in 1879, Hastings-on-Hudson is situated on the east bank of the
scenic Hudson River with spectacular views of the Palisades.
Hastings is 19 miles from Grand Central Station, a 34 minute ride,
and is served by Metro-North. The Saw Mill River Parkway on the
eastern border gives access to all of Westchester County's major
highways. Bus lines run to White Plains, Tarrytown, Yonkers and New
York City. The John W. Draper Observatory, the home of Jasper
Cropsey (a National Historic Landmark) and the Gallery in
Hastings-on-Hudson (in the Municipal Building) exhibit many
well-known artists. The beautiful library is well-equipped and its
front lawn is adorned with a bronze sculpture by former Hastings
resident, Jacques Lipschitz. The library was completed in 1967.
Recreational facilities are well-provided for in the various parks
and the Community Center Building. A large tract of virgin
woods, known as Hillside Park, has a skating pond with a shelter, a
swimming pool complex for use by Hastings residents and a nature
walk. Adjacent and to the east is St. Andrew's Golf Club, the oldest
golf course in the United States. And to the south is the Sprain
Brook public course. There are also two yacht clubs that maintain
moorings in the Hudson River, and the Hudson River Tennis Club
provides year-round courts.