The 411: Located in central Westchester, Thornwood is an unincorporated hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) within the Town of Mount Pleasant. Like Hawthorne next door, Thornwood has been a bit of an enigma to residents of southern and northern Westchester. But the hamlet, which shares the commercial/industrial corridors of Marble Avenue with Pleasantville and Broadway with Hawthorne, is worth seeking out, as it offers an assortment of housing options—including some lovely Dutch Colonials on slightly larger lots than in pricier adjacent Pleasantville—good schools, two shopping centers (with two of central Westchester’s larger supermarkets, ShopRite and A&P, as their anchors), and a variety of restaurants and pubs (including the popular Finnegan’s Grill, where sports fans love to watch the games on the flat-screens). Hawthorne also boasts easy access to the rest of the county via the Saw Mill and Sprain Brook Parkways, and a relatively short commute to Manhattan via Metro-North (Pleasantville or Hawthorne stations).
Size: 3.4 square miles
Median Home Sales Price: $545,000 (Westchester County Median: $725,000)
Average Property Taxes: $11,636
Closest Metro-North Stop: Hawthorne (Harlem Line) or Pleasantville (Harlem Line)
Time to Grand Central: 43 minutes (Hawthorne), 47 minutes (Pleasantville)
Famous Residents (Past and Present): Actor Michael C. Williams Median Income
Household: $88,971 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $98,313 (Westchester County Median: $105,300) Ethnic Composition
91% Caucasian 4% Asian 2.6% Other 2.4% African American 5.8% 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: 1 (Westchester Average: 3 National Average: 3)
The Emil Paolucci Summer Sounds Concert Series, created by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, continues this week with the Patterson & Sweeney Blues Band playing rhythm and blues favorites.
The Summer Sounds concert series is presented by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, in partnership with the New Rochelle Dept. of Parks and Recreation. For more information visit the NRCA website at...
The Festival Youth Orchestra (FYO) will hold its inaugural season in residence at Purchase College, SUNY. The FYO experience emphasizes intensive musical preparation, with special focus on practice and performance techniques, interpretation, phrasing, and general musicianship. Students will also develop useful communication skills as a result of their musical collaborations, learning the...
Calling All Dancers! Registration now open for SummerDance 2015 at Steffi Nossen.
Whether you want to improve your technique or explore new styles, our dedicated and talented instructors will guide you to new levels and make sure you have fun along the way! Each weekly program is designed to be appropriate for specific ages and abilities. Please call the office with any questions....
Diverse artistic approaches by 15 exhibiting artists explore both the beauty and darkness of the natural world and settings around us. Includes traditional Hudson River School-style painting, conceptual photography and video installation.
July 16- August 29
31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains
Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri 12-5pm & Sat 12-6pm
I am What I am Not Yet, A Survey of Brooklyn's Moment
Curated by Diana Buckley
June 25 - August 21, 2015
Public Opening Reception, Thursday June 25, 6-8 pm
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art
Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday June 25 from 6-8 pm.
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Get ready for the summer's best outdoor concerts at Cross County Shopping Center. With a range of all music genres, a series of live performances throughout the summer. Shoppers can bring their beach chairs and blankets to The Green, in the center of the mall to enjoy these free performances
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Join us for a morning of non-stop fun Jodi’s Gym style! Your child will run, jump, tumble, balance, stretch, sing, create, move and groove all under the supervision and care of our well trained and certified staff. Come experience the joys of gymnastics, music and art. It’s a mix that your child is sure to love.
Jodi’s Gym camp is offered all summer long (right up to Labor...
Join us and Westchester Magazine in celebrating the opening of our new exhibit in New Rochelle on Saturday, June 13th from 6 to 9pm.
transFORM Gallery announces their art exhibit for the Summer season, a retrospective of Alexander Rutsch’s work, sponsored by Westchester Magazine at the transFORM showroom and gallery in New Rochelle, NY.
The celebrated Austrian artist approached...