community (coterminous town-village) in Westchester County, New York, United States

Harrison is a town and village in Westchester County, New York.

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Harrison is located in Westchester County and bordered by White Plains, Rye town, Rye city and Mamaroneck. The New England Thruway (I-95) runs through the town (without any interchanges) as well as the Cross Westchester Expressway and the Hutchinson River Parkway. In addition, I-684 passes through Harrison and ends at the Cross Westchester Expressway and the Hutchinson Parkway.

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Airports closest to Harrison, NY are JFK and LaGuardia. If you are flying in from somewhere local such as Florida, you can fly into Westchester Airport. One can also fly into Newark Airport but it is the farthest of the four.

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When coming from the north on I-95, take Exit 19 and when coming from the south, take Exit 21.

By train edit

  • 1 Harrison railway station, 452 Halstead Avenue.    

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Map of Harrison (New York)

You can walk around the town of Harrison. The most common way to get around is by car but there are taxi services available. Children often ride bicycles. There are various parking lots throughout the town and street parking.

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  • Ron Belmont Pool Complex (in John Passidomo Park). This resort includes a main pool with a zero-gravity entrance that goes up to depths of six feet, a young children's pool that goes up to depths of 12 inches, and two plastic water slides (one open and one closed). There is also a snack-bar and outdoor dining area.
  • Haunted Dead End, 311 Gainsborg Ave. (Only on Halloween). Every Halloween, a group of family and friends set up one of the most freightening experiences for anyone who is in the area. This isn't your typical haunted house walkthough, yet more of a stage full of actors covered in the terrifying costumes, chasing around trick-or-treaters up and down the block.
  • Silver Lake. (During some parts of the winter). On the border of West Harrison rests Silver Lake, where with the proper permits and a small boat you can fish on the lake during the spring and summer. Also during the winter when there is a period of consecutive days under freezing temperatures, the lake will freeze and town officials allow people to skate on the lake.

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There are many shops in the town of Harrison. If you are looking for clothing stores, the town of Rye has many and is about a 5-minute drive.

Harrison- Gold Rush Jewelers, Harrison Smoke Shop, Verizon

Rye- Victoria's Secret, Havana Jeans, Longford's Ice Cream, Shoes N More, Rhythm in Rye

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Breakfast: Harrison has some wonderful restaurants. Stay away from the Harrison Bagel Shop because there have been cockroach sightings!

  • 1 TNT Luncheonette, 244 Harrison Ave, +1 914-835-9873. M–Sa 6:30AM–2PM, Su 6:30AM–1PM. If you are looking for a breakfast/ lunch place, TNT is a cozy space with a traditional diner-style counter and bar stools, and a small area in the back with a few chairs and tables. The diner offers cereals, eggs, toast, home fries, bacon and other breakfast staples. The friendly owners and waitstaff has garnered the restaurant a loyal customer base. With its reasonable prices, customers can snag lunch for under $5 and lunch for under $10.
  • 2 Sofia's Pizza & Restaurant, 212 Harrison Ave, +1 914-835-2953, . Tu–Sa 11AM–10PM, Su noon–10PM, closed M.
  • 3 Pizza 2000, 337 Halstead Ave, +1 914-835-8000. M–Th 10AM–10PM, F Sa 10AM–11PM, Su 11AM–10PM.
  • 4 ReAldo's Pizzeria & Restaurant, 125 Halstead Ave, +1 914-835-5280. Su–Th 10AM–10PM, F Sa 10AM–11PM.
  • 5 Amici's Italian Deli, 127 Halstead Ave, +1 914-381-8383. M–Sa 6:30AM–3PM, Su 8AM–3PM.
  • 6 Taku Chens, 371 Halstead Ave, +1 914-835-2424. M–Sa 11AM–10PM, 11:30AM–10PM. Chinese.
  • 7 Trattoria Vivolo, 301 Halstead Ave, +1 914-835-6199. Tu–Th noon–9:30PM, F Sa noon–10PM, Su noon–9PM. Authentic Italian restaurant in an old cable car.
  • 8 Aquario, 141 Lake St, West Harrison, +1 914-287-0220, . noon–3PM & 5–10:30PM daily. Another upscale restaurant that offers fine Portuguese and Brazilian cuisine. The menu and prices change regularly due to picking the freshest foods in season, yet normally prices range from $20-50 per meal.

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  • 1 Uncle Henry's, 309-311 Halstead Ave, +1 914-835-0804. M–Th 4–10PM, F 4–11PM, Sa 11:30–10:30PM, Su 10:30AM–10PM. Casual jeans and sneaker attire. Lots of locals.

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  • New York City is about a 35-minute drive from Harrison or about a 50-minute train ride. The Harrison train station goes to New York City on the New Haven line.
  • White Plains – about a 20-minute drive from Harrison
  • Rye Brook
  • Rye – Rye Playland features rides, beach and boardwalk, swimming pool, miniature golf, and ice skating
Routes through Harrison
New HavenPurchase  N   S  ScarsdaleNew York City
ENDWhite Plains  N   S  MamaroneckEND

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