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Tarrytown, New York

Tarrytown is a village (town of Greenburgh) in Westchester County, New York on the eastern bank of the Hudson River, about 25 miles north of midtown Manhattan. Located where the Tappan Zee Bridge (currently being rebuilt) crosses the Hudson River and served by Metro North’s Hudson Line. To the north of Tarrytown is the village of Sleepy Hollow (formerly “North Tarrytown”), and to the south the village of Irvington.

The population was 11,277 at the 2010 census.

Tarrytown was ranked second in the list of the top 10 places to live in New York State for 2014 according to the national online real estate brokerage Movoto.

Nearby Irvington author and celebrity, Washington Irving, described Tarrytown in his famous 1820 story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”.

“In the bosom of one of those spacious coves which indent the eastern shore of the Hudson, at that broad expansion of the river denominated by the ancient Dutch navigators of the Tappan Zee, and where they always prudently shortened sail and implored the protection of St. Nicholas when they crossed, there lies a small market town or rural port which by some is called Greenburgh, but which is more generally and properly known by the name of Tarry Town.”

Tarrytown has access to highways I-87 and I-287, and is the site of the eastern end of the New York State Thruway’s Tappan Zee Bridge. I-87 continues south to New York City, while I-287 heads east across Westchester to link up with the Saw Mill River Parkway, the Taconic State Parkway, the Sprain Brook Parkway, the Merritt Parkway/Hutchinson River Parkway and I-95.

Tarrytown railway station is served by Metro-North Railroad commuter service. Metro-North trains go to New York City’s Grand Central Terminal, and also go as far north as Poughkeepsie. Tarrytown is a major stop on the Hudson Line due to a large number of commuters crossing the Tappan Zee Bridge from Rockland County to catch express service to Manhattan.

Bee-Line Bus System service is also provided within Tarrytown

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• Total     5.7 sq mi (14.7 km2)
• Land     3.0 sq mi (7.7 km2)
• Water     2.7 sq mi (7.0 km2)
Population (2010)
• Total     11,277
• Density     2,000/sq mi (770/km2)
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