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 10533, French Bistro, Irvington-on-Hudson NY, Restaurant Review, Live Music, Organic, line caught, sustainable raised, Waterfront dining, The word is,  Beautiful restaurant, waterfront views, food is excellent Red Hat on River

914-591-5888 
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Red Hat on River, billed as a French Bistro, is located at One Bridge Street, Irvington-on-Hudson, NY 10533 in one of the Westchester County River Towns.

From Red Hat on River: "In 2007 we were fortunate to have the opportunity to move to our spectacular waterfront home on Bridge Street. Our business has evolved and grown over the years, but our philosophy has remained the same: strive for excellence in food and service, use only the finest quality ingredients in our preparations, and create an atmosphere that sets us pleasantly apart from the rest. Our goal is to have our guests feel welcomed, well fed and well taken care of when they visit Red Hat. We believe dining out should be a respite from the daily routine and hope to provide that experience."

Restaurant Review
Live Music
Local, grass-fed, organic options including line caught, sustainable raised options
Parking = Convenient and easy
Vegetarian options
Waterfront Dining on the bank of the Hudson River

The word is Beautiful restaurant with amazing waterfront views. On a good weather day, dine outside or have drinks on the rooftop lounge or patio and take in the magnificent views of the Hudson River. Lunch or dinner, the staff is professional, the food is excellent, offering several organic options.


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 10533, Café, Irvington NY, River Towns of Westchester, best coffees from around the world, Restaurant Review, Live Music, Local, Natural food, Serving breakfast, lunch, WiFi = Free, The word is, delicious take home foods Black Cat Cafe

914-231-9060 
The Black Cat Cafe is located at 45 Main Street, Irvington NY 10533, in one of the River Towns of Westchester.

From Black Cat: "Black Cat Cafe's menu is designed with an emphasis on proprietary cuisine using the freshest ingredients possible. We serve both breakfast and lunch daily in a warm, inviting atmosphere along with an extensive beverage menu including specialty coffees and teas along with whole vegetable and fruit juice mixes, smoothies, seasonal favorites including our extensive hot chocolate menu and house-brewed iced teas and mulled ciders. Our signature desserts by local and regional pastry chefs and bakeries are guaranteed to add scrumptious essence to your everyday and we offer the best coffees from around the world, and served at its freshest."

Restaurant Review
Cash only
Live Music
Local ingredients
Natural food | Healthy food options
Serving breakfast, lunch, and take-home specialties
WiFi = Free

The word is Enjoy fine coffees & teas, sandwiches, garden-fresh soups and salads daily, fresh baked croissants, and many delicious take home foods; at this cute, warm, and friendly café.


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 10520, Chinese food take-out, Irvington NY, Westchester County New China "Chinese take-out"

914-591-5050 
New China, a Chinese food take-out, is located at 4 South Broadway, Irvington-on-Hudson, NY 10520 in Westchester County.

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 10533, Greek American cuisine, Irvington, NY, River Towns of Westchester County, traditional Greek tavern, Westchester dining scene, Restaurant Review, Outdoor dining on patio, Saturday & Sunday Brunch, The word is,  Things to Do in Irvington MP Taverna

914-231-7854 
MP Taverna, serving modern Greek American cuisine, is located at One Bridge Street, Irvington-on-Hudson, NY 10533 in one of the River Towns of Westchester County.

From Chef Michael Psilakis: "CMP Taverna, Chef Michael Psilakis’s modern interpretation of a traditional Greek tavern, is an exciting addition to the Westchester dining scene. Open for lunch, dinner and weekday brunch, MP Taverna’s accessible, Greek-inspired menu brings Psilakis’ Greek fare into the American culinary lexicon and is another step towards the chef’s goal of putting Greek cuisine on the culinary main stage. The menu offers mezes (appetizers) and salads like Crispy Cod with garlic, potato puree and tomato sauce; Octopus with a Mediterranean chickpea salad; Tomato Salad, string beans, grilled onions and Bulghar Salad with dates, almonds, pomegranate, olives and pistachios. . . Simply grilled options have a place on the menu as well and include Chicken, Salmon, Swordfish and a Fish of the Day."

Restaurant Review
Full Bar
Happy Hour
Noise level = Good for conversation
Outdoor dining on patio
Parking = Convenient and easy
Saturday and Sunday Brunch

The word is Rave reviews for MP Taverna, offering excellent food, served by a friendly staff, in an attractive setting.

