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Haverstraw

The Village of Haverstraw is as historically rich as it is ethnically and culturally diverse. Known to locals as “the Village,” Downtown Haverstraw is set amidst a breathtaking natural landscape at the widest point of the Hudson River and in the shadow of the Palisades Escarpment’s crowning peak High Tor Mountain. The Village has a growing high-density population of over 12,000 people on a land area of two square miles, much of which is within a 10 minute walk of the Hudson River.

Haverstraw’s Vaudeville-era Broadway opera houses and stages hosted the theatrical debut of George M. Cohan, who then went on to create Broadway as we now know it. Saving High Tor from quarrying was not only the impetus for Pulitzer Prize winner Maxwell Anderson’s 1936 play named for the mountain, but led to the creation of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission and the creation of the first made-for-television film of the same name starring Bing Crosby and a budding Julie Andrews in 1956. Babe Ruth came to Haverstraw to star in one of many silent films made in and near the Village at facilities operated by founder of Paramount Adolph Zukor and theatre magnate and MGM creator Marcus Loew. Edward Hopper and the Hudson River School artists painted here. The Village remains a lure for historians, creatives and for those seeking a distinctive respite from mainstream suburban lifestyle.

Downtown Haverstraw citizens represent an ethnically diverse set of New Americans as well as generations of descendants from earlier migrant waves. The Village’s commercial corridors are bustling with small and family-owned businesses, light manufacturing, restaurants, entertainment, recreation and places of worship. Downtown is unique in that it has largely escaped the perils of urban renewal, leaving intact significant sections of its historic buildings, a varied housing stock of rental apartments, townhomes and single-family homes all comprising a vibrant, urban fabric. Unlike other northern suburbs, the Village boasts a high density of population and business, a human-scale and walkable street grid, the longest publically accessible waterfront in the mid-Hudson region, and Port Authority direct and local bus service as well as commuter ferry access to the MetroNorth Hudson Line and Grand Central Terminal.

The Village is best known for its extremely walkable street grid, which supports a large number of car-free households, and its eclectic mix of historic architecture from stately Second Empire mansions on Hudson Avenue and First Street to small Village Colonial homes from the eighteenth century, to grand mixed-use corner bank buildings in the business district.

Restaurants

5 Senses food truck
56 W. Broad St. Puerto Rican Fusion 845-200-1585

16 Front Street
16 Front St.
American Casual on the Waterfront
845-942-1616

Annabellas
54 Broadway
International
845-429-4900

Brisas Caribeñas
11 New Main St.
Spanish
845-553-9020

Delicias Latinas
4 West St.
Ecuadorean & International
845-429-6684

El Jalisco
17 Broadway
Authentic Mexican
845-786-2566

Empanadas Monumental
43 Main St.
Dominican
845-429-9300

Harbors at Haverstraw Marina
Dr. Girling Drive
845-429-1894

La Cascada
35 Main St.
Ecuadorean
845-429-0347

Latin Star
39 Broadway
Dominican
845-429-1113

Los Amigos
21 Main St.
Mexican
845-786-0492

Mariella’s
41 New Main St.
Italian/Pizza/Sports Bar
845-429-8800

Sabor Mexicano
11 Main St.
Authentic Mexican
845-429-2333

Tacos Marianita
10 West St.
Authentic Mexican
845-942-1295

Union Latino Bar & Restaurant
24 New Main St.
Latin Fusion
845-429-4354

Unoodles Snack Bar
14 Main St.
International
845-947-7625

Vito & Michael’s Gourmet Pizza
15 Broadway
914-429-9574

Attractions

Haverstraw Brick Museum
a museum dedicated to preserving the memories of an era gone by.
12 Main St. Haverstraw
845-947-3505
http://www.haverstrawbrickmuseum.org

Garner Arts Center
55 W. Railroad Ave, Garnerville, NY
845-947-1155

Shades Repertory Theater Company
64 New Main St. Haverstraw
845-675-8044
http://shadesrep.com

Shopping

Lucas Candies
NY’s oldest chocolate shop, celebrating 120 years.
6 Main Street, Haverstraw – 845-947-1220
http://www.lucascandies.com

Vilma’s Bakery
29 Main Street. 845-942-8200
www.vilmasbakery.com

Recreation

Haverstraw Marina
600 Beach Road, West Haverstraw
845-429-1894

Emeline Park on the waterfront
16 Front Street

Haverstraw Harbors at Haverstraw Sculpture Trail and Promenade
1000 Round Pointe Drive

Hi Tor Mountain State Park
Entrance in New City, NY
overlooks Haverstraw and the Hudson River
http://www.nynjtc.org/park/high-tor-state-park

Greenway Trail and Promenade
Broadway and Jefferson Street

Phillip J Rotella Golf Course
100 Thiells, Mt Ivy, NY
845-354-1616

Lodging

Bricktown Inn Bed and Breakfast
112 Hudson St. Haverstraw
845-429-8447
www.bricktowninnbnb.com

Casa Hudson Bed and Breakfast
34 First St. Haverstraw
845-219-1698
www.casahudsonny.com

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