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Town of Cortlandt
Westchester County, NY

 Restaurants - American Traditionalrestaurant eating eat out food child friendly casual dining dinner take meal hudson river valley

 10520, Diner, Open late, Croton on Hudson, NY, Northern Westchester County, Bakery, Restaurant Review, The word is, staple for locals, lots of good food Croton Colonial Diner

914-271-8868 
Croton Colonial Diner is located at 221 South Riverside Ave, Croton on Hudson, NY 10520 in Northern Westchester County.

About Croton Colonial Diner: "Pete is celebrating his 44th year at the Croton Colonial Diner. Serving Breakfast and lunch specials, sandwiches and carving board, panini wraps and burgers, salads, soups, appetizers and entrees. Bring the whole family."

Restaurant Review
Bakery on premises
Breakfast all day
Family Restaurant
Full Bar
Open late (1:00 am weekdays - 2:00 am weekends)
Real maple syrup available. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner

The word is This diner is a staple for locals, offering "lots of good food" at very reasonable prices. The diner has it own bakery and "the pies and cakes are delicious".


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 Restaurants - Café, Coffee Shops & Teacoffeeshops, coffee shop, tearoom, tearooms, tea, sandwich, dessert, high tea, afternoon tea, tea sandwiches

 10520, Coffee, cafe, coffee, baked goods, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, The word is, great neighborhood coffee house Black Cow Coffee Company - Croton-on-Hudson

914-271-7544 
The Black Cow Coffee Roasters, a cafe serving coffee and baked goods, is located at 51 Maple Street, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 in Westchester County.

Restaurant Review
Locations (Croton-on-Hudson and Pleasantville
Outdoor seating in front of café
Serving breakfast, lunch, and in early evening

The word is Get a "cup of coffee" and read the paper while relaxing at this "great neighborhood coffee house" frequented by locals.


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 10520, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, donuts, coffee, bagels, breakfast sandwiches, baked good, menus and nutritional information Dunkin' Donuts - Croton-on-Hudson

914-271-2309 
Dunkin' Donuts, a coffee shop, located at 22 Maple Street, Croton-on-Hudson NY 10520 in Westchester County, sells donuts, coffee beverages, bagels, breakfast sandwiches and other baked goods.

Press blue button for Nutrition Catalog on the Dunkin Donuts' website.

The word is The coffee is good, but before eating anything from a Dunkin' Donuts Store, you may want to check the Nutrition Catalog page on their website. Select a product (donut, muffin, etc.) and click to see the ingredients, including preservatives. Many cakes, cookies, and even sandwiches have a high calorie content, high saturated fat content, artificial flavors, and preservatives.


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 10520, Grill, breakfast, lunch, dinner, Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester NY,  Restaurant Review, Organic options, Serving breakfast and lunch, The word is, breakfast sandwich, organic free trade certified coffee, organic choices Grouchy Gabe's Grill

914-271-9690 
Grouchy Gabe's Grill, offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner items, is located at 8 Old Post Road South in Croton-on-Hudson 10520 in Westchester County.

From Grouchy Gabe: ""Grouchy Gabe's Grill is located in the charming village of Croton on Hudson, NY. When you walk in the door you will find a few simple booths for dining, the works of our latest local artist on the walls and delicious food from the Argentinean born, Uruguayan raised Frenchman Monsieur Boivin (aka Grouchy Gabe). Delicious paninis, delectable sandwich combos and interesting wraps round out a menu of classic fare--cheeseburgers char grilled to perfection, fresh roast beef and turkey, Philly cheesesteaks and chicken parm are just a few of the favorites. Join the crowd for a tempting breakfast sandwich or sweet and crumbly blueberry scone with organic free trade certified coffee and your day will start out anything but grouchy."

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Art exhibits (Artists waiting to be discovered)
Organic options
Serving breakfast and lunch

The word is Join the crowd for a tempting breakfast sandwich or sweet and crumbly blueberry scone with organic free trade certifi coffee. After the pending renovation in 2014, Grouchy Gabe's will offering some organic choices.


