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Purchase is a small town in Westchester County, New York, home to State University of New York at Purchase and Manhattanville College, and the headquarters of PepsiCo.

A pleasant springtime view of Manhattanville College; the building in the picture is Reid Hall

Get inEdit

By carEdit

From points south: Take the Hutchinson River Parkway and exit onto Lincoln Av.

From points west: Take the Cross-Westchester Expressway (I-287) and exit onto Anderson Hill Road.

From Connecticut: Take the Merritt Parkway, which becomes the Hutchinson River Parkway, and exit onto Lincoln Av., or take the Connecticut Turnpike.

From points due north (and inland from the Hudson River and the Long Island Sound), I-684 is a good road that seldom backs up.

By busEdit

Take the Bee-Line Westchester County #12 bus from the White Plains TransCenter, Lane B (across from the Metro North train station). Download a schedule from this page. Service ends early, with the last bus scheduled to leave the TransCenter at 6:10 PM on weekdays, 5:40 on Saturdays and 5:00 on Sundays.

By planeEdit

Westchester County Airport (HPN IATA) is right beyond the SUNY at Purchase campus, on the border with Connecticut.

Get aroundEdit

To get around Purchase, unless you are just going from one building to another on an academic mall, will require at a minimum a bicycle and, more likely, a motorized vehicle. It is not very feasible to walk the long distances within Purchase or between Purchase and neighboring towns.

By busEdit

The Westchester County 12 bus stops at both SUNY at Purchase and Manhattanville College, connecting them with the Metro-North Train Station in White Plains, but it is not useful to travel to diners on Anderson Hill Road, etc.

By taxiEdit

If you need a taxi, you have to call one. You will not be able to flag cabs down on the street. Ask the people wherever you are who you should call; everyone who's ever needed a cab is likely to know.

SeeEdit

 
PepsiCo Headquarters
  • 1 Neuberger Museum of Art, 735 Anderson Hill Rd (On the campus of SUNY at Purchase), +1 914-251-6100 (operator available M-F 8:30AM-5:30PM), +1 914-251-6117 (operator available S and Su 11AM-5PM). T-F, 10AM-4PM; S and Su, 11AM-5PM. Features modern, contemporary, and African art.    
  • 2 Donald M Kendall Sculpture Gardens, 700 Anderson Hill Rd (PepsiCo), +1 914 253-3433. April–October 7AM-7PM and November–March 7AM-4:30PM. Corporate collection of PepsiCo, comprising more than 40 major sculptures among 12 gardens. Reopened in March 2017 following renovations. Free admission.    

DoEdit

 
A view of the SUNY at Purchase Performing Arts Center from the main plaza. Its acoustics are better than its looks.
  • SUNY at Purchase Performing Arts Center, 735 Anderson Hill Rd, +1 914 251-6200, fax: +1 914-251-6171, . The Performing Arts Center has a full season of professional performances in music, dance, and theater, and also screens movies. There are also some student performances in the PAC. SUNY at Purchase is generally considered the top undergraduate SUNY school for music, dance and theater, and also has graduate programs in music and dance, among other subjects.

BuyEdit

EatEdit

Purchase does not have a wide variety of food options. However, there are a few (2 to 4) restaurants down Anderson Hill Road past Purchase Street. In addition, there are two colleges in Purchase (SUNY at Purchase and Manhattanville) which possess college food for students to eat.

DrinkEdit

SleepEdit

If you need to sleep over at SUNY at Purchase or Manhattanville College and don't have a friend you can stay with, you may be able to pay for a room on campus overnight, or if you are a visiting lecturer, the university may put you up in one as part of your compensation. Otherwise, you might want to check accommodation options in nearby towns like those mentioned in "Go next."

Go nextEdit

Purchase is not far from the Long Island Sound, where there are several nearby well-to-do towns with charming houses, Sound views, and hills, including Greenwich, Connecticut; Rye; and Mamaroneck.

White Plains is much less picturesque, but it's where the nearest easily accessible Metro-North station lies, and from there, a train ride to Manhattan takes about 30-40 minutes.

Port Chester, the nearest town on the Long Island Sound, though not quite as charming as other towns on the Sound mentioned above, has another train station, on the New Haven Line, which connects New York City with New Haven, Connecticut.

Routes through Purchase
White PlainsWest Harrison  W   E  RyeEND
BrewsterBedford  N   S  END
New HavenRye Brook  N   S  White Plains/HarrisonNew York City


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