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
Elementary Schools: Church Street Elementary, George Washington Elementary, Mamaroneck Avenue Elementary, Newcomer Center, Post Road Elementary, Ridgeway Elementary
Grades/Type of Organization: K-5/Theme/By Choice Average Class Size: 20 % Special Ed Students: 9 % of 4th-Graders Who Received 4 in English/Math/Science: 10/22/NA
White Plains Photography
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IN THE GARDEN OF SONIC DELIGHTS Exhibition of 2014
June 8th-Nov 2nd, 2014 noon - 6:00 PM
100-150 N. Water Street, Peekskill, NY 10566
Caramoor in collaboration with HVCCA presents Aaron Taylor Kuffner's Gamelatron Sanctuary: Suara Sinar (The Sound of Light) which is a part of the IN THE GARDEN OF SONIC DELIGHTS Exhibition of 2014.
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This event occurs weekly, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
NEW* S.T.E.M. + Arts Classes = Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
Digital Architecture: Google Sketchup
3D Printing and Modeling for Adults and Teens
Art & Engineering using LittleBits
Creative Building: Architecture 101
Minecraft Club I & II
Maker-Maniacs: Art, Engineering and More
You're invited to a story time event to show the Crayons that you believe in them and their cause of creativity, imagination, and origniality! Come and color (outside the lines!), hear the story, The Day the Crayons Quit, make a protest sign and get your photo taken as a crayon (you'll see!).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-AUGUST 21ST, 2014
Yonkers, NY August 21st, 2014 - Blue Door Gallery presents its 3rd international exhibit, “VISIONARIES: SEERS of the SOUL”. Curators France Garrido and Arlé Sklar-Weinstein have selected the art works of unique Visionary artists who fearlessly delve into their subconscious to interpret what elusively we call SOUL. The art...
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I've Got a Pen & I'm Not Afraid to Use It
Sept 18th 7:00-9:00pm
$25 per person
FEM51: Female Artists and Musicians
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