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
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,...
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.
Big things are happening in 2015. In Brooklyn, things are changing fast, and artist Meccas are being...
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...
Join us on Thursday, July 2nd and see the best festive fireworks show and live concert in The Hudson Valley and Westechester County at Cross County Shopping Center! Bring your friends, family, beach chairs and blankets and head to The Green, in the center of the mall at 7PM to hear the Santana tribute band, Milagros, perform and enjoy a patriotic display of fireworks at 9:30pm.
The event and...
Kick-off your Fourth of July holiday with live music and fireworks in Ossining. Enjoy multiple bands as well as food and fireworks. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring seating. Picnics welcome.
7:30 pm start; 9:15 pm fireworks.
Legendary singer-songwriter and two time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bill Crosby will be at The Ridgefield Playhouse July 2nd, 8:00pm.
Don’t miss Crosby’s intimate performance with iconic renditions of songs such as "Eight Miles High," "Turn! Turn! Turn!," "Guinnevere" and "Wooden Ships".
Join us for a morning of non-stop fun Jodi’s Gym style! Your child will run, jump, tumble, balance, stretch, sing, create, move and groove all under the supervision and care of our well trained and certified staff. Come experience the joys of gymnastics, music and art. It’s a mix that your child is sure to love.
Jodi’s Gym camp is offered all summer long (right up to Labor...
Thursdays during July and August, Parents and children are invited to travel back to the 19th century and view the home of Washington Irving through a child’s eyes. Explore Sunnyside as a family home, and before or after your tour, play games, try on period clothing (photo-op!), and participate in hands-on-activities. Different theme each week! Families are encouraged to bring a picnic...