Things to Do in Irvington
Before or after dining, walk over to the scenic Park in Irvington
and relax at the shores of the Hudson River. Looking out at the Hudson River, there is a lovely view of the Tapenzee Bridge to the right, and Manhattan skyline to the left.


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 10533 Chutney Masala "Indian"

914-591-5500 
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 10533, Restaurant, Italian cuisine, Irvington NY, Westchester County, Hudson River Valley, family run Italian restaurant, reasonably priced, home style Italian food Buon Gusto

914-478-0611 
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Buon Gusto Restaurant, serving Italian cuisine, is located at 50 South Buckhout Street, Irvington, NY 10533, Westchester County in the Hudson River Valley.

Restaurant Review
BYOB with no corcage fee
Full Bar
Noise level = Average

The word is This cozy, very small family run neighborhood Italian, offers reasonably priced dishes of excellent home style cooked Italian food. Buon Gusto has a loyal following of very happy patrons; although Buon Gusto has their own full bar, but you can BYOB with NO corkage fee.


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 10533, Traditional Japanese cuisine, Sushi, Irvington-on-Hudson, NY, River Towns of Westchester County, Restaurant Review, Coupons, Serving lunch and dinner, The word is, dine at Haru Hana Haru Hana "Japanese & Sushi"

914-479-1688 
Haru Hana, serving Traditional Japanese cuisine and Sushi, is located at 35 Main Street, Irvington-on-Hudson, NY 10533 in one of the River Towns of Westchester County.

Restaurant Review
Beer & Wine
Coupons available on website
Serving lunch and dinner

The word is Excellent food at this attractive and comfortable local Japanese restaurant in Irvington serving very fresh sushi that is fresh and delicious.


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 10533, Ristorante Italiano, traditional Italian cuisine, Irvington-on-Hudson, NY, eatery in Irvington-on-Hudson, Restaurant Review, Outdoor dining on patio, Pizza, Serving lunch and dinner, The word is, neighborhood Italian Il Sorriso Ristorante Italiano

914-591-2525 
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Il Sorriso Ristorante Italiano, serving traditional Italian cuisine, is located at 5 North Buckhout Street, Irvington-on-Hudson, NY 10533 in a Westchester County River Town.

From Il Sorriso: "A well-established eatery in Irvington-on-Hudson, Il Sorriso has kept true to its reputation as a first-class dining experience while transforming its interiors to create an even more warm and welcoming environment. Its colors are reflective of antiquated Italian villages that dot the fertile landscape of Tuscany, and its impeccably trained waitstaff is there to anticipate your every need. Il Sorriso is fortunate to make its home in the historic town of Irvington with its other fine restaurants, beautiful Hudson views, and quaint shops. For diners looking for a destination, Il Sorriso welcomes you."

Restaurant Review
Bar and Lounge area
Noise level = quiet to loud when full
Outdoor dining on patio
Pizza (Handmade in wood-fired Italian brick oven.) Serving lunch and dinner
Wine Cellar

The word is This "favorite neighborhood Italian" serving "delicious brick oven pizza" and "great pasta dishes" by an "attentive waitstaff", offers tables with a view of the Hudson River and an attractive dining room for cooler nights.


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 10533, Pizza & Restaurant , Irvington-on-Hudson, NY Mike's Main Street Pizza & Restaurant

914-231-9161 
Mike's Main Street Pizza & Restaurant is located at 48 Main Street, Irvington-on-Hudson, NY 10533.

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 10533, Pizzeria, Pizza, Italian food, Irvington, Westchester NY Nick's Pizzeria Restaurant

914-479-5959 
Nicks Pizzeria, serving Pizza and Italian food, is located at 106 Main Street in Irvington-on-Hudson, NY 10533 in one of Westchester's River Towns.

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

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 10533, Traditional Japanese cuisine, Sushi, Irvington-on-Hudson, NY, River Towns of Westchester County, Restaurant Review, Coupons, Serving lunch and dinner, The word is, dine at Haru Hana Haru Hana "Japanese & Sushi"

914-479-1688 
Haru Hana, serving Traditional Japanese cuisine and Sushi, is located at 35 Main Street, Irvington-on-Hudson, NY 10533 in one of the River Towns of Westchester County.

Restaurant Review
Beer & Wine
Coupons available on website
Serving lunch and dinner

The word is Excellent food at this attractive and comfortable local Japanese restaurant in Irvington serving very fresh sushi that is fresh and delicious.


