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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Join Charlie Roberto in one of the best places to see many species of warblers and other migrants. Meet in the Teatown parking lot to carpool at 6am or at 7:15am at Central Park West and 77th st. Programs require pre-registration. To register, visit teatown.eventbrite.com or call 914-762-2912 x 110.
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Our Mommy & Me Italian Language Classes give you and your child the opportunity to learn Italian side by side! Our Spring session starts February 16th - May 4th, Thursday mornings at 10:30am-12:00pm. If you would like more information or to register please call 914-771-8700.
A free educational program by the Alzheimer's Association Hudson Valley Chapter with information about research in diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement and use hands-on tools to develop a plan for healthy aging. Call 800-272-3900 for more information or to RSVP. This program is supported in part by a grant from the New York State Department of Health.
Introducing our NEWLY inspired Open Adult Dance and daily Body Conditioning classes starting Monday, October 17th, 2016. From everyday fitness to fabulous fun through dance. Tap - Jazz - Ballet - Pilates - Body Conditioning - Yoga. For a full class schedule and times visit our website at www.steffinossen.org/Adult Classes/.
Discover the wonders of nature in our community! We’ll explore the trails at the Larchmont Reservoir, with a different theme each week—from majestic trees to animal homes to hidden pond life. We’ll also watch as the preserve wakes up from its winter slumbers, as new leaves come unfurled and birds get busy building nests.
Mary B. Davis, Volunteer Environmental Educator Program Director,...
Written by Lanford Wilson
Directed by Chris McCann
April 21-22, 26-29 at 7:30pm
April 22, 29 at 1:30 pm
The Performing Arts Center $20
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The Sleepy Hollow Tarrytown Chamber of Commerce presents "Night at the Casino". Reserve your tickets for the biggest Networking event of the season! The most fun networking you will ever have. Make winning connections! Funny Money Wins Real Prizes. Food Tastings from our local restaurants. Call 914-631-1705 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for...
Join exhibiting artist Suzanne McClelland and master glass artist and UrbanGlass instructor Dorie Guthrie for this special workshop in The Studio at the Museum. Experiment with bending glass rods using open flame to combine rich colors and flexible forms. McClelland will talk about her site-engaged glass and ceramic installations at The Aldrich, then partner with Guthrie to lead...