6 N Water St, Ossining
6 N Water St, Ossining
It’s easy to see why two of the region’s most prominent families lived here for 100 years each.
In the early 1800’s, in the commercial, shipping and industrial hub called Sing Sing, the captains of ships, commerce, finance and industry built their homes on the 7 hilltops with the best river views.
The immediate family of the Van Wycks and Van Cortlandts, who built 6 N Water, had thousands of acres of land in Westchester and the Bronx from which to choose. They chose to build here.
The rare Federal Era details abound although the exterior was given a Second Empire makeover in the mid 1800’s. Every room has a distinct character and there are 9 fireplaces.
This home is equally suited for intimate family gatherings and grand entertaining. The grounds, porch, view, dining room, and front and rear parlors flowing together as one make the grand entertaining grand indeed.
You are a chip shot to the train station (express train to Grand Central is 42 minutes in non-COVID times), river front parks and performance stages, the Croton Aqueduct Trailway Park, restaurants, and the Shattemuc Yacht Club. See below for more on local amenities.
There are areas to make your creative dreams come true. The third floor was once finished and could be again, and a garage with a large art studio above where 4 generations of accomplished artists worked.
The 2.8 acre grounds includes a secluded Hudson River Valley rainforest plateau that would make an epic gazebo site with, of course, a breathtaking river view.
What's In the Area?
6 N Water St is close to a number of Ossining’s many parks and playgrounds. Here are a few, with driving distance to each (per Google Maps):
It’s just up the street from Snowden Avenue Park (fun playground, skate park), 3 minutes from waterfront parks Henry Gourdine and Louis Engel (playgrounds, walking paths, grills, beaches, spray park and more), 4 minutes to the Sing Sing Kill Greenway’s entrance on Central Ave (beautiful stroll in the Sing Sing Kill gorge), 5 minutes to Crawbuckie Park and Nature Preserve (winding trails along the Hudson River in a beautiful setting), 5 minutes to Nelson Park (large fields, great playground, tennis courts, .35 mile paved path) and Nelson Sitting Park (fun playground), 7 minutes to Cedar Lane Park (dog park, Cedar Lane Arts Center, Organic Community Garden and more), 7 minutes to Gerlach Park (playground, Aqueduct Trailway access), 8 minutes to Veteran’s Park (LOTS to do here). You can see pictures of each park at the links above.
You’re also across the street from the Shattemuc Yacht Club, 12 minutes to 1000-acre nature preserve Teatown Reservation, 4 minutes to the award-winning Ossining Public Library, and 3 minutes to the Ossining Rec Center (and indoor pool) and Main Street (Farmer’s Market and many restaurants, First Village Coffee and more).
Trains to NYC: It’s a 3 minute drive to the Ossining Train Station. Walking to the station takes 10 minutes. The fastest peak (non-COVID schedule) train takes 42 minutes to 42nd street (Grand Central).
Supermarkets: Your closest supermarket is CTown (in Ossining, great produce!), a 6-minute drive. You’re also 8 minutes in different directions from ShopRite (in Croton), ACME Markets (Briarcliff) and Stop & Shop (Ossining). You’re 10 minutes from Mrs. Greens (in Briarcliff, generally pricier organic food), 11 minutes from DeCicco (in Millwood, lots of tasty food and tons of craft beers), 20 minutes from 2 Whole Foods (in Chappaqua and White Plains) and 23 minutes from Trader Joe’s (Hartsdale). Wholesale clubs: BJ’s (in Yorktown) is 22 minutes, Costco in Yonkers is 25 minutes, and Costco in Port Chester is 30 minutes.
Supermarket Delivery to your home (with online purchases): Whole Foods delivers to Ossining through Amazon Prime. Stop & Shop and Shop Rite both deliver to Ossining, and Instacart offers delivery for many supermarkets, wholesale clubs, pharmacies and more.
For more on the Ossining area, check out our tours on Youtube: Ossining Main Street Tour, Town of Ossining Tour and Old Village Neighborhood Tour. Boxwood is in Ossining’s Old Village neighborhood, which includes Main Street.
What's there to do in Ossining?
We have written quite a few articles on things to do in Ossining. These will give you a sense of what you can expect if you’re unfamiliar with our diverse Rivertown. Due to Covid-19, some of these activities are delayed, modified or canceled for 2020.
Get some ideas of what to do if you’re in town for a day (and want to sample a lot of food). Take one of the village’s free tours. See Ossining’s annual celebrations and festivals. Check out some of the summer camps perenially available to children in town. Feast your eyes on pictures of the weekly farmers market, and read more about the market here. Brainstorm some ideas for things to do with the kids, in the fall, or around Halloween.
Meet some of Ossining’s business owners. Get a taste for Ossining’s history with these 12 fun facts. Instagram user? Here are 10 Ossining accounts every resident should follow. Learn more about Ossining’s various neighborhoods. Finally, see a complete list of restaurants in town (not including pizza, delis, Chinese or fast food) and a list of restaurants with outdoor seating.
We generally (apart from Covid) have our event calendar full of local events every week of the year.
Any questions? Ask Eric – contact info on this page.
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