The 411: One of Westchester’s Hudson River communities, Tarrytown is a quaint village in the Town of Greenburgh where the Tappan Zee Bridge crosses the Hudson from Rockland County. Just a short walk to the waterfront, the picturesque downtown has limited “big box” presence and is replete with antiques stores and both casual and upscale eateries. Points of interest include Sunnyside, historic home of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow author Washington Irving; Lyndhurst, a 67-acre Gothic Revival mansion previously owned by railroad developer Jay Gould; The Castle on the Hudson, a Norman-style replica castle and luxury inn; and Tarrytown Music Hall, an 843-seat Queen Anne-style theater built in 1885. A free public festival, Tarrytown Third Friday, is held on the third Friday of every month, plus there are monthly waterside concerts at Pierson’s Park. Residents have access to the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail, a walking path that runs from Yonkers north to Croton-on-Hudson.
Size: 5.7 square miles
Median Home Sales Price: $671,000 (Westchester Median Price: $725,000)
Average Property Taxes: $14,326 Closest Metro-North Stop: Tarrytown (Hudson Line)
Time to Grand Central: 45 minutes
Famous Residents (Past and Present): Comedian Kevin Meaney, railroad developer Jay Gould, author Washington Irving, Olympian Bruce Jenner, Revolutionary war hero John Paulding, philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Sr. and his son, Nelson A. Rockefeller Median Income
Household: $68,762 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $82,445 (Westchester County Median: $105,300) Ethnic Composition
77.4% Caucasian 9.1% Other 7.0% African American 6.5% Asian 16.2% listed as Hispanic or Latino
Crime* *Sperling’s Best Places Crime Index, based on 1 (best) through 10 (worst): Violent Crime: 2 (Westchester Average: 2 National Average: 3) Property Crime: 3 (Westchester Average: 3 National Average: 3) FBI Uniform Crime Index (2006):
Number of violent crimes: 4 Murder: 0 Rape: 0 Robbery: 2 Assault: 2 Burglary: 13 Property Crimes: 100
Frozen Hudson River, submitted by Michael Dimatteo. This is our current featured photo for Tarrytown. Submit your own pictures, below, and perhaps yours will become the featured image on our Tarrytown page.
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.