This website truly is about you. What makes Ossining great is the people who live and work here; the people who choose Ossining over everywhere else on earth. Everything we highlight on this website, from the parks and playgrounds, to the businesses, events, activities and more, exists because of people committing to a vision for something better for themselves and their community, and seeing it through to completion! So we thank you for that. With this website, we just want to make it all easier to find and enjoy, bring Ossining closer together, and publicize all of the wonderful things available to Ossining residents.
Hi! I’m Will. My dad, Eric Schatz, had the idea for InOssining.com sometime back in the 90’s. A real estate agent and Ossining resident for most of his life, he wanted to bring together everything great about living in Ossining. A resource to share both with people thinking about moving here, and people who already live here.
The pieces finally fell into place in 2017, when my wife Ana and I realized we had the right combination of abilities and experience to build and launch the website. I’ve been helping companies get customers and clients online for 8 years, and my wife is a photographer and blogger who’s taken hundreds of thousands of pictures and generated millions of visitors to her own blogs and her articles on what used to be About.com.
For a few months we drove around Ossining’s various neighborhoods, visited all of the parks and the playgrounds, and took thousands of pictures (with the help of our 2 kids) and pages of notes. With the raw material in hand, we turned it all into v. 1 of InOssining.com. A year and a half later, the site has matured a bit. We have 2,000+ pictures, 50+ posts, 22 neighborhood pages, 1,500+ individual events, 19 park pages, video tours, and real estate info, all focused on our (not so) little town of Ossining.