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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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.
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/.
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 Reformed Church of Cortlandtown in Montrose will celebrate 300 years in the community with special events, worship services and musical festivals for all ages. To celebrate their remarkable milestone community members are welcome to attend the following events: a candlelight service on Friday, April 21st at 7 pm; an Anniversary Worship Service on Sunday, April 23rd at 10 am or join the...
The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center and Iona College will sponsor the William H. Donat Shoah Commemoration with distinguished lecturer, Andrew Nagorski. Mr. Nagorski will discuss "The Nazi Hunters." He will talk about those who searched and prosecuted Nazis at the Nuremberg and Dachau trials. Mr. Nagorski spent more than three decades as a...
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Voices in the Mirror: Gordon Parks Foundation Scholars
New exhibition opens at The Gordon Parks Foundation's 48 Wheeler exhibition space
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Pete Malinverni, Artistic Director
Soul Voices celebrates the diverse and talented student body of Purchase College. Comprised of young people of various backgrounds, interests and major study areas, the singers in the group come together to experience and express to their audience the unity possible via the great and universal gift of the human voice.