The Tarrytown Daily News

Once, newspapers flourished in America. Across the country, from major cities to small towns, the written press was the primary source of news, both local and global. Almost every household took a newspaper, many becoming so popular, there were often evening as well as morning editions. In the pre-digital age, newspapers offered everything from sports news, entertainment listings and local business information to social gossip. … Continue reading The Tarrytown Daily News

Beekmantown, 1822

Ownership of the Upper Mills, (and land known today as Philipsburg Manor) once belonged to British sympathizer Frederick Philipse the third, who fled America after the Revolution. The families vast holdings were confiscated and eventually sold off piece by piece. The Mills were purchased by Gerard G. Beekman Jr. a prominent New York businessman. The new Beekman estate expanded 900 acres and included present day … Continue reading Beekmantown, 1822

Ronnie Levine

Artist and author Ronnie Levine has been painting Tarrytown and the surrounding Westchester area since 1997. Her work often captures the idyllic serenity and day-to-day scenes of Main Street. Along with her artwork, she has beautifully updated the 30 foot wide mural inside Main Street Sweets Ice Cream Shop located at 35 Main Street. Her work is often found in the shops and storefront windows … Continue reading Ronnie Levine

Abel T. Stewart, 1863

Shortly after The Battle of Gettysburg in July of 1863, the Civil War Draft riots broke out in New York City. Angry working class citizens responded to the draft with extreme violence and murderous rage. As the mob burned through the city, some took it upon themselves to push further north to Tarrytown to destroy the Provost Marshal’s house, where the Westchester draft records were … Continue reading Abel T. Stewart, 1863

A Brief History of Tarrytown, 1880

Published in 1880 to coincide with the centenary of the capture of Major André in September, 1780, this slight volume of just 24 pages, laid out a brief history of the village, focusing on the dramatic events of September 23rd. The volume came with a reproduction map ‘of Tarrytown as it was one hundred years ago’, notable for the spelling of the village as ‘Tarwe-town’, … Continue reading A Brief History of Tarrytown, 1880