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 […] 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 […] Read more »
Greenburgh 9/11 Remembrance Video Project

Greenburgh Launches 9/11 Remembrance Video Series

About eight years ago, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner had an idea. He wanted to preserve, on video, the memories of the veterans from the Town of Greenburgh who served […] Read more »

Two Explosions — Two Vastly Different Results 

The Tappan Zee Bridge demolition took place as planned.  I was personally struck with how the concussion of that blast shook the earth for miles around.  For me and for many […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] Read more »
George Balanchine (1904-1983)

The Intersection of Banking, Ballet and School: Greenburgh’s Warburg Estate

Today, Woodlands Middle/High School’s administration building is located on 475 West Hartsdale Avenue. However this building was once a mansion containing thirty- five rooms. From 1902-1938, this building and eighty […] Read more »