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
Elementary School: Ossining Elementary Schools (Claremont, Roosevelt, Brookside, and Park Early Childhood Center)
Grades/Type of Organization: Pre K-5/By Grade Level Average Class Size: 21 % Special Ed Students: NA % 4th-graders Who Received 4 (highest score) in English/Math/Science: 9/21/NA
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.
Veterans from all service branches and periods will be posing Wednesday afternoons at the Reilly League of Artists. All sizes, shapes, ethnicities, and genders will be included in the project. Poses will extend over 3 afternoons so that artists can develop complex paintings. Still life objects, interesting lighting, and other considerations will add to the interest. So come stretch yourself...
Veterans of all branches of service and from different periods will be coming to the Reilly League to pose in multiple sessions. Models will be male, female, of all backgrounds. Some will be in uniform, some in their current daily wear. Bring your art materials and challenge yourself to paint or draw along this unusual theme.
Lyndhurst's restored grand Picture Gallery reopens to the public. The grand picture gallery features a fine collection of paintings purchased by railroad baron Jay Gould in the 1880s and is a rare survivor of America's gilded age. The collection has been in situ since Gould purchased the works from noted dealers Goupil and Knoedler. Conservators from the Metropolitan Museum have cleaned the...
In the Garden of Sonic Delights is large-scale sound art exhibition that explores the relationships between sound, nature, history, and architecture through 15 commissioned, site-specific works by 16 sound artists. Playing upon the natural settings of Westchester County, this 5-month long exhibition is designed to transform and change with its environment, responding to time of day and...
For artists on both sides of the Hudson River, the Tappan Zee Bridge has been a familiar sight in the Hudson Valley landscape and an inspiration throughout the years. We ask you to join us in honoring the combined talent and vision of the local artists who submitted to the inaugural Bridge Art Show.With 87 submissions from over 60 artists, there is something for everyone.To celebrate the twin...
The Westchester Italian Cultural Center Presents ART & PERCEPTION Featuring Contemporary Italian American Artists in Westchester County Artists of Italian descent have enriched American aesthetic culture, embracing new styles and techniques. Without limitation, they opened up to a variety of new styles with fresh ideas and imagination. Featured artists include world-renowned pop artist...
Center for the Digital Arts at Westchester Community College
Sep 17, 2014 - Nov 5, 2014
In this class the Spanish language will be reviewed in songs that are used in various Zumba classes, as well as in movies, television, and other forms of mass media. After listening to the songs, the vocabulary and grammatical structures will be studied. Relevant cultural themes will also be discussed. Basic knowledge of Spanish is useful. CE-LANG 2119PE, Wed., Sept. 17-Nov. 5 (make-up class...
Focused on helping teens develop their portfolios for college admission. Projects are devised to build skills in drawing and painting as well as to express individuality and creativity. Mostly a hands-on art class, portfolio presentation methods will be discussed. All levels welcome. Non-Credit.
Irving Harper A Mid-Century Mind At Play opens at The Rye Arts Center on Sunday, September 14 A solo retrospective debuts the private works of design genius Irving Harper at The Rye Arts Center. Known professionally for his iconic contributions to the George Nelson Office, including the 1949 Ball Clock, Herman Miller logo and the 1956 Marshmallow sofa, Harper's personal creations have...