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
The Graymoor Spiritual Life Center invites the community to view “Laudato Si’” a photo exhibit inspired by Pope Francis’ Encyclical “Laudato Si ´mi’ Signore” featuring the photography of Brother John O’Hara, SA, a Franciscan Friar of the Atonement. The exhibit is open from October 7 through December 7 at Graymoor in the Graymoor...
The Peter Brendler Jazz Quartet, is a group led by famous bassist Peter Brendler, featuring Rich Perry on the saxophone, Peter Evans playing the trumpet, and Vinnie Sperrazza on the drums. The group performs original jazz compositions.
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The Fairfield University (3-3) men's basketball team is seeking its fourth consecutive victory when it travels down I-95 to New Rochelle to face MAAC rival Iona College (1-2) tomorrow night (Tuesday, December 1).
It's the first conference game for both squads. Tip-off is at 7:00 pm at Hynes Athletics Center, where the Gaels have won 20 straight games on their home court for head coach Tim...
Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 to Wednesday, December 9th, 2015Humane Society of Westchester Facebook Online Auction (starting at 8pm on November 25th, & ending on 8pm on December 9th)
Please join us for the online auction on our Facebook page and see the many items available! The holidays coming soon — there are many great gifts up for auction! All proceeds will be used towards the...
On view: Friday, August 14th – December 6th, 2015
Reception: Saturday, September 12th, 5 – 7 pm
HVCCA is honored to present Hermann Nitsch’s one-person installation, “Leviticus.” The installation features Nitsch’s “Leviticus,” his seminal book (52 3⁄4” x 38 1⁄2”) opened to the segment describing the sacrificial...
Talk Cinema Westchester County Comes to AMC Loews Port Chester... Hollywood Glamour and the Element of Surprise Come to Port Chester With Talk Cinema. Talk Cinema, created in 1992 by Croton-on-Hudson's Harlan Jacobson, is the nation's longest running film preview and discussion series. Talk Cinema showcases a series of brand new independent films in the run up to Oscar season...
Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition “New Arrangements: Contemporary Reimagined” to be held October 3 through December 30th, 2015. The all–women show consists of works by Jaq Belcher, Cassandria Blackmore, Ann Gardner, Madeleine Keesing and Jae Ko, illustrating intriguing relationships between form and materiality as they come together in reimagined...
Toys for Tots
As the holiday season begins, Westchester Family Orthodontics will be collecting new, unwrapped toys, games, books, and clothes as part of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve "Toys for Tots" program. All donations will be distributed as holiday gifts to needy children in the local Westchester community. Make a difference in our community! Please stop by our office and help us...
Russell Speeder’s joining forces this holiday season with Toys for Tots
October 20, 2015, Bedford Hills, NY-Russell Speeder’s Car Wash of Bedford Hills, NY announces it is a Toy for Tots drop-off center. Russell Speeder’s Car Wash will serve as a Toys for Tots drop-off location until December . Those wishing to donate can drop off new, unwrapped toys at the store from Monday thru...