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Briarcliff Manor, NY: a village “between two rivers”

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Residents of Briarcliff Manor use Scarborough Station on the Metro-North Railroad’s Hudson Line to head north or to Grand Central Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, a journey that takes about an hour.

The pandemic has caused changes to schedules and fares system-wide, with only off-peak timetables and fares in effect until the end of 2021. A one-way ticket to Grand Central Terminal purchased at the advance costs $ 11.25; the cost is $ 7.25 for seniors and $ 5.75 for children. A monthly pass costs $ 322.

Annual station parking passes, issued by the village, are $ 600 for residents or $ 1,000 for non-residents.

Originally from the Sint Sincks, a Native American tribe of the Wappinger Confederacy, the area was known as Whitson’s Corners by its early European settlers. An estate within has been named Brier Cliff by its owner, Reverend John David Ogilby, founder of the village’s All Saints Episcopal Church. In the late 1800s, Walter W. Law, a wealthy furniture and carpet manager, established a dairy farm and water bottling facility there, building a village for his workers which he called Briarcliff Manor. ; it was incorporated in 1902.

Scarborough, a historic district included in the National Register of Historic Places, runs along Route 9 from Sleepy Hollow to Ossining, and is known for its examples of English Gothic, Greek Revival, and Italian Renaissance architecture. All Saints Episcopal Church, a Gothic structure on Scarborough Road dating from the 1850s, is individually noted in the register.

With its lush green spaces, the village was a favorite vacation spot for wealthy families like the Vanderbilts, Astors and Rockefellers. The centerpiece of what is now the Sleepy Hollow Country Club, off Route 9, is a late 19th-century estate designed by McKim, Mead & White for the founder of the New York State Bar Association.

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