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 10520, Chinese food, Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester NY Hunan Wok "Chinese take-out"

914-271-1371 
Hunan Wok, serving Chinese food, is located at 125 Grand Street in Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester NY 10520.

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 10520, Chinese food take-out, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, Westchester County New China "Chinese take-out"

914-271-8300 
New China, a Chinese food take-out, is located at 12 Maple Street in Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 in Westchester County.

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 10520, Grill, breakfast, lunch, dinner, Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester NY,  Restaurant Review, Organic options, Serving breakfast and lunch, The word is, breakfast sandwich, organic free trade certified coffee, organic choices Grouchy Gabe's Grill

914-271-9690 
Grouchy Gabe's Grill, offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner items, is located at 8 Old Post Road South in Croton-on-Hudson 10520 in Westchester County.

From Grouchy Gabe: ""Grouchy Gabe's Grill is located in the charming village of Croton on Hudson, NY. When you walk in the door you will find a few simple booths for dining, the works of our latest local artist on the walls and delicious food from the Argentinean born, Uruguayan raised Frenchman Monsieur Boivin (aka Grouchy Gabe). Delicious paninis, delectable sandwich combos and interesting wraps round out a menu of classic fare--cheeseburgers char grilled to perfection, fresh roast beef and turkey, Philly cheesesteaks and chicken parm are just a few of the favorites. Join the crowd for a tempting breakfast sandwich or sweet and crumbly blueberry scone with organic free trade certified coffee and your day will start out anything but grouchy."

Restaurant Review
Art exhibits (Artists waiting to be discovered)
Organic options
Serving breakfast and lunch

The word is Join the crowd for a tempting breakfast sandwich or sweet and crumbly blueberry scone with organic free trade certifi coffee. After the pending renovation in 2014, Grouchy Gabe's will offering some organic choices.


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 10520, Diner, Open late, Croton on Hudson, NY, Northern Westchester County, Bakery, Restaurant Review, The word is, staple for locals, lots of good food Croton Colonial Diner

914-271-8868 
Croton Colonial Diner is located at 221 South Riverside Ave, Croton on Hudson, NY 10520 in Northern Westchester County.

About Croton Colonial Diner: "Pete is celebrating his 44th year at the Croton Colonial Diner. Serving Breakfast and lunch specials, sandwiches and carving board, panini wraps and burgers, salads, soups, appetizers and entrees. Bring the whole family."

Restaurant Review
Bakery on premises
Breakfast all day
Family Restaurant
Full Bar
Open late (1:00 am weekdays - 2:00 am weekends)
Real maple syrup available. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner

The word is This diner is a staple for locals, offering "lots of good food" at very reasonable prices. The diner has it own bakery and "the pies and cakes are delicious".


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 10520, Mini Deli, Route 129, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, Northern Westchester County Croton Mini Deli

914-271-6970 
Croton Mini Deli is located at 10 Maple Street on Route 129, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 in Northern Westchester County.

From Croton Mini Deli: "For over 20 years, the Croton Mini Deli and its owner Don Kenneally Sr, have been serving their community high quality foods at outstanding pricing. Now with the help of his son, Don Kenneally Jr, and their staff, the Croton Mini Deli looks to continue to serve Croton and its surrounding areas for the next 20 years. From their famous breakfast sandwiches to their delicious catering menu the Croton Mini Deli can do it all. Come down and give them a try as they are sure not disappoint."


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 Restaurants - Ice Cream & Gelatodesserts, ice cream cones, italian ices, gelato

 10520, Ice Cream, Croton-On-Hudson, NY, Carvel ingredients are kosher Carvel Ice Cream - Croton-on-Hudson

914-271-8888 
Carvel Ice Cream is located at 24 Old Albany Post Road, Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520 in Westchester County.

From the owner: Carvel® provides an affordable ice cream experience and family fun for everyone by offering a variety of fresh made cakes, novelties and fountain ice cream products. This all-American favorite is the nation's first retail ice cream franchise, and has become one of the best-loved and most recognized names in its industry.

The word is Carvel is the nation's first retail ice cream franchise, serving ice cream for over 70 years. All Carvel ingredients are kosher.


