Located on the Eastern Banks of the scenic Hudson River,Tarrytown, only 25 miles north of midtown Manhattan, is a Village situated in the Town of Greenburgh in Westchester County, New York. It has a population of 11,277 (2010 US Census).
The famous Tappan Zee Bridge crosses the Hudson atTarrytown linking the Village to South Nyack. The new bridge, scheduled to be finished in 2018, is taking shape rapidly as you can see in my photo. Follow this extraordinary project at www.newnybridge.com
But Tarrytown is also working at building an environmentally responsible village. Green Infrastructure is used in Scenic Hudson Riverwalk Park and Pierson Park. Hudson Harbor, a new master planned community right by the Hudson, has changed the face of Tarrytown by adding modern luxury condos and townhomes to the village.
How did it all start? The first residents of what eventually became Tarrytown were the Weckquaesgeeks Indians…
Learn more about Tarrytown History: Richard Miller Village Historian explains how “Kykuit was built by John D. Rockefeller in 1902, and has been the home to four generations of the Rockefeller family. Kykuit means “high point” in Dutch and has breathtaking views of the Hudson River.Kykuit is home to beautiful furniture, paintings and sculptures. The grounds contain wonderful terraces, fountains, gardens, and a large collection of 20th century sculpture.”
You may already know that Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow was set in North Tarrytown, later renamed Sleepy Hollow in honor of the story. Irving wrote The Sketch Book during a tour of Europe, and parts of the tale may also be traced to European origins… According to Wikipedia some residents say this town was bewitched during the early days of the Dutch settlement. Halloween attracts visitors from many places but for the rest of the year Sleepy Hollow is a quiet small village. A new, already started, development Edge on The Hudson will modernize and grow the area in the next few years.
A recent NY Times Article described the appeal of the area and why people are so drawn to live, work and play here. In recent years Tarrytown has seen an influx of those being priced out of Brooklyn and the City. It’s the new urban/suburban place to be.
As a Tarrytown resident I certainly tend to agree with the NYT.