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 10533, French Bistro, Irvington-on-Hudson NY, Restaurant Review, Live Music, Organic, line caught, sustainable raised, Waterfront dining, The word is,  Beautiful restaurant, waterfront views, food is excellent Red Hat on River

914-591-5888 
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Red Hat on River, billed as a French Bistro, is located at One Bridge Street, Irvington-on-Hudson, NY 10533 in one of the Westchester County River Towns.

From Red Hat on River: "In 2007 we were fortunate to have the opportunity to move to our spectacular waterfront home on Bridge Street. Our business has evolved and grown over the years, but our philosophy has remained the same: strive for excellence in food and service, use only the finest quality ingredients in our preparations, and create an atmosphere that sets us pleasantly apart from the rest. Our goal is to have our guests feel welcomed, well fed and well taken care of when they visit Red Hat. We believe dining out should be a respite from the daily routine and hope to provide that experience."

Restaurant Review
Live Music
Local, grass-fed, organic options including line caught, sustainable raised options
Parking = Convenient and easy
Vegetarian options
Waterfront Dining on the bank of the Hudson River

The word is Beautiful restaurant with amazing waterfront views. On a good weather day, dine outside or have drinks on the rooftop lounge or patio and take in the magnificent views of the Hudson River. Lunch or dinner, the staff is professional, the food is excellent, offering several organic options.


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 10533, Eclectic seasonal dishes, Irvington, NY, River Town in Westchester County, Restaurant Review, Family Restaurant, Kids Menu, Sunday Brunch, The word is, River City offers a varied New American menu, options for vegetarians River City Grille

914-591-2033 
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The River City Grille, serving Eclectic seasonal dishes, is located at 6 South Broadway, Irvington, NY 10533 a River Town in Westchester County.

From River City Grille: "River City Grille started the culinary explosion in Irvington back in 1998. It has been serving it's own blend of Eclectic American cuisine ever since. Using only the finest ingredients, River City prides itself on keeping it interesting with a menu that changes seasonally and food that is as appealing to the eye as it is to the palate. We offer over a dozen wines by the glass and our global wine list is reasonably priced, offering over 100 bottles. We also have an interesting selection of draft, bottle and large format beers. Our cocktail menu features both modern and classic cocktails."

Restaurant Review
Family Restaurant
Full Bar
Kids Menu
Noise level = Average
Sunday Brunch
Vegetarian options

The word is River City offers a varied New American menu with good options for vegetarians. The salads are very good and "the crispy goat cheese salad is absolutely delicious". Although prices, we "like the option of ordering half portions" and enjoy the "upbeat but casual atmosphere".


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

    Restaurants - Bistro & Wine Bar
    Restaurants - Café, Coffee Shops & Tea
    Restaurants - Chinese Food
    Restaurants - Greek Food
    Restaurants - Indian Cuisine
    Restaurants - Italian Cuisine
    Restaurants - Japanese & Sushi
    Restaurants - Pizza
    Restaurants - Sushi
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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 - Greek Food Cuisine
When eating Greek food, sharing the dinner is as important as the food itself. Greek food offers an ingenious way to make a simple and delicious meal out of fresh local ingredients. Find a Greek restaurant in Westchester.

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Restaurants - Indian Cuisine Cuisine
The unforgettable aroma of India is the fragrance of spices important to Indian food. The Indian cook has some twenty-five spices with which to mix the recognized combinations or "masalas" (a paste used in Indian food) basic to Indian cuisine.

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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 - 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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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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Irvington-on-Hudson
Westchester County
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View from Irvington-on-Hudson The Village of Irvington-on-Hudson, also known as Irvington, is located in the Town of Greenburgh in southwest Westchester County, New York. Irvington shares its western border with the Hudson River, Dobbs Ferry is to the south, and Scarsdale is northeast of Irvington. Irvington includes within its boundaries the community of Ardsley-on-Hudson. Ardsley-on-Hudson has its own zip-code and its own Metro-North station.

Starting in the 1850s, and largely due to Irvington's beautiful views of the Hudson River and its rural setting, many people, including wealthy New York City residents, began building large summer residences in the Village of Irvington.