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 10520, Northern Italian cuisine, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, River Towns of Westchester County, The word is, Recently opened Fino

914-271-2600 
Fino, serving Northern Italian cuisine, is located at 1 Baltic Place, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 in one of the River Towns of Westchester County.

From Fino: "After 25 years in Midtown Manhattan, Paul Vuli has brought Fino to Westchester."

Vuli one of the most respected restaurateurs in the Albanian community, found his passion in the Italian kitchen early in his life . . . For Vuli, quality service was like second nature, in which he credits his culture, providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere to all of his guests. Paul was able to successfully stray away from the “Americanized” Italian cuisine and go back to his roots with his dedication to the freshness of food especially pasta.

Specializing in Northern Italian Cuisine Vuli stands for nothing less than great wine, food and service. With his influence on over 100 existing restaurants, Vuli has been featured in the New York Times, New York Magazine, Crain’s New York Business, The Wall Street Journal, Gourmet Magazine, The Daily News, and Newsday; all to rave reviews. His passion of providing great food and impeccable service, has led Paul to pour his heart into a project a little closer to home. The revival of Fino (which means ‘fine’ in Italian) located in Croton-on-Hudson is sure to be another success story on Vuli’s resume.

The word is Recently opened. If you go, let us know what you think at gail@westchestertowns.com.


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 10520, Japanese cuisine, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, northern Westchester County, menus, Restaurant Review, Japanese Sushi, Hibachi, or Thai Cuisine Samurai "Hibachi & Sushi"

914-271-8988 
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Samurai, serving Japanese cuisine is located at 352 South Riverside Ave, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 in Northern Westchester County.

Press blue button for menus and more about Samurai.

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Hibachi
Serving lunch and dinner

The word is Samurai offers a menu of sushi, Hibachi, or Thai Cuisine.


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 10520, Mexican food, Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester NY Mex-To-Go "Mexican take-out"

914-271-8646 
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Mex-to-go, serving Mexican food, is located at 345 South Riverside Ave in Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester NY 10520.

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 10520, Mexican cuisine,Croton-on-Hudson NY, Hudson River Towns, Hudson River Towns of Westchester County Tenampa Restaurant

914-271-2920 
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Tenampa Restaurant, serving Mexican cuisine, is located at 2011 Albany Post Road Croton-on-Hudson NY 10520, in one of the Hudson River Towns of Westchester County. Press blue button for menus and more about Tenampa Restaurant.

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 10520, Pizza & Pasta, Croton On Hudson, NY, The word is, pizza joint, pizza is great, Italian dishes Capriccio II

914-827-9123 
Capriccio II, serving Pizza & Pasta, is located at 46 Maple Street, Croton On Hudson, NY 10520 in Westchester County.

The word is Waitress service at this "more than a pizza joint" where the pizza is great and the Italian dishes are really good. Don't miss the fabulous "eggplant parm".


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 10520, Italian Grille, Pizza, Italian dishes, Live Music, Outdoor dining, neighborhood Pizzeria, Restaurant Review, Brick Oven Pizza, Family Style Dining, Vegetarian options, Live Music, The word is, Great local Italian, Calamari Marinara Gaetano's Italian Grille

914-271-3133 
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Gaetano's Italian Grille, serving Pizza and Italian dishes, is located at 2025 Albany Post Road, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 in Westchester County.

From Gaetano's Italian Grille: ""Much more than your neighborhood Pizzeria."

Restaurant Review
Brick Oven Pizza
Family Style Dining
Live Music
Lunch Specials (11am to 3pm)
Outdoor dining on patio
Serving lunch and dinner
Vegetarian options

The word is Great local Italian serving delicious pizza and good Italian pastas and the best Calamari Marinara.


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  Old Fashion Pizza

914-737-4100 

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 10520, Traditional American, Pub food, Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester NY Justin Thyme Cafe

914-271-0022 
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Justin Thyme Cafe, serving Traditional American and Pub food, is located at 171 Grand Street in Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester NY 10520.

