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.
This event occurs weekly, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
New exhibition: September 16 – October 28, 2017
Reception: Saturday evening, September 16, 6:30 – 8:00, Public Invited
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 – 5:30 and by appointment
Kenise Barnes Fine Art is pleased to open the fall exhibition season with a solo show featuring new paintings by Cuban artist Carlos Gamez de Francisco. Nine new large-scale watercolor paintings will...
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Romare Bearden: Abstraction
September 10-December 22, 2017
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Country Bank in Scarsdale (80 Garth Road) will be presenting Faces of Burke, a traveling photography exhibit designed to showcase the individuality and courage of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s patients. The compelling photographs and stories of the subjects illustrate a diverse and inspiring group of patients who have succeeded in regaining mobility and independence through their...
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The 6th Annual GolfBall Classic will be held at the Elmwood Country Club in White Plains on Thursday, September 21st, 2017. The day of golf starts with breakfast and culminates in a cocktail hour, dinner and dancing. Proceeds will benefit the African American Men of Westchester (AAMW) and the Westchester Black Bar Association (WBBA). There are also spa packages available for non-golfers. Local...
This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
This year’s re-staging of Lyndhurst’s special exhibition Defying Labels: New Roles New Clothes includes new additions on loan from major museums. The exhibition tells the story of the revolutionary changes in women’s roles from 1880s to 1940 as reflected in their clothes. See the evolving wardrobes of three remarkable women, philanthropist Helen Gould, Anna...
Rabbi Goldsmith and Cantor Stone will lead you and your children in a warm, community service filled with song and stories. Immediately after the service, stay for apples and honey, arts and crafts and games at our Taste of Sweetness Rosh Hashanah celebration. Ages: 8 and under. Older siblings are always invited. Services are open to the public.
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Students will create interactive stories, games, and animations using Scratch, a visual, blocks-based, creative programming environment.
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You know the voice, the warm friendly sound that has made Dennis Elsas one of New York's most popular radio personalities. Now come meet the Rye resident and recognized rock authority known for his creative musical programming and history making interviews with rock legends.
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