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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For the Annual BUNNY BREAKFAST At The Westchester
Saturday, March 28th
8:30AM - 10:00AM
Food Court, Retail Level 4
Breakfast at Au Bon Pain
Meet the Bunny!
DJ & Dancing
Spring Activities & Crafts!
Soccer Fun with Super Soccer Stars...
Take this NY State approved 8-hour boating class taught by the Coast Guard Auxiliary and be prepared for the start of boating season. This class is now required for everyone born on, or after 1 May 1996 wishing to operate a motorboat; and everyone over 14 years old wishing to operated a personal watercraft (jet ski). It's recommended that new boat owners take this course...
The Royal Regency Hotel (165 Tuckahoe Road, Yonkers, NY) will host its 2nd annual Easter Eggstravaganza in the hotel's beautiful, newly renovated Crystal Ballroom on Saturday, March 28, 2015, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.
This event will include a delicious buffet-style Easter breakfast, a visit and professional photo shoot with the Easter Bunny, an Easter egg hunt...
Wainwright House Celebrates Women’s History Month
with a Very Special Retreat
Women of Voice Transforming Our World
with world-renowned harpist and singer Ani Williams, author & intuitive Gloria Amendola, and facilitated by Holly Galgano
Each of us is here to fulfill...
Immerse your children in Italian song, rhyme, movement, and stories with a themed craft activity culminating each lesson. Our experienced teacher implements her own curriculum and songs,and has been teaching young children since 2008. Children learn in an age-appropriate, nurturing setting utilizing fun props. Vocabulary lists of childhood topics are provided each session for non-Italian...
Students are grouped by age and ability level in this full immersion enrichment class. The program is designed to allow students to acquire an understanding and develop basic communication skills in
the Italian language, while exploring its culture by engaging directly in interactive learning. They will follow a routine that is meant to reinforce what they have previously acquired and...
The Lionheart Gallery Debuts Art by Whit Conrad from March 7 – April 26
Solo Exhibition Features a Collection of Whimsical Portraits of Daily Life
The Lionheart Gallery, located at 27 Westchester Avenue in Pound Ridge, New York, is hosting a new exhibition, Art by Whit, on March 7 through April 26, 2015 with a breakout collection of satirical painted commentaries by...
Molly Spillane's and Non Stop Entertainment are joining forces for an Easter Bunny Brunch for the kids. The event features a brunch buffet with a delicious spread of chef's choice of lunch items and your breakfast favorites. This includes coffee and juice The event also features tons of entertainment including photo ops with the Easter Bunny, DJ & dancing, party favors, showings of...
An upcoming contemporary art exhibition that highlights the work of new and first-generation American artists within New York’s immigrant community. Each artist uses his or her autobiography and family history as an artistic tool to explore universal concerns of memory, heritage and identity.
31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601
Contact 428-4220 x330...