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
Working one-on-one with a professional writer specializing in family history, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and begin working on your family's history book. Focus on writing detailed biographies, research, structure and style. For further details please call the Writers Center office at (914) 332-5953. This course is offered as a customized one-on-one tutorial, contact the...
Launch and maintain a blog using Google's Blogger platform! In this class, we will explore effective design, including use of templates and images. Whether your goal is to keep relatives and friends up to date, or to promote your work or cause, this class will help you frame your content to achieve a captivating blog. Students will also learn to network their new blogs through social media. All...
Calling All Dancers! Registration now open for SummerDance 2015 at Steffi Nossen.
Whether you want to improve your technique or explore new styles, our dedicated and talented instructors will guide you to new levels and make sure you have fun along the way! Each weekly program is designed to be appropriate for specific ages and abilities. Please call the office with any questions....
The Katonah Art Center is pleased to announce our 18th Annual Student Art Exhibit from June 6th - July 2nd at the Katonah Village Library.
This event has always been a wonderful opportunity for our students to exhibit their work and for Katonah Art Center to showcase the quality of artwork being created in our studios.
The show will be open to every student at the art center (yes,...
Astrophotography Exhibition at Pound Ridge Library – May 23rd to July 3rd 2015
Pound Ridge Library will be having an exhibition of the astrophotography of Scott Nammacher, a Westchester based amateur astrophotographer. The exhibition opens May 23rd and extends to July 3rd in the library’s Exhibition Hall. It is called “Treasures of the...
Spring Session 2015: April 28 - June 30
This course is designed for children, ages 6 to 11 years-old. Using a constructive approach, children will learn and improve vocabulary, grammar skills.
Kids will be exposed to classic Brazilian literature and folk culture. They will learn in a fun way, through songs, arts & crafts, story telling, games, and other activities, always using...
May 30 - July 11, 2015
Opening reception May 30, 6:30 - 8 p.m., public invited
Gallery open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 - 5:30 p.m.
K E N I S E B A R N E S F I N E A R T
1947 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont, New York 10538
“M I R A G E,” new paintings by Jackie Battenfield.
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I am What I am Not Yet, A Survey of Brooklyn's Moment
Curated by Diana Buckley
June 25 - August 21, 2015
Public Opening Reception, Thursday June 25, 6-8 pm
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art
Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday June 25 from 6-8 pm.
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The Lionheart Gallery Celebrates Acclaimed New Orleans Artists
May Exhibition Showcases Work of
Photographer Sandra Russell Clark and Abstract Painter Evert Witte
Pound Ridge, NY – (April 10, 2015) Susan Grissom, director of the Lionheart Gallery at 27 Westchester Road in Pound Ridge, New York, is hosting a new exhibition in May and June that celebrates the art of two...