donated the mansion to the National Trust for Historic...
November 4, 11, 28, December 26, 30, 31, January 2 Looking for creative fun for kids when schools are closed? Teaching artists introduce a different project each day, including kimono dolls, origami, masks, and Japanese-inspired cards. Children age 3 and up. Participating children: $5 members, $8 non-members. Adults: Regular museum admission.
An Exhibition and Sale of the Handmade
November 14, 2014 – January 3, 2015
Free opening reception and all-age hands-on craft workshop:
Friday, November 14, 6:30-8:00PM
15% Member Discount Sale:
December 2 – December 6, 2014
Set aside some time this holiday season to enjoy the vibrant world of handmade...
Nativity scenes are very popular in Italy and are generally found in every household during the holiday season. The nativity originated in Italy in the 13th century when St Francis of Assisi asked Giovanni Vellita of the Village of Greccio to create a manger scene. During the 17th and 18th centuries, the nativity was turned into an art form in Naples and included representation of daily life in...
From the first day, students are fully immersed in the Italian language and culture. Individual students’ requirements are met in a classroom of free expression and differentiated learning. Students are encouraged to audit the first lesson of one or more courses to better determine their proficiency level.
Winter Session: Monday, December 1 – Saturday, March 7; (10...
This event occurs weekly, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
September 15, 2014 - May 20, 2015
Monday & Friday Mornings: 9:15am-12:00pm
Tuesday & Wednesday afternoons: 11:45am-2:30pm
To register or for more information call (914) 967-0700. Offered by semester. Fees vary.
Half day creative arts immersion program designed specifically for the Pre-K child to explore the arts while developing cognitive, social, creative, and motor skills...
On display next to Presepio Napoletano is an international collection of images of the Virgin Mary depicted in various art forms: paintings, frescoes, etchings, and sculptures. A documentary on view will take viewers on an artistic journey spanning almost two-thousand years through virtual visits of museums, chapels, and cathedrals in eight countries to view rare and sacred masterpieces by such...