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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Registration is open for the 11th annual Swim Across America Greenwich-Stamford Swim, taking place Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Long Island Sound on the border of Greenwich and Stamford at 96 Cummings Point Road. Swimmers, boaters, kayakers, paddle boarders and land volunteers are encouraged to register for the Greenwich-Stamford Swim or donate at...
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Join us on June 24th for our GRAND RE-OPENING & 2 Year Anniversary Event! We want to show our new neighbors in New Rochelle our updated facility and what ABTsolute Training Systems is all about! The day-long event starts with a ribbon cutting at 9:30 followed by a group workout at 10! Stay after for our BBQ, Giveaways, Open Gym and Local Vendors!
To RSVP, call our office...
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY CLASSIC TOURS ARE FREE FOR TARRYTOWN RESIDENTS WITH PROOF OF RESIDENCE.
This spring, Lyndhurst mansion will continue to offer free classic mansion tour admission to Tarrytown residents from April through September. The program, which was first introduced in 2016, will be expanded this season to include both Thursdays, and Fridays. For individual admission, Tarrytown...
Craig’s Fine Jewelry at The Playhouse: Encore in HD Series
All children, except one, grow up…
Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell...
May 3- September 17, 2017
Opening reception and performance:
Saturday May 13, 2017, 2:00-5:00 PM, Performance 5:00PM
The Selknam, an extinct aborigine tribe of Tierra del Fuego, is the inspiration for Elisa Pritzker’s installation at the HVCCA. Over ten years ago when Pritzker visited Patagonia, she felt an urgency to discover the people who had lived in Tierra del Fuego...
Saw Mill Club, Westchester’s premier luxury health and fitness club with two locations in Mount Kisco, announces the debut of its first annual Bridal Boot Camp. The six-week program will help brides look and feel their best on their big day through multiple sessions of one-on-one personal training, unlimited group fitness, beauty treatments, among other perks including...
What: 37th Annual “Holland Herring Festival” – Official First Tasting and arrival of “Nieuwe Maatjes” Herring from the Netherlands
Where: Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant, “Below Sea Level” at Grand Central Terminal, New York City
When: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Time: 12:00 noon (continues during day and through Friday, June 30)
PEEKSKILL FARMERS MARKET RETURNS FOR SUMMER SEASON JUNE 3
The Peekskill Farmers’ Market returns to its outdoor location on Bank Street, between Main and Park Streets in Downtown Peekskill, beginning Saturday, June 3rd continuing weekly through November 18th. Market hours are 8AM – 2PM, rain or shine.
Bursting with nearly thirty farm stands and food producers, the market...
Join the Push Run Club at 8:30 am on saturday mornings to run a 5k! It's free and runners of all level are welcome. Our goal is to motivate others and provide a fun and friendly workout environment.
Push Fitness of Westchester is a fitness studio located in Mamaroneck. We offer ﬂexible programs that blend both individualized personal training and small group classes in a...