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
Expressionist artist Kurtis Brand is auctioning off a considerable number of paintings stored here in Newburgh, NY. Kurtis lives in Guatemala however created many of these works while living in Beacon, NY.
Happy to discuss any questions regarding his work and potentially working with the to exhibit his work. Here is a link to the press release:...
Country Bank in Scarsdale (80 Garth Road) will be presenting Faces of Burke, a traveling photography exhibit designed to showcase the individuality and courage of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s 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...
CLAY ART CENTER - Weekly Adult 2nd Session Beginner Classes Fall 2017
Clay is the new yoga and has taken on a new popularity as people, including Brad Pitt, are rediscovering the satisfaction from creating something with your own hands. Second session classes for beginners begin October 29.For classes taught by some of the top ceramic artists look no further than Clay Art Center. Each...
Beginning Saturday, November 11, 2017, visitors to the Bruce Museum can take a global tour of the splendor, wonder, and science of minerals as Treasures of the Earth: Mineral Masterpieces from the Robert R. Wiener Collection opens to the public.
Continuing through April 1, 2018, this exhibition offers a rare chance to discover the wondrous beauty and amazing properties of world-class minerals...
Isabelle SCHELTJENS portraits in glass are simply put – beautiful. Their effect is a candied aesthetic, shimmering with light and buoyant energy. They exist as a compelling commentary, meticulously constructed, and ultimately breathtaking.
Inherent in Scheltjens’ most clever portraits are her determined focus on its architecture - the elemental structure of the face. Her...
Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party...
THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE
It’s Christmas at 221B Baker Street, and you’re following Sherlock Holmes (Tal Aviezer) and Dr. Watson (Michael Muldoon) on a trip through Victorian London (played by the inimitable Lyndhurst Mansion), on the trail of a classic mystery. Together with the famous detectives, we’ll explore the mansion room-by-room as we’re drawn deeper...
Drawing inspiration from the beauty of her natural surroundings and the wide spectrum of American iconography, artist Lynn Mara captures the vibrancy of the American spirit through her paintings. Her Impressionist style, bright, colorful palate, and distinct subject matter ranging from bold images of the American Flag, energetic equestrian scenes, to sun-bleached landscapes are joyful and...
“The Grateful Commute” in Dobbs Ferry features artist Jane Lawrence’s paintings and multi-media collages inspired by her commute into Manhattan. October 29 through December 10, 2017. Free opening reception on October 29, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Gallery hours: 10 am to 4 pm daily. The Donald Gallery at South Presbyterian Church, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522. Call...
We are celebrating the GRAND OPENING of our USED BOOK ROOM! Hundreds on display. Children and Adult titles. Holiday titles. Open Daily. Bibliophiles welcome. Yorktown LOVE IN ACTION Inc is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization serving local families in need. Please stop in at our large donation center located at 1736 Front Street, Yorktown Heights 914 490 3966. Thank you.