"Close by Sunnyside is one of those marvelous villages with which America abounds: it has sprung up like a mushroom, and bears the name of Irvington, in compliment to the late master of Sunnyside. A dozen years ago not a solitary house was there, excepting that of Mr. Dearman, the farmer who owned the land. Piermont, directly opposite, was then the sole eastern terminus of the great New York and Erie Railway, and here seemed to be an eligible place for a village, as the Hudson River Railway was then almost completed. Mr. Dearman had one surveyed upon his lands; street were marked out, village lots were measured and defined; sales at enormous prices, which enriched the owner, were made, and now upon that farm, in pleasant cottages, surrounded by neat gardens, several hundred inhabitants are dwelling. One of the most picturesque of the station-houses upon the Hudson River Railway is there, and a ferry connects the village with Piermont. Morning and evening, when the trains depart for and arrive from New York, many handsome vehicles may be seen there." More about Irvington

MTA Metro-North Train Stations
For an easy commute to Grand Central Station in New York City from Irvington, take the train from either the Ardsley-on-Hudson or Irvington Train Station.

The MTA Metro-North in Ardsley-on-Hudson to Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan is 21.7 miles and takes an average of 35 to 54 minutes, depending on the time of day.

The MTA Metro-North in Irvington to Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan is 22.7 miles and takes an average of 37 to 56 minutes, depending on the time of day.

An MTA train ride from Grand Central Station in Manhattan to Ardsley-on-Hudson or Irvington stations in Westchester County, average 35 minutes to 47 minutes depending on the time of day.

Town Government
Irvington Village Hall is located at 85 Main Street, Irvington, NY 10533. "The Village of Irvington is governed by a five member Board of Trustees. The Board consists of a Mayor and four Trustees. The Mayor is the Chief Executive of the Village and is responsible for the conduct of public meetings and certain appointments. The Mayor and Trustees all have one equal vote for the adoption of resolutions. The day-to-day responsibility for the operations of the Village is performed by a full-time Village Administrator.

"Each fiscal year, the Mayor and Board of Trustees establish a concise list of priorities to address important issues or initiatives. The list provides a level of focus to the Board's activities and allows the community to see the activities of its elected officials. The priorities are subject to revision throughout the year."

Living in the Village of Irvington-on-Hudson
There are many things to do in and around Irvington-on-Hudson. Find activities, attractions, and places to go in the Village of Irvington N.Y. Visit one-of-a-kind "Mom & Pop Shops". As you walk down the main street of Irvington, toward the water, you will see beautiful views of the Hudson River ahead of you. After shopping, visit a park, and find a sunny spot to have a picnic lunch.

Visit a park in Irvington such as, Matthiessen Park, Memorial Park, Scenic Hudson Park, and Halsey Pond Park. Visit the Parks in Irvington-on-Hudson, sit by the water and look out at the boats, have a picnic, read and relax. Visit V.E. Macy Park, offering many fun cold-weather activities for things to do in the winter, or wonderful warm weather things to do in the summer.

Learn about The O'Hara Nature Center, with a mission "to promote the community's enjoyment and exploration of the woods; to educate and involve the community in understanding our local environment; and to demonstrate sustainable concepts that will inspire the community to live in balance with nature." Irvington also offers a Trailways Map for the Peter Oley Trailways System, a marked system of trails throughout hundreds of acres of open space in the Village of Irvington.

Find something to do with the kids this weekend in Westchester. Take the children to the playground at Matthiessen Park in Irvington. On warm days, bring a picnic packed with local fresh food from the Farmers Market in Irvington. Picnic at the park while looking out at the majestic Hudson River with views of the Tappan Zee Bridge in the background. If you're a golfer, play golf at one of the excellent golf courses in Ardsley-on-Hudson or other nearby towns; or if you love antiquing, visit the antique stores in Irvington. When its time to eat, select a cafe or one of the excellent Restaurants in Irvington, New York.

HISTORY OF IRVINGTON

History of Irvington
"The Village of Irvington was incorporated April 16, 1872. The territory of the village was part of the Bissightick track of the Van der Donck grant purchased by Frederick Phillipse in 1682. In 1817, Justice Dearman bought half of William Dutcher's farm and lived there until 1848 when it was sold to Gustavo F. Sanchi. In the same year, it was sold to John Jay, grandson of Justice John Jay, who arranged for it to be laid out in lots as the Village of Dearman. The lots were sold at public auction in New York City in 1850; the village of Dearman was formed. In 1854, Dearman, by popular vote, changed its name to "Irvington," honoring its beloved citizen, Washington Irvington, author of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle". Works by Louis Comfort Tiffany, who also lived here, can be seen in the town hall, library and the Irvington Presbyterian Church."
Source
Irvington Government and History at www.IrvingtonNY.gov

