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 other local... 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 »
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 acres surrounding... Read more »

A Small House, an Important Meeting, a Huge Victory: The Story of the Odell House

At 425 Ridge Road in Hartsdale, stands a house which looks unimportant, but which is actually a very important house in the history of the United States. It is on the National... Read more »

A Love of History and Each Other

This past June, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner asked his two interns to take on a new project. The interns were charged with writing and designing a new blog called Slice of... Read more »

The Guardians of History: Greenburgh’s Historical Societies

We hope you have enjoyed our Slice of History series thus far as we take preserving the town’s history very seriously and have taken great care to present interesting and accurate information.... Read more »