The 411: Since its beginnings as an industrial boat-building community (it was formerly known as “Saw Pit”), Port Chester has evolved into a food Mecca with a buzzing downtown restaurant scene, including Tarry Lodge, F.I.S.H., Sonora, Alba’s, and The Willett House. A large Latino immigrant population further enhances the village’s dining-destination cred, with numerous authentic ethnic eateries representing Peru, Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil. Port Chester is also known for the Waterfront, a retail/entertainment center that features a 14-screen movie theater, Costco, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Super Stop & Shop, Marshall's, and numerous restaurants.
Points of interest include the 1920s Capitol Theater, where Janis Joplin appeared in August, 1970 (it’s now an event site); the Landmark Condominium (the former Lifesavers candy factory); and a 75-plus-slip marina along the Byram River.
Port Chester has six parks for general recreation, including picnicking and sports. At Columbus Park, a water-spray playground was installed for relief during hot summer days.
Population: 28,195 Size: 2.5 square miles
Median Home Sales Price: $470,000 (Westchester County Median: $725,000) Average Property Taxes: $10,035 Closest Metro-North Stop: Port Chester (New Haven Line)
Time to Grand Central: 45 minutes
Famous Residents (Past and Present): Ed Sullivan, NHL player Andre Roy, screenwriter and filmmaker George Gallo, reporter Jon Alpert, Fox 5 News reporter Arnold Diaz, NFL player Paul Costa, baseball player Carl Schmehl, author and illustrator E.L. Konigsburg, LPGA player Meaghan Francella
Household: $45,381 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $51,025 (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
60.7% Caucasian 30.2% Other 7.0% African American 2.1% Asian 46.2% 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: 3 (Westchester Average: 2 National Average: 3) Property Crime: 4 (Westchester Average: 3 National Average: 3)
FBI Uniform Crime Index (2006):
Number of violent crimes: 85 Muder: 0 Rape: 2 Robbery: 61 Assault: 22 Burglary: 107 Property Crimes: 777
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Meet in the Teatown parking lot to carpool to local birding hotspots with Charlie as he conducts a pre-Christmas bird count survey. For everyone. Programs require pre-registration. To register, visit teatown.eventbrite.com or call 914-762-2912 x 110.
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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.
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Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Sony Pictures Entertainment present, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner 50th Anniversary, in select cinemas nationwide! The event also includes exclusive commentary from a Turner Classic Movies host, who will give insight into this classic film. After a ten-day Hawaiian vacation, Joanna Drayton (Katharine Houghton) returns to her San Francisco home with...
Wednesday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Theater Performance – “Felicitas”
This is the final performance in the one-woman theater performance. Featuring actress Libby Skala. Libby Skala performs the story of her great aunt, a talented, spunky Austrian baby nurse who escapes the Third Reich to nurture order in American society one baby at a time – celebrating love, discipline, and...
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Wednesday, Dec.13. This festive holiday concert features the Bedford Chamber Ensemble, conducted by Anthony Newman, performing Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos. Mr. Newman, a renowned Bach expert and keyboard phenomenon, has performed the Concerti 21 times throughout his musical career. Tickets are $40 for this holiday concert, which also features delicious refreshments during the intermission....
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.