The 411: Many call this, the county’s smallest city—approximately 15,000 residents live within its six square miles—its loveliest. And with good reason. This exclusive, picture-perfect community boasts an expansive Long Island Sound beachfront, excellent schools, and a quaint New England-like downtown shopping district complete with town square and dotted with high-end fashion boutiques, gift galleries, and its very own “Restaurant Row” of both fine-dining establishments and family eateries. Very much an old-fashioned small town in feel, Rye attracts plenty of Lily P-clad preppies with deep pockets as well as other upper-middle class families with its traditional, family-oriented ambiance. Its immaculately maintained homes—some of the region’s most expensive—include everything from quaint Victorians and refurbished Cape Cods with charming white picket fences to historic, old-money estates tucked behind gates, many with spectacular water views. Rye is also home to the famed art deco Rye Playland amusement park, and its old-fashioned boardwalk, and the exclusive Rye Country Day School, alma mater of Barbara Bush. And while it has more than its fair share of private golf, yacht, and beach clubs, the city’s own public Oakland Beach and Rye Golf Club, the latter featuring an 18-hole course, swimming pool, and historic castle for fine dining, are equal to them all—and at much more pleasing price points.
Size: 20 square miles) Median Home Sales Price: $1,627,500 (Westchester County Median: $725,000) Average Property Taxes: $35,708 Closest Metro-North Stop: Rye (Hudson Line) Time to Grand Central: 42 minutes
Famous Residents (Past and Present): Former First Lady Barbara Bush, journalist Bob Woodruff, Loews Corporation hotel mogul Laurence Tisch, Channel 7 Eyewitness News anchor Diana Williams and sportscaster Scott Clark, poet and satirist Ogden Nash, John Jay, the first Supreme Court Chief Justice of the U.S., Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez, MLB player B.J. Surhoff, and New Jersey Nets General Manager Rod Thorn.
Household: $110,894 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $133,231 (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
89.6% Caucasian 6.5% Asian 2.6% Other 1.3% African American 4.8% 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: 1 (Westchester Average: 2 National Average: 3) Property Crime: 3 (Westchester Average: 3 National Average: 3)
FBI Uniform Crime Index (2006):
Number of violent crimes: 9 Murder: 0 Rape: 0 Robbery: 2 Assault: 7 Burglary: 16 Property Crimes: 229
Yellow Orb/Homage to Van Gogh, created by sculptor John Ruppert specifically for the Katonah Museum of Art campus, will be on view on the front lawn of the KMA through May of 2015. Ruppert transforms prison-grade chain link fabric into large vessel-like forms. Chain link typically connotes danger and boundaries; it is a commercial product intended to confine, protect, and keep out....
Open to all students who wish to explore their creativity. Instruction included in the following: oil, acrylic or water color painting, collage and basic drawing. Individual instruction given. Work at your own pace. Students bring supplies to class.
Open Studio is a class for all levels who want to work from a live model. Our models will hold a single pose for 3 consecutive sessions. Primarily a painting class but students may bring other materials with which to work. Students will work on their own but critiques will be offered to help students develop their own style and vision.