Hastings-on-Hudson, New York
Hastings-on-Hudson is a village located in the southwest part of the town of Greenburgh in Westchester County, New York, on the eastern bank of the Hudson River, just 16 miles north of midtown Manhattan. To the north is Dobbs Ferry, to the south the village of Glenwood, on Route 9 (also known as Broadway). By car, it is just 12 minutes south of the Tappan Zee Bridge, and nearby Routes 287, 684, 110, and a few minutes from the Farragut Avenue exit of the Saw Mill River Parkway. Again Hastings on Hudson is serviced by the Westchester County Beeline Bus System and Metro-North’s Hudson Line.
Hastings-on-Hudson has a charming Main Street typical of the last century. There you will find 19-century buildings blending harmoniously with the best of the new, which may be one reason Westchester Magazine honored Hastings-on-Hudson with its 2008 Best Main Street award. Of note is the James Harmon Community Center, a beautifully reconstructed building that opened in 2007 and the 25-unit Riverton Lofts condominiums, a state-of-the-art “green” building that opened in 2008.
Hastings-on-Hudson has three schools: Hillside Elementary, Farragut Middle School, and Hastings High School. All three have been awarded the National Blue Ribbon Award.
Jasper F. Cropsey Home and Studio: Ever Rest, the former home and studio of Hudson River School artist Jasper Cropsey. Features an art collection from the Hudson River School of painting. Closed in December, January and August. Open from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays (by appointment only). 49 Washington Avenue. (914) 478-1372. Newington Cropsey Foundation’s Gallery of Art, 25 Cropsey Lane, the gallery is open by appointment. Call (914) 478-7990. The guided tour takes approximately 45 minutes. Group tours for no more than 15 persons can be arranged. Children under the age of 16 are not allowed. The Gallery is open for appointments Monday through Friday from 1-5 p.m and must be arranged by telephone at least a week in advance, longer for large groups. The Gallery is closed during January and August. Passive (unguided) viewing of the grounds and architecture is allowed from 1-5 p.m. weekdays without an appointment.
The Museum in the Streets: The Hastings-on-Hudson Historical Society initiated The Museum of the Streets, a walking tour of the village that opened in Hastings-on-Hudson in 2005. The self-guided tour begins in downtown Boulanger Plaza. At 34 locations throughout the village, large 20-by-20-inch handsome historical signs feature at least one historical photo of the site from by-gone days plus a brief explanation of its history in English and in Spanish. The route is displayed on a 48-by-59-inch sign posted at the starting location and a brochure is available at local public buildings and businesses and at www.hastingshistorical.org.
• Total 2.9 sq mi (8 km2)
• Land 2.0 sq mi (5 km2)
• Water 0.9 sq mi (2 km2)
• Total 7,849
• Density 2,700/sq mi (1,000/km2)
Find out more by visiting Hasting-on-Hudson’s official website at: hastingsgov.org
Excerpted from Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irvington,_New_York)