indian village: Lighting the Way For Santa Claus in Ossining - 12/24/10 04:51 PM
Merry Christmas from New York. 
One of the things I love about where I live is a Christmas Eve tradition in my old neighborhood where the people line the streets with candles. It is a sight to behold in person, and even though it was late on a Christmas Eve, you can see other cars driving through in the video to see the lights for themselves. I always loved this as a child, and I was jazzed to show it to Catherine, my 6 year old daughter, for the first time tonight. We live in the adjacent neighborhood now. 

I have … (17 comments)

indian village: Christmas Vigil: Lighting the Way for Santa - 12/24/09 05:52 PM
Ossining Christmas Vigil: Lighting the Way for Santa
One of the really cool local traditions in my old neighborhood on Osage Drive and Susquehanna Rd was to put rows of candles out along the street to light the way for St Nicholas. As I was driving to my office on an elf errand around 11:30pm, I drove through the street to admire the view of the Holy Child's birthday candles. The photos do not do it justice; in person it is breathtaking.
This one is the view from Pleasantville Road as you turn in to Susquehanna Road. 

The candles light the way … (4 comments)

indian village: Ossining- Indian Village - 12/16/09 01:44 PM
One of the great neighborhoods in Ossining is known as the Indian Village. All of the streets have tribal names, such as Mohawk and Seneca Roads. I happened to grow up on Osage Drive. Although most of the streets are pre war, the majority of the homes are baby-boom era housing. In that respect the place is a bit like Levittown on Long Island; the original homes are slowly giving way to larger, expanded structures. 
Here are two homes on my street that are more or less in their original footprint. They happen to be the homes across the street from … (9 comments)

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