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 10520, Tavern, Hudson River Town, craft beer selection, weekend brunch, breakfast menu, photos, menus, Restaurant Review, Kid friendly, Outdoor dining, Saturday/Sunday Brunch, lunch and dinner, beer, pub atmosphere Tavern at Croton Landing

914-271-8020 
The Tavern at Croton Landing is located at 41 North Riverside Ave (across from the bridge that leads to Senasqua Park), Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 in a Hudson River Town of Westchester County.

From the owner: Join The Tavern’s growing family of loyal customers enjoying hand-selected wines, specialty craft beer selection, our weekend brunch with unique breakfast pizzas and creative breakfast menu custom built by Chef Ralph, show-stopping blackboard specials and active calendar of events.

Press blue button for photos, menus, and calendar of events at Tavern at Croton Landing.

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2 TV's inside
Kid friendly
Noise level = Average
Outdoor dining
Saturday/Sunday Brunch
Serving lunch and dinner

The word is Go for the beer, wings, Mac n cheese, and pub atmosphere.


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 10520, Japanese cuisine, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, northern Westchester County, menus, Restaurant Review, Japanese Sushi, Hibachi, or Thai Cuisine Samurai "Hibachi & Sushi"

914-271-8988 
    Click to read review
Samurai, serving Japanese cuisine is located at 352 South Riverside Ave, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 in Northern Westchester County.

Press blue button for menus and more about Samurai.

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Hibachi
Serving lunch and dinner

The word is Samurai offers a menu of sushi, Hibachi, or Thai Cuisine.


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 10520, Diner, Open late, Croton on Hudson, NY, Northern Westchester County, Bakery, Restaurant Review, The word is, staple for locals, lots of good food Croton Colonial Diner

914-271-8868 
Croton Colonial Diner is located at 221 South Riverside Ave, Croton on Hudson, NY 10520 in Northern Westchester County.

About Croton Colonial Diner: "Pete is celebrating his 44th year at the Croton Colonial Diner. Serving Breakfast and lunch specials, sandwiches and carving board, panini wraps and burgers, salads, soups, appetizers and entrees. Bring the whole family."

Restaurant Review
Bakery on premises
Breakfast all day
Family Restaurant
Full Bar
Open late (1:00 am weekdays - 2:00 am weekends)
Real maple syrup available. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner

The word is This diner is a staple for locals, offering "lots of good food" at very reasonable prices. The diner has it own bakery and "the pies and cakes are delicious".


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 10520, Italian Grille, Pizza, Italian dishes, Live Music, Outdoor dining, neighborhood Pizzeria, Restaurant Review, Brick Oven Pizza, Family Style Dining, Vegetarian options, Live Music, The word is, Great local Italian, Calamari Marinara Gaetano's Italian Grille

914-271-3133 
    Click to read review
Gaetano's Italian Grille, serving Pizza and Italian dishes, is located at 2025 Albany Post Road, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 in Westchester County.

From Gaetano's Italian Grille: ""Much more than your neighborhood Pizzeria."

Restaurant Review
Brick Oven Pizza
Family Style Dining
Live Music
Lunch Specials (11am to 3pm)
Outdoor dining on patio
Serving lunch and dinner
Vegetarian options

The word is Great local Italian serving delicious pizza and good Italian pastas and the best Calamari Marinara.


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The restaurants in Croton-on-Hudson serve the following cuisines:

    Restaurants - American Traditional
    Restaurants - Café, Coffee Shops & Tea
    Restaurants - Chinese Food
    Restaurants - Deli & Bagel Shops
    Restaurants - Diners and Sandwich Shops
    Restaurants - Ice Cream & Gelato
    Restaurants - Italian Cuisine
    Restaurants - Japanese & Sushi
    Restaurants - Mexican Food
    Restaurants - Pizza
    Restaurants - Pubs | Sports Bar | Burgers
    Restaurants - Sushi
    Restaurants - Vegetarian | Vegetarian Options

Restaurants - American Traditional Cuisine
What is Traditional American food? It's difficult to classify Traditional American food. We all associate Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, French Fries, and of course Apple Pie with American food - and how about Turkey and sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving.

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Restaurants - Chinese Food Cuisine
The Chinese believe that the preparation of food is an art. The art of cooking Chinese food can include dishes and food preparation techniques which are difficult to develop and may require the expertise of a chef with lots of experience.

