The 411: A trading post-turned-industrial city that overlooks the Hudson River, Peekskill has spent most of the past 20 years recovering from an economic downturn that struck the city when much of its manufacturing base eroded. A revitalization has seen new, higher-tech businesses take root in the city and the renovation of the historic districts and Victorian homes that are its trademark. Peekskill offers top-notch public education. Downtown Peekskill has become a haven for artists, with the development of the Peekskill Art Lofts, the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, and the Peekskill Coffee House, while the Paramount Center for the Arts has become a destination for indie film patrons, in addition to being a venue for live entertainment, art exhibits, and educational programs. For outdoor lovers person, Peekskill boasts 11 parks that offer everything from swimming and tennis to hiking trails and playgrounds.
Size: 4.3 square miles Median Home Sales Price: $358,000 (Westchester County Median: $725,000)
Average Property Taxes: $7,643
Closest Metro-North Stop: Peekskill (Hudson Line)
Time to Grand Central: 60 minutes
Famous Residents (Past and Present): Former New York Governor George Pataki, Mel Gibson, Paul Reubens, Stanley Tucci, NBA star Elton Brand
Household: $47,177 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $52,645 (Westchester County Median: $105,300) Ethnic Composition
57.1% Caucasian 15.0% Other Races 2.4% Asian 25.5% African American 21.9% 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: 5 (Westchester Average: 2 National Average: 3) Property Crime: 4 (Westchester Average: 3 National Average: 3)
FBI Uniform Crime Index (2006):
Number of violent crimes: 67 Murder: 0 Rape: 2 Robbery: 23 Assault: 42 Burglary: 39 Property Crimes: 193
Music City Home Inspection gives you a specified time to hire your own home inspector to check the property out, and protects you from buying a home with serious, previously unknown problems. Your offer should be contingent on the results so that if there are major issues you can walk away from the transaction. If the home inspector only finds minor problems, you also have the option to require...
Learn what you can do right now to give your child the best start. Join Whitby School for Parents as Partners - a special mini-series of workshops related to parenting and education, an extension of our partnership with families. All workshops are held in the Whitby School library, and are free and open to the public.
This Week's Topic: How to Help Your Child Build a Love of Reading and...
The WJCS Annual Kurz Conference will focus on “Substance Abuse Treatment: Widening the Circle,” and related panels will discuss family members helping substance abusers, smoking cessation and cannabis’ effect on the young brain. Keynote Speaker is Jeff Foote, PhD, Co-founder, Center for Motivation and Change, and co-author of the award-winning book “Beyond Addiction: How Science and...
Looking to get a college degree while working? Want to continue your studies, but don't have the time during the week?
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.
We will be offering accelerated 7-week credit courses or 14-week credit courses. It will be...
This 60 minutes class is designed to accommodate both beginner and advanced students. The class introduces poses with detail instruction at a moderate pace. Class is by donation. *Teens 13-18 are welcome to attend class when accompanied by a parent, must sign waiver. Teen will be charged as an adult.
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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!
Babyccino at Chabad of the Rivertowns
Chic meet for moms and their tots/babies.
Explore and discover fall through sensory therapy for you and your child. Meet new moms and enjoy music, movement and expressive arts with a Jewish twist.
Introducing Melissa Zegerman of Kreative kidz as our Music and movement leader.
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital will be presenting “Faces of Burke”, a traveling photography exhibit designed to showcase the individuality and courage of its 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 experience at Burke.