Tarrytown, New York
Tarrytown is part of the town of Greenburgh, and covers an area of about 5.7 square miles – including 3 square miles of land and 2.7 square miles of water. Tarrytown, the setting for author Washington Irving’s story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” has myriad points of interest in terms of arts and culture, history and recreation. The circa-1885 Tarrytown Music Hall on Main Street is a place of pride for residents. The historic, 843-seat music hall, which has attracted as its patrons the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts and Goulds, had a sweet beginning: it was built by chocolate manufacturer William Wallace. Other points of interest include the scenic Tarrytown Reservoir, Washington Irving’s historic home, known as Sunnyside, and Lyndhurst, the expansive, Gothic Revival mansion formerly owned by American railroad builder and financier Jay Gould. Tarrytown offers a 40-minute commute by train into Manhattan.