The Hudson, From, The Wilderness To The Sea, 1866
"Close by Sunnyside is one of those marvelous villages with which America abounds: it has sprung up like a mushroom, and bears the name of Irvington, in compliment to the late master of Sunnyside. A dozen years ago not a solitary house was there, excepting that of Mr. Dearman, the farmer who owned the land. Piermont, directly opposite, was then the sole eastern terminus of the great New York and Erie Railway, and here seemed to be an eligible place for a village, as the Hudson River Railway was then almost completed. Mr. Dearman had one surveyed upon his lands; street were marked out, village lots were measured and defined; sales at enormous prices, which enriched the owner, were made, and now upon that farm, in pleasant cottages, surrounded by neat gardens, several hundred inhabitants are dwelling. One of the most picturesque of the station-houses upon the Hudson River Railway is there, and a ferry connects the village with Piermont. Morning and evening, when the trains depart for and arrive from New York, many handsome vehicles may be seen there.

More About 19th Century Irvington
"Less than a mile below Irvington, and about half way between that village and Dobbs's Ferry, is the beautiful estate of Nevis, the home and property of the Honourable James A. Hamilton, eldest surviving son of the celebrated General Alexander Hamilton, one of the founders of the republic of the United States. It stands on the brow of the river slope, in the midst of a charming lawn, that extends from the highway to the Hudson, a distance of half a mile, and commands some of the finest and most extensive views of that portion of the river. The mansion is large, and its interior elegant. It presents many attractions to the lover of literature and art, aside from the delightful social atmosphere with which it is filled. There may be seen the library of General Hamilton, one of the choicest and most extensive in the country at the time of his death. There, too, may be seen a portrait of Washington, by Stuart, painted for General Hamilton, in 1798, when in expectation of a war with France, the United States organised a provisional government, and appointed him acting commanding general under the ex-president (Washington), who consented to be the chief."
Source
The Hudson, From, The Wilderness To The Sea
Author: Benson John Lossing
Publisher: Virtue and Yorston, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., March,1866

History and Antiquities
The following covers "History and Antiquities", a general collection of interesting facts, traditions, biographical sketches, and anecdotes about Westchester County and its towns. When reading the following, remember to keep in mind that this information was written approximately two hundred years ago. Population statistics and events have not been revised to reflect current events and perspective. We think this adds to the historical flavor and interest of the writings, giving a different perspective on much of this information and written in an "older world" writing style. "Historical Collections of the State of New York", Published by S. Tuttle, 194 Chatham-Square, 1841

    Irvington
    "Irvington, 50.8 m. (175 alt., 2,759 pop.), named for Washington Irving, is another metropolitan suburb ringed by wooded estates. Near the northern end of the village is (R) the Anna E. Poth Home for convalescent and aged members of the Companions of the Forest of America. The ornate brick mansion, hidden by a wall, was built in 1918 by Mrs. C. J. Walker (1867-1919), a pioneer Negro businesswoman. About 1905, when Mrs. Walker was a laundress in St. Louis, Missouri, she concocted a preparation to straighten tightly curled hair that revolutionized the appearance of members of her race. In 1910, she settled in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she established the Mme. C. J. Walker factory and laboratories for the manufacture of various cosmetics, and opened a training school for her agents and beauty culturists. Here interests were wide; in time her sales agents were acting as organizers of social welfare clubs and were carrying on educational propaganda of all kinds among Negroes. She eventually moved to New York and as 'Madame C. J. Walker of New York and Paris' became a leader in Harlem activities. A year after this house had been completed she died, leaving an estate worth more than $1,000,000, two-thirds of which went to educational institutions and charities. The house still contains her ivory-and-gold pipe organ, her tapestries, and some of her imported gold and ivory furniture.

    "Odell Inn (R), just south of the Main St. traffic booth, built about 1693, is now the superintendent's cottage of the Murray estate. When the Albany Post Road was opened in 1723, the one-and-a-half-story stone dwelling became a favorite stage stop. On August 31, 1776, the Committee of Safety of the State Convention met in the inn, then occupied by Jonathan Odell. Two months later the British took vengeance on Odell by destroying 1,000 bushels of his wheat, killing his hogs, cutting down his orchard, and carrying him off to a New York prison. In 1785 Odell bought the house and 463 acres from the Commissioners of Forfeiture, keeping the inn until his death in 1818."

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