Site A: 64-68 Beekman Avenue
This site is located on upper Beekman (eastern end) on the south side of the block between Washington and Cortlandt Streets. It is situated across from the Morse Elementary School and playground. Beekman is lined with low rise mixed use buildings, with ground floor commercial spaces including restaurants, laundromats, bodegas, and other retail stores.
Rental apartments are usually located on the upper floors. There is on street parking and the parking lot at the school can be used off hours. There is a Westchester Bee-Line bus stop directly in front of the site on Beekman; the number 13 bus that runs between Ossining and Port Chester. The Tarrytown train station is a 15 minute walk (.7 miles) from the site. The site is composed of two adjacent empty lots that have been vacant for approximately the last decade. The previous building burnt down.
Three groups chose to revision this site and their projects included a fun housing complex, a public park/communal gathering area and an community creative space with art studio/clothing store.
Group 1 (Sebastian, Jeremy & Jayden) chose to design a fun Housing Complex with a go-kart track and trampoline.
Hear about their design in their own words!
Group 3 (Kaia, Addie & Eliza) envisioned a Public Park/communal gathering area filled with sculptures, art, a cafe, restaurant and green space.
Listen to their thoughts in the video below!
Group 8 (Anu & Isabella) designed an art studio and clothing store around a central courtyard with a stage and pond which they hope will be a great gathering space for the community to come together and be creative.
To learn more about the Revisioning Sleepy Hollow’s Vacant Spaces program and to see the projects designed for the other 3 sites, visit archforkids.com/specialprogramsh
This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by ArtsWestchester.