The 411: Situated in the south-central part of the county, White Plains is a suburban city considered the unofficial capital of Westchester. The near 60,000-resident bustling city is the county seat (with federal, state, and county offices) plus home to a 300,000-book public library, major retailers (Target, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Whole Foods Market) and corporations (Heineken USA, Dannon, Starwood Hotels).
With two Metro-North stops, a Bee Line Bus Center, and the Westchester County Airport located a short drive away in nearby Harrison, White Plains also is a transportation hub. The weekday work and shopping population can swell to upwards of 250,000.
The downtown, especially Mamaroneck Avenue, is known as a nightlife destination alternative to Manhattan with approximately 70 restaurants and bars/lounges, a performing arts theater, arts exchange building, and a 15-screen movie theater.
An international open-air market takes place next to City Hall every Wednesday May through November and downtown is the site of numerous holiday parades.
In the residential neighborhoods surrounding the city core, there are three country clubs, a public golf course, an ice skating rink, three outdoor swimming pools, and Liberty Park for fishing and rowing/paddle boating.
Size: 10.8 square miles Median Home Sales Price: $651,750 (Westchester County Median: $725,000)
Average Property Taxes: $13,975
Closest Metro-North Stop: White Plains (Harlem Line)
Time to Grand Central: 39 minutes
Famous Residents (Past and Present): Alan Alda, author Joseph Campbell, composer Percy Grainger, NBA players Eddy Curry, Danilo Gallinari, David Lee, and Channing Frye, NFL lineman Bob Hyland, 1st Chief Justice of the U.S. John Jay, writer of Rent Jonathan Larson, Jewish reggae artist Matisyahu, NFL wide receiver Art Monk, concert pianist Garrick Ohlsson, department store magnate J.C. Penney, journalist David Sanger, rapper Tupac Shakur, actors Ralph Waite and James Whitmore.
Household: $58,545 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $71,891 (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
64.9% Caucasian 15.9% African American 14.7% Other 4.5% Asian 23.5% 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: 2 (Westchester Average: 2 National Average: 3) Property Crime: 5 (Westchester Average: 3 National Average: 3)
FBI Uniform Crime Index (2006):
Number of violent crimes: 157 Murder: 1 Rape: 6 Robbery: 48 Assault: 102 Burglary: 69 Property Crimes: 1,181
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What: 37th Annual “Holland Herring Festival” – Official First Tasting and arrival of “Nieuwe Maatjes” Herring from the Netherlands
Where: Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant, “Below Sea Level” at Grand Central Terminal, New York City
When: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Time: 12:00 noon (continues during day and through Friday, June 30)
Clay Art Center is pleased to present
Two Concurrent Solo Exhibitions
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10th, 6 – 8pm
Ongoing through July 15th, Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm
Stories of My Histories, By Natalia Arbalaez
2016-17 Barbara Rittenberg Fellow
Geometric Configurations, By Logan Wall
2016-17 Clay Art Center Artist-in-Resident
STORIES OF MY HISTORIES...
“Lay It On Down” Tour
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 8pm
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Kenny Wayne Shepherd, the Louisiana born axeman and songsmith, has sold millions of albums while throwing singles into the Top 10, shining a light on the rich blues of the past and forging ahead with his own modern twist on a classic sound he has embodied since his teens. At 16 years old,...
This event occurs weekly, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Pre-school is out, summer camp hasn’t started yet… Have your child age 3-5 come to Sheldrake for June Mini Camp! Sign up is for 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks. Children will enjoy the late spring season and early summer by exploring trails, investigating pond life and searching for critters in nature’s playground.
Week 1: June 5-9
Week 2: June 12-16
Week 3: June 19-23
Affordable Hair Transplants New York affiliated surgeons in New York, NY understand the impact that unwanted hair loss has made on the lives of countless men and women. They understand the difference that a full head of natural hair can make for someone’s self-confidence. Our New York hair transplant surgeons are committed to staying on the leading edge of advances in hair restoration...
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY CLASSIC TOURS ARE FREE FOR TARRYTOWN RESIDENTS WITH PROOF OF RESIDENCE.
This spring, Lyndhurst mansion will continue to offer free classic mansion tour admission to Tarrytown residents from April through September. The program, which was first introduced in 2016, will be expanded this season to include both Thursdays, and Fridays. For individual admission, Tarrytown...
May 3- September 17, 2017
Opening reception and performance:
Saturday May 13, 2017, 2:00-5:00 PM, Performance 5:00PM
The Selknam, an extinct aborigine tribe of Tierra del Fuego, is the inspiration for Elisa Pritzker’s installation at the HVCCA. Over ten years ago when Pritzker visited Patagonia, she felt an urgency to discover the people who had lived in Tierra del Fuego...
Saw Mill Club, Westchester’s premier luxury health and fitness club with two locations in Mount Kisco, announces the debut of its first annual Bridal Boot Camp. The six-week program will help brides look and feel their best on their big day through multiple sessions of one-on-one personal training, unlimited group fitness, beauty treatments, among other perks including...
Calling All Dancers!
Registration now open for SummerDance 2017 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....
Portals by Shared_Studios
April 1 – June 30, 2017
“Portals are gold spaces equipped with immersive audiovisual technology. When you enter a Portal, you come face-to-face with someone in a distant Portal live and full-body, as if in the same room.” – www.sharedstudios.com
Developed in 2014 by Shared_Studios, there are now more than 20 Portals located...