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.
Please join AAMW for their Visionary Awards Gala on November 18th at the Glen Island Harbour Club as they celebrate 30 years of making a difference in Westchester County. Since 1987, this extraordinary group of men has volunteered their time and resources to support the County’s youth, women and families by sponsoring unique, community-based programs and scholarship events, which include:...
Expressionist artist Kurtis Brand is auctioning off a considerable number of paintings stored here in Newburgh, NY. Kurtis lives in Guatemala however created many of these works while living in Beacon, NY.
Happy to discuss any questions regarding his work and potentially working with the to exhibit his work. Here is a link to the press release:...
The group show, Punch & Sizzle: New Artists / New Works, is taking place at SM Home Gallery from September 28th to November 18th in Greenwich, CT. On display, Katie Ré Scheidt’s unique style of abstract expressionism imbues each of her pieces with a sense of energetic spontaneity conveyed by the strong, emotional brushwork spotlighting her dynamic use of color.
CLAY ART CENTER - Weekly Adult 2nd Session Beginner Classes Fall 2017
Clay is the new yoga and has taken on a new popularity as people, including Brad Pitt, are rediscovering the satisfaction from creating something with your own hands. Second session classes for beginners begin October 29.For classes taught by some of the top ceramic artists look no further than Clay Art Center. Each...
Beginning Saturday, November 11, 2017, visitors to the Bruce Museum can take a global tour of the splendor, wonder, and science of minerals as Treasures of the Earth: Mineral Masterpieces from the Robert R. Wiener Collection opens to the public.
Continuing through April 1, 2018, this exhibition offers a rare chance to discover the wondrous beauty and amazing properties of world-class minerals...
While baseball aficionados are getting primed for the start of the World Series, Steiner Auctions has launched the “Fall Classic” Auction beginning October 16th, highlighted by something new and some things very, very old. The Aaron Judge Game Used No. 99 Home Uniform Jersey from September 30, 2017 when he broke Babe Ruth’s 96-year record for most Home Runs at Yankee...
The Woman's Club of White Plains hosts its Annual Book and Author Luncheon featuring Mary Beth Keane, author of the best selling novel "Fever", a sympathetic portrayal of Typhoid Mary. RSVP to Barbara Dannenberg firstname.lastname@example.org. Checks payable to Woman's Club of White Plains.
“Darlene Love’s thunderbolt voice is as embedded in the history of rock & roll as Eric Clapton’s guitar or Bob Dylan’s Lyrics.” - The New York Times
Darlene Love’s Love for the Holidays returns to the Paramount Theater!
Rolling Stone Magazine calls her “One of the greatest singers of all time.” Darlene Love has had an amazing long...
Friday-Sunday, November 17-19, 2017
May the Force be with you as Jedi, Droids and Clone Troopers invade LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester during LEGO® Star Wars™ Days! The weekend features fun-filled LEGO Star Wars™ activities for all ages including a themed mosaic build in the Master Builder Academy, a Star Wars™ MINILAND scavenger hunt and photo opportunities with LEGO® Star...