The Village of Hastings-on-Hudson is located nineteen miles north of New York City, just beyond Yonkers. Its reputation as an artist’s community dates back to the late 1800’s when the famous Hudson River School painter Jasper F. Cropsey made the town his home. Hastings takes pride in its excellent schools and a friendly, unpretentious style. Sited on three hills in an especially beautiful spot on the Hudson River. During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, thousands of people were employed as part of the town’s thriving riverfront industries. Since then, part of Hastings’ riverfront has been redeveloped into lovely MacEachron Waterfront Park, and trendy restaurants like Harvest-on-Hudson. Major projects are underway to continue this process so Hastings residents will be able to fully utilize the village’s extraordinary scenic setting. Housing ranges from luxurious to modest.
Station Parking: Commuter capacity: 402 cars. Twelve-hour meter parking is also available to residents with a permit. Call 914-478-3400 for information on permit parking.
Taxis: Hastings Taxi: 914-478-1234
Knapp McCarthy Taxi: 914-332-8294
Hastings-on-Hudson is serviced by the Hastings Union Free School District.
Hillside Elementary School (K-grade 4) 914-478-6270
Farragut Middle School (grades 5-8) 914-478-6230
Hastings High School (grades 9-12) 914-478-6250
For a full school report on Hastings-on-Hudson schools, please visit New York State Education Department.
Walk, bike, rollerblade, or run the North-South County Trailway, a paved, multi-use trail spanning 36.2 miles through Westchester County, 22.1 miles comprise the North County Trailway, from Eastview in the Town of Greenburgh north to Putnam County. The remaining 14.1 miles, south to the New York City border make up the South County.
Fish, picnic and hike at Croton Gorge Park, a 97-acre property at the base of the Croton Dam with impressive views of the Dam and spillway. There is direct access to New York State’s Old Croton Aqueduct which runs from Croton-on-Hudson South through downtown Ossining and Dobbs Ferry on its way to Yonkers.
Check out Ever Rest, The Cropsey Homestead at 49 Washington Avenue and The Newington Cropsey Foundation’s Gallery of Art. Cropsey, one of the most accomplished painters of the Hudson River School, lived in Hastings in the latter part of his life.
Take a tour the Historic Hudson Valley properties of Sunnyside, the Washington Irving residence in Irvington, Philipsburg Manor, the pre-Revolutionary home and working farm in Sleepy Hollow, Kykuit, the Rockefeller family home in nearby Pocantico Hills and the Rockefeller-built Union Church in Pocantico renowned for its series of stained glass windows created by Marc Chagall as well as for its Henri Matisse Rose Window. Also nearby is the castle-like gothic revival mansion Lyndhurst, former home of the railroad magnate Jay Gould.
New York Waterways offers a seasonal scenic two hour river cruise departing from Tarrytown and proceeding northwards in full view of awe-inspiring Hudson Valley River scenery.
Be entertained at Tarrytown Music Hall, located on Main Street in Tarrytown. One of Westchester’s oldest surviving theaters, it was built in 1885, and it continues to be a venue for some of today’s most popular entertainers and productions.
Take advantage of the magnificent new Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library, located on a bluff overlooking the Palisades with the famous Jacque Lipchitz sculpture, “Between Heaven and Earth” on its lawn.
At Harvest-on-Hudson at 1 River Street, you will think you have entered a Tuscan villa with its large patio, giant stone fireplace and fabulous, fresh cuisine. To complete this perfect picture is the Hudson River, only steps away.
The new Forty North Caribbean Kitchen & Bar has a 100 seat dining room with an adjoining deck for beautiful waterfront dining, with an authentic menu that celebrates the beautiful, bountiful, Caribbean.
New in the village is Bread and Brine, with offerings of oysters, lobster rolls & other New England favorites in a casually chic setting with a raw bar.
A cozy, brick-and-stone saloon, Maud’s Tavern is a Hastings institution, with outdoor tables, great food and wonderful view of the Hudson.
Central Avenue, Westchester’s most diverse shopping street with outlets from just about every major retailer in the country, is just minutes from Hastings via Jackson Avenue.
The Westchester Mall is 20 minutes away in White Plains (Bloomingdales, Nordstrom’s, Neiman Marcus).
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