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Pierson’s Greenhouse 1880s

Today it is the Chase bank on the corner of Broadway and McKeel, but once upon a time this building was an elaborate and beautiful Greenhouse belonging to a very prominent Tarrytown resident, Frank R. Pierson. Pierson was born in 1855 and rose to become a florist and businessman becoming one of the largest importers... Continue Reading →

The Gravestone of Mother Hulda

August 15th, 2019 a remarkable thing happened in the Burying ground of The Old Dutch Church. A woman named Hulda who once known as "The Witch of Sleepy Hollow" was finally given a headstone after 200 years of being hidden away within its gates. Hulda came to Sleepy Hollow in the 1770's and lived in... Continue Reading →

Tarrytown’s First Murder, 1779

It is said the first murder in Tarrytown happened when Nathaniel Underhill killed American patriot Isaac Martling, who happened to be the older brother of Abraham "Brom" Martling. Brom was said to have been the inspiration for the character "Brom Bones" in Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". Both brothers were soldiers in the... Continue Reading →

Ronnie Levine

Artist and author Ronnie Levine has been painting Tarrytown and the surrounding Westchester area since 1997. Her work often captures the idyllic serenity and day-to-day scenes of Main Street. Along with her artwork, she has beautifully updated the 30 foot wide mural inside Main Street Sweets Ice Cream Shop located at 35 Main Street. Her... Continue Reading →

Abel T. Stewart, 1863

Shortly after The Battle of Gettysburg in July of 1863, the Civil War Draft riots broke out in New York City. Angry working class citizens responded to the draft with extreme violence and murderous rage. As the mob burned through the city, some took it upon themselves to push further north to Tarrytown to destroy... Continue Reading →

John (Jack) Horan

The former home of John (Jack) Horan located at 142 Beekman Avenue today. Horan was the first Tarrytown resident (and some say the first New Yorker) to die in World War Two. Horan died at Pearl Harbor at the age of only 23 on December 6th, 1941. As the Japanese attacked, Horan and others thought... Continue Reading →

Amanda Foster

The corner of Wildey Street and Mechanics Avenue is home to the Foster Memorial AME Zion Church, thought to be one of the oldest African American churches in all of New York. Opened in 1864, it was an important stop on the Underground Railroad, and is still a thriving church today. It is named after... Continue Reading →

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