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Restaurants - Italian Cuisine Cuisine
Eating Italian food can offer a satisfying and healthy meal. Italian food is varied, abundant in selection, and unique to many of the 20 regions of Italy. Select a fine Italian restaurant from our list of Italian restaurants in Westchester.

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Restaurants - Japanese & Sushi Cuisine
Are you looking for a good Japanese restaurant in Westchester County? Find excellent Japanese food at restaurants in Westchester, New York when you select from The Westchester Restaurant Guide's list of restaurants.

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Restaurants - Mexican Food Cuisine
Mexican food varies by region. Recipes and ingredients from many countries such as Africa, South America, and France influenced Mexican food. Select from a list of many fine Mexican restaurants in Westchester County and the Hudson River Valley.

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Restaurants - Pizza Cuisine
Almost all Americans can relate to the mouth-watering experience of biting into a crusty and piping-hot pizza dripping with melted mozzarella and juicy tomato sauce Select your favorite Pizza restaurant from our list of Pizzarias.

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Restaurants - Sushi Cuisine
Are you looking for places to eat sushi? Find the best sushi restaurants in Westchester County when you select a restaurant from the Westchester Restaurant Guide's list of places to sushi and sashimi.

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Village of Croton-on-Hudson
Westchester County
Hudson Valley

Croton-on-Hudson is one of two incorporated villages in the Town of Cortlandt. The Town of Cortlandt is located in the northwestern corner of Westchester County, New York. Cortlandt includes the villages of Croton-on-Hudson and Buchanan, the CDPs of Crugers and Verplanck and the hamlets (communities) of Montrose and Cortlandt Manor. It also includes Lake Peekskill and a section of Mohegan Lake. The rural character of the town is defined by the Hudson River, New York City Watershed Lands, numerous wooded hills and steep slopes, wetland areas and beautiful streams.

The Village of Croton-on-Hudson located in the northern part of Westchester County runs along eight miles of Hudson River shoreline. Situated at the confluence of the Croton and Hudson Rivers, the topography of the Village affords dramatic views of Haverstraw Bay and the Croton River Gorge. Beautiful vistas, riverfront parks and extensive wooded areas characterize this picturesque and historic Village.

History of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson
Croton-on-Hudson was formally incorporated as a village in the Town of Cortlandt in 1898. Croton-on-Hudson’s colonial-era history dates back to the 17th century and archaeological evidence indicates that it was populated by Native American Indians as early as 4950 BC. The Kitchawanc tribe, part of the Wappinger Confederacy of the Algonquin Nation, was native to the area. The Kitchawanc called the marsh separating Croton Point from Croton Neck "Senasqua," a name later used for the park further north. Croton itself is believed to be named for the Indian chief of the Kitchawanc tribe, Kenoten, which means "wild wind." A plaque on a rock at Croton Point Park marks the spot where a peace treaty was signed in 1645 between the Dutch and the Kitchawanc.

More Dutch arrived in the following decades, at first to trade and then, by the 1660s, to settle the area. In 1677, Stephanus Van Cortlandt, who later became the first native-born mayor of New York City, began acquiring land to create a manor and in 1697, a Royal Patent was issued designating the estate as the Manor of Cortlandt. The Village of Croton-on-Hudson thus evolved as an enclave of the Van Cortlandt Manor. Originally known as Croton Landing, its early Dutch residents were involved with agriculture and trade.

By the 19th century, farming, shipping, ship-building and flour and brick manufacturing had become the predominant industries, along with work on the railroad and construction of the Croton and New Croton Dams and the New Croton Aqueduct. These major public works projects in the 19th century, the railroad, the dams and the aqueduct, played a pivotal role in shaping Croton-on-Hudson’s demographic development and cemented its importance in the region. The construction of these projects brought an influx of German, Irish and Italian immigrants, who came to work and then settled with their families in the area. The influx of immigrants significantly increased the population of the Village and the surrounding areas so that by the time of its incorporation in 1898, the Village’s population had grown to 1,000 and to over 1,700 in the early 1900s.

