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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.

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.

Events in Haverstraw

Exploring The Haverstraws

5 Senses food truck
56 W. Broad St.
(845) 200-1585
Catch on the Hudson Waterfront Bar & Grill
16 Front Street
(845) 942-1616
Annabellas
54 Broadway
(845) 429-4900
Brisas Caribeñas
11 New Main St.
(845) 553-9020
Delicias Latinas
4 West St.
(845) 429-6684
El Jalisco
17 Broadway
(845) 786-2566
Empanadas Monumental
43 Main St.
(845) 429-9300
Harbors at Haverstraw
Marina Dr. Girling Drive
(845) 429-1894
La Cascada
35 Main St.
(845) 429-0347
Latin Star
39 Broadway
(845) 429-1113
Los Amigos
21 Main St.
(845) 786-0492
Mariella’s
41 New Main St.
(845) 429-8800
Sabor Mexicano
11 Main St.
(845) 429-2333
Tacos Marianita
10 West St.
(845) 942-1295
Union Latino Bar & Restaurant
24 New Main St.
(845) 429-4354
Unoodles Snack Bar
14 Main St.
(845) 947-7625
Haverstraw Brick Museum
Address: 12 Main St. Haverstraw
Phone: (845) 947-3505
A museum dedicated to preserving the memories of an era gone by.
Garner Arts Center
Address: 55 W. Railroad Ave, Garnerville, NY
Phone: (845) 947-1155
Shades Repertory Theater Company
Address: 64 New Main St. Haverstraw
Phone: (845) 675-8044
Lucas Candies NY’s oldest chocolate shop
6 Main Street, Haverstraw
(845) 947-1220
Vilma’s Bakery
29 Main Street.
(845) 942-8200
Haverstraw Marina
Address: 600 Beach Road, West Haverstraw
Phone: (845) 429-1894
Emeline Park on the waterfront
Address: 16 Front Street
Haverstraw Harbors at Haverstraw Sculpture Trail and Promenade
Address: 1000 Round Pointe Drive
Hi Tor Mountain State Park
Address: Entrance in New City, NY
Greenway Trail and Promenade
Address: Broadway and Jefferson Street
Phillip J Rotella Golf Course
Address: 100 Thiells, Mt Ivy, NY
Phone: (845) 354-1616
Bricktown Inn Bed and Breakfast
112 Hudson St. Haverstraw
(845) 429-8447
Casa Hudson Bed and Breakfast
34 First St. Haverstraw
(845) 219-1698

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