The Village of Briarcliff Manor, New York the “Village between two rivers” was incorporated by New York City merchant Walter Law in 1902 who first bought 200-plus acres and over the years added more land until eventually owning more than 5,000 acres. The Village is located in Westchester County, nestled along the historic and scenic Hudson River. With 5 3/4 square miles of land, the Village offers a rustic residential environment within easy commuting distance to Manhattan and all that New York City has to offer. Less than thirty (30) miles north of Manhattan,
Briarcliff Manor is easily accessible via Route 9, Route 9A, Route 100, Saw Mill River Parkway, and Taconic State Parkway. Metro-North railroad makes regular stops at the Village's Scarborough Train Station, providing many residents with the opportunity to commute to New York City by train. The Village is served by two exceptional public school districts the Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District and the Ossining School District.
The Village's Central Business District is a quaint, tree-lined commercial area offering charming shops, restaurants and convenient services. With brick sidewalks, free parking, period street lighting and a pocket park the area is one of the most desirable in the region.
The Village's population was 7,696 according to the 2000 U.S. Census. Briarcliff Manor is situated within the Town of Ossining and the Town of Mount Pleasant, with over 91% of the residents in the Town of Ossining.
The Village's government offers a full-range of services and is led by an elected Mayor and four (4) Trustees, all elected at-large to two (2) year terms. A professionally appointed Village Manager works full-time to manage the day-to-day affairs of the community.
The Village of Briarcliff Manor communicates regularly with its residents through a variety of different methods. Among these include the monthly newsletter published by the Village Board of Trustees known as the Manor Monthly. Additionally, the Village of Briarcliff Manor updates its cable television channel daily which includes numerous updates concerning Village government affairs, programs and notifications. Briarcliff Manor Channel 78 provides residents with an opportunity to view live Board of Trustees regular meetings, review Board agendas, obtain public meeting schedules, access program notices and other up-to-date information. The Village also publishes legal notices in the Journal News and in the Gazette to notify residents of public hearings and other important issues.
One of the proudest accomplishments of the Village of Briarcliff Manor has been its ability to carefully and creatively balance development with the preservation of open space and the Village's historic character. In fact, the Village itself owns and maintains over 172 acres of active and passive parkland.
For more historical information please visit the Briarcliff Manor-Scarborough Historical Society in the Eileen Weber Room located on the lower level of the Briarcliff Manor Public Library and Community Center.