From Insurance to Symphonies: The Home of Charles Ives

A house on 460 Ridge Road Hartsdale, was once the residence of American Classical Music Composer Charles Edward Ives. Ives lived at this residence from April 1912-June 1914 while he was working... Read more »

Oh, The Places Your Mail has Gone: A History of The Hartsdale Post Office

Neither, rain and sleet nor snow used to get in the way of delivering the mail to the residents of Hartsdale (that was years ago when the Postal Service was more reliable),... Read more »

Greenburgh Under the Hollywood Lights: The TV Shows and Movies Filmed in Greenburgh – Part I

Correction: OOPS, we made a mistake about what was filmed at Lyndhurst. Please see the revised article below. Thank you www.lyndhurst.org for pointing out our error! Lights, Camera, Action, the Town of... Read more »

The Power of Wealth and Humility:  A Reflection on Two Highly Influential African Americans

In honor of Black History Month, we, the Assistant Town Historians, wanted to do a piece highlighting the contributions of African Americans. Power has been defined in many ways.  At times power... Read more »

“The Disappearing Railroad Blues” Greenburgh Style: The Fate of the Putnam Railroad Line and the Old Putnam Trail

“All the towns and people seem to fade into a bad dream and the steel rails still ain’t heard the news. The conductor sings his song again, the passengers will please refrain.... Read more »

A Beautiful View for the Perfect Event:  The Belvedere Estate

On 25 acres of land in Tarrytown, stands a grand estate which has recently gotten a new purpose in its life. This magnificent Great Depression Era estate, located on 723 South Broadway,... Read more »

Greenburgh’s Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth: A History of The Freemasons in Greenburgh

The motto of the Freemasons is “BROTHERLY LOVE, RELIEF AND TRUTH” accordingly; the Masons have always been committed to both intellectual discovery and public service. The Freemasons have had a distinguished history... Read more »

An Unspoken Promise of Redemption: How Hartsdale Got its Name

My name is, followed by your name, is a sentence that every person learns in childhood and eventually most people learn to take great pride in their name and what it means.... Read more »

Lost History: The Tragedy of Malkasten 

Greenburgh has had many grand estates. Some like the Warburg Estate in Hartsdale, built in 1902, have stood the test of time and are still standing. Other’s like the artist Albert Bierstadt’s... Read more »

Greenburgh and the Arts

Greenburgh has a rich artistic culture and history. Below are the stories of a few notable artists who either currently live in Greenburgh, lived here in the past, or were born here.... Read more »