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.
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This fall, students will have the option of working towards their degree on the weekends with our Weekend Studies program at the Westchester Community College Center for the Arts.
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Come visit Eggbert at Devitts. Christmas on the Farm – Exclusively at Devitt’s.
Bring the kids to see Eggbert the talking Egg and his farm animals.
Christmas Trail hours are Wednesdays 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm , Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Eggbert is a Christmas tradition in the Hudson Valley. He actually talks to the children and he knows their name!
SIMPLY DIAMOND Holiday Edition
Date: December 6, 2016Time: 11:15 am and 6:15 pm
MATINEE & EVENING PERFORMANCES!
A Tribute to Neil Diamond Starring Brian LaBlanc
La Blanc exudes Diamond’s warmth and flexibility, soars through the ballads and rocks the uptempo numbers with a crack band behind him."I have personally seen four of the top Neil Diamond tribute acts in the...
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PRESENTING THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF WESTCHESTER'S 2016 SPECIAL RESCUES CALENDAR!
Featuring the beautful photographs of Geoff Tischman of Tischman Pets Photography, this calendar combines amazing images of our former shelter pets with their heartwarming rescue stories.
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CHADD (Children and Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is a national non-profit, parent-based organization that offers support and information on AD/HD.
Meetings are held on the 1st Tue of the month.
Support Session: 6:30 - 7:15 PM
General Meeting: 7:30 PM
Topic: "THE IMPACT OF ADULT ADHD"
Speaker: Robert M....