The advent of the railroad had a large impact on the growth of Croton-on-Hudson and served as an economic engine for Northern Westchester. Construction of a rail line to Poughkeepsie via Croton-on-Hudson began in 1846, when Poughkeepsie merchants advocated for an improved link to their city from New York City. In 1903, electric trains began operating out of the old Grand Central Terminal and construction began on a steam terminal at Croton Point where trains would switch over from electric to steam power to continue north past Croton-on-Hudson.

Most of the land acquired for the engine terminal was purchased from Clifford Harmon, a real estate developer, who took title to the Van Cortlandt family farm when electrification plans were announced in 1903. He stipulated in the deed to the property to NY Central Railroad that the station on Croton Point must always bear his name, hence the Croton-Harmon Station. The terminal for steam locomotives was completed in 1913, heralding a new era for Croton-on-Hudson as a railroad town. Since the New York Central rail line stopped in Harmon to change engines, it became a destination point for metropolitan area travelers. A shopping district developed around the railroad, creating a railroad village that became a focal point and source of employment in Northern Westchester.

Construction began on the Croton Dam in 1837 after several water crises in New York City made clear the need for a steady supply of potable water. The project provided many jobs for Irish immigrants who had emigrated to escape the potato famines and it is estimated that at one point 10,000 laborers were working on the project. The New Croton Aqueduct was completed in 1890 and the New Croton Dam, designed to meet the ever-increasing demands for fresh water from New York City, was completed in 1907 after 15 years of Construction.

In 1932, two separate communities, Mount Airy and Harmon, were incorporated into the Village. Each area had a distinct identity that contributed to the cultural richness of the Croton-on-Hudson community. Mount Airy had remained a Quaker enclave into the 1800s but evolved in the early 1900s into a summer colony that attracted many Greenwich Village artists and writers. Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay and actress Gloria Swanson both resided in Croton-on-Hudson, and Elizabeth Duncan, sister of Isadora Duncan, founded a dance school there. Many noted members of the American Communist party lived and organized there as well. The area continued to attract writers and artists through the mid-1900s.

Harmon was founded in 1903 by Clifford Harmon with the goal of developing a rural enclave for artists, writers and musicians. The developer constructed a playhouse on Truesdale Drive, where ballets and concerts were performed, and also the Nikko Inn, which became a fashionable place for stage and government notables. Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks both lived in Harmon as did writers, journalists, teachers and college professors. By the 1920s, as the railroad expanded its services, Harmon had become a residential neighborhood for railroad workers and commuters to New York City.

About Croton-on-Hudson
Find outdoor activities, attractions, things to do and places to go, in or near Croton-on-Hudson. Visit parks in Croton-on-Hudson. Many golfers find golfing in Westchester's premier golf courses to be amongst the best in the country. Play golf at a golf course in Westchester. Hudson National Golf Club opened in June of 1996 and quickly forged a national reputation around its traditional design, supreme conditioning, and spectacular Hudson River views.

Visit the antique shops in Croton-on-Hudson. Also shop for antiques in Buchanan, or other towns in the north western part of Westchester County. Select from a wide range of outdoor activities in Croton, one of the River Towns of Westchester County. Go fishing in Croton-on-Hudson, or enjoy a day of biking in Croton. Children love picnics, take the kids on a picnic at a Croton-on-Hudson park. Bring the whole family to this park and explore the wine cellars or take the children on a nature walk at Croton Point Park, a 508 acre park situated on a peninsula on the east shore of the Hudson River. This park offers year-round events and activities, including camping, hiking, and swimming. Croton Point Park is also the home of wine cellars, thought to be the oldest in New York State.

If you live in Manhattan or are planning a visit to New York City, plan a day-trip to the Hudson River Valley. Take the train from Grand Central to Croton-on-Hudson. Go to Grand Central Station and take the MTA Metro-North Railroad to the Croton-on-Hudson Station located at 4 Veterans Plaza (cross street is Croton Point Ave.) Croton-on-Hudson, NY, 10520-3054. The Croton-on-Hudson Station is only 33.2 miles from Grand Central Terminal.

Source: Town of Cortlandt

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