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Ossining is a vital community with a vast range in types of housing, from the very modest to the luxurious estates, and a diversified population enjoying a healthy racial and religious mix. The Village of Ossining is 3 square miles and approximately 24,010 reside in this historic village on the Hudson River.
Residents of Ossining can conveniently reach New York City via the Metro North Railroad or major highways. Westchester County also has an extensive bus system which enables commuters to use public transportation to go anywhere in the county.
Ossining has an extensive recreational program for all age groups, including a summer day camp for local children. Students and adults enjoy classes, trips, sports and other activities throughout the year. There are programs especially designed for senior citizens such as swimming, art and dance. There is a publicly owned boat and canoe club and boat launching ramp, and a few private marinas.
In addition to Ossining’s public schools, there are three parochial schools in the area that include kindergarten through eighth grade. The Ossining High School, which was in the list of the country’s top 250 best schools in the year 2000, offers students a variety of enrichment opportunities, including two high school programs which offer college level courses. One of these is a free program of advanced placement courses, the other offers college credit courses under the supervision of Syracuse University. There is a satellite campus of the Westchester Community College and in nearby Briarcliff Manor and Pleasantville there is Pace University.
Ossining is an active and caring community with services to fit most needs. The fire department and the ambulance corps, which includes an Advance Life Support Program, are made up of highly trained volunteers who take their jobs very seriously. There are services for seniors ranging from a nutritional program to club activities and trips, while the Ossining library is an extremely fine one with a busy schedule including children’s programs, adult classes and workshops, art shows, special exhibits, career information services and concerts. The Ossining Open Door Health Center has a sliding fee structure based on patient income. The Community Action Program (CAP) actively supports the interests of minorities and the poor, and the Interfaith Council for Action (IFCA) is involved in the rehabilitation of housing. The Ossining Historical Society Museum contains a wealth of information about the community and is staffed with knowledgeable and helpful volunteers. In addition, there are many other numerous volunteer organizations that serve the community.
There are numerous houses of worship in the Ossining area including:
The Village boasts shopping centers; mini-malls, individual stores, and a historic crescent shaped downtown shopping area, which includes a variety of restaurants. The Arcadian Shopping Center contains banks, restaurants, a pharmacy, a supermarket, which caters to a variety of food needs, and stores for home decorating, gifts, toys and many other items. Additionally, the shopping center recently became home to a satellite campus of the Westchester Community College.
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