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Croton-on-Hudson

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10520, Coffee, cafe, coffee, baked goods, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, The word is, great neighborhood coffee house | Westchester 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.

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Serving breakfast, lunch, and in early evening Black Cow Coffee Company - Croton-on-Hudson | Westchester restaurant review, website and more . . .


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10520, real ice cream, home-made soups, Croton-on-Hudson, NY,  pure, natural ingredients, our own garden, Restaurant Review, Local ingredients, Outdoor seating, The word is, best ice cream made from all local and pure ingredients | Westchester Blue Pig Ice Cream Shop

914-271-3850 
  The Blue Pig, serving real ice cream made without chemicals and home-made soups, is located at 121 Maple Street, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 in northern Westchester County.

From The Blue Pig: The Way We Do It
"All of our ice cream is made from a specialty mix of milk and cream from Hudson Valley Fresh (free from steroids/antibiotics, high fructose corn syrup, and gums). Hudson Valley Fresh is a not-for-profit dairy cooperative formed in 1998 to preserve nine family-owned farms in Duchess and Columbia Counties. Dedicated to quality, sustainability, and local production, Hudson Valley Fresh is the only dairy source I would ever consider for our ice cream.

"When I first bought the Blue Pig in 2010, I decided that local dairy, fresh produce, and environmentally-friendly practices were my top priorities. I chose Hudson Valley Fresh as my dairy source in conjunction with Boice Dairy for processing, unlike most ice cream stores which use factory-farm milk and ingredients from a can. As I like to say, 'Your ice cream can only be as good as your milk'. Hudson Valley Fresh’s milk is 36 hours from pasture to dairy, which is how we know it’s the best tasting, the best for you, and the best for our local farmers. Blue Pig Ice Cream Shop | Westchester restaurant review, website and more . . .


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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 | Westchester 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." Croton Colonial Diner | Westchester restaurant review, website and more . . .


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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 | Westchester Gaetano's Italian Grille

914-271-3133 
  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." Gaetano's Italian Grille | Westchester restaurant review, website and more . . .


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10520, New American cuisine, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, Westchester River Town, northern Westchester County, Restaurant Review, Cuisine = New American, Outdoor dining, Sunday Brunch, The word is, Rave reviews, exceptional dining experience | Westchester Hopscotch

914-271-1100 
  Hopscotch, serving innovative New American cuisine, is located at 8 Old Post Road South, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 a Westchester River Town in northern Westchester County.

From Hopscotch: "Mr. Hart’s food is not for the timid. His creative streak can produce a felicitous combination" New York Times. Hopscotch | Westchester restaurant review, website and more . . .


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10520, Best of Westchester, authentic southern BBQ restaurant in northern Westchester, good BBQ, ribs, pulled pork, fried green tomatoes, fresh smoked foods, low and slow BBQ, menus, Catering, Live Music, Restaurant Review | Westchester Memphis Mae's BBQ Bistro

914-271-0125 
  Memphis Mae’s BBQ Bistro is located at 173 South Riverside Ave, Croton Commons, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 in northern Westchester County.

"Memphis Mae's is the first authentic southern BBQ restaurant in northern Westchester County. But Mae's is much more than finger lickin' good BBQ – it is an eclectic delectable collection of down-home comfort food served in a warm bistro-style setting. Some of our most popular dishes include Memphis ribs, Texas brisket, Carolina pulled pork, Georgian fried green tomatoes, Mississippi catfish, fried oyster Po'Boys, blueberry cobbler and Mae's famous "Nana Puddin" (banana pudding!) Mae's multiple wood smokers operate 24 hours a day to provide fresh smoked foods everyday. We also have a variety of Vegetarian options as well as an extensive Gluten Free Menu. Memphis Mae's BBQ Bistro | Westchester restaurant review, website and more . . .


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10520, Bar & Grill, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, award winning Hudson Valley landmark,  oysters, Restaurant Review, BYOB, Organic and wild fish options, The word is, Rave reviews, cozy BYOB restaurant serving seafood with several organic and wild fish options | Westchester Ocean House "Oyster Bar & Grill"

914-271-0702 
  Oyster House Bar & Grill is located at 49 North Riverside Ave, (Route 9A) in Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 in northern Westchester County.

From Oyster House: "When Brian and Paula Galvin met way back in the 80s working at a neighborhood fish house in Chappaqua, NY they never knew that one day they would be the owners of their own fresh seafood restaurant in Croton-on-Hudson, NY. The ensuing twenty-five years of working in fine restaurants and traveling the food centers of the world helped them grow to understand and love the business of providing excellent food and gracious hospitality, while annual summer vacations in Martha’s Vineyard fed their love of New England fare. Ocean House  "Oyster Bar & Grill" | Westchester restaurant review, website and more . . .


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

914-271-8988 
  Samurai, serving Japanese cuisine is located at 352 South Riverside Ave, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 in northern Westchester County. Samurai  "Hibachi & Sushi" | Westchester restaurant review, website and more . . .


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10520, Restaurant & Wine Bar, Moroccan-French Bistro, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, casual French, seasonings of North Africa, Restaurant Review, The word is, delicious dishes of Moroccan - French cuisine | Westchester Tagine Restaurant & Wine Bar "Moroccan-French"

914-827-9393 
  Tagine Restaurant & Wine Bar, a Moroccan-French Bistro, is located at 120 Grand Street, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 in northern Westchester County.

From Tagine Restaurant: "The foundation of any successful restaurant venture is a secure, affordable location. When the 120 Grand Street lease became available, Jonathan and Craig ran out of excuses for not doing this restaurant which had been in their thoughts for so long. So here it is– a blend of casual French with the surprising seasonings of North Africa – their long anticipated restaurant venture, Tagine." Tagine Restaurant & Wine Bar  "Moroccan-French" | Westchester restaurant review, website and more . . .


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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 | Westchester 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. Tavern at Croton Landing | Westchester restaurant review, website and more . . .


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

914-271-2920 
  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. Tenampa Restaurant | Westchester  website and more . . .


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10520, Cafe, Eclectic cuisine, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, Umami Cafe, ümami in each dish, Restaurant Review, Outdoor Dining, Vegetarian options, good food, healthy options, Kids coloring books and crayons | Westchester Umami Cafe

914-271-5555 
  Umami Cafe, serving Eclectic cuisine, is located at 325 South Riverside Ave, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 in northern Westchester County.

From Umami Cafe: "menü philosophy: Many of menu choices are original creations or re-interpretations of dishes from around the world. The common theme is an abundance of ümami in each dish. Some of the choices are highly seasoned; please ask your server for guidance. If you wish, sample more items, order all starter plates as a meal, let the prices and your server help you judge the right balance between portion size and/or your appetite at the moment. Our goal is to serve you quality food prepared in a variety of cultural styles at a fair prices with a welcoming, relaxed manner of service." Umami Cafe | Westchester restaurant review, website and more . . .


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Croton-on-Hudson

Westchester County


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New American cuisine has its roots in California cuisine. New American food, often similar to Contemporary American, emphasizes a seasonal menu. Dishes are often created based on the availability of fresh ingredients from local farmers and ranchers.

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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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Barbecue, barbeque, bar-b-q, and BBQ all refer to a cooking method, an outdoor gathering with food, and often to any food cooked outdoors. Barbecue uses indirect heat and a slow process breaking down (often tough) cuts of meat into tender morsels.

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About Croton-on-Hudson

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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