Ossining is the name of both a village and a township in Westchester County in the state of New York in the United States of America.


The village of Ossining lies within the township of the same name. As one of the smaller towns within Westchester County, Ossining is well known for its humbling diverse character. The variety of cultures, ethnicities, and socioeconomics has created a town that offers a unique glimpse of America’s melting pot. Along the Hudson River (just north of the Tappen Zee Bridge) and 30 miles north of New York City, Ossining is a great destination for those looking for a taste of metropolitan life in a suburban setting.

Get in

By plane

By car

Traveling by car is the most convenient way to get around the town, as it also makes traveling to nearby locations more efficient. If unavailable, renting a car through during a short-term stay may be helpful

By taxi

Whether you're going to the airport or coming home from a late-night dinner along the river, multiple taxi services are available for those who seek to travel distances unavailable by other means of transportation Most Taxi services charge $5 for intown destinations.

By train

By boat

By bus

Get around

Route 9 is called Highland Avenue in Ossining (in adjacent villages it is usually named Broadway). Cars are the most efficient way to get around town, although one can take advantage of the taxi and bus services.



Parks and Gardens

With approx. 130 acres of land devoted to recreational use, there are a variety of beautiful parks for kids, and even adults, to enjoy.


While one can find a variety of entertainment held throughout the year there are a few major annual events beloved by community members


Stores include Stop-n-Shop supermarket, DSW Shoes, Verizon Store, and CV S pharmacy. Dining includes an Italian restaurant, a hibachi steakhouse, an ice cream parlour, McDonald's, and Subway.

Stores include A&P supermarket, a hair salon, pharmacy/boutique store, wine & liquor store, and Chase bank. Dining includes a pizzeria, Carvel, Subway, Baskin Robins, Dunkin' Donuts, and a Japanese restaurant.


There is an amazing variety of restaurants, with ethnic food geography ranging from Northern European (German and Swiss) to South American (Peruvian, Mexican) with stops at Portugal and Italy. Italian-American cuisine is particularly delightful.









Stay safe

Dial 911 from any telephone for emergency police, medical, and fire services.

Go next

For those seeking adventure outside of Ossining, the surrounding NY area features numerous destination spots suitable for all.

Routes through Ossining

Albany Croton-on-Hudson  N  S  Briarcliff Manor New York City
Poughkeepsie Croton-on-Hudson  N  S  Briarcliff